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.
Power Equipment Mechanics students Reigh Spahr, Dean McMillion and Zach Mowen placed second in the team category in Ag Mechanics Skills at the Ohio FFA District 9 Career Development Event at Ohio Valley CTC. The team advances to the state competition at Ohio State-ATI in Wooster on April 11.
Greene County Career Center Cosmetology teacher Lisa Bricker has been recognized as the Ohio School Boards Association Southwest Region Outstanding Faculty Member. Bricker has taught at Greene County Career Center since 2001 and has established her program as one of Ohio’s leaders in State Board of Cosmetology certification passage rate. She was honored at the organization’s annual spring conference on March 11 at Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development in Cincinnati.