The team of Makenna Jones (Beavercreek), Valerie Anderson (Beavercreek), Tessa George (Xenia) and Chelsea Boone (Fairborn) placed SECOND at the HOSA State Leadership Conference at the University of Toledo. The team also qualified for the HOSA National Leadership Conference in Orlando! Their silver medals came in the Medical Reserve Corps Partnership Event. Congratulations to the team and Health Science teachers Faith Sorice and Lyna McKinley.
Paolo DeMaria, Ohio's Superintendent for Public Instruction, visited GCCC on April 13 and had time to see a few of our labs and meet some of our exceptional students. His visit reinforced the strengths of hands-on learning. collaboration among schools and the business community and the flexibility career-technical education gives students as they explore various pathways.
Congratulations to our SkillsUSA state competitors! Senior John Yinger (Beavercreek) won a silver medal in the Related Technical Math event. Last year, John placed fourth in the same event. The Teamworks team of Carver Wentworth (Bellbrook), Hunter Lamb (Xenia), Zach Phillips (Greeneview) and Zach Stucky (Bellbrook) earned a silver medal in their multi-discipline construction project. The team of Ashley Coleman (Xenia), Brooklyn Ligier (Xenia) and Josh Wooten (Xenia) won bronze in the Career Pathway: Law and Public Safety competition. Christine Cooper (Fairborn) was elected Ohio SkillsUSA's state treasurer. The Greene County Career Center SkillsUSA chapter earned Chapter of Distinction designation along with a Quality Chapter Award.
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.