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January Student of the Month: Sponsored by Fastenal

January Student of the Month: Sponsored by Fastenal  

Jacob Argenta, a senior from West Scranton High School, has been nominated January Student of the Month by his Electrical Instructor, Mr. Robert Letteri. “Jacob is a true servant and leader. He quietly leads and is a positive role model. The evidence of this is found in his compassion to others, his willingness to learn new things, and his courage to overcome obstacles. Specifically, he builds others up, volunteers to do any task with a cheerful attitude, and is willing to learn new tasks without prompting. It is an honor to teach Jacob, and CTC should be proud to have a student like him among us. For these reasons, I humbly recommend Jacob Argenta as a student of the month”, stated Mr. Letteri.  While in the Electrical program, Jacob has obtained his OSHA10 and OSHA30 certifications, and also American Ladder certifications. Jacob is in the process of getting everything together to head out on a Cooperative Education placement this spring with Podest Construction. 


Jacob is the son of Jennifer and Virgil Argenta. Jacob strives to maintain high grades and has maintained an A average at CTC. “ I wanted to come to CTC because I wanted to learn a new set of skills that I can use out in the real world.”, stated Jacob. 


At West Scranton, Jacob has been named to the Honor Roll and is a member of the golf team. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with friends. Upon graduation, Jacob plans to join the Electrical Union and start his own business. 

January Student of the Month: Sponsored by Fastenal

Kelsey Calpin, a senior from Scranton High School, has been nominated January Student of the Month by her Cosmetology Instructor, Mrs. Kristina Petrauskas. “Kelsey earned a Silver medal in cosmetology for the SkillsUSA district competition last month. She passed her Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology licensure exam and will receive her license upon completion of 1,250 hours. Kelsey has never had a marking period below 90 at CTCLC. She consistently works hard and always completes her tasks ahead of schedule to allow her more time to practice more difficult skills or help her classmates. She holds herself to a high standard, both academically and professionally”, stated Mrs. Petrauskas. While in the cosmetology program, Kelsey has participated in multiple community service trips to provide free haircuts, manicures, and facials for the public. She also has obtained her Barbicide and Barbicide COVID-19 certifications. 


Kelsey is the daughter of Sally and Robbie Calpin. “I chose CTC because my original plan after graduation was to enroll at Empire Beauty school, but freshman year I saw the opportunity to get the same experience and certification for free”, stated Kelsey.  


At Scranton HS, Kelsey was a varsity cheerleader for the past three years and, in her spare time, volunteered to coach junior cheerleaders. She has taken honors classes. 


Upon graduation, Kelsey plans to move to a full-time salon. “I want to further my education in eyelash extensions and micro blading. I hope to specialize in color,up-dos, and makeup. My goal is to one day make people feel beautiful on their wedding days”, stated Kelsey.


January Student of the Month: Sponsored by Fastenal

Ravyn Reed, a senior from Lakeland High School, has been nominated January Student of the Month by her Print Production Instructor, Ms. Rebecca Rinella. “Ravyn is a leader in the classroom and is compassionate to her classmates. She helps others and has a good attitude”, stated Ms. Rinella “While in the Print Production program, Rayvn has obtained multiple industry certifications such as OSHA 10, FIRST Level 1 Pressman certification, and Forklift certification. She works hard to improve in the classroom and shop”.  During her time in the program, Ravyn has competed in SkillsUSA and will be competing in the Phoenix Challenge competition for the second year in a row. She has maintained an A average throughout her time at CTC. 


Ravyn is the daughter of Kelliann Newberry and granddaughter of Mary Newberry. “I came to CTC seeking a better opportunity for my future and to expand my social and cultural circle”, states Ravyn. 


At Lakeland, Ravyn is a member of the Cross Country team, and unified track, as well as the art club.  In her spare time, she enjoys karate, snowboarding, marathons, shopping, cooking/baking, video gaming and watching TV shows. Also, she takes honors classes, participates in cross country districts, and has achieved a high honor roll throughout her high school career. She won two perfect attendance breakfasts and has helped the junior class with prom fundraisers. 


Upon graduation, Ravyn plans to attend college after she takes a gap year to decide what path she will follow. “ Picking a career is difficult and I want to ensure my career is for my best interest and passions”, states Ravyn.