Zach Karre has been named "Head of the Class" for the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology program at North Platte Community College.
The honor is part of a student recognition conducted by Malco Products, the nation's leading manufacturer of HVAC industry tools.
Since 2005, Malco's "Head of the Class" program has reached over 45,000 students representing more than 550 technical school, union JATC and industry association career education programs across the U.S. and Canada.
Karre was selected based on his attendance, participation, grades and internship experience. He was presented with a certificate, baseball cap and 33- pocket HVAC backpack from Malco on Wednesday in the college's HVAC classroom. His classmates also received Malco caps.
Pictured left to right are: NPCC HVAC students Johnathan Rodriguez, Holyoke, Colo.; Kiffen Cook, Elsie; Aaron Wright, Ogallala; Instructor Rex Kemp and students Zach Karre and Hunter Kelley, both of North Platte; Jaret Matson, McCook and George Haws, North Platte.