January 2022 Professional of the Month
Nathaniel Solorzano is a senior and attends Erskine Academy. He is enrolled for the second year in our Plumbing & Heating program. Nathaniel is proud of the furnace he helped install in the program, as well as installing a heater. He has liked working in teams, as he knows this is similar to the workplace. Being able to help others, as well as rely on others has made the class a great environment. His instructor, Mr. Nicholas Smith, said, “Nate works hard every day in the shop and in the classroom. He is a quiet leader in our class. His work ethic does not go unnoticed and he was voted on my his classmates to receive this award. Nate is not only student of the month, but has been a great student for his entire two years in the program.” Outside of school, he works a part-time job, and is on the Erskine Academy Wrestling Team. He also participates in a physical training program with the United States Marines. He has enlisted in the Marines and will leave for Basic Training after graduation.
Maleah Manson is junior and Gardiner Area High School. She is enrolled in our Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program. Maleah has enjoyed learning in the lab, and then applying those skills she learned in her clinical experiences. She says she loves her classmates, that come from different high schools, because they have a shared interest in the medical field. Her instructor, Mrs. Bethany Gilliam, said, “Maleah is a wonderful addition to the CNA program. She is friendly, intelligent, task oriented and helps remind her classmates of upcoming events. I am certain Maleah will achieve any and all goals that she sets for herself.” When she is not in school, Maleah has a part-time job and also competes with an All-Star Cheerleading team. Maleah has a long term goal of becoming a Registered Nurse Anesthetist.