Q&A with Area 31 Students of the Month

Savannah Abshire | Reporter


Matthew Allen

Q: Which program were you awarded student of the month in?

A: The Area 31 Co-op program for computer tech support and networking.

Q: How did you feel when you were awarded student of the month?

A: I felt the same as I did before. I just did what was right and what needed to be done.

Q: Why did you decide to do Area 31?

A: Originally, I had a strong interest in computers. However, I have since lost that passion. Either way, I would say even if I didn’t enjoy it, that it was worth it for anyone who maybe undecided since it will help them to learn if it is for them or not.

Q: Do you plan to pursue the same career in the future?

A: No, but I do plan to continue working at the MSD of Wayne Township in the IT department for a while as the people there are really some of the best people I have truly ever met. I do plan on going to get a degree in Business at Kelly [School of Business] and eventually doing something in that field.

Q: What has been a highlight of Area 31?

A: The highlight of Area 31 has easily got to be the people I have met and the things I have learned. Doing Area 31 has for sure gotten me to not only come out of my shell more, but to also learn a lot about myself as a person.

 

Austin Dalrymple

Q: Which program were you awarded student of the month in?

A: Collision Repair

Q: How did you feel when you were awarded student of the month?

A: I felt really privileged and honored. It was nice knowing that my teacher saw how hard I was working in class.

Q: Why did you decide to do Area 31?

A: I decided to do it because I am better at learning if it is hands on and I have been in love with cars ever since I can remember.

Q: Do you plan to pursue the same career in the future?

A: I don’t plan on doing body work but if I had a good enough opportunity in the future I would take it.

Q: What has been a highlight of Area 31?

A: Honestly, I would have to say the bond that has been created with my teacher and friends in that class. We are all there for each other and hyping each other’s work up. It’s just a really good time being there with all of them.

 

Zyiesha Dunmore

Q: Which program were you awarded student of the month in?

A: Criminal Justice

Q: Were you excited to be chosen as student of the month?

A: I was shocked at first but I was pretty excited to win.

Q: Why did you decide to do Area 31?

I just wanted to get a little bit deeper with the criminal justice field. I just wanted to learn a little more.

Q: Do you think you will continue to pursue this career?

A: Probably not. I will go into a different field. I would like to be a therapist.

Q: What has been a highlight of Area 31 this year?

A: I was pretty happy about finding out all of the good details about criminal justice.

 

Ashley Stoller

Q: Which program were you awarded student of the month in?

A: I was awarded student of the month for Emergency Medical Services.

Q: How did you feel when you were awarded student of the month?

A: I felt honored and also proud of myself.

Q: Why did you decided to do Area 31?

A: I decided to do it not only because my sister did it, but there were some programs that peaked my interest like EMS and the Pharmacy Tech Program.

Q: Do you plan to pursue the same career in the future?

A: Yes. After high school I plan on working as an EMT.

Q: What has been a highlight of Area 31?

A: For me, the highlight would be all of the people I have met, because now I have friends everywhere at all kinds of schools.

 

Taylor Vest

Q: What program were you awarded student of the month in?

A: I was awarded [student of the month] in the Dental Assisting program.

Q: How did you feel when you were awarded student of the month?

A: I felt very proud and that my hard work was paying off. It also made me want to keep trying harder to maybe get a second time.

Q: Why did you decide to do Area 31?

A: I decided to do Area 31 because I have had an interest in the dental field. I loved going to the dentist and asking many questions and learning new things about the field.

Q: Do you plan to pursue the same career in the future?

A: Yes. I plan to finish my associates at Ivy Tech and depending on if I want to become a hygienist, I will take more classes in the future.

Q: What has been a highlight of Area 31?

A: Area 31 has taught me to be more independent and act more professional. It also prepares you for college and the curriculum you’ll be learning. I also like how it is specific to the field you want to be in.

 

Shelby Gordy

Q: Which program were you awarded student of the month in?

A: I am in the Health Sciences program.

Q: How did you feel when you were awarded student of the month?

A: It was exciting.

Q: Why did you decide to do Area 31?

A: It seemed like a good way to see if I would like nursing.

Q: Do you plan to pursue the same career in the future?

A: I will probably do something in the healthcare field.

Q: What has been a highlight of Area 31?

A: My favorite part is probably becoming closer friends with some people in my class.

 

Maya Abramson

Q: Which program were you awarded student of the month in?

A: I am in the Area 31 class for TV Broadcasting.

Q: How did you feel when you were awarded student of the month?

A: I was really surprised to have gotten student of the month because we have so many talented kids in my class. I’m really happy that I was able to stand out.

Q: Why did you decided to do Area 31?

A: I decided to do Area 31 because I want to get as many college credits for Television as possible. It is my passion and this way I get to be involved with it in almost every aspect.

Q: Do you plan to pursue the same career in the future?

A: I want to pursue a similar career, but not exactly TV broadcasting. I want to go into film production and I am being offered a lot of different chanced to work on my craft.

Q: What has been a highlight of Area 31?

A: The biggest highlights of Area 31 all come from the projects I get to work on. I enjoy seeing myself improve with each project I complete and I get even more excited for my future.

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