Two Metro Tech students were named Superintendent's Student of the Year during the Metro Tech Commencement Ceremony on Tuesday, May 10.
Brooklyn Scarberry - Health Careers Center Dental Assisting student - was named Superintendent's Adult Student of the Year. After going to college on a full-ride scholarship for cheerleading, Brooklyn decided she wanted to work in the dental field and needed specific training. After driving from Purcell to visit Metro Tech, she knew this was the best place for her. After graduating from Metro Tech, she will work as a dental assistant until she applies for dental hygiene school at the University of Oklahoma.
“Metro Tech has been a great learning experience, and it has prepared me for a career in the dental field. I drive from Purcell every day because this is the best program," Brooklyn said.
Kanesha Tate - OK Centennial High School senior and Metro Tech Biomedical Sciences Academy student - was named Superintendent's High School Student of the Year.
Kanesha is the valedictorian of her high school class of 67 students. With a goal of one day becoming a pediatrician, Kanesha enrolled in the Biomedical Sciences Academy at Metro Tech to develop an academic foundation. She will attend the University of Central Oklahoma in the fall to major in community health and after graduation; she plans to apply to medical school.
“When I spoke to my counselor about enrolling in Biomed at Metro Tech, she told me people quit because the program is hard. I told her…that’s the program for me. I am passionate about kids and have already researched all the steps to becoming a pediatrician. I go after what I want without fear," Kanesha said.
Both students won a $1,000 cash recognition prize.