When students enter high school, they start thinking about their future and what they want to do with their life. Some will go to college, while others may enter the workforce immediately or do something else.
Jessica Bartlett is a senior at Fairview High School that already has a plan for her future.
“After I graduate, I plan to attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University and work to earn my nursing degree,” she stated.
While she is still in high school, Jessica is getting a head start on her nursing career by attending the Fairview campus of Northwest Technology Center. She is in the Health Careers program and says that she is learning a lot.
“I decided on Health Careers because I want to be able to help others and be there for people,” she stated. “I first heard about the technology center when we toured the campus in the eighth grade. They are helping me get ready for real-life experiences and get me ready for the real world. Attending tech is one of the best things you can do.”
At her high school, Bartlett is involved in a number of clubs and activities. She is a member of the Fairview High School band, Superintendent Leadership Class, Health Occupations Students of America, and the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America.
Throughout her life, there have been a number of people that have made an impact on her life and helped shape her into the person that she is today.
“The person that has had the biggest influence on my life would be my mother and my father,” she stated. “My biggest role model is Debra Button. Without these three, I would not be the person I am.”
Bartlett enjoys being a member of the band and has had some memorable experiences during her time.
“I love the thrill of not knowing what will happen next,” she said. “My most memorable moment was when our football team won the state championship. It was great.”