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Walbridge Elementary open house set for May 8
The evening will include a Presentation of Colors by Walbridge VFW Post; a welcome; a brief history of the building; reflections from Edward Kolanko, a former student and member of Walbridge Village Council; and reflections from a former staff member.
The building will be open for the community to walk through. Light refreshments and viewing of historical photographs will be held in the cafeteria.
The camp will be held June 11 to 15 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the campus, 9301 Buck Road, Perrysburg. The cost is $25.
Students will participate in a variety of hands-on activities in the areas of Construction Technology, Green Energy Management, Computer Hardware/Networking, Agricultural Biotechnology, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). All activities are designed to increase students’ understanding of how science, technology, engineering and math skills are used in a variety of career fields.
To register for the camp, students can obtain an application from their school counselor; call Penta at 419-666-1120; or download an application from the Penta website (www.pentacareercenter.org). The deadline for registering is May 4.
For more information, call Kristie Reighard, STEM Camp Coordinator at 419-666-1120.
For more information, call Linda Dick at the school at 419-898-6215.
Dance groups, choirs, ensembles and marching bands from around the world apply to perform each year as part of Disney Performing Arts. Once selected, students are given the opportunity to perform at the resort for an international audience of theme park guests.
The funds will be used to increase student access to technology, improve digital literacy and improve student performance. The library media specialist will work closely with teachers to develop cross-curricular projects. Pre- and post-testing will be used to assess increased technology and information literacy skills.STNA classes offered The Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra State Community College offers State Tested Nurse Aide classes.
Nurse aides provide a variety of care-related tasks such as dressing, feeding and observing patients. STNAs usually work in long-term care facilities, home health agencies, assisted living facilities and hospitals. After completing the course, students will be prepared to take the State written and competency exam.
The next eight-day session begins June 11. Space is limited. The fee is $539 and includes books and preparation materials.
Lt. Colonel Thomas Hoffert, of Fremont, will be the keynote speaker. Hoffert retired from the U.S. Army with more than 20 years of service as a battery officer, administrative officer, artillery staff officer and professor of military science.
This year, for the first time, Terra graduates who are also armed forces veterans will be wearing red, white and blue honor cords.
“Two years ago, we began providing a salute to our veterans by ceremoniously presenting the flag of each branch of the military at the start of the event,” said Joyce Spencer, Student Success Mentor for Veterans. “This year, we wanted to add a special recognition of our graduates who have served their country and are now ready to take their Terra degree into the workforce or on to further education.”
Twenty-four veterans are eligible to graduate with the class of 2012. No admission tickets are necessary.
For more information, call Rosemary at 419-215-4733 or Bob at 419-878-3540.
This seminar will help entrepreneurs avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary steps. Attendees will learn the basics of name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.
The May schedule includes:
May 23 – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Terra State Community College (Building B, Room 101), 2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont.
The school, located at 2727 Kenwood Blvd., Toledo, is currently accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year.
Classroom teachers, along with an English as a Second Language specialist work individually with students and their families to increase English fluency in reading, writing and speaking. The academy also offers ESL classes for adults. The curriculum also includes daily physical education, art and character education.
For more information, call 734-474-9359.
Following successful completion of the academy, the graduates become eligible for certification as an Ohio peace officer. In addition, their coursework applies toward an associate degree at Owens in law enforcement.
The following students completed the required number of law enforcement contact hours set forth by the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission:
Patriann Booth, Melissa Edwards, Jeffrey Goetz Jr., Dominic Pepitone, Crystal Spain, Jacob Strayer, William Cook, David Dunn, James Higgins, Charles Sims and Anthony Szymczak (sponsored by Woodville Police Department), all of Toledo;
Kevin Howard Jr., Josh Reindel, Jared Hornyak, John Vanhersett, of Oregon; Paul Emerick, of Northwood; Christopher Buck, of Woodville and Daniel Griffith, of Genoa.
The scholarship was awarded to Nabinger for his winning video submission in the Diversified Insurance MyVideo contest. The contest invited area high school seniors to create a short video showing how insurance affected their daily lives.
“David’s video blew us all away, it was so creative and funny. We are very pleased to award him a $1,000 scholarship,” said Jeanie Giesler of Diversified Insurance Service.
To see Nabinger’s winning video visit www.divinsurance.com.
Wright State University: Ryan Scott, Curtice; Lydia Watson, of Oak Harbor; Lynn Schroeder, of Woodville; Breanne Hitchen, of Walbridge.
Slater performed “Per La Gloria d’Adorarvi” by Giovanni Bononcini.
Baumgartner is a Woodmore student attending Penta in the Fire Science/EMT program, where he is captain and senior class president. He is a member of the Woodmore football and business teams, as well as the Country Crew 4-H Club.
He will attend Hocking College in the fall where he will major in the Fire Sciences/Paramedic and Nursing programs.
The scholarship program is a privately financed academic competition established in 1964 specifically to honor scholastically talented Black American youth and to provide scholarships to a substantial number of the most outstanding participants in each annual competition.
Assistant Professor Jolene Meyers delivered the keynote address titled, “Leading by Embracing Your Inner Coffee Bean.”
She told the story of a mother who used carrots, eggs, coffee and three pots of boiling water to demonstrate how differently a person can react to adversity. After being placed in the boiling water, the carrots became soft and weak while the egg was hardened. But the ground coffee beans were unique because they changed the water.
“I can tell you right now that I’m looking at a group of beautiful coffee beans right here,” Meyers told the new inductees, who included Kathlinda Sleek, of Gibsonburg; Austin Shafer, of Helena; Tyler Biggert, Melinda Mesbahi and Adam Reedy, of Oak Harbor; Sangdaow Isranucheep, of Oregon; Karli Hollister, of Woodville.
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.
To be eligible for membership, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50 and have at least 12 hours of course work completed.
The award was presented to seniors who achieved excellence in their academic studies by maintaining a 3.25 grade point average for the first three quarters of the school year.
Eastwood: Kimberly Coon (Medical Technologies), Nicholas McCullough (Public Safety/Criminal Justice), Kirsten Protsik (Dental Assistant), and Brittny Stein (Interactive Media).
Genoa: Nickolas Caraway (Interactive Media), Vanessa Cheatham (Medical Technologies), Tiffany Frye (Career-Based Intervention), Isaac Nichols (Transition to Work), Jennalee Niefer (Culinary Arts), Dominick Thumel (Interactive Media), and Christopher Zaborowski (Welding).
Lake: Marshal Authenreith (Computer Hardware/Networking), Curtise Cashen (Applied Manufacturing Technologies), Inteus Chio (Computer Hardware/Networking), David Garcia (Transition to Work), Adam Kocian (Landscape & Turfgrass Management), Katherine LaPlante (Medical Technologies), Lauren Momany (Early Childhood Education), Joshua Pack (Construction Masonry), Sean Pierce (Project SEARCH), Caitlin Stickler (Public Safety/Criminal Justice), Elizabeth Strohscher (Small Animal Care), and Aaron Worden (Computer Hardware/Networking).
Northwood: Kayla Auger (Transition to Work), Kaylie Cousino (Career-Based Intervention), Robert Davidson (Welding), Jessica Litten (Dental Assistant), Diamond Lorenc (Geographic Information Systems), Alexandrea Roach (Small Animal Care), Tabitha Shiffler (Public Safety/Criminal Justice), and Dillon Sparks (Public Safety/Criminal Justice).
Oak Harbor: Shelby Aikman (Career-Based Intervention), Alexis Deleon (Automotive Technology), Heather Devore (Career-Based Intervention), and Matthew Witt (Automotive Technology).
Woodmore: Kurtis Baumgartner (Public Safety/EMT-Fire Science), Jenna Corron (Early Childhood Education), Rebecca Green (Exercise Science/Sports Health Care), Mariah Hindall (Cosmetology), Laura Luckey (Exercise Science/Sports Health Care), and Ryan Wicker (Construction Remodeling).
Pettit awarded Dressel Scholarship
Established in 2007, the endowed scholarship honors the legacy of Det. Keith Dressel of the Toledo Police Department’s Vice/Narcotics Section Special Enforcement Division and his service to the community. Dressel was fatally wounded in the line of duty in February 2007. He left behind his wife, Danielle, and two children, Sydney and Noah.
The scholarship is given annually to an Owens student at the Outstanding Service Awards who aspires to become a police officer and embodies the passion, conviction and perseverance demonstrated by Detective Dressel.
Additional selection criteria for the scholarship is based upon recipients being enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours at Owens per semester, holding second-year student status and achieving at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. Preference is given to students with aspirations of a law enforcement career.
Pettit is a full-time Owens student, having enrolled as a criminal justice major in the fall of 2011. He graduated from Penta Career Center (Lake High School) in 2011 with a Peace Officer Training Academy certificate.
His campus and community involvement includes membership in the college’s Landscape and Turfgrass Crew Club student organization. As an Eagle Scout, Pettit enjoys teaching younger scouts camping skills and volunteers to assist other scouts with their projects. He is also a volunteer with the Wood County Sheriff’s Office Explorers group, assisting at various events and festivals on such activities as parking cars and fingerprinting children. While with the Explorers, Pettit has participated in numerous competitions involving CPR, ticket writing, crash investigation, hostage negotiation and many other scenarios.
Following graduation from Owens, Pettit plans to transfer to Tiffin University and earn his bachelor’s degree before finding employment as a law enforcement officer. Eventually, his goal is to obtain a master’s degree and continue his career with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
In addition to raising $3,038 for their school, Oakdale Elementary raised $675 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio (RMHC of NWO). Raymer students raised $4,500 for their school, and $1,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio is a non-profit organization that provides services for families of children with life-threatening illnesses who are receiving treatment at local hospitals.
For more information, call Chad Bringman at 419-471-4663.