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Senior Recognition Day Ceremony

Senior Recognition Day Ceremony

Four hundred forty-five seniors were awarded certificates along with other student achievements and Career Passports marking the end of their career and technical training during Four County Career Center’s 55th Recognition Day Ceremony with over 2,000 parents and guests in attendance and viewing the livestream.

Career and Technical Education Director, Rick Bachman was Presiding Chairman of the ceremonies.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Jenae Kinsman (Archbold) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics, accompanied by military personnel and seniors enlisted in the armed services.  Superintendent, Jeffrey Slattery introduced Board of Education members and congratulated the seniors on their accomplishments.  Samuel Haley (Pettisville (Auto Collision Repair, Dakota Simonis (Fairview) Culinary Arts Management, and Audrey Honeck (Patrick Henry) Fire & Rescue, announced student achievements and activities.  Guest speakers for the Recognition Day Ceremony were senior students Gabriella Rodriguez (Archbold) Cosmetology, Allie Nelson (Hicksville) Early Childhood Education, and Izack Badenhop (Patrick Henry) Business & Financial Services.

Fifty-five students were named Outstanding Seniors for exemplary performance in their career and technical and academic programs and presented with award plaques by their department supervisors.  Awards and scholarship monies of over $422,000 to be used to further students’ education at trade schools, colleges and universities as well as entering the world of work, were recognized during the ceremony.
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BPA Students Place in Top 10 at Nationals

BPA Students Place in Top 10 at Nationals

Four County Career Center is pleased to announce that eight students placed in the top 10 at the 2024 National Leadership Conference of Business Professionals of America (BPA) held in Chicago, Illinois.  Shown with their medals are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Kyle Hageman (Archbold) C# Programming and Software Engineering Team; Kaitlin Wood (Archbold) Basic Office Systems and Procedures; Andrew Wiseman (Napoleon) Mobile Application Development; Cory Mavis (Fairview) Software Engineering Team; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Andrew Mosier (Fairview) Software Engineering Team; Joseph Wymer (Liberty Center) Linux Operating System Fundamentals; Ethan Winger (Fairview) Server Administration Using Microsoft; and Blake Grime (Archbold) Software Engineering Team.

These Career Center students joined over 5,000 other conference delegates from across the nation to participate in national-level business skill competitions.  This was BPA’s 58th National Leadership Conference with the theme “Seize the Opportunity.”

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Building Trades Open House

Building Trades Open House

The public is invited to attend the 54th annual Four County Career Center’s Building Trades Open House on May 19 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  During this past year, 100 high school students at the Career Center have assisted with the construction of the 84th new home as part of their career training. 

Curtis Miller, Carpentry instructor, and the senior Carpentry classes did the general construction of the home including exterior finish, interior, and drywall finish, for Phil Rupp.  It is located at 328 Miller Avenue in Archbold.

The Rupp home is a single story ranch with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, great room, kitchen, and a full basement along with a two car garage.  The outside of the home is covered in stone and vinyl siding .

Scott Williams, senior Electrical instructor, and his class did the low voltage, data communications, service and finish electrical wiring for the home.  Installation of the water supply, drainage, and inside plumbing was done by the senior Mechanical Systems & Piping class with instructor Steve Steingass.  The Interior Design students and their instructor, Lisa Hall, painted the interior walls and ceilings.

Students at the Career Center build one house each school year.  The home building project is part of the high school curriculum in the Construction Trades programs.
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FCCC Senior Recognition Day

FCCC Senior Recognition Day

    Four County Career Center’s 55th annual Senior Recognition Day will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2024 starting at 9:00 a.m. at the school.  The ceremony will also be broadcast LIVE through the Career Center website at www.fourcounty.net starting at 8:40 a.m.

    Certificates marking the completion of their career training will be awarded to 445 seniors, scholarship award winners will be announced, and Outstanding Senior Awards will be presented during the ceremonies.

    Career Passports containing the student’s Resume, class competencies listing skills learned at the Career Center, student’s grades and attendance data, will be presented to each senior.  Career Passports are awarded to all Ohio Career Center program completers for the purpose of providing each student with a set of credentials that can be presented to an employer when seeking employment.

    Rick Bachman, Director of Career & Technical Education, is in charge of the ceremony.  Seven seniors will be assisting with the program - Jenae Kinsman (Archbold) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics, will be leading the Pledge of Allegiance with the assistance of the Military; Samuel Haley (Pettisville) Auto Collision Repair, Dakota Simonis (Fairview) Culinary Arts Management, and Audrey Honeck (Patrick Henry) Fire & Rescue, will be announcing student achievement activities.  Gabriella Rodriguez (Archbold) Cosmetology, Allie Nelson (Hicksville) Early Childhood Education, and Izack Badenhop (Patrick Henry) Business & Financial Services, were chosen as class speakers for the event.

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Preschool Graduation

Preschool Graduation

The seniors at Four County Career Center’s Early Childhood Education class recently held Preschool Graduation for children enrolled during the 2023-2024 school year.  The children performed favorite songs learned throughout the school year for parents and grandparents in attendance.

Shown above at the graduation are Preschoolers (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Aurelia Glore (Bryan); Jillian Beair (Helena); James Funchion (Defiance); Brynn Boyer (Wauseon); Carolyn Blue (Holgate); Cullen Sanders (Edgerton); Lawson Scarberry (Liberty Center); Boone Schroeder (Defiance); Sophia Beltz (Montpelier); Kohen Kossow (Ridgeville Corners); Oliver Berteau (Edon); Mark Helberg (Napoleon); (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Susan Myers, Early Childhood Education Instructor; Katelyn Metz, Preschool Aide; and Jennifer Hutchison, Educational Aide.

The Preschool Center is operated in association with the Early Childhood Education program for juniors and seniors as a part of their lab experience.

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2024 Senior Recognition Day Ceremony - Live on May 21 at 8:30 a.m.

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