The Washington County Career Center honors its January Students of the Month, Ivy and Jaron.
Ivy is a Marietta senior enrolled in the Graphic Design & Video Production program, and she is the daughter of Mike and Jennifer of Marietta.
Ivy is a member of the Career Center’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) youth organization (Chapter Secretary) and National Technical Honor Society. Through BPA, she competed in the state competition for “Video Production Team”. She has received awards for the Principal List and Honor Roll as well as 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 Marietta High School, Ivy is a member of the Key Club and National Honor Society and participates in school musicals. Through her technical program, she has earned ODE industry-recognized credentials and college credit for the software Adobe Certified Associate: Digital Photography, Digital Video Effects, Digital Video Production, Illustrator, and Photoshop. She is currently working on Adobe Certified Associate: InDesign. She has taken a dual-enrollment academic course for both high school and college credit in American National Government. Mathematics instructor, Evan Schaad, nominated her for this honor and commented on special traits and roles Ivy carries such as engaging and great work ethic.
Ivy currently is employed at McDonald’s, in Marietta, as a crew member. She plans to attend Washington State Community College and transfer to Miami University, in Oxford, to obtain a bachelor’s degree in an undetermined field of study.
Jaron Jaron is a Marietta senior enrolled in the Heavy Equipment program, and he is the son of Doug and Karen Jaron of Marietta.
Jaron is a member of the Career Center’s SkillsUSA youth organization (Chapter President), National Technical Honor Society (Secretary), Student Council, and Interact Club. As a Student Ambassador, he is responsible for acting as a liaison between the Career Center and Marietta High School. In addition, he is gaining leadership skills by promoting the Career Center during its recruitment process as well as giving tours and guidance at scheduled events and with incoming visitors. Last school year, he participated and placed 13th in the SkillsUSA state competition for “Heavy Equipment Operator”. He has received awards for Principal List and Honor Roll as well as 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 Marietta High School, Jaron was active in JV football for two school years. Through his technical program, he has earned the ODE industry-recognized credential for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Training, and is currently working on National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) – Core and Level I. He has taken a dual-enrollment academic course for both high school and college credit in Principles of Chemistry I and Lab. Heavy Equipment instructor, Dan Dailey, nominated him for this honor and commented on special traits and roles Jaron carries such as a class leader and an asset to any company or organization.
Jaron currently is employed at The Galley, in Marietta, as a host. Upon graduation, he aspires to enter into the Operator’s Union or obtain an associate’s degree for business at Washington State Community College.