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Greene County Career Center Update




Alisia Rosas, Bellbrook Team Each Take 4th in Nation!

Junior Medical-Legal Office Technologies student Alisia Rosas (Bellbrook) and the Business Technology team of Brent Miller, Nicole Warner and Steven Woerner placed fourth in their respective events at the BPA National Leadership Conference in Chicago.  Rosas placed in the Keyboard Production Event. Miller, Warner and Woerner placed in the Global Marketing competition



Career Center Hosts Annual Legislative Breakfast:

The Career Center will be hosting the annual Legislative Breakfast hosted by the various chambers of commerce in Greene County.  Approximately 170 business leaders and government officials were in attendance to hear reports from  United States Congressman Steve Austria, State Representative Bob Hackett and other local elected officials and business leaders.






Web Design Team Earns Silver at SkillsUSA State Championships:

The Web Design Team of Josh Swope and Jacob Wisecup earned a silver medal at the recent SkillsUSA State Championships. The pair created a web site to promote "Tom's Shoes." The SkillsUSA Ohio event was held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus and covered two days of competitions and leadership activities.  The pair are waiting to hear if they will be invited to the SkillsUSA National Championships in Kansas City in June.  Swope is a junior from Bellbrook while Wisecup is a senior from Fairborn. Both are enrolled in Greene County Career Center's Digital Media program.

Congratulations also go out to the SkillsUSA officers for earning a Gold Achievement Award for their leadership and organizational skills.

Xenia Engineering Students Compete in Robotics Challenge:

Xenia High School and GCCC were represented by the Engineering Technology program at the recent National Robotics Challenge in Marion Ohio. The Xenia Engineering program annually places students among the leaders at this competition.  Cody Butts and Chandler Sollenberger competed in the light weight sumo division and placed third out of 57. Both are Seniors and plan on attending Sinclair Community College to major in Engineering.





Fairborn Education Foundation Honors Click & Wisecup:


Seniors Sierra Click (Allied Health) and Jacob Wisecup (Digital Media) were honored along with two of their most influential teachers at the recent Fairborn Education Foundation Recognition Banquet.  Click recognized Allied Health instructor Nikki Russo.  Wisecup honored former Fairborn band director Rick Polera.   Fairborn Engineering Technology instructor Jason Couse was honored by Chris Corwin. The event paid tribute to 20 of Fairborn’s top graduating students.


Career Workshop Held for Partner School Personnel:
Greene County Career Center welcomed teachers and guidance counselors from five Greene County school districts for a Career Workshop on April 26.  The event was coordinated by associate school career counselor Janet Baughn.  Visiting educators explored four different career-technical programs at the Career Center’s main campus on West Enon Road.  At each stop they were given hands-on demonstrations for each career area and told about career and college opportunities for each field.


Fairborn Engineering Team Wins Miami Valley River Race:

Jason Couse’s Fairborn Engineering Technology program represented GCCC at the recent Miami Valley River Race at Sinclair Community College.  Due to a dangerous rip tide in the Great Miami River, the event was moved to Sinclair’s pool.  Two teams were entered with his best team taking first place in the race that featured boats constructed of cardboard and duct tape.





NTHS Induction Class Introduced at Annual Ceremony:

The Greene County Career Center’s newest class of inductees into the National Technical Honor Society were introduced on April 25.  Chapter advisor Janet Baughn introduced 66 new members. Induction is based on a series of national and local criteria that include grade point average, attendance, leadership and teacher recommendation.  This year’s class of new members includes:


Mason Bach, Marketing; Jessica Ferguson, Marketing; Brandon Fletcher, Criminal Justice; McKenzie Hemmes, Cosmetology; Sara King, Cosmetology; Derek Koogler, Criminal Justice; Amanda Kopecky, Cosmetology; Ryan Payton, Information Technology; Jack Pigeon, Marketing; Heather Rammel, Teacher Prep Academy; Erin Reaves, Marketing; Joshua Sisk, Information Technology; Blake Skopinski, Welding; Michael Somuk, Marketing; Megan Sweeten, Marketing; Courtney Tester, Cosmetology; Jacob Taylor, Welding and Brooke Wells, Marketing.


Faith Hensley, Teacher Prep Academy; Carlos Hopkins, Electrical Wiring; Amanda Keller, Cosmetology; Elyssa Kerlin, Allied Health Technologies; Marissa Ratcliffe, Culinary Arts;  Kyle Ray, Criminal Justice; and Sunny Smith, Teacher Prep Academy.


Sara Bishop, Digital Media and Zeke Young, Natural Resource Technologies.


Maryjean Adkins, Digital Media; Briston Barney, Nurse Assisting; Michael Cadena, Criminal Justice; Alicia Dagnan,Medical-Legal Office Technologies; Mattie D’Erneville, Engineering Technology; Allison Hutchinson, Allied Health Technologies; Ashley Nicewaner, Allied Health Technologies; Ellen Thomas, Digital Media; and Luke Walker, Marketing.

Morgan Dailey, Culinary Arts; Jessie Dawson, Allied Health Technologies; Ryan Herald, Electrical Wiring; Sean Leslie, Natural Resource Technologies; Alyssa McMillion, Teacher Prep Academy; Tyler Parsons, Allied Health Technologies; Devin Richard, Welding; Abigail Simmons, Teacher Prep Academy; and Lindsey Thomas, Allied Health Technologies.


Kade Bailey, Electrical Wiring; Amanda Brakeall, Allied Health Technologies; Jeff Brewer, Electrical Wiring; Savanna Brown, Marketing; Tayler Creswell, Marketing; Theresa Fletcher, Natural Resource Technologies; Britany King, Allied Health Technologies; Brandon Kyne, Food and Hospitality Management; Rachel Lyons, Culinary Arts; Tom Arvin Pua, Digital Media; Lauren Rhodus, Culinary Arts; Tori Schnell, Biotechnology; John-Michael Shephard, Information Technology; Raven Yankee, Digital Media; and Joshua West, Electrical Wiring.

Yellow Springs

Angela Allen, Medical-Legal Office Technologies; Megan Hiner, Cosmetology; Hanna Leeds, Culinary Arts.


Power Equipment Mechanics Teams Bag Banners at FFA CDE:

Two teams of students from the Power Equipment Mechanics program placed in the top five at recent Career Development Events sponsored by FFA.

The team of Jesse Boude (Xenia), Ben Seybold (Cedarville) and Levi Brown (Greeneview) finished fourth in the FFA State Outdoor Power Equipment Career Development Event at Ohio State ATI in Wooster. Individually, Boude took 11th, Seybold 18th and Brown 25th. They are pictured at the left.

In the Agricultural Mechanics Skills event, Seybold was joined by Aaron Oglesbee (Xenia) and Deric Fetter (Greeneview) to place fifth in Ohio. Individually, Oglesbee placed 18th, Seybold 21st and Fetters 25th.


Auto Collision Students Learn Revolutionary Paint Technique:

Rick Burton and his Auto Collision Repair students visited Fort Hayes Career Center in Columbus to learn more about DuPont Corporation’s new water-borne paint application.  DuPont was kind enough to pick up the tab for lunch during the field trip.  DuPont representatives also held a demonstration to paint technicians from this area.  Learning his new paint application technique will give our students an advantage in a challenging job market.


GCCC Wows Judges at Tech Prep Showcase:

Greene County Career Center was well-represented again at the annual Sinclair Tech Prep Showcase. Student teams from Architectural Design, Criminal Justice, Allied Health, Marketing, Business Technology and Biotechnology made presentations.   The following teams placed in first or second place in their respective categories:

·         Criminal Justice Science – First Place, Senior – Skeletal Remains: Who Owns These Bones?

·         Marketing – First Place, Junior – The Truth About Advertising

·         Marketing – First Place, Senior – Students-On-The-Go – “Exchanging Experiences”

·         Architectural Technology  – Second Place, Senior – Cake, Hope and Love

·         Design Engineering Technology – Second  Place, Senior – Bricks with Tricks

·         General Health Science – Second Place, Senior -  The Heimlich is Simple; Life is Essential


Teacher Prep Academy Wins Honors Chapter Designation from FEA:
The GCCC Chapter of Future Educators Association recently earned two honors at the CTSO’s State Convention.  Teacher Prep Academy students earned Honors Chapter designation and placed fifth in Ohio for their Chapter Display. The Teacher Prep Academy is a senior-only satellite program based at Clark State University’s Greene Center in Beavercreek.  Congratulations to Mrs. Bodey and our Teacher Prep Academy!


“Strange Facts” of the Week:

·         House flies have a life span of two weeks.

·         The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

·         Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the morning.

·         The Hoover Dam was built to last 2,000 years.  It’s concrete will not be fully cured for another 500 years.

·         The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.





Daniel J. Schroer


Greene County Career Center

An Ohio University System Post-Secondary Provider

2960 West Enon Road

Xenia, Ohio 45385

937-372-6941 ext. 101 (office)

513-520-8901 (cell)

937-372-8283 (fax)

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