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Career Center names students of the month for May

The Washington County Career Center honors its May Students of the Month, Destiny Kearns, McKayla McClain and Cullen Tefft.

Destiny Kearns is a Waterford senior enrolled in the Medical College Prep program and she is the daughter of Kenneth and Michelle Root of Waterford.

At the Career Center, Destiny is a member of the SkillsUSA youth organization. As a Student Ambassador, she is responsible for acting as a liaison between the Career Center and Waterford High School. In addition, she is gaining leadership skills by promoting the Career Center during its recruitment process as well as giving tours and guidance at scheduled events and with incoming visitors. She has received awards for honor 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 Waterford High School, Destiny was active in FFA and cheer. Through College Credit Plus (CCP), she earned both high school and college credit in American National Government and College Algebra. In addition, she has taken and earned college credit in the following courses: Introduction to Nutrition, Medical Terminology I & II and Pharmacology Math. Through her technical program, she has earned industrial credentials and certifications in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA). Outside of school, she is a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, in Churchtown, and attended SEARCH. Medical College Prep instructor,Robin Wright nominated her for this honor and commented on special traits and roles Destiny carries such as honesty, fairness, competency, trustworthiness, a natural caregiver, excellent problem-solving skills and she is a role model to her fellow classmates.

Destiny is employed at McDonald’s in Beverly as a crewmember. Upon graduation, she plans to attend Washington State Community College to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.

McKayla McClain is a Warren senior enrolled in the Medical College Prep program and she is the daughter of Ryan and Melissa McClain of Bartlett.

At the Career Center, McKayla is a member of the SkillsUSA youth organization, National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), Interact Club, and Student Council. She has received awards for the Principal List, honor 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, McKayla was active in Winter Guard and the Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC) organization that puts on various activities and events for foster children. Through College Credit Plus (CCP), she earned both high school and college credit in College Algebra. In addition, she has taken and earned college credit in the following courses: Introduction to Nutrition, Medical Terminology I & II and Pharmacology Math. Through her technical program, she has earned industrial credentials and certifications in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA). Outside of school, she attended the Sacred Heart Retreat for the past two summers and hopes to do so again this year. Science instructor Tamara O’Connor nominated her for this honor and commented on special traits and roles McKayla carries such as engagement, helpfulness and great attendance.

McKayla plans to attend Washington State Community College to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Radiology.

Cullen Tefft is a Warren senior enrolled in the Diesel Truck Mechanics program and he is the son of Marty Tefft of Vincent.

At the Career Center, Cullen is a member of the SkillsUSA youth organization and an Energy Bus Student Leader. He is on the Career Center’s Honor Roll and W.I.S.H. List in meeting all three criteria for 3.0 GPA or higher, 95% attendance or higher and no office referrals. In his technical program, he earned industrial certifications for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Outside of school, Cullen loves to race 4-wheelers, work on cars and hunt. Diesel Truck Mechanics instructor Shayne Garner nominated him for this honor and commented on special traits and roles Cullen carries such as helpfulness, a team player, a role model to his fellow classmates and an excellent student who always goes the extra mile.

Cullen is currently employed through the Career Center’s Early Placement program with Gotham Staple in Belpre as a warehouse laborer. This fall, Cullen plans to attend Ohio Technical College in Cleveland to earn his degree in Diesel Mechanics & Generators.

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