Clare Butcher and Hailey Bowman have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for Greene County Career Center's Class of 2018. Clare is from Beavercreek and will complete her studies in Information Technology. Hailey is also from Beavercreek and will graduate from the Veterinary Science program.
The 2018 class of inductees into the National Technical Honor Society was introduced during installation ceremonies on April 23. NTHS members are recognized for outstanding achievement in their career-technical and academic studies, attendance and citizenship.
Xenia High School's interactive media teams took first and second place at the recent Miami Valley Tech Prep Showcase at Sinclair Community College. The team of Adri Winston and Julian Rojas placed first with their video about suicide awareness. Ian Soderquist and Isabel Tettau were second with a video regarding tire safety. Congratulations to P.R. Frank and his students!
Mackenzie Owens and Anjali Edwards have been selected to be part of the Ohio FFA Convention Band. Owens, a flutist from Fairborn, and Edwards, a trumpet player from Bellbrook, will be part of the 90th Ohio State FFA Convention on May 4. Both are juniors in the Veterinary Science program.
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.