High School Student of the Month

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

Tri County Tech student, Garrett Walsh, was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s
Student of the Month for April. Walsh, a senior at Bartlesville Public Schools, is currently enrolled in the Medicine & Biosciences program.

Walsh knew the field he was wanting to pursue and saw Tri County Tech as a tool to assist him in reaching his career goals. “Medicine & Biosciences is not just a class, but something that will prepare you for your future. I love all the different labs and how the teachers will relate not just the learning, but also the skills gained and how you can use those after the class.” Walsh said.

Beyond the Medicine & Biosciences Program, Walsh maintains a full schedule. He has consistently balanced responsibilities such as an internship with Manley Animal Hospital, maintaining a spot on the President’s Honor Roll, competing and placing in state and international veterinary science competitions, all while participating in Bartlesville High school Soccer.

Upon graduating from Tri County Tech, Walsh will attend Oklahoma State University. He plans to earn his doctorate in veterinary medicine and eventually open his own practice which will serve his community. “Beyond Garrett’s academic achievements, he displays an admirable character and willingness to help others. Often he helps others at no benefit of his own but rather out of the goodness of his heart.” shared Ashley Davis, one of Medicine & Biosciences Program Instructors.

Adult Student of the Month

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

Tri County Tech student, Kellie Pate, was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s Student of the Month for April. Pate, an adult student, is currently enrolled in the Practical Nursing Program.

Pate’s innate need to help others is what drove her to begin the popular program. “Helping others is something I hold near and dear to my heart,” Pate said. “it’s super rewarding and everyone should do it”. Pate’s favorite aspect of the Practical Nursing Program is seeing the impact of her work on others.

Outside of the Program, Pate spends her time volunteering at a number of establishments. To name a few, she is involved with The Journey Home, Day of Caring, Day of Hope, OBI Blood Drive, and Dagenais Medical Clinic. Pate is also the President of Tri County Tech’s Practical Nursing HOSA Chapter.

After graduation, Pate plans to merge her two loves into a fulfilling career. “I have actually accepted a position at The Journey Home,” Pate explained, “Since I had been volunteering there so much, and now with my certification, I can work as an employee!” Pates pristine work ethic coupled with her passion for service makes up the perfect recipe for success. “Kellie is a bright student who has shown excellence in leadership and professionalism. She truly wants to use her nursing knowledge to change patient’s lives” said Kebi Allen, one of Practical Nursing Program Instructors.

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