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Career Center Names Students of the Month

Career Center Names Students of the Month The Washington County Career Center honors its March Students of the Month, Natalie and James.

Natalie is a Fort Frye senior enrolled in the Medical College Prep program, and she is the daughter of Richard and Angela of Beverly.

At the Career Center, Natalie is a member of the SkillsUSA youth organization and the national technical honor society. She has consistently been on the principal list or honor roll every nine weeks. At Fort Frye High School, she was active in the students against violence everywhere club. She has earned industry-recognized credentials and/or college credit for automated external defibrillator, cardio pulmonary resuscitation, first aid, introduction to nutrition, medical terminology, Ohio Department of Health – State Tested Nurse Assistant (STNA), and stop the bleed. In addition, she’s earned college and high school credit for academics in English composition I, psychology, and statistics.

Natalie is receiving a technical focus and learning skills for health science & technology, medical terminology, patient centered care, and principles of allied health medicine. Medical College Prep instructor, Robin Wright, commented, “Natalie is very respectful of herself and to others. She can always be counted on to do the right thing. She works in a nursing home as an STNA. I would trust her to care for myself or my family.”

She is currently employed through the Career Center’s early placement program at Highland Oaks Health Camp, in McConnelsville, as an STNA. Upon graduation, she plans to attend Washington State Community College to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing and become a forensics nurse.

James is a Fort Frye senior enrolled in the Diesel Truck Mechanics program, and he is the son of James of McConnelsville and Dusty of Beverly.

At the Career Center, James is a member of the SkillsUSA youth organization. Last school year, he competed at the state level for diesel. He has received awards for the Career Center’s honor and merit roll. At Fort Frye High School, he is a member of FFA with many achievements, including the state FFA Degree.

James has earned industry-recognized credentials for automotive service excellence. He is taking course offerings and learning skills for ground transportation engine & power train, ground transportation maintenance, truck braking, suspension, & steering systems (undercarriage systems), and truck diesel engines. Assistant Director, Tim Kilpatrick, commented, “James has a bright future in diesel mechanics. His work ethic, dedication, attendance, and attitude will serve him well in life.”

James is currently working through the Career Center’s early placement program at Shelly & Sands. He plans to enter the Operator’s Union Local #18 as an apprentice.

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