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FFA Students Compete at State

Seven students from Four County Career Center’s Veterinarian Assistant program recently competed in the State FFA Contests in Columbus. Placing 9th as a team in the State Animal Management contest are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Katie Culler (Liberty Center); Kayla Morris (Patrick Henry); Bella Lauharn (Napoleon); Jocelyn Schlachter (Edgerton). Competing at State in the Grooming contest are (LEFT TO RIGHT CONTINUE) Ashlynn Steffes (Montpelier); Mindy Otto (Montpelier); and Meghan Garcia (Napoleon). Four County Career Center FFA Advisor is Stephanie Pippin, Veterinarian Assistant instructor.


Preschool Graudation

The students at Four County Career Center’s Early Childhood Education class recently held Preschool Graduation for children enrolled during the 2017-2018 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) Isabella Schoonover (Defiance); Zachary Norden (Napoleon); Zane Reed (Napoleon); Giuliana Zetter (Toledo); (MIDDLE - LEFT TO RIGHT) Audrey Brywczynski (Whitehouse); Jordan Inkrott (Delta); Jayden Elmer (Helena); Micah Helberg (Napoleon); Stryker Oyer (Napoleon); Brennan Vandock (Delta); Elowyn Custer (Wauseon); Sylvie Zartman (Antwerp); Malcolm Custer (Wauseon); (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Katelyn Flanary, Preschool Instructor; and Jennifer Hutchison, Educational Aide.

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.


BPA Students Place in Top 10 at National Convention

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce that Parker Wittenmyer (Wauseon) and Cory Hemenway (Bryan) placed in the top ten at the 2018 National Leadership Conference of Business Professionals of America (BPA) held in Dallas, Texas. Parker competed in SQL Database Fundamentals and Cory competed in Network Administration Using Microsoft/MTA Networking Fundamentals.

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 52nd 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 Tina Short.


Summer School

Summer school classes for students in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties are again being offered by Four County Career Center.

There is one student start date - June 11, with no enrollees outside of this date. Once a student begins they do not stop until they are completed with all their course work. Class times are Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 to 11:30 noon. Enrollment forms will be accepted until June 6.

Summer school is open to current high school students, non-graduates or June 2018 graduates under the age of 21. Upon successful completion of the first 1/2 credit, the student may begin another half credit. No new classes may be started after June 28.

Transportation is the responsibility of the student. Some member schools provide bus transportation to Four County Summer School.

There will be a student service charge of $60.00 per class which must accompany the application form.

Classes offered are English, Social Studies, Mathematics and Science.

To enroll or for more information, students or parents should contact their local high school guidance office.


Together We Can Make A Difference Donation

Led by Skills USA, Four County Career Center students united in a school-wide effort and raised over $300 for the non-profit outreach “Together We Can Make A Difference.” The organization assists people of all ages in Northwest Ohio with basic needs and resources that are not available with any government assistance programs.

Through their involvement, the students hope to make a positive change for families in northwest Ohio. Shown above presenting the check are Skills USA Leadership team members. (LEFT TO RIGHT) Carol Castello, Board President; Edith Avalos (Hicksville) Cosmetology; Juan Carlos Alvarez (Wauseon) Automotive Technologies; Haylee Wyckhouse (Liberty Center) Cosmetology; Haylie Sheets (Liberty Center) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Adrian Ortiz (Defiance) Carpentry; Nicole Berger (Evergreen) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; and Kelli Burkhardt, Executive Director. Skills USA advisor Steve Steingass coordinated the event.


Students Earn State FFA Degree

Four County Career Center is pleased to present four FFA students who received their State FFA Degree at the State FFA Convention recently held in Columbus. Students include Schylar Bergman (Edon) Diesel Mechanics; Elijah Seibel (Wauseon) Diesel Mechanics; Eric Culler (Fairview) Ag/Diesel Mechanics; and Timothy Herman (Edgerton) Ag/Diesel Mechanics.

To obtain the State FFA Degree there are certain criteria that must be met and documented. Schylar worked at Superior Farms Supply in Montpelier. Elijah worked at Defiance Trucking and Nofziger Farms in Howe, Indiana. Eric took the entrepreneurship path and raised hogs and worked on crop production as well as at Culler Cattle and Grain in Edgerton. Timothy worked at Oberlin Farms in Bryan. They all completed 25 hours of community service in the FFA field.

Receiving the State FFA Degree is a major achievement and the Career Center congratulates these students for their dedication and hard work.


Senior Recognition Day

Four County Career Center’s 49th annual Senior Recognition Day will be held Tuesday, May 22 starting at 9:15 a.m. at the school.

Certificates marking the completion of their career training will be awarded to 431 seniors, scholarship award winners will be announced and Outstanding Senior Awards will be presented during the ceremonies.

Career Passports containing the student’s Resume, class competencies listing skills learned at the Career Center, student’s grades and attendance data, will be presented to each senior. Career Passports are awarded to all Ohio Career Center program completers for the purpose of providing each student with a set of credentials that can be presented to an employer when seeking employment.

Rick Bachman, Director of Career & Technical Education, is in charge of the ceremony. Seven seniors will be assisting with the program - Tyler Conmay (Napoleon) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics, will be leading the Pledge of Allegiance; Kaitlyn Borgelt (Ayersville) Early Childhood Education, Christy Zuniga (Patrick Henry) Cosmetology, and Haylie Sheets (Liberty Center) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics, will be announcing student achievement activities. Hunter Thompson (Liberty Center) Welding Fabrication, and Payton Buehrer (Napoleon) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics, were chosen as class speakers for the event.

Parents and families of Career Center seniors are invited to attend the ceremony which will be held in the Diesel Technology and Training Center located on the northeast side of the building. Parking is available in the school’s east and south parking lots or the student parking lot on the west side of the building.

Four County Career Center is located at the intersection of State Routes 66 and 34, five miles south of Archbold.


Building Trades Open House

The public is invited to attend the 48th annual Four County Career Center’s Building Trades Open House on May 20 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. During this past year, 91 high school students at the Career Center have assisted with the construction of the 81st new home as part of their career training.

Curtis Miller, Carpentry instructor, and the senior Carpentry classes did the general construction of the home including exterior finish, interior and drywall finish, for Ryan and Kati Baden. It is located at 17527 County Road R, Napoleon.

The Baden home is a single story ranch with four bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one half bath, great room, kitchen, and a full finished basement along with a three car garage. The outside of the home is covered in vinyl siding .

The junior Carpentry class, under the direction of instructor Matt Dye, assisted with the rough construction. Scott Williams, senior Electrical instructor, and his class did the low voltage, data communications, service and finish electrical wiring. Installation of the water supply, and drainage was the senior Mechanical Systems & Piping class with instructor Steve Steingass. The Interior Design class with instructor Lisa Hall assisted with the painting.

Students at the Career Center build one house each school year. The home building project is part of the high school curriculum in the Construction Trades programs.


In-Demand Jobs Week

May 7-11, 2018, is In-Demand Jobs Week -- a statewide celebration of jobs, industries and skills that are in demand in Ohio. In-Demand Jobs Week is an opportunity for students and job seekers to learn more about the rewarding and high-demand careers available locally.

Today’s students likely will hold jobs that don’t even exist today. The talent needs of businesses are changing quickly, which means workers will need to be flexible, adaptable and ready to acquire new knowledge and skills in real time. Now is a great time for business, education and workforce to come together to address skills gaps, build a talent pipeline and help students prepare for a successful journey along their career pathways.

More than 200 jobs in Ohio are considered “In demand,” based on labor market information, job postings on OhioMeansJobs.com, JobsOhio regional forecasts and employer forecasts. Four County Career Center has twenty-two career and technical program offerings to juniors and seniors in the four county area that are preparing students for In-Demand Jobs as well as the Adult Education Workforce Development department preparing adults through training and development specialists.

Four County Career Center has recognized the collaboration that has been developed between employers and students in the Early Job Placement Program at the Career Center and presented each employer with a “Resolution” acknowledging appreciation for their participation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FCCLA Students Head to Nationals

Five students from Four County Career Center’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) have earned a 1st, 2nd or 3rd Place Rating at the State FCCLA Leadership Conference in Columbus. They earned the right to advance to national competition held in Atlanta, Georgia, June 28 - July 2. Shown at the conference are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Sabrina Page (Liberty Center) Interior Design - 3rd place rating; Bailey Bowen (Edgerton) Fashion Construction - 3rd place rating; Coralee Flanary (Hicksville) Job Interview - 3rd place rating; Natalia Flores (Archbold) Life Event Planning - 2nd place rating; and Kathryn Ewers (Edon) Interior Design - 3rd place rating. The FCCLA 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. All of these students did an outstanding job in their respective competitions.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national organization for high school and college students where the activities and programs complement classroom instruction by giving students practical experience through application of the skills learned at school. Career Center FCCLA lead Advisor is Michele Nafziger.


Students of the Month - April

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Asia Laguio from Fayette High School as Student of the Month. Asia is the daughter of Loren Laguio and Kimberly Laguio and is a senior in the Visual Art & Design program at the Career Center. Asia was nominated by her instructor, Erin Custer. She is a member of Skills USA and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. After Asia graduates, she plans to attend the Modern College of Design and major in graphic arts.

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Cheyenne Mossuto from Defiance High School as Student of the Month. Cheyenne is the daughter of Brian and Tammy Mossuto and is a junior in the Interior Design program at the Career Center. Cheyenne was nominated by her instructor, Lisa Hall. She is a member of Family, Career & Community Leaders of America. After Cheyenne graduates, she plans to attend college and major in business management.

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Andre Ramirez from Edgerton High School as Student of the Month. Andre is the son of Pedro and Betty Ramirez and is a junior in the Accounting & Business Management program at the Career Center. Andre was nominated by his instructor, Tina Short. He is a member of Business Professionals of America, National Technical Honor Society, Student Council and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. At Edgerton High School, he is a member of the National Honor Society, FFA, and Spanish Club.After Andre graduates, he plans on attending UCLA and major in psychology.

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce KayLyne Rittenhouse from Hicksville High School as Student of the Month. KayLyne is the daughter of John and Stacey Rittenhouse and is a senior in the Interior Design program at the Career Center. KayLyne was nominated by her instructor, Lisa Hall. She is a member of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. After KayLyne graduates, she plans to work in the interior design field.

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Sidney Schultz from Bryan High School as Student of the Month. Sidney is the son of Michael and Shelley Schultz and is a senior in the Specialized Mechatronics and Robotic Technology program at the Career Center. Sidney was nominated by his instructor, Tim Armitage. He is a member of Skills USA, a Student Ambassador, National Technical Honor Society, and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. After Sidney graduates, he plans on attending Akron University and major in Electrical Engineering.

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Ethan Vance from Tinora High School as Student of the Month. Ethan is the son of Paul Vance and Douglas and Amanda Patrick and is a senior in the Electrical program at the Career Center. Ethan was nominated by Job Placement Coordinator, Ellie Cichocki. He is a member of Skills USA and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. Ethan is on Early Job Placement and receives class credit for working at Custom Agri Systems in Napoloen. After Ethan graduates, he plans on remaining in the electrical apprenticeship program.

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Angelique Ward from Defiance High School as Student of the Month. Angelique is the daughter of Monte and Kelly Ward and is a senior in the Visual Art & Design program at the Career Center. Angelique was nominated by her instructor, Erin Custer. She is a member of Skills USA and is on the Career Center Honor Roll. After Angelique graduates, she plans on working.

Students who achieve this recognition throughout the 2017-2018 school year are honored with a certificate of recognition.

 


Job Fair

The 4th Annual Job & Career Fair was recently held at Four County Career Center with over 45 area employers on hand for seniors to meet with. Over 500 students had the chance to discuss their career options with local businesses and see what opportunities were available to them.  Ellie Cichocki, Job Placement Coordinator, made the arrangements for the event.


NTHS Induction Ceremony

Thirty-two Four County Career Center students were inducted into career education’s most prestigious organization, the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), during a banquet recently held at the Career Center. There are a total of sixty students in the honor society for the 2017-2018 school year.

To be considered for membership, students must have a 3.6 GPA or higher during enrollment at Four County Career Center, 95% attendance, and excellent disciplinary record.

The National Technical Honor Society is America’s foremost scholastic honor for excellence in work force education recognizing the scholastic excellence of career center students. The society has over 1,500 chapters worldwide.

Rick Bachman, Director of Career and Technical Education, welcomed students, parents, and local associate school representatives to the recognition banquet. Guest speaker for the evening was Dennis Vetter, Four County Career Center Board Member and past Career Center graduate in Electronics. Advisors for the Four County NTHS English instructor, Chelsea Redfox and Dean of Students, Tim Bowers.

Members inducted from Defiance county include (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Kaylin Giesige (Hicksville) Veterinarian Assistant; Kayla Swank (Fairview) Culinary Arts Management; Summer Bierly-Winkler (Fairview) Veterinarian Assistant; Kaitlyn Borgelt (Ayersville) Early Childhood Education; Miranda Flory (Ayersville) Early Childhood Education; Cassandra Strong (Hicksville) Health Careers; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Sierra Kerr (Hicksville) Health Careers; Baylee Rex (Tinora) Health Careers; Sierra Whitehead (Hicksville) Veterinarian Assistant; Summer Collins (Ayersville) Specialized Mechatronics and Robotics Technology; Eric Culler (Fairview) Ag/Diesel Mechanics; Marisa Gilmore (Defiance) Health Careers; Angela Macias (Defiance) Health Careers; and Makayla Branham (Ayersville) Cosmetology. Absent from the photo is Trevin Miller (Ayersville) Software Development & Game Design.

Members inducted from Fulton county include (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Emilee Campbell (Archbold) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Elisabeth Posey (Delta) Health Careers; Katie Walter (Delta) Cosmetology; Brian Ball (Archbold) Network Administration & Cybersecurity; Joslyn Tijerina (Archbold) Veterinarian Assistant; Alexis McCormick (Evergreen) Cosmetology; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Daniel Baus (Archbold) Automotive Technologies; Tyson Miller (Evergreen) Electrical; Mia Beltran (Delta) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Megan Allen (Delta) Visual Art & Design; Kayla Dusek (Archbold) Health Careers; Allianna Hite (Delta) Culinary Arts Management; Ragan Jessing (Delta) Health Careers; and Trenton Peluso (Evergreen) Network Administration & Cybersecurity. Absent from the photo are Andrew Louy (Evergreen) Computer Design/3D Modeling; and Tatiana Ruiz (Delta) Sports Fitness & Exercise Science.

Members inducted from Henry county include (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Haylie Sheets (Liberty Center) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Sapphire Birr (Holgate) Health Careers; Olivia Hartford (Liberty Center) Health Careers; Jaimee Schreiber (Napoleon) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Bailey Rohrs (Holgate) Health Careers; Holly Spangler (Liberty Center) Culinary Arts Management; Hannah Rankin (Holgate) Veterinarian Assistant; Tyler Tackett (Patrick Henry) Software Development & Game Design; Christy Zuniga (Patrick Henry) Cosmetology; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Alexzander Jones (Patrick Henry) Welding Fabrication; Kaytlynn Buchhop (Napoleon) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Danielle Wyse (Napoleon) Cosmetology; Kevin Myles (Napoleon) Health Careers; and Lillian Schulte (Holgate) Visual Art & Design. Absent from the photo is Allison Wagner (Holgate) Visual Art &Design.

Members inducted from Williams county include (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Justin Doty (Bryan) Computer Design/3D Modeling; Leslie Schroeder (Hilltop) Fire & Rescue; Elizabeth Yinger (Bryan) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Brookelyn Dye (Montpelier) Health Careers; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Samantha Appleton (Hilltop) Early Childhood Education; Veronica Murdaugh (Hilltop) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics; Aliyssa McCormick-Chmiemlewski (Edgerton) Health Careers; Jocelyn Schlachter (Edgerton) Veterinarian Assistant; Andre Ramirez (Edgerton) Accounting & Business Management; and Alexander Rinck (Bryan) Specialized Mechatronics and Robotics Technology. Absent from the photo are Bailey Bowen (Edgerton) Interior Design; Kathryn Ewers (Edon) Interior Design; Timothy Herman (Edgerton) Ag/Diesel Mechanics; and Sidney Schultz (Bryan) Specialized Mechatronics & Robotics Technology.


Students Place in Top 3 at State Skills USA Competition

Six students from Four County Career Center received Medals in the 2018 Skills USA State Championships in Columbus for placing in the top three in the State of Ohio in their skill competition. Four of these students have qualified to compete at the 2018 Skills USA National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky in June. Students who received medals are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Keyera Anderson (Defiance); Tiffany Bechstein (Liberty Center); and Mia Beltran (Delta) all part of the Crime Scene Investigation Team and will be competing at Nationals; Haylie Sheets (Liberty Center) Job Skills Open will be competing at Nationals; Reese Knapp (Archbold) Plumbing; and Andrew Canada (Pettisville) Internetworking will be competing at Nationals. The Skills Ohio Championships consists of over 100 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 Lead Advisor is Steve Steingass.