The Washington County Career Center’s September Students of the Month are MaKenna Long and Webb Hall.
Long is a Warren High School senior enrolled in the Pre-Nursing program and is the daughter of Josh and Krista Long of Vincent.
At the Career Center, Long is a member of the SkillsUSA youth organization and National Technical Honor Society and serves as parliamentarian of the Pre-Nursing program. She was on the Career Center’s Principal List all last school year. Through SkillsUSA, Long competed last school year at the state level for practical nursing. As a student ambassador, she is responsible for acting as a liaison between the Career Center and Warren. In addition, she is gaining leadership skills by promoting the Career Center during its recruitment process as well as giving tours and guidance at scheduled events and with incoming visitors. Long is also active on the Warren varsity volleyball team.
Through College Credit Plus, Long will earn credits in English composition and medical terminology. In her technical program, she has earned industry-recognized credentials and certifications for automated external defibrillator (AED), cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, stop the bleed and the Ohio Department of Health – State Tested Nurse Assistant (STNA). She is taking course offerings and learning skills for health science and technology, human anatomy and physiology, lifespan development and medical intervention, medical terminology, mental health, nutrition and wellness, patient-centered care, diagnostics, pharmacology and principles of allied health.
“It is a pleasure to have MaKenna in the Pre-Nursing program,” instructor Amy Jarrell said. “She stands out as a strong leader among her peers and always has a positive attitude, helping to motivate fellow classmates and providing words of encouragement. She always practices positive values at the Career Center. MaKenna received the highest gpa in the program last school year.”
This past summer, Long was accepted into an internship with Marietta Memorial Health System. Upon graduation, she aspires to attend Ohio University for biology and then medical school to specialize in the osteopathic field.
Hall is a Marietta High School senior enrolled in the graphic design and video production program, and he is the son of Christopher Hall of Marietta and Stacey Hall of Marietta. At the Career Center, Hall is a member of the Business Professionals of America (BPA) youth organization and National Technical Honor Society. Last school year, he held the office of class parliamentarian in his technical program. Through BPA, he competed last school year at the state level for video game proposal. Hall has received awards for the Career Center’s Principal List and Honor Roll. At Marietta High School, he is active on the golf and tennis teams. In his technical program, he has earned or is working on earning industry-recognized credentials, certifications and college credit through the Adobe Creative Cloud software for 2D animation, digital photography, digital storytelling, digital video effects, graphic design, Illustrator, InDesign, live streaming and production, PhotoShop, Premier Pro and video production.
Through College Credit Plus (CCP) with Washington State Community College, he has or will earn both high school and college credit for the following academic courses: American national government, nutrition, sociology, statistics and several other courses he took through Marietta High School. Hall is taking course offerings and learning skills for creating and editing digital graphics, design techniques, information technology, multimedia and image management techniques and video and sound.
“Webb is a wonderful student who has a unique style of design. He often helps others in class,” graphic design and video production instructor Chris Palmer said.
Hall plans to attend either Miami University in Ohio or the University of Kentucky to obtain a degree in graphic design.