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Meet Our October Student of the Month

Katie Chookagian Senior Katie Chookagian, a senior in the Dental Careers program, may be one of the sweetest students to grace the halls at Upper Bucks County Technical School. She is always thinking of others and always in a good mood.
For many good reasons, UBCTS faculty members selected her as the Student of the Month for October. 
Dental teacher Marianne Deose described Katie as a “dream student” and listed some of her accomplishments:
  • she is a member of the National Technical Honor Society
  • she served as a SkillsUSA secretary in 10th grade;
  • she achieved First Honors and Honor Roll every marking period at UBCTS;
  • she served as President of HOSA (future health professionals organization) all three years;
  • she served as a SkillsUSA classroom rep;
  • she participated at QCHS on the cheerleading squad and Key Club;
  • she attended the Professional Development Conference as a delegate and then ambassador;
  • she participated in Student Government in 11th and 12th grades;
  • she was chosen for Executive Council as a 12th grader; and
  • she helped create the UBCTS yearbook in 10th grade.
“Katie has been an amazing asset to our school and will be missed after graduation," said Deose. "We appreciate all she has done and wish her the best of luck in the future.”

Katie competed in the Pennsylvania State HOSA Leadership Conference, performing Dental Science Skills. She completed her OSHA and First Aid Certification. She is currently working on her radiology license and looking into a Co-Op for the near future.

Katie is a member of the QCHS TV News class and is going to create advertisements to help promote UBCTS.

Katie said she has enjoyed the many hands-on experiences and leadership opportunities that UBCTS has offered her. She plans to attend Bucks County Community College to complete general electives and then head off to another college to become a dentist. She also is interested in some type of job in the fashion industry.

“I’m interested in both!" she says. "I'm keeping my options open for now.”

The Upper Bucks County Technical School will not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, handicap, race, color, national origin, religion, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification in its educational programs, activities, or employment. The school will also take steps to assure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, amended 2004 and Title II of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. For information about rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, at Upper Bucks County Technical School, 3115 Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. Phone: 215-795-2911. For information regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons, contact 215-795-2911.