Jayla Reed is ECA’s February, 2017 Student of the Month. Jayla is from Columbus originally and plans to major in Nursing with the ultimate goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. She would also like to someday own a home, have no debt, and spend time helping people. She wants to help to make the world better. Her advice to other students is to “do what makes you happy in your career and life. Take it day by day.”
Mahlaun Graves is ECA’s January, 2017 Student of the Month. Mahlaun is from Columbus originally and would like to major in automotives. His goal is to obtain a BA or higher to be better for himself as well as better for his immediate family. His advice to other students is “Things may seem hard now, and that may be true now, but if you actually come to class and do what you need to do, you can pretty much accomplish anything because you’re taking the opportunity to do the work, which is for yourself.”
We are happy to announce that transition students Morgan Lapinski, Tyler Fisher, and Tamia Simmons have accepted the offer to continue pursuing college credit at Columbus State Community College. They are the first students in ECA's history to make it to this phase.
The hallmark of the ECA promise is to give student up to two years of college credit through partnerships with local colleges and universities. Students initially start their experience with college courses taught by our staff and they are offered the opportunity to continue pursuing credits on campus at no cost to them.
We wish Morgan, Tyler, and Tamia the best of luck as they continue to pursue their educational goals.
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Multimedia Journalism student Kaige Brown contributed to the article.
Ziy’Queyra McAfee is ECA’s September 2016 Student of the Month. Ziy’Queyra has several career interests but she is mainly interested in nursing because she enjoys working with children and would like skills that are applicable to real life. Her main goal in life is to be stable and not have to live paycheck to paycheck. She would rather live within her means and enjoy life then assess over material things. Ziy’Queya’s advice to other students is, “Try as hard as you can. Take advantage of the opportunities here. College Isn't free, so ask teachers for help if you need it because they are willing to help you.”
By Ziy´Querya McAfee
Print Journalism Student
The Poetry Slam on November 18, 2016 was a great event. Two students help host the poetry slam. The students who helped are Stephan Cortlege and Stephan Quattlebaum. They made they poetry slam fun by making jokes in between the student performances. Another thing that made it fun is that Mr. Stevens randomly came up and said a poem that was really inspiring. It was a very thoughtful and fun event to have and it was fun to listen to the poems that the other students have wrote. I advise that more people should attend that next poetry slam that we have in the spring.
Lateesha McDonald is ECA’s October 2016 Student of the Month. Lateesha was born in Arkansas but raised in Ohio. She plans to someday earn her Ph.D. and become an anesthesiologist. Her advice to other students is “Come to school every day. Stay focused. Have motivation to come here and get it done. Ask questions because teachers are here to help you.”
Bailey Roosevelt is ECA’s December 2016 Student of the Month.
Bailey has lived in Columbus her whole life and is interested in becoming either a coroner or an art therapist. She is also interested in expanding her writing skills, as well as painting, drawing, etc. Bailey’s advice to other students is “Talk to your teachers. A lot of the teachers here at ECA will work with you. Present yourself in a way that shows that you want your education.” Bailey knows that sometimes it can be difficult to come to school for a variety of reasons, yet she stresses the importance of trying to be here every day. “You have to make time for school.” She believes that education is the best plan for success.