Quinci with SkillsUSA Advisors Jeff Bertke and Sara Plozay

Quinci Voisard, a Medical Careers Academy student from Fort Loramie, is one of five Ohio students nominated for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

The U.S. Department of Education states that this program was established in 1964, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Since then, the program has expanded to include exceptional students in the visual, creative, and performing arts, as well as career and technical education. Quinci’s nomination will move her on for consideration as one of the top 20 CTE students at the national level, which is one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.

Quinci is a senior attending Upper Valley Career Center and a College Credit Plus student at Edison State Community College. She is dedicated to bettering the lives of her classmates and her community. Quinci has helped lead many initiatives through her involvement with SkillsUSA as a local, Southwest Regional, and Ohio State officer, Student Senate treasurer, and one of the founders of Fort Loramie’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). These initiatives include volunteering with the Salvation Army, hosting Bible studies, collections for Operation Christmas Child, a coat drive for low-income families, writing devotionals for her FCA group, and campaigns for healthcare workers during the pandemic and the recent Kentucky 2021 tornado survivors.

Quinci not only strives for excellence in her personal life but also in her academics. She is a member of the Fort Loramie and UVCC National Honor Societies. With her future patients in the center of her mind, Quinci worked to earn her First Aid, CPR, OSHAA, Mental Health Awareness, and Elder Care certificate, STNA and is currently working towards her Medical Assistant license: All while maintaining her 4.00 GPA and earning 26 college credits. Quinci plans to attend Cedarville University and major in nursing. She hopes to become a missionary nurse and establish a non-profit to help those less fortunate in the communities she serves.

She was recognized for her nomination by the Ohio Association of Career and Technical Education (OACTE) on Thursday, February 10 as part of the Legislative Seminar where she was joined by family and UVCC administration and staff.