Career Center Names Students of the Month

The Washington County Career Center honors its February Students of the Month, Emily and Liam.


Emily is a Belpre senior enrolled in the Electricity program, and she is the daughter of Angie Deem of Belpre.


At the Career Center, Emily is a member of the SkillsUSA youth organization, Students Solving Problems (SSP), the National Technical Honor Society. In addition, she is a member of Upward Bound. She has received awards for Principal’s List and Merit Roll. Through the College Credit Plus (CCP) program, she has earned dual credits for College Algebra. In the Electricity program, Emily is receiving a technical focus and learning skills for Commercial & Industrial Construction Electrical Systems, Construction Electrical Systems, Construction Safety & Crew Leadership, and Residential Electrical Systems. She is certified in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – 10 Hour Training, National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) – Core, and is currently working on NCCER Level 1. Electricity instructor, Jeff Canterbury, commented, “Emily is kind and helpful as well as hardworking. She gets involved in all she is asked to do. Emily is very deserving of this nomination.”


Emily is currently employed with Kroger’s in Belpre. Upon graduation, she plans to attend the University of Akron to obtain a bachelor’s degree in accounting.


Liam is a Warren senior enrolled in the Building Technology/Carpentry program, and he is the son of Matt and Reginna of Marietta.


At the Career Center, Liam is a member of SkillsUSA. He has been on the Principal’s List both his junior year and thus far for his senior year. Through CCP, Liam has earned both high school and college dual credits for American National Government, College Algebra and English Composition. He is certified in OSHA-10 Hour Training and is currently working on Carpenter’s International Training Fund (CITF). In the Carpentry program, Liam is receiving a technical focus and learning skills for Carpentry & Masonry Technical Skills, Construction Safety & Crew Leadership, Construction Technology – Core & Sustainable Construction, and Structural Systems. At Warren High School, he was active in archery and the gaming club. English instructor, Chris Swarr, commented, “Liam is an exemplary student and has always gone well above and beyond the requirements for any assignment. He thinks on a very high level for his age. Likewise, his behavior is unfailingly mature. Liam has a strong work ethic as well.”


Liam plans to enter directly into the workforce utilizing the skills he learned.


Photos: Emily, Liam

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