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In half a century, the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District has become a staple in Ottawa County. 

The district has evolved over the years and provided Oak Harbor, Rocky Ridge and Graytown with four elementary schools and a junior high and high school.

The junior high, which was built in 1911, used to serve as the high school. The district, which has been fortunate to be the recipient of tax revenues from Davis-Besse for decades, has been able to build top-flight facilities for its academic institutions and athletic programs.

The foundation for a school district starts within the community.

In February, Penta Career Center students earned top awards at the SkillsUSA Regional Competition at Four County Career Center in Archbold.

The following students qualified for the Ohio SkillsUSA Championships in Columbus on April 11 and 12.

Among first-place (gold medal) winners were: Hannah Likes (Lake) for the Cosmetology contest; Hannah Fairchild (Lake), Allie Jude (Northwood) and McKenna Kohli (Otsego) all for the Crime Scene Investigation Team contest; Darian Messer (Otsego) and Analicia Santos (Northwood) both for the Esthetics contest; Alexi Kruse (Eastwood) for the First Aid/CPR contest; and Amber Hyde (Woodmore), Tom Repolesk (Otsego) and Isaiah Witt (Swanton), all for the Welding Fabrication Team contest.

Benton-Carroll-Salem school bus mechanic Paul Greener has been named the 2017 David L. Drum School Bus Mechanic of the Year by the Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation (OAPT).

Greener was recognized at the OAPT Annual Conference and Banquet in Dublin, Ohio on March 13.
B-C-S Director of Transportation Jeannie Behnken stated that the award was “well deserved for one of the most hardworking and dedicated employees of Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools.”

Superintendent Guy Parmigian commented: “Paul’s dedication, resourcefulness, and mechanical ability make him an integral part of our team here at Benton-Carroll-Salem. He is very deserving of the Mechanic of the Year award.”

Greener has worked for Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools since 1995.


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