December Student of the Month 2014

Justin Winfrey is an intelligent individual dedicated to achieving each and every one of his dreams. This talented Bulldog hails from Paterson and has carved out a home for himself as a member of PCTI’s Academy of Information Technology. Drawn to computers at a young age, Justin says the process of figuring out how things work is what attracted him to the field.

“I’ve always had a knack for computers and was really interested in learning more about Computer Science,” he said.

It is a great passion that allows Justin to navigate his life at Passaic County Technical Institute. Throughout his four years, he has consistently maintained a GPA that pushes beyond the 4.1 mark. Justin has also achieved Principal’s Honor Roll on a near consistent basis and has accumulated twenty-one college credits. His success in the academic realm has earned him a top five percent rank in the Class of 2015.

Justin’s accomplishments aren’t purely academic related. This motivated young man pursues numerous other interests, including participation in ERASE, FBLA, and NJ Boys State. He is also an accomplished athlete, having competed in both Winter and Spring Boys Track. “I have a real affinity for running,” Justin mentioned. “It just comes naturally.” Outside of PCTI, Justin volunteers at St. Peter’s church in Clifton by aiding in organizing items for local fundraising events.

Upon graduating, Justin looks forward to attending a university and pursuing a degree in Biology, perhaps going so far as to receive a Doctorate in the subject! In addition, he hopes to acquire Minors in both Computer Science and Music. Justin’s dream schools include the University of Connecticut, Syracuse University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

When asked about an admirable characteristic that defines him, Justin expressed his desire to live as a respectable young man. “So many people don’t understand that if you don’t give respect to others and you don’t earn it, then you won’t get anywhere in life with anyone.”

This personal philosophy showcases the positive values with which Justin aligns himself. His quest for personal betterment and his pursuit of success is sure to be realized.

Congratulations on all your numerous achievements, Justin! The PCTI family is proud to call you one of our own!

  • Ranked in the top five percent of his class
  • Consistently earned a GPA topping 4.1
  • Chosen for NJ Boys State
  • Maintains outstanding academic grades, has earned Principal’s Honor Roll during most of his PCTI career
  • Volunteers at St. Peter’s church
  • Has participated in ERASE, FBLA, and Winter/Spring Boys Track
  • Goal: Graduate from a university with a degree in Biology and Minors in Computer Science and Music

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