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Washington County Career Center names students of month

MARIETTA — The Washington County Career Center has named its December Students of the Month, Kynalyn Waderker and Eric Dotson.

Waderker is a Belpre senior enrolled in the Sports Medicine & Exercise Science program. She is the daughter of Tiana Waderker of Belpre and the granddaughter of George and Becky Waderker of Torch.

Waderker is a member of the Career Center’s SkillsUSA youth organization. At Belpre High School, she is a member of the Academic Excellence Recognition Organization, National Honor Society and is active in basketball. She recently signed a contract to play at Otterbein University. In addition, she serves as a volunteer for the Belpre youth basketball as an assistant coach, IBelieve and is active with AAU travel basketball. She earned All TVC League, Offensive Player of the Year, Academic Student Athlete, and 1st Team All District. At the Career Center, she received awards for the Career Center’s Principal List, Honor Roll and Energy Bus Drivers Program for meeting all three criteria of 3.0 GPA or higher, 95 percent attendance or higher, and no office referrals. She currently has earned or is enrolled in both high school and college credit courses for American National Government, Introduction to Nutrition, Management of Athletic Injuries, Medical Terminology I&II, and Resistance Training.

In Sports Medicine & Exercise Science, Waderker is receiving a technical focus and learning skills for anatomy and physiology; biomechanics; employability skills; exercise prescription; fitness assessment; health and physical fitness; injury and disease; medical terminology; rehabilitation treatment, sport and exercise nutrition; and sports psychology. Additionally, she earned industrial credentials and certifications in Stop the Bleed, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator during her junior year. In May, she will sit for the Physical Therapist Assistant Certification exam.

After graduating, Waderker will attend Otterbein University to earn a bachelor’s in athletic training.

Dotson is a Belpre senior enrolled in the Sports Medicine & Exercise Science program, and he is the son of Herman Dotson of Vienna and Becky Dotson of Belpre.

Dotson is a member of the Career Center’s SkillsUSA youth organization Student Council and National Technical Honor Society. At Belpre High School, he lettered in golf, basketball and baseball as well as earned 1st Team TVC and 2nd Team All District for golf. He has received awards for the Career Center’s Principal List, Honor Roll and Energy Bus Drivers Program for meeting all three criteria of 3.0 GPA or higher, 95 percent attendance or higher, and no office referrals. He attended IBelieve during last school year. He currently has earned or is enrolled in both high school and college credit courses for English Composition, Statistics, Introduction to Nutrition, Management of Athletic Injuries, Medical Terminology I&II, and Resistance Training.

In Sports Medicine & Exercise Science, Dotson is receiving a technical focus and learning skills for anatomy and physiology; biomechanics; employability skills; exercise prescription; fitness assessment; health and physical fitness; injury and disease; medical terminology; rehabilitation treatment, sport and exercise nutrition; and sports psychology.

He earned industrial credentials and certifications in Stop the Bleed, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator during his junior year. In May, he will sit for the Physical Therapist Assistant Certification exam.

Dotson is applying to colleges and aspires to enroll as a walk-on for golf and earn a bachelor’s in dietetics.

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