MOORE — The Norman Kiwanis Club recognized two Moore Norman Technology Center students as January Students of the Month during the regular meeting last week. The students represent the Technical and Health areas of study at MNTC.
Moore High School senior Wesley Tinnin is a first-year student enrolled in MNTC’s Therapeutic Services class, with a focus on veterinary assistant. He is an active member of the Health Occupations Students of America organization and is his class president for HOSA. Through his work with HOSA, Tinnin has had the opportunity to perform community volunteer work at The Daily Living Center Adult Day Health Services in Oklahoma City.
“Doing this type of work helped me realize that no matter what we do, we need to find a way to make a connection in our communities and relate to others,” Tinnin said.
He plans to compete in the HOSA veterinary sciences skills contest this spring. He is a member of the National Honor Society at MHS and was a band member for five years. Tinnin also is active in his church and has volunteered with the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon for four years as a regular volunteer and one year as a coordinator.
He has been interested in a medical-related degree program for college and his family encouraged him to consider veterinary medicine. After listening to a presentation made to juniors by MNTC representatives, he decided to enroll in the Therapeutic Services class for his senior year elective courses.
“I didn’t expect all of the opportunities available to me through this class,” said Tinnin. “The things I’ve learned through this class have helped me know that being a veterinarian is really something that I want to do as a career and more specifically, I would like to focus on veterinary surgery.”