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Counselors Tour Career Center

Four County Career Center recently held a Member School Counselors Tour at the Career Center arranged by the Career Center’s Guidance Department.  High School Counselors toured the career and technical labs and saw in-lab demonstrations by the students from their schools who attend the Career Center.



Christmas Display Piece Created

Four County Career Center students recently designed, fabricated and painted Santa’s sled for the Christmas display to be used as part of the Christmas Cruise Thru held at the Defiance County Fairgrounds, November 17 - December 9. Programs included in the production of Santa’s sled are Specialized Mechatronics & Robotics Technologies who used the CNC plasma machine to cut it out, Welding Fabrication who welded the parts together, Auto Collision Repair who did the base painting, and Visual Art & Design who put the finishing touches on. Shown with their holiday display piece is (LEFT TO RIGHT) Auto Collision Repair student Ann Rodriguez (Archbold); Welding Fabrication students Cain Shell (Evergreen) and Jacob Fenter (Bryan); Specialized Mechatronics & Robotics Technologies students Abi Baker (Ayersville) and Summer Collins(Ayersville); and Visual Art & Design student Azelin Shaneyfelt (Liberty Center). Chris Zacharias, Welding Fabrication instructor, coordinated the project.


ECHO for 8th Graders - Bryan

Bryan 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 in the Electrical lab are Bryan 8th graders (LEFT TO RIGHT) Dylan Dominique, Taysen Deckrush, Xander Cagle, and Dylan Beattie with Career Explorers Jamin Santiago (Electrical), and Carter Hoffman (Carpentry). ECHO for 8th Graders is made available to all 8th graders in the four county area.


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 attack. This screen is made possible through monies raised from the yearly Fulton County Heart Radiothon.

 


ECHO for 8th Graders - Defiance

Defiance 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 in the Sports Fitness & Exercise Science lab are Defiance 8th graders (FRONT) Lindsay Roth; (BACK MIDDLE) Zavior McNett and (BACK RIGHT) Isaac Davis with (BACK LEFT) Career Explorer Brendan Rupp. ECHO for 8th Graders is made available to all 8th graders in the four county area.


Students of the Month - October

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Eric Culler from Fairview High School as Student of the Month. Eric is the son of Leslie and Melinda Culler and is a senior in the Ag/Diesel Mechanics program at the Career Center. Eric was nominated by Job Placement/Workforce Development Coordinator, Mrs. Cichocki. He is part of the Early Placement program and earns class credit for working at Culler Cattle and Grain. Eric is an FFA Officer, a member of the National Technical Honor Society, Student Ambassador, and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. At Fairview High School he is member of the National Honor Society and is on the track team. He is also a member of the Farmer Ag 4-H club. After Eric graduates, he plans on attending college and major in agriculture.


Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Brookelyn Dye from Montpelier High School as Student of the Month. Brookelyn is the daughter of Matt and Jennifer Dye and is a senior in the Health Careers program at the Career Center. Brookelyn was nominated by her instructor, Mrs. Hill. She is a Health Occupations Students of America officer, a member of the National Technical Honor Society, a Student Ambassador, and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. At Montpelier High School she plays softball and is on the golf team. She is also President of the Livestock Locomotives 4-H Cub. After Brookelyn graduates, she plans to attend college and major in nursing.

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Reese Knapp from Archbold High School as Student of the Month. Reese is the son of Michael Knapp and Carrie Baynes and is a senior in the Mechanical Systems and Piping program at the Career Center. Reese was nominated by his instructor, Mr. Steingass. He is part of the Early Placement program and earns class credit for working at Morris Heating, AC and Plumbing. Reese is a member of Skills USA, a Student Ambassador, and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. At Archbold High School he is on the golf team. After Reese graduates, he plans to continue working in his field of study.

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Mercedes Palladino from Defiance High School as Student of the Month. Mercedes is the daughter of Shawn and Michelle Palladino and is a junior in the Early Childhood Education program at the Career Center. Mercedes was nominated by her instructor, Mrs. Myers. She is a member of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. At Defiance High School she is a cheerleader and plays softball. After Mercedes graduates, she plans to attend Bowling Green State University to become a Kindergarten teacher.


Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Trenton Peluso from Evergreen High School as Student of the Month. Trenton is the son of Brandon and Lisa Peluso and is a senior in the IT Academy - Computer Networking and Cybersecurity program at the Career Center. Trenton was nominated by his instructor, Mr. Ricketts. He is president of Business Professionals of America, a member of the National Technical Honor Society, a Student Ambassador, and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. At Evergreen High School he is a member of Family, Careers and Community Leaders of America. After Trenton graduates, he plans to attend Youngstown State University and major in information technology.

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Lillian Schulte from Holgate High School as Student of the Month. Lillian is the daughter of Daniel and Peggy Schulte and is a senior in the Visual Art and Design program at the Career Center. Lillian was nominated by her instructor, Mrs. Custer. She is a member of Skills USA, the National Technical Honor Society, and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. After Lillian graduates, she plans to attend Cleveland Institute of Art to become an animator.

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Danielle Wyse from Napoleon High School as Student of the Month. Danielle is the daughter of Con and Kathy Wyse and is a senior in the Cosmetology program at the Career Center. Danielle was nominated by her instructor, Mrs. Dunbar. She is a member of Skills USA, the National Technical Honor Society, and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. After Danielle graduates, she plans to work as a cosmetologist.


Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Brian Yeary from Delta High School as Student of the Month. Brian is the son of James Yeary and Carrie Yeary and is a junior in the Electrical program at the Career Center. Brian was nominated by his instructor, Mr. Williams. He is a member of Skills USA at the Career Center. After Brian graduates, he plans to work in the electrical field at Toledo Edison.

Students who achieve this recognition throughout the 2018-2019 school year are honored with a certificate of recognition.


ECHO for 8th Graders - Napoleon

Napoleon Middle School and St. Augustine Catholic School in Napoleon 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 in the Ag/Diesel Mechanics lab are Napoleon 8th graders (LEFT TO RIGHT) Logan Honemann, Rudi Dachenhaus, and Shane Deblin, with Career Explorers Alex Wagner, and Jared Rowland from Napoleon. ECHO for 8th Graders is made available to all 8th graders in the four county area.


Principals Tour Career Center

Four County Career Center held a Member School Principal Tour at the Career Center arranged by Career & Technical Director, Rick Bachman. Principals toured the career and technical labs and saw in-lab demonstrations by the students from their schools who attend the Career Center.

 


Students Attend Leadership Conference at Defiance College

Twelve Four County Career Center students recently participated in the 31st Annual Northwest Ohio Student Leadership Conference held at the George M. Smart Athletic Center at Defiance College. In an effort to recognize the importance and encourage area high schools to work more closely together on leadership activities, students in leadership roles from 29 high schools in the seven county area attended the day event. The keynote speaker for the day was Ted Wiese, one of America’s best youth leadership development speakers. He used wit, wisdom, real-life stories and a whole lot of fun in his program. Wiese is the founder of Wiese Training and Development. LLC in Carmel, Indiana.
Shown with Wiese are Career Center students (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Veronica Murdaugh (Hilltop) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Cailin Mysinger (Liberty Center) Visual Art & Design; Mackenzie Davis (Bryan) Medical Office Technologies; Eric Culler (Fairview) Ag/Diesel Mechanics; Wiese; Schylar Bergman (Edon) Diesel Mechanics; Bailey Bowen (Edgerton) Interior Design; Alexis Morris (Bryan) Health Careers; Tatiana Ruiz (Delta) Sports Fitness & Exercise Science; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Summer Collins (Ayersville) Specialized Mechatronics and Robotics Technologies; Janessa Fuller (Holgate) Health Careers; Trenton Peluso (Evergreen) Computer Networking & Cybersecurity; and Maggie McGilvery (Liberty Center) Interior Design.


Preschoolers Go Trick-or-Treating!

Children from the Four County Career Center Preschool went trick-or-treating through the school for Halloween today gathering candy and goodies from the staff at the Career Center. Shown above, the trick-or-treaters include (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Zachary Norden (Napoleon); Kennedy Blue (Holgate); Camila Zetter (Toledo); Dylan Boyer (Wauseon); (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Laiklin Evers (Napoleon); Zane Reed (Napoleon); Jordan Inkrott (Delta); Micah Helberg (Napoleon); Blake Schroeder (Bryan); Isabella Schoonover (Defiance); Elowyn Custer (Wauseon); Brennan Vancock (Delta); and Giuliana Zetter (Toledo).

The Preschool Center is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a..m. - 4:00 p.m., except on days the Career Center is closed. The program is operated in association with the Early Childhood Education program for juniors and seniors as a part of their lab experience. Supervising the students is instructor Susan Myers along with Day Care Staff Person Katelyn Flanary, and Educational Aide Jennifer Hutchison.


2018-19 BPA Officers Elected

Officers of the over 75 member Four County Career Center Business Professionals of America (BPA) Chapter include (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) President - Trenton Peluso (Evergreen) Computer Networking & Cybersecurity; Vice-President - McKenzie Reasor (Bryan) Computer Programming & Game Design; Secretary - Mackenzie Davis (Montpelier) Medical Office Technologies; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) AM Treasurer - Kaleb Ankney (Fairview) Accounting & Business Management; PM Treasurer - Harley Kunkel (Fairview) Medical Office Technologies; AM Public Relations - Gabe Bland (Hicksville) Accounting & Business Management; and PM Public Relations - Andre Ramirez (Edgerton) Accounting & Business Management.

BPA Officers sponsor various activities and attend leadership workshops throughout the year. The BPA Chapter also assists in the Northwest Ohio Special Olympics. Four County Career Center BPA Advisors are Tina Short, Accounting & Business Management; Mary Jo Beilharz, Medical Office Technologies; Tim Ricketts, I.T. Academy - Computer Networking & Cybersecurity; and Matt Geiger, I.T. Academy - Computer Programming & Game Design.


FFA Students Attend National Convention

The Four County Career Center FFA Chapter recently attended the 91st National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. During the convention, FFA attendees attended several leadership and team building workshops, general sessions with motivational speakers, toured Lincoln Tech, visited the John Deere 75th anniversary display, and saw various entertainment groups. There were over 67,000 guests and FFA members present at the convention. Those attending from the Career Center included (LEFT TO RIGHT) Haydon Guyer (Liberty Center) Ag/Diesel Mechanics; Eric Culler (Fairview) Ag/Diesel Mechanics; Kameron Maurer (Napoleon) Ag/Diesel Mechanics; Skyler Bergman (Edon) Diesel Mechanics; Josh Brushaber (Patrick Henry) Ag/Diesel Mechanics; Jared Leininger (Evergreen) Ag/Diesel Mechanics; and Keaton Stark (Bryan) Ag/Diesel Mechanics. Jason Elston, Ag/Diesel Mechanics instructor and Stephanie Pippin, Veterinarian Assistant instructor accompanied the students.


Drug Free Clubs of America

Drug Free Clubs of America was created to help students make wise choices. Its mission is to identify drug free students, reward good choices and empower members with effective prevention tools to keep them on the right track. It is designed as a “full circle” approach to drug prevention. By bringing together school, parent and community efforts, members benefit from an overall positive sense of belonging at school, home and their community.

Four County Career Center is the first school in this area to participate in this program. As the school works to prepare the workforce of the four county area, the issue of being drug-free is especially relevant to us and the employers in the area. The Career Center is teamed up with Promedica from Defiance for all of the drug testing.

Students choose to join voluntarily and become members by paying a membership fee and passing a 12 panel drug test. Everything is kept confidential and when students pass, they are given a photo ID membership card earning them rewards and privileges at school and rewards in the community.

Drug Free Clubs of America is funded through corporate or individual sponsorships and the Career Center is pleased to currently have 14 corporate sponsors supporting these students. For more information on how to join this prestigious group, contact Four County Career Center at 419-267-3331. We appreciate the sponsors and are proud of the students for “Making the Right Choice Easy!”

Shown above receiving rewards for joining Drug Free Clubs of America is (LEFT TO RIGHT) Caleb Stiltner (Bryan) Carpentry; with Ellie Cichocki, Job Placement/Workforce Development Coordinator; and Lindsey Niese, Job Care Coordinator from Promedica in Defiance.


Instructor is Guest Speaker at BGSU

Four County Career Center’s Law Enforcement & Security Tactics instructor Kevin Thomas (LEFT) along with Jared Sanchez (RIGHT) spoke at the Bowling Green State University campus to the Criminal Justice Student Association regarding law enforcement training and career opportunities. Criminal Justice Student Association vice president, Alex Miller (CENTER) invited them to speak at the event. Miller and Sanchez are graduates of the Law Enforcement & Security Tactics program at the Career Center. Miller is currently a Military Police Officer in the Ohio National Guard and a Criminal Justice student at BGSU. Sanchez is a Police Officer who works in the Village of Stryker. The Law Enforcement & Security Tactics program is a two year program at the Career Center for juniors and seniors in the four county school districts.


2018-2019 Student Ambassadors

Four County Career Center’s Students Ambassadors are seniors chosen each year based on their teacher’s recommendations and leadership abilities. They represent the school in a variety of capacities including hosting future students and parents as well as area elected officials and members of the community to the Career Center. The 2018-2019 Student Ambassadors are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Andre Ramirez (Edgerton) Accounting & Business Management; Madisan Carpenter (Evergreen) Medical Office Technologies; McKenzie Reasor (Bryan) Computer Programming & Game Design; Hailey Shackelford (Fairview) Culinary Arts Management; Brookelyn Dye (Montpelier) Health Careers; (MIDDLE - LEFT TO RIGHT) Adam Rohrs (Tinora) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Bailey Bowen (Edgerton) Interior Design; Kristina Minnich (Liberty Center) Visual Art & Design; Summer Collins (Ayersville) Specialized Mechatronics & Robotics Technologies; Joslyn Tijerina (Archbold) Veterinarian Assistant; Michelle Miller (Bryan) Early Childhood Education; Alexis McCormick (Evergreen) Cosmetology; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Dylan Anderson (Fayette) Computer Design/3D Modeling; Emily Pippin (Liberty Center) Health Careers; Trenton Peluso (Evergreen) Computer Networking & Cybersecurity; Mia Beltran (Delta) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Eric Culler (Fairview) Ag/Diesel Mechanics; Vaughn Graber (Hicksville) Sports Fitness & Exercise Science. Absent from the photo is Reese Knapp (Archbold) Mechanical Systems & Piping.