Health Science Academy junior Tyra Lawhorne led a strong group of competitors from Fairborn and Xenia at the HOSA State Leadership Conference at Tolles Career and Technical Center. Lawhorne placed first in the Clinical Nursing competition and earned a spot at the HOSA National Leadership Conference at the Coronado Springs Resort near Orlando in June.
Beavercreek's Joe McFarland recently placed third in the 2014 Paul Laurence Dunbar Memorial Poetry Competition sponsored by Sinclair Community College. The Information Technology junior entered his poem titled "Heart" in the high school division. He has been invited to attend a gala to recognize all winners and will receive a cash prize. He was one of 10 GCCC students to enter the competition.
For the second time this school year Mrs. Marshburn's Essay and Creative Writing Class read selections from their children's books to Mr. Shimko and Mrs. Long's class at Trebein Elementary in Beavercreek. The class also created discussion questions to facilitate dialogue with students about the themes in their books.
Culinary Arts reasserted its dominance on the local food scene by winning Best Dessert at the 2014 Taste of Greene County. The event, held at the Nutter Center, featured food samples from dozens of restaurants and professionals chefs. In addition to the Best Dessert award, the group finished second for Peoples' Choice, which honors the best overall presentation.