The Norman Kiwanis Club has recognized Shelbi Rosa and Heather Ray as its students of the month from Moore-Norman Technology Center.

Rosa, a Moore High School senior, is a second-year student in MNTC’s graphic design class. For the past two years at MNTC, Rosa has served as a school officer and district officer for Skills USA. She also will compete in MNTC’s Promotional Bulletin Board Competition this year.

Last summer, Rosa attended Summer Leadership Institute. Outside of MNTC, she is on her high school swim team and has played the piano for the past eight years.

“Her creativity extends beyond design and she uses this gift in her communication and leadership skills as well,” said Trisha Marlow, MNTC graphic design instructor.

Through her MNTC graphic design class, Rosa is a certified production artist, and by the end of this semester, plans to be certified in the Adobe Creative Suite program InDesign. Upon her graduation in May from MNTC and Moore High School, she plans to attend the University of Central Oklahoma and double major in graphic design and international business. After college, she wants to live in the Oklahoma City metro area and own her own graphic design firm by the time she is 25 years old.

“Shelbi has a positive attitude and always volunteers to do client work and help others in class,” Marlow said. “Being a high school senior, I am proud of her for taking on additional responsibilities.”

Adult student Heather Ray is enrolled in MNTC’s dental assisting course. She had lived in Texas and worked in the dental career field, but when she made the move to Oklahoma she felt it was important to refresh and enhance her skills.

“An important distinction in Heather’s favor is the fact that she recognized the need for additional knowledge and training to maximize her potential,” said Pat Trent, MNTC dental assisting instructor. “She has the intellect, aptitude and tenacity it would take to succeed.”

In addition, Ray is president of the dental assisting chapter of Health Occupations Students of America and is also a member of National Technical Honor Society. She also has been involved in promoting the activities of her HOSA chapter. Thanks to Ray’s previous work experience, she knows what it takes to be successfully employed. Trent believes the additional involvement activities Ray balances with her personal life will make her a great asset to the workforce.

After graduation from MNTC, Ray plans to continue her education and apply for dental hygiene school.

“Heather melds her previous dental experience with the pursuit of knowledge and, without striving to be, she has been an effective role model,” Trent said.

For information about MNTC’s full-time career majors or part-time classes, visit www.mntechnology. com or call 364-5763, ext. 7260.

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