Christiana Torres Selected as Student of the Year


Davis Technical College (Davis Tech) is proud to announce the selection of Christiana Torres, a Software Development student, as the 2017 Davis Tech Student of the Year. The announcement was made at a luncheon held December 18, 2017.

As a Software Development student, work-study intern and mother of six, Christiana was already busy when she applied to become Student of the Year, but re-inventing herself is what Christiana loves to do. Christiana came to Davis Tech because she constantly seeks improvement. “I study a process, find redundancies, and create a solution,” she says.

After living through childhood trauma, Christiana knows what it means to be broken. But she also knows how to rebuild herself and create something beautiful from the pieces. “I have chosen to use this experience and all others in life as a chance to learn and grow,” Christiana says. She hopes that she can be an example to others in overcoming obstacles.

 One of Christiana’s instructors, Diana Gunnarson, says, “Christiana asks questions, absorbs the answers and creates excellent work. She is always calm and poised, focused and positive.” Another instructor, Jay Brummett, agrees. “Ms. Torres is not content with simply completing a task; she has a thirst to understand the theoretical constructs behind her work and how those constructs might be applied elsewhere.”

Christiana received a $1,000 cash award and a $1,500 Davis Tech scholarship, and she will also represent the school in the community throughout the coming year.

Each of the other four finalists also came highly recommended as leaders in their programs. Phillip Harmston from Electrician Apprentice took 2nd place, Brooke Bennett from Advanced Esthetician came in 3rd, Kody Tolman from Architectural and Engineering Design was 4th, and Nicole Whitear from Cybersecurity was 5th.

Davis Tech congratulates Christiana and each of the finalists on their remarkable achievements, and looks forward to their future accomplishments.