Moraine Park Technical College mechanical design and engineering students had many great things to say after completing a special bike project to end the school year:
“It was fun to do [something so] meaningful,” said Tyler Hess from Random Lake.
“I’m just glad we got the opportunity to help,” said Jonathan Schalow of Farmington.
“I love being outside; and am glad I could help someone enjoy the outdoors a little more,” said Jacob Fendt of Hartford.
But in the end, nothing said more on a cloudy May afternoon than the roaring laughter of 11-year-old Mason Schommer of West Bend; his wide smile utterly contagious as he sat alongside his mother, Megan, on a specially-modified, two-person trike.
Want a motivating story to start your day? Rachel Bestor’s is as good as any. She’s had plenty of ups and downs in her journey to find her right career path, but her perseverance has brought her great things. Here’s Rachel’s story, in her own words:
My name is Rachel Bestor. I was born and raised in Fond du Lac, WI, where I currently reside. My family means the world to me. They supported me throughout my education at Moraine Park and helped me when I was struggling over my assessments and the rollercoaster of happiness and stress. My hobbies include spending my free time with my family and going on outings. We especially enjoy the summer where we can spend much of our time outdoors just enjoying the weather and having fun.
I have one brother and one sister who are both older than me and who both went on to bachelor’s degrees right out of high school. Then there’s me who became a single mom shortly after high school. I was 18, going on 19 when I had my first child and it was a struggle to continue on in college, but I tried it anyway.
Several students were recognized for their contributions to MPTC and the Student Nurse’s Association on the West Bend campus at the annual awards banquet. Receiving awards were Joey Jaeger, Jessica Corbett, Jessica Bach, Ashland Morecki, Emily Ewe, Nicki Stavrakis, Kristine Gould, Melissa Meyer and Erica Breitenstein.
To learn more about our nursing program and other career options, visit morainepark.edu/programs.
Thinking about pulling your motorcycle or scooter out of storage? Or have you decided — finally — to make this the summer you get out on the open road? Moraine Park Technical College’s Basic Rider courses offer a convenient way to learn to ride and obtain your license.
Class registration is now open, with available weekday morning and evening options, as well as weekend courses running now until the end of September. Attendees can complete the course in just one weekend or in four weekday courses.
Scholarships are free money that does not need to be paid back. Moraine Park lists scholarship opportunities on our website. Check out current opportunities here: http://www.morainepark.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/