Tri County Tech students Cayla Phelps and Shavauna Brown were recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club January Students of the Month.
Cayla Phelps is a senior at Bartlesville High School and in the Computer Repair and Networking program at Tri County Tech. She has perfect attendance – a feat she has accomplished nearly every school year. According to her instructor, Jeannette Slater, Phelps goes “above normal expectations [always striving] to do her best on all projects and assignments.” She was selected student of the month in her junior year as well.
Phelps is a member of TCT’s F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Team #2165 as well as National Technical Honor Society and National Honor Society. She was selected to be a delegate at the Congress for Future Science and Technology. Students are selected based on their leadership ability, academic achievement, and dedication to science and technology. She speaks Indian sign language and has made the Northeast All-District Band several years. She was even selected to perform at Carnegie Hall. After graduating this May, Phelps plans to pursue a major in Computer Science.
Shavauna Brown is a recent adult graduate (Dec. 2016) from the Practical Nursing program at Tri County Tech. According to her instructor, Kebi Allen, Brown “is a natural leader…an asset to the program…[who] is hard-working…and gives her all in the classroom and at clinical. She has a positive attitude and is always present at class ready to learn.”
Brown has worked as a CNA for four years at Adams PARC but decided to go back to school in January 2016 to pursue her dream of becoming an RN. Her goal is to pass the LPN certification exam (NCLEX) and then to return to Rogers State University to pursue her BSN. She continues to work full-time at Adams PARC.
Brown served as the Secretary for the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) while enrolled in the Practical Nursing program at TCT and volunteered over 62 hours last year while maintaining a high GPA. She has volunteered with the SPCA, Day of Hope, American Red Cross Blood Drives, Oklahoma Union Health Fair, Bartlesville Sports Physicals, Health Screening at the Tuxedo Lions Club, the ConocoPhillips Flu Shot Clinic, and at the Pioneer Woman’s warehouse.