Career Center Students of the Month

The Washington County Career Center honors its April Students of the Month, Emily O’Grady, Macy Wright and Michael Lynch.

Emily O’Grady is a Frontier senior enrolled in the Medical College Prep program and she is the daughter of Scott and Crystal O’Grady of Wingett Run.

At the Career Center, O’Grady is a member the SkillsUSA youth organization and Student Council. She has been on the Career Center’s Principal list, honor roll and the W.I.S.H. List for meeting all three criteria for 3.0 GPA or higher, 95% attendance or higher, and no office referrals. At Frontier High School, she was active as a cheerleader and in Science Olympiad. She also attended the Cougars On A Mission ten-day trip to Honduras where she volunteered in building homes and a school house, as well as distributing clothing and feeding the hungry. In her technical program, O’Grady earned industry-recognized credentials or certifications for Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, Introduction to Nutrition, Medical Terminology I & II and Pharmacology Math, and will be sitting for the State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) exam this month. Through College Credit Plus (CCP) she earned both high school and college credit for American National Government, College Algebra and English Composition. Science instructor Tamara O’Connor nominated her for this honor and commented on special traits and roles that Emily carries such as being positive, a team player, great work ethic, taking initiative and excellent attendance.

O’Grady is currently employed at Dominos of Marietta as a crew member. Upon graduation, she plans to attend The Career Center – Adult Technical Training to obtain a six-month certification in Phlebotomy. From there, she plans to enroll at Washington State Community College to earn an associate degree for Medical Laboratory.

Macy Wright is a Warren senior enrolled in the Graphic Design & Video Production program and she is the daughter of Roger Wright of Vincent and Amber Kapple of Coolville.

At the Career Center, Wright is a member the Business Professionals of America youth organization. She has been on the Career Center’s Principal list, honor roll and merit roll, as well as the W.I.S.H. List for meeting all three criteria for 3.0 GPA or higher, 95% attendance or higher, and no office referrals. At Warren High School she was active Drama. She has also been a Girls Scouts member for the past five years as well worked for the MOV To Go internship. In her technical program, Wright has earned industry-recognized credentials and college credit for the software Adobe Certified Associate: Illustrator and Photoshop. She is currently working on InDesign, Digital Photography, Digital Video Effects and Digital Video Production. Through College Credit Plus (CCP), she earned both high school and college credit for American National Government, College Algebra, English Composition. English instructor Chris Swarr nominated her for this honor and commented on special traits and roles that Macy carries such as great work ethic, maturity and a wonderful writer.

Upon graduation Wright plans to attend Ohio University to obtain a bachelor’s degree for Animation & Graphic Design.

Michael Lynch is a Warren senior enrolled in the Sports Medicine & Exercise Science program and he is the son of Rodney and Cindy Lynch of Cutler.

At the Career Center, Lynch is a member of the SkillsUSA youth organization. He has earned awards for the honor roll, merit roll and the Career Center’s W.I.S.H. List for meeting all three criteria for 3.0 GPA or higher, 95% attendance or higher, and no office referrals. At Warren High School, he was active in A Capella, Bass Chorus, cross country, football, track and wrestling. Outside of school, he has been a member of the Boys Scouts Troop #129 for the past nine years and became an Eagle Scout his during freshman year of high school. In his technical program, Lynch earned both high school and college credits for Introduction to Nutrition, Manage of Athletic Injuries, Medical Terminology I & II, Personal Fitness Concepts and Resistive Training. Additionally, he earned certifications in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). In May, he will sit for the Physical Therapist Assistant Certification (PTAC) exam. Sports Medicine & Exercise Science instructor Lauren Copen nominated him for this honor and commented on special traits and roles that Michael carries such as trustworthy, class leader, mentor, takes initiative and excellent work ethic.

Lynch is currently employed at Sanitary Linen, Mat and Uniform Service, Inc., of Parkersburg as a laborer. He enrolled with the United States Marine Corps for Security Forces and will attend basic training this summer in Paris Island, SC.

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