Career Center Names Students of the Month

The Washington County Career Center honors its January Students of the Month, Alyssa and Zane.


Alyssa is a Warren senior enrolled in the Medical College Prep program, and she is the daughter of Christopher and Melissa of Cutler.


Alyssa is a member of the Career Center’s SkillsUSA youth organization, National Technical Honor Society and the class treasurer of her technical program. As an Energy Bus Student Leader, Alyssa helps promote activities that enforces the values to overcome adversity and to fuel your life, work, and team with positive energy. She has received awards for the Principal List and is an Energy Bus Driver member for meeting all three criteria for 3.0 GPA or higher, 95% attendance or higher, and no office referrals. Through her technical program, she has earned certifications in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). In addition, Alyssa earned the State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) industrial credential. She has received college credit or is currently taking dual-enrollment classes for: English Composition, Introduction to Nutrition, Medical Terminology I & II, Psychology, Sociology, and Statistics. English instructor, Chris Swarr, nominated Alyssa for this honor and had the following to say, “Alyssa is a soft-spoken academic powerhouse with an impeccable attitude. In my English 1500 CCP course, she works tirelessly, assists others without prompting, performs at a very high level, and is never off-task.”


After graduation, Alyssa plans to attend Washington State Community College to obtain an associate degree as a registered nurse.


Zane is a Warren senior enrolled in the Electricity program, and he is the son of Randy and Melissa of Little Hocking.


Zane is a member of the Career Center’s SkillsUSA youth organization. He has received awards for Principal List and Honor Roll as well as being an Energy Bus Driver member for meeting all three criteria for 3.0 GPA or higher, 95% attendance or higher, and no office referrals. In his spare time, he likes to fish, hunt and go to dirt track races. Through his technical program, he has earned the ODE industry-recognized credential for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Training, and is currently working on National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) – Core and Level I. He has taken a dual-enrollment academic courses for both high school and college credit in College Algebra and English Composition. Mathematics instructor, Evan Schaad, nominated Zane for this honor and had the following to say, “Zane is a very hard-working and diligent student. He is excellent in succeeding below the radar. He can be counted on to stick with any task he is given and will continue to stay engaged until the task is completed.”


Zane aspires to enter the IBEW Union as an apprentice.

Photos: Alyssa, Zane

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