High School Student of the Month

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Tri County Tech student, Emma Rohrs, was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s High School Student of the Month for November. Rohrs, a Bartlesville High School senior, is currently enrolled in the Teacher Prep 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 being a member of the Teacher Prep program, Rohrs remains active in her school and community. She is a member of Educators Rising, is a Lowe’s Family Young Scholar, is a W.E. Prosper member, and is an honor student at her high school. She also volunteers through the Salvation Army, Eastern Heights Baptist Church, and Wilson Elementary. She also has a job at Hobby Lobby. Rohrs like to spend her free time with family and friends.

“Emma is consistently hardworking and respectful,” said Shelly Stephens, TCT Teacher Prep instructor. “She makes her absolute best effort on every assignment, and she even volunteers to lead the class in other ways, always with others in mind.”

Upon graduation, Rohr plans on attending Rogers State University, majoring in elementary education. She would like to come back and teach in the Bartlesville area.

Adult Student of the Month

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Tri County Tech student, Annie Haskell, was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s Adult Student of the Month for November. Haskell, a Bartlesville resident, is currently enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at TCT and will graduate in May 2022.

“My favorite part of the Culinary Arts program is the sauces,” Haskell said. “Now, I know that may sound funny, but there are a lot of different sauces out there.”

Haskell said that her love for cooking and baking is what led her to Tri County Tech.

“Tri County Tech offers a great education,” Haskell said. “Not only that, but the location and price were positive, too.”

In addition to being a member of the Culinary Arts program, Haskell serves as the president for Young Women Professionals at her church and enjoys singing during her off time. Haskell said she spends a lot of time in the kitchen at home, and enjoys spending time with her three daughters.

“Annie is one of the most positive, kind people we have had in our program,” said Tara Burkhead, TCT Culinary Arts instructor. “She is a great cheerleader and mentor to other students in the program. She is quick to smile and has a tremendous amount of patience. She is a very engaged, studious member of our classroom, and sets the bar for attentiveness and attention to detail on all assignments.”

Upon graduation, Haskell said that she would like to open her own gourmet soda shop with a selection of cookies to choose from.

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