After weeks of formal preparation, Tracy Allen participated in a two-day competition with seven other students from throughout the state of Utah. She appeared before a panel of five judges and underwent a series of interviews, essay writing and gave a five minute presentation focused on how applied technology has impacted her life.
Allen is a student at Bridgerland Applied Technology College and on January 21st was named as one of three finalists for the Utah College of Applied Technology’s Student of the Year.
The competition wrapped up with a formal gala held in honor of the participants at The Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Allen and the other finalists shared their speeches before the audience which consisted of the UCAT Board of Trustees, campus administrators from state-wide applied technology colleges, state legislators and the families and friends of each of the eight contestants.
Governor Gary Herbert was the keynote speaker at the gala and he emphasized the benefit of ATC programs and how they have directly affected employment in the state of Utah.
Allen is a student of Automated Manufacturing & Robotics at BATC. When she was designated as the BATC student of the year, the college presented her with a $1,000 check. Allen was also a student speaker at the BATC graduation ceremony in December.
<span>To read more about Allen’s personal story, <a href=”http://batc.edu/blog/2016/01/student-of-the-year-for-2015-is” target=”_blank”>click here</a>.</span>