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Career Center Names Students of the Month For January

The Washington County Career Center honors its January Students of the Month, Hannah and Owen.

A picture of Hannah

Hannah is a Warren senior enrolled in the cosmetology program, and she is the daughter of Shawn and Missy of Cutler.


At the Career Center, is a member of the SkillsUSA youth organization and National Technical Honor Society, and she hold the office of secretary for her technical program. She has received awards for the principal list and honor roll. Last school year, she competed at the state-level for SkillsUSA, in esthetics, and placed twelfth. This past summer, Hannah interned at Sheila’s Hair Shoppe and Tanning, in Marietta, to gain more technical program hours to sit for her State of Ohio Licensure for Cosmetology in February.


This will give her the opportunity to work in the early placement program, which allows qualified seniors to earn a wage and high school credit at the same time. Academically, she is taking college credit courses for American national government, college algebra, psychology, and sociology. In the cosmetology program, she is receiving a technical focus and learning skills for fundamentals of hair cutting & styling, hand & foot fundamentals & enhancements, microbiology & infection control, and skin care fundamentals & enhancements.


School Counselor, Stacy Elliott, commented, “Hannah is a very hard-working students who strives to do her best at everything she sets her mind to.”

is currently employed at Krogers, in Belpre. Upon graduation, she plans to attend Washington State Community College’s transfer program for social work to become a victim’s advocate.


Owen is a Fort Frye senior enrolled in the Electricity program, and he is the son of Eric and Nicky of Lowell.


A picture of Owen working

At the Career Center, is a member of the SkillsUSA youth organization and the National Technical Honor Society. He has received awards for the principal list and honor roll. In his technical program, Owen has earned industry-recognized credentials for national center for construction education and research (NCCER): core & level 1 as well as occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) – 10-hour training for construction


Through college credit plus (CCP), he has or will earn both high school and college credit for academic courses in American national government and college algebra. He is taking course offerings and learning skills for commercial & industrial construction electrical systems, construction electrical systems, construction safety & crew leadership, and residential electrical systems.


At Fort Frye high school, Owen is a member of the national honor society and is active in football, basketball, and baseball. Outside of school, he is a member of 4-H (Lowell Lively Lassies and Lads) and plays legion baseball. Electricity instructor, Jeff Canterbury, commented, “Owen shows leadership skills and abilities on and off the field


He is a dedicated, consistent and hard-working student both in the classroom and lab. He is sure to be successful in the goals he’s set for his future."

Owen plans to attend lineman school and possibly enter Local #71 as an apprentice.


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