Otha Grimes Scholarship
The Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation recently awarded 10 hardworking, and deserving students from Southwest Technology Center with the 2019 Fall Otha Grimes Memorial Scholarship Award! The foundation gave out a total of $3,800.00 in scholarships. SWTC would like to congratulate the following scholarship recipients:
Backpacks for Kids
SWTC staff was able to put together and deliver 75 backpacks of food to our sending schools to provide students with food for the holidays!
Construction SkillsUSA Competition
SWTC sent students from our construction program to their SkillsUSA competition on February 11, 2020. We want to congratulate both Garrett Garrison (1st Place, Post-Secondary) and Jose Martinez (9th Place Secondary) on a successful day representing SWTC!
Metal Fabrication SkillsUSA Competition
SWTC’s Metal Fabrication class competed in their SkillsUSA competition on February 11th, 2020. Each student performed very well at the competition and we had seven students place. Congratulations to each of the following student’s:
Trace George- 4th Place
Lawrence Easter- 8th Place
Kreighton Hulsey- 9th Place
Bryce Smith- 12th Place
Jackson Murray- 13th Place
Julia Brown- 15th Place
During Career and Technical Education Week, 72 Southwest Technology Center students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). NTHS is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. As a member school, Southwest Technology Center encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence and helps top students find success in today’s highly competitive workplace. NTHS awards an increasing number of scholarships each year to its members. NTHS was created to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence in career and technical education and creating significant occupational opportunities for America’s top work-force education students. There are seven attributes in selecting the NTHS student and chapter advisor. SWTC counselor, Christie Rogers, met with instructors and students in the selection process to ensure the seven attributes were met by all NTHS selected students. The first of the seven attributes is “KNOWLEDGE”, which is the familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study; this represents the knowledge gained through experience and study in the student’s technical program. “SKILL” is the use of knowledge to develop great ability and expertise necessary to make a positive difference in a particular occupational field. “HONESTY” is the quality of being truthful, trustworthy, and fair with everyone while at work or play. “SERVICE” is giving assistance and being ready and able to provide a helpful and useful act. “RESPONSIBILITY” involves the ability to act without guidance, or superior authority, and being answerable for their actions. “SCHOLARSHIP” is the distinctive mark of one who has mastered an area of learning, as reflected in the quality of his/her work, especially with respect to scope, thoroughness, and care. “CITIZENSHIP” is being entitled with full civil rights and exercising the duties, rights, and privileges of this statue. “LEADERSHIP” is the responsibility of serving as a guidance force, and directing the way by going first with courage and confidence.
Students from ten SWTC programs were selected for NTHS. The students selected from Automotive Technology are: Braden Dollins, Adrian Flores, Dominic Julian, Anthony Scott, and Hunter Welch.
Aviation and Aerospace Technology students are: Jacob Adams, Jacob Balderas, Dalton Bales, Javon Bostic, Jake Brown, Dennis Cardell, Justin Due, Melody Ellsworth, Joshua Ewald, Benjamin Hampton, Helen Hernandez, Steven Hernandez, Andre Huerta, Tristen Kent, Osmar Martinez, Joshua Maxwell, Sarah McGregor, Johnny Olivas, Henry Owens, Oliver Person, Garrett Pride, Noah Rathbun, Adrian Rodriguez, Brittany Ross, and Tom Turner.
Business and Computer Technology student is: Samantha Sanchez.
BioMedical Science students are: Karissa Dykens, Taeve Elliott, Luke Fourroux, Ary Garduño, Joshua Johnson, Christopher Martinez, Mackenzie Nall, Tyler Novosad, and Star Sims.
Construction Trades students are: Jose Martinez, Isabel Rascon, Ryan Sarten, and Norman Washington.
Cosmetology students are: Kaylee Johnson, Araceli Mingura, Monica Piña Alvarez, Brittany Ray, and Diana Reinhardt.
Health Science Technology I&II students are: Dylan Cress, Analiza-Marie Duenas, Marisa Gloria, Buddy James, Maci Jesseph, Rose Martinez, Crystal Padilla, Anel Perez, Abigale Ramirez, Maya Sanchez, Courtney Taylor, Serena Walker, Krista Duke, Emily Hughes, and Audre Ybarra.
Metal Fabrication students are: Julia Brown, Jackson Murray, and Bryce Smith.
Teacher Prep students are: Rebecca Borghini, and G’Anna Bruns
The program began with a welcome from Director of Student Services, RaChel Crume, with an explanation of the organization’s purpose. Colors and emblem was presented by past NTHS inductee’s. Students were then led in the NTHS pledge by counselor, Christie Rogers. RaChel Crume then presented membership certificates and pins. Family members and guests were also recognized for their dedication to helping students become successful in their scholastic achievement.