Ty Jansma was selected as the Pioneer Technology Center (PTC) Student of the Year. Pioneer Tech chooses a student of the year from the list of students recognized as a student of the month through the current school year. It was difficult for the administration to choose a winner this year due to the numerous qualified candidates. According to Jansma’s instructor, he is always caught up on his work and takes on extra projects on a regular basis. His classmates enjoy his sense of humor and say he is a pleasure to be around. Jansma volunteers at NERA and assisted in setting up a new computer system. He placed 4th in Financial Math for BPA in 2022, earned 2nd place in Computer Security at the BPA State Conference, and represented Pioneer Tech at Nationals in Anaheim, CA. He atttends college at NOC through concurrent enrollment and plans to enroll at Cowley College next year as he has earned 32 college hours that transfer from PTC. Jansma will then attend OSU IT after completing his associate's degree. He is a member of the CyberPatriot team that advanced to the semi-finals as well as a member of the Oklahoma Cup (Oklahoma’s CyberPatriot). Jansma was honored as PTC’s March 2023 Student of the Month. Additionally, he has earned NTHS recognition for two consecutive years and was listed as one of the top 20 in POHI’s 2023 graduating class.