Largest Group Ever Graduates at Chickasha Campus

Amy Miller

Jason Barron

May 5, 2016

CHICKASHA – Jason Barron of Tuttle and Amy Miller of Duncan received the highest student honors Wednesday night at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s graduation ceremony, held at Chickasha High School’s Activity Center.

The two are among 132 graduates, who comprise the largest Chickasha Campus graduating class in the school’s history.

The CV Tech Foundation sponsors the awards, entitled the Foundation Outstanding Scholars. For the first time, a secondary and a post-secondary student were recognized.

All programs recognize a student of the year. An awards committee then chooses winners from that group. The two Foundation Outstanding Scholars receive a check for $1,000 from the foundation.  

Barron, a Tuttle High School senior, plans to start a heating and air conditioning business after going to college to pursue a business degree.

Barron is a member of the National Technical Honor Society, the National Honor Society and the Oklahoma Honor Society.

He also won a state championship in sheet metal at the SkillsUSA state contest in Tulsa, which qualifies him for the national championships next month in Louisville, Ky.

Barron’s HVAC instructor, Brad Bute, has only high praise.

“The ambition that he has shown in regards to his education and career goals are unbelievable,” Bute said. “I feel confident that he has everything that it takes to be an asset to the HVAC industry and surrounding community.”

Miller is an adult graduate in Computer Information Systems. She too is heavily involved in the student organization SkillsUSA. She was a team member on the state runner-up Opening and Closing team. She also received the “You Make a Difference Award” for her work on a Christmas Magic program at CV Tech.

Miller was chosen as Student of the Quarter twice and was a Quiz Bowl district winner. She also participates in Fall Leadership for SkillsUSA.

Her future plans include pursuing a digital forensics degree. Ultimately, she said she wants to work in the digital crimes division at the state Bureau of Investigation.

Instructor Mike Meloy was thrilled when hearing Miller was the award recipient.

“She represents all the ideals that employers or educators are looking for,” Meloy said.

“She is forthright, honest, and hardworking, has a great skill set, and is an outstanding person to boot.”

Canadian Valley is a publicly funded trade school, which opened in August 1970. Besides providing full-time programs for high school juniors and seniors and adults, the school provided daytime and evening short-term courses for adults and customized industry training through the school’s Business and Industry Services division.

CV Tech has main campuses in Chickasha, El Reno and Yukon.