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ATCTC's February Student of the Month: Sarah Kelley

Congratulations to Allen Thornton Career Technical Center’s Student of the Month: Sarah Kelley. Sarah is a junior Health Science student from Lauderdale County High School and according to her instructor, Mr. Jason Stricklin, Sarah is a very dependable, friendly, and hard-working student who is passionate about caring for others. On the ATCTC campus, Sarah is a member of the National Technical Honor Society and Officer of the HOSA club, where she recently competed at State Conference in Montgomery.

Sarah is also very involved on the Lauderdale County High School campus where she is a member of the Lady Tiger Softball Team, a Junior Class Officer, and a member of Key Club and Beta Club. She holds a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in Word and is a current member of Youth Leadership Shoals. Outside of school, Sarah enjoys teaching AWANA at her church and has an avid love for music, playing piano and the fiddle!

Sarah will return to ATCTC for her senior year to participate in the CNA program and then plans to pursue a college degree in pediatric oncology. Congratulations Sarah!


ATCTC's January Student of the Month: Alani Brown

Congratulations to Allen Thornton Career Technical Center’s Student of the Month: Alani Brown. Alani is a senior Cosmetology student from Brooks High School who has attended ATCTC for the past two years. According to her instructor, Mrs. Beth Wallace, Alani has always proven to be a team leader with a great work ethic and a positive attitude.

Over the past two years, Alani has been extremely involved on the ATCTC campus in various organizations, competing in SkillsUSA and also serving as chapter treasurer of the National Technical Honor Society. Alani plans to obtain her Alabama Cosmetology License but will attend UNA to pursue a business degree to become an entrepreneur! Congratulations to Alani!


ATCTC's December Student of the Month - Ricky Lard

Congratulations to Allen Thornton Career Technical Center’s Student of the Month: Ricky Lard. Ricky is a senior Collision Repair student from Lauderdale County High School who is currently in his fourth semester at ATCTC. According to Mr. Michael Hughes his instructor, Ricky is a hard-working and dependable student with a strong work ethic. He has excellent attendance, always does whatever is asked of him, and has the skills it takes to become a successful employee.

Ricky has already earned his ASE credential in Automotive Painting and Refinishing as well as the I-CAR Collision Repair credential. He will also be earning his Forklift certification this month at ATCTC, and will be given the opportunity to earn his OSHA-10 certification.

Ricky has served as manager for the LCHS football team and LCHS Lady Tigers basketball team during his high school career. Good luck to Ricky as he continues his education in Automotive Collision Repair!


ATCTC's November Student of the Month - Sarah Fike

Sarah is a senior Advertising Design student from Brooks High School. According to Mrs. Lara Muck, Sarah is a hard-working, dedicated, dependable, and talented young lady with a strong work ethic. She has been attending the Advertising Design program since her sophomore year and has always proven to be a team player will be a model candidate for employment.

Sarah has been extremely involved on the ATCTC campus, serving as a SkillsUSA Officer for the past two years and is currently serving as Secretary of National Technical Honor Society.


ATCTC's October Student of the Month - Fabien Valles

Congratulations to Allen Thornton Career Technical Center’s Student of the Month: Fabien Valles. Fabien is a senior from Brooks High School who has participated in the Engineering program for two years. According to Mrs. Amy Bolding, STEM/Engineering instructor, Fabien is an exceptional student who always puts 110% effort into his school work. He is a very detail-oriented individual who is polite, responsible, and helpful to other students. In addition, he maintains a 4.0+ GPA along with perfect attendance at ATCTC. Fabien is also a member of SkillsUSA, the National Technical Honor Society at ATCTC and is a Pride Ambassador at BHS.

After graduation, Fabien plans to pursue a degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering.


ATCTC's September Student of the Month - Gracie Elliott

Congratulations to Allen Thornton’s Student of the Month: Gracie Elliott. Gracie is a senior from Rogers High School who attends the Health Science program at ATCTC. According to her instructor, Mrs. Lawanda Corum, Gracie is an excellent student who is hardworking and very creative. She is a member of the HOSA organization and serves as the chapter’s Historian. This year Gracie designed ATCTC’s breast cancer t-shirt and will be designing a HOSA banner for competitions. Gracie has attended Allen Thornton for two years and is also a member of the National Technical Honor Society, maintaining an overall GPA of 3.9.

On the Rogers High School campus, Gracie is a member of the History and BETA clubs and is an active member of Rogers’ Buccaneers in Blue Marching Band, where she is the captain of the color guard.

Congratulations to Gracie as she looks forward to a career as a Certified Nurse Practitioner or Phlebotomist.


ATCTC's August Student of the Month: Micah Hart

Congratulations to Allen Thornton’s first Student of the Month for the 2016-2017 school year: Micah Hart. Micah is a senior from Waterloo High School who attends the Welding program at ATCTC. According to his instructor, Mr. Wesley Heathcoat, Micah is an excellent student with a tremendous work ethic and attitude. He participated in dual-credit welding during the summer at Northwest Shoals Community College, and is also earning dual-credit for his welding courses at Allen Thornton.

On the Waterloo campus, Micah is involved in a lot of clubs and activities and was recently selected to serve as a student mentor for an elementary student. Congratulations to Micah. We look forward to hearing of his success as he plans to finish at Northwest Shoals after graduation to pursue his welding career.