A group of regional partners has been awarded a $50,000 Local Government Innovation Fund grant from the Ohio Development Services Agency to fund a study to examine an aerospace engineering training center to benefit high school and adult students in Greene County and the surrounding region. Greene County Career Center has been identified as the project lead in conjunction with identified collaborative partnerships of Beavercreek City Schools, Clark State Community College, Wright State University plus business partners Aerospace Professional Development Center, Peerless Technologies and The Greentree Group. All Greene County School Superintendents have indicated their support for the project as have various education, government and private industry partners.
Congratulations to Social Studies teacher Kate Tiffany for being named the Ohio Air Force Association Teacher of the Year! She was honored for demonstrating excellence in education in the spirit of Christa McAuliffe and in recognition of sustained, outstanding performance as an educator and unequalled dedication to ensuring that America's students are prepared for aerospace technology challenges of the future.
Our Auto Collision Repair program partnered with the Yellow Springs Community Children's Center by refurbishing a number of tricycles and scooters for the youngsters. Test driving the new rides was mandatory.
Sara Foster, an Equine Science senior from Xenia, has been named valedictorian for Greene County Career Center's Class of 2015. Beavercreek's Nick Sullivan is this year's salutatorian.
Greene County Career Center senior Michael Hicks from the International Business and Finance program earned accolades by placing 8th nationally at the Business Professionals of America competition. Hicks, from Fairborn, made a formal presentation as part of the Marketing Research event.
Junior Welding student Amber Lovely has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship by the Ohio Academy of Science through the Believe in Ohio initiative.
The team of Allison Rapp, Sarah Harner, Dana Sullivan and Ben Harner placed third out of 64 teams at the recent FFA Ohio Career Development Event.