Tinnin will perform clinical sites this semester at local veterinary clinics and said he is excited to experience working directly with veterinarians and assistants. He hopes to learn more about interpersonal skills on-the-job and about the professional work setting.
He has already been accepted to Oklahoma State University for this fall and looks to apply for their college of veterinary medicine in time.
“Being at MNTC has allowed me to meet new people and gain new contacts for my future. I feel like I’m not only learning, but also molding myself into what I’ll be; I really enjoyed being here,” said Tinnin.
Adult student Brittany Wardlow is a full-time evening cosmetology student who is on pace to graduate in May and take her Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology exams in June to become licensed in hair, nails and as an esthetician.
She is an active member of SkillsUSA and serves as her class president and also as the SkillsUSA reporter for MNTC. She also expects to be inducted into the National Technical Honor Society in March.
Last spring she volunteered with her class to help underprivileged students in the district by doing their hair and nails for prom. Wardlow also taught a Hair Rage Summer Youth Academy class at MNTC last June and said she would like to volunteer teach again this year. She recently completed work on a fundraiser to support work to be done on Veteran's Memorial Park in Moore after it sustained damage in the May 20 Tornado.
Wardlow had only been in the cosmetology class for a few weeks in 2013 when she performed in a SkillsUSA contest and placed 5th. She plans to compete in the hair technical skills competition again this semester and also in a leadership skills contest for a job skills demonstration.