BCC announces Student of the Month recipients

BCC announces Student of the Month recipients

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Buckeye Career Center has named the September Student of the Month recipients. Two high school students were chosen for the honor for demonstrating September’s core value of responsibility/accountability. An adult education student also was named for the honor.

The first high school winner is hospitality student Fantasia Owens. She attends BCC from Garaway. She is employed at Dutch Valley restaurant and attends NewPointe Community Church in Millersburg, where she has served as a childcare volunteer for six years. She is a member of FCCLA and participated in last year’s guest room attendant competition at BCC. Following graduation, she hopes to work in a hotel. She was nominated for the honor by her instructors Deb Ganyard and Jill Young.

“Fantasia exemplifies what it means to be responsible. She always completes her work to the best of her ability and often volunteers to do extra work,” they said.

Owens is the daughter of Ray and Jessie Owens.

The second high school Student of the Month is Justin Bierbower of the electrical systems technology lab. He comes to BCC from Indian Valley and works at the Uhrichsville Arby’s. He plans to apply for an electrical union position following graduation. His instructor Jeremy Burdick believes he is working diligently toward a career in the industry.

“Upon returning from summer break, Justin picked up where he left off without hesitation. He has proven himself to be a self-starter who listens to directions, responds well to constructive criticism and works hard to reach his goals,” Burdick said.

Bierbower is the son of Roxanne and Eric Bierbower.

September’s adult education Student of the Month is Elizabeth Bowyer from the medical office and billing specialist program. Bowyer, a Dover graduate, works at Bob Evans and lives with her family in Dover. She enrolled in the program at BCC after attending college for one year and had the desire to further her education in the medical field. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the cello and reading. Her instructor said she shows leadership skills and always has a positive attitude.

“She has excelled thus far in the classroom, academics and participation. She is a real asset to the class,” instructor Toni Campbell said.

The three were recognized by the Buckeye Career Center Board of Education at the board’s September meeting.