The Washington County Career Center honors its October students of the month, Sophie Huck and Cole Wheeler.
Sophie Huck is a Fort Frye senior enrolled in the Digital Marketing program, and she is the daughter of Randall and Barbara Huck of Lowell.
At the Career Center, Huck is a member of the Business Professionals of America youth organization, National Technical Honor Society, and serves as class president for her technical program. She has been on the Career Center’s principal list since the beginning of last school year. In her technical program, she has earned industry-recognized credentials for the Adobe Creative Cloud — PowerPoint. Academically, she has earned or is working on College Credit Plus (CCP) courses for: American national government, English composition, PC applications, psychology, statistics, and technical writing. She is taking course offerings and learning skills for: business administration marketing, business foundations, digital marketing & management, and marketing principles.
Digital Marketing instructor, Lynette Snyder, commented, “Sophie is a joy to have in class. She radiates positivity and has a work ethic that is unmatched. Her attention to detail will take her far in life.” Upon graduation, she plans to attend Washington State Community College to obtain an associate degree in business.
Cole Wheeler is a Fort Frye senior enrolled in the Building Technology/Carpentry program, and he is the son of Dennis and Beth Wheeler of Lowell.
At the Career Center, Wheeler is a member of SkillsUSA, National Technical Honor Society, and serves as class president for his technical program. He has been on the Career Center’s principal list since the beginning of last school year.
Wheeler is taking course offerings and learning skills for carpentry & masonry technical skills, construction safety & crew leadership, construction technology — core & sustainable construction, and structural systems. In his technical program, he has or will earn industry-recognized credentials for carpenter’s international training fund (CITF) and the occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) 10-hour training.
Transition & Placement Coordinator, Becky Hilverding, nominated Wheeler for this honor and commented, “I have witnessed first-hand how polite and dedicated this young man is. He worked this past summer for Pioneer Group through the Career Center’s early placement and internship program. The supervisors at Pioneer were very impressed with Cole’s work ethic and gave him many accolades.”
Upon graduation, Cole plans to enter an apprenticeship program through a local union.