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College Preview Night set at Fifth Third Field
Fifth Third Bank will present a free College Preview Night for high school juniors and seniors and their parents Sept. 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Fifth Third Field, home of the Mud Hens.

Available on the concourse will be 21 colleges and universities offering materials and answering questions about admissions, financial aid and scholarship opportunities. A student aid specialist will host small group sessions specific to student financial aid at 5:45, 6:15, 6:45 and 7:15 p.m.

New this year will be a display of college dorm room furniture by Sauder Woodworking Company.

A highlight of the evening will be a chance to win scholarships. Fifth Third Bank will offer three scholarships of $1,000 each. Entry forms will be available on site. The drawing will take place at 7:30 p.m. and winners must be present. Students 18 years of age and parents can enter to win. Students under 18 need a parent’s signature on the entry form.) One entry per family.

Colleges that will be represented include The University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, Miami University, Lourdes College, Owens Community College, University of Findlay, Tiffin University, Heidelberg University, Monroe Community College, Defiance College, Terra Community College, Hillsdale College, Northwest State Community College, Bluffton University, Mercy School of Nursing, Ohio Northern, Davis Business College, Herzing University, Adrian College, Oakland University and Brown Mackie College.

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Just in time for the opening of fall semester classes Aug. 23, workers put the finishing touches on the

snap-on-tools
Tool boxes, stocked with Snap-on
diagnostic scan tools, stand ready
for students who will begin classes
at Terra August 23.

 new Skilled Trades Center at Terra Community College.

“We’ve watched the new building literally rise from the ground up over the past year and we’re anxious now for our students to experience the state-of-the-art labs and latest technology that the Skilled Trades Center offers,” said Lisa Jozwiak, Vice President of Academic Affairs.

The Skilled Trades Center is approximately 23,225 square feet at a total cost of about $3.5 million. Funding for the project was a combination of state and local funds.

The building is home to the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), welding and power technologies labs and the Terra Truck Driving Academy. There are also faculty and staff offices, five classrooms – four with Smart Board technology – and a student lounge.

Steve Bender and Tim Roth, both faculty in the HVAC program, have been on site to help with equipment location. They are excited to get started with classes.

“For the most part, students will see all new equipment including some of the newest hybrid systems out there,” Roth said.

The HVAC program has a traditional two-year degree component and a Fast Track class that can be completed in 18 months. Both tracks can accommodate 18 students and are full for fall semester.

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The students who will be boarding the bus for kindergarten at Walbridge Elementary will be doing so safely,

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Lake Township Firefighter
Lake Township Darryl Keller
shows Safety Town demonstrates
how to spray a fire hose at
the recent Lake Township
Safety Town.

 using the bus safety skills they learned at Lake Township’s recent Safety Town program.

During the week of Aug. 2 to 6, the young kindergartners-to-be learned about a variety of safety topics that will help them stay safe at home, on the bus and at school.

Topics covered included how to place a 9-1-1 call correctly, stranger danger, gun safety, railroad safety, playground safety, fire safety, the dangers of electricity, medical/health dangers and school bus safety. Highlights of the week included taking a bus ride around the town, spraying a fire hose, making first aid bags and practicing how to “Stop, Drop and Roll,” as well as how to exit a room filled with smoke.

Some extra special four-legged guests also attended Safety Town all week. “Daisy,” “Huskers” and “Preacher” from K-9 Comfort came each day to welcome the students and ease any anxieties about being away from home, especially in the aftermath of the June 6 tornado.

The eventful week concluded with picnic shared with family and friends, and a graduation ceremony where students received safety diplomas signed by Lake Township Police Chief Mark Hummer.

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