It’s always a rewarding feeling honoring those youngsters who go above and beyond as teenagers. The kids that play sports, have straight A’s, and even hold down a part-time job, or that older brother/sister that gives rides to and from school and practice. That is why My1043 and AM 830 have brought back the Gratiot Isabella Tech Center Student of the Month!! Every month you can come vote for the high schooler you think is most deserving to be the GI Tech Center Student of the Month!!
You can help one lucky student every month win a sweet prize pack courtesy of MY1043! All students are nominated by their teachers at the Tech Center! Thanks to all of our great teachers as well!
Vote for one of our two nominees for January:
Rebekah Christie– Nominated by Amy Schell: Rebekah is a 2nd year Educational Careers student who is always willing to jump in and help. She has been working in a Kindergarten classroom as a cadet teacher for 2 years. Rebekah is a hard worker who willing to help her teachers and classmates. She also does an excellent job in her elementary placement when working with her mentor teacher and students. Her elementary students love having her in the classroom and respect her as a teacher as well. She was such an asset to her elementary classroom last year that her mentor teacher requested to have her again this year as a cadet student. Rebekah is hardworking, organized, goal oriented, team player and has great communication skills. I think Rebekah will make an excellent teacher in the future. Outside of the classroom Rebekah is also very involved with her community and school events. She has been on the MPHS Swim and Dive team for 3 years and was selected as the captain of her team this season. She is a mentor for Kid’s Hope and has volunteered at her church for the last 6 years in the nursery. Rebekah has also taken the opportunity the last two summers to go on a mission trip into the inner-city of Detroit to help with summer vacation bible school. She is a member of our Educational Careers Advisory committee and a member of the National Honor Society at MPHS. Rebekah is an amazing role model and I am lucky to have her be part of my Educational Careers program for the last 2 years.
Kara McClintic – nominated by Lisa Gatti: Kara is one exceptional young woman. She has a quiet, unrelenting work ethic that makes her a leader in the classroom. Kara is excited about working in the field of physical therapy, a category in which she has competed at Health Occupations Students of America, making it to State competition last year. Kara is a member of the National Honor Society at Shepherd High School and works with special needs children through their LINKS program. In addition, Kara is a competitive Power Lifter, placing 3rd in one of the weight classes. Kara is determined to give her best efforts and, through her actions, shows hard work and kindness toward others. Other students look to her for assistance, and she helps when she sees them struggling. All these qualities will help make Kara a fantastic physical therapist in the near future.
Congrats to our December student of the month!
Emily Lobert-Emily is a hardworking student that demonstrates leadership a positive attitude every day. She is self-motivated and completes tasks in the classroom and lab in addition to her own assignments and duties. Emily uses her time in the classroom and lab effectively and always strives to do her best. She utilizes her CTE skills outside of the classroom by using them in a working kitchen at Camp Trotter, a VFW sponsored youth camp, during summer break. Emily has also been essential in volunteering for numerous activities that promote GI-TEC. Some of those activities include; representing GI-TEC in the Homecoming parade, helping with the TEC Open House and providing assistance with various catered events. Emily is also an active member of Key Club and ASL Club.
Congrats to our November student of the month!
Elise Guerrero– Elise is an exceptional student in health science. Last year, she completed the Nursing Assistant class and, this year, she is doing well in Health Careers. Her goal is to work with moms and babies. Elise’s calm and kind demeanor is one of the many reasons she will succeed in any health care career. At her school, she is involved in National Honor Society, has been in BPA and is currently in Health Occupations Students of America. Family is very important to Elise, and she spends a lot of time with her family. Her teacher nominated her for Student of the Month because she impresses with her quiet leadership. Other students go to her for answers, and they respect her opinions. I can’t wait to see how Elise conquers the world!
Congrats to our October student of the month!
Jenna is a 2nd year Health Science student. Last year, she completed the Certified Nurse Assistant program, and this year she will tackle the Health Science Careers program. Jenna has been active at school throughout her years at MPHS. She has been involved in school theater productions and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), where she competed at the regional and state levels. Last year, she was a pivotal fundraiser to help her fellow HOSA members contain cost of traveling to and from competitions. She has now taken on a leadership role in HOSA as a member of the executive board. Jenna is also a figure skater and spends many hours skating.
What is most notable about Jenna is her positive attitude and work ethic. She is kind and friendly to all students and she volunteers to help when she sees a need. I trust her with any task or job. Over the summer, Jenna worked at a summer camp for kids and is currently working part-time at a greenhouse, where she has worked for 2 years. Jenna is capable, reliable, and trustworthy.