We would like to acknowledge all the hard work our former students are doing to reach their goals. Take a look at where they are today...
Lennon was a 2013 Wenatchee High School graduate and a fire science student in Wenatchee Valley Tech's firefighting program. A newcomer to the firefighting program, Lennon quickly became an early standout both physically and academically. Lennon competed in the SkillsUSA firefighting competition and achieved the Bronze medal at the State finals. After graduation, Lennon was accepted into Grant County Fire District 3's Resident Firefighting program. There he quickly earned national industry certifications in not just firefighting, but also as a Hazardous Materials Technician, Technical Rescue Technician and Emergency Medical Technician. Just two and a half years out of high school, Lennon is now hired full-time at Hanford Fire Department and is currently completing his one year probationary evaluation.
When asked to give advice to students considering a career in firefighting, Lennon replied, "If you only do as you've always done, you'll only be as good as you've ever been."
Justin graduated from Wenatchee High School in 2009 and was a second-year student with the Wenatchee Valley Tech's firefighting program. Upon graduation, he was accepted to Grant County 3's resident program where he spent approximately two years achieving his National certifications in Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Operations and Emergency Medical Technician. In 2009, Justin transferred to Benton County Fire District 3's resident program where he continued to apply and hone his skills. In 2011, he transferred to Walla Walla County Fire District 5's program and began furthering his education in Fire Science and Paramedicine. Today, Justin is a full-time paid Lieutenant with Walla Walla 5 and is in charge of the district's Resident & Medical programs. He is a nationally certified Paramedic, a certified Rescue Technician and has dual degrees in Fire Science and Paramedicine through Columbia Basin College. He is currently half way through a third degree in Fire Administration.
Mitch was a student of the Fire Science program and a 2009 graduate of Eastmont High School. During his senior year, Mitch applied to become a volunteer firefighter for Douglas County Fire District 2. Mitch competed in the SkillsUSA competition and was the first Wenatchee Valley Tech firefighting student to win the Silver Medal at the Washington State Championships. After graduation, Douglas County Fire District 2 awarded Mitch both the 2014 & 2015 Firefighter of the Year Awards as well as the 2014 Chief's Company Award. Mitch is currently the Volunteer Bravo Company shift Lieutenant and a volunteer resident firefighter for the Rock Island Fire Station.
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