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Career Center Students of the Month

The Washington County Career Center honors its December 2019 Students of the Month, Kynalyn Waderker and Eric Dotson.

Kynalyn Waderker is a Belpre senior enrolled in the Sports Medicine & Exercise Science program, and she is the daughter of Tiana Waderker of Belpre and the granddaughter of George and Becky Waderker of Torch.

Waderker is a member of the Career Center’s SkillsUSA youth organization. At Belpre High School, she is a member of the Academic Excellence Recognition Organization, National Honor Society and is active in basketball. She recently signed a contract to play at Otterbein University.

In addition, she serves as a volunteer for the Belpre youth basketball as an assistant coach, IBelieve and is active with AAU travel basketball. She earned All TVC League, Offensive Player of the Year, Academic Student Athlete, and 1st Team All District.

At the Career Center, she received awards for the Career Center’s Principal List, Honor Roll and Energy Bus Drivers Program for meeting all three criteria of 3.0 GPA or higher, 95% attendance or higher, and no office referrals.

She currently has earned or is enrolled in both high school and college credit courses for American National Government, Introduction to Nutrition, Management of Athletic Injuries, Medical Terminology I&II, and Resistance Training.

In Sports Medicine & Exercise Science, Waderker is receiving a technical focus and learning skills for anatomy and physiology; biomechanics; employability skills; exercise prescription; fitness assessment; health and physical fitness; injury and disease; medical terminology; rehabilitation treatment, sport and exercise nutrition; and sports psychology. Additionally, she earned industrial credentials and certifications in Stop the Bleed, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) during her junior year. In May 2020, she will sit for the Physical Therapist Assistant Certification (PTAC) exam.

Sports Medicine & Exercise Science instructor, Lauren Copen, commented on special traits and roles that Kyna carries such as leadership, kind, helpful, and a role model in and outside the classroom.

After graduating, Waderker will attend Otterbein University to earn a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training.

Eric Dotson is a Belpre senior enrolled in the Sports Medicine & Exercise Science program, and he is the son of Herman Dotson of Vienna and Becky Dotson of Belpre.

Dotson is a member of the Career Center’s SkillsUSA youth organization Student Council and National Technical Honor Society.

At Belpre High School, he lettered in golf, basketball and baseball as well as earned 1st Team TVC and 2nd Team All District for golf.

He has received awards for the Career Center’s Principal List, Honor Roll and Energy Bus Drivers Program for meeting all three criteria of 3.0 GPA or higher, 95% attendance or higher, and no office referrals.

He attended IBelieve during last school year. He currently has earned or is enrolled in both high school and college credit courses for English Composition, Statistics, Introduction to Nutrition, Management of Athletic Injuries, Medical Terminology I&II, and Resistance Training.

In Sports Medicine & Exercise Science, Dotson is receiving a technical focus and learning skills for anatomy and physiology; biomechanics; employability skills; exercise prescription; fitness assessment; health and physical fitness; injury and disease; medical terminology; rehabilitation treatment, sport and exercise nutrition; and sports psychology.

He earned industrial credentials and certifications in Stop the Bleed, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) during his junior year. In May 2020, he will sit for the Physical Therapist Assistant Certification (PTAC) exam.

Sports Medicine & Exercise Science instructor, Lauren Copen, commented on special traits and roles that Eric carries such as leadership, funny, kind, excellent work ethic, helpful, and goal oriented.

Dotson is currently applying to reputable colleges and aspires to enroll as a walk-on for golf and earn a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics.

The Washington County Career Center honors its January Students of the Month, Alyssa Westfall and Zane Stackpole.

Alyssa Westfall is a Warren senior enrolled in the Medical College Prep program, and she is the daughter of Christopher and Melissa Westfall of Cutler.

Westfall is a member of the Career Center’s SkillsUSA youth organization, National Technical Honor Society and the class treasurer of her technical program. As an Energy Bus Student Leader, Westfall helps promote activities that enforces the values to overcome adversity and to fuel your life, work, and team with positive energy. She has received awards for the Principal List and is an Energy Bus Driver member for meeting all three criteria for 3.0 GPA or higher, 95% attendance or higher, and no office referrals. Through her technical program, she has earned certifications in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). In addition, Westfall earned the State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) industrial credential. She has received college credit or is currently taking dual-enrollment classes for: English Composition, Introduction to Nutrition, Medical Terminology I & II, Psychology, Sociology, and Statistics. English instructor, Chris Swarr, nominated Westfall for this honor and had the following to say, “Alyssa is a soft-spoken academic powerhouse with an impeccable attitude. In my English 1500 CCP course, she works tirelessly, assists others without prompting, performs at a very high level, and is never off-task.”

After graduation, Westfall plans to attend Washington State Community College to obtain an associate degree as a registered nurse.

Zane Stackpole is a Warren senior enrolled in the Electricity program, and he is the son of Randy and Melissa Stackpole of Little Hocking.

Stackpole is a member of the Career Center’s SkillsUSA youth organization. He has received awards for Principal List and Honor Roll as well as being an Energy Bus Driver member for meeting all three criteria for 3.0 GPA or higher, 95% attendance or higher, and no office referrals. In his spare time, he likes to fish, hunt and go to dirt track races. Through his technical program, he has earned the ODE industry-recognized credential for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Training, and is currently working on National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) – Core and Level I. He has taken a dual-enrollment academic courses for both high school and college credit in College Algebra and English Composition. Mathematics instructor, Evan Schaad, nominated Stackpole for this honor and had the following to say, “Zane is a very hard-working and diligent student. He is excellent in succeeding below the radar. He can be counted on to stick with any task he is given and will continue to stay engaged until the task is completed.”

Stackpole aspires to enter the IBEW Union as an apprentice.

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