Jacob Snoeberger and Amber Lovely each won $400 checks through the Believe in Ohio competition sponsored by the Ohio Academy of Science. Snoeberger's project was titled "Snowy Mountain Coffee App" while Lovely submitted "The No Chew-Through Pet Pillow." Amber moves on the state competition where she will compete for a $20,000 scholarship and a cash prize up to $5000.
Isaiah Slepicka has been named winner of the 2015 Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Contest sponsored by Sinclair Community College. Slepicka, a junior Welding student from Yellow Springs, captured the high school category and was presented with a $100 prize at a reception held at Sinclair. This marks the second straight year a Career Center student has claimed first place.
Haile Flint and Natalie Knight placed first in the Community Awareness event at HOSA state competition to lead a group of six who qualified to nationals. Also going to Anaheim, California are Cody Dodge, Alexis Jones, Ciarra Marshal and Katie Patterson.
Congratulations to our two teams winning gold medals at the Tech Prep Showcase. Blake Mantz and Lucas Bistrek won in Media Arts representing our Digital Media program. The Criminal Justice team of Abbe DeVore, Adeela Boyd and Deena Vanover won as well.
A recent financial audit of Greene County Career Center by the Auditor of State's office has returned a clean audit report. GCCC's excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award. The award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of the financial audit.
Power Equipment Mechanics juniors Matt Long, Kenny Baker and James Fleck placed first at the FFA District 9 Ag Mechanics Skills Career Development Event at Ohio Valley CTC. The group qualified for the Ohio FFA CDE on April 10. Baker comes to Greene County Career Center from Centerville High School while Fleck and Long are from Beavercreek.
Senior Emiley Wiley from the Beavercreek Marketing program placed in the Top 10 at the Ohio DECA Career Development Conference held in Columbus, Ohio and has qualified to attend the International DECA Career Development Conference to be held in Orlando, FL, April 25-28, 2015. Wiley placed first in the Entrepreneurship Participating Franchise Event, Rebecca Moser placed fifth in the Advertising Campaign Event, Jessica Waters placed sixth in the Apparel and Accessories Series Event, and the team of Gabrielle Gehring and Kelsey Ball placed eighth in the Buying and Merchandising Business Operations Research Event.
Michael Hicks placed third in the Administrative Support event and Andrew Powers was top five in the PC Servicing and Repair competition and advance to the Business Professionals of American National Leadership Conference May 5-10 in Anaheim, California.
Our Culinary Arts and Food and Hospitality competitors took home four silver and six bronze medals at the recent FCCLA Regional Rally.