Apr 22, 2014

Harman earns WC Scholarship

VERSAILLES – Versailles resident Emily M. Harman is the recipient of a $12,500 Academic Achievement Scholarship to attend Wilmington College, where she plans to major in agronomy.

Harman will graduate in 2014 from Versailles High School. Her main activities include basketball, golf, Academic All-MAC, scholar athlete, National Honor Society, Versailles Future Farmers of America (Chapter Degree, Greenhand Degree, State Degree and 2013-14 Chapter reporter).

She is the daughter of John and Krista Harman of Versailles.

Apr 17, 2014

Berning at Symposium

GREENVILLE – Chelsea Berning, of Greenville, participated in The University of Findlay's Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity on April 2.

Held on campus, undergraduate and graduate students were given the opportunity to share their research, creativity and professional learning experiences with the University and community. More than 300 students participated.

Tomlin inducted

PITSBURG – Christina Tomlin, of Pitsburg, was recognized at the 2014 Wittenberg University Honors Convocation for induction into an honor society in the academic disciplines.

Christina was inducted into Psi Chi. Psi Chi is the international honor society in psychology. Wittenberg's Psi Chi members have a psychology grade point average of 3.50 or higher.

St. Mary’s has record breaking auction

GREENVILLE – The staff and students at St. Mary's School want to say thank you to the over 150 businesses and individuals who generously gave to their annual auction. It was a record breaking year and would not have been possible without all of their support. A very special thank you is extended to the Fairlawn Steakhouse for donating the dinner, Paws Bingo Hall for providing a facility and Brian Rismiller who was their auctioneer. They also want to thank all of the people who came out to bid on the many items in support of the school.

Students and staff at St. Mary’s School say thank you to the supporters of the recent dinner and auction.

Apr 16, 2014

South honor and merit roll listed

GREENVILLE – South Middle School is pleased to announce its third quarter honor/merit roll.

Fifth Grade

Highest Honors – Faith Mansfield

Honor Roll – Kendra Arnold, Tommy Bandedo, Ryleigh Barber, Jordan Booher, Hunter Bruney, Zach Burgan, Anna Comer, Ryan Dull, Aubrey Evers, Cameron Fletcher, Kole Francis, Chloe Freeman, Brooke Garber, Reed Hanes, Jazmen Hix, Jesse Lavy, Aaron Matthew, Sarah McDaniel, Erin Miles, Lynndee Miltenberger, Landon Muhlenkamp, Ryo Murakami, James Normile, Deanna Osborne, Luke Perreira, Jordan Pretsman, Alexander Rasool, Tylend Rehmert, Kristin Rieman, Joy Schaaf, Jaden Sensano, Hadyn Sharp, Brianna Smedley, Gabriel Stevens, Ashley Strosnider, Alexander Subler, Aaron Suter, Abbygail Sutton, Gabriel Taylor, Christian Warner, and Jordan Warner

Merit Roll – Coltin Addis Henninger, Casey Baker, Dylan Bingham, Lane Brickler, Phoebe Bright, Justin Bryan, Shaylee Bush, Levi Byers, Sydni Byers, Kendall Cleere, William Cooke, Skyler Couchot, Kayla Daniels, Mandy Denlinger, Hanna Denney, Khale Donthnier, Riley Emerick, Brooke Ferguson, Michael Ferguson, Kailey Fourman, Lilian Gerace, Hailey Gilpin, Paige Hall, Reese Hartle, Tristan Heaton, Austin Jolley, Drayk Kallenberger, Felicity Lance, Breanna Leffel, Caiden Lutz, Joseph McCullough, Connor McFaddin, Conner Mills, Tyler Milton, Hunter Morgan, Tomoya Narita, Hayden Nealeigh, Lena Netzley, Anson Norton, Alyssa Ortez, Nathan Perreira, Ashlyn Plessinger, Aeris Raffel, Chelsea Randall, Braden Rank, Grace Shaffer, Dylan Smith, Emily Snyder, Martina Spahr, Logan Stastny, Alexander Strait, Alexander Sullenbarger, Joseph Trent, Brittni Walker, Kameran Wallace, Ethan Watkins, Jacob Watson, Harley West, Abigail Yoder, Olivia York and Seth Younce

Sixth Grade

Highest Honors – Sarah Abell, Maggie Bankson, Gianna Bixler, Amanda Chui, Caleb Coppess, Ethan Flanery, Sophie Gettinger, Morgan Gilbert, Taylor Hines, Kelli Kretschmar, Hope Schaaf, Abigail Swensen, and Josilyn Worden

Honor Roll – Deaken Beavins, Andrew Bonfiglio, Courtney Bryson, John Butsch, Abigail Cattell, Foster Cole, Kathy Dang, Brianne Delong, Christopher Elliott, Alaina Erbaugh, Alyssa Evers, Alec Fletcher, Dennis Forte, Madilyn Francis, Joshua Galloway, Chelsea Gray, Destiny Grillot, Izzabella Harless, Cheyenne Harmon, Adeline Haupt, Meghan Holman, Ryan Howard, Riley Hunt, Emma Klosterman, Madison Klosterman, Ian Laux, Victor Livesay, Gabriel Market, Mikayla Miller, Jessica Mortensen, Lainey Oswalt, Shannon Parent, Jacob Parsons, Mersadi Pittsenbarger, Zoe Pressnall, Angel Punches, Gabriel Richardson, Devin Shepherd, Riley Smith, Lucy Stiefel, William Weaver and Mason Wykes

Merit Roll – Monserratte Bandedo, Rae Benedict, Mary Burk, Brandi Carrubba, Andrew Cates, Kiersten Cates, Jessica Clark, Zach Coppess, Natea Davidson, Taylor Denniston, Ethan Detrick, William Dich, Macee Dunfee, Jared Fender, Erica Gilbert, Makenzi Glancy, Ethan Godown, Vanessa Gutierrez, Payton Horr, Michael Huston, Alex Hutt, Matthew Karns, Ava Koller, Jonathan Lawson, Branson Leigeber, Nikolas Maples, Tristan McDaniel, Hannah McKee, Elisha Meeks, Terry Miller, Darion Moore, Kelly Nguyen, Sarah Pohl, Eric Price, Corey Quinn, Maggie Reigle, Kaitlyn Schmidt, Taylor Schmidt, Wesley Shaffer, Logan Shields, Blaine Smith, Brandon Spencer, Andrew Stachler, Madelyn Stewart, Asia Sykes, Alexandria Tanner, Kelsey Underwood, Azya Walters-Loop, Grace Washington and George Worrell

Shaw earns scholarship

WILMINGTON – Greenville resident Thomas C. Shaw, of Greenville, is the recipient of an $11,000 Academic Achievement Scholarship to attend Wilmington College, where he plans to major in agriculture education and agriculture communication.

Shaw will graduate in 2014 from Greenville Senior High School. His main activities and honors include: FFA (third-place State FFA Extemporaneous Contest), Ohio 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees, Ohio 4-H Teen Advisory Council, Grade-A-Kids’ 4-H Club, Darke County Junior Fairboard.

He is the son of Greg and Darlene Grubb and Bruce Shaw.

MVCTC inducts local honor society students

CLAYTON – Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) inducted 61 students into National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on March 16. The NTHS students as well as their honored educators from MVCTC and their partner school district, were recognized in a ceremony at MVCTC in front of family and friends.

Students are selected for NTHS based on the following requirements: a 3.75 grade point average or higher, 97 percent attendance, passed all parts of the Ohio Graduation Test and instructor recommendations. Each of the 2014 inductees is the recipient of a $500 scholarship made possible through the partnership of the MVCTC Education Foundation and the Mathile Family Foundation.

* Stephanie Barga (Arcanum) enrolled in the Allied Health Technologies program at MVCTC, chose to honor as her most significant educators, Ellen Bissey (Allied Health Technologies Instructor at MVCTC) and Marla Miller of Arcanum. Stephanie is the daughter of Darlene Barga from Arcanum and Steve Barga from Greenville. Stephanie plans to attend Kettering College in the fall majoring in Nursing.

* Dustin Berger (Ansonia) enrolled in the Power Technologies program at MVCTC, chose to honor as his most significant educators, Larry Seibel (Power Tehnologies Instructor at MVCTC) and Darrick Barga of Ansonia. Dustin is the son of Andy and Kim Berger from Ansonia.

* Brad Byers (Arcanum) enrolled in the Robotics & Automation program at MVCTC, chose to honor as his most significant educators, Van Henderson (Robotics & Automation Instructor at MVCTC) and Jason Stephan of Arcanum. Brad is the son of Duane and Shelly Byers from Arcanum. Brad plans to attend Sinclair Community College in the fall majoring in Automation & Control Technology with Robotics.

* Lucas Chrisman (Franklin Monroe) enrolled in the Allied Health Technologies program at MVCTC, chose to honor as his most significant educators, Beth Deaton (Allied Health Technologies Instructor at MVCTC) and Rick Ingold of Franklin Monroe. Lucas is the son of K. Jay and Brenda Chrisman from Arcanum. Lucas plans to attend Kettering College of Medical Arts in the fall majoring in Nursing.

* Simon Denlinger (Franklin Monroe) enrolled in the Precision Machining program at MVCTC, chose to honor as his most significant educators, Van Henderson (Precision Machining Instructor at MVCTC) and Scott Thayer of Franklin Monroe. Simon is the son of Danny and Suzanne Denlinger from Arcanum. Simonis already employed working for Denlinger Farm Drainage.

* Parker Flood (Arcanum) enrolled in the Criminal Justice program at MVCTC, chose to honor as his most significant educators, Sandra Welborn (Criminal Justice Instructor at MVCTC) and Heather Whittaker of Arcanum. Parker is the son of Greg and Amber Shields from Greenville. Parker plans to attend Sinclair Community College in the fall majoring in Criminal Science/Corrections.

* Lauren Landes (Franklin Monroe) enrolled in the Graphic Commercial Art program at MVCTC, chose to honor as her most significant educators, Jack Spitler (Graphic Commercial Art Instructor at MVCTC) and Scott Thayer of Franklin Monroe. Lauren is the daughter of Mark and Clara Landes of Englewood. Lauren plans to attend School of Advertising Art in the fall majoring in Graphic Design.

* Kelcie Lanham (Ansonia) enrolled in the Criminal Justice program at MVCTC, chose to honor as her most significant educators, Sandra Welborn (Criminal Justice Instructor at MVCTC) and Mary Lochtefeld of Ansonia. Kelcie is the daughter of Brad & Kim Middlestetter from Ansonia and James Lanham from Greenville. Kelcie plans to attend Sinclair Community College in the fall majoring in Criminal Science/Corrections.

* Kimberly Ledbetter (Ansonia) enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at MVCTC, chose to honor as her most significant educators, Cortney Bergbigler (Culinary Arts Instructor at MVCTC) and Jason Wright of Ansonia. Kimberly is the daughter of James and Lucinda Ledbetter from Ansonia. Kimberly plans to attend Sinclair Community College in the fall majoring in Culinary Arts.

* Brandy Profitt (Franklin Monroe) enrolled in the Criminal Justice program at MVCTC, chose to honor as her most significant educators, Sandra Welborn (Criminal Justice Instructor at MVCTC) and Diane Gray of Franklin Monroe. Brandy is the daughter of Amber Profitt from Arcanum. Brandy plans to attend Tiffin University in the fall majoring in Law Enforcement.

* Craig Swartz (Tri Village) enrolled in the Precision Machining program at MVCTC, chose to honor as his most significant educators, Frank Wright (Math Instructor at MVCTC) and Brenda Miller of Tri Village. Craig is the son of Myron and Brenda Swartz from New Madison. Craig plans to attend Indiana University-Purdue University in the fall majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Motorsports Engineering.

* Corbin Wray (Franklin Monroe) enrolled in the Construction Carpentry program at MVCTC, chose to honor as his most significant educators, Kelly Kramer(Construction Carpentry Instructor at MVCTC) and Scott Thayer of Franklin Monroe. Corbin is the son of Russell and Faith Wray from Laura. Corbinis employed as an apprenticeship student with Premier Hardscapes.

For more information on the opportunities offered at MVCTC, visit www.mvctc.com.

Stephanie Barga 

Dustin Berger 

Brad Byers 

Lucas Chrisman 

Simon Denlinger 

Parker Flood 

Lauren Landes 

Kelcie Lanham 

Kimberly Ledbetter 

Brandy Profitt 

Craig Swartz 

Corbin Wray 

Apr 15, 2014

Ansonia March SOM

ANSONIA - Ansonia Elementary named two kindergarten students as its March Students of the Month. Ayden Kies' teacher states he has grown so much this year. He has gained confidence in himself which has helped him become a great hard working kindergartner. He always strives to do his best, is a great helper and walks into the room with a smile that stays until he leaves the room to go home! The teacher for Liberty Landis' said she is a hard worker and has made great progress academically. She is a very kind and compassionate young girl who is always willing to be helpful.

Apr 14, 2014

UF accepts students

DARKE COUNTY – The University of Findlay announces the following Darke County students have been accepted for the 2014-2015 academic year: Amanda Winner of Yorkshire; Nicholas Campbell of Versailles; Catherine Fischer of Ansonia; and Megan Wendel of Osgood

Apr 9, 2014

FM third quarter Honor/Merit Roll

PITSBURG – Franklin Monroe High School and Middle School has released its Honor and Merit Rolls for the Third Quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

Seniors Honor Roll: Kayle Oswalt, Travis Feitshans, Sheila Crossley, Sarah Greene, Tyler Smith, Micah Bowman, Lucas Chrisman, Simon Denlinger, Tyler Gunckle, Brandy Profitt and Corbin Wray.

Seniors Merit Roll: Colin Roberts, Chelsea Sullenbarger, Lauren Shuttleworth, Paige Baker and Ricky Gahret.

Juniors Honor Roll: Jenna King, Madison Schlamb, Hudson Rich, Kara Lucas, Spencer Delk, Kristen Stryker, Brianna Cocherl, Emily Weaver, Daniel Wiseman, Allison Flora, Alina Flory, Marcus Horner, Laren Marker, Jordan Stickley and Justin Rhoades.

Juniors Merit Roll: Katey Fuson, Maddie Kirkpatrick, Cheyenne Chaney, Peyton Kreitzer, Grant Brown, Tori Brehm, James Keifer, Kelsey Cheadle and Seth Neudecker.

Sophomore Honor Roll: Carrie Baker, Reed Denlinger, Audrey Aslinger, Morgan Byers, Karissa Hundley, Carson Denlinger, Cody Coppess, Sydney Bowser, Morgan Bingham and Lucas Gauldin.

Sophomore Merit Roll: Haley Robinson, Shania Baker, Morgan Booher, Morgan Monnin, Hannah Staton, Maddie Collins, Dnaiel Chaney, Hannah Greene, Austin Brown, Alexa Tucker, Zach Hyre, Colby Chrisman, Sophie Fig, Kelly Fourman, Tara Spatz and Landon Peters.

Freshmen Honor Roll: Jade Besecker, Hunter Rich, Mikayla Goubeaux, Brett Lavy, Cole Skelton, Madison Schaar, Allyson Masterson, Emilia Brown, Chloe Casto Clemens, Sawyer Miller, Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, Emilee Morris, Lance Hundley, Hudson Nestor, Courtney Faber, Cayley Baker, Taylor Hackney, Noah Williams and Bryanna Diceanu.

Freshmen Merit Roll: Hannah Eley, Hunter Qualls, Jacob Shellabarger, Logan Ressler, Jessica Hinshaw, John Myers, Wyatt King and Chelsi Edger.

Eighth Grade Honor Roll: Blake Mowry, Kyle Ressler, Trevor Collins, Matt Williams, Bryce Filbrun, Makenzie Kreitzer, Levi Altic, Grace Fee, Grace Zimmerman and Parker Hesler.

Eighth Grade Merit Roll: Rayna Horner, Kinsey Goins, Sarah Miller, Sarah Garrett, Kacie Kinstle, Wyatt Baker, Nychelle Cool, Cassidy Spatz and Justin Billenstein.

Seventh Grade Honor Roll: Carley Wray, Brigette Filbrun, Nicole Brocious, Amy Besecker.

Leighana Rautsaw, Payton Cottrell, Betsy Robert, Collin Bowser, Alora Blackburn, Sierra Keller, Jonathan Chen, Shelley Brumbaugh, Shelby Bowser, Elisabeth Williams and Meredith Cook.

Seventh Grade Merit Roll: Ethan Coppess, Evan Atchley, Luke Booher, Kevin Bancroft, Isacc Schmitmeyer, Ross Thayer, Adrianna Flora, Peyton Archer, Gage Vance, Larkin Ressler, Kennedy Morris, Michael Haney, Jordan Rhoades and Kirsten Zink.

Arcanum third quarter Honor/Merit Roll

ARCANUM – Arcanum High School has released its third quarter Honor and Merit Rolls for 2013-14.

High Honors Seniors: Brooklyn Baker, Jessalyn Besecker, Madison Brandon, Sarah Cetnar, Caitlyn Clark, Anthony Ditmer, Cody Fourman, Tessa Jobes, Aubrey Kreusch, Jesus Quiroz, Paige Tedore and Olivia Westfall.

High Honors Juniors: Evan Diemler, Joseph Flayler, Brandon Fourman, Samantha Johnting, Trent Jones and Amanda Michael.

Honor Roll Seniors: Cheyenne Aikman, Stephanie Barga, Tysen Burgess, Bradly Byers, Parker Flood, Jared Hofacker, Savannah Light, Taylor Parker, Brandi Reier, Kellie Ritz, Tara Simpson, Jordan Thompson, Victoria Todd and Josie Weaver.

Honor Roll Juniors: Kelsey Anderson, Morgan Ellis, Chase Gostomsky, Lucas Gower, Tyler Harrison, Blake Hill, Morgan McKinney, Brooke Shroder and Kaleigh Stigler-Canan.

Honor Roll Sophomores: Alexis Abner, Samuel Artz, Austin Baker, Abigail Bruns, Daniel Dendler, Jordan Dubbs, Holly Grosch, Joseph Heiser, Margaret Heiser, Justin Hoke, Shelby Howard, Alexis Kreusch, Megan McFaddin, Michaela McGaffic, Emily Miller, Daniel O’Donnell, Rebacca Pierson, Elizabeth Riley, Taylor Ripple, Abigail Ross, Justin Warner and Hayden Westfall.

Honor Roll Freshmen: Devin Burns, Taylor Dohme, Alexis Gilbert, Abbey Gillum, Cambell Gostomsky, Franchesca Hackworth, Kalista Harleman, Stevie Johnting, Brittany Kinney, Pierce Lindemuth, Adam May, Allison Moore, Brandon Riffell, Lucy Shannon, McKenzie Sharritts, Emma Smith, Shayla Stephan and Isabella Whiting.

Merit Roll Seniors: Keegan Artz, Allison Ashworth, Remington Chowning, Brittany Crary, Mason Garber, Adam Hinshaw, Toi’Onna Knowles, Alex Layne, Chynna Marshall, Chelsea Mills, Ashley Myers, Austin Ripple and Lashelle Smith.

Merit Roll Juniors: Tyler Anderson, Elden Flora, Derek Fox, Brett Goubeaux, Hunter Joslin, Amanda McGaffic, Chelsea McLain, Elizabeth Quiroz, Dalton Spatz, Isaac Stockslager, Colton Troutwine, Michelle Wilson and Troy Yount.

Merit Roll Sophomores: Victor Alderman, Cole Burrell, Luke Cetnar, Rebecca Deao, Anthony Fletcher, Jennifer Ford, Shelby Fourman, Hayley Harleman, Jessica Kimball, Nathaniel Kubik, Cody Meeks, Matthew Modrowski, Alec Moores, Kaylee Myers, Laura Pankratz, Conner Pohl, Hayley Roberts, Loganne Stone and Erica Zimmer.

Merit Roll Freshmen: Mara Arnett, Megan Azbill, Jacob Bradshaw, Dustin Butler, Ryan Campbell, Chelcee Carroll, Cassidy Clark, Samantha Ewing, Shelby Garber, Marlee Hess, Luke Holsapple, Josiah Hootman, Shelby Horzsa, Makennah Hutcheson, Brandon Kinney, Traever Latou, Alexander Leveck, Brenna Loxley, Elizabeth Moore, Kaulin Morris, Madison O’Daniel, Chloe Price, Benjamin Sease, Milo Simpson, Matthew Todd, Steven Vanatta, Angus Wallen, Lilliann Warrren, Hannah Weaver, Derek Yohe and Kaitlyn Zell.

Apr 8, 2014


ANSONIA – To observe National Nutrition month Mrs. Fischer, Ansonia Local Schools nurse, held a poster contest for all fifth and sixth grade students. Students were to draw the My Plate logo, include a list of the food groups and how many servings we need a day and create a healthy menu for a day. Each student that entered received a prize. The winners received gift certificates to Hibbett's sports in Greenville. Left to right: Madison Pace, third place, Mariah Troutwine, second place, Mrs. Fischer and Kassondra Weyant, first place.

Swigart is a top student

LAURA – Molly Swigart, of Laura, is among the Top 100 Students at Butler University. Swigart, a political science major, expects to graduate in 2015.

The Butler Alumni Association sponsors Top 100 Student Recognition to pay tribute to the talent and dedication of outstanding Butler students. The recipients are nominated by students, faculty, and staff members for their outstanding character, scholarship, and leadership. The recognition honors those who give unselfishly of themselves and who are highly regarded by the entire University community.

Students are tops in Virtual Web Contest

CLAYTON – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter had four teams of students place in the Top Ten in the National BPA Virtual Web Applications Contest. Students will receive their award at the National BPA Contest this May in Indianapolis, IN.

Teams including Darke County students were Team 1 - Taylor Johnson (Huber Heights) and Megan Bailey (Arcanum); and Team 2 – Nathan Scott (Huber Heights); Samuel Shockney (Arcanum); Kyle (Anh) Phu (Huber Heights); Dustin Loomis (Northridge).

The event tested the team’s ability to write code and incorporate database interactivity. Team’s that qualified had to present their work on a videoconfernce to a panel of judges. The ten teams with the highest cumulative technical and presentation scores were invited to attend the National Leadership Conference and will be recognized for their outstanding efforts and participate in a software engineering forum for all participants and advisors.

The Game Progrmaming and Web Application class is part of the Computer Technology Academy at MVCTC. Students in this program spend their junior year learning core Information Technology concepts in Data Analytics, Game Programming & Web Applications, Automated Technologies, and Computer Repair & Technical Support. Their senior year is spent specializing in one of these areas. The students that study Game Programming and Web Applications their senior year learn to create software applications, computer games, and interactive web applications using programming code and specialized software.

For more information about MVCTC, visit www.mvctc.com.

Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) BPA chapter had four teams of students place in the Top Ten in the National BPA Virtual Web Applications Contest. From left to right - Denver Young (Milton-Union), Zach Bell (Northmont), Shane Sellman (Milton-Union), Dustin Loomis (Northridge), Devan Bryant (Huber Heights), Sam Shockney (Arcanum), Jesse Cavendish (Tri-County North), Brand Allred (Northmont), Taylor Johnson (Huber Heights), Nathan Scott (Huber Heights), Megan Bailey (Arcanum), Travis Mendenhall (New Lebanon), Kyle Phu (Huber Heights).

Martin earns special honor

GREENVILLE – Kelly Martin of Greenville earned a Special Academic Award at Muskingum University's Scholarship Recognition Day, held April 4 on the campus in New Concord.

Kelly earned the James L. Smith Award in Mathematics.

Scholarship Recognition Day honors Muskingum's best performing students in academics, research, special projects and service.


PITSBURG – The Franklin Monroe Student Council helped prepare, serve and clean up for lunch at the Grace Resurrection soup kitchen on April 2. The following members were present, Alexis Hartzell, Allyson Manning, Hannah Staton as well as the students pictured, Haley Robinson, Carrie Baker and Morgan Bingham.

Apr 6, 2014

Med Tech seniors get experience

GREENVILLE – President Dani Marker expresses “Opportunities are endless in Medical Tech Prep!” Four weeks out of our senior year, every student has the chance to job shadow in almost every desired career. Our instructor, Emily Powers, has done her absolute best to have us experience four different areas whether they are in the medical field or not. One could find us exploring any career from the hospital setting, to the police station, to a veterinarian’s office. This helps us figure out which occupations we may want to pursue or maybe even a job that do not suit us as well as another could. These rotations are very significant to us as individuals, especially when we all came into this program with little idea of what we wanted to do after graduation. Vice president, Shelby Cassity states, “Coming into Med Tech my junior year I was never one to like the blood and guts, now that I have gone through rotations I have realized that being a critical care nurse is my calling.” Powers has created professional relationships with area healthcare workers to provide them with quality opportunities. Powers adds, “The purpose of the rotations is for students to explore careers they are interested in, hopefully these experiences lead them to make a decision about their future.”Now, after our exposure, we are all leaving with more experience, confidence, and a plan to start the next chapter of our lives.

Wave Channel 5 brings broadcast to Greenville

GREENVILLE – Soon you, your neighbor, or anyone in Greenville will have the opportunity to be on television thanks to Greenville High School’s “Interactive Media Television” and the gracious support of the Career Tech Center. Coming soon, Greenville Public Access TV will have a working television studio.

“We have the channel, we have the talent, we have ability, but we didn’t have the studio. It is with the studio that we pump the blood into the lifeline of bringing the community together through the medium of television” said Kent Holmes, a GHS 2011 graduate who is helping complete this project.

Kicking off last month, GHS’s Interactive Media Television has been taking on a task for the good of the community; building a full-service television studio. A studio that can be used by anyone in the community to create their own television programming to be aired on Greenville Public Access TV, Wave Channel 5.

The goal of any public access TV station is to not just inform the public about community events, but to educate the public through local programs, debates, interviews, and government meetings. It allows you to be involved in the community without leaving your couch!

GHS’s “Interactive Media Television”, an immersive multimedia classroom, has taken programming control of GPAT (Greenville Public Access Television) for over a year. Run mainly by students, GPAT has adopted the nickname “Wave Channel 5”, and has created local programming such as high school sporting events and city council meetings.

“A green screen, studio wall, cameras, lights, production equipment, and an infinite amount of ideas. This studio is your canvas. We will teach you how to hold the brush, and you become the artist,” Holmes said.

The studio is being built in Greenville High School and those wanting to have their own show will have to reserve a time. Students in the Interactive Media Television program will learn the “ins” and “outs” of the studio, creating local live news programming.

“Nothing beats creating live television. The excitement, the jitters, and the fast-paced environment. It’s the deciding factor for which side of multimedia these kids want to purse in college,” Holmes added.

Kent Holmes, a senior at Ball State University studying Telecommunications Sales and Promotions, decided to use his senior capstone project to give back to his community.

“In the honors college at Ball State, you have to complete an honors thesis project. This is anything you can imagine. Some write musicals, some make studies for a government agency, and some give back to their communities. The only requirement is that it must be tied in with your major. As I began to ponder, it came clear to me that helping IMTV was a perfect fit! Most Indiana high schools offer student run TV and radio stations. Students from Indiana wanting to study communications have an upper hand by having real experience at their high school. I was saddened that Ohio doesn’t push immersive learning the same as Indiana. That’s when it hit me, I can help Greenville High School create a real immersive learning environment while giving back to the community that helped foster and grow my love of film and television.”

Alongside the studio, GPAT Wave Chanel 5 is excited to offer opportunities for companies to sponsor programming, weather, and other elements of the station to brand themselves to the community. Prices are available upon request.

For more questions, please contact Kent Holmes at kdholmes@bsu.edu, IMTV instructor, Lori Hoover at lhoover@greenville.k12.oh.us, or Director of Greenville Career Tech Center, David Peltz at dpeltz@greenville.k12.oh.us.

Students are nearly ready to show the community the ropes to create their own television program.

Blogging: A 21st Century Skillb

GREENVILLE – The Supply Chain Management students in Greenville High School's Career Tech Center have been refining their 21st Century skills through the process of blogging. Blogging is a powerful tool for the classroom. It encourages creative writing, collaboration, increased proofreading, pride in their work and increased motivation for both reading and writing.

Blogging is a process that allows people to collaborate from places all over the earth. Many businesses use the process daily to keep in touch with customers, suppliers and watch their own competition. The SCM students used the Blogging process to continue moving forward in the content for the program while perfecting their writing and virtual communication skills.

Mrs. Buchy, Supply Chain Management Instructor, explains the front page of the SCM blog when she states, "This blog is for educational purposes while learning about the various facets of SCM through current technological opportunities." The students had to understand the topic, research the writing prompts provided and then write 350 words. After each post, students were asked to comment on two other students' posts and move the topic discussion forward. The blog process required spelling and grammatical writing and encouraged the students to think through the topics discussed.

Junior student, Jade Anthony explained, "The process enabled us to learn a skill that will be useful in college and in the workplace." The students covered topics such as supply and demand, modes of transportation, and what is the supply chain web.

"Although it was very writing intensive, I enjoyed to opportunity to collaborate with students in other classes", said Dylan Blinn a senior in SCM. The writing caused the students to further process the topics covered and therefore have a greater retention of the important information taught.

Students in the Supply Chain Management class are learning the importance of having blogging skills.

Greenville SCM students job shadow at WPAFB

GREENVILLE – On March 28, nine students from Greenville Career Tech Center's Supply Chain Management were selected to participate in Wright Patterson Air force Base's Annual Job Shadowing day. The students were nominated by their instructor, Dara Buchy to participate in nine different career areas at WPAFB.

The experience allowed students to work side by side with enlisted military people and live a day in their job. Some positions were, Supply Chain Management, Base Commander, Bomb Disarmament, C-17 and Contracting-Acquisitions. All of the students enjoyed their experience at the base.

Students were met by their mentor for the day and escorted to the job site. Many students enjoyed a driving tour of the base seeing, the multiple golf courses, the flight line and hangers, some base housing, the churches and other recreational locations.

Junior Tylor Bowman was placed with SSgt Rachel Stadsvold of the 88th Bomb Disarmament. Mr. Bowman learned about the daily activities of being a member of the Bomb disarmament unit including the maintenance of equipment, training on robotics and what active field experience is like. While visiting the group Mr. Bowman maneuvered a pobit, donned a disarmament suit and witnessed the detonation of a bomb. "I loved everything about the day," explained Bowman.

"It was a great experience," said Tanika Ray, "Seeing first hand helps when making decisions about my future." Ms. Ray was placed with Major Kandi Bowling in Acquisitions. The day included learning the enormity of purchasing huge quantities of goods for everyone in the military. Not only buying the goods, but then getting the goods delivered to the right location and at the right time. "Major Bowling was an awesome mentor to shadow. She explained her process and was really excited about her job," said Ms. Ray.

Other students participating were Keisha Warner with Doug Fields, Analyst, Brady Dowler with SSgt. Jerry Proctor, Contracting and Sales, Sydney Alcaraz with the Meteorology department, Natalie Esarey with Major Michael Sierra, Supply Chain Management, Michaela Colby with SSgt. Roy, C-17, Anai Gutierez with Sgt. Lewis of the Security Forces, and Jade Anthony with Col. Cassie Barlow, the base Commander for WPAFB.

The Supply Chain Management program at Greenville's Career Tech Center is a business program that teaches students business processes and procedures while encouraging them to experience many different types of work through job shadowing experiences. If your business is willing to host a student for a job shadow experience please contact Dara Buchy via email dbuchy@greenville.k12.oh.us.

Jade Anthony is shown with her mentor, Col. Cassie Bowling 

Tylor Bowman is suiting up to disarm a bomb with SSgt. Gardner

C-Tec students become college ready

GREENVILLE – Greenville Career Tech Center has been working diligently with local business and industry to prepare students to be both college and career ready. Inclusive of this is an emphasis on providing internship and job shadowing experiences for students so that they can gain real-life job experience. Greenville High School senior Mahala Howard has worked at the Greenville City Auditor’s office for six months now. She has worked there through Margie Heitkamp’s Financial Specialist program as an intern. Seniors in the program have the opportunity to be released from school in the early afternoon if their attendance and grades meeting the program guidelines.

Mahala stated, “It has been a great experience and reinforces the classroom material.”

Margie Heitkamp, instructor of the program commented, “It is always a plus for students to gain valuable work experience while they are learning in high school.” Career Tech Director David Peltz added, “We appreciate the efforts of our community to provide internship and job shadowing experiences for our students. We want our students to be job ready and experiences like working with Roxanne Willman at the Auditor’s office are fantastic opportunities for our students.”

For more information about intern opportunities in business or finance contact Margie Heitkamp at mheitkamp@greenville.k12.oh.us. For information about a wide variety of intern positions please contact David Peltz, CT Director at dpeltz@greenville.k12.oh.us.

Pictured is Mahala Howard with Roxanne Willman, Greenville City auditor.

Apr 2, 2014


PITSBURG – Jet Star Artists were awarded at Franklin Monroe Elementary for the third nine weeks of the 2013-2014 school year. To receive this award the students must have good behavior in Art Class, take pride in their work, cooperate, be helpful to others and have a good work ethic. The art teacher at Franklin Monroe Elementary is Kimberly Schulte. Shown are (front row) Rebecca Gilmore, Sophia Claudy, Presley Cox, Jozlynn Wintrow, (back row) Brooke Lavy, Brenden Hosler, RJ Garrett, Bradley Rumble, Audrey Cable, Charity Shellabarger, and Laurie Austin. Not pictured are Sophi Durst and Jocelyn Gray

Apr 1, 2014

Bradford Elementary lists honor/merit roll

BRADFORD – The following students have been named to the Honor and Merit Roll for the third nine-week grading period at Bradford Elementary School.

Honor Roll

Third Grade – Sarah Beckstedt (4.0), Isabella Hamilton (4.0), Evah Miller (4.0), Isabella Murray (4.0), Dalton Reck (4.0), Dalten Skinner (4.0), Jasmyn Baney, Chloe Bragg, Oakley Brubaker, Parker Davidson, Abby Fisher, Kaytlin Greer, Remi Harleman, Noah Helman, Deanna Perkins, Annie Smith, Rebecca Sowers, Scout Spencer, Madyson Timmons, Leah Welch, and Kailey Yohey

Fourth Grade – Zoe Brewer (4.0), Austy Miller (4.0), Devin Miller (4.0), Ramse Smith (4.0), Serena Watts (4.0), Rylee Canan, Caden Jay, Mackenzie Painter, Gabe Sargent and Hunter Smith

Fifth Grade – Emma Canan (4.0), Olivia Daugherty (4.0), Caleb Flora (4.0), Abby Gade (4.0), Trenton Glaze (4.0), Skipp Miller (4.0), Courtney Monnin (4.0), Aliviyah Boggs, Jordan Boyer, Samantha Brewer, Alyssa Burton, Austin Crickmore, Kendall Hill, Taven Leach, Maggie Manuel, Cassi Mead, Ethan Reed and Jadyn Thacker

Merit Roll

Third Grade – Brenden Baker, Belle Burgett, Molly Clark, Tasya Felver, Bobby Gray, Brenden Harper, Trinity Prejean, and Courtney Riffell

Fourth Grade – Alexis Barhorst, Nylani Beireis, Joey Brussell, Macy Bubeck, Devin Carine, Nolan Case, Ben Hoover, Kyle Kissinger, Keaton Mead, Drew Rosengarten, Madison Simons, Ally Wackler, and Karissa Weldy

Fifth Grade – Derek Hawes, Simon Hicks, Brandon Jones, Olivia Lutz, Hannah Stine and Gage Wills

Hierholzer recognized

ANSONIA – Kaela Hierholzer was honored at an awards ceremony at Adrian College, Adrian, MI. She was recognized as a member and officer of the Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors), Dean’s List and Athletic Academic Honor Roll.

She is the daughter of Mark and Pam Hierholzer, Ansonia; granddaughter of Myrtle McKnight and the lat Bob McKnight, Greenville, and John and Katie Hierholzer, Celina.

Two Arcanum DI teams Advance to State

ARCANUM – On March 15, Arcanum Elementary sent four teams to compete at the regional Destination Imagination tournament in Piqua. Destination Imagination is a team problem solving program where teams use their creativity, critical thinking skills and their own special talents to solve a team challenge.

Jason Willis was the manager for the Laugh Artloud problem. The team placed second in the region. Team members were Jacob Rice, Casey Willis, Lani Hollinger, Trista Hollinger, Charlie Barry, Allie Barry, and Caleb Hartman. For this challenge students had to research works of art created by artists who were born in a nation other than the team’s own, theatrically present a comic strip that is based on a work of art created by the artist from the nation, create three live comic strip panels, create an ARTifact that is inspired by the work of art, and design and create a Caption Contraption for one of the comic strip panels.

Tammy Smith was the manager for The Tension Builds challenge. They placed first and will advance to state. Team members were Jorie McDermott, Ezekiel Wright, Brennen Troutwine, Willie Brehm, Isabella Smith, Karr Stump, and Ethan Reiman. For this challenge students had to build a structure that will be tested against two forces at the same time, design a prop that will be assembled during your presentation. The prop’s parts must fit completely inside a measured space, create a story in which tension is a threat to stability and is overcome in some way.

Two teams competed in the Going to Extremes challenge. For this problem students had to explore an Extreme Environment that exists in our universe, present a story about characters who adapt to survive in the Extreme Environment, design and create Extreme Gear that is demonstrated by using Technical Methods, and design and create a depiction of the Extreme Environment.

Elizabeth Pitzer managed the team with Chad Pitzer, Ian Baker, Dan Albright, Jenson Whittaker, Tyler Huber, and Ryan Delk. The team placed first and will advance to state. Samantha Cave, managed the team with Austin Stephens, Owen Stephens, Brady Willis, John Trittschuh, Mollie Ericksen, and Victoria Cave. This team placed fourth.

The Destination Imagination teams at Arcanum moved one to the state competition with a great showing at the regional tournament.

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