November Students of the Month 2018

High School Student of the Month

Tri County Tech Names Kiwanis Club November High School Student of the Month

Tri County Tech student Allie Baker was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s
Student of the Month for November. Baker, a high school student, is currently enrolled in the two year cosmetology program.

Baker had always known she wanted to explore cosmetology, even from a young age she had her sights set on owning her own Salon. She took the first steps to realizing her goal in Tri County Tech’s cosmetology program. The program doubles as a real-time salon giving students the opportunity to experience real world customers along with a feel for what it takes to run a successful salon business. “Right now we are working on hair coloring,” Baker said, “and I have always wanted to be a hair coloring specialist so I am so thankful for the opportunity”. The program dives deep into the cutting edge of cosmetology, teaching new techniques and styles for hair, as well as manicures, pedicures, and facials. “We are always able to learn something new,” explains Baker “we learn from each other, which is really nice”.

Outside of Tri County Tech, Baker remains busy as ever. She currently holds positions on the varsity cheer team, the basketball team and runs track for her home high school of Barnsdall. When she is not in the classroom, you can find Baker at the rodeo. “I am currently the Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen Lady in Waiting” Baker said. Come January 1st, Baker will be crowned Queen and begin her travels to Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeos across Oklahoma, Kansas, and parts of Texas to promote the sport and western industry.

After graduating from Tri County Tech, Baker plans to continue her education and earn a communication or business degree. “Abbie will have no problem with her secondary education. Her work ethic is stellar and she is highly motivated to succeed,” Baker’s instructor, Lisa Meyer, said, “I am excited to watch her develop into a successful professional”. Baker plans to use her degree to build a salon of her own, just as she wanted to as a little girl.

Adult Student of the Month

Tri County Tech Names Kiwanis Club November Adult Student of the Month

Tri County Tech student Chris Myers was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s
Student of the Month for November. Myers, an adult student, is currently enrolled in the one year culinary arts program.

Myers, as many, wanted to sink his teeth into Tri County Tech’s Culinary Arts program because of his love of food, but beyond the food was the comradery. “Overall I love the friendliness and the team work,” said Myers. The program offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to try new cooking techniques on an even wider variety of food. The Culinary Arts program gives students, such as Myers, the ability to work in a professional environment, preparing meals at the Osage Market for all Tri County Tech students and employees to enjoy. “I like the more professional, business atmosphere,” Myers said, “the teamwork that we all pull together and participate in”.

Outside of Tri County Tech, Myers is usually working at Price Tower or participating in a community service event. “I find it fun to help out,” Myers stated. He will be participating with Price Tower in helping feed the homeless this holiday season, giving back to his community.

Upon graduating from Tri County Tech, Myers plans to leave Oklahoma, pursue a higher education, and explore. “At some point everybody needs to leave, explore and find something new because you can’t always be stuck in one spot,” Myers explained.