Students of the Month | January 2021
High School Student of the Month
Tri County Tech student, Kaylee Manes, was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s High School Student of the Month for January. Manes, a Bartlesville High School junior, is currently enrolled in the Pre-Nursing program at TCT and will graduate from TCT in May 2021.
“My favorite part of the Pre-Nursing program is interacting with the other students, and participating in the skills labs,” Manes said.
Manes credits her interest in nursing to her desire to always help others.
“Growing up, my granny had a physical disability,” Manes said. “I loved spending time with my granny’s nurse and learning from her. As a little girl, I always remember playing ‘nurse’.”
In addition to being a member of the Pre-Nursing program, Manes remains active. She has a job at the Copan Truckstop, participated in Opening/Closing ceremonies for FFA, and has competed in choir competitions. She enjoys surrounding herself with her friends and family. She also attends church and volunteers wherever she is needed.
“Kaylee is a real joy to have in class. She engages in conversation and brings questions to class for lessons,” said Karen Hays, Tri County Tech Pre-Nursing Instructor. “She is always prepared for class with all of her materials and supplies.”
Upon graduation, Manes would like to attend college and pursue her dream of becoming either a surgical nurse or a traveling nurse.