The Video Production Team representing our Information Technology program at Xenia High School placed third at the recent Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference in Columbus. Ian Soderquist and Isabel Tettau narrowly missed a bid to the national competition. Matthew Rigg (Bellbrook), from the main campus Information Technology program, also placed in the top 10 in Business Law and Ethics. Additionally, Shannon Stiegler also represented the Xenia program by competing in Fundamentals of Desktop Publishing. Other main campus students entered in events at the state level included Clare Butcher (Beavercreek), Seth Licklider (Xenia), Brendan Koeppl (Beavercreek) and Jace Adkins (Bellbrook).
GCCC will host a networking event for all Greene County chambers of commerce on March 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. It will be centered in the cafeteria and provide members from all seven chambers a chance to network and learn more about business opportunities in Greene County. The Career Center's award-winning Culinary Arts program will provide hors d'oeuvres with an international theme.
Preparing young adults for the world of work and the rigors of college is a priority at Greene County Career Center and we will continue to raise professional expectations for all of our students. This week we are emphasizing punctuality, an issue that is brought up by employers on a regular basis.
Congrats to our Culinary Arts students for winning medals at the FCCLA regional event at Sinclair Community College. Morgan Riffel (Beavercreek), Dakota Looney (Bellbrook), Mychela Peters (Bellbrook) and Kylie Shead (Bellbrook) earned silver in the senior culinary team event. Skyelar Welsh (Xenia), Ethan Gostel (Fairborn), Rachel Commons (Xenia) and Joseph Stahl (Xenia) won bronze in their junior culinary team event. Individually, Jasmine Underwood (Bellbrook) and Breonna Dutenhaver (Cedarville) were awarded bronze in creative cake and Keaton Monroe (Beavercreek) won bronze in garde manger.
Information Technology seniors Clare Butcher (Beavercreek) and Matthew Rigg (Bellbrook) led Greene County Career Center main campus competitors with first place finishes at the recent Business Professionals of America Regional Leadership Conference at Springfield-Clark CTC. Butcher won the Banking and Finance event while Rigg was first in Business Law and Ethics. Butcher also took second in Prepared Speech while Rigg was runner-up in Human Resource Management. Additionally, Isabel Tettau and Ian Soderquist from the Xenia High School Information Technology program placed first in Video Production Team.
GCCC will host a College and Career Fair on March 5 from 5-7 p.m. The event is open to GCCC students and anyone interested from the region. Representatives from dozens of colleges and universities, military branches, apprenticeship programs and trade schools will be in attendance in addition to businesses looking to hire. Counselors will be on hand to answer questions regarding FAFSA forms. The event is free and will be held in the cafeteria.
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.
Sophomores wanting to visit GCCC may do so during our Greene Days. They occur the first Wednesday of the month beginning in February. Registration paperwork is available in each of the seven high school guidance offices. Home-schooled, digital or out-of-county sophomores can email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.