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Kelsey Webb 

OHP hosts Dr. Earl Sloan reception

The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center’s students and staff had an opportunity to thank a vital supporter of the career center, The Sloan Foundation, during a celebration for the late Dr. Earl Sloan.

The annual event, which was held in the Sloan Inn on Wednesday afternoon, was attended by Sloan Trustees to hear students talk about preparing for career success with the equipment provided by the Sloan Foundation.

Student speakers included Jordan Erevia (Multimedia Marketing, Benjamin Logan), Jordan Craig (Professional Turf and Landscaping, Benjamin Logan) and Dixon Shapiro (Electronics Engineering, Marysville).

Electronics Engineering students, Dixon Shapiro, speaks to the Sloan Foundation.

Printing and Graphics students Zack Prater (Benjamin Logan) and Kayla Snyder (Marysville) showcased an augmented reality presentation to the trustees while Multimedia Marketing students Jordan Erevia and Andrew Felty (Benjamin Logan) produced a video showcasing multiple labs with advanced technology made possible by the Sloan Foundation.

Special guest, Ted Bunn, Managing Director at Atlantic Trust, spoke to staff and students saying, “Students allow the legacy of Dr. Earl Sloan to continue. They are the inspiration face to the work we do when we hear and watch students work with robots, programming and cutting-edge technology to have a leg-up in the workforce.”

Ted Bunn, Managing Director at Atlantic Trust, said students were "the inspiration face behind the work we do."

The support of the Trustees has pushed Ohio Hi-Point to the front lines of advanced technology; providing robots, programming, medical equipment, digital technology and much more to students who attend Ohio Hi-Point from 14 partner schools.

Dr. Earl Sloan, in his Last Will and Testament, established the Sloan Foundation in 1920. Sloan listed the Trustees to establish and maintain a school for teaching trade education to students in Logan County.

To date, the Sloan Foundation has given over seven million dollars to benefit students in Logan County.

Auto Collision instructor, Bob Newland, speaks to a member of the Sloan Foundation.


Kelsey Webb 

Adult Education students complete programs, honored at graduation ceremony

BELLEFONTAINE, Oh- Family and friends gathered at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center to celebrate the accomplishments of 36 Adult and Continuing Education students as they earned certificates from their respected programs during Tuesday evening’s graduation ceremony.

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Superintendent Jeff Price began the ceremony with words of congratulations for the graduates, and then emphasized the importance of learning.

“This is the beginning of a journey to lifelong learning,” remarked Price, “Use every resource available to continue learning. The world is constantly changing, and there is always something new to learn. Use those resources to move forward, to be more productive and more successful.”

Special guest, Jeff Gove, state ABLE director, followed Superintendent Price’s remarks saying, “You’re presence here is a testament to your tenacity and fortitude to create a stronger future. Your accomplishments not only impact you, but they impact your family and your community. You’re helping to build a strong future.”

Student speakers for the evening were Darren Lewis (ABLE G.E.D), Toni Eicher (Practical Nursing), Stacey Sheets (Practical Nursing) and Amanda South (Practical Nursing).

Students who successfully completed programs are:

ABLE G.E.D.- Darlene Caudill, Jennifer Elliott, Joshua Hillery, Jamie Kaiser, Darren Lewis, Rachel Loveless, Kaitlyn Manns, Michelle Sparks, Jazmin Vargas and Betty Young. An additional 28 students completed the program since December.

Practical Nursing- Susan Belville, Georgia Buckenroth, Alexandria Casey, Jessica Catalogna, Lindsay Cheney, Tracie Conn, Shelley Coy, Julie Crissinger, Sheila Eagy, Toni Eicher, Ginger Gibson, Shannah Hamiliton, Sara Hoffman, Tracey Landrum, Logan Martindale, Erin McCloud, Tyler Miller-Goecke, Jessica Mosley, Kara Nolan, Rachel Rapp, Stacey Sheets, Stacy Shelton, Ashley Smith, Amanda South, Karen Speert and Ana Vargas Young

Sharon Halter, President of the Ohio Hi-Point Alumni and Friends Association ended the night by naming Jamie Kaiser, ABLE GED graduate, and Jessica Mosley, Practical Nursing graduate as the recipients of the Alumni and Friends scholarship in the amount of $500 each.

The Ohio Hi-Point Nancy J. Knight School of Nursing will welcome one more group of students this summer, and then complete the transition into the partnership with Clark State. Classes will be offered through Clark State, but still take place on the Bellefontaine campus. The partnership allows students to earn college credit, while paying a lower tuition rate.

The Adult Basic and Literacy Education and GED program will complete the transition to Clark State at the end of June. To find ABLE class start dates and testing dates, visit


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