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Students Place 2nd in the State of Ohio

Four students from Four County Career Center received Silver Medals in the 2016 Skills USA State Championships in Columbus for placing 2nd in the State of Ohio in their skill competition. These students are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Austin Karzynow (Fairview) who competed in Plumbing; Abigail Patrick (Montpelier); Robert Montgomery (Patrick Henry); and Drake Imber (Tinora) were all part of the Crime Scene Investigation Team. The Skills Ohio Championships consists of over 80 career, technical and leadership contests. Participants are challenged to complete a project in their area of career and technical training within a specified time period while being scored by a panel of judges.

Skills USA is a national organization for career and technical students training for careers in trade, industrial, technical and health related occupations. Four County Career Center Skills USA Advisors are Krista Whetro and Bill Parsley.


FCCLA Students to Compete at State

Fifteen Four County Career Center Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter members recently have qualified for state FCCLA skill competition in Columbus.

Contest winners from Defiance county are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Kristina Herren (Ayersville) competing in the Early Childhood Education Team Event; and Amber Carwile (Hicksville) competing in Sports Nutrition.

 

 

Contest winners from Henry county are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Jody Buehrer (Liberty Center) competing in Recycle & Redesign; and Jordin Hughes (Holgate) competing in Applied Math for Culinary Management.

 

Contest winners from Williams county are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Kora Ellis (Bryan) competing in Fashion Design; Emily Brown (Bryan) competing in Fashion Design; Alex Miller (Bryan) competing in Meeting Event Set-Up; Shawn Ramey (Bryan) competing in Meeting Event Set-Up; and Alicia Roberts (Montpelier) competing in Hotel Linen Operations.

 

Contest winners from Fulton county are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Alexis Karl (Evergreen) competing in Hotel Linen Operations; Brynne Riegsecker (Fayette) competing in Chapter Service Project Display; Danielle Whitmire (Delta) competing in Chapter Service Project Display; Mandie Atwater (Evergreen) competing in the Early Childhood Education Team Event; Elaine Snyder (Wauseon) competing in Fashion Design; and Tori Manz (Archbold) competing in Interpersonal Communications.

FCCLA members from all parts of Ohio will be in Columbus April 27-29 to compete for awards and the right to advance to national skill and leadership contests. Four County Career Center FCCLA Advisors are Michelle Nafziger and Lisa Habibi.


Veterinarian Assistant Students Take National Test

Seniors in the Veterinarian Assistant career and technical program at Four County Career Center took the Small Animal Science National Standardized test. This is a hands-on skills assessment and certification which is recognized nationally in the area of small animal science. Veterinarian Assistant instructor, Stephanie Pippin was in charge of the testing process.


Project Runway

The public is invited to join us for the 3rd Annual “Project Runway” which will be held May 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Four County Career Center. The evening will feature unique hair designs and makeup artistry with matching outfits, all created by senior Cosmetology students and modeled by junior Cosmetology students. Over 30 designs will be displayed throughout the show. A magical runway for the models will be designed by the Floral Design and Interior Design students. The Visual Art & Design students will be taking professional photos of the models as part of the presentation, as well as action photos throughout the evening. Shown above are cosmetology students (LEFT TO RIGHT) Emmy Arend (Fairview) and Braedie Hardesty (Napoleon) starting their creations. The evening is coordinated by Cosmetology instructor Kim Dunbar.


HOSA Sponsors Blood Drive

Four County Career Center students and staff recently donated blood during the HOSA Future Health Professionals sponsored Red Cross Blood Drive. HOSA members planned and coordinated the drive and students assisted with donor registration, testing, and blood donations. Four County HOSA Advisor is Robin Hill, Health Careers instructor.


Students of the Month - April

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Devin Dockery from Montpelier High School as Student of the Month. Devin is the son of Jaime Scalf and is a junior in the Computer Networking & Repair program at the Career Center. Devin was nominated by his instructor, Tim Ricketts. He is a member of Business Professionals of America where he competed at Regional Skills Competition, a member of the National Technical Honor Society, and is on the Four County Honor Roll. Following graduation, Devin plans to attend Baker College and major in network administration.

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Austin Kempf from Pettisville High School as Student of the Month. Austin is the son of Michael and Diane Kempf and is a junior in the Software Development & Game Design program at the Career Center. Austin was nominated by his instructor, Matthew Geiger. He is a member of Business Professionals of America where he competed at Regional Skills Competition, and is on the Four County Honor Roll. Following graduation, Austin plans to attend Baker College and major in computer software.

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Brynne Riegsecker from Fayette High School as Student of the Month. Brynne is the daughter of Brian and Michala Riegsecker and is a senior in the Early Childhood Education program at the Career Center. Brynne was nominated by her instructor, Susan Myers. She is a member of Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) where she competed at Regional Skills Competition and will be competing at State Skills Competition, an FCCLA Officer, and is on the Four County Honor Roll. Following graduation, Brynne plans to attend Northwest State Community College and then Ohio State University and major in occupational therapy.

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Brandon Smith from Napoleon High School as Student of the Month. Brandon is the son of Tim and Amy Smith and is a junior in the Law Enforcement & Security Tactics program at the Career Center. Brandon was nominated by his academic instructor, Victoria Cameron. He is a member of Skills USA where he competed at Regional Skills Competition, and is on the Four County Honor Roll. Following graduation, Brandon plans to join the Army.

 

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Melissa Smith from Delta High School as Student of the Month. Melissa is the daughter of Steve and Beverly Smith and is a junior in the Cosmetology program at the Career Center. Melissa was nominated by her instructor, Krista Whetro. She is a member of Skills USA where she competed at Regional Skills Competition, and is on the Four County Honor Roll. Following graduation, Melissa plans to attend the University of Toledo to become a physicians assistant.

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Alison Walling from Evergreen High School as Student of the Month. Alison is the daughter of Michael and DeAnne Walling and is a senior in the Veterinarian Assistant program at the Career Center. Alison was nominated by her instructor, Stephanie Pippin. She is a member of FFA where she will be competing at State Skills Competition, and is on the Four County Honor Roll. Following graduation, Alison plans to attend Stautzenberger College to become a veterinarian technician.

Students who achieve this recognition throughout the 2015-2016 school year are honored with a certificate of recognition.


County Government Month

As part of “County Government Month,” Four County Career Center hosted Henry County Commissioners Robert Hastedt and Tom VonDeylen who discussed their roles as elected officials and used the game “Jeopardy” as a means of teaching students. Henry county students are shown with the County Commissioners (LEFT TO RIGHT) Veronica Kern (Patrick Henry) Cosmetology; Audrey Norden (Napoleon) Health Careers; Commissioner Hastedt; Braedie Hardesty (Napoleon) Cosmetology; R.J. Sanchez (Liberty Center) Ag/Diesel Mechanics; and Commissioner VonDeylen.

Government instructors Jason Blue, Brandon Brywczynski, Todd Gambler, and Bill Parsley made the arrangements for the day.


HOSA Students Advance to International Competition

Eight students from Four County Career Center placed in the top three in the 2016 Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competition at the University of Toledo and have qualified to compete in the HOSA International Leadership Conference with the theme “HOSA - Innovate - Inspire - Ignite Future Health Professionals” in Nashville, Tennessee. These Career Center students will join other HOSA students from across the nation to participate in national-level skill competitions, workshops, and general sessions June 22-25.

Student competing are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Ryan Bomia (Patrick Henry) Medical Photography; Sadie Ridgway (Hicksville) Human Growth & Development; Molly Feller (Hicksville) Human Growth & Development; Damien Belmares (Fairview) Physical Therapy; Rebecca Mattimore (Delta) Personal Care; Elizabeth Richnafsky (Patrick Henry) Pathophysiology; Emily Neipp (Delta) Home Health Aide; and Michelle Connors (Wauseon) Medical Reading.

Four County Career Center HOSA programs include Health Careers and Sports Fitness & Exercise Science. HOSA Advisors are Donna Badenhop, Robin Hill, Karen Walker and Mike Nye.


Students Elected HOSA State Officers

Four County Career Center’s Health Careers students Seth Kuhlman (Defiance) has been elected as the 2016 Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State President and Katie Foster (Hilltop) as the State Secretary. To obtain an officer’s position, Seth and Katie were required to take a written test, interviewed by the State Advisor and present a speech to fellow HOSA students and advisors from all over the state of Ohio. They were chosen and sworn in for these positions at the recent HOSA State Conference at the University of Toledo. Seth and Katie will represent Ohio HOSA at the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, June 22-25. All of the Career Center staff and students congratulate these students for this wonderful accomplishment.

Four County Career Center HOSA programs include Health Careers and Sports Fitness & Exercise Science. HOSA Advisors are Donna Badenhop, Robin Hill, Karen Walker and Mike Nye.


Student Council Sponsored Guest Speaker

Four County Career Center’s Student Council sponsored author, motivational speaker, columnist and media personality, Bruce Boguski, who talked to students about setting and achieving goals. Boguski talks from personal experience on how attitude makes the difference in whatever we do. He is an internationally known presenter on motivational tactics and mental toughness training for business and sports. Using high energy, interactive techniques to inspire and delight his audiences has made him one of the most “in-demand” speakers in the business. He is the author of the book “The Testing Zone” and has written many columns for several sports magazines.

Student council students are shown with Bugoski following his talk.


BPA Students Advance to National Competition

Eleven students from Four County Career Center placed in the top ten in the 2016 Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Competition and two students will be attending the BPA 2016 National Leadership Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Seniors Jennifer Westrick (FRONT - 3rd LEFT) from Hilltop will be competing in SQL Database Fundamentals; and Alexis Muncy (BACK - FAR RIGHT) from Defiance will be competing in Advanced Office Systems & Procedures.

Students who placed in the top ten include (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Melisa Cruz (Wauseon) Presentation Management Team; Tory Cupps (Fairview) Financial Math & Analysis Concepts; Westrick; Danielle Steingass (Ayersville) Presentation Management Individual; Erica Golden (Delta) Presentation Management Team; Michelle Dobson (Bryan) Basic Office Systems & Procedures; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Roscia Creps-Burling (Delta) Presentation Management Team; Dylan Hauser (Defiance) Systems Administration Using Cisco; Carl Pippin (Liberty Center) Java Programming; Matthew Hampton (Delta) Visual Basic/C# Programming; and Muncy.

The national qualifiers will be a part of the 2016 Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference “This Is Our Time” from May 5-9 in Boston. Thousands of students from across the country will gather there to compete, showcase their business aptitudes and develop leadership skills.

The National Leadership Conference is the culmination of the BPA year filled with hard work and dedication put into competitions, Torch Awards, leadership development, service and more. Activities will include general sessions with keynote speakers, business meetings, leadership workshops, contests, and the election of national officers. Four County Career Center BPA advisors are Mary Jo Beilharz, Matt Geiger, Tim Ricketts; and Blake Rockey.