TCTC FOUNDATION AWARDS STUDENTS OF THE YEAR

The Tri County Technology Center Foundation awarded the two Tri County students of the year, $500 at the 2014 Commencement on May 13.

“Each year, Tri County Technology Center selects one adult and one high school student of the year to be recognized for their outstanding work ethic and volunteer efforts,” announced Jeanette Miller, TCTC director of instruction. “The two students will receive a $500 check from the Tri County Technology Center Foundation as well as a plaque.”

Logan Harms was selected as the adult student of the year. Harms was a student in the applied welding technology program at Tri County. “Logan is a full-time student at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, as well as, a full-time student in the welding program at Tri County,” said Scott Sutherland, TCTC applied welding technology instructor. “At the age of 19, Logan is a natural leader, hard worker, and is extremely bright and intelligent. He is an amazing young man.”

Upon completion of the welding program, Harms plans to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in animal science from South Dakota State University. He plans to use his welding skills to pay for the remainder of his educaiton.

Harms was a member of the SkillsUSA student organization, where he served as the class historian.

He is proud of the fact that he is completing his freshman year of college with a 3.76 GPA. Harms is also very involved with campus life at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, and his church, Sooner Park Wesleyan.

Andrea Baldwin, who is graduating from Bartlesville High School and is a student in the cosmetology program at Tri County, was selected as the high school student of the year.

“Andrea is very diligent in her studies and works hard to be the best student she can be,” says Melanie Walker, TCTC cosmetology instructor. “She is a wonderful student to have in our program.”

Upon graduation, Baldwin would like to attend Hillsong College in Sydney, Australia to study worship leadership and move on to be a worship leader. Her lifetime goal is to be a disciple in her community.

Baldwin was a member of the SkillsUSA student organizaztion, in which she competed in the hair styling competition. She was also the class photographer.

She is on the Honor Roll at Bartlesville High School with almost a 4.0 GPA. In her spare time, Baldwin serves at Life Church of Bartlesville at least three times per week, helping in the nursery, singing backup vocals for the main service and lead vocals for the youth service.

“The Tri County Foundation is pleased to support these outstanding students as they pursue their next life experience,” says Lindel Fields, TCTC CEO and superintendent. “We look forward to hearing all the great things they accomplish in the future.”