Congratulations to All our 2018 Student Achievement Award Winners!

 

STUDENT OF THE YEAR

The “Student of the Year” program (awarded each November) celebrates the impact of technical education and recognizes outstanding students on our campus. The Southwest Tech Student of the Year receives a cash scholarship prize and is recognized by the state of Utah with the winners from all eight USTC (Utah System of Technical Colleges) colleges through the state.

Daniel Ortega

Daniel Ortega

2017-18 Student of the Year, Culinary Arts

“Daniel is an amazing student. From day one he hit the ground running! He has come to class everyday with an exceptional attitude to learn as well as a strong work ethic, two qualities that are extremely important in the culinary industry… On top of all his success in the Culinary Program, he is an exceptional person all together.”
-Chef Drew Nehrenz

Read more: Iron County Today

Bennett Olsen

Bennett Olsen

2016-17 Student of the Year, Automotive Technician

“From the first day, Bennett was committed to his goals and training. As he has grown in his training, that commitment has not changed and he is willing to take on any task. He loves to learn and through success, and some failure, he has learned and deepened his commitment to achieve his goals. Bennett is prepared for whatever life throws at him and with smile.”
-Wade Esplin

Read more: Iron County Today

Dot McFarland

Dot McFarland

2015-16 Student of the Year, Allied Health Professions - Medical Assisting

“During my year and three months in my program I learned self-confidence; I learned hope, empathy, and compassion, and I learned that no dream was too big as long as I was willing to put in the time and energy.”
Harsh Kansagra

Harsh Kansagra

2014-15 Student of the Year, Allied Health Professions - EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)

“I am proud to be an Southwest Tech student and hope to use my EMT certification to help toward my advancement to medical college one day.”