Student of the Month | November 2019

Students of the Month

Tri County Tech student, Caleb Antle, was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s High School Student of the Month for November. Antle, a Dewey High School senior, is currently enrolled in the Pre Nursing program and will complete the program in May.

“When I was a junior, I was a student in Auto Service Technology,” Antle said. “But I was able to move to Pre Nursing because it is a one year program, and I am also interested in it as a career. The medical field has always fascinated me.”

In addition to the Pre Nursing program, Antle has remained active. He is a member of HOSA, and plans to participate in the CERT skills portion of the competition. He is also a red belt in karate, is CERT certified, a blood donor, a level one ninja, and is the Future Soldier Training squad leader at his local recruiting station.

“Caleb is a hardworking and intelligent student,” said Karen Hays, Pre Nursing Instructor at TCT. “He is willing to work hard to maintain his high marks in the classroom. He is always willing to lend a hand to anyone that needs help. He comes to class ready and prepared to learn.”

Upon graduating from Tri County Tech, Antle plans to join the army. Ideally, he would like to be a combat medic as well as an expert in combatives.

Tri County Tech student, Dee McGrew, was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s Adult Student of the Month for November. McGrew, a Delaware resident, is currently enrolled in the Cosmetology program and plans to graduate December 2020.

“It’s so versatile, that is why I chose the cosmetology program,” McGrew said. “You can do hair, you can do nails, you can do esthetician work. You can pick and choose, or do a multitude of things.”

In addition to the Cosmetology program, McGrew has mastered the perfect balance between her personal and professional life. She already owns and operates “Nails by Dee” and expanding her business to “The She Shed, Beauty and Spa”. McGrew, alongside her husband, has also hosted 14 exchange students, fostered three other children, and assisted in building their church.

“Dee is a highly motivated adult student in our program,” said Melanie Walker, TCT Cosmetology Instructor. “She already owns her own salon, so it’s great to have an industry experienced student in our program. I am so happy she is here!”

Upon graduating from Tri County Tech, McGrew plans to continue to expand her salon. She would also like to come back and receive her instructor’s license to teach students here at TCT.

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