Nick McWilliams reporting – Buckeye Career Center’s Pancakes with Parents opportunity for fellowship and connection between parents and students netted record-breaking numbers in 2023.

This year, 752 attendees were on hand to enjoy a breakfast consisting of two pancakes, sausage, a drink, and a complimentary BCC mug.

That was over 300 more attendees than were on hand in 2019.

The event not only brings together families for a meal, but also allows parents and guardians a look inside the career center, including up-close looks at students’ labs and explanations of their daily expectations while they learn a skill for a future career.

Pancakes were prepared by Superintendent Bob Alsept, Director of Curriculum Frank Polen, and Maintenance Supervisor Dan Bailey.

Alsept thanked Kent State University Tuscarawas for opening up the Performing Arts Center Parking lot for overflow parking, and for assisting with shuttling parents and students to the Joe Carlisle Café.

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