High School Student of the Month
Tri County Tech student, Preston Willis, was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s High School Student of the Month for September. Willis, a Bartlesville High School senior, is currently enrolled in the Pre-Engineering program and will graduate May 2021.
“My favorite part about the Pre-Engineering program is the hands-on projects we get to do,” Willis said. “I am a very tactile learner, so being able to see things come to fruition off of drawings or 3D models is always very exciting.”
Willis said that his interest in the engineering field could be traced back to when he was a child playing with legos. Building and creating things, regardless if it is strictly for art or for solving real world problems is one of Willis’ passions.
In addition to the Pre-Engineering program, Willis is involved in a multitude of school and extracurricular activities. Willis should also be commended for the active participation he plays within his community through volunteer and outreach opportunities.
“Preston is a great student, and person,” said Kendall Baker, TCT Pre-Engineering Instructor. “He is always respectful when anyone comes into the classroom and wants to talk to him about the program. His work is always excellent, and usually above and beyond what I asked for.”
Upon graduation, Willis would like to attend college and pursue a degree in aerospace engineering, with the hopes of swimming on a collegiate swim team. His dream is to work for NASA, or another similar space organization.