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Career Center Names Students of the Month

The Washington County Career Center honors its April students of the month, Victoria and Charles “Tommy”.

Victoria is a Fort Frye senior enrolled in the Graphic Design & Video Production program. She is the daughter of Jeremy of Coal Run.

At the Career Center, Victoria is a member of the Business Professionals of America (BPA) youth organization and the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). She competed at the regional level for BPA in the category of Graphic Design Promotion. She has been on the Career Center’s principal’s list honor roll, and merit roll. She is studying karate through the Red Dragon Martial Arts in Beverly, Ohio, and is working on receiving her black belt.

In her technical program, she has earned or is working on earning industry-recognized credentials, certifications, and college credit through the Adobe Creative Cloud software for 2D Animation, Digital Photography, Digital Storytelling, Digital Video Effects, Graphic Design, Illustrator, InDesign, Live Streaming and Production, Photoshop, Premier Pro, and Video Production. In addition, she’s earned college and high school credit for academics in American national government, college algebra, English composition I, and psychology. She is taking course offerings and learning skills for creating & editing digital graphics, design techniques, information technology, multimedia & image management techniques, and video & sound. Graphic Design & Video Production instructor, Chris Palmer, commented, “Victoria is always in a good mood, a hard worker, and willing to help others.”

Victoria has also received a certification for the Fiber Optics program through the Career Center’s Adult Technical Training facility. This fall, she plans to enroll in their Chemical Technician program to become certified for job placement in the industrial sector.

Tommy is a Frontier senior enrolled in the Diesel Truck Mechanics program, and he is the son of Charles “Sonny” and Breanna of Newport.

Tommy is a member of the Career Center’s SkillsUSA youth organization. He has received awards for both the Career Center honor roll and merit roll. At Frontier High School, he was a member of FFA. He has received high school and college credit for English composition I. In his spare time, he loves to fish, hunt, play video games, and build models.

He 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. English instructor, Chris Swarr, commented, “Tommy is an intelligent and capable student whose personality is always an asset to the classroom environment.”

Upon graduation, Tommy plans to enter directly in the workforce and enroll in the Career Center’s CDL program through Adult Technical Training.



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