High School Student of the Month

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Tri County Tech student, Kourtnee Stevens, was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s High School Student of the Month for December. Stevens, a Dewey High School senior, is currently enrolled in the Medicine and Biosciences program and will graduate from TCT in May 2022.

Rohrs said she chose to be in Teacher Prep because she wants to be a teacher, and TCT allowed her to learn more about this career before going to college.

“My favorite part about being in Teacher Prep is the opportunity I have gotten to be around people who are different from me but still have similar interests,” said Rohrs. “I have been able to increase my knowledge of how to respond to people, too. It is a great environment to be in.”

In addition to the Medicine and Biosciences program, Stevens remains active in her school and community. She is the vice president of HOSA at TCT and is a member of NHS, GATE, Student Council at her high school. Stevens also volunteers her time through her church and high school as well.

“Kourtnee has worked very hard showing her grit since the beginning of the year,” said Casey Woods, TCT Medicine and Biosciences Instructor. “She handles challenges very well and takes initiative to work outside of class if she requires clarification. She has a great attitude and helps push my classes along!”

Upon graduation, Stevens will attend Tulsa University, with plans to become a nurse practitioner.

Adult Student of the Month

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Tri County Tech student, Jennifer Young, was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s Adult Student of the Month for December. Young, a Nowata resident, is currently enrolled in the Licensed Practical Nursing program at TCT and will graduate in May 2022.

“My favorite parts of the LPN program are the teachers and the skills,” said Young. “And then, being able to practice those skills we are learning with my classmates with our instructors being on hand.”

Young said the increasing need for nurses led her to Tri County Tech.

“There is a need for nurses,” Young said. “I also believe nursing is a calling, and I think I have been called to be one. I love taking care of people.”

In addition to being a member of the LPN program, Young is a member of HOSA and serves as Historian for her chapter, is the LPN class representative, and participated in Day of Caring. Young also enjoys reading books and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.

“Jennifer is very respectful to instructors, does great work, and has shown great honesty and integrity throughout our program,” said Melissa Lovrich, TCT Practical Nursing Instructor. “She is supportive and kind to her peers, and has shown to be competent and successful as a TCT nursing student.”

Upon graduation, Young said she would like to stay in Bartlesville and work as an LPN. Eventually, she would like to go back to school to become a Registered Nurse.

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