Students of the Month: March

Adult Student of the Month | Shaelynn Pitts


Tri County Tech student Shaelynn Pitts was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club March Student of the Month.

Pitts is an adult student in the Practical Nursing program at Tri County Tech. She lives with her dad and has three brothers and two sisters and her mom and stepdad reside in Owasso, Okla. According to her instructor, Tessa Popelier, Pitts is a hardworking, attentive student who asks many questions to be sure she understands and will step up to help others when needed. “She brings a big smile and a positive attitude to the class that really makes a difference to how the day will turn out,” Popelier said.

When Pitts is not at school the majority of her free time is devoted to fitness. She also participates in community service projects with her Practical Nursing class.

Pitts said her favorite part of the Practical Nursing program is the social aspect. She loves how the instructors connect with her on a personal level and genuinely care. She also likes seeing herself develop as a student as she continues her journey through the Practical Nursing program.

Pitts said she loves Nursing because she loves being a part of the healing process for the people she cares for. “Getting to be a part of that is special,” she said.

Pitts’ plans after Tri County Tech include pursuing her RN degree and become a skin care, labor and delivery or flight nurse.



High School Student of the Month | Daley Selsor


Tri County Tech student Daley Selsor was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club March Student of the Month.

Selsor is a junior at Nowata High School and is in the Marketing program at Tri County Tech. According to her instructor, Carrie Miller, Daley is an outstanding example of the perfect Marketing student. “She comes in every day ready to learn, has excellent time management skills, and shines as an example to her fellow classmates,” Miller said. “She is a driven young woman that sets goals for herself and others and holds her fellow classmates to those expectations.”

Selsor is a member of the National Honor Society and was a high school cheerleader, she now competes competitively with Oklahoma Extreme. In her free when she is not cheering, as part of her coursework for the Marketing program, Selsor volunteers at Route 66 Apparel in Vinita. She helps decorate for the different seasons, organizes apparel and job shadows.

Selsor has served as the NHS Secretary for the last two years. She and her high school cheer team won Regionals her freshman year and had the opportunity to travel to California to experience the Holiday Bowl.

Selsor said her favorite part of the Marketing program is the Student Projects. She said her favorite one has been the Public Relation project where she wrote a 23-page paper and created a campaign for a company of her choice.

Selsor plans to attend a four-year university after graduation and major in business. Her goal is to cheer for whichever college she attends and graduate with a Bachelor’s degree and possibly pursue a Master’s degree.