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Penta students inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Five local students were among 16 Penta Career Center students who were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during a special ceremony March 27 at the school, located at 9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg Township.

The NTHS is similar to the National Honor Society at comprehensive high schools where students are recognized for scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Membership criteria includes excellent attendance, good behavior and a 3.5 grade point average. In addition, inductees must meet the seven attributes of NTHS – skills, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship and leadership.

This is the second year the NTHS has been in existence at Penta. It was established in 2013 as an additional way to recognize student achievement and leadership.

“This is a great opportunity for Penta to honor our students,” says Missy Emerine, instructor of Your Exploratory Success 101 and one of the advisors for NTHS. “Also, we are pleased that the students are still eligible to apply for membership in the National Honor Society at their member schools. The NTHS is just another way for students to be recognized at Penta for their career-technical achievements.”

Local students who were inducted include: Christyanne Dazley (Genoa), Medical Technologies; Marisa D’Emilio (Genoa), Cosmetology; Alaya Fields (Eastwood), Exercise Science/Sports Health Care; Orfrancis Ozuna (Lake), Computer Aided Design and Trever Vaughn (Eastwood), Heating & Air Conditioning Technology.

Each inductee received a membership certificate, pin, window decal, a seal for their high school diploma, and a white tassel to be worn during graduation. Senior inductees will also receive a cord that they will wear for graduation.

The NTHS was founded in 1984 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Today, the NTHS serves thousands of schools across the United States.


Eastwood Band advances to state

The Eastwood High School Concert Band qualified for state when they attained a superior rating at the Ohio Music Education Association District Large Group Adjudicated Event held March 6 at Sylvania Southview High School.

The superior rating of “I” is earned for “an outstanding performance, with very few technical errors and exemplifying musical expression. The rating is reserved for the truly outstanding performance,” according to the OMEA rating description.

At districts, the band performed three prepared pieces. One of the pieces was required to be from an OMEA list of music. This piece determines the band's class. This year the band is competing in class C.

After performing three prepared pieces for three judges who rate the group from I to V, the band goes immediately to another room for sight reading. The band is given a new piece of music. After only six minutes of study, they perform the new piece for one additional judge, who assigns them a rating from I to V. The four scores are averaged for a composite rating. Eastwood earned two I's and one II for their prepared pieces and a I in sight reading, for an average rating of I.

The Eastwood High School Concert Band will travel to the Northwest Ohio site for state OMEA competition at Findlay High School on May 2.


BGSU dean’s list

Several area students were named to the dean’s list at Bowling Green State University for the fall semester. They include:

Jessica Celestino, Carrie Swartz, Christy Adams, Kayla Cherry, of Toledo; Molly Dedo, Nadejda Mirochnitchenko, Emily Gunner, Nicole Steinmetz, Kaleb Kuxma, Keith Huering, William Harrison, Alexandra Roberts, Emily Novak, Shari Saunders, Patrick Tate, Emily Hillyer, Taylor Freyer, Kylee Ault, Joseph Phillips, Amanda Vargo, Kimberly Crawford, of Oregon;

Sara Kidwell, Lucretia Tittle, Caitlyn Nichols, Ashley Lu, Matthew Wurzel, Nathan Lowe, Logan Taylor, of Northwood; Richard Zalesak, Jared Hillman, Alyssa Shaffer, of Curtice;

Clare Davis, Ashley Lutz, Brielle Lowry, Haley Speaker, Kimberly Canfield, Morgan Netcher, Megan Valasek, Mikayla Baer, of Elmore; Kara Harmeyer, Kristen Padgett, Rachael Goetz, Mackenzie Baumhower, Nathan Overly, Jaron Bintz, Francisco Cardenas, of Genoa; Jacob Grzymkowski, Kathryn Kleman, Katie Schmidt, of Graytown; Zachary Cowell, Harbor View;

Jessica Stevens, Cody Brubaker, Audrey Vamos, Brian Vamos, Grace Hoffman, of Helena; Chelsea Wagner, Kevin Rahrig, Hannah Jacobs, Ashley Fairbanks, Marissa Borcherding-Jacobs, Alexis Lawniczak, Eric Magrum, of Luckey; Madison Georgoff, Amelia Griffith, Mckenzie Whiteman, Lauren Densic, Logan Hecklinger, Rebecca Boos, Sara Castellanos, Amanda Cutcher, of Millbury;

Elizabeth Vogel, Alexis Frisch, Amber Frisch, Ryan McPherson, Stefany Risner, Allison Dunn, Kimberly Meyer, Natalie Eyink, Robert Baker, of Oak Harbor;

Alexandria Kiznicki, Thomas Schmeltz, Viridiana Hernandez, Marissa Flores, Emily Helm, Alexa Almond, Allison Bailey, Brianna Moore, Melissa Bolton, Emily Meece, Jena Jacoby, Jimmi Gangwer, Kerri Gangwer, Joshua Carr, Courtney Appelhans, Alanna Heestand, Jared Haas, Bridget Fitzpatrick, Jason Cowell, Danielle Baugher, Matthew Baer, Christopher Russell, Alisha Sanders, Jodran Frobose, Veronica Villegas, Kathryn Roberts, Clayton Rolf, of Pemberville;

Holly Davis, Katie Everhardt, Breanne Hitchen, Alexis Childers, Hannah Cox, Heather Cox, Chrstiopher Rollins, of Walbridge;

Jenna Corron, Troy Bowman, Hannah Wilt, Marissa Wilt, Christina Link, Jessica McClain, Nicole Busdeker, Jessica Johnson, Tyler Howell, of Woodville.


Eagle Scout honors

A.J. Pollauf, son of Jim and Vicki Pollauf, of Lake Township, earned the rank of Eagle Scout Oct. 17, 2013. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 63, in Moline, under the direction of Scout Master Jack Bohland.

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Eagle Scout A.J. Pollauf with his nephew Thomas Fry.

Pollauf’s Eagle Scout project was to oversee the completion of three projects for Zion Lutheran Church, 26335 Pemberville Rd., in Lake Township. Projects included the repair of a small brick wall, painting of 11 picnic tables and demolition and replacement of a sidewalk. He also supervised two fundraisers held to fund the projects - a breakfast brunch at the church and Bob Evans night. All the projects were completed over the last summer, before his 18th birthday.

Pollauf attended St. Jerome and Kateri Catholic elementary schools. He is a senior at St. Francis de Sales High School in Toledo. He has been accepted into the School of Pharmacy at Ohio State University for the fall semester.

A Court of Honor and reception were held for Pollauf Feb. 16.

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