Students of the Month
Tri County Tech student, Nathaniel Veld, was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s High School Student of the Month for October. Veld, a home educated senior, is currently enrolled in the Precision Machining Operations program.
“I chose the PMO program so I would better understand the manufacturing process,” Veld said. “I seek to learn as much as I can while I still have this great opportunity in high school.”
In addition to the PMO program, Veld remains active. He held an internship this past summer with Metal Goods Manufacturing, which has now been extended throughout this fall. He has held positions for his SkillsUSA team and has also won numerous awards for his bird photography. Additionally, Veld proves to exhibit a servant heart by volunteering throughout the community of Bartlesville and being involved with the Westminster Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
“Nathaniel is one of the most well-mannered, forward-looking, and career-driven students I have had the pleasure to have in my program,” said James Cowart, TCT Precision Machine Operations Instructor. “I look forward to seeing the great accomplishments that I know are going to be produced by this young man.”
Upon graduating from Tri County Tech, Veld plans to attend Oklahoma Wesleyan University to obtain his Associate’s degree and then transfer to Oklahoma State University to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Once he has graduated, he said he would ideally like to open and operate his own machine shop.