By Travis Sloat

At an age when most teens are busily trying to figure out the rest of their lives, Fairview senior Alison Haight has got hers planned to the letter. 
“I will be attending SWOSU for my associates degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant, then I will go on to the Caddo Kiowa Tech center for their OTA program,” she said.
The driving force behind her? Northwest Tech and their Health Careers classes. 
“This is my first year at NW Tech,” Haight said. “I really enjoy all the hands-on work and projects we do. They focus on everyone and they make sure they do what they can to help you succeed in life. I absolutely love the teachers. They are always ready to help a student succeed, and they are the first ones to help keep you on track with schoolwork. 
“They also do extra,” Haight continued. “Whether it’s helping you create or build your resume, improve your college scholarships or applications, or even mentoring you for the workforce after high school. NW Tech staff is all hands on deck.” 
Haight is also a basketball player for the Yellowjackets, and she said the season is going well so far. 
“We lost four starters last year, so this year we are working hard and rebuilding,” she said. “Our team is like a family, and win or lose we play as a team and leave it all on the court. Many of our games have been canceled and rescheduled, and it has been disappointing not getting to play some of those, especially since it’s my last year.” 
Haight said she is going to miss high school sports and everyone at NW Tech, but she was looking forward to her future. 
“I will miss high school and the memories,” she said. “But I am excited to make new ones and attend college to pursue my education in the health field.” 


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