The Upper Valley Career Center has named Nakkya Ross, Piqua High School senior and Gage McCann, Troy High School junior as Students of the Quarter for the first nine-week grading period. These two individuals were selected from a group of twelve students nominated by faculty for the quarter honors.
Nakkya is an Interactive Media student who is described by her instructors as a smart, hard-working, engaged, and helpful pupil who uses her time wisely and is always prepared for class. She is noted by these same teachers as a true pleasure to have in class. Nakkya is the daughter of Kimberly Ross-Miller.
Gage is a student in the Electrical Trades lab. His academic and lab instructors tell how Gage is a motivated leader who is focused, polite, and always willing to go the extra mile and help others. He is known for routinely putting in extra time before and after school while maintaining excellent grades and being a student athlete at his home school of Troy. Gage is the son of Anne Scaggs and Eric McCann.
Nominations for Student of the Quarter are made by career-technical program instructors. Students' attendance, citizenship, leadership, and effort are taken into account. In addition, the student's academic instructors are asked to rate each nominee's effort during the nine-week grading period.
Students earning an "Award of Merit" designation for Student of the Quarter honors are level one students Rosalyn Weymer, Interactive Media from Sidney High School, Devon Jones, Pre-Engineering and Design Technologies from Sidney High School, Trenity Foster, Early Childhood Education and Care from Piqua High School, and Danielle Berning, Landscape Management from Fort Loramie High School. Level two students recognized for “Award of Merit” are Shane Bryan, Exercise Science from Bradford High School, Kayla Scott, Design and Digital Print Technologies from Covington High School, Heidi McRill, Pre-Engineering and Design Technologies from Anna High School, and Aleah Frilling, Teacher Academy from Fort Loramie High School.
An “Honorable Mention” recognition is made of Austin Smock, Discovery from Jackson Center High School and Angelica Jenkins, Early Childhood Education and Care from Piqua High School.
Congratulations to all these students on their hard work and dedication to their future through career and technical education.