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Woodmore student earns Eagle Scout honors
Dylan Fletcher has earned the highest rank in Scouting, the Eagle Scout Rank. Fletcher is a member of Troop #314, sponsored by the Elmore Kiwanis. Scoutmaster is Kiel Whitcum.

To attain the Eagle Scout ranking, a scout must earn 21 merit badges. Fletcher has earned 25 merit badges and served as Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader in his troop.

For his Eagle project, Fletcher chose to update the landscaping at his church, Elliston United Methodist Church in Elliston. The project involved removing existing shrubs and replacing them with bushes and mulch. He spent a total of 233 hours on his project, getting the help of fellow scouts, parents and family helped complete the project. All funds to complete the project were donated.

A Court of Honor was convened April 19 at at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Elmore.

Fletcher attends Woodmore High School and is active in the marching and concert bands, pep band, French Club, Key Club, TAG, and student council.

Dylan is the son of John and Lynne Fletcher of Elmore. He is the brother of Eagle Scout Jason Fletcher.

Bast earns Walter All-Scholastic Award Winner
Oak Harbor High School senior Allison Lynn Bast was selected to represent Ottawa County and receive the Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award at a special luncheon April 22 at the Conference Center at NorthPointe in Lewis Center, Ohio.

The award was established by the Ohio County Superintendents Association to promote student achievement and to recognize outstanding students. One senior from each Ohio county is selected to receive the award at an annual banquet.

Bast was chosen from a field of applicants that represented the local and city school districts of Ottawa County. Selection criteria included grade point average, attendance record, ACT/SAT test scores, awards earned, involvement in activities, class rank, and a written statement of goals.

Bast will receive a $250 book scholarship from the Ottawa County Cabinet of Superintendents and $500 from the North Point Educational Service Center .

FFA students earn honors
The Oak Harbor/Penta FFA Agriculture Sales Team placed 19th at the State Agriculture Sales Career Development Event March 7. The sales team consisted of Wes Gyde, Ashley Madison, Tyler Kitzler and Bret Braun.

The event is comprised of an objective test, sales demonstration and “Prospecting for New Customers” practicum. It is designed to assess the team members’ understanding of the sales process and the role selling plays in marketing agriculture products. The sales demonstration assesses the team member’s ability to properly develop and sell an agricultural product to a customer and properly conclude the sales transaction.

Gyde developed his own company called WDH Racing, which designs and produces helmets for recreational and agricultural uses. Tyler Kitzler sold a pair of rubber (mud) boots to Bass Pro Shops. Ashley Madison represented Organic Groves while selling her Organic Orange Juice to Community Markets. Bret Braun was representing Braun Motor Lubricants while selling his synthetic motor oil to Advanced Auto Parts.

The practicum consists of the participant interacting with a customer to determine if the customer is a prospect. This year the students were acting as if they were representatives of the Tractor Supply Company. Their goal was to develop a partnership with a local agriculture instructor in order to secure business with him or her before the next school year.

Each team member competes separately in these three events and then each individual score is totaled for an overall team score. This was the first time in the Oak Harbor FFA Chapter’s history that an Agriculture Sales team has ever competed at the state level.

Ashland student honored
Hallie Dahlhofer, of Oak Harbor, received the Sophomore Award for the Department of Art at Ashland University. She is majoring in commercial art.

The Departmental Awards are given to one sophomore, one junior and one senior from each department and were awarded at the Academic Honors Convocation April 19.

Tri-M Music Honor Society Officers
The Eastwood High School Music Department has announced the election of the 2009-2010 Tri-M Music Honor Society Chapter Officers.

They include Ashley Marsh, president; Jimmi Gangwer, vice president; Chelsie Sheline, secretary; Michelle Renollet, treasurer; and Rebecca Shirling, historian.

The officers will be formally installed at an induction ceremony Sept. 20. TRI-M is a international music honor society sponsored by the National Association for Music Education designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership.

Honors band member
Eastwood High School student Kevin Rahrig, an 11th-grade trumpet player, participated in the University of Toledo Honors Band held March 21-22.

Rahrig was accepted upon recommendation. A finale concert was given in Doermann Theatre.

Forty-seven Terra Community College students were inducted into the Alpha Mu Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a national two-year college honorary, during a ceremony April 15.

Among those honored were Christian Barnett and Andrew Helms, of Oak Harbor; Jacob Ollervides and Shawna Whitt, of Clyde; Nathaniel Dussel, of Bradner.

Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages scholarship among associate degree students who are invited to membership on the basis of scholarly achievement, leadership, citizenship, character and faculty recommendation.

Two suburban area students have received Endowed Scholarships at Ashland University.

Hallie Dahlhofer, of Oak Harbor, received the Paul Barnes Metzler Endowed Scholarship. She is majoring in commercial art.

Stephanie Greggila, also of Oak Harbor, received the Virgil L. and La Donna Cox Foundation and Marlowe L. and Bess Kiplinger Endowed Scholarships. She is majoring in athletic training.

Academic honors
Defiance College: Gene Snyder.

The Ohio State University: Jaclyn Juergens, Derek Speaker, of Elmore; Jessica Stephens, of Genoa; Elizabeth Carstensen, Megan Horvath, of Martin; Charles Burns, Emily McKinney, Alex Straub, of Oak Harbor; Trent Nissen, of Williston;

Gina Bruce, Kristi Egbert, Ashley Fisher, Nancy Miller, Derek Schlea, Carly Schuett, of Gibsonburg;  Amanda Schwartz, of Lindsey; Jordan Hepler, Marc Ribe, of Woodville;

Tricia Krukemyer, Kelsey Lauck, Courtney Moentler, Donald Russell, Douglas Russell, of Pemberville; Bradley Lewis, of Walbridge; Josh Boos, Kayleigh Brewer, Meredith Gilbert, Chelsea Gilbert, Katherine Glesser, Chase Johnson, of Curtice.

Terra Community College: Keith Johnson, of Elmore; Jamey Buehrle, Kay Hanchett, Michelle Merril, Randall Walker and Suzanne Weis, of Gibsonburg; Amanda Burlile, of Graytown; Kelly Tonkin, of Lindsey, Dana Haycox, Andrew Helms, Cheryl Jefferson, Stephanie Lehr, Megan Rutherford, Brooke Sprouse, Julie Yoss, of Oak Harbor.

The Ohio State University: Jaclyn Juergens, of Elmore; Kyle Huss, of Genoa; Amy Bruce, of Gibsonburg.

Eastwood music students earn honors

A number of Eastwood high and middle school students participated in the Ohio Music Education Association Junior High Solo & Ensemble Adjudicated Event held March 28 at Eastwood High School and Middle School.

Those earning a “Superior” rating included E.J. Carr, seventh grade, trumpet solo; Cookies and M.E.L.K., eighth-grade clarinet quartet of Morgan Corns, Eli Beaudoin, Lyndsay Tenison and Kylie Twining; Quattro Formaggio, seventh-grade woodwind quartet of Hannah Cook, Kellie Dennis, McKayla Phillips and Hannah Starr.

Earning an “Excellent” rating were Melissa Bolton, eighth grade, clarinet solo; A.S.K, seventh-grade flute trio of Kayla Bierley, Abby Hosley and Sarah Shufeldt; and earning a “Good” rating was Skylar Dierker, eighth grade, timpani solo.



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