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March Students of the Month: Sponsored by Fastenal

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Amirah Burrell, a senior from West Scranton HS, has been nominated March Student of the Month by her Medical Assistant Instructor, Mrs. Jennifer Savo. “Amirah has shown the most improvement this school year. However, I have seen Amirah grow into a strong and intelligent leader. She is determined, resilient, and kind to her peers. The first to volunteer, the first to clean up, the first to look after others. I would be proud to work alongside Amirah in the healthcare field”, stated Mrs. Savo. While in the Medical Assistant program, Amirah obtained her CPR, OSHA10, and Mandated Reporting certifications. She will be eligible to sit for her senior CCMA exam.


Amirah is the daughter of Colice Walker. “I chose CTC to experience something different in high school. I always wanted to work with kids in the future, so Health Occupations was the way to go, and I fell in love with the class”, stated Amirah


At West Scranton HS, Amirah is a member of the volleyball team, Captain, and starter of the West Step-Team and Community Service Club. She was also homecoming's 1st princess and won Christmas Ball Princess. In her spare time, she enjoys giving back to the community and helping individuals in need.


Upon graduation, Amirah plans on continuing her education to obtain her BSN and go on to become a pediatric nurse.

March Student of the Month: Sponsored by Fastenal

Jessica Curtis, a junior from Forest City Regional High School, has been nominated March Student of the Month by her Building Mechanics Instructor, Mr. Merle Gilpin. “Jess always goes above and beyond to participate and actively be a part of the class. She is quiet but is always paying attention and very alert to what is going on. She is on the National Honor Society at Forest City and her grades in this program certainly reflect why. She excels at every project that is put in front of her. In my time here, there has not been a task or project that she has not mastered”,  stated Mr. Gilpin. While in the Building Mechanics program, Jessica obtained her OSHA10- construction certificate.


Jessica is the daughter of Janet and Ronald Curtis. “I came to CTC to learn a trade and broaden my possibilities after graduation, stated Jessica. At CTC, Jessica is a Student Ambassador.


At Forest City Regional HS, Jessica has made High Honors most of her HS career. She is a student council officer and plays soccer. In her spare time, she helps at her family's dairy farm. 

March Student of the Month: Sponsored by Fastenal

Elias Rios, a sophomore West Scranton student has been nominated March Student of the Month by his Child Development Instructor, Mrs. Kristine Lenceski. “His grades and conduct are phenomenal. He maintains a perfect 100% in my class. He is kind, very respectful, hard-working, an excellent role model, and displays integrity. He is without doubt what a CTC Student of the Month exemplifies and is held to standards in the highest regard. I wish I had a classroom filled with Elias’s. While in the program, he obtained his OSHA 10, is at the top of the class, and is eager to join CTC clubs in the future when he is allowed to join, such as student ambassador, SkillsUSA. He recently participated in the 5th-grade exploration event and is a perfect role model for peers and the young children in Head Start. He is always prepared for class and is competitive in opportunities involving academics”, stated Mrs. Lenceski.


Elias is the son of Cecilia Colecio. “I chose to come to CTC to get a head start on my future career in pediatrics. That’s also why I chose Child Care and Development as the program I wanted to be in because I knew I’d learn things related to children”, stated Elias. 


At West Scranton, he has made the honor roll every quarter. He participates in sports year-round and is currently apart of the West Scranton volleyball team. In his spare time, he is a part of the University of Success program and the Counseling for Careers Success Advisory Council of the Scranton School District. He is very active in his church and is an assistant youth leader, along with partaking in multiple community service endeavors.