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Ohio Hi-Point honors class of 2014 at convocation ceremony

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BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio- The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center honored 203 high school seniors during the annual convocation ceremonies Wednesday evening.

The ceremony, which celebrates students who completed the career-technical programs from OHP’s 14 partner school districts, was held at the Bellefontaine High School.

“We congratulate you and celebrate with you,” remarked Superintendent Jeff Price, “but never forget about the process of getting where you are tonight. If you continue to take pride in what you’re doing and always remember what it took to accomplish your goals, you will continue passing life tests with flying colors.”

Angela Burton (Indian Lake), Kiersten Daum (Bellefontaine) and Eleanor Skinner (Marysville) conducted the ceremony with the introduction of guests.

The student speakers for convocation were David Conner (Bellefontaine), Shelby McMann (Indian Lake), Carrissa Magnuson (West Liberty-Salem), Jennifer Propst (Marysville) and Nicholas Davis (West Liberty-Salem).


Magnuson addressed her fellow classmates saying, “We have been presented with the opportunities to excel in our communities, in our state and in our nation. Our lives have changed for the better and we’ve impacted the lives of others through our work.”

Davis addressed the crowd in his speech saying, “Even with our separate paths, all paths converge at one point or another. The two hundred of us were lucky enough to cross path at the same time, spending the last two years here at Hi-Point. It’s been an honor and privilege to walk the halls with you.”

Superintendent Jeff Price; Shelly Swaney, high school director; and Lynne Hall, guidance counselor, also spoke during the ceremony.

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

Dustin Wooten (West Liberty-Salem) and Blake Johnston (Indian Lake), both completing the Health Technology program, received the Best of Class designation.


Over $382,000 in scholarships, an Ohio Hi-Point record, was awarded to members of the class of 2014.

Kelsey Webb 

Graham Students among top business students in the country

ST. PARIS- Two students enrolled in Ohio Hi-Point’s High School of Business program at Graham High School scored among the top business students nationwide on rigorous exams to test their business knowledge.

The exams are part of the national accelerated business administration program. Approximately 4,000 students from across the nation participated in the High School of Business program during the 2012-13 school year.

Receiving top scores were: Lydia Curtis, placing first on the Principles of Management exam, and Allen St. Myers, placing second on the Leadership exam.

Lydia Curtis

“The end-of-course assessments are tough,” commented Debbie Wortman, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center satellite director, “It is quite an achievement for Allen and Lydia to have ranked at the top amongst all students in the nation.”

Superintendent Jeff Price echoed the sentiments saying, “Ohio Hi-Point is extremely proud of the performance of Allen and Lydia. We congratulate them both.”

Allen St. Myers

The series is offered at Graham High School as an Ohio Hi-Point Career Center satellite program.

“The High School of Business program is just one example of the many career-technical opportunities created for students through partnerships with schools in our district,” finished Price.

Students participating in the High School of Business program complete real, hands-on business projects through a series of six courses. The program also includes observational internships and opportunities to earn college credit.

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