Buckeye Career Center's February Students of the Month are (left to right): Precision Machining senior Briana Carson; Medical Assisting student Mikaela Manbeck; and Computer Technology/Network Systems senior Marcus Andreas. (Submitted) 

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Buckeye Career Center is announcing its February Student of the Month recipients. Two high school students were chosen for the honor for demonstrating February’s core value of “success for all,” and an Adult Education student was also selected.

February’s female Student of the Month is Precision Machining senior Briana Carson from Carrollton. 

Briana is the daughter of ara Carson and granddaughter of Ramon Carson. She is a member of the National Technical Honor Society, serves as a Buckeye Ambassador, and is a member of the ACT 30 and Over club. She enjoys reading, do-it-yourself projects, and spending time with her animals. After graduation, Briana will continue her career at Allied Machine and possibly attend college for engineering. She hopes to eventually own her own shop. 

Instructor Bob LaFollette says Briana exhibits many qualities that will allow her to excel at a job. He says she has been a magnificent student and a great role model for her peers.” 

February’s Male Student of the Month is Computer Technology/Network Systems senior Marcus Andreas from Strasburg. Marcus is the son of Dan and Sarah Andreas. He works at the Navarre Towpath Trail YMCA as a lifeguard. and volunteers at McFeeders Taekwondo. He is a third-degree black belt, a member of the YMCA swim team and a state qualifier for Business Professionals of America. He hopes to obtain a job in computer networking. 

Instructor Bill Alexander says Marcus is an exemplary student and one of the hardest workers in his class. "Marcus is always pushing the boundaries of his learning and is working ahead of the class due to his passion,” he says.

February’s Adult Student of the Month is Medical Assisting student and Conotton Valley graduate Mikaela Manbeck. 

Mikaela works at Miller’s Creamery. She is a member of New Pointe Community Church and volunteers with the Smokey Mountain Strong project. She hopes to get a job in her field and potentially continue her education in the nursing field.

The three students were honored at the February Buckeye Career Center Board of Education meeting and received photo banners to commemorate the honor. The high school students also received $25 gift certificates to the Joe Carlisle Café & Marketplace courtesy of Skyline Homes.


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