Ohio DECA, BPA selects new officers
Ohio DECA and the Business Professionals of America/Ohio Association, career-tech organizations designed for students in marketing and business programs, respectively, have 13 new state officers.
The seven DECA 2015 state officers selected on Nov. 18 are: Tyler Adkins, president, Western Brown High School (Mount Orab); Christy Wickiser, secretary/treasurer, Carey High School; Madison Kemp, executive vice president of community outreach, Milford High School; Brad Stubbs, executive vice president of leadership development, Lima Senior High School; Isaiah Brough, executive vice president of marketing, Fostoria High School; Evan Rymer, parliamentarian, Carey High School; and Brenna Franck, public relations representative, Penta Career Center/Oak Harbor High School.
The six Business Professionals of America state officers chosen on Nov. 19 are: Matthew Paluga, president, Northwest High School (Cincinnati)/Butler Tech; Michaela Frank, vice president, Stebbins High School (Dayton); Logan Emrich, secretary, Greenville High School; Brian Kurek, treasurer, Centerville High School; Caroline Moreno, Amelia High School Great Oaks; and Brenna McGovern, parliamentarian, Ellet High School (Akron).
For more information about Ohio DECA, go to www.ohiodeca.us/. For more information on Business Professionals of America, Ohio Association, go to www.ohiobpa.org/.
Autum Barry, a Project Lead The Way medical intervention teacher at Logan High School, is one of seven teachers nationwide to receive the National Teacher of Excellence award for 2014. Barry and the other six teachers received the honor during the Nov. 12 Project Lead The Way national summit in Indianapolis, Ind.
The Utica Shale Academy, located within Southern Local Schools in Columbiana County, is about to graduate its first student. Austin Sadler, the only senior in the academy, completes high school in several months with a diploma and three certifications for the oil and shale industry: Rig Pass, which is for safety; Drilling Instructors Training; and Well Controlled Certification.
Department announces $2.5 Million planning grant for Adult Career Opportunity Pilot Programs
Dr. Richard A. Ross, state superintendent of public instruction, is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for the development of Adult Career Opportunity Pilot Programs.
As many as five community colleges, state community colleges, Ohio technical centers or technical colleges around the state will receive up to $500,000 each in planning grant funds in fiscal year 2015 to develop their own Adult Career Opportunity Pilot Program.
The program, to be implemented in 2015-2016, will be designed to assist adults ages 22 or older in completing their high school diplomas while also earning an industry credential or certificate. The funds will be distributed geographically among five regions.
The application deadline is Nov. 21, 2014.
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Brookville student awarded Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship
Grace Klosterman, a Project Lead The Way biomedical senior from Brookville, is one of 250 students nationally and one of five youth in Ohio accepted into the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship program. Grace is receiving elective credits from Johann-Michael-Sailer-Gymnasium, a high school near the village of Blindheim, Germany, while finishing up English and religion classes remotely to graduate next spring from Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School in Dayton.
Introduced under a Presidential initiative in 1983, the exchange program aims to strengthen U.S.-German relations through cultural understanding. More information about youth cultural immersion programs can be obtained at www.afsusa.org.