Student of the Month | December 2020

Students of the Month | December 2020

High School Student of the Month

Tri County Tech student, Faith Veit, was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s High School Student of the Month for December. Veit, a home education junior, is currently enrolled in the Early Care & Education program at TCT and will graduate in May 2022.

“My favorite part of the Early Care & Education program is getting to actually work with the kids at the Child Development Center,” Veit said. “I have always loved kids, plus we are getting hands-on, real-world experience.”

Veit said combining her passion for kids and education can be credited to her older sister.

“When I was 13, my older sister began babysitting,” Veit said. “As my sister began to get busy with school, it was my turn to take over babysitting, and I found a passion for it!”

In addition to being a member of the Early Care & Education program, Veit remains active in her community. She is a member of SkillsUSA at TCT and a Student Ambassador. She is a member of the Bartlesville Christian Home Educators Fellowship, she is an apprentice dance instructor, is a member of Children’s Musical Theatre, and babysits. She also likes to sing, and play both the ukulele and guitar.

“It has been a joy getting to know Faith this year,” said Jolene Bryant, Tri County Tech Early Care & Education Instructor. “She is truly talented and puts 110% into everything she does. She is very giving and has a servant’s heart. I am so glad to have her in the ECE program.”

Upon graduation, Veit would like to attend either the University of Central Oklahoma, or Miami State University, and pursue a degree in Music Education. She would eventually like to move to France.

Adult Student of the Month

Tri County Tech student, Terriyaki Powell, was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s High School Student of the Month for December. Powell, a Bartlesville resident, is currently enrolled in the Practical Nursing program at TCT and will graduate in May 2021.

“My favorite part of the Practical Nursing program is anatomy and physiology,” Powell said. “I love going in-depth about the human body, and seeing how it operates.”

Powell said she has always wanted to be a nurse.

“Sometimes life happens,” Powell said. “I have been in the health career field for a long time, but I always felt as though something was missing. I am blessed to be here at TCT. This is my time.”

In addition to being a member of the Practical Nursing program, Powell enjoys fueling her spirit, laughing with her family and friends, cooking, traveling, and living in the moment.

“Terri has been a wonderful student and team player,” said Kristina Burchett, Tri County Tech Practical Nursing Instructor. “She is kind, compassionate, studious, and exemplifies the attributes of a great future nurse.”

Upon graduation, Powell would like to attend Oklahoma Wesleyan University and obtain her goal of becoming a Registered Nurse. She would like to work as an oncology nurse.

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