Two Metro Tech students were named Superintendent's Student of the Year during the Metro Tech Completion Ceremony on Tuesday, May 9. One adult and one high school student were selected from 10 nominees who were named Site Director's Student of the Year.
Brenda Negrete was named Superintendent's Adult Student of the Year. Brenda is completing the Practical Nursing Program at Metro Tech. She is a member of the Director's Student Leadership Committee, the National Technical Honor Society and serves as class president for HOSA. Brenda will be the first in her family to graduate college. Brenda's strong clinical and bilingual skills have resulted in several job offers from health centers. Brenda believes in giving back to the community, and she has volunteered as a reader in the children's library at the Metropolitan Library for 10 years.
Unique Douglas was named Superintendent's High School Student of the Year. Unique is a first-year student in the Administrative Assistant Program and attends Parkview Adventist High School. She has a 4.0 GPA and received the National Academy of Scientist and Technologists Award of Excellence. She volunteers at her church as a tennis coach and volunteers as a reader at Parkview. Unique plans to use her Metro Tech certification to work in business administration while earning a bachelor's degree.
Metro Tech Superintendent's Students of the Year receive a $1,000 grant.