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ATCTC Student of the Month: Nisha Morris

Congratulations to Allen Thornton’s Student of the Month for March: Nisha Morris. Nisha is a senior from Waterloo High School who has been a student in the ATCTC Cosmetology program for the past two years. According to Mrs. Beth Wallace, Cosmetology Instructor, Nisha is an excellent student with a tremendous work ethic and a positive role model for other students. At ATCTC, she is an active member of SkillsUSA and recently represented ATCTC at District SkillsUSA competions.

At Waterloo, Nisha is a member of the volleyball, basketball, and softball teams along with being a cheerleader, a member of many clubs and student organizations, and was recently honored as Miss Waterloo High School for 2018.

Good luck to Nisha after graduation as she completes her State Board licensure in cosmetology and then pursues a business degree in preparation to own her own hair salon in the future!



February Student of the Month

ATCTC Student of the Month: Kendra Peru

Congratulations to Allen Thornton’s Student of the Month for February: Kendra Peru. Kendra is a senior Culinary Arts student from Brooks High School. According to Culinary Instructor, Mrs. Carole Pongetti, Kendra is a great student who exemplifies leadership characteristics in the classroom. She is a strong academic student who takes initiative, has a great attitude, and is willing to go above and beyond what is asked of her.



At ATCTC, Kendra is a member of FCCLA and the National Technical Honor Society. At her home school she is a member of 1st Priority, National Honor Society, and plays softball.

Congratulations to Kendra!



Caden Behel-ATCTC Student of the Month


ATCTC Student of the Month: Caden Behel

Congratulations to Allen Thornton’s Student of the Month for January: Caden Behel. Caden is a senior from Rogers High School who has been a student in the ATCTC Welding program for the past two years. As a dual-enrolled student in Mr. Wesley Heathcoat’s welding program, Caden will earn his short-term certificate at the end of the semester and upon graduation will be ready to enter the workforce and pursue his goals of gaining employment with the Pipefitter’s Local and hopefully one day retire as a Certified Welding Inspector!

Caden has been actively involved in SkillsUSA, finishing in 3rd place at state competitions last year. He also plans to participate in this year’s competitions at NWS-CC and state SkillsUSA.

Mr. Heathcoat has been very impressed with Caden’s work ethic and says he is very deserving of this honor. He has a great attitude and is always willing to do whatever is asked of him and to help others in class. Congratulations to Caden!


Allen Thornton December Student of the Month-Kinsey Simpson

ATCTC Student of the Month: Kinsey Simpson

Congratulations to Allen Thornton’s Student of the Month for December: Kinsey Simpson. Kinsey is a senior from Rogers High School who has been a student in the Cosmetology program for the past two years. As a student at ATCTC, Kinsey has been very involved in campus activities. She is an active member of SkillsUSA and the National Technical Honor Society. According to Cosmetology instructor, Mrs. Beth Wallace, Kinsey is an exceptional student with a very positive attitude. She has great work ethic, attendance, and grades, while exemplifying the traits necessary for true success. She has already participated in an Advanced Hair Cutting class at Northwest Shoals Community College, and is also extremely involved at Rogers as a member of FCCLA and FCA as an officer.

Congratulations to Kinsey and good luck to her in her future endeavors!


photo of Hannah Mason, November Allen Thornton Student of the MonthATCTC Student of the Month: Hannah Mason

Congratulations to Allen Thornton’s Student of the Month for November: Hannah Mason. Hannah is a senior from LCHS who has been enrolled in the Engineering program at ATCTC for two years and has earned both Autodesk Inventor and Revit Certified User credentials. According to Mrs. Amy Bolding, Engineering instructor, Hannah is a dependable, hardworking student who excels in everything she is involved in. At ATCTC, she has competed in SkillsUSA, placing 1st in District and 5th in state, and is currently serving as SkillsUSA President. She is also a member of the National Technical Honor Society and serves as Secretary of TSA, student organization for Engineering students. At LCHS, Hannah is a member of the Girls Tennis Team, the Drama Club, and represented LCHS at Girls State this past summer. With Hannah’s positive attitude and motivation, she will most definitely be successful at UAH where she plans to major in Industrial and Systems Engineering!! Congratulations, Hannah!


Caitlyn Conner-October Student of the Month

ATCTC Student of the Month: Caitlyn Conner

Congratulations to Allen Thornton’s Student of the Month

for October: Caitlyn Conner. Caitlyn is a senior from Brooks High School who is enrolled in the Teaching and Training and Work-Based Learning programs at ATCTC. According to Teaching and Training instructor, Mrs. Somer Horton, Caitlyn is an excellent student with a tremendous work ethic and attitude. She strives to achieve her best in everything she is involved in. With plans to pursue a career in the field of education, she has recently been assigned to observe and work with a Kindergarten teacher at Rogers Elementary. Her Work-Based Learning instructor has referred to Caitlyn as, “a good example of what a model student looks like. She has obtained the highest grade possible from her employer, is very pleasant to be around and will do a fantastic job as she prepares to reach her ultimate goal of becoming a school counselor.” In addition to her job and classes, Caitlyn is also manager of the BHS Volleyball Team. Congratulations to Caitlyn!


Sept Student of Month-Coleman Caddell

ATCTC Student of the Month: Coleman Caddell

Congratulations to Allen Thornton’s Student of the Month for September: Coleman Caddell. Coleman is a senior from Waterloo High School who has attended the Engineering program at ATCTC for two years. According to his instructor, Mrs. Amy Bolding, Coleman is an exceptional student with a tremendous work ethic and attitude. He is currently President of SkillsUSA and a member of the National Technical Honor Society at ATCTC in which he has been awarded a scholarship. He has obtained certification in Autodesk Inventor through his classes at ATCTC, and will soon be credentialing in Autodesk REVIT.

At Waterloo High School, Coleman was named Shoals Scholar Dollar Student of the Year last year as a junior. He was also the Alabama Boy’s State recipient where he was elected as US Senator. Coleman is also a member of the football team at Waterloo.

Coleman is a well-rounded, enthusiastic student who gives 110% at everything he is involved in. We expect great things from Coleman in the future as he pursues an engineering degree after graduation with hopes to obtain a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). Congratulations and Good Luck to Coleman!



ATCTC Student of the Month: Savannah Doss

Congratulations to Allen Thornton’s first Student of the Month for the 2017-2018 school year: Savannah Doss. Savannah is a senior from Lexington High School who has attended the Health Science program at ATCTC for two years and is currently enrolled as a CNA student. According to her instructor, Mrs. Lawanda Corum, Savannah has been very involved already this school year. She has submitted a t-shirt design for the program’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirt drive in October and she has participated in a fundraiser for C.A.S.A. to benefit foster children at Bluewater Polo Field.

Savannah recently spoke to the ATCTC HOSA organization about her involvement with C.A.S.A. and has shared several ideas with Mrs. Corum for the upcoming school year. Her enthusiasm has been a great influence at ATCTC and we look forward to hearing great things from Savannah in the future!



Mr. and Miss ATCTC

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Mr. and Miss Allen Thornton: Ricky Lard and Lauren Williams.

Lauren is a senior Health Science student from Brooks High School who has been extremely active at both ATCTC and Brooks. She has been coming to Health Science for 2 years and recently earned her Certified Nursing Assistant certification. She is president of HOSA, and is a member of the National Technical Honor Society. At Brooks Lauren plays multiple sports and has actually signed a scholarship to play college volleyball while pursuing her RN degree.

Ricky is a senior Collision Repair student from LCHS who has attended ATCTC for the past 3 years. He has competed in SkillsUSA at both the district and state levels. He is also a member of the National Technical Honor Society and has been previously chosen as one of ATCTC’s Students of the Month. According to his instructor, Ricky is the type of hardworking, responsible, and mannerly students that will be successful at whatever he does!