The Washington County Career Center honors its March Students of the Month, Kaitlyn and Clayton, Jr.
Kaitlyn is a Marietta senior enrolled in the Digital Marketing program, and she is the daughter of Dale and Natasha of Marietta.
At the Career Center, Kaitlyn is a member of the Business Professionals of America (BPA) youth organization and National Technical Honor Society. She holds the offices of BPA Chapter Vice President and is the Historian for her technical program. In BPA, Kaitlyn competed last school year at the Regional Competition in the category Word Processing. This year, she competed and placed first in the category of Web Site Design Team and earned the right to advance to the State Competition, which will be held March 14-15, in Columbus. She has received awards for Principal List, Honor Roll, and is 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. Through her technical program, she earned industry-recognized credentials and certifications for IC3 and the Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, PowerPoint, and Word. Kaitlyn is active in her church youth group at Evergreen Bible Church, located in Reno. Additionally, she volunteers at the Marietta Humane Society as well as each summer for Safety Town. Digital Marketing instructor, Lynette Snyder, nominated her for this honor and commented on special traits and roles that Kaitlyn carries such as helpful, organized, punctual, hard worker, cooperative, and a team player.
Kaitlyn is employed as a crew member at McDonald’s on Pike Street of Marietta. Upon graduation, she plans to attend Washington State Community College for her prerequisite classes and then transfer to Miami University of Ohio to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Zoology.
Clayton is a Warren senior enrolled in the Heavy Equipment program, and he is the son of Clayton, Sr. and Margaret Clayton of Vincent.
At the Career Center, Clayton is a member of the SkillsUSA youth organization, Student Council, and the National Technical Honor Society. He has received awards for Principal List, Honor Roll, and 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, Clayton earned industry-recognized credentials for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) – Core and Level I and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – 10-Hour Training. Heavy Equipment instructor, Dan Dailey, nominated him for this honor and commented on special traits and roles that Clayton carries such as dependable, positive, helpful, and an asset to become employed with any organization.
Clayton plans to enter directly into the workforce utilizing the skills he has learned in the Heavy Equipment program. He aspires to enter the Ohio Operating Engineers apprenticeship program.
Photos: Kaitlyn, Clayton, Jr.