By JANET KEHRES
Daily Globe Correspondent
SHELBY - Numerous donations were accepted by the PCTC Board at it's February meeting this week.
A total of $1,200 in donations were received from Gorman Rupp, Adena Corporation in Mansfield, Bricklayers & Allied Craft workers Local #4 in Mansfield, J & F Construction & Development, Inc. in Bucyrus, and from Kirk Brothers Masonry, Inc. in Alvada, to be used in the Masonry Career Technical Program.
Other donations accepted was $500 from J & F Construction & Development, Inc., Bucyrus, to be used for educational supplies for the Crestline Satellite Industrial Technology class.
Monsanto Fund; America's Farmers Grow Communities Fund gave $2,500 to the Pioneer/Colonel Crawford High School Ag Program. This donation will be used to help get FFA members to events such as Farm Science Review, Ohio State FFA Convention, purchase material for PALS program and tours during the National FFA Convention.
Monte Tuck, Tuck Farms, Bloomville donated TIG welding rods valued at approximately $600. This will provide valuable hours of practice in both the high School and adult education welding career technical programs.
SkillsUSA Regional Competitions events recommended by Superintendent Greg Nickoli were approved for the following: Welding Student, Chandler Fletcher (Crestview), Collision Repair Student, Tina Sink (Lexington), Cosmetology Students Mikalyn Carroll (Colonel Crawford), Jade Allen Conn, (Crestline), Alley Lewis (Crestline), Alejandra Metcalf (Willard), Keyauna Spearman (Willard), and Erica Westfield (Lucas). Engineering Design Technology Student, Aaron Steward (Galion), Home Remodeling Student, Nolan Fraley, (Buckeye Central), Homeland Security Students, Brendan Damron (Galion), Madalyn Fullard (Willard), and Garrett Nedrow (Ontario). Industrial Electricity student, Mason Oyster (Plymouth), Media Communications student Emily Stevens (Crestview), Precision Machining Students Andrew Brause (Colonel Crawford), Brody Brubaker (Goal Digital) and Samuel Logan (Shelby).
ProsStart Invitational competition will include Jr. Culinary Arts students Ian Blevins (Northmor), Makenna Vermillion (Colonel Crawford), Ana Petro (Buckeye Central), and Cheyenne Shoup (Shelby).
Sr. Culinary Arts students Jenna Stigall (Madison) Renea King (Buckeye Central), Trevor Demski (Crestline), Hope Smith (Shelby), Amanda Warwick (Shelby), and Darian Adkins (Galion).
DECA State Conference students attending are Bucyrus Media Communications students: Clinton Carr, Gram Dick, MaryKate Heinle, Macy Hillman, Nic Horsley, Jacob Lambert, Alivia Lewis, Kenton Lutz, Jo Meta, Riley Moody, Shaina Orewiler, Conna Richardson and Brooklyn Spears.
FCCLA Regional Competition Crestline students attending are Leah Bruce, Cameron Brian, Desi Hunt, Erin McKenna, Rachel Weyant, Alec Sipes, Ivy Stewart, Desi Naveja, Brandon Shaffer, and Devon Reed.
BPA State Leadership Conference students attending are: Juniors-Andrew Buchanan (Shelby), Jonathan Finley (Lucas), Keaton Gross (Lexington), Andrew Johnson (Colonel Crawford), Zachary Leonhart (Colonel Crawford), Benjamin Miller (Lucas), Isaac Stewart (Northmor), William Strohminger (Lexington), Adam Zeger (Galion) – Seniors-Brent Booker (Ontario), Jacob Edwards (Lucas), Ethan Elliott (Plymouth), Brandon Hall (Ontario), Bryce hall (Lucas), Jeffrey Howell (Ontario), Noah Hunt (Crestline), Alex Loney (Shelby), Matthew Markijohn (Willard), Christopher Poland (Colonel Crawford), Ryan Schroemer (Ontario), Connor Schultz (Buckeye Central), Ethan Tharp (Crestline), William Weaver (Wynford), and Triston White (Shelby).
Web Page Design students attending the conference are: Juniors-Kristin Douglas (Crestview), Alexander Haynes (Willard), Cade Hooper (Wynford), Damien Workman (Madison). Seniors-Joe Dye (Buckeye Central), Caleb Hacker (BC), Hannah Hawkins (Shelby), and Chris Landon (Northmor).
Nickoli stated PCTC had approximately 1,380 students visit during Sophomore Days during February. PCTC has received approximately 611 applications for next year and will continue to get applications throughout the school year.
PCTC has used five weather calamity days, one calamity day with on-line assignments, and five delays this school year. It was noted they are still within the limit of state required hours.
Nicoli addressed the situation that occurred regarding the bomb scare. He said the faculty, students and several police departments were extremely efficient on the event. Praise was given to the students for their mature way of handling the situation. The home schools were very cooperative as was the K9 units from Kent State, Bowling Green, and local units. A lot was learned, but the hope is that they would not have it happen again.
Nickoli reported the Industrial Electricity Program will be recognized as an outstanding program at the Spring Conference of the Central Region of the Ohio School Boards Association.
Also being awarded an “Award of Achievement” from the Ohio School Boards Association will be Mary Dixon (Mid-Ohio ESC and PCTC) and Dennis Long (Galion CSD and PCTC). The achievement award goes to board members who have demonstrated dedication to self-improvement service to the association and work on behalf of the their board.
Treasurer Linda Schumacher gave the Treasurer's Report stating the Jefferson Health Plan is still fluctuating this year. A new program has been offered from Medical Mutual. It is called Express Care on-line. This program would give the subscriber the ability to talk to a medical person regarding minor problems such as a cold, flu, etc. This would help by not waiting in a doctor’s office to talk to someone when someone is ill. Another investment came due and was rolled over receiving better interest.
Mary Jean Theaker gave the student achievement report. Bethany West, a junior, enrolled in the Health Assistant Program was chosen as one of the students of the month for January. She is from Ontario, and plans to attend Ashland University to pursue a degree in nursing. The other student chosen was Dylan Hareford, a senior, enrolled in the Webpage Design Program. He is from Shelby. He plans to attend North Central State College next year.
February students of the month are Spencer Low (Lexington) and Katlyn Stull (Crestline). Low is enrolled in the Industrial Electricity program at Pioneer and is a junior. He is a member of the National Honor Society and intends to pursue becoming a Journeyman Electrician working in commercial/industrial environments.
Stull is a senior and also a National Honor Society member. She will be attending North Central State College to get her RN degree. She then hopes to further her education with a masters degree specializing in Forensic Nursing.
Gram Dick and Riley Moody (Bucyrus) placed first in DECA Competition recently in the Business Law and Ethics Team Event.
The annual Ralph Phillips Business Partner of the Year was approved. The dinner will be held on Wednesday, March 14th.
Douglas Theaker was reappointed to the Richland County Tax Incentive Review Council for 2018.
Nolan Fraley, Home Remodeling (BC), and Zach Frey, Homeland Security (Lucas) gave senior projects presentations.
PCTC Board of Education meets the third Monday of each month at 7 pm in the boardroom.