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Public Safety Appreciation Dinner

Four County Career Center hosted an appreciation dinner for the Ridgeville Township Volunteer Fire/EMT Department, Archbold German Township Fire/EMT Department, 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. Matthew Baker led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and Samantha Burdine gave the invocation. All of the students talked about their career and technical education programs. Shown following the dinner are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Fire & Rescue students Elizabeth Kistner (Delta); and Matthew Baker (Liberty Center); Superintendent Meister; Representing Archbold Department was Chief Andy Brodbeck; Representing Ridgeville Department was Chief Ken Freytag; Representing the Sheriff’s Department is Sheriff Michael Bodenbender; and Law Enforcement & Security Tactics students Samantha Burdine (Hilltop); and Veronika Mangotic (Delta).

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. The duties they perform take a special kind of courage and dedication.


2014-2015 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) Co-President - Jesus Rocha, Health Careers (Archbold); Co-President - Erin Betz, Health Careers (Pettisville); Vice-President - Tres Loyd, Health Careers (Bryan); (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Secretary - Kori Kent, Health Careers (Napoleon); Treasurer - Vannessa Williams, Health Careers (Napoleon); Historian - Dara Davis, Health Careers (Napoleon); and Parliamentarian - Karlie Boylan, Sports Fitness & Exercise Science (Bryan). Career Center Advisors include Robin Hill, Health Careers; Karen Walker, Health Careers; Donna Badenhop, Health Careers; and Mike Nye, Sports Fitness & Exercise Science.


Locks of Love

Four County Career Center’s Early Childhood Education student (RIGHT) Alexandra Barber (Pettisville) recently donated eight inches of her hair to “Locks of Love.” (LEFT) Stephanie Canfield (Bryan) from the Cosmetology Salon at the Career Center was her stylist.


ECHO for 8th Graders

Napoleon 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 Napoleon 8th graders (LEFT TO RIGHT) Mitchell Bachman and Brendan Click; are Career Explorer students Grace Norden, Veterinarian Assistant; and Jared Ludeman, Sports Fitness & Exercise Science; both from Napoleon. ECHO for 8th Graders is made available to all 8th graders in the four county area.


2014-2015 FFA Oficers

Four County Career Center FFA Chapter members include over seventy-five Agriculture/Diesel Mechanics, Diesel Mechanics, Floriculture, Landscape & Greenhouse Technologies, Powersport Engine Technology, 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 Four County Career Center FFA Chapter include (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) President - James Ester, Ag/Diesel Mechanics (Fairview); Vice-President - Jolyssa Tedrow, Veterinarian Assistant (Delta); Secretary - Tasha Diehl, Veterinarian Assistant (Napoleon); Treasurer - Kaleb Holtsberry, Ag/Diesel Mechanics (Fairview); (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Student Advisor - Lindsay White, Veterinarian Assistant (Archbold); Sentinel - Jeff Kunesh, Ag/Diesel Mechanics (Fairview); and Reporter - Kayla Stiverson, Veterinarian Assistant (Bryan). Career Center Advisors include Jason Elston, Ag/Diesel Mechanics; Florence Willeman, Floriculture; Eric Hite, Landscape & Greenhouse Technologies; Denton Blue, Diesel Mechanics; Alan Leininger, Powersport Engine Technology; and Stephanie Pippin, Veterinarian Assistant.


ECHO for 8th Graders

Bryan 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 Bryan 8th graders (LEFT TO RIGHT) Alex Bruce and Haley Stephens; are Career Explorer Carpentry students Nate Smith (Fairview); and Kristina Eitniear (Hilltop). ECHO for 8th Graders is made available to all 8th graders in the four county area.


November Students of the Month

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Kristina Herren from Ayersville High School as Student of the Month. Kristina is the daughter of Greg and Amy Herren and is a junior in the Early Childhood Education program at the Career Center. Kristina was nominated by her instructor, Susan Myers. She is a member of Family, Career & Community Leaders of America and the Career Center Honor Roll. She is also a member of band at Ayersville High School. After Kristina graduates she plans on attending college at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University and major in early childhood education.

 

 

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Mark Maginn from Fayette High School as Student of the Month. Mark is the son of Mark Maginn and is a senior in the HVAC & Plumbing program at the Career Center. Mark was nominated by Job Placement Coordinator, Ellie Cichocki.. He is a member of Skills USA and the Career Center Honor Roll. He is also a part of the Early Job Placement program and receives class credit for working at H. L. Fraas Company. At Fayette High School, he is a member of the National Honor Society. After Mark graduates he plans on continuing to work in the HVAC and plumbing field.

 

 

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Brock Hoops from Patrick Henry High School as Student of the Month. Brock is the son of Tim Hoops and Wendy Grince and is a senior in the Pre-Engineering program at the Career Center. Brock was nominated by his instructor, Tim Armitage. He is a member of Skills USA and the Career Center Honor Roll. He is also a member of the archery team at Patrick Henry High School. After Brock graduates he plans on attending college at Northwest State Community College and then the University of Toledo and major in mechanical engineering.

 

 

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Jade Paysinger from Patrick Henry High School as Student of the Month. Jade is the daughter of Kim Moore and is a junior in the Veterinarian Assistant program at the Career Center. Jade was nominated by her instructor, Stephanie Pippin. She is a member of FFA and the Career Center Honor Roll. She is also a member of the archery team at Patrick Henry High School. After Jade graduates she plans on attending college at the Ohio State University and major in veterinary science.

 

 

 

Students who achieve this recognition throughout the 2014-2015 school year are honored with a certificate of recognition.


2014 Skills USA Leadership Team

Leadership Team Members of the over 500 member Four County Career Center Skills USA Chapter include (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Shelbie Bartley, Graphic Arts (Holgate); Karly Boehm, Cosmetology (Napoleon); Mackenzie Cameron, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics (Tinora); Abigail Brink, Fire & Rescue (Montpelier); Rachael Thompson, Fire & Rescue (Hicksville); Caitlin Meade, Computer Networking & Repair (Hilltop); Cassandra Lewis, Commercial Art (Tinora); Brandon Notestine, Computer Design/3D Modeling (Fairview); (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Dylan Armey, Automotive Technologies (Napoleon); Spencer Hines, Pre-Engineering (Ayersville); Jeffrey Sparks, Computer Networking & Repair (Archbold); Bryan Garlock, Welding Fabrication (Stryker); MaKenzy Huffman-Bowers, Fire & Rescue (Bryan); Skylar Wyse, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics (Delta); and Kaitlyn Campbell, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics (Bryan). This year Skills USA is participating in the Together We Can Make a Difference and Neighbors in Need projects, state and national Skills USA leadership and skill competitions, and sponsorship of student assemblies. Krista Whetro, Cosmetology instructor, and Bill Parsley, Social Studies instructor, are the Career Center Skills USA advisors.


Cosmetology Salon Closed for Holiday

The Four County Career Center Cosmetology Salon will be closed to the public for Thanksgiving break, November 27 & 28; and sophomore Career Exploration Days on December 4 & 5. It will reopen again on December 11, 2014.

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.


2014 BPA Officers

Officers of the over 75 member Four County Career Center Business Professionals of America (BPA) Chapter include (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) President - Clarence Hartzell, Computer Networking & Repair (Liberty Center); Vice President - Bryce Link, Accounting & Business Management (Ayersville); Secretary - Caitlin Meade, Computer Networking & Repair (Hilltop); (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) AM Public Relations - Danielle Henry, Medical Office Technologies (Hilltop); AM Treasurer - Sabrina Doty, Accounting & Business Management (Evergreen); PM Treasurer - Hayden Galvan, Computer Networking & Repair (Archbold); and PM Public Relations - Montana Carroll, Medical Office Technologies (Archbold).

BPA Officers sponsor various activities throughout the year and assist in the Northwest Ohio Special Olympics. Four County Career Center BPA Advisors are Tina Short, Accounting & Business Management; Mike Yeager, Computer Networking & Repair; Mary Jo Beilharz, Medical Office Technologies, and Matt Geiger, Software Design & Web Development.


Parent-Teacher Get Acquainted Days

   Parent-Teacher Get Acquainted Days will be held November 25 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. and November 26 from 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Four County Career Center. Parents will be able to schedule a visit with the instructors in advance. Career Center students do not have school on November 26.
    According to Rick Bachman, Four County’s Director of Career & Technical Education, Get Acquainted Days are designed to give parents an opportunity to meet and talk with instructors as well as see the school’s labs and classrooms.
    This fall Four County Career Center has over 1,000 juniors and seniors from 22 high schools in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties.


1st Place Winners

Four County Career Center is proud to announce that four students from the Software Design & Web Development program recently placed 1st in the University of Toledo’s Information Systems Case competition last weekend. The contest required the students to use information from a database to develop a graphical digital dashboard for a business. The dashboard will then be used to provide at-a-glance statistical information to the business decision-makers. Shown above with their trophies are the contest winners (LEFT TO RIGHT) Jennifer Westrick (Hilltop); Carl Pippin III (Liberty Center); Colin Laws (Napoleon); and Nick Peio (Tinora).

Four County Career Center’s Software Design & Web Development instructor is Matt Geiger. Students in this career program gain early exposure to the business, technology, and professional skills that apply to a broad range of technology and business careers, including software development, systems analysis, database administration, and management consulting.