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April 4, 2014

MNTC students honored by Kiwanis

NORMAN — The Norman Kiwanis Club recognized two Moore Norman Technology Center students as March students of the month during its regular meeting this week. Both students represent MNTC’s Business & Information Technology area of study.

Norman High School senior Logan Loffland is a first-year student enrolled in MNTC’s Computer Programming class.

He is a member of the local chapter of Business Professionals of America and the National Technical Honor Society. He also earned the Internet Core & Computing Certification. He has been a band member for six years through junior high and high school.

Loffland chose to attend MNTC for his elective hours while in high school because he said he wanted a more in-depth opportunity to explore a true interest he has in computer science.

He said spending three hours each day dedicated to the industry was the best way to achieve that.

Loffland said his confidence level in a real understanding of the industry has accelerated since attending MNTC and that he expects he will be at an advantage when entering college.

“I’ve learned so much about working on teams and working with others to accomplish a goal like making computer programs. I’ve also learned about social issues like morality in the industry and security issues,” Loffland said. “Beyond the class, I’ve learned life skills like writing resumes, interviewing for jobs and applying for college scholarships. Moore Norman has helped me grow so much.”

Loffland will graduate in May and has been accepted to the University of Oklahoma. He plans to major in computer science and minor in psychology. His interest is learning and teaching others about how video games can be used as a tool in parenting, teaching, education and more.

Adult student Vicki Reed is a second-year student in the database administration class. She also is a member of BPA and NTHS. She will graduate in May and plans to complete an associate’s degree in database management through Oklahoma City Community College.

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