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Oak Harbor DECA trio places 3rd at international conference
On May 1, 18 Oak Harbor DECA members traveled to Atlanta to compete at the International Career Development Conference, where more than16,000 students from around the world competed in their respective events.

The team of Jordyn Dunn, Brenna Franck, and Brandon Schimming placed third in the Financial Literacy Promotion Event. Each of the team members also won a $2,000 scholarship from H&R Block, sponsors for the event.

Students earned the right to compete at the conference by qualifying at the Ohio DECA Career Development Contest held in March. Six students also qualified to attend the conference based on their standings in an online “Virtual Business Restaurant” simulation, including Austin Apple, Ben Cochran, Joshua Hill, Tate Haar, Connor Eli, and Andy Rathbun.
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Oak Harbor DECA members Jordyn Dunn, Brenna Franck, and Brandon Schimming earned third-place honors at the International Career Development Conference held in Atlanta. (Submitted photo)


Academic honors
Adrian College: Katherine Dewyre, of Pemberville; Jessica Abbey, of Millbury.

Mercy College: Cheryl Schimming, Megan Weber, of Curtice; Rebecca Avery, Jessica Heuer, Kelly Sawmiller, Tracy Schertz, Shannon Thal, of Northwood;

Shannon Avers, Emily Macko, of Oak Harbor; Denise Alexander, Mary Bailey, Angela Broshious, Olivia Dollarhide, Jessica Fioritto, Cassandra Laberdee, Tiffany Nottage, Virginia Okey, Lydia Rahm, Jessica Rains, Angela Saldivar, Carman Tolles, Wendy Tscherne, Jessica West, Jaclyn York, of Oregon; Martha Altman, Ann Burke, Elizabeth Curdes, Amanda Haefner, Joan Merillat, Marybel Romero, Briana Smeltzer, Chelsea Vanderpol, of Toledo;

Courtney Gavorski, of Elmore; Andrea Bachmayer, Joyce Grimm, Mackenzie Hernandez, Tina McCarty, of Genoa; Regina Maynard, Lea Witte, of Gibsonburg; Brett Teall, of Luckey; Kayla Mazur, Lauren Reed, of Millbury;

Rhea Black, of Pemberville; Christina Brock, Danielle Haslinger, Sarah LaPlante, of Walbridge.

Ohio Northern University: Katherine Hotz, of Millbury.


Pinning ceremony held
Billie Brauer of Gibsonburg and Melissa Rimboch, of Oak Harbor, were members of the10th graduating class of Terra State Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program.

The students received their nursing pins during a ceremony May 10 at the college. Keynote speaker was Lori Keegan, MSN, RN, an adjunct clinical instructor at Terra State who is clinical manager of the Intensive Care Unit at Mercy St. Charles Hospital in Oregon.

Graduates received nursing pins and a Nightingale Lamp, which was lit by nursing faculty and then recited the Nightingale Pledge.


Clay Band scholarships
Recipients of Clay High School Band Scholarships include:
• Clay Band Parent Scholarships – Mia Mottmiller &Payton Cufr;

• Charles Neal Scholarship – Bridget Riley;

• Nancy Fox Bricker Scholarship – Tyler Ewersen;

• Michael Raczkowski – Courtney Large;

• John Gyuras Memorial Band Scholarships – Stephanie Fredrick & Megan Maynhart;

Clay High School Band Award winners include:
• Louis Armstrong Award – Dan Wiedmann;

• Semper Fi Award – Ross Gregory;

• John Philip Sousa Award – Tyler Ewersen.


FFA students help out
Oak Harbor FFA students assisted Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District staff members in packing tree seedlings at Moore Orchards for the district’s annual tree sale.” The program offers landowners varieties of small seedlings, shrubs, and larger hardwoods, along with native plant seed packets at an affordable cost.

The OSWCD thanked FFA volunteers Cliff Biggert, Cobi Brough, Ben Genzmen, Aaron Hopkins, Tyler Mantooth, Curtis Priesman, Tyler Scanes, and Adam Swope for their assistance.


Owens Trustees’ scholarships
Owens Community College’s Board of Trustees recently honored area high school seniors for their outstanding achievements, presenting thousands of dollars in new scholarships through the Trustees’ Academic Excellence Scholarship Program.

Each recipient will receive a $2,000 scholarship, provided over four consecutive semesters. Recipients must be enrolled full-time and pursuing an associate’s degree, and must also maintain a 3.0 grade point average each semester. Since its creation more than a decade ago, the Trustees’ Academic Excellence Scholarship Program has provided over $1.3 million in scholarships to over 700 students.

Recipients include:
•Anyssia Flores, of Toledo, Clay High School (Nursing)

• Ryan Mang, of Perrysburg, Eastwood High School (Nursing)

• Keri Leskow, of Perrysburg, Lake High School (Nursing)

• Shelby Tittle, of Northwood, Northwood High School (Undecided)

• Cassandra Brenneman, of Oak Harbor, Oak Harbor High School (Undecided)

• Abigail Abke, of Pemberville, Penta Career Center (Electrical)

• Amber Webb, of Toledo, Waite High School (Business)

• Matthew Hartford, of Elmore, Woodmore High School (Commercial Art)


Marine Skills graduates
Five area residents recently received their certification as marine mechanics at the graduation ceremony of the Skills for Life Marine Mechanics training program in Ottawa County.

They include James Taylor, of Port Clinton; Larry Musgrove, of Sandusky; Trevor Koeberlein, of Toledo; Jeffry Huebner, of Sandusky and Christopher Zibert, of Port Clinton.

The graduates completed 16 weeks of classroom and hands-on training. The program focuses on basic marine skills, outboard engines, stern drive repairs, fiberglass, OSHA training and customer service, as well as First Aid and CPR trainings.

The Skills for Life Marine Mechanics program is a partnership of the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (OCIC), Erie County Department of Job and Family Services, Penta Career Center and WSOS Community Action Commission Inc. It is also supported by area marinas and VOLVO PENTA of the Americas.

For more information, call Todd Robinson at 419-334-8911.


B-C-S scholarships
Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools presented more than $42,200 in scholarships to students at an awards ceremony held May 15.

Awardees included:
Erin Bell – Port Clinton Elks, $1,000;

Clifford Biggert – Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, $500;

David Birchall – Oak Harbor Rotary Club/Ottawa Co. Comm. Foundation, $1,000, Marvin & Alice D. Rohloff/ Ottawa County Comm. Foundation, $1,000;

Emily Boss – Port Clinton Business & Professional Women, $500;

Cassandra Brenneman – Owens Community College Trustees’, $2,000;

Heather Brooks – OHEA, $1,000, Ottawa Co. Realtors Charitable Trust $1,000;

Cobi Brough – Carroll Twp. Fire & EMS, $1,000; Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, $500; Jack Schiller/Ottawa County Comm. Found, $1,700;

Bryce Buderer – Croghan Colonial Bank, $600; Hellwig-Clements/Ottawa Co. Comm. Foundation, $350; Oak Harbor Lion’s Club Comm. Service, $1,000; Oak Harbor VFW & Women’s Auxiliary, $1,000; OAPSE Local, $500;

Rachel Chafee – Susan Hanely, $1,000; OHEA, $1,000;

Ben Cochran – Oak Harbor VFW & Women’s Auxiliary, $1,000;

Ben David – OHEA, $1,000;

Megan Dunn – Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce/Owens, $500; Oak Harbor Lion’s Club Comm. Service, $500;

OAPSE Local, $500;
Connor Eli – Oak Harbor Rotary Club/Ottawa Co. Comm. Foundation, $1,000; Joshua D. Priddy, $400;

Tristen Epling – Oak Harbor Masonic Lodge, $250; Rollie Sidell/Ottawa County Comm. Found., $1,000;

Ben Genzman – Oak Harbor Masonic Lodge, $500; Oak Harbor Rotary Club/Ottawa Co. Comm. Foundation, $1,000;

Nicole Glaser – Magruder Hospital Auxiliary, $500; Dr. R.W. Minick, $500; Oak Harbor Lion’s Club Comm. Service, $1,000; Oak Harbor Masonic Lodge, $500; OHEA, $1,000; OSU “Big Nut,” $500; Port Clinton Order of Eastern Stars, $300; Together in Education (TIE), $500; Mayor John W. Blatt/Ottawa Co. Comm. Foundation, $500;

Michaela Goldstein – Oak Harbor VFW & Women’s Auxiliary, $1,000; OHEA, $1,000; Port Clinton Business & Professional Women, $500;

Trevor Hanely, Oak Harbor Literacy & Social Club Book Award;

Amanda Hetrick – Jennifer Boucher Memorial, $500; Les & Barb Sprouse/Ottawa County Comm. Found., $1265.23;

Elyse Hablitzel – The Andersons, $1,000;

Lexi Kadlubowski – Linda Kaiser-Carsten/Ottawa Co. Comm. Foundation, $1780.87

Joshua Sarahman – Croghan Colonial Bank, $600

Stephanie Sivinski – Mildred Schmitt Roy Trust for Nursing, $500; OHEA, $1,000; Together in Education (TIE), $500;

Hannah Waldron – JoAnn Hablitzel/Ottawa Co. Comm. Foundation, $1,205.97;

Nicole Weis, B-C-S Foundation, $250; Dr. R.W. Minick, $500.

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