Return to Headlines

May Student of the Month Sponsored by Fastenal

May Student of the Month: Sponsored by Fastenal  

Nathan Phillips, a sophomore from Lakeland HS, has been nominated May Student of the Month by his Building Mechanics Instructor, Mr. Merle Gilpin. “Nathan is an absolute wonderful student. He always goes above and beyond with any project we are doing. He is never afraid to ask questions so he fully understands the assignment. Nathan is always first to volunteer for special assignments or projects. He and a classmate did a special project for HVAC and he was super enthusiastic to do so. He goes out of his way to help his peers and is a great student to have in class. He has proven himself to be very proficient in all tasks presented to him whether it be theory or lab.”, stated Mr. Gilpin. While in the Building Mechanics program, Nathan obtained his OSHA10 and is looking to become a CTC Student Ambassador for the upcoming school year. 


Nathan is the son of Chyann and Nathan Phillips. “I came to CTC because I am a hands-on learner and CTC offers that and so much more”, stated Nathan. While at CTC, Nathan has maintained an A average in the Building Mechanics program.


At Lakeland HS, Nathan participated in the “Most Respectful Luncheon” and has been on the high honor roll each quarter. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys working, hunting, and when he can, fishing, and quadding with friends. 

May Student of the Month: Sponsored by Fastenal

Madison Stiffler, a junior from Western Wayne High School, has been nominated May Student of the Month by her Cosmetology Instructor, Ms. Christine Menichini. “Maddie is a 1st year Cosmetology student and is doing extremely well. She completes all assignments, has great test scores, and participates in class. She goes above and beyond to help her peers and is a great role model for the sophomore class. She masters difficult tasks and enjoys the challenge”, stated Ms. Menichini. While in the Cosmetology program, Madison has obtained her OSHA10 certification and has maintained an A average throughout her time at CTC. 


Madison is the daughter of Denise and Charlie Stiffler. “I want to become a cosmetologist and thought CTC would give me a good head start to my career and show me what it would be like to work in a salon environment”, stated Madison. 


At Western Wayne HS, Madison is currently ranked 6th in her class. She has been on the principals list and achieved high honors every quarter. She is also on the National Honor Society and is a member of the Volleyball and Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field teams. Madison also enjoys baking. 

May Student of the Month: Sponsored by Fastenal

James Eckmeder, a sophomore from North Pocono HS has been nominated May Student of the Month by his Computer Networking Infrastructure  Instructor, Mr. John Moran. “I am pleased to nominate James for Student of the Month. As an instructor in the Computer Networking class, I have had the privilege of witnessing James's remarkable growth and dedication firsthand. James consistently excels in all tasks assigned to him, demonstrating a deep understanding of networking concepts and a keen ability to apply this knowledge in practical scenarios. His commitment is further exemplified by his achievement of the TestOut PC Pro certification and his ongoing efforts toward attaining the CompTIA A+ certification. Beyond his academic prowess, James serves as a mentor to his peers, offering guidance and support that enhances the learning environment for everyone involved. His leadership and willingness to share his knowledge make him an invaluable asset to our class and a role model for his fellow students”, stated Mr. Moran


James is the son of Christina and Richard Eckmeder. “I chose to go to CTC because I wanted to expand my future goals in the world of IT and to gain hands-on experience before entering the IT workforce. CTC also allows me to gain the necessary certification required for IT and even some college credit”, stated James. He has always loved tech too and which was his main m motivation for coming to CTC.


At North Pocono, James has worked hard to maintain high grades, receiving high honors over the last year. In his spare time, he likes to play video hames, hang out with friends, and enjoy outside.