Congratulations to our Culinary Arts program for earning medals at the FCCLA competition. Michaela Skaggs earned a silver medal in Creative Cake and Taylor Coleman a bronze in Garde Manger. The Culinary Team of Forest Ratliff, Kobe Johnson, Dillon West and Marcus Rook also claimed a bronze medal.
Greene County Career Center’s Adult Peace Officer Basic Training program held graduation ceremonies for its latest class of cadets. Completion of the program allows graduates to test to become certified law enforcement officers in the State of Ohio.
Students from the Engineering program at Xenia High School took part in the Ohio Association for Career-Technical Education's Showcase held in the Ohio Statehouse. The event was a way to expose state legislators to the great things career-technical students are accomplishing across the state. Pictured are State Representative Rick Perales, Madeline Prindle, Mackenzie Coonrod and teacher Dave Oldiges with the class's aquaponics display.
Greene County Career Center students competed in the SkillsUSA regional competition held at Ohio Hi-Point Career with a number coming away with gold, silver and bronze medals. All Career Center students are members of a career-technical student organization like SkillsUSA where they are able to network, gain leadership skills, and enter competitive events that relate to their career-technical lab and academic studies. Those placing in the top three in their event advance to the SkillsUSA Ohio Championships held in Columbus April 11-12 at the convention center.
Adrianna Holley, a Xenia senior from the Information Technology program, placed first in Word Processing Skills at the recent Business Professionals of America Regional Leadership Conference to lead all Greene County Career Center students. Holley advances to the BPA State Leadership Conference and competition in Columbus on March 16-17.
Led by three second place finishers at the District 4 regional event, the Beavercreek Marketing program will be sending nine competitors to the DECA State Leadership Conference in March. Sarah Alcorn, Nathaniel Casterline, Konner Curran, Michael Joiner, Aly Petering, Megan Shively, Jared Buckingham, Kelsey Hamblin and Jacob Reeves earned berths to represent Beavercreek High School and GCCC.
Fifteen Health Science students have advanced to the HOSA State Conference where they will compete in a variety of team and individual skills events. The State Conference will be held April 19-20 at the University of Toledo. HOSA is a national organization that provides networking, leadership and skill development opportunities for students in health-related career pathways.
All juniors from Bellbrook, Beavercreek, Fairborn, Greeneview and Yellow Springs will taking the ACT at their home high schools on Tuesday, March 21. These students will not be returning to Greene County Career Center after the test so please plan accordingly. The time of release will be determined by the home high school. Some students who receive accommodations will be returning to their home schools on multiple days to complete their test.