Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester issued the following announcement on May 10.
Darlene Edington, assistant cashier II of the Spiro State Bank Talihina Branch, presented Preston Moreland a check for being chosen as the Kiamichi Technology Centers Talihina Campus student of the month for March. Preston, a student from Talihina High School, is enrolled in the Criminal Justice program at KTC.
“Preston is an exceptional student who is willing to complete every task he is assigned. His goal setting is remarkable and the leadership skills he has shown is appreciated,” said Eric Fairless, criminal justice instructor at KTC Talihina. Preston recently graduated in May and his career goals are to attend college and major in Information Technology. Preston’s long term plan is to apply to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol academy once he becomes 21 years old. This is the age requirement set by the OHP.
The student of the month program is sponsored by The Community State Bank for the fall semester and Spiro State Bank for the spring semester.
“We would like to thank the local banks for investing in rewarding our students for their hard work and determination,” said Amanda Dedmon, student services specialist at the Talihina campus.”
Kiamichi Technology Centers has played an integral role in southeastern Oklahoma communities since 1968, serving ten full and three partial counties. KTC is one of 29 districts in the Oklahoma CareerTech system with more than 30 career programs. KTC also offers a wide variety of evening and weekend short-term courses as well as certifications in many diverse career fields. KTC serves nearly 23,000 individuals each year, including many area companies who receive training through the Business and Industry Services division that works with over 400 businesses annually.
Photo Caption from left to right: Preston Moreland, Talihina High School, KTC Criminal Justice student and Darlene Edington, assistant cashier II of the Spiro State Bank, Talihina Branch
Original source: https://www.ktc.edu/about-us/news-releases/talihina-student-of-month-moreland