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The annual Sandusky County Area College Fair will be held Oct. 6 in the Student Activities Center on the Terra Community College campus.

Representatives from more than 70 colleges and universities will be on hand from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to answer questions about majors, athletics, student activities, financial aid, housing, costs and career opportunities.

In addition to the college and university representatives, there will also be a financial aid information session at 6 p.m. in Building B, Room 101. Campus maps are available online at For more information, call 419-559-2349.
Penta open house
The new Penta Career Center, located at 9301 Buck Rd. in Perrysburg Township, will hold a Community Open House Sept. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m.

The public is invited to tour the school and get a first-hand look at the professionally designed career-technical labs, academic classrooms and science labs.

At 522,000 square feet in size, the new Penta is one of the largest career-technical school construction projects in Ohio. The estimated budget for the construction of the new school was about $90.6 million.
Penta offers more than 30 career-technical programs for high school students. Nearly 1,500 students attend classes at the new facility and the school serves an additional 2,000 students through various satellite programs within its 16 member school districts, which include Benton-Carroll-Salem, Eastwood, Genoa, Lake, Northwood and Woodmore.

Clay dedication planned
A dedication ceremony for the newly renovated Clay High School will be held Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. A building tour and reception will follow the ceremony.

Homecoming celebrations
A Homecoming Bonfire/Pep Rally will be held Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lake High School practice football field. All community members are invited to meet in the parking lot.

The Lake Music Boosters will host a community tailgate party Oct. 3 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the courtyard at the high school. There will be food, musical performances, cheering, face painting, games, a dunk tank and more. Events will conclude in time to see the Homecoming King and Queen crowned.

Beautification project under way
The Lake Athletic Department is beginning a tree/shrub campaign to beautify the athletic facilities at the high school.

Each $50 donation will allow a tree or shrub to be planted around the track/soccer, football, baseball and softball facilities to create a wind break and to accentuate the areas. Landscaping sponsors will be recognized in the athletic program.

Checks may be made payable to the Lake Athletic Department and mailed by Sept. 29 to the athletic department, 28080 Lemoyne Rd., Millbury, OH, 43447.

50-year reunion
The Clay High School class of 1958 will hold a 50th reunion Oct. 3 and 4. All classmates are invited to attend. For more information, contact Chuck Neal at 419-836-1751 or Jerry Nissen at 419-698-2822.

Ironville reunion
The Ironville Reunion will be held Oct. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Northwood Community Hall, Oram and Wales Road, Northwood.

For more information, call Zella Wells at 419-693-6350.

Diversity expert to speak
Nationally renowned author and diversity expert Dr. Vincent Parrillo will discuss the past, present and future of diversity and multiculturalism in America in a free lecture Oct. 6 at noon in the Center for Fine and Performing arts Mainstage Theatre at Owens Community College.

A reception for Parrillo will be held at 11 a.m. in the center’s rotunda.    

For more information, call 567-661-7180 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7180.

Fire School returns to BGSU this fall
State Fire School will return to the Bowling Green State University campus Oct. 9-13.

The program will prepare attendees with training in courses covering basic skills to advanced techniques. The schedule includes nine classes, seven of which can be taken for academic credit, including Basic Fire Investigation, Advanced Fire Investigation and Fire Instructor Certification.

A 36-hour Volunteer Firefighter Certification course is also on the schedule. The course curriculum includes fire behavior, ventilation, rescue, safety, fire hose and fire streams. The state exam will be given and graded on Oct. 13.

State Fire School also provides firefighters the opportunity to learn the administrative skills necessary to advance their careers. For more information, visit or call 1-877-650-8165.

Alumni gathering
Due to poor attendance at prior reunions, the Clay High School class of 1993 will celebrate a 15-year reunion in a non-traditional manner.

Alumni will gather at Put-In-Bay Oct. 18. There will be no set time or designated area to meet. Just bring your family and friends and have some fun. For more information, about Put-In-Bay, visit

Those with questions may e-mail

Recognition program held at Waite
A recognition program was recently held at Morrison R. Waite High School to honor the recipients of the 2008-2009 college scholarships from the GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Scholarship Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation.

This year’s graduates each received $2,178 toward their college tuition and have the opportunity to reapply for this scholarship for the next three years.

GEAR UP is a partnership among Bowling Green State University, Toledo Public Schools and Toledo community organizations funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

The award provides annual scholarships to Waite High School graduates who have participated in the requirements of the GEAR UP program at the school. Students acquire points based on their performance in the areas of portfolio maintenance, attendance and discipline, academic achievement, parent/guardian involvement, community service, extra-curricular involvement and benchmarks plus.

Upon application and acceptance by the Board of Trustees of the Toledo Community Foundation, scholarship awards are sent to the student’s federally accredited school of choice. This school could be a two-year, a four-year school or a trade school. Additional scholarship dollars are also available based on a student’s need and choice of school.

For more information about the GEAR UP scholarships, contact Becky Schardt at Waite High School at 410-691-4687, ext. 7403.

Food for Thought
ProMedica Health System has announced a scholarship program called Lunch 101: Food for Thought, which invites students in grades 10-12 to develop a nutritionally-balanced school lunch program that focuses on locally grown products.

Ideas may be submitted for a chance to win a college scholarship. The winning entry will become part of a pilot school lunch program that will be introduced at area schools.

Under the direction of an adult advisor, teams of two to four students from the same school may reinvent a school lunch program that meets United States Department of Agriculture recommendations and other nutritional guidelines. Each member of the winning team will receive a $5,000 college scholarship, plus a $1,000 award for its school’s health and science curriculum. The entry deadline is Dec. 1. For more information, visit  and (type “lunch 101” in the search bar).




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