Students of the Month

Tri County Tech student, Kaylee Rolph, was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s
Student of the Month for October. Rolph, a senior at Dewey Public Schools, is currently enrolled in the Pre-Engineering program.

“Pre-Engineering has given me a hands-on learning opportunity, both inside and outside the classroom,” Rolph said. “This course is preparing me for a successful career in the engineering field.”

In addition to the Pre Engineering Program, Rolph remains active. She has mastered the stability through multiple facets in her life such as an internship with Conoco Phillips, maintained a spot the Superintendent’s Honor Roll, been a recipient of Dewey High School “Student of the Year” award twice, held several officer positions for various organizations, completed numerous hours of community service, and has competed at local, county, and state livestock shows.

“Kaylee is an outstanding young woman, with so many admirable qualities,” said Brenda Jackson, Pre-Engineering Instructor at TCT. “She is not only an exceptional student academically, but is involved in numerous extracurricular activities that she excels in. She is a superstar.”

Upon graduating from Tri County Tech, Rolph will attend Oklahoma State University and is planning to pursue a degree in Biosystem Engineering with an agricultural focus. She would ideally like to work in an agricultural-related company after college.

Tri County Tech student, Sammie Chavez, was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s
Adult Student of the Month for October. Chavez, a resident of Bartlesville, is currently enrolled in the Construction Technology program.

“I love construction,” Chavez said. “My favorite part of the program would have to be the ability to build things back up and remodel. My love for construction started at a young age when we would build skateboard ramps, and I thought to myself ‘Hey, this would be awesome to do for a living’”.

In addition to the Construction Technology Program, Chavez continues to stay dynamic. Last year, Chavez assisted in remodeling a family promise for Journey Home. Additionally, he helped build and design booths for Day of Caring. He also was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society, due to his outstanding attendance and grades.

“Sammie has been an exemplary student since he began at Tri County,” said Jason Murphy, Construction Technology Instructor. “He is my ‘go-to’ when I need a project worked on. I have great confidence that he will succeed in whatever venture he decides to embark on.”

Upon graduating from Tri County Tech, Chavez plans to join the workforce and would ideally like to apprentice under a master carpenter, and eventually operate his own house remodeling business.

Tri County Tech offers over 40 diplomas and certificates. Combining hands-on skill development, in a state-of-the-art facility, with exposure to potential employers, Tri County Tech gives students the opportunity to thrive. Develop your craft for high-skilled, well-paid jobs and the fulfilling career you want at Tri County Tech.

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