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ECHO for 8th Graders - Evergreen

Evergreen 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 above in the Horticulture lab are (LEFT TO RIGHT) 8th graders Austin Duwve, Morgan Kohler, Lila Johnson, Samantha Sierra, and Mia Cassady with Career Explorers Jacob Beer (Landscape and Greenhouse Technologies); and Dakota Robinson (Floral Design). ECHO for 8th Graders is made available to all 8th graders in the four county area.


ECHO for 8th Graders - Hilltop

Hilltop 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 above in the Fire and Rescue lab is (LEFT TO RIGHT) Career Explorer Leslie Schroeder (Hilltop), with 8th grader Americus Maddox. ECHO for 8th Graders is made available to all 8th graders in the four county area.


ECHO for 8th Graders - Ayersville

Ayersville 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 above in the Early Childhood Education lab are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Career Explorer Miranda Flory (Ayersville), with 8th graders Nikki Fishpaw and Alana McCoy. ECHO for 8th Graders is made available to all 8th graders in the four county area.


Career Night Open House

Four County Career Center hosted a Career Night Open House recently with the Career Center’s labs and classrooms open to the public. Instructors and counselors were available to answer questions and acquaint visitors with career and technical programs and college credit options. The Career Center offers 30 career and technical programs to high school juniors and seniors from 22 high schools in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties. For more information about applying for the 2017-2018 school year, sophomores are encouraged to contact their associate school Guidance Office, call the Four County Career Center Student Services Office at 1-800-589-3334, Ext. 2701; or apply on-line at the Career Center website at www.fourcounty.net.


Board of Education Recognition Month

Ohio Governor John Kasich proclaimed the month of January 2017 as School Board Recognition Month. School Board members contribute hundreds and hundreds of hours each year leading their districts. Whether crafting policies, hiring top-notch administrators, listening to staff and student concerns, or recognizing outstanding programs, board members always keep their eyes on the prize of student achievement. Ohioans should recognize the vital contributions of these men and women and focus attention on the crucial role these elected public officials play in the education of our students.

Four County Career Center is joining with other districts throughout the state to recognize the important contributions school board members make to their communities. The Career Center is appreciative of their school board members who assure that the school is providing the best career and technical education possible for the students.

Serving on the district’s Board of Education for 2017 are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Dennis Vetter, starting his 8th year as a Hicksville Exempted Village board member and his 4th year on the Career Center board; Darrell Higbie starting his 5th year as a Montpelier Exempted Village board member and his 2nd year on the Career Center board; Brian Baker, starting his 22nd year as a Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center board member and his 11th year on the Career Center board; Larry Fruth, starting his 13th year as a Wauseon Exempted Village board member and his 13th year on the Career Center board; Ron Crawford, starting his 13th year as a Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center board member and his 3rd year on the Career Center board; Kenneth Esterline, starting his 35th year as a Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center board member and his 25th year on the Career Center board; Tim Meister, Career Center Superintendent; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Marcia Bruns, starting her 8th year as a Napoleon City School board member and her 3rd year on the Career Center board; Cindra Keeler, starting her 9th year as a Bryan City Schools board member and her 9th year on the Career Center board; Connie Nicely, Career Center Treasurer; Nona Rupp, starting her 7th year as a Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center board member and her 7th year on the Career Center board; Chris Oberlin, starting her 21st year as a Defiance City Schools board member and her 20th year on the Career Center board; and Carol Kleck, starting her 27th year as a Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center board member and her 20th year on the Career Center board.

The Board of Education elected Brian Baker as President and Larry Fruth as Vice-President for 2017. Four County Career Center serves twenty-two school districts in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties.


Students of the Month

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Gage Bergeon from Ayersville High School as Student of the Month. Gage is the son of Chad Bergeon and Jen Bergeon and is a senior in the Network Administration & Cybersecurity program at the Career Center. Gage was nominated by his career and technical instructor, Tim Ricketts. He is a member of Business Professionals of America, and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. At Ayersville High School Gage is on the Football team and the Wrestling team. After Gage graduates, he plans on attending the University of Northwestern where he has received a $5,000 scholarship and major in system security and system administration.

 

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Emily Blosser from Defiance High School as Student of the Month. Emily is the daughter of Jim and Laurie Blosser and is a junior in the Floral Design program at the Career Center. Emily was nominated by her academic instructor, Kyle Zartman. She is a member of FFA, and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. After Emily graduates, she plans on attending college and major in floral design.

 


Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Destiny Fulton from Napoleon High School as Student of the Month. Destiny is the daughter of Michael and Amy Fulton and is a senior in the Early Childhood Education program at the Career Center. Destiny was nominated by Early Job Placement Coordinator, Ellie Cichocki. She is a member of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, is on the Career Center Honor Roll, and is active in the Girl Scouts. Destiny is part of the early job placement program and receives class credit for working at Kinder Kampus in Napoleon. After Destiny graduates, she plans to go to Northwest State Community College and major in early childhood education.


 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Carlos Flores from Defiance High School as Student of the Month. Carlos is the son of Carlos Flores and Jackie Aldrich and is a senior in the Electrical program at the Career Center. Carlos was nominated by his career and technical instructor, Scott Williams. He is a member of Skills USA, Student Council, and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. After Carlos graduates, he plans to attend Owens Community College and major in electrical.

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Katie Foster from Hilltop High School as Student of the Month. Katie is the daughter of Heidi Foster and David Johnson and is a senior in the Health Careers program at the Career Center. Katie was nominated by her career and technical instructor, Karen Walker. She is a member of Health Occupations Students of America where she serves as the State Secretary, National Technical Honor Society, and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. At Hilltop High School, she is a member of the National Honor Society and is a cheerleader. After Katie graduates, she plans to attend Ohio State University and major in nutrition or dental hygiene pre-dentistry.

 

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Caleb Plummer from North Central High School as Student of the Month. Caleb is the son of Theresa Loomis and is a junior in the Software Development and Game Design program at the Career Center. Caleb was nominated by his career and technical instructor, Matt Geiger. He is a member of Business Professionals of America, and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. At North Central High School, Caleb is a member of the Quiz Bowl. After Caleb graduates, he plans to attend college and major in computer and technological sciences.

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Arika Pollock from Archbold High School as Student of the Month. Arika is the daughter of Nathan and Rose Pollock and is a senior in the Early Childhood Education program at the Career Center. Arika was nominated by her career and technical instructor, Susan Myers. She is a member of Family, Career & Community Leaders of America where she is a club officer, and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. After Arika graduates, she plans to attend Bowling Green State University and major in early childhood education.

 

Students who achieve this recognition throughout the 2016-2017 school year are honored with a certificate of recognition.


Career Night Open House

Four County Career Center will be hosting it’s annual Career Night Open House on Monday, January 9, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. at its campus located on the corner of State Routes 66 and 34 south of Archbold. The event is designed to introduce high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, middle school students, and parents to a variety of career-technical training options available at Four County Career Center.

Meet Career Center staff and tour the campus to see the advanced equipment and modern facilities in the thirty career-technical programs available to high school juniors and seniors from associate high schools in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties. Learn how Four County students stay a step ahead of the competition as they complete their junior and senior years in high school. On-line enrollment will be available for the 2017-2018 school year while guests enjoy refreshments and door prizes throughout the evening.

Four County Career Center is in it’s 48th year offering quality education to both high school students and adults in northwest Ohio. Tim Meister is Superintendent, Rick Bachman is Director of Career and Technical Education, and Doug Beck is Director of Adult Workforce Education.

For more information about the January 9th Career Night Open House or other school activities, contact the Career Center at 1-800-589-3334 or visit our web site at www.fourcounty.net.


2017 FFA Officers

Four County Career Center FFA Chapter members include over 130 Agriculture/Diesel Mechanics, Diesel Mechanics, Floral Design, Landscape & Greenhouse Technologies, Powersports, and Veterinarian Assistant students. These students work on chapter projects, compete in district, state, and national FFA leadership and skill competitions, and sponsor student assemblies throughout the school year. Officers of the 2016-2017 Four County Career Center FFA Chapter include (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) President - Ryan Wiemken, Diesel Mechanics (Archbold); Vice-President - Paige Blad, Veterinarian Assistant (Fayette); Secretary - Phoebe Phillips, Veterinarian Assistant (Liberty Center); (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Treasurer - Jennifer Ritz, Floral Design (Napoleon); Sentinel - Caleb Sager, Agriculture/Diesel Mechanics (Fayette); Student Advisor - Jennifer Seiler, Veterinarian Assistant (Fayette). Career Center Advisors include Jason Elston, Agriculture/Diesel Mechanics; Florence Luzny, Floral Design; Eric Hite, Landscape & Greenhouse Technologies; Denton Blue, Diesel Mechanics; Larry Soles, Powersports; and Stephanie Pippin, Veterinarian Assistant.


2017 HOSA Officers

Four County Career Center’s new Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) Chapter members include over ninety Health Careers and Sports Fitness & Exercise Science students. These students work on chapter projects, compete in district, state, and national leadership and skill competitions, and sponsor student assemblies throughout the school year. Officers of the Four County Career Center HOSA Chapter include (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) President - Breana Ervin, Health Careers (Montpelier); Vice-President - Cheyanna Yeary, Health Careers (Delta); Secretary - Kailey Cutlip, Health Careers (Napoleon); Treasurer - Cassandra Strong, Health Careers (Hicksville); (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Historian - Olivia Hartford, Health Careers (Liberty Center); Reporter - Jadyn Lovejoy, Health Careers (Hilltop); Parliamentarian - Caleb Butler, Health Careers (Napoleon); State President - Seth Kuhlman, Health Careers (Defiance); and State Secretary - Katie Foster, Health Careers (Hilltop). Career Center Advisors include Robin Hill, Health Careers; Karen Walker, Health Careers; Donna Badenhop, Health Careers; and Mike Nye, Sports Fitness & Exercise Science.