PIQUA — Zac Gordon, a Miami East junior, along with Houston High School senior Kyle Flaute and Sidney High School junior Pauline Frank were named the Upper Valley Career Center Students of the Quarter for the third nine-week grading period.
According to Director of Student Services Matt Meyer, Gordon is a Landscape Management Level One student, Flaute is a Computer Information Technologies Level Two student, and Frank is in the Medical Careers Academy Level One.
Gordon is the son of James and Shelly Gordon of Piqua. He was nominated by his Landscape Management teacher, John Kreitzer, who shared that Gordon is a hard-working, dependable, detail-oriented student who cares for others and about his business endeavors. His academic teachers state that he is exceptional and an outstanding student.
Frank is the daughter of Kevin and Jaunita Frank of Sidney. She was recommended by her Medical Careers Academy instructor, Tami Yahle, who shared that Frank is one of the most conscientious students she has ever had. “She works very hard and is kind to peers and staff,” Yahle said. The academic teachers describe Frank as a meticulous worker, genuine and caring with exceptional character.
Flaute is the son of Martha Simpson of Wapakoneta and Kirk Barhorst of Fort Loramie. He was recommended by his Computer Information Technologies instructor, David Briggs, who shared that Flaute is a class leader who has great desire and preparation. His academic teachers state that Flaute is intelligent and hardworking, a pleasure to have in class.
Students of the Quarter are nominated by their career-technical program instructors based on attendance, citizenship, leadership and effort. In addition, the student’s academic instructors are asked to rate each nominee’s effort during the nine-week grading period.
Two students earned commendation for their nominations. Students earning an “Award of Merit” designation for Student of the Quarter honors are: Erin Bremke, Early Childhood Education and Care II and Laura Pritchett, Exercise Science I.