Buckeye names Students of the Month

Buckeye names Students of the Month

Autumn Brown

Buckeye names Students of the Month

Kody Ames

Buckeye names Students of the Month

Samantha Nicely


Buckeye Career Center has named the January Student of the Month recipients. Two high school students were chosen for demonstrating January’s core value of critical thinking. One adult education student also was chosen.

One of the Student of the Month recipients is double lab student Autumn Brown. Brown, who comes to BCC from Conotton Valley, is a level-two senior in exercise science and sports medicine and a level-one senior in auto technology.

At BCC, Brown has been a two-year member of Drug Free Clubs of America and HOSA, making it to the state HOSA conference last year in human growth and development. At Conotton Valley she has played volleyball for eight years and is a six-year band member. She works for Kathy’s Catering.

Brown was nominated by her auto technology instructor, Nathan Wauthier. “Autumn is a very honest and trustworthy student. She is always on task and gets projects and assignments done on time,” Wauthier said.

Upon graduation Brown plans to attend Bowling Green State University and eventually obtain a master’s degree in athletic training. She is the daughter of Todd and Julie Herman.

The second high school Student of the Month is meat cutting, deli and bakery student Kody Ames of New Philadelphia. Ames is a two-year member of Drug Free Clubs of America at BCC and enjoys playing video games, reading comics and visiting with family members in his spare time.

Ames was nominated by his instructor, Scott Ripley. “Kody is very dependable. He shows up to class early every day, shows initiative and is the first student to begin working in lab each day,” Ripley said.

Ames plans to continue his education next year at BCC. He is the son of Joyce Ames.

The January Adult Education Student of the Month is dental assisting student Samantha Nicely of Newcomerstown. Nicely is a Newcomerstown High School graduate and is a registered STNA. She is engaged to fiancé Justin, and the couple has two children, Gauge and Gracelynn.

Nicely enrolled in the dental assisting program because the nine-month completion time frame would allow her to begin her career sooner. Her instructor, Crystal Polen, believes Nicely has a bright future.

“She is an outstanding student and individual. She always strives to do her best, no matter what is challenging her,” Polen said.

The three were recognized by the Buckeye Career Center Board of Education at the board’s virtual January meeting.

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