DECEMBER KIWANIS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Adult Student of the Month
Tri County Tech student Corey Johnson was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club December Student of the Month.
Johnson is an adult student in the Construction Technology Program at Tri County Tech. He loves hanging out with his niece, attending church at the Tuxedo Assembly of God, working, and volunteering. Johnson spends the majority of his time volunteering at the Bartlesville Boys and Girls Club. While there, he spends time with younger kids and serves as a mentor for them. “Sometimes they just need someone,” Johnson said. According to his instructor, Johnson is an excellent student and a natural leader. “His positive attitude and his work ethic is contagious in the classroom,” he said.
As Johnson spoke about his siblings and family, he beamed with pride. Johnson talked about the loss of his father and how his mother has worked hard in his absence, encouraging and supporting him and his brothers. One of his brothers joins him at Tri County Tech and is a student in the Marketing Program. His youngest brother, as Johnson professed, is an exceptional athlete with dreams of going into the NFL.
Johnson said his favorite part of the Construction Technology Program is the teamwork behind every project. “You have to work together to construct each project, he said. ‘’I love the camaraderie and working with others.” He also loves building things with his hands, “I love being able to build something out of nothing, it makes me feel good,’’ he said.
Johnson said he chose the Construction Technology Program at Tri County Tech because he needed the knowledge for his future. Johnson plans to join the Peace Corps after completing the Construction Technology Program and said the skills he has learned here will greatly benefit him in his future.
High School Student of the Month
Tri County Tech student Kamric King was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club December Student of the Month.
King is a senior at Nowata High School and is in the Marketing Program at Tri County Tech. He is a member of the Army Reserves, plays tennis, and enjoys working on trucks. According to his instructor, Carrie Miler, he is an excellent example of what leadership looks like in the Marketing Program, but he leads the class in the Business Operations Committee and multiple subcommittees throughout the year. “I am proud to see his growth and maturity over the past few years that I have been his instructor,’’ she said.
King is heavily involved in the community, with 60 hours of community service, King spends his time serving as a student leader at his church, and volunteering for the Nowata CAN Outreach.
King’s favorite part of the Marketing Program is getting to learn about all the new and different aspects of social media and how they work in the Marketing world. He said he loves that everyday things all have a direct tie into Marketing.
King said he chose the Marketing Program because he felt like it was a good way for him to be able to stand out amongst his peers. During his time at Tri County Tech, King said he has gained the skills that will help him build his résumé and also become more presentable. He said the knowledge and skill she has learned will help him achieve his long-term career goals. He plans to attend college, study aviation, then become active duty in the military.