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Q&A with Waynoka’s Thomas Mathes – Presented By Northwest Technology Center

VYPE: What school do you attend and what grade are you in?

Thomas: I am a junior at Waynoka High School.

VYPE: How did you first hear about Northwest Tech and what program are you in?

Thomas: I attend Northwest Tech in Alva. I heard about the tech through my high school. I am in the computer & business program. I was interested in learning more about computers, so I enrolled and went.

VYPE: How do you think Tech is preparing you for your future career?

Thomas: Tech has prepared me by giving me skills I can use as an IT technician in my future career.

VYPE: What would you say to someone who is considering attending Tech?

Thomas: I would say it is a great place to learn a trade or even get some high school credits, but also a place where you can make friends.

VYPE: What made you decide on the program you are taking?

Thomas: I wanted to learn more about computers and what limits I could reach with them.

VYPE: Who have been some of your biggest influences or role models? Why?

Thomas: My dad, he’s always pushed me to be a better person tomorrow than I was today.

VYPE: What is the most memorable moment as a member of the Waynoka 4H program?

Thomas: When I qualified for the National Shooting Sports Competition.

VYPE: What do you enjoy most about competing?

Thomas: The amount of safety involved and how friendly everyone is.

VYPE: What are your plans after high school?

Thomas: I plan on attending college and getting a degree that allows me to be in IT.

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