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“Stimulus-funded” construction program graduates 14
Fourteen participants of the newly created Constructing Futures program celebrated their accomplishments at a graduation ceremony June 15 at Penta Career Center in Perrysburg.

“We are so proud of this group,” said Kristan Dewey, of Northwest Ohio Construction Education Center. “We want the community to know that there is now available a set of newly educated workers ready for apprenticeships in the construction industry.”

The program was made possible by funding from the American Recovery and Re-investment Act (ARRA), known as stimulus funds, through the Ohio Governor’s office. Instructors included instructors from Penta Career Center Adult Education, Four-County Career Center, and WSOS Family Advocates Karey George and Jarmain Stills.

Participants, which included dislocated, unemployed and underemployed workers, were schooled in math, leadership and life skills, work ethic, job readiness and financial literacy, critical thinking skills as well as blueprint reading, Labor 101, computer fundamentals, and safety training.

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School’s out, school’s out…but over the summer break very young students –

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especially those who may be struggling – can lose some of those important `readin’, `ritin’ and ‘rithmetic.

For the third year, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Curtice is hosting a summer tutoring program for Jerusalem Elementary School students in kindergarten through second grade. Four sessions are offered; students meet once a week for six weeks.

Seventeen volunteers, including church members and other concerned volunteers, are donating their time to help the community’s littlest learners be successful in school.

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2010 Scholarship Recipients Genoa Area Local Schools Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

The Genoa Area Local Schools Scholarship Foundation, Inc. presented 52 scholarships valued at $26,095 to 35 graduating seniors at the high school’s Honors Award Program in May.

The foundation was organized by a local group of interested citizens in 1991, and has held a tax-free status with the IRS since 1994. Funds continue to grow through a community program funded by supporters of Genoa Schools, local businesses, community organizations, and a number of individuals. Currently 32 individual scholarship funds offer 42 scholarships. This includes two new scholarships that were funded in the past year –the John F. Schultz Memorial Scholarship and the Genoa Wrestling Scholarship.

In addition, 10 scholarships were given by various local businesses and organizations in conjunction with the foundation.

Students interested in information on scholarships offered through the program should contact their school counselor or principal.

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