Tri County Tech Names Students of the Year

Eli Eggers and Jason ‘J-Ray’ Malone Named TCT 2023-2024 Students of the Year

Each year, Tri County Tech selects one adult and one high school Student of the Year to be recognized for their outstanding work ethic and volunteer efforts. These students are selected from our Student of the Month recipients.

Eli Eggers | High School Winner
Eli is a student in the Construction Technology program at Tri County Tech, and a senior at Bartlesville High School. He chose this program because he’s always been interested in the construction field. His favorite part about the program has been the hands-on experience in the shop; specifically wiring circuits and framing small structures.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Eli serves as the secretary for SkillsUSA, volunteers at Pantheon Martial Arts and the United Way Day of Caring, and has secured an internship with Manhattan Construction.

“Eli has been a great student since starting at Tri County Tech. He leads by example and demonstrates the proper etiquette for other students.”

Mr. Murphy, Construction Technology Instructor at Tri County Tech

Eli said that his older brother has inspired him most in life as he pushes him to be a better person every day. After graduation, Eli plans to continue his education and pursue a career in the construction industry as a Journeyman Electrician. Congratulations, Eli!

Jason ‘J-Ray’ Malone | Adult Winner
J-Ray is a first-year adult student in the Cosmetology program at Tri County Tech. He chose this program because he loves to make others smile. Seeing his visions transform into an elegant design is his favorite part of the cosmetology experience.

In addition to his academic pursuits, J-Ray is a member of National Technical Honor Society and a parliamentarian for SkillsUSA. J-Ray also volunteers for the United Way Day of Caring and coordinated a 5k benefiting Nowata, Oklahoma.

“J-Ray is my Ray of Sunshine. He is so positive and a huge encourager to others. He brings his records to share with the class and makes the atmosphere fun. Every class needs a J-Ray! Many of the students look up to him. He really appreciates Tri County Tech and the education he is receiving.”

Mrs. Walker, Cosmetology Instructor at Tri County Tech

J-Ray plans to graduate and pursue a career in the cosmetology industry. He is also considering the possibility of becoming a cosmetology instructor in the future. Congratulations, J-Ray!

About Tri County Tech

We’re one of Oklahoma’s first CareerTech schools and have a steadfast spirit for innovation and improvement – driving economic development since 1967. Our devotion to each other, our students, and the life-changing learning we provide fuels our pursuit of excellence. We call this the “Tri County Way.” We have locations in Bartlesville, Pawhuska, and Nowata, Oklahoma. Tri County Tech is part of the Oklahoma CareerTech system, which offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts and operates on 59 campuses across the state. CareerTech plays a vital role in developing a world-class workforce for Oklahoma employers and prepares Oklahomans to succeed in the workplace, in education, and life.