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McDowell Rotary recognizes Students of the Month

The Rotary Club of McDowell County recently recognized their Students of the Month for February at its regular Tuesday meeting.Rotarian Mary Finley, who is the CTE director for the school system, introduced Greg Laughridge (center) and Austin Camp (right), who represented the Trade & Industry program area.Laughridge has taken all three levels of carpentry classes offered at McDowell High. Has completed NCCER certifications at every level and is currently working on OSHA safety certification.He plans to attend either Western Piedmont Community College or McDowell Technical Community College for a two-year associate’s degree in criminal justice or emergency management. He hopes to get a job in the criminal justice field and is also considering obtaining his contractor’s license or working for the inspector’s office. Camp has taken all honors level carpentry classes (through level 3) and received all NCCER certifications. He's now taking an advanced studies course in carpentry.He has his OSHA safety certification. He will attend Clemson University in the fall and plans to major in automotive engineering. He hopes to one day design automobiles for Toyota. 


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