Moore Norman Technology Center’s Federation of Teachers Union #4890 awarded eight student scholarships totaling $2400 to current MNTC students. The students are enrolled in full-time career programs and the scholarship money may be used for tuition, books, and personal needs that would otherwise hinder their ability to complete their classes.
Over the years, MNFT #4890 has provided scholarships worth more than $10,000 to MNTC students in-need. The 50-member MNFT #4890 union members pay for the scholarships, and a scholarship committee selects the recipients. Pre-Engineering Instructor Brandon Dickerson serves as president this school year.
The Sandy Kelso Scholarship is named after our former Database Administration instructor and AFT President and it gives the MNFT Local #4890 members the opportunity to give back and support student success.
“We want every student to reach their individual goals and overcome obstacles. If we can make a difference for a student, we are happy to contribute,” said Yumi Davis, Business & Information Technology Counselor, and MNFT LOCAL #4890 member.
“We believe in giving our students every opportunity for success. The MNFT LOCAL #4890 members give these scholarships in the hope of reducing obstacles our students might have in obtaining the education they seek at Moore Norman,” said MNTC Assistant Program Director and Vice President of MNFT LOCAL #4890 Steve Yadon.
Scholarship recipients for 2020-2021: Chanaya Andrews, Practical Nurse; Cody Chan, Pre-Engineering and Moore High School junior; Hope Davis, Legal Office Services; McKenzie Edwards, Physical Therapy Aide and MHS junior; Julie Gomez, Legal Office Services and Westmoore High School senior; Jacob Keupen, Automotive Service Technology; Charlotte Ramsey, Biomedical Sciences and Southmoore High School junior and Ethan Taylor, Entrepreneurship and WHS senior.
MNTC instructors and counselors are members of the scholarship selection committee. They are: Yumi Davis, Jana Cline, Christa Simmons, Leslie Pfrehm, Bill Hardy, Ryan Menefee, Frank Romero, Jennifer Clements and Donna Dunn.