On November 22, 2019, eight Southwest Tech students were recognized at a dinner for their academic achievements. All eight students were selected by their faculty for their success, overcoming challenges and obstacles in life, and overall excelling in the classroom as they gain valuable skills to enter the workforce.

At the conclusion of the event, Miklyn Grange was selected as the college’s overall ‘Student of the Year’ and will be recognized in Salt Lake City in February 2020, along with students from the other technical colleges in the state of Utah.

Watch the following video clips as each of the eight students tell their story:

Charles Ndayizeye – Business Program
Dylan Spencer – Automotive Technician Program
Heber Cooke – Software Development Program
José Jimenez – Medical Clinical Assistant
Julie Varela – Culinary Arts
Leona Fischer – Practical Nursing
Miklyn Grange – Emergency Medical Technician
Richard Bowen – Welding