The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center hosted the annual Sloan reception in celebration of the late Dr. Earl Sloan on Wednesday afternoon in the Sloan Inn. The event was an opportunity for students and staff to thank the Sloan Trustees for the vital support given to the career center.
“Dr. Sloan would be proud of where career-technical education is,” remarked Superintendent Dr. Rick Smith, “it’s exciting to be with the students in their labs and see them working towards their dreams with the latest and greatest industry equipment. The district is appreciative of the Sloan Foundation for all they do to help us connect students to success.”
During the celebration, students shared about preparing for career success with the help of the equipment provided by the Sloan Foundation.
Student speakers included Alexa Klingler, Faith Warner and Taylor Tinsely from the Printing and Graphic Arts program, David Kritzler from the Outdoor Careers program, Dakota Roby, an Allied Health and Nursing student, Ashley Colvin from Diesel Technology, and Dalton Instine, an Automotive Academy student.
Dakota Roby shared her story with the trustees saying, “The education I’ve received at Ohio Hi-Point has been amazing. I’m thankful for the opportunity to have a jump-start on my education and thanks to the Sloan Foundation I work with top-of-the line equipment that prepares me for my successful future in healthcare.”
The Printing and Graphic Arts students presented a video showing the student working with the latest technology and industry equipment in lab made possible through the Sloan Foundation.
“Without the foundation’s support, this type of learning would never be possible,” said the students.
The support of the Trustees has pushed Ohio Hi-Point to the front lines of advanced technology; providing robots, welding technology, programming, medical equipment, digital technology and much more to students who attend the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center from the district’s 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. The Sloan Trustees are Harold Marker, Tom Simon, Chuck Earick, Sandy Aler and Ted Bunn.
Bunn, Managing Director at Atlantic Trust, spoke to staff and students saying, “Dr. Early Sloan left a legacy and it’s apparent that legacy is alive and well at Ohio Hi-Point. There’s a spirit of community at the career center. It’s something special for students to share their stories and have students and staff come together to acknowledge the opportunity available in this community.”
To date, the Sloan Foundation has given over seven million dollars to benefit students in Logan County.