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Kevin Rahrig began playing the trumpet in the sixth grade, and it didn’t take
long before he was hooked.

“When I picked it up, it just came naturally to me,” said Rahrig, a senior at Eastwood High School.

Rahrig comes from a musical background. His father, Doug, played the trumpet in high school at Otsego, and his mother, Carla, sang in high school at Bowling Green and also in college at BGSU.

Brian Myers, who has been Eastwood’s band director for nine years, said Rahrig is not only “obviously gifted, but his dedication has been extraordinary.”

“The practice time he puts in for the extra ensembles is so far above average,” Myers said. “That’s what puts him above the rest. You name an ensemble here at Eastwood and he’s been a part of it – orchestra, pep band, Christmas ensemble, solo and ensemble adjudicated events. He’s taken private lessons for several years and he’s been a section leader since his sophomore year.”

It was no surprise, then, that Rahrig was chosen to play trumpet in the 10th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl marching band.

The band, made up of high school musicians from around the country, performed during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tex.

Rahrig, 18, was one of four band members from Ohio.


Owens Community College students with aspirations of pursuing a bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg University can now continue their academic pursuits while attending both academic institutions, thanks to a new Dual Admission Program partnership.

As a result of the collaboration, Owens students can complete academic coursework while simultaneously enrolled at the two schools.

The program allows Owens students to enroll in a maximum of three credit hours of coursework (four credit hours if a laboratory course) at Heidelberg University during the fall and spring semesters for a maximum of four semesters. Dual admission students can enroll in an array of courses at Heidelberg including general education and major specific courses required at both academic institutions. Coursework successfully completed through the program will transfer and be applied toward fulfilling degree requirements at both academic institutions.

In addition, the dual admission option provides Owens students with access to academic advising at Heidelberg. Individuals will also be issued a Heidelberg student ID, which will provide access to an array of Heidelberg services to include library privileges as well as campus events and activities.


Penta Career Center’s Adult & Continuing Education Division has established a new partnership with Boston Reed College in Napa, Calif. that will broaden its scope of short-term training programs for adults.

New adult training programs that will soon be offered at Penta through the partnership with Boston Reed College include Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician and Pharmacy Technician. Enrollment for thee courses is expected to begin in early February, with classes to begin in the spring.

“This is a win-win partnership for both of our institutions,” says Ron Matter, superintendent of Penta Career Center. “We believe this initiative will provide area adults with additional workforce training opportunities, which is critical to improving our region’s economy.”


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