Staff Years of Service Awards

The 2017 Staff Service Awards were presented at the End of the Year Staff Meeting.

 

5 Years of Service

Five Years of Service: Eliza Gentkowski, Carrie Heimlich and Jennie Rinnert with Superintendent Chuck Speelman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 10 years of Service

10 Years of Service: Amy Hansen, Julie Myers and Superintendent Chuck Speelman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Hickman, 15 years of Service

15 years of Service: Larry Hickman and Dee Dee Farmer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lori Burkhart 25 yaers of service

25 Years of Service: Lori Burkhart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ritch Ramey, 30 years of service

30 Years of Service: Ritch Ramey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retiring staff: Barb Bell, 31 years; Laura Wixtead, 30 years; Cindy Salyer, 23 years; Maria Augustin, 19 years; Toni Kimberling, 18 years; Ted Davis, 17 years; Steve Lawrence, 14 years; Pam Collins, 12 years; Cindy Binns, 9 years.

2017 HS Retirees

2017 HS Retirees

Ted Davis 2017 Retiree

Ted Davis 2017 Retiree

TriRivers RAMTEC Summer Vex Camps

Tri-Rivers/RAMTEC Summer Vex Camps Almost Full

The 2017 Tri-Rivers/RAMTEC Summer Vex Robotics Camps—an Advanced one for 8-12th grade students, and a Beginners one for 6-12th grade students is set for June 5-7, 2017. Then June 8 and 9 there will be a Vex IQ Camp for students entering grades 4-7.

Both camps will be held at RAMTEC, on the Tri-Rivers Career Center Campus, 2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd., Marion, OH 43302. For more information call Ritch Ramey 740-360-8156.

For registration form and agenda for the June 5-7 Advanced Vex Summer Camp

ADVANCED NOW CLOSED! Please Apply Next Year.

(Grades 8-12), click on link: Vex Robotics Advanced Camp 2017

Safety, Terminology, Tools & Software, Review Robot Construction, Programming; Build & Compete in Robot Challenge; Review Gearing, Torgue, Engineering Notebook & Programming; Review Sensors, Pneumatics, Compete is Robot Skills Contest, and more! Lunch and T-shirt provided.

For registration form and agenda for the June 5-7 Basics Vex Summer Camp (Grades 6-12), click on link:

 

Vex Robotics Basics Camp 2017
BASICS NOW CLOSED! Please Apply Next Year.
Students plan, design and redesign 2018 Vex Robot, start working on Engineering Notebook. Lunch and T-shirt provided.

 

For registration form and agenda for the June 8-9 Tri-Rivers RAMTEC Vex IQ Robotics Camp (grades 4-7) click on link: Vex IQ Camp  2017
ONLY A FEW VEX IQ OPENINGS LEFT. ENROLL TODAY!!

 

Mail your completed forms with registration fees to Mr. Ramey.

For news and updates visit the RAMTEC Vex Robotics League website.

For more information contact:
Ritch Ramey
RAMTEC  Coordinator
Tri-Rivers Career Center
2222 Marion-Mt.Gilead Road
Marion, Ohio 43302
740-389-8539

Senior Program and flowers

Senior Recognition 2017 honors grads

Tri-Rivers recognized and celebrated the hard work of our Seniors to accomplish their many diverse goals at the 2017 Senior Recognition held at the historic Palace Theatre in downtown Marion Thursday, May 18.

Photo of seniors receiving principal's awards at Palace Theatre.

Seniors receiving principal’s awards at Palace Theatre.

This year, 35 percent of our students have already been accepted into employment and/or apprenticeships related to their programs. Forty-seven percent have been accepted to continue their education through two and four year colleges and  universities with thousands of dollars in scholarships. And 18 percent or our young men and women have enlisted in the different branches of the United States military.

The Principal’s Awards for Career -Technical Excellence by Program (Photo above):
• Zach Madison—Ag & Industrial Power
• Dylan Cooper—Advanced Machining
• Colton Curry—Automotive Technology
• Blake Ray—Computer Networking Electronics Technologies
• Syrena Rodriguez—Cosmetology
• Caroline Mann—Criminal Justice
• Ashley Steurer—Culinary Arts
• Genevieve Loyer—Digital Media & Entertainment
• Austin Rose—Engineering Technologies
• Chelsie Brenzo—Healthcare Professions (Health Careers Academy)
• Kayla James—Hospitality
• Sabrina Rawlins—Veterinary Science
• Dakota Crum—Welding

The Outstanding Academic Department Award Recipients

Ben Ackerman—Social Studies

 

Brooke Whitaker—English

 

Kayla James—Math

 

Sydney Hanshaw—Science

 

 

Congratulations to Tri-Rivers Seniors!! Listed below by program.

AG & INDUSTRIAL POWER TECHNOLOGY
Brian Benner – Highland
• Certificate of Achievement
• Academic Award of Excellence
• Award of Distinction
• National Technical Honor Society
• Ambassador
• Recipient of the Bill & Shelby Guthery Memorial Scholarship -$250
• Accepted to Marion Technical College

Alex Bennett – North Union
• Certificate of Mastery

Nathan Bowdle – Pleasant
• Certificate of Achievement

Alex Buckner – Elgin
• Certificate of Participation

Austyn Carter – River Valley
• Certificate of Achievement

Jordan Coleman – Elgin
• Certificate of Participation

Newton Cunningham – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Participation

Gregory Gullett – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Participation

Jessica Hartman – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement
• Ambassador

Zachary Madison – North Union
• Certificate of Mastery
• National Technical Honor Society
• Ambassador

Timothy Mitchell – Pleasant
• Certificate of Participation

Cody Smith – Highland
• Certificate of Participation

Dylan Smith – Highland
• Certificate of Participation

Evan Stowe – Ridgedale
• Certificate of Participation

Curtis Tyler – Mount Gilead
• Certificate of Participation

ADVANCED MACHINING
Dylan Cooper – Ridgedale
• Certificate of Participation
• Award of Distinction

Joshua Mack – Home Schooled
• Certificate of Participation

Taylor McGee – Cardington
• Certificate of Participation

Montana Rosales – River Valley
• Certificate of Participation

Christian Webb – Mount Gilead
• Certificate of Participation

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Brock Ballinger – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement

Colton Curry – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Mastery
• Award of Distinction
• Earned ASE Student Certification in:
– Maintenance and Light Repair
– Automobile Service Technology
– Heating and Air Conditioning
– Manual Drive Train and Axles
– Automatic Transmission and Transaxle
– Engine Repair
– Engine Performance
– Electrical and Electronic Systems
– Brakes
– Steering and Suspension
– Accepted to University of Northwestern Ohio

Austin Depriest – Pleasant
• Certificate of Achievement
• Earned ASE Student Certification in:
– Maintenance and Light Repair
– Automobile Service Technology
– Heating and Air Conditioning
– Automatic Transmission and Transaxle

Brandon Freeman – Mount Gilead
• Certificate of Participation

Jordyn Gary – Pleasant
• Certificate of Achievement
• Earned ASE Student Certification in:
– Maintenance and Light Repair
– Automobile Service Technology
– Heating and Air Conditioning
– Manual Drive Train and Axles
– Automatic Transmission and Transaxle
– Engine Repair
– Engine Performance
– Electrical and Electronic Systems
– Brakes
– Steering and Suspension

Shawn Geckle – Pleasant
– Certificate of Achievement
– Earned ASE Student Certification in:
– Maintenance and Light Repair
– Automobile Service Technology
– Engine Repair
– Brakes
-• Steering and Suspension

Macey Hamilton – North Union
• Certificate of Achievement
• Earned ASE Student Certification in:
– Maintenance and Light Repair
– Automobile Service Technology
– Engine Repair
– Electrical and Electronic Systems
– Brakes
– Steering and Suspension
– Award of Distinction
– National Technical Honor Society

Nathan Hoffman – River Valley
• Certificate of Participation
• Earned ASE Student Certification in:
– Maintenance and Light Repair
– Automobile Service Technology
– Heating and Air Conditioning
– Manual Drive Train and Axles
– Engine Repair
– Engine Performance
– Electrical and Electronic Systems
– Brakes
– Steering and Suspension
– Automatic Transmission and Transaxle

Tyler Huff – Highland
• Certificate of Achievement
• Earned ASE Student Certification in:
– Maintenance and Light Repair
– Automobile Service Technology
– Heating and Air Conditioning
– Manual Drive Train and Axles
– Engine Repair
– Engine Performance
– Electrical and Electronic Systems
– Brakes
– Automatic Transmission and Transaxle

Timothy Kamphowe – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement
• Earned ASE Student Certification in:
– Maintenance and Light Repair
– Steering and Suspension
– Accepted to University of Northwestern Ohio

Dillan King – Ridgedale
• Certificate of Achievement
• Earned ASE Student Certification in:
– Engine Repair

Tyler Kirk – Elgin
• Certificate of Achievement
• Earned ASE Student Certification in:
– Maintenance and Light Repair
– Steering and Suspension

Devin Kreitzer – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement
• Earned ASE Student Certification in:
– Maintenance and Light Repair

Drake McCallen – Mount Gilead
• Certificate of Achievement
• Earned ASE Student Certification in:
– Brakes
• Accepted to University of Northwestern Ohio

Noah Still – River Valley
• Certificate of Participation

Elizabeth Trudeau – River Valley
• Certificate of Participation
• Earned ASE Student Certification in:
– Brakes
• Accepted to Marion Technical College

COMPUTER NETWORKING ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGIES
Devan Bale – Marion Hardimg
• Certificate of Achievement

Nicholas Conley – River Valley
• Certificate of Participation

Jonah Edler – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement
• Accepted to Marion Technical College

Jacob Fitch – River Valley
• Certificate of Mastery

Eric Gill – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Participation

Ken-Tre Hickman – Cardington
• Certificate of Achievement

Cynthia Hill – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement
• Recipient of the Hiram Masonic Lodge 18 – $3000 annually for four years

Dylan Houk – River Valley
• Certificate of Mastery

Caleb Parks – River Valley
• Certificate of Achievement
• Enlisted in the United States Navy

Blake Ray – River Valley
• Certificate of Mastery

Savannah Stephens – River Valley
• Certificate of Mastery
• Award of Distinction

Kendall Thompson – Highland
• Certificate of Achievement

Franklyn Turner – River Valley
• Certificate of Participation

Cullen Wilson – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Participation

COSMETOLOGY
Lauren Bailey – River Valley
• Certificate of Achievement

Annmarie Belden – Mount Gilead
• Certificate of Achievement

Kayley Coleman – Marion Hardig
• Certificate of Achievement
• Ambassador

Kaylee Combs – River Valley
• Certificate of Mastery

Kayla Dietsch – River Valley
• Certificate of Mastery

Alexis Goers – Cardington
• Certificate of Mastery

Amber Hornbeck – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Mastery
• Award of Distinction
• National Technical Honor Society

August Jackson – Elgin
• Certificate of Mastery

Mercedes Kamposh – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement

Molly Kelson – TRECA
• Certificate of Achievement

Nicole Norris – River Valley
• Certificate of Achievement

Jackie Pendleton – Elgin
• Certificate of Achievement

Taylor Ramoneda – Cardington
• Certificate of Achievement
• Ambassador

Syrena Rodriguez – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Mastery
• Recipient of the Burroughs Nature Scholarship – $500
• Accepted to University of Cincinnati

Tieraney Sharp – Highland
• Certificate of Mastery

CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Benjamin Ackerman – River Valley
• Certificate of Achievement

Justin Baker – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Participation

Zachary Burkey – Cardington
• Certificate of Achievement
• Accepted to North Central State College

Dustin Collins – River Valley
• Certificate of Participation

Austin Crowe – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Participation

Caroline Manns – River Valley
• Certificate of Mastery
• Academic Award of Excellence
• National Technical Honor Society
• Enlisted in the United States Marine Corp

Herbert Oney – Elgin
• Certificate of Mastery
• National Technical honor Society
• Enlisted in the United States Army

Jeffrey Young – Upper Sandusky
• Certificate of Mastery
• Award of Distinction
• National Technical Honor Society
• Ambassador
• Recipient of the Tri-Rivers Education Association Scholarship -$500
• Recipient of the Multi-County Job Fair Scholarship – $500
• Recipient of Marion Technical College Foundation Scholarship -$4231

CULINARY ARTS
Amy Baer – Mount Gilead
• Certificate of Achievement

Hallie Barron – North Union
• Certificate of Participation

Shelby Brown – Ridgedale
• Certificate of Achievement

Abigail Bunker – Mount Gilead
• Certificate of Achievement
• Accepted to the Apprenticeship Program at Project Search

Jerimiah Horner – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Participation
• ServSafe Certification

Mason Lanum – Cardington
• Certificate of Achievement

Kayla Leeper – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement

Hayley Manley – Elgin
• Certificate of Participation

Heather Mathews – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Participation

Britney Medley – Ridgedale
• Certificate of Achievement
• ServSafe Certification
• Recipient of the Culinary Arts Scholarship – $500

Jonathan Parks – Elgin
• Certificate of Achievement

Kenneth Price – Mount Gilead
• Certificate of Achievement

Cassandra Shuck – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Mastery
• Academic Award of Excellence
• Award of Distinction
• National Technical Honor Society
• ServSafe Certification
• Ambassador

Cody Snare – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement
• ServSafe Certification
• Recipient of the James Harris Scholarship – $500
• Accepted to Sullivan University

Ashley Steurer – Ridgedale
• Certificate of Achievement
• ServSafe Certification

Boe Willis – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Participation
• Enlisted in the United States Navy

Star Wilson – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement

Aaron Zamer – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Participation

DIGITAL MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT
Marisa Davis – Ridgedale
• Certificate of Participation
• Adobe Certifications in Photoshop, Illustrator and PremierePro

Daved Demery – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement
• Adobe Certifications in Photoshop, Illustrator
• Accepted to Bradford School

Christopher Duncan – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Participation
• Adobe Certification in Illustrator

Daysia Elliott – Mount Gilead
• Certificate of Participation
• Adobe Certification in Illustrator

Tyler Foy – River Valley
• Certificate of Participation
• Adobe Certification in Illustrator

Christian French – River Valley
• Certificate of Achievement
• Adobe Certifications in Photoshop, Illustrator, PremierePro and InDesign

Jordain Jennings – Mount Gilead
• Certificate of Participation

Korrina Koeppel – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Participation
• Adobe Certification in Illustrator

Genevieve Loyer – River Valley
• Certificate of Achievement
• National Technical Honor Society
• Adobe Certifications in Photoshop, Illustrator, PremierePro and InDesign

Lindsay McQueen – Cardington
• Certificate of Achievement
• Academic Award of Excellence
• Award of Distinction
• Adobe Certifications in Photshop and Illustrator
• National Technical Honor Society

Anita Merrill – River Valley
• Certificate of Achievement
• Adobe Certifications in Photoshop, Illustrator and PremierePro

Chance Mories – Ridgedale
• Certificate of Participation

Jason Oney – Elgin
• Certificate of Achievement
• Adobe Certifications in Photoshop, Illustrator and PremierePro

Tyler Rice – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement
• Award of Distinction
• Adobe Certifications in Photoshop, Illustrator, PremierePro and InDesign
• Recipient of the Tri-Rivers Alumni Association
Scholarship – $100

Cheyenne Simon – Cardington
• Certificate of Achievement
• Adobe Certifications in Photoshop, Illustrator and PremierePro

Delaney Snyder – Cardington
• Certificate of Participation
• Adobe Certification in Illustrator

Rebecca Vaught – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement
• Adobe Certification in Illustrator
• Accepted to the School of Advertising Art

Billie Wells – Highland
• Certificate of Participation
• Adobe Certification in Illustrator

Austin Wilson – Cardington
• Certificate of Participation
• Adobe Certification in Illustrator

Amanda Young – River Valley
• Certificate of Participation
• Adobe Certifications in Photoshop, Illustrator, PremierePro and InDesign

Abigail Zaler – Elgin
• Certificate of Achievement
• Adobe Certification in Illustrator

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES
Ryan Byrd – River Valley
• Certificate of Participation

Matthew Craig – Cardington
• Certificate of Achievement
• Award of Distinction

Kiestyn Graber – Elgin
• Certificate of Achievement

Demetri Hernandez – Pleasant
• Certificate of Achievement
• Recipient of the SME Education Foundation Honda – $2500
• Accepted into the Whirlpool Maintenance Engineering Summer Co-op Program

Samuel Hostetter – Pleasant
• Certificate of Achievement

Eric Jankowski – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement
• National Technical Honor Society
• Accepted to the Ohio State University, Marion Campus

Nicholas Lehner – Pleasant
• Certificate of Achievement
• Accepted into the Whirlpool Maintenance Engineering Summer Co-op Program

Thomas Poorman – River Valley
• Certificate of Achievement
• Accepted into the Whirlpool Maintenance Engineering Summer Co-op Program

Austin Rose – River Valley
• Certificate of Achievement
• National Technical Honor Society
• Ambassador

Quinton Sayre – Elgin
• Certificate of Achievement
• National Technical Honor Society
• Accepted into the Whirlpool Maintenance Engineering Summer Co-op Program
• Accepted into the Whirlpool Maintenance Engineering Summer Co-op Program

Preston Smith – Pleasant
• Certificate of Achievement

Kaleb Taylor – Elgin
• Certificate of Achievement
• Accepted into the Whirlpool Maintenance Engineering Summer Co-op Program

Corey Vassel – Ridgedale
• Certificate of Achievement
• National Technical Honor Society
• Ambassador
• Accepted into the Whirlpool Maintenance Engineering Summer Co-op Program

HEALTH CAREERS ACADEMY-HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS
Mykenzie Abrams – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement

Emilee Belcher – Ridgedale
• Certificate of Participation

Jeannie Blevins – Elgin
• Certificate of Mastery

Hannah Bogard – River Valley
• Certificate of Mastery
• National Technical Honor Society

Chelsie Brenzo – Ridgedale
• Certificate of Mastery
• National Technical Honor Society
• Ambassador
• Recipient of the TRCC Board of Education Scholarship – $200
• Accepted to Youngstown State University

Kaila Broadwater – Mount Gilead
• Certificate of Mastery
• National Technical Honor Society
• Recipient of the Marion Technical College President’s Scholarship – $1500

Jace Chevalier – River Valley
• Certificate of Participation

Ivy Clarke – Ridgedale
• Certificate of Achievement

Payten Cover – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement

Michaela Engwall – Pleasant
• Certificate of Achievement

Cheyeanne Glover – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement

Kayla Lavender – Mount Gilead
• Certificate of Achievement

Kaylie Lowrie – Cardington
• Certificate of Mastery
• National Technical Honor Society

Sabrina Sandy – North Union
• Certificate of Mastery
• Award of Distinction
• National Technical Honor Society
• Ambassador
• Enlisted in the United States Navy

Courtney Spring – River Valley
• Certificate of Participation
• National Technical Honor Society
• Recipient of the Multi-County Job Fair Scholarship – $500
• Recipient of the Tri-Rivers Career Center Scholarship – $350
• Accepted to Marion Technical College

Amanda Starcher – North Union
• Certificate of Achievement

Shelby Troyer – Cardington
• Certificate of Achievement
• Award of Distinction
• National Technical Honor Society
• Ambassador
• Accepted to Columbus State Community College

Kelsey Weaver – Ridgedale
• Certificate of Achievement

Allyene Workman – Ridgedale
•Certificate of Participation

HOSPITALITY
Makayla Chandler – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement

Caleb Hammond – River Valley
• Certificate of Achievement

Kayla James – Pleasant
• Certificate of Mastery
• Award of Distinction
• National Technical Honor Society
• Ambassador

Daniel Jones – River Valley
• Certificate of Achievement

Jerry Morris – River Valley
• Certificate of Achievement

Samantha Mosley – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement

VETERINARY SCIENCE
Ashton Cloud – Pleasant
• Certificate of Participation
• National Technical Honor Society

Hannah Devore – River Valley
• Certificate of Achievement

Lindsay Gay-Cobb – Elgin
• Certificate of Participation

Sydney Hanshaw – Cardington
• Certificate of Achievement

Alison Lenke – Ridgedale
• Certificate of Mastery
• Award of Distinction
• National Technical Honor Society
• Recipient of the Tri-Rivers Education Association Scholarship – $500
• Recipient of the FFA Local Chapter Award Scholarship – $300

Samantha New – Highland
• Certificate of Achievement

Sabrina Rawlins – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Achievement

WELDING
Matt Ault – Cardington
• Certificate of Participation

John Baird – Highland
• Certificate of Achievement
• Ambassador
• Multiple American Welding Society Structural Steel Weld Certifications

James Bright – River Valley
• Certificate of Participation
• American Welding Society Structural Steel Weld Certification
• Accepted into the Pipefitting Apprenticeship Program at Vaughn Industries

Alexander Brown
• Certificate of Participation
• Accepted into the Pipefitting Apprenticeship Program at Vaughn Industries

Dennis Carnell – Ridgedale
• Certificate of Mastery
• Award of Distinction
• Multiple American Welding Society Structural Steel Weld Certifications including the 6-G pipe

Dakota Crum – Cardington
• Certificate of Mastery
• National Technical Honor Society
• Ambassador
• Multiple American Welding Society Structural Steel Weld Certifications including the 6-G pipe
• Accepted into the Pipefitting Apprenticeship Program at Vaughn Industries

Andrea Depolo – Cardington
• Certificate of Participation
• American Welding Society Structural Steel Weld Certification

Copper Dine – Pleasant
• Certificate of Achievement
• American Welding Society Structural Steel Weld Certification

Cody Fisher- Highland
• Certificate of Mastery

Ryan Fisher – Highland
• Certificate of Participation

Ryan Gibson – Elgin
• Certificate of Participation
• Multiple American Welding Society Structural Steel Weld Certifications

Noah Glaze – River Valley
• Certificate of Achievement
• Multiple American Welding Society Structural Steel Weld Certifications
• Accepted into the Electrical Apprenticeship Program at Vaughn Industries

Lamaur Gore – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Participation
• American Welding Society Structural Steel Weld Certification

Gague Gronbach – North Union
• Certificate of Achievement
• Award of Distinction
• Multiple American Welding Society Structural Steel Weld Certifications including the 6-G pipe
• Accepted into the Pipefitting Apprenticeship Program at Vaughn Industries

Ethan Hedrick – Mount Gilead
• Certificate of Participation

Zachary Hopkins – Ridgedale
• Certificate of Achievement
• Multiple American Welding Society Structural Steel Weld Certifications
• Accepted into the Pipefitting Apprenticeship Program at Vaughn Industries

William Jones – Elgin
• Certificate of Achievement
• American Welding Society Structural Steel Weld Certification

David Light – Marion Harding
• Certificate of Participation

Isaac Nelson – Highland
• Certificate of Participation
• American Welding Society Structural Steel Weld Certification

Bryce Pierce – Ridgedale
• Certificate of Achievement
• National Technical Honor Society
• American Welding Society Structural Steel Weld Certification
• Accepted into the Electrical Apprenticeship Program at Vaughn Industries

Andrew Ruckman – Highland
• Certificate of Participation
• American Welding Society Structural Steel Weld Certification
• Accepted into the Pipefitting Apprenticeship Program at Vaughn Industries

Drake Tanner – Elgin
• Certificate of Participation
• American Welding Society Structural Steel Weld Certification

Brooke Whitaker – Ridgedale
• Certificate of Participation
• National Technical Honor Society

Brookelyn Wolfe – North Union
• Certificate of Achievement
• Multiple American Welding Society Structural Steel Weld

FFA Car Show Jims diner

Due to Rain FFA Car Show moves to May 13

Due to Rain, Tri-Rivers FFA Chapter’s  Annual Car Show is now scheduled for Saturday, May 13 at the Career Center, 2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd, Marion, Ohio, 9am-1pm in the parking lot. Admission is FREE.

All cars and trucks are welcome, according to FFA Advisor Carrie Heimlich. “The proceeds will go to Nationwide Children’s Miracle Network.”

Registration is $10 per car and will be available upon arrival. Dash plaques will be provided for all entries. There will be trophies and 50/50 drawings.

For more information, call  FFA Advisors at 740-389-4681: Jim Rittler, x7182 or Carrie Heimlich, x7240.

Please share the date change. See you there. Let’s hope for a sunny day!!!

 

NTHS Spring Inductees

NTHS welcomes 12 new members

Tri-Rivers National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) welcomed 12 new members Thursday, April 27 at a beautiful Spring Induction Ceremony held in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Career Center. New inductees, Pictured above, Row One: Hayley Stiverson, Kaylee Mayle, Rachel Schwartz, Allyson Moore, Skyler Deascentis, Brooklyn Leighty, Breanna Napper. Row 2: NTHS Advisor Eliza Gentkowski,  Jessica Clink, Skyler Thompson, Nathan Ramey and Michael Honaker. Not pictured: Hannah Moore.

The ceremony kicked off with a welcome from the NTHS treasurer, Jeffery Young. President Dakota Crum conducted the opening and then the following members presented: Cassandra Shuck, Purpose of NTHS; Chelsie Brenzo, Symbols of NTHS; Macey Hamilton, Knowledge; Austin Rose, Skill; Herbert Oney, Honesty; Caroline Mann, Service; Brian Benner, Responsibility; Zachary Madison, Scholarship; Lindsay McQueen, Citizenship; and Genevieve Loyer, Leadership.

Senior Members: Row 1, left to right: NTHS Advisor Eliza Gentkowski, Macey Hamilton, Corey Vassel, Sabrina Sandy, Kayla James, Courtney Spring, Bryce Pierce, Herbert Oney, Lindsay McQueen, Genevieve Loyer, Kaylie Lowrie, Shelby Troyer (Secretary), Brian Benner, Chelsie Brenzo, Quinton Sayre. Row 2: Eric Jankowski, Ashton Cloud, Amber Hornbeck, Alison Lenke, Zackary Madison, Austin Rose, Hannah Bogard, Caroline Manns,  Jeffrey Young (Treasurer), Dakota Crum (President), Cassandra Shuck.  Dennis Carnell, Not pictured: Kaila Broadwater and Brooke Whitaker.

The Junior inductees received pins and certificates and the Seniors were presented with honor cords. In a touching addition this year, each of the Seniors honored and presented a rose to an individual who made a difference in his/her life—current teachers, former teachers,  and parents.

Mrs. Gentkowski presents NTHS Service Award to Caroline Manns, Criminal Justice, River Valley.

NTHS Advisor Eliza Gentkowski presented the NTHS Service award to Caroline Manns, a River Valley student who majored in Criminal Justice at Tri-Rivers and is planning on entering the military. She was recognized for going above and beyond in her service activities.

Mrs. Gentkowski presents Jon H. Poteat Scholarship to Allyson Moore, Health Careers Academy, Cardington.

Also recognized was Allyson Moore, a Health Careers Academy Junior from Cardington. She received the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship.

NTHS is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.  Thousands of schools and colleges are affiliated with the Society. Member schools agree that NTHS encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence, and helps top students find success in today’s highly competitive workplace.

 

 

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Tri-Rivers Honors Outstanding Alumni

Tri-Rivers Outstanding Alumni recipients were honored at the 2017 Board Dinner, Wednesday, April 19 in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Career Center. The Tri-Rivers Outstanding Alumni awards recognize Career Center and Adult Center graduates who have contributed to their communities, are outstanding in their career fields and/or have furthered their educations. These individuals are Tri-Rivers Success Stories.

Four individuals were honored at Tri-Rivers Outstanding Alumni:

 • Tyler Lowe

“I have the pleasure of telling you about a young man I have watched grow up into a productive citizen,” said Terri Mantey, Tri-Rivers VOSE Coordinator. “He went to school with my kids. I have watched him play sports. I watched him walk across the stage at graduation. Then, I did not see him for a while, unless he attended his brother’s games and events at the school.”

Mantey said she was pleased to see him sitting in the adult education classroom one afternoon as she was leaving school. “He was now, officially, a Tri-Rivers adult education student studying paramedics.”

Mantey continued, “Last September, my husband, Joe, had a bad accident loading heifers in the trailer at the barns on Patten Pike. My son, Jacob, called as school was letting out to tell me to come right over, dad was bad. Keep in mind, through all the years I have never received such a phone call.”

“I went over to find my husband sitting on the ground in pain, telling us to give him a minute to catch his breath. No one had called for help, because he did not want help. Well, I have never been good ignoring accidents. I called 9-1-1,” Mantey said.

A short time later, Mantey heard the ambulance and emergency vehicles heading down the road, getting closer.  The person who took care of her husband and talked him into going to the hospital was Tyler Lowe.

She said he was very patient but matter-of-fact with Joe. “Tyler talked to Jacob and me about what was going on. Soon, they were on their way to the hospital, sirens blaring. I headed out to the hospital also,” said Mantey.

“While I sat in the waiting room, worrying, waiting to go back to sit with Joe, Tyler came out to tell me what was going on. Again he was very informative and kind.” Mantey continued.

Long story, short, Joe’s accident was very dangerous. He had 6 broken ribs, 2 in several places. His spleen burst, nearly killing him, and had to be removed. Then he had blood clots that went through his heart and nearly killed him. We spent 14 days in Trauma ICU and 3 more in Trauma unit. He healed and returned to work.

Mantey said Tyler did not just take Joe to the hospital and leave. He stayed in contact with my children to see how he was doing. That dedication to a trauma patient who was also a family acquaintance are part of what makes him good at what he does.

Tyler attended Hocking College and then Tri-Rivers Adult Education. He started his career as a volunteer at Fort Morrow Fire in Waldo in 2003 and he continues to volunteer there. He worked at Marion Township Fire from 2004-2007 and throughout paramedic school. First Consolidated Fire District hired him in 2007 as a full-time firefighter/paramedic and he continues that employment. He is on the Marion County Sheriff Tactical SWAT Team Medic from 2012 to present. He received the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Lifesaving Award from Sheriff Tim Bailey in 2017.

Tyler is pictured above with his wife, Brittany, his mother and father, Pam and Terry, his mother-in-law and his father-in-law Patricia and Mish Muir,   Joe and Terri Mantey, and Richard George.

 

 

• Logan Mitchell

“My first encounter with Logan was in 2010 when I was a substitute in the Diversified Health Occupations program,” said Billie Fields-Baer, Patient Care Technician Program Coordinator.

“When I first met Logan, he lacked confidence and doubted his own abilities. However, I knew after a few interactions with him, that he would excel in the health care field,” said Fields-Baer.

Logan is a 2010 graduate of Elgin High School, he also attended Tri-Rivers Career Center, Diversified Health Occupations program. Upon graduation, Logan chose to continue his education in our Adult Education, Patient Care Technician Program, where he earned his credentials as a State Tested Nurse Aide, Certified Home Health Care Provider, Patient Care Technician, Medical Administrative Assistant, Clinical Medical Assistant and as a Phlebotomist. After graduation, he began his career at Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville, where he utilized his Medical Assisting, Medical Administrative Assisting, Patient Care Technician and Phlebotomy certifications. It was during this time that Logan realized that phlebotomy was his passion, and then he pursued career as a Phlebotomist at The Ohio Reformatory for Women. During his time at ORW, Logan was promoted to Lead Phlebotomist, and director of the phlebotomy lab.

Currently, Logan is employed by Quest Diagnostic where he is a phlebotomist in a private physician’s office. Logan also provides training and coverage to other local Quest Diagnostic office labs. Logan continually gives back to his community, he still provides training to all new hires at ORW, and provides approved continuing education to the correctional nurses. Logan is an active member of our High School and Adult Education Advisory Boards, where he offers input to insure that our curriculum includes current policies and procedures within the Phlebotomy and Lab occupations.

Logan continues to give back by allowing our current Patient Care Technician Students a clinical site setting at his facility. Logan is living out our mission of contributing, advancing, and succeeding; of being a community member who stays involved in his profession, contributing back to Tri-Rivers and our community by sharing his skills and knowledge.

Logan is pictured with his parents  Craig and Melody, grandparents; Bea Sigrist and Joyce Mitchel, Aunt & Uncle; Linda and Tim Disbennett, and Aunts; Teresa Fleming and Becky Bonds, Richard George and Billie Fields-Baer.

• Candice DeWitt

Candice DeWitt is a graduate of the Career Center’s Business Program. When Candice was a student at Tri-Rivers, the business program was a combination of business/computer programming/hardware modules.

“What I remember most about Candice during her years as a student was that she was smart. Really smart,” said Ellen Messenger, Director of Communications.  “In fact, I met her when her instructor came to me and told me about a student who was finishing her work too quickly and seemed to know the lessons or lab assignments before they were even taught. In other words, she was keeping her instructors busy trying to keep her busy and engaged.”

“But, nothing was working. So they asked if I would like this young lady to intern with me, said Messenger.  “Needless to say she was an awesome intern. She jumped right in and helped with our website and really anything I asked her to do. She was mature and a huge asset.”

Since leaving Tri-Rivers, Candice has continued to excel and grow. She became the Lead Website Designer for NuWave Media/Marion Online, then started Neighborhood Image and purchased Marion Online in 2010.

She also worked as the fiscal specialist for the Delaware County Auditor’s Office from 2009-2016.

In 2016 she became the Budget Director for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office where she replaced a long-time employee and accepted the challenge and responsibility of managing the day-to-day financials of the multiple departments at the sheriff’s office. Sheriff Bailey says she does an outstanding job in analyzing budget issues and solving problems.

In fact her work was so exemplary that in December she was named “Civilian of the Yea” by the Sheriff’s Department. Quite an honor and indicative of what she accomplished that first year.

She and her husband, Sean, continue to operate Marion On Line, while working full-time jobs. They are both dedicated to the Marion community.

In fact, most recently they donated their time and expertise to create a website for the MarionMade initiative. You can check it out at marionmade.org. She continually gives back to the community by offering low cost or free websites and internet marketing services and training for local non-profits.

Candice is truly MarionMade…and a blessing to the community. She is a Tri-Rivers success story. Above, Candice is pictured with her husband, Sean.

• Dylon Caudill

Our next recipient, Dylon Caudill is a graduate of our Engineering Technologies program. He has been an exceptional asset to his community, state and country in the area of robotics.

Dylon first attended the Vex Robotics World Championships in Anaheim, California as a high school Senior, and then as a college student at Marion Technical College. While in college Dylon also worked for Ridgedale schools as their Information Technology expert. He also helped their Vex Robotics team and worked many of our area events.

Two years ago the Ohio Vex leadership team recommended him to the Robotics Engineering Competition Foundation to be the Ohio representative. There were 6,000 Vex Robotics teams worldwide and 180 teams in Ohio at that point. Dylon quickly became invaluable to the world organization because of his work ethic, professionalism, personality, enthusiasm and knowledge of robotics and the competitions. They made him the Midwest Director for the Robotics Engineering Competition Foundation in 2015.

He now travels around the world helping with professional development, camps and competitions. This year, with Dylon’s leadership, Ohio now has more than 400 Vex Robotic teams and there are 18,000 teams world-wide.

Dylon helps run the largest robotics competition in the world in Louisville each Spring. It is hard to believe how much this young man has accomplished in his 22 years.

Mr. Ramey, his former Engineering Instructor at TRCC, says “Dylon assisted in writing the Straight A grant, as well as writing a grant to partner with Columbus for professional development, training camps and competitions over the next 10 years. He also was a part of the team that developed the national robotics curriculum and certification for career tech in robotics education.”

Mr. Ramey said that Dylon truly represents what career technical education is all about.”

Dylon was unable to attend the event as he is at the Worlds Vex Robotics Competition in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distinguished Service

TRCC honors Distinguished Service

Tri-Rivers/Lautenslager Distinguished Service recipients were honored at the 2017 Board Dinner, Wednesday, April 19 in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Career Center.

2017 Tri-Rivers/Lautenslager Distinguished Service Awards

The first Distinguished Service Award was presented in 1993 to Jack Lautenslager, who is oftentimes referred to as “Mr. Tri-Rivers.”  Lautenslager spearheaded the efforts to pass the original levy that provided the funds to build the Career Center that opened in 1976. He continued to share his expertise and talents with Tri-Rivers his entire life. Today the Distinguished Service Awards are presented in his memory to individuals or groups who donate their  time, resources and/or talents in order to make Tri-Rivers Career Center and Center For Adult Education successful.

Three groups/individuals received Distinguished Service Awards:

Fairhaven Community

One the necessities for implementing a successful nursing program is to have an effective collaboration that expands traditional clinical education boundaries and leads to new opportunities for nursing education and practice, said Richard George, the Director of Adult Education. “For over 15 years, the Fairhaven Community Nursing Center has provided a great deal of support to the Tri-Rivers Center for Adult Education nursing programs. They have partnered with us by allowing our nursing students many opportunities for hands-on clinical training. The varying levels of patient care allow nursing students to refine skills learned in classroom and laboratory.”

Fairhaven’s commitment to our school and the community extends to providing student preceptorship opportunities.  Preceptorship is a practical clinical experience, in which, a practicing nurse volunteers to give personal instruction, training, and supervision to a nursing student.

We sincerely appreciate the support that Fairhaven provides to our students – friendly staff, amazing facilities, high tech environment, and a highly reliable and efficient communication system. The best part is that when you walk through the doors, it feels like home, said George.

• Christy Biller, RN at Fairhaven Community Nursing Home

Christy Biller, RN, receives a Tri-Rivers/Lautenslager Distinguished Service Award. Presented by Richard George, Director of Adult Education at Tri-Rivers.

Another necessity for implementing a successful nursing program is to have an effective program advisory committee, particularly for programs that serve to enhance the workforce, said George.

“The opportunity to obtain input, feedback, ideas, and different perspectives from individuals with a vested interest in the success of our programs and most importantly, our students, is paramount to the success, growth, and improvement of a career school, as well as the design, development, and improvement of the programs of study,” said George.

It was an honor for us to recognize Christy Biller, a Fairhaven employee who has been a member of our healthcare advisory board for over 10 years and in 2015 accepted the position to serve as the Chair of the Healthcare Program Advisory committee.

Christy has a great professional reputation and is associated with a very reputable employer; she has been the Staff Development Coordinator and Unit Coordinator for rehab at Fairhaven Community Nursing Center.

Christy’s commitment is evident as she consistently attends meetings, is prepared and provides a meaningful review of the Healthcare programs in key areas including equipment, facilities, program curriculum, and student outcomes. She has assisted in scheduling, arranging, and managing meetings.

Her participation in our Healthcare Program Advisory Committee helps ensure compliance with our accrediting and regulatory agencies. She understands the skills and knowledge required in the profession and can connect that with the health and nursing program of studies.

She has been a great advocate for the Career Center and its students and shows a vested interest in the success of our institution. She is always willing to help out and her service in providing advisement and support of our programs and students is very much appreciated. She is a very deserving of the honor of receiving a Tri-Rivers/Lautenslager Distinguished Service Award.

• Mark Robinson
Mark Robinson has played an active role in providing technology training to area students. He has partnered with Tri-Rivers for years and has been a huge supporter of Tri-Rivers and RAMTEC,” said Chuck Speelman, TRCC Superintendent.

Mark has been teaching Industrial Technology at Harding High School since 2004. He has consistently worked at the National Robotics Challenge held at the Marion Veterans Coliseum and Fairgrounds.

He helped to host the original Vex Contest for Ohio at Harding in 2009. He has also helped to run every Vex Robotics camp since our first one in 2012. His support of RAMTEC includes being involved in RAMTECOhio Vex programming and being a teacher for Vex Robotics Train the Trainer.

His support of RAMTEC is one of the main reasons we had such a successful Level I Engineering Tech program this year. He sent us eight very well trained engineering students. He is part of the pipeline to fill the skills gap in Ohio.

Robinson truly was a very important piece on the creation of RAMTEC. He has helped us develop a great relationship with Harding High School. He is a tireless worker and has always been involved in all our contests, camps and events.

Mark was unable to attend the ceremony due to being at the World Vex Robotics contest in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

 

 

 

 

FFA Car Show Jims diner

Due to Rain TRCC’s FFA Car Show Moves to May 13!

Due to Rain, Tri-Rivers FFA Chapter’s  Annual Car Show is now scheduled for Saturday, May 13 at the Career Center, 2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd, Marion, Ohio, 9am-1pm in the parking lot. Admission is FREE.

All cars and trucks are welcome, according to FFA Advisor Carrie Heimlich. “The proceeds will go to Nationwide Children’s Miracle Network.”

Registration is $10 per car and will be available upon arrival. Dash plaques will be provided for all entries. There will be trophies and 50/50 drawings.

For more information, call  FFA Advisors at 740-389-4681: Jim Rittler, x7182 or Carrie Heimlich, x7240.

Please share the date change. See you there. Let’s hope for a sunny day!!!

 

International Car Show truck

Auto Tech attends International Auto Show

The Tri-Rivers Automotive Technologies students attended the 2017 Columbus International Auto Show at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, March 17, 2017.

They had the opportunity to see the latest and greatest models and to check out the new technologies in the Automotive Industry.

Among the display were: Subaru’s “A Lot to Love” Ride and Drive Event; Toyota’s Get Behind the Wheel display; Nissan’s Electric Experience; RAM Truck Experience; Accessory Avenue Display; World’s Fastest Corvette; Art on Wheels, as well as the Ultimate Tailgate RV.

Featured cars at the show included: Acura, Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chrysler, Chevrolet, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Genesis, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Indian Motorcycles, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lexus, Lincoln, Kia, Nissan, Polaris, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Toyota, RAMT, Volvo, Jeep, Volkswagen, Mazda, Porsche, and Victory Motorcycles.

Automotive Technology students at Tri-Rivers receive several industry-recognized credentials through the program from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE): Service Technology, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Brakes, Electronic/Electrical System, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Maintenance & Light Repair, Manual Drive Train & Axles, and Suspension and Steering.

The program teaches students through hands-on and related work how to diagnose, service and repair a wide range of vehicles, along side a certified Master Technician, Instructor Lucas Bledsoe.

Learn more about the Automotive Technologies program at Tri-Rivers. automotive-technology

TRCC is now CLOSED, Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Due to weather conditions, Tri-Rivers is CLOSED Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Be safe.