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.
Congratulations to our Veterinary Science program for qualifying for the Ohio FFA Career Development Event. Making the trip to Columbus on April 12 are seniors Kerstin Younker (Beavercreek), Shawna Mahaffey (Xenia), Jordin Snider (Greeneview), Zoe DeAtley (Bellbrook) and Savannah Morgan (Beavercreek). Juniors participating include Hailey Bowman (Beavercreek), Alyssa Elkins (Beavercreek), Cassidy Adams (Fairborn), Hailey Koger (Fairborn), Elena Ryczek (Greeneview) and Shiann Nalley (Beavercreek). The Ohio CDE will be held at the Ohio Expo Center.
Congratulations to our Culinary Arts program for earning medals at the FCCLA competition. Michaela Skaggs earned a silver medal in Creative Cake and Taylor Coleman a bronze in Garde Manger. The Culinary Team of Forest Ratliff, Kobe Johnson, Dillon West and Marcus Rook also claimed a bronze medal.
Greene County Career Center’s Adult Peace Officer Basic Training program held graduation ceremonies for its latest class of cadets. Completion of the program allows graduates to test to become certified law enforcement officers in the State of Ohio.
Students from the Engineering program at Xenia High School took part in the Ohio Association for Career-Technical Education's Showcase held in the Ohio Statehouse. The event was a way to expose state legislators to the great things career-technical students are accomplishing across the state. Pictured are State Representative Rick Perales, Madeline Prindle, Mackenzie Coonrod and teacher Dave Oldiges with the class's aquaponics display.
Greene County Career Center students competed in the SkillsUSA regional competition held at Ohio Hi-Point Career with a number coming away with gold, silver and bronze medals. All Career Center students are members of a career-technical student organization like SkillsUSA where they are able to network, gain leadership skills, and enter competitive events that relate to their career-technical lab and academic studies. Those placing in the top three in their event advance to the SkillsUSA Ohio Championships held in Columbus April 11-12 at the convention center.
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.