Ringgold High School, Washington County, Graduating Class of 2020 Attending Marymount Manhattan College, New York,…
2017 Student of the Year[gdlr_frame type=”rounded” align=”left” caption=””] [gdlr_image_link type=”image” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/DSC_9345.jpg” link_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/DSC_9345.jpg” alt=” ” width=”250px”] [/gdlr_frame]
Beaver County Career & Technology Center
Eric G. Rosendale – Chief School Administrator
David A. Wytiaz – Administrative Director
Laura DelVecchio – Assistant Admin. Director
Tom Geisler – Welding Instructor
Questeq, Business Partner
“I have changed my “don’t care” and negative attitudes to one of possibilities and achievement.”
“I chose academic improvement [as the award he wanted to achieve] because I realized after my first year at the CTC, I wanted to get a good paying career that would give me advantages for the rest of my life. When I first chose the welding program at the CTC, I did because it looked cool. After spending time in the welding class and attending the Challenge assembly, I was motivated to improve my classroom standing so I could compete in the jobs that will develop in the County.
I was very childish in my junior year and didn’t necessarily care. After listening to the Challenge’s motivating presentation, I realized I am the only one that can achieve success in my career and life. The mind set of thinking helped me to realize I needed to grow up and be more responsible for my own actions in order to compete for an award. Through applying myself, I was recognized more in class and have developed a leadership role in my welding class. I am one of the top people in my welding class. I am the only one actively attempting to get a job.
The Challenge Program not only motivated me but made me realize I could accomplish my dream of obtaining an apprenticeship in the Sheet Metal Local Union. I had to pay more attention and focus on improving my attitude and grades to achieve this goal.
I made the decision to drop football which meant I was leaving behind many friendships. After making these changes, I became more aware of my potential. The Challenge Assembly helped me to pay more attention to details and listen to my teacher’s guidance and expectations.
I have changed my “don’t care” and negative attitudes to one of possibilities and achievement.”[gdlr_button href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw6KR9uhg10&feature=youtu.be” target=”_blank” size=”medium” background=”#2d3080″ color=”#ffffff”]Watch Chris’s Video[/gdlr_button]