Isabella Baird Presidential Scholar

MCCTC Student Selected as Presidential Scholar Nominee

CANFIELD, Ohio — Isabella Baird, a senior at West Branch high school enrolled in the Public Safety program at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, has been selected as one of five student Presidential Scholar Nominees in Ohio.

The Presidential Scholars Program, established in 1964, recognizes distinguished graduating high school seniors from across the nation. Baird will be recognized on the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education website and is invited to apply to be one of twenty career tech students to be selected for national honors.

In addition to her academics, where Baird holds a 3.9 GPA, she is also the National Technical Honor Society President, Council for Exceptional Children President, Public Safety Class President, a peer leader, and class leader of the Miracle Network Dance Marathon.

Despite her busy schedule Baird still finds time to give back, both locally and abroad, volunteering at Nina’s Closet in Salem and Ohio Can. She also regularly travels to the Dominican Republic to help distribute food and clothing.

This month Baird will begin EMT classes at MCCTC with plans to enter the medical field after graduating, at which time she will also be close to earning an associate degree through courses taken at Eastern Gateway Community College.

“I am one of twelve siblings and the first to go to college in my family,” says Baird.

“It takes perseverance to accomplish what I have accomplished at my age, and I do not plan to stop anytime soon.”

Pictured at top: Isabella Baird.

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