Students of the Month
High School Student of the Month
Tri County Tech student, Mattie Wright, was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s High School Student of the Month for October. Wright, a Nowata High School senior, is currently enrolled in the Medicine & Biosciences program at TCT and will graduate in May 2021.
“I chose the Medicine & Biosciences program because I loved how it was set up,” Wright said. “I loved how the class worked, how the instructors taught, and how most of it was hands-on. I really liked the microbiology and chemistry part of the class, too.”
Wright said that her first interest in microbiology and chemistry was because of TCT. She said that originally she thought she wanted to be a dentist, or maybe even an optometrist, but because of the Medicine & Biosciences program, she found her love for chemistry.
“Mattie embodies kindness, respectfulness, positivity, and hard work,” said Ashley Davis, TCT Medicine & Biosciences Instructor. “She is too humble to brag about herself. She has been active at both TCT and her high school.”
In addition to the Medicine & Biosciences program, Wright is involved in various school and community activities. Wright has been the HOSA president for her class at TCT the past two years, she is the drum major for her high school band, and has received superior ratings for her clarinet solo each year of high school. Wright also volunteers within her church, tutors students, and crochets portable sleeping mats for homeless foundations.
Upon graduation, Wright would like to attend college and pursue a degree in biochemistry, with her focus being the particles that make up larger pieces of matter.