Northwest Tech has awarded two 2nd year students with the Presidential Scholarship. These academically talented students were granted a $5,000 scholarship to reward their outstanding achievements. The student recipients are Logan Klein of Yuma, Colorado and Rache Wente of Quinter, Kansas.
The scholarship was created by the Area Board of Control to honor students in the highest academic standing. The Presidential Scholarship Application is open to any 2nd-year students (must have completed two consecutive full-time (12+hours) semesters at NWKTC) with a GPA of 4.0 for both semesters.
“On behalf of the Board, it is my pleasure to award these deserving students with the Presidential Scholarship,” said Schears. “Both Rache and Logan embody the essence of being a Maverick. Their commitment to their studies, positive attitudes, and hard work are all qualities that are valued at Northwest Tech.”
Logan Klein will be finishing his final year of the Carpentry program this year and plans to return to Yuma, Colorado and open a small handyman business. Klein chose carpentry because he enjoys designing and fabricating solutions to a wide variety of problems in residential construction. “Northwest Tech has exposed me to many different applications and techniques which I will take into the workforce”, said Klein. Klein is currently running to be a SkillsUSA state officer to advocate for the skilled trades, and vocational education throughout the state of Kansas.
Rache Wente is in her final year of Respiratory Therapy and will be graduating in May. Wente decided to major in RT because her son’s life was saved by a Respiratory Therapist. “My son was born 6 weeks early”, said Wente, “His immature lungs refused to support his life, and he was sent to a larger hospital via helicopter 36 hours after he was born. While in the air, one of his lungs collapsed and I credit the RT on board with saving my son’s life.” After graduation, Wente will be working at Gove County Medical Center.