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Triage Simulation

Four County Career Center and Northwest State Community College recently partnered to offer a triage simulation for registered nursing and Paramedic students. This was the second triage simulation that took place in the NSCC plastics lab. Students responded to the simulated explosion, complete with smoke and sound effects, where they assessed the condition of fourteen victims.

Career Center Fire & Rescue and Law Enforcement & Security Tactics high school students and mannequins were victims, and there were a range of injuries including some who were deceased. After the simulation, everyone gathered to debrief. Instructors provided feedback on the students’ performance, bringing the learning experience full circle. The simulation was designed to provide students with realistic training, which will help prepare them for careers in various health care and public service fields.

BPA Students Place in Top Ten

Five students from Four County Career Center placed in the top ten in the 2014 Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Competition. Two of these top students will be attending the BPA 2014 National Leadership Conference, “Accelerate Your Future,” in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 30 - May 4. These students from the Career Center will join over 5,000 other conference delegates from across the nation to participate in national level business skill competitions, workshops, general sessions, and the national officer candidate campaigns and elections. Besides having the opportunity to excel, they will experience the city of Indianapolis.

Placing in the top ten at State competition are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Gregory Kempf (Pettisville) System Administration Using CISCO - will be competing at Nationals; Colin Laws (Napoleon) Visual Basic Programming - will be competing at Nationals; Nathan Wcislak (Defiance) Web Site Design Team; Alex Fry (Ayersville) Web Site Design Team; and Bree Youse (Pettisville) Payroll Accounting.

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, Tina Short, and Mike Yeager.

HOSA Students Head to State

Thirty-three Four County Career Center Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Chapter members have qualified for state HOSA skill competition in Columbus on April 10 & 11 by placing first or second in the regional contests.

Contest winners from Fairview and Tinora are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Chynna Graham (Fairview) CPR/First Aid; Amy Rethmel (Tinora) Forensic Medicine; Leslie Trowbridge (Fairview) Career Health Display; Nichole Smallwood (Fairview) Career Health Display; Sarah Ussery (Fairview) Career Health Display; and Sierra Rex (Tinora) Career Health Display.




Contest winners from Hicksville are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Kaylyn Castner, MRC Partnership; and Patricia Vasquez, Personal Care.




Contest winners from Fulton county are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Rachel Smith (Fayette) Forensic Medicine; Brenda Ramirez (Delta) Career Health Display; Kenny Price (Archbold) Researched Persuasive Speaking; Balynn Ponce (Archbold) Home Health Aid; and Chelsea Carrington (Evergreen) Medical Photography.



Contest winners from Henry county are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Savanah Glass (Napoleon) Medical Reading; Lydia Mack (Liberty Center) Creative Problem Solving; Miranda Harris (Patrick Henry) Public Service Announcement; Marissa Harris (Patrick Henry) Public Service Announcement; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Veronica Valdez (Holgate) Physical Therapy; Alison Carpenter (Napoleon) MRC Partnership; Hannah Phillips (Liberty Center) Medical Terminology; Emma Matheny (Napoleon) Extemporaneous Writing; and Donita Johnson (Patrick Henry) Public Service Announcement.

Contest winners from Williams county are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Alyssa Nihart (Bryan) Extemporaneous Health Poster; Ashlie Dollarhide (Bryan) First Aid/CPR; Ashley Friedel (Montpelier) Job Seeking Skills; Destiny Denton (Hilltop) Career Health Display; Kellie Patton (Edgerton) Job Seeking Skills; Bre Franks (Hilltop) MRC Partnership; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Sarah Snavely (Bryan) Prepared Speech; Jessica Suboski (Hilltop) Medical Photography; Courtney Imm (Edgerton) Creative Problem Solving; Andrea Lutz (Edon) Creative Problem Solving; and Kari Oberlin (Stryker) Researched Persuasive Speaking.

HOSA members from all parts of Ohio will be in Columbus to compete for awards and the right to advance to national skill and leadership contests. HOSA Advisors are Donna Badenhop, Robin Hill, Karen Walker and Mike Nye.

Baby & Toddler Days

Four County Career Center students in the Early Childhood Education program hosted Baby & Toddler Play Days. Under the direction of instructor Susan Myers, students had the opportunity to have hands-on experience with younger children to help prepare them for their careers in child care.

The Career Center runs a full-time Preschool/Child Care Center providing services to children ages 3, 4 and 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every day that the Career Center is in session. To enroll a child, contact the Career Center at 800-589-3334, Ext. 2360.

Numeracy Challenge Winners

Four County Career Center’s 6th Annual Numeracy Challenge was held recently at Northwest State Community College. Junior and senior teams who placed first and second will be attending the High Schools That Work Regional Competition at Owens Community College on the Findlay Campus on April 4. Thirty teams of four students from the career and technical education programs at the Career Center competed in mathematical calculations in a timed setting.

2014 first and second place winners from Defiance county include (LEFT TO RIGHT) Orlando Scott, Welding Fabrication - 2nd place juniors (Defiance); Marissa Kosier, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics - 1st place seniors (Fairview); and Jordan Sanders, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics - 1st place seniors (Fairview).



2014 first and second place winners from Fulton county include (LEFT TO RIGHT) Garrett McClain, Welding Fabrication - 2nd place juniors (Wauseon); Jeffrey Sparks, Computer Networking & Repair - 1st place juniors (Archbold); and Morgan Guise, Fire & Rescue - 2nd place seniors (Wauseon).



2014 first and second place winners from Henry county include (LEFT TO RIGHT) Juliet Gloor, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics - 1st place seniors (Napoleon); Jake May, Welding Fabrication - 2nd place juniors (Liberty Center); Clarence Hartzell, Computer Networking & Repair - 1st place juniors (Liberty Center); Justin Rodriguez, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics - 1st place seniors (Napoleon); Angel Almanza, Fire & Rescue - 2nd place seniors (Holgate); and Kyle Croninger, Fire & Rescue - 2nd place seniors (Patrick Henry).

2014 first and second place winners from Williams county include (LEFT TO RIGHT) Andrea Zavaca, Computer Networking & Repair - 1st place juniors (Hilltop); Lucas Brown, Computer Networking & Repair - 1st place juniors (North Central); Bryan Garlock, Welding Fabrication - 2nd place juniors (Stryker); and Darian Elliott, Fire & Rescue - 2nd place seniors (Edgerton).

2014 FFA Officers

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 - Nakia Walters, Landscape & Greenhouse Technologies (Patrick Henry); Vice-President - Alicia Ronau, Veterinarian Assistant (Evergreen); Secretary - Janelle Bok, Veterinarian Assistant (Defiance); Treasurer - Tara Siedlecki, Veterinarian Assistant (Napoleon); (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Reporter - Jordan Farr, Veterinarian Assistant (Napoleon); Sentinel - Rollin Jones, Powersport Engine Technology (Archbold); and Student Advisor - Andy Leininger, Powersport Engine Technology (Evergreen). Career Center Advisors include Jason Elston, Ag/Diesel Mechanics; Florence Willeman, Floriculture; Eric Hite, Landscape & Greenhouse Technologies; Larry Rohrs, Diesel Mechanics; Alan Leininger, Powersport Engine Technology; and Stephanie Pippin, Veterinarian Assistant.

Spa Week

Four County Career Center Cosmetology Salon recently hosted a “Spa Week” and invited patrons to indulge themselves and enjoy a day with complete make-overs along with a light breakfast and healthy luncheon prepared by the Chef Training students at the Career Center. During their visit patrons enjoyed a therapy facial, spa pedicure with warm wax treatment, OPI manicure, and Paul Mitchell Tea Tree wash experience and style. Coordinating the week were Cosmetology instructors Kim Dunbar, Jill Westoven and Krista Whetro. The Cosmetology Salon is open to the public weekly Wednesdays thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Call 800-589-3334, Ext. 2234 to make an appointment.