Career & Tech students decide to continue education

Two Tazewell County Career & Technical Center students committed to continuing their education after graduation during the school’s Decision Day.

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Benjamin Coleman, the son of Johnny and Jessica Coleman of Richlands,will attend the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio.

Benjamin Coleman, the son of Johnny and Jessica Coleman of Richlands, is a three-year Diesel Equipment Tech student at TCCTC. He has had two successful years in the SkillsUSA Diesel Equipment competitions. During both years he has placed in the top six in the state of Virginia. Those accomplishments has earned him an $8,000 scholarship through the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio.

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Brian Blankenship, the son of Brian and Samantha Blankenship of Bland, will continue his training after graduation at Lincoln Tech University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Brian Blankenship, the son of Brian and Samantha Blankenship of Bland, is a two-year Auto Body Technology student at TCCTC. He won first in the District SkillsUSA Collision Repair Technology contest and placed fifth at the state level. Brian will continue his training after graduation at Lincoln Tech University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Bluefield student on Nazarene Dean’s list

Kathryn Yates of Bluefield, Virginia, was named to the dean’s list at Olivet Nazarene University during the recently completed spring 2019 semester. To qualify for inclusion on the dean’s list, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have attained a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale.

Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering more than 140 areas of undergraduate and graduate study, including the Doctor of Education in ethical leadership. Olivet is located in Bourbonnais, Illinois, 50 miles south of Chicago.

Honaker soldier completes basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Asa R. Taylor graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Taylor is the son of Joseph and Leora Taylor of Pounding Mill, Virginia.

He is a 2017 graduate of 3J4 Academy in Honaker, Virginia.

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