Career Center names students of the month

The Washington County Career Center honors its May Students of the Month – Kelsey Johnson, Jackie Porter and Isaac Roush.

Kelsey Johnson is a Belpre senior enrolled in the Heavy Equipment program, and she is the daughter of Steven and Patricia Johnson of Parkersburg.

At the Career Center, Johnson is a member of the SkillsUSA youth organization and she holds the office of Secretary for her technical program. Additionally, she is a member of both the Belpre High School National Honor Society as well as the Career Center National Technical Honor Society and she holds the office of Secretary for the latter. Johnson has received awards for All A’s Principal List all four years of high school, Perfect Attendance, Outstanding English Student, Outstanding Government Student, Outstanding Math Student, and Outstanding Science Student. At Belpre High School, she was a member of the Art Club and is currently on target to graduate with the Honors Diploma. She is a 4-year member of Upward Bound and attends the Rock United Methodist Church where she is active in their Youth Group. Johnson is a Valedictorian for the Career Center Senior Awards Ceremony which will be held on May 20 at the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center on the Marietta College Campus.

Johnson is currently employed at Wendy’s, in Belpre, as a Cashier. She plans to enter directly into the heavy equipment operator’s workforce, in Tennessee, upon graduation. Johnson would also like to attend a community college to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Business. She aspires to acquire her own construction or landscaping business.

Jackie Porter is a Warren senior enrolled in the Patient Health Care program, and she is the daughter of Eric and Beatrice Porter of Belpre.

At the Career Center, Porter is a member the SkillsUSA youth organization where she holds the office of Chapter Treasurer. Through SkillsUSA, Porter participated and placed first in the Regional Competition for Tech Prep Showcase. Her project was titled “Little Heroes” which was based on premature infants. Advancing to the State Competition, in Columbus, she received tenth place this past month. During her junior year, Porter held the office of Class President. She has received awards for All A’s Principal List, All A’s and B’s Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance, and Outstanding Patient Health Care Student. From the Career Center, Porter is certified as a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) and in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Patient Health Care instructor, Emma Otstot, nominated her for this honor and commented on special traits and roles that Porter carries such as strong work ethic, helpful, outstanding student, good role model, responsible, and outgoing.

Porter currently is employed at Cambridge Home Health as an STNA. Upon graduation, she plans to attend Washington State Community College to obtain her Associate’s Degree as a Respiratory Therapist Technician (RTT).

Isaac Roush is a Warren senior enrolled in the Auto Mechanics program, and he is the son of Joe and Lisa Roush of Barlow.

At the Career Center, Roush is a member of the SkillsUSA youth organization. He is the Class President for his technical program and a member of the National Technical Honor Society. He has received awards for All A’s Principal List, All A’s and B’s Honor Roll, Outstanding Auto Mechanics Student, Outstanding Government Student, Outstanding English Student, and Outstanding Math Student. Auto Mechanics instructor, Dave Everson, nominated him for this honor and commented on special traits and roles that Roush carries such as good student, punctual, kind, hard worker, and a leader.

Roush plans to enter directly into the workforce. He currently has an opportunity to obtain a position working in the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania.