Vocational Excellence

From left to right - Cole Smith, Jesus Flores, and Brett Bean.
In keeping with the ideal of fostering high ethical standards in business and recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, Rotary has designated January as Vocational Service month.   And, our club has designated our Student of the Month theme for January as “Vocational Excellence.”  We recognized three outstanding students chosen by their schools yesterday in recognition of this theme. 
From Archbishop Murphy, Brett Bean, is our January Student of the Month.  Brett is heavily involved in the school’s DECA and music programs.  Brett’s desire is to attend school in California and study business with an emphasis on marketing. Brett has applied to several schools and has already received a Presidential scholarship to attend Chapman University.
From Jackson High School, Cole Smith, is our January Student of the Month.  Cole discovered early on that sitting behind a desk was not in his desired path in life; instead, he prefers a “hands-on” profession.  Cole attends Sno-Isle Skills Center studying diesel technology and plans to go to Everett Community College with the goal of working as a machinist at Boeing.  Cole plays soccer, is a wrestler, and an avid pianist too!
Sno Isle Skills Center nominated Jesus Flores as its January Student of the Month for Vocational Excellence.  Jesus is a student at Kamiak High School and attends Sno Isle’s dental program.  Jesus especially enjoys the opportunity that dental work provides to work with people directly.  Jesus plans to go to Edmonds Community College and then on to Eastern Washington University’s Dental Hygiene program.  Jesus is active in student government (ASB), soccer, and wrestling. 
Congratulations to all of these outstanding students!