The Washington County Career Center honors its November Students of the Month, Samantha and Bruce.
Samantha is a Belpre senior enrolled in the Medical College Prep program. She is the daughter of Scott and Jamie and the sister of Alex of Belpre.
At the Career Center, Samantha is a member of the Energy Bus, Student Council, Students Solving Problems, SkillsUSA, and she holds the office of President for the National Technical Honor Society. She is also the class President for Medical College Prep. As a Student Ambassador, she is responsible for acting as a liaison between the Career Center and Belpre High School. In addition, she 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. Samantha has received awards for the Principal’s List and the Career Center’s Energy Bus “Drivers” Program in meeting all three criteria for 3.0 GPA or higher, 95% attendance or higher, and no office referrals. Through her technical program, she earned certifications for Automated External Defibrillator, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Stop the Bleed and will be earning First Aid. Samantha will sit for the State-Tested Nursing Assistant industrial credential in December. At Belpre High School, she is a member of the National Honor Society and the marching band. Samantha has received college credit or is currently taking dual-enrollment classes for: American National Government, College Algebra, English Composition, Introduction to Nutrition, and Medical Terminology I & II. In addition, she is taking college courses at Washington State Community College to earn an Associate Degree along with her high school diploma. She worked as a volunteer this past summer for Marietta Memorial Hospital. Medical College Prep instructor, Robin Wright, nominated Samantha for this honor and commented on special traits and roles she carries such as honesty, integrity, respectful, leadership, positive, and a role model amongst her peers in and out of the classroom.
Samantha is currently employed at Outback Steakhouse, in Vienna, as a hostess. Upon graduation, she plans to attend a four-year college for Business on a Pre-Med track. She aspires to own a publishing company and possibly become a doctor or physician’s assistant.
Bruce is a Warren senior enrolled in the Auto Mechanics program. He is the son of Rob and Susan of Little Hocking.
At the Career Center, Bruce is a member of the SkillsUSA youth organization. He has received awards for the Honor Roll, Merit Roll, and the Career Center’s Energy Bus “Drivers” Program (formerly W.I.S.H. List) in meeting all three criteria for 3.0 GPA or higher, 95% attendance or higher, and no office referrals. Through his technical program, Bruce is currently working on obtaining the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) industrial credential in which he has passed four out of 10 student certifications. At Warren High School, he is active in archery. Auto Mechanics Instructor, Dave Everson, nominated Bruce for this honor and commented on special traits and roles he carries such as kind, helpful, realistic, hard worker, and a leader.
Bruce is currently employed at Napolis in Little Hocking. Upon graduation, he plans to either enlist in the United States Air Force or enter directly into the workforce.
Photos: Samantha, Bruce