WCCC honors February students
The Washington County Career Center honors its February Students of the Month, Curstin Giffin and Kane Clinton.
Curstin Giffin is a Belpre senior enrolled in the Sports Medicine & Exercise Science program, and she is the daughter of Dale and Beth Giffin of Belpre.
At the Career Center, Giffin is a member of the SkillsUSA youth organization as well as Interact Club and the National Technical Honor Society. In addition, she holds the office of class secretary. She has received awards for Principal’s 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.
In her technical program, Giffin has earned both high school and college dual credits for Introduction to Nutrition, Management of Athletic Injuries, Medical Terminology I & II, and Resistive Training. In academics, she has earned dual credits for College Algebra and Psychology, which she completed online through Washington State Community College. She is certified in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). In May, she will sit for the Physical Therapy Technician Certification (PTTC) exam. At Belpre High School, Giffin is active in basketball and is a member of both the Academic Excellence Recognition Organization (A.E.R.O.) and Student Council.
In basketball, she earned All-Conference All-Academic, All TVC, and OPSWA Southeast All-District Special Mention. Sports Medicine & Exercise Science instructor, Lauren Copen, commented on special traits and roles that Curstin carries such as responsible, hardworking, diligent, driven and helpful.
Upon graduation, Giffin has committed to play basketball for Ohio Wesleyan University, in Delaware. She plans to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Human Health Kinetics and Exercise Science.
Kane Clinton is a Warren senior enrolled in the Medical College Prep program, and he is the grandson of Earl and Shellie Hall of Little Hocking.
At the Career Center, Clinton is a member of the SkillsUSA youth organization and the National Technical Honor Society. He has received awards for Principal’s 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. In his technical program, Clinton has earned both high school and college dual credits for Introduction to Nutrition and Medical Terminology I & II.
In academics, he has earned dual credits for American National Government, College Algebra and English Composition. He is certified in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
He will sit for the State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) exam this month. He is active in soccer for the Belpre Reaper’s League. Graduation Pathway Specialist, Shari Elfline, commented on special traits and roles that Kane carries such as thoughtful, detailed, insightful, and a leader in the classroom.
Clinton is currently employed at Walmart in Vienna.
He plans to attend either Florida State University or Golf Coast State University to obtain a degree in Software Engineering.