The Washington County Career Center honors its March Students of the Month, Maddison Poole and Nathan Lewis.
Maddison Poole is a Fort Frye senior enrolled in the Masonry program, and she is the daughter of David and Kim Poole of Lowell.
At the Career Center, Poole is a member of the SkillsUSA youth organization and class treasurer for her technical program. During her junior year, she competed and placed tenth in the SkillsUSA State Competition, in Columbus, for Masonry. Poole has received awards for Principal List, Honor Roll, and Merit Roll and has been on the Career Center’s W.I.S.H. List for meeting all three criteria for 3.0 GPA or higher, 95% attendance or higher, and no office referrals. At Fort Frye High School, Poole was active in FFA. In her technical program, she has earned both the Core and Level I Masonry industrial credentials for National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Poole has taken and earned both high school and college credits for College Algebra and General Psychology. She is active in Upward Bound and her church youth group at Gilman United Methodist. In her spare time, she loves to paint and edge glass. Science instructor, Kristin Sigman, nominated her for this honor and commented on special traits and roles that Poole carries such as hard worker, good work ethic, and a pleasure to have in class.
Upon graduation, Poole plans to attend Ursuline College, in Pepper Pike, Ohio, to double major in Art and Psychology.
Nathan Lewis is a Warren senior enrolled in the Graphic Design & Video Production program, and he is the son of Betsy Boone of Fleming and grandson of Joan Beardmore of Fleming.
At the Career Center, Lewis is a member of the Business Professionals of America (BPA) youth organization, Interact Club, and National Technical Honor Society where he holds the office of treasurer. Additionally, he is the class treasurer for his technical program. During his junior year, Lewis competed and placed eighth in the BPA State Competition, in Columbus, for Broadcast News Production Team. This year, he and the team are once again heading to State on March 16 after placing first at the Regional level last month. Lewis has received awards for Principals List and has been on the Career Center’s W.I.S.H. List for meeting all three criteria for 3.0 GPA or higher, 95% attendance or higher, and no office referrals. In his technical program, he has earned industrial credentials as well as college credits through the Adobe Certified Associate in Illustrator, Photoshop, and Digital Video Production. He is currently working on his credentials and college credits for InDesign, Digital Photography, and Digital Video Effects. Additionally, Lewis has taken and earned both high school and college credits for American National Government, College Algebra, and Principles of Chemistry I & Lab. Mathematics instructor, Evan Schaad, nominated him for this honor and commented on special traits and roles that Lewis carries such as mature, dedicated, committed, and an all-around good citizen.
Lewis is currently working in IT for the Career Center during the evenings. This fall, he will be attending Ohio University to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree for Management Information Systems.
Photos: Maddison Poole, Nathan Lewis