Kelsey Webb 

OHPCC Class of 2016 earns nearly $500,000 in scholarship monies

The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center honored 230 high school seniors during the annual convocation ceremony Wednesday evening.

The ceremony, which celebrates students from Ohio Hi-Point’s 14 partner school districts who complete Ohio Hi-Point’s career-technical programs, was held outside just below Campbell Hill at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center in Bellefontaine.

Hannah Contalee, a Cosmetology graduate from Marysville High School, received the Best of Class designation.

Best in Class, Hannah Contalee, Cosmetology (Marysville)

Nearly $500,000 in scholarship monies was awarded to members of the class of 2016. The following seniors received scholarships:

  • Brett Rappold (Riverside), Allied Health and Nursing, received the Sloan Trustees Scholarship in the amount of $4,000
  • Devin Jacobs (Indian Lake), Electronics Engineering, and Victoria Ortiz (Indian Lake), Animal Management, received the Ohio Hi-Point Board of Education Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 and $500, respectively
  • Alexa Arms (Marysville), Allied Health and Nursing; Alec Finch (Graham), Automotive Collision; Mykaila Daniels (Urbana), Animal Management; and Sierra Spires (Marysville), Culinary Arts, each received $500 Ohio Hi-Point Staff Scholarships
  • Brandon Asbury (Kenton), Animal Management, received the Ohio Hi-Point Judy Gratz Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000
  • Aisha Patrick (Benjamin Logan), Allied Health & Nursing, received the Ohio Northern University Dean’s Scholarship in the amount of $64,000
  • Taylor Tinsley (Indian Lake), Printing and Graphic Arts, received a Columbus College of Art and Design Presidential Scholarship in the amount of the $70,200
  • Katleen Wampler (Bellefontaine), Multimedia Marketing, received a Columbus College of Art and Design Presidential Scholarship in the amount of the $50,000
  • Selena Greenawalt (Bellefontaine), Animal Management, received the Lake Erie College Dean’s Scholarship in the amount of $48,000
  • Zacharie Cantrell (Marysville), Electronics Engineering, received the University of Dayton Father Chaminade & Study Abroad Scholarship in the amount of $44,100
  • Brandon Asbury and Trentin Adams (Kenton), Animal Management, both received a Mount St. Joseph Merit Award in the amount of $36,000
  • Alexa Arms (Marysville), Allied Health & Nursing, received the Marion Technical College Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $11,075
  • Ella Livingston (Marysville), Allied Health and Nursing, received the Clark State Trustees Scholarship in the amount of $8,500
  • Cassandra Ferguson (Urbana), Multimedia Marketing, received the Bowling Green Merit Scholarship in the amount of $8,000
  • Meyghan Crates (Ridgemont), Allied Health and Nursing, received the Bowling Green State University Freshman Scholarship in the amount of $3,50
  • Benjamin Little (Waynesfield-Goshen), Multimedia Marketing, received the 664th AC&W Squadron Reunion Scholarship in the amount of $1,000

Benjamin Little

  • Sierra Spires (Marysville), Culinary Arts, received the Sullivan University Dean’s Scholarship in the amount of $7,000
  • Austin Kragh (Triad), Electronics Engineering, and Brett Rappold (Riverside), Allied Health and Nursing, each received a Shawnee State Scholarship in the amount of $6,000
  • Roy Ingles (Graham), Diesel Technology, received the Lincoln Technical College Scholarship in the amount of $6,500
  • Michelle Massie (Urbana), Allied Health and Nursing; Ella Livingston (Marysville), Allied Health and Nursing; Tara Deardurff (Benjamin Logan), Cosmetology; Sadrian Garver (Graham), Allied Health and Nursing; and Janessa Queen (Bellefontaine), Allied Health and Nursing, received Clark State Tech Prep Scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each
  • Tyler Aldo (Bellefontaine), Electronics Engineering; Joshua Bosley (Indian Lake), Electronics Engineering; Paige Butler (Benjamin Logan), Allied Health and Nursing; Chase Howell (Marysville), Welding and Fabrication; Alexa Klingler (Riverside), Printing and Graphic Arts; Benjamin Little (Waynesfield-Goshen), Multimedia Marketing; Cera Markley (Bellefontaine), Multimedia Marketing; and Austin Pence (Indian Lake), Electronics Engineering, received Rhodes State Tech Prep Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each
  • Jordan Bacon (Graham), Desiree Caster (Waynesfield-Goshen), Liam Smith (Graham) and Sierra Spires (Marysville), all Culinary Arts students, received Sinclair Community College Tech Prep Scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each
  • Kody Gibson (Graham), Diesel Technology; Jayson Carey (Upper Scioto Valley), Diesel Technology; Jason Johann (Benjamin Logan), Multimedia Marketing; and Collin Lowe (Waynesfield-Goshen), Automotive Technology, received University of Northwestern Ohio Tech Prep Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each
  • Cera Markley (Bellefontaine), Multimedia Marketing, received the Rhodes State Rhodes to Success Scholarship in the amount of $1,500
  • Emily Carl (Upper Scioto Valley), Culinary Arts, received the Imagine America Scholarship in the amount of $1,000
  • Tara Deardurff (Benjamin Logan), Cosmetology, received the Mary Rutan Foundation Dwight Spencer Medical Scholarship in the amount of $1,000
  • Alexa Arms (Marysville), Allied Health and Nursing, received the Red Cross Drive to Serve Scholarship in the amount of $750
  • Mykaila Daniels (Urbana), Animal Management, received the Bellefontaine Lions Scholarship in the amount of $500
  • Mykaela Jumper (Urbana), Cosmetology, received the Anita Kaufmann Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $500
  • Meyghan Crates (Ridgemont), Allied Health and Nursing, received the Quest Federal Credit Union Scholarship in the amount of $500
To see photos from Senior Breakfast, where many of the scholarships were announced, click here.
Kelsey Webb 

Ohio Hi-Point honors class of 2016 at convocation ceremony

The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center honored 230 high school seniors during the annual convocation ceremony Wednesday evening.

The ceremony, which celebrates students from Ohio Hi-Point’s 14 partner school districts who complete Ohio Hi-Point’s career-technical programs, was held outside just below Campbell Hill at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center in Bellefontaine.

The Students of the Months led the walk down the hill for Convocation.

Superintendent Dr. Rick Smith congratulated the seniors and gave a few words of advice saying, “Partake in honest reflection. Continue to work on your skills and your craft to be better each and every day. Honest reflection will help you continue on your path to success.”

Dr. Smith also encouraged students to know who they are and be themselves. “We expect great things out of the class of 2016,” finished Dr. Smith, “achieve greatness by staying true to yourself.”

The ceremony was led by the Ohio Hi-Point Students of the Months.

Dylan Jackson (Triad), K.C. Jones (Triad) and Matt Burchett (Graham) led the procession carrying the flags while Mykaila Daniels (Urbana) and Xena Quintanilla (Indian Lake) led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Janessa Queen (Bellefontaine), Meyghan Crates (Ridgemont), Faith Warner (Riverside), Katelyn Maynard (Marysville) and Ella Livingston (Marysville) conducted the ceremony with the introduction of guests.

The Ohio Hi-Point Vocal Group, Elements of Harmony, also performed during the ceremony.

The student speakers for convocation were Alec Finch (Graham), Taylor Tinsley (Indian Lake), Liam Smith (Graham) and Brett Rappold (Riverside).

Alec Finch encouraged his classmates to, “Be leaders. We are prepared to handle great responsibilities as we pursue our careers.”

Taylor Tinsley addressed her fellow classmates saying, “Be proud of yourselves, but leave here knowing this isn’t the end of your story. Let’s show the world what we can do.”

Liam Smith, Culinary Arts, Graham

“We at Ohio Hi-Point chose a different path,” said Liam Smith, “We chose to pursue a career- to find something we’re passionate about- and better our possibilities for our future. You will always have the knowledge and skills from Ohio Hi-Point for your next step. Whether you immediately enter the workforce, attend college or enlist in the military be proud of what we’ve accomplished together at Ohio Hi-Point.”

Brett Rappold, AHN, Riverside

The evening’s final student speaker, Brett Rappold, addressed his peers saying, “Ohio Hi-Point and career-tech is changing how education is taught. We are motivated and driven to learn because we experience real-world learning situations. Our education was more than textbooks and four-wall classrooms. Others may pursue their dreams another day, but not us, because we’ve been building our foundation for what we want our success to look like since the first day of classes at OHP.

The teachers and staff do tremendous work to prepare us for our next step. Career Technical Education gets a bad rap for what it was years ago. Let’s change that stigma for good. Congratulations, class of 2016!”

Lou Vito, president of WPKO/WBLL in Bellefontaine, announced the names of each student to receive senior certificates from career-technical instructors.

Hannah Contalee, a Cosmetology graduate from Marysville High School, received the Best of Class designation.

Nearly $500,000 in scholarship monies was awarded to members of the class of 2016. To see photos from the convocation ceremony, click here. 

After the ceremony

 

Receiving certificates of completion

 

 

 

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