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State FFA Degrees

Four County Career Center’s FFA Chapter proudly presents FFA members who received their State FFA Degree at the FFA State Convention in Columbus.

 

 

Receiving his award is Caleb Sager in the Agriculture/Diesel Mechanics program from Fayette.

 

 

Those receiving their award are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Kenzie Stein and Marissa Smith, both from Edgerton. The State FFA Degree is awarded to less than four percent of all FFA members and requires the student meeting a set of criteria based on their FFA activities and their Supervised Agriculture Experience program.


5th Quarter Ag Academy

Area students considering a career in the agriculture industry recently participated in the 5th Quarter Agriculture Academy 2017 sponsored by Four County Career Center. Students who attended the academy had the opportunity to learn hands-on basic skills in Floral Design. Florence Luzny was the instructor.

 

 

Shown above is Alyana Jones (Delta) experiencing hands-on training at the Career Center.

 

 

 

 

Shown above is Dakota Robinson (Evergreen) experiencing hands-on training at the Career Center.


Summer Work Experience

To keep our career and technical training programs up-to-date with state-of-the-art technology, Four County Career Center instructors are eligible to participate in a Work Experience program sponsored by the Career Center. Instructors have the opportunity to participate with a local employer in an internship experience in the career and technical area of their expertise. Following their internship time, the instructors include the up-to-date training methods into their curriculum to give the best possible education to students attending the Career Center. The local internship site is not responsible for wages to instructors during their training. Through these types of partnerships with local businesses, Four County Career Center exists to serve the people of northwest Ohio.

Shown above is Matt Dye, Carpentry instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Peltics Lumber Company in Montpelier. Tim is shown working with (LEFT TO RIGHT) Cody Caudill, Laborer; Todd Bridle, Estimator; and Devin Demire, Laborer. Matt will utilize the training he received to train the students at the Career Center in carpentry work.

Shown above is Lisa Hall, Interior Design instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Sauder Manufacturing in Stryker. Lisa is shown working with Jamey Bishop, Sewer (RIGHT). Sauder Manufacturing will be donating an industrial sewing machine in the Fall for students to learn as part of the Interior Design curriculum and Lisa will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center in industrial sewing.

 

Shown above is Kim Waldvogel, Industrial Services instructor (RIGHT) who had the opportunity to work at the Black Swamp Equipment in Defiance. Kim is shown working with Chris Coulon, Manager and Advisory Committee Member (LEFT). Kim will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center in landscaping, scrubbing floors, inspection of equipment and customer service. Kim will also be utilizing Black Swamp Equipment as a job site for her students in the Fall.


Summer Camp

Four County Career Center sponsored a week long “Summer Camp” for 7th, 8th and 9th graders in the four county area. Students had the opportunity to explore the vast areas of science, landscaping, floral design, and animal care from experienced instructors. Students worked on activities throughout the week.

 

Shown doing hands-on learning in the “Flower Power” class are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Amber Gericke, Natalie Bentz, and Erin Reichert, all from Archbold, with instructor Florence Luzny.

 

 

Shown doing hands-on learning in the “Dig This!” class are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Kyra Kreiner (Archbold), Dominic Heising (Pettisville), Lyla Heising (Pettisville), Zoey Ripke (Archbold), and Maggie Duden (Wauseon).


Shown doing hands-on learning in the “Animal Palooza” class are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Meredith Bowers (Liberty Center), Kaelyn Gerken (Liberty Center), Miranda Bachman (Napoleon), and Sarah Emahiser (Napoleon) with instructor Stephanie Pippin.

 


Shown doing hands-on learning in the “Genius Camp” class are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Alec Rychener (Pettisville), Garrison Cobb (Archbold) Griffin Eash (Pettisville), Samuel Myers (Pettisville), (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Isaac Reichert (Archbold), Kaiden Deiser (Archbold), Harley Schwarz (Evergreen), Sean Hageman (Archbold), Isabella Ruiz (Archbold), Josiah Ruiz (Archbold), Jackson Beck (Archbold), and Marek Kreiner (Archbold).


Summer Work Experience

To keep our career and technical training programs up-to-date with state-of-the-art technology, Four County Career Center instructors are eligible to participate in a Work Experience program sponsored by the Career Center. Instructors have the opportunity to participate with a local employer in an internship experience in the career and technical area of their expertise. Following their internship time, the instructors include the up-to-date training methods into their curriculum to give the best possible education to students attending the Career Center. The local internship site is not responsible for wages to instructors during their training. Through these types of partnerships with local businesses, Four County Career Center exists to serve the people of northwest Ohio.

Shown above is Tim Armitage, Specialized Mechatronics and Robotics Technology instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Wauseon Machine in Wauseon. Tim is shown working with Doug Newman, CNC Machinist (RIGHT). Tim will utilize the training he received to train the students at the Career Center in programming simulators to build various projects

 

Shown above is Tim Bowers, English instructor (RIGHT) who had the opportunity to work at the Northwest Signal in Napoleon. Tim is shown working with Nolyn Burkholder, Graphic Designer and a 2016 Career Center graduate (LEFT). Tim will utilize the training he received to train the students at the Career Center in journalistic style, newspaper design, and how to gather information as a news reporter.

 

Shown above is Robin Hill, Health Careers instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at the Henry County Hospital in Napoleon. Robin is shown working with Ashley Rhoades, RN BSN (RIGHT). Robin will utilize the training she received to train the students at the Career Center in new medications and technology used for charting patients at the hospital.

 

 

Shown above is Chris Zacharias, Welding Fabrication instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Swanton Welding and Machining in Pettisville. Chris is shown working with Bill Zeiter, Plant Manager (RIGHT). Chris will utilize the training he received to train the students at the Career Center in machining and fabrication skills.


Retirement Reception/Employee Service Awards

Four County Career Center held their annual Retirement Reception and Employee Service Awards honoring staff members for years of service to the school district.

Words of appreciation were given by Superintendent Tim Meister and a plaque was presented to Teresa Karnes thanking her for her thirty-three years of dedication to the school as she retires from Four County Career Center. Teresa was the Guidance Secretary at the Career Center.

Those recognized for years of service include:
Five years - Christine Badenhop, Media Center-Library; Courtney Bowers, Intervention Specialist; Jason Elston, Ag/Diesel Mechanics Instructor; Curtis Hedrick, Technical Specialist; Linda Loeffler, Adult Education Secretary; Tim Meister, Superintendent; Brittany Rohda, Math Instructor.
Ten years - Jason Blue, Social Studies Instructor; Terry Eis, Supervisor Building & Grounds; Melanie Fox, Job Coach; Donald Hammersmith, Ag Education Instructor; Rebecca Lee, English Instructor; Michele Nafziger, GRADS Instructor; Elaine Perdue, Cafeteria; Stephanie Pippin, Veterinarian Assistant Instructor; Cathy Rupp, Career-Technical Supervisor; Sheila Sauber, Custodian.
Fifteen years - Renee Barton, Assistant Treasurer; Lisa Habibi, English Instructor; Gabe Oberlin, Horticulture Instructor; Lisa Snyder, Warehouse Specialist; Morgan Weber, Science Instructor; Scott Williams, Electrical Instructor; Angela Woods, Math Instructor.
Twenty years - James Buchholz, Visual Art & Design Instructor; Vickie Knapke, Math Instructor; Karen Walker, Health Careers Instructor; Kelly Weyant, Computer Applications Instructor.
Twenty-five years - Tim Armitage, Specialized Mechatronics & Robitics Technology Instructor; Amy Haver, English Instructor.
Thirty years - Bruce Magill, Auto Technology Instructor.


Senior Recognition Day Ceremony

Four hundred nineteen seniors were awarded certificates along with other student achievements and Career Passports marking the end of their career and technical training during Four County Career Center’s 48th annual Recognition Day Ceremony with over 1,800 parents and guests in attendance.

Career and Technical Education Director Rick Bachman was Presiding Chairman of the ceremonies. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Abigail Weller (Napoleon) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics, accompanied by the Armed Services Recruiters and seniors enlisted in the armed services. Superintendent Tim Meister introduced Board of Education members. Mason Locke (Hilltop) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics, and Taylor Snyder (Liberty Center) Early Childhood Education, announced student achievement activities. Guest speakers for the Recognition Day Ceremony were senior students Kathariena Foster (Hilltop) Health Careers, Anastacia Hite (Delta) Visual Art & Design, Jaryd Hobbs (Archbold) Automotive Technologies, and James Branham (Edgerton) Welding Fabrication.

Forty-five students were named Outstanding Seniors for exemplary performance in their career and technical and academic programs and presented with award plaques by their department supervisors. Awards and scholarship monies of over $616,000 to be used to further students’ education at community colleges and universities were also awarded during the ceremony.

Students receiving awards from Defiance county included (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Matthew Carpenter (Fairview) Building Trades/Carpentry; Michael Beck (Fairview) Social Studies; Mercedes Ridgway (Hicksville) English; Kirsten Rinebolt (Hicksville) Industrial Services; Salvador Sanchez (Defiance) Work Transition; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Evan Shininger (Fairview) Agriculture Diesel Mechanics; Austin Karzynow (Fairview) HVAC and Plumbing; Gage Bergeon (Ayersville) Computer Networking & Repair; and Robert Wachtman (Tinora) Calculus.

 

Students receiving awards from Fulton county included (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Anastacia Hite (Delta) Visual Art and Design; Rachelle Wyse (Archbold) Culinary Arts Management; Paige Blad (Fayette) Veterinarian Assistant; Jared Fahrer (Evergreen) Diesel Mechanics; Alexa Martinez (Wauseon) English; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Jared Blosser (Wauseon) English and Government; Jaryd Hobbs (Archbold) Automotive Technologies; Kaitlyn Couts (Wauseon) Cosmetology; and Andrew Wyse (Archbold) Powersports. Absent from the photo are Noah Gackenbach (Pettisville) Automotive Technologies; Lane Heck (Delta) Chemistry and American Government; and Ariel Thebeau (Delta) Medical Office Technologies.

Students receiving awards from Henry county included (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Abigail Weller (Napoleon) English and Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Jesse Fonseca (Napoleon) Landscape & Greenhouse Technologies; Jeromy Burt (Patrick Henry) Electrical; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Jennifer Ritz (Napoleon) Floral Design; Guinevere Gowell (Napoleon) Pre-Calculus; Joshua Hathaway (Patrick Henry) American Government, Composition and Accounting & Business Management; and Jillian Knipp (Liberty Center) Cosmetology. Absent from the photo is Conner Neer (Liberty Center) Welding Fabrication.

Students receiving awards from Williams county included (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Caleb Overmyer (Bryan) Computer Design/3D Modeling; Chyanne Cameron (Stryker) Visual Art and Design; Zoe Stantz (Montpelier) Chef Training; Jewell Knapp (Hilltop) Interior Design; Josh Landel (Edon) Software Development & Game Design; Brandon Thompson (Edgerton) Auto Collision Repair and Government; Alyssa Imm (Edgerton) Building Trades/Carpentry and Financial Math; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Alexandrea Warner (Montpelier) Math; Breana Ervin (Montpelier) Health Careers; Jerall Jack (Bryan) Early Childhood Education; Kathariene Foster (Hilltop) Health Careers - Mentoring Program and English; Kolton Myers (Bryan) Fire and Rescue; and Alex Miller (Bryan) Hospitality Services. Absent from the photo are Bristle Dix (Stryker) Pre-Engineering; Jayden Keesbury (Edgerton) Advanced Math; and Mariah Streeter (Bryan) English.


Preschool Graduation

The students at Four County Career Center’s Early Childhood Education class recently held Preschool Graduation for children enrolled during the 2016-2017 school year. The children performed favorite songs and fingerplays learned throughout the school year for parents and grandparents in attendance.

Shown above at the graduation are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Sylvie Zartman (Antwerp); Briggs Zartman (Antwerp); Tristan Bagrwoski (Wauseon); Lucas Helberg (Napoleon); Isaac Meyer (Cecil); Jayden Elmer (Helena); Paisley Niese (New Bavaria); Stryker Oyer (Napoleon); Landain Rinehammer (Tiffin); Dawson Martz (Archbold); and Audrey Brywczynski (Whitehouse); (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Jennifer Hutchison, Educational Aide; and Katelyn Flanary, Preschool Instructor.

The Preschool/Childcare Center 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.



Student Places Top Ten in the Nation

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce that Gage Bergeon (Ayersville) placed in the top ten at the 2017 National Leadership Conference of Business Professionals of America (BPA) held in Orlando, Florida. Gage competed in Network Administration Using Microsoft.

Career Center students joined over 5,000 other conference delegates from across the nation to participate in national-level business skill competitions. This was BPA’s 51st National Leadership Conference.

Business Professionals of America is a national organization for high school, college and middle school students preparing for careers in business and information technology. BPA acts as a cohesive agent in the nationwide networking of education and business and industry. Four County Career Center BPA advisors are Mary Jo Beilharz, Matt Geiger, Tim Ricketts, and Blake Rockey.


HOSA Students Head to National Conference

Three students from Four County Career Center placed in the top four in the 2017 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 - Leadership - Service - Engagement - The Future Starts Now” in Orlando, Florida. Katie Foster will also receive the State Officer of the Year Award at the Conference. 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 21-24.

Student attending are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Madison Brueshaber (Patrick Henry) and Jaclyn Lovejoy (Hilltop) Health Career Display competition; Molly Feller (Hicksville) Knowledge Test for Human Growth and Development competition; and Katie Foster (Hilltop) award recipient.

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.