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Christmas for Kids

Four County Career Center students united in a school-wide effort and raised over $3.000 and collected toys for the annual Christmas for Kids campaign sponsored by Mix 98.1-WDFM and the U.S. Marine Corps. Led by Student Council, all career and technical clubs at the Career Center participated and through their involvement will bring a
happier Christmas to children in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, and Williams counties.

Standing with some of the donated items are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Student Council members Tycen Ogden, Ag/Diesel Mechanics (Bryan); Abby Patrick, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics (Montpelier); Alex Bishop Accounting & Business Management (Montpelier); Jody Buehrer, Interior Design (Liberty Center); Carlos Flores, Electrical (Defiance); and Marcus Ballard, Automotive Technologies (Patrick Henry); with (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Brent Roughton, Marketing Specialist at iHeart Media; Ray Dailey, Retired U.S. Marine; Leroy Helberg, Henry County Christmas Cheer; Rick Small, iHeart Media Director of Operations; Angela Woods, Student Council Advisor; and Vicki Cameron, Student Council Advisor.

Accident Simulation

Four County Career Center and Northwest State Community College recently partnered to offer a triage simulation for registered nursing and Paramedic students. This was the third triage simulation that took place in the NSCC plastics lab. Students responded to the simulated explosion, complete with smoke and sound effects, where they assessed the condition of twelve victims.

Career Center Fire & Rescue senior students and mannequins were victims, and there was a range of injuries including some who were deceased. After the simulation, everyone gathered to debrief. Instructors provided feedback on the students’ performance, bringing the learning experience full circle. The simulation was designed to provide students with realistic training, which will help prepare them for careers in various health care and public service fields.

Police Cruiser Donated

Brian Patrick, MBA, CCE, CCM-NCSC and Superintendent at Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention, Training and Rehabilitation District presented keys to a 1994 Police Cruiser to Kevin Thomas, instructor in Four County Career Center’s Law Enforcement & Security Tactics program at the Career Center. The donated cruiser will be utilized in valuable training for the juniors and seniors in the program.

The Career Center is appreciative to the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention, Training and Rehabilitation District for their continued support to the education of students and the community. Shown above while delivering the cruiser to the Career Center are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Patrick; Thomas and Law Enforcement & Security Tactics students Cody Robeson (Napoleon); Kevin Thomas (Fairview); and Noah Blankenship (Archbold).

Cosmetology Salon Closed for Holiday

The Four County Career Center Cosmetology Salon will be closed to the public for Thanksgiving break, November 23-25; and sophomore Career Exploration Days on December 1 & 2. It will reopen again on December 8, 2016.

Salon hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Thursday, and Friday that the Career Center is open. Walk-ins and appointments are accepted during these hours. No appointments or customers will be accepted after 1:00 p.m. and no chemical service appointments after 12:00 noon.

Public Safety Service Personnel Appreciation Dinner

Four County Career Center hosted an appreciation dinner for the Ridgeville Township Volunteer Fire/EMT Department, Archbold German Township Fire/EMT Department, Northwest State Community College Campus Police staff and Henry County Sheriff’s Department in an effort to thank the safety service personnel for their continued support. Tim Meister, Superintendent welcomed the honored guests. Fire & Rescue and Law Enforcement & Security Tactics students took part in the program. Kolton Myers led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and Brandon Smith gave the invocation. All of the students talked about their career and technical education programs. Shown following the dinner are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Superintendent Meister; Representing Archbold Department was Chief Andy Brodbeck; Representing Ridgeville Department was Chief Ken Freytag; Law Enforcement & Security Tactics students Brandon Smith (Napoleon); and Abigail Weller (Napoleon); Fire & Rescue students Alisa Parsons (Montpelier); and Kolton Myers (Bryan); Representing Northwest State Community College Campus Police was Chief Alan Word; and Representing the Sheriff’s Department is Sheriff Michael Bodenbender.

Four County Career Center wishes to express its’ appreciation for the courageous efforts of the men and women on the fire and emergency medical squads and the police departments. The duties they perform take a special kind of courage and dedication.

Neighbors in Need

Four County Career Center students united in a school-wide effort and collected over 27,500 servings of non-perishable food items for the annual “Neighbors In Need” campaign sponsored by 105.7 The Bull and Chief Supermarkets. All career & technical programs at the Career Center participated in the “Packing the Pirate Ship” campaign sponsored by the Skills USA Chapter. Through their involvement, the students hope that families in northwest Ohio will have a happier Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Shown above collecting items for Helping Hands (Montpelier); Community Compassion (Bryan); and Pioneer Church of the Nazarene food pantries in Williams county and following the 105.7 The Bull live remote broadcast are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Emma Geitgey (Patrick Henry) Visual Art & Design; Bristle Dix (Stryker) Pre-Engineering; Hunter Upell (Liberty Center) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Savannah Crosser (Defiance) Fire & Rescue; Alyssa Imm (Edgerton) Carpentry; Adrian Ortiz (Defiance) Carpentry; Skills USA Advisor Krista Whetro; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Richie Ludeman (Defiance) Industrial Services; Skills USA Advisor Bill Parsley; Haylee Wyckhouse (Liberty Center) Cosmetology; Haylie Sheets (Liberty Center) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Jaimee Schrieber (Napoleon) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Thomas Cameron (Tinora) Auto Collision Repair; Josh Busch, Senior Vice President of Programming for the Bull 105.7 FM; Robert Montgomery (Patrick Henry) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Brent Roughton, Marketing Specialist at iHeartMedia; Jared Muncy (Patrick Henry) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Mason Locke (Hilltop) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Jaryd Hobbs (Archbold) Automotive Technologies; Juan Alvarez (Wauseon) Automotive Technologies; and Nikki Berger (Evergreen) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics.

Cholesterol Screening for Students

Four County Career Center seniors recently took part in a free cholesterol screening offered by the Corporate and Community Health Promotion Team of the fulton County Health Center (FCHC) in Wauseon. High blood cholesterol is one of the four major risk factors for heart attach. This screen is made possible through monies raised from the yearly Fulton County Heart Radiothon.

ECHO for 8th Graders - Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry Middle School 8th graders participated in “Exploring Careers Hands On for 8th Graders” (ECHO for 8th Graders) held at Four County Career Center. Career Explorers from the Career Center guided the students through several careers that were of interest to the 8th graders as they are looking forward to planning for their future. Shown with Patrick Henry 8th graders (LEFT TO RIGHT) Hailee Baird; Kennedy Jackson; and MacKenzie Harman; are Career Explorers from Patrick Henry ,MaKayla Harman (Health Careers); Larkin Holloway (Health Careers); and Kenzie Panning (Cosmetology). ECHO for 8th Graders is made available to all 8th graders in the four county area.