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Students Compete at State

Four County Career Center’s Fulton County Career Based Intervention students recently placed 2nd (Henry/Defiance county); 4th (Fulton county); and 5th (Williams county) against teams across Ohio in the State Career Based Intervention Knowledge Bowl contest held in Columbus. The Knowledge Bowl contest is an academic competition with questions relating to the Ohio Graduation Test. Skills USA is a national organization promoting members in the advancement of the leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.

Shown above at the competition are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Miranda Belles; Lorinda Farkas; Arlinda Rohda; Breanne Craddock; Mrs. Kinsman; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Taylor Desgrange; Tyler Zylvitis; Brice Behnfeldt; Adrianna Groves; Aaron MacGregor; Alexis Sintobin; and Bobby Hutchins.

 

Shown above at the competition are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Ms. Snow; Jacob Hawkins; Briana Garcia; Kaitlin Bernath; Gabriela Fonseca; Alex Junge; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Hunter McDonald; Lathan Myers; Kody Rhoads; Kaleb Guelde; and Dillon Bidlack.

 

 

 

Shown above at the competition are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Trevor Williams; Dezrin Streeter; Jakob Heston; Karley Finch; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Dillon Icenhower; Joshua Nededog; Mike Howell; Zachary Zeedyk; Skyler Muehlfeld; and Mrs. Cronin.


Skills USA State Winners & National Contestants

Five students from Four County Career Center placed in the top three in the 2015 Skills USA State competition in Columbus. Two of these students placed 1st earning them the right to advance to national competition in Louisville, Kentucky, June 22-26. These two students from the Career Center will join other conference delegates from across the nation to participate in the 51st annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.

Placing in the top three at State competition are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Michael Gineman (Defiance) Technical Drafting; Clarence Hartzell (Liberty Center) Internetworking - will be competing at Nationals; Brock Hoops (Patrick Henry) Related Technical Math - will be competing at Nationals; Nate Smith (Fairview) Carpentry; and Kristina Eitniear (Hilltop) Cabinetmaking. The Skills Ohio championships consists of 81 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 Advisors are Krista Whetro and Bill Parsley.


Endowment Fund Receives Check

The Purse Reverse Committee is pleased to present a check in the amount of $17,000 to the Four County Career Center Endowment Fund which is part of the Bryan Area Foundation. Shown during the check presentation are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Tim Meister, Superintendent; Tami Kunesh and Lisa Hite, Purse Reverse Co-Chairmen; Jack Brace, CEO/President of the Bryan Area Foundation; and Tracy Dopp and Rick Hupe, Endowment Co-Chairmen.

100% of the funds collected through the Endowment Fund support students through financial assistance to be able to attend the Career Center. This assistance is available throughout the school year in the form of scholarships, program needs, senior projects and other educational needs.

If anyone would like to make a tax deductible contribution to the Four County Career Center Endowment Fund, they can do so by calling 419-267-2348.


2015 Numeracy Challenge

Four County Career Center’s 7th 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 24. Thirty-seven teams of four students from the career and technical education programs at the Career Center competed in mathematical calculations in a timed setting.

2015 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners from Defiance county include (LEFT TO RIGHT) Chasitty Kittle, Veterinarian Assistant - 3rd place juniors (Fairview); Alycia Urivez, Veterinarian Assistant - 3rd place juniors (Ayersville); and Nick Peio, Software Design & Web Development - 3rd place seniors (Tinora). Absent from the photo is Spencer Hines, Pre-Engineering - 1st place seniors (Ayersville).

2015 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners from Fulton county include (LEFT TO RIGHT) Levi Rash, Software Design & Web Development - 3rd place seniors (Pettisville); Clayton Riebesehl, Software Design & Web Development - 2nd place juniors (Wauseon); Brandon Carmody, Software Design & Web Development - 2nd place juniors (Evergreen); Ethan Brakefield, Software Design & web Development - 3rd place seniors (Pettisville); Jeff Sparks, Computer Networking & Repair - 2nd place seniors (Archbold); and Lauren Eberly, Health Careers - 1st place juniors (Wauseon). Absent from the photo is Aaron Conrad, Pre-Engineering - 1st place seniors (Delta).

2015 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners from Henry county include (LEFT TO RIGHT) Alley Gonzalez, Health Careers - 1st place juniors (Holgate); Keighla Eis, Health Careers - 1st place juniors (Holgate); Brock Hoops, Pre-Engineering - 1st place seniors (Patrick Henry); Clarence Hartzell, Computer Networking & Repair - 2nd place seniors (Liberty Center); Colin Laws, Software Design & Web Development - 3rd place seniors (Napoleon); Carl Pippin, Software Design & Web Development - 2nd place juniors (Liberty Center); and Erin Lange, Veterinarian Assistant - 3rd place juniors (Liberty Center).

2015 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners from Williams county include (LEFT TO RIGHT) Lucas Brown, Computer Networking & Repair - 2nd place seniors (North Central); Tianna Jones, Health Careers - 1st place juniors (Bryan); and Jennifer Westrick, Software Design & Web Development - 2nd place juniors (Hilltop). Absent from the photo are Nicolen Kennedy, Veterinarian Assistant - 3rd place juniors (Bryan); and Andrea Zavala, Computer Networking & Repair - 2nd place seniors (Hilltop).


BPA Students Headed to Nationals

Ten students from Four County Career Center placed in the top three in the 2015 Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Competition and will be attending the BPA 2015 National Leadership Conference, “Imagine, Believe, Become!” in Anaheim, California, May 6-10. 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 Anaheim.

Those who will be competing are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Bailey Borton (Fayette) Basic Office Systems & Procedures; Reiley Smith (Holgate) Human Resource Management; Alexis Bailey (Defiance) Advanced Office Systems & Procedures; Jennifer Westrick (Hilltop) SQL Database Fundamentals; Lucas Brown (North Central) Systems Administration Using Cisco; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Nick Peio (Tinora) Web Application Team; Colin Laws (Napoleon) Web Application Team; Ehtan Brakefield (Pettisville) Web Application Team; Brandon Carmody (Evergreen) Fundamentals of Web Design; and Clarence Hartzell (Liberty Center) Computer Network Technology.

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.


ECHO for 8th Graders - Defiance

Defiance 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 Defiance 8th graders (LEFT TO RIGHT) Taylor Garman and Garbrielle Paiz are Career Explorers from Defiance Kayla Hill (Chef Training) and Kodi Reed (Sports Fitness & Exercise Science). ECHO for 8th Graders is made available to all 8th graders in the four county area.


FCCLA Students Head to Columbus

Seven Four County Career Center Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter members recently received a Gold rating while competing in the regional contests. These winners have qualified for state FCCLA skill competition in Columbus. Contest winners are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Naomi Diaz (Stryker) competing in Fashion Design; Erika Reyes (Defiance) and Melina Garcia (Defiance) competing in Life Event Planning; Elaine Snyder (Wauseon) competing in Recycle & Redesign; as well as Kyla Wheeler (Bryan); Cathy Crivello (North Central); and Rebecca Addington (Archbold);competing in the Early Childhood Education Team Event. FCCLA members from all parts of Ohio will be in Columbus April 22-24 to compete for awards and the right to advance to national skill and leadership contests. Four County Career Center FCCLA Advisors are Lisa Hall, Peter Herold, Susan Myers, and Doug Tyas.