Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Oneida/Huntsville instructors nominated eleven students for the College’s Outstanding Student of the Year award. According to Jennifer Trammell, coordinator for TCAT - Oneida/Huntsville, "The purpose of the Outstanding Student of the Year award is to spotlight the importance of technical education in today's world of work and to recognize outstanding achievement by students attending Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology. This title is based on excellence in leadership and ability.” Chosen for recognition by their instructors are the following students: Miley Vanhook, Administrative Office Technology; Ronnie Overton, Automotive Technology; Cody Sircy, Computer Information Technology; Ashley Byrd, Cosmetology; Jordan Goodman, Collision Repair Technology; Dylan Wright, Machine Tool Technology; Latosha Cross, Pharmacy Technician; Zack King, Power Line Construction & Maintenance Technology; Don Straut, Practical Nursing; Michael Byrd, Industrial Maintenance/Mechatronics Technology; and John Stephens, Welding.
A committee of local business and community leaders interviewed the nominees and selected Latosha Cross as the 2016 Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Oneida/Huntsville Outstanding Student of the Year.
The state finalists from the regional competitions will move on to compete for the state title. From this outstanding group of students, the judges will select in March 2017 one student as the State’s TCAT Outstanding Student of the Year Winner. This person will serve as an ambassador for technical education in Tennessee. He or she will travel across the state speaking at various business and industry meetings, community organization meetings, board meetings, and state conferences.
Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Oneida/Huntsville’s 2016 Outstanding Student of the Year Latosha Cross (third from left) is pictured with (left to right) her Pharmacy Technician instructor Casey Byrd, TCAT-Oneida/Huntsville assistant director Amy West, and TCAT-Oneida/Huntsville director Dwight Murphy.