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!
Here are this month’s nominees!
Siri Ulander– Siri is a returning student to the Interior Design program and is once again showing her commitment to succeed. She has pushed herself to learn a new program, largely self-guided, and is having great success with it. Siri has excellent attendance, an attribute which will serve her well in the work force. This summer she travel to France with a group of MPHS students and gained exposure to iconic art and architecture.
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!
Emily Odykirk– In her third year as a Marketing student, this individual has made significant contributions to the program. In addition to her involvement with the Marketing program, she is a fourth year member of Business Professionals of America which is the premier Career and Technical Student Organization for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. As a testament to her strong skill set, she was inducted into both the National Technical Honor Society and National Honor Society. She has contributed many hours to assist in coordinating Marketing and BPA events such as: The highly successful eleventh Annual Silent Auction held during the recent parent/teacher conferences where they successfully raise over $2000 to assist students with competition related expenses. She currently holds the position of GI-TEC BPA Chapter President, coordinating countless fundraising activities, meetings and event preparation activities for chapter members. She has successfully competed and placed in individual and team events at the regional, state and national levels investing hundreds of hours in preparation for not only her own events but for fellow members, as well. She is a member of the GI-TEC Marketing Advisory Committee as well as plays leadership roles in the MPHS varsity soccer team, varsity ski team and Key Club. In addition to all the above-mentioned activities Emily maintains a GPA of 4.136 (4.0 scale weighted) and holds a part-time job as a co-op office assistant in the GI TEC work experience program. I highly recommend Emily Odykirk for the My 104.3 GI-TEC Student of the Month!
HERE IS OCTOBERS’ 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.