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ECHO for 8th Graders - Montpelier

Montpelier 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 Montpelier 8th graders (LEFT TO RIGHT) Kyle Lewallen and Liv Elliott are Career Explorers from Montpelier Cheyenne Miller and Laura Lewallen (both Chef Training). ECHO for 8th Graders is made available to all 8th graders in the four county area.


Skills USA Students Head to State

Four County Career Center Skills USA Chapter members are participating in the Ohio State skills competition in Columbus on April 14 & 15 after taking 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place at Regional competition. Contest participants are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Nate Smith (Fairview) Carpentry; Samantha Burdine (Hilltop) Opening & Closing Team; Cassandra Lewis (Defiance) Advertising Design; Samantha Bullock (Delta) Crime Scene Investigation; Veronika Mangotic (Delta) Crime Scene Investigation; Kaycee John (Stryker) Opening & Closing Team; Kelsey Amstutz (Liberty Center) Opening & Closing Team; Kiersten Blue (Edgerton) Nail Care Model; Jordan Bray (Edgerton) Nail Care; Lexi Giesige (Archbold) Opening & Closing team; Kara Donnelly (Ayersville) Additive Manufacturing; and Bryan Garlock (Stryker) Welding Sculpture; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Brady Williams (Hilltop) Opening & Closing Team; Caitlin Meade (Hilltop) Opening & Closing Team; Clarence Hartzell (Liberty Center) Internetworking; Brock Hoops (Patrick Henry) Related Technical Math; Bailey Collins (Fairview) Firefighting; Matthew Baker (Liberty Center) Firefighting; Michael Gineman (Defiance) Technical Drafting; Dustin Bradley (Fairview) Architectural Drafting; Kristina Eitniear (Hilltop) Cabinetmaking; and Alex Weirauch (Stryker) Opening & Closing Team. Skills USA members from all parts of Ohio will be competing for awards and the right to advance to National skills and leadership contests. Four County Career Center Skills USA Advisors are Krista Whetro and Bill Parsley. Absent from the photo are Stephanie Lambert (Tinora) Opening & Closing Team; Cliffard Mansfield (Defiance) Building Maintenance; Drake Imber (Fairview) Crime Scene Investigation; Cameron Duke (Bryan) Additive Manufacturing; Mark Maginn (Fayette) Plumbing & Heating; and Job Knepper (Napoleon) Building Maintenance.


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 Westhoven and Krista Whetro. The Cosmetology Salon is open to the public Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. whenever the Career Center is in session. Call 800-589-3334, Ext. 2234 to make an appointment.


Baby & Toddler Play 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.


Students of the Month

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Becca Addington from Archbold High School as Student of the Month. Becca is the daughter of Nancy Addington and Dale Addington and is a senior in the Early Childhood Education program at the Career Center. Becca was nominated by her instructor, Susan Myers. She is an officer of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), the National Technical Honor Society, a Student Ambassador, tour guide and is on the Four County Honor Roll. Following graduation, Becca plans to attend Bowling Green State University and major in early childhood.

 

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Erin Betz from Pettisville High School as Student of the Month. Erin is the daughter of Chris and Heidi Betz and is a senior in the Health Careers program at the Career Center. Erin was nominated by her instructor, Karen Walker. She is Co-President of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), the National Technical Honor Society, a Student Ambassador and is on the Four County Honor Roll. As part of her lab training, she is working part-time as a nurses aide at Northcrest Nursing Home. Erin is also a member of the Rough Riders 4-H club. Following graduation, Erin plans to attend Owens Community College and major in medical reading.

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Kenley Brown from Hilltop High School as Student of the Month. Kenley is the daughter of Kenneth and Laura Brown and is a junior in the Veterinarian Assistant program at the Career Center. Kenley was nominated by her academic instructor, Susan Sweet. She is a member of FFA and is on the Four County Honor Roll. At Hilltop High School she is a member of the volleyball and basketball teams and has received the Principal’s Award as well as perfect attendance for her high school career. Following graduation, Kenley plans to attend Columbus State Community College and major in veterinarian technician.

 

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Lucas Brown from North Central High School as Student of the Month. Lucas is the son of Wes and Daphne Brown and is a senior in the Computer Networking & Repair program at the Career Center. Lucas was nominated by his instructor, Mike Yeager. He is a member of Skills USA and Business Professionals of America (BPA) and will be competing at the BPA National Skills Conference in Anaheim, California. Lucas is also a member of the National Technical Honor Society and is on the Four County Honor Roll. At North Central High School, he is a member of the National Honor Society. Following graduation, Lucas plans to attend Baker College and major in computer security.

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Blake Bruner from Wauseon High School as Student of the Month. Blake is the son of Lee and Diane Bruner and is a junior in the Electrical program at the Career Center. Blake was nominated by his instructor, Scott Williams. He is a member of Skills USA and is on the Four County Honor Roll. He is also working part-time at Lange’s Custom Builders. Following graduation, Blake plans to attend Owens Community College and join the apprenticeship program with Toledo Edison.

 

 

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Alexis Myers from Napoleon High School as Student of the Month. Alexis is the daughter of Brad and Susan Myers and is a junior in the Veterinarian Assistant program at the Career Center. Alexis was nominated by her instructor, Stephanie Pippin. She is a member of FFA and is on the Four County Honor Roll. Alexis is also on the Napoleon Equestrian Team and a member of the Dudes & Duds 4-H. Following graduation, Alexis plans to attend college and major in nursing.

 

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Kyle Kurtz from Patrick Henry High School as Student of the Month. Kyle is the son of Jason and Michelle Kurtz and is a senior in the Ag/Diesel Mechanics program at the Career Center. Kyle was nominated by Ellie Cichocki, Job Placement Coordinator. He is a member of FFA and is on the Four County Honor Roll. As part of his lab training, he participates in the Early Job Placement program and is working part-time at Kenn Feld Group/Liechty Farm Equipment. Following graduation, Kyle plans to continue working in his field.

 

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce Tyler Varner from Patrick Henry High School as Student of the Month. Tyler is the son of Brian and Heather Varner and is a senior in the Automotive Technologies program at the Career Center. Tyler was nominated by Ellie Cichocki, Job Placement Coordinator. He is a member of Skills USA and is on the Four County Honor Roll. As part of his lab training, he participates in the Early Job Placement program and is working part-time at Gunn’s Automotive. Following graduation, Tyler plans to attend a technical school and major in automotive.

 

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


HOSA Students Head to Nationals

Four students from Four County Career Center placed in the top three in the 2015 Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competition in Columbus and have qualified for National HOSA skill competition in Anaheim, California. 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 24-27.

Student competing are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Elizabeth Richnafsky (Patrick Henry) Pathophysiology; Michelle Connors (Wauseon) Medical Reading; Emily Neipp (Delta) Home Health Aide; and Vanessa Williams (Napoleon) Medical Photography.

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.


HOSA State Officer

Four County Career Center’s Health Careers student Tres Loyd (Bryan) has been elected as the 2015 Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Secretary. To obtain an officer’s position, Tres was required to take a written test, interviewed by the State Advisor and presented a speech to fellow HOSA students and advisors from all over the state of Ohio. He was chosen and sworn in for this position at the recent HOSA State Conference in Columbus. Tres will represent Ohio HOSA at the HOSA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, June 27-27. All of the Career Center staff and students congratulate Tres for this wonderful accomplishment.

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.


Associate School Principals Tour

Four County Career Center recently held a Member School Principal Tour at the Career Center arranged by Career & Technical Director, Rick Bachman. Archbold High School Principals toured the career and technical labs and saw in-lab demonstrations by the students from their school who attend the Career Center.


Parents & Grandparents Day

As part of Career and Technical Education Month, Four County Career Center hosted a “Parents (Grandparents) Day” inviting parents and grandparents to visit students career and technical labs and view their students current projects. “Recognizing Classroom Innovators” was the theme for the month.