Julia Doty—Outstanding Alumni 2020-2021

We always hope that our Tri-Rivers graduates not only succeed in their career fields, but also become contributing members of their communities. Julia Doty, who was nominated by Terri Mantey for an Outstanding Alumni Award, is deserving of this honor. She is an active member of the community both professionally and personally.

Julia has used the skills she learned at Tri-Rivers to not only enhance her family life, but also the community. She graduated from the Office Education Co-op program in 1980—where she worked in the mornings and attended classes in the afternoon. When she graduated, she worked at the same company for three additional years. She then moved to Texas where she started out as a clerk for a bank and then moved up to being a mortgage loan processor. She eventually then moved back to Marion and was hired as an Executive Secretary for a Senior Vice President of a local company. From there she moved to become a legal secretary for a local law firm where she was employed for 20 years. Currently she is the Service Coordinator at Seton Square in Marion.

For her current position Julie earned the Professional Service Coordinator Certification through The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Office of Geriatrics and Interprofessional Aging Studies. At Seton Square she helps residents to access services available in the community and designs programs and services to meet their needs. She works closely with the Council on Aging, Area Agency on Aging, Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program, OSU Extension Office, OhioHealth, and the Marion Senior Center.

She also gives back to the community by serving as a mass lector at her church, assisting with Sunday School for young children, working as a poll worker for the Marion County Board of Elections, and attending quarterly social worker round tables. She was also a 4-H leader at one time. She dearly loves serving her community and church.

Julia’s story is a Tri-Rivers’ success story. She is very deserving of an Outstanding Alumni Award.

Chris Jenner—Outstanding Alumni 2020-2021

Chris Jenner has always been a great asset to the community and is always willing to help other people.

Chris Jenner is a 1993 graduate of Tri-Rivers Graphics Printing Program.

He worked in the plumbing and HVAC Industry from 1993 to present. He then started managing the marketing—using his graphic design training to update logos, materials, and advertising. He also added social media to the mix.  In 2014, he took over the business as the co-owner/operator of A-1 Plumbing and Heating.

In 2021 he started his own company, Jenner’s Plumbing.

Chris is a wonderful representative of the MarionMade™ concept. He offers great customer service and genuinely cares for his customers.

Chris, left, is pictured above with Kristian Casey, Tri-Rivers CNET instructor, and family friend and neighbor of Chris.

 

Senior Recognition 2021

Above, Captain Theodore Sauder from Ohio State University ROTC awards Sophia Thacker (Criminal Justice/River Valley) the Army ROTC & Col. Jack Peevy Military Scholarship valued at over $140,000. She is one of 1,500 students in the nation to be awarded this scholarships that included full ride tuition and stipends. 

President’s Awards

Membership and involvement in one of the three Career-Technical Student Organizations is an inter co-curricular part of every student’s education while they are enrolled at Tri-Rivers Career Center. These organizations include: SKILLSUSA, FFA and FCCLA

• SkillsUSA  was led this year by President Grace Randall.

• FFA was led this year by President Kayla Carlyle.

• FCCLA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America was led this year by President Amelia England

• National Technical Honor Society was led by President  – Amelia England.

 

Congratulations to all of our Seniors. Below Seniors are listed by program. Followed by special awards.

ADVANCED MACHINING
Mr. Chris Harriman is the Advanced Machining instructor. Students are introduced to blueprint reading, precision measuring and quality control. Students have the opportunity to earn their OSHA10 Industry Credential.

Students learn safety and operation of manual cutting and hand tools and are trained in the operation and set up of the manual mill and lathe. After meeting requirements – further training, setup, programming and operation on the CNC, mill and lathe are introduced. 

NATHAN LOPEZ – RIDGEDALE

      • Certificate of Distinction

  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

ADRIAN STEWART – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Participation

KADEN VEACH – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Participation

PRESTON WELSH – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

 

AG & INDUSTRIAL POWER TECHNOLOGY
Instructor is Mr. Jim Rittler. Students are eligible to earn Industry Certification for Outdoor Power Equipment Technician sponsored by Briggs & Stratton, Kohler, Kawasaki, and Stihl Manufacturer. Crown and Cat forklift training. Cat Heavy Equipment 4 wheel loader, track type tractor, excavator pre-op, maintenance and safety Certification, and ASE Student Certification in Medium/Heavy Duty Truck in Diesel Engines, electrical, fuel systems, brakes and steering and suspension. OSHA 10 Certification, Microsoft Office and Lean Six Sigma. 

JASMINE CUNNINGHAM – RIDGEDALE

  • Certificate of Merit
  • Certificate of Participation – Criminal Justice
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

 

GRIFFIN DELAWDER – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted position with Mobile Cycle Works

CHADWICK GREENAWALT – CARDINGTON

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted position with Fisher Ag Services

CALLEN GUINTHER – WYNFORD

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

DAELAND KELLY – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted position with Mobile Cycle Works

JOSEPH LINNABARY – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted position with Miley’s Mechanical

HUNTER SHONK – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

JACOB SNYDER – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

CRYSTAL WOOD – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

 

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Instructor is Mr. Lucas Bledsoe. Students are eligible to earn industry certification in Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Microsoft Office and Lean Six Sigma

MASON ACKERMAN – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Achievement

ALEXANDER BALLINGER – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Achievement

COLTON CLARK – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

RAYLEIGH CLARK – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Academic Excellence
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Co-Recipient of the Top North Union High School Career Center Student Award

DYLAN COLLINS – RIDGEDALE

  • Certificate of Achievement

JACOB COPELAND – HIGHLAND

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

ISAAC GRIFFIN – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

CLIFFORD HALL – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Merit
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

BRANDON HOLCOMB – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Accepted a position with Mathews Hyundai

AARON KIMES, JR. – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Columbus State Community College
  • Recipient of the Jerry Hamilton Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
  • Recipient of the Marion Harding Class of 72’ Scholarship – $1,000

CRAIG KINNEY – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

CALEB KIRK – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Accomplishment

NICHOLAS MANNING – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio/Automotive Technology

TYLER MCMANUS – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Accepted position with Mathews Dodge

MARIAH ROBBINS – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted position with Dye Truck Repair

CHAD TEMPLE – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

BRENT WALLACE – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted position with The Golf Cart Guy, LLC

JACK WEBER – HIGHLAND

  • Certificate of Achievement

 

COMPUTER NETWORKING ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGIES
The instructor is Mr. Kristian Casey. Students are eligible to earn industry certifications in Acer Chromebook Repair Techspert, CompTIA Network +, CompTIA IT Fundamentals +, Microsoft Office, Lean Six Sigma, TestOut Network Pro and TestOut IT Fundamentals Pro.

LOGAN BARNETT – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

JACKSON BEAN – RIDGEDALE

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

JUSTIN BERRY – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Merit

ALEXANDER BROWN – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Merit
  • Certificate of Merit-Teaching Academy
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

PRESTON COOPER – CARDINGTON

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Accepted to Columbus State Community College/Network Administrator Program

KADEN DARLING – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Participation

RACINE HALLABRIN – CARDINGTON

  • Certificate of Merit
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

ERIK HANSSEN – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

CADEN HINES – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Academic Excellence
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

RICHARD HOLLENBACH – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Distinction

EVAN JONES – RIDGEDALE

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

DELILAH MINX – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Accepted to Marion Technical College

BRANDON PETTY – CARDINGTON

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • National Technical Honor Society

KALEB RICE – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment

GAEGE SEIBER – RIDGEDALE

  • Certificate of Distinction

ETHAN WISEMAN – TOMORROW CENTER

  • Certificate of Accomplishment

 

CONSTRUCTION TRADES ACADEMY

Instructors are Mr. David Willey and Mr. Nardi Muka. Mr. John Kuzio is the AutoCad and CNC Instructor and Mr. Eric Willey is the instructional aide. Students can earn Industry Credentials in three levels of Construction Trades Academy. Industry Credentials can be earned in OSHA, CPR/First Aid,Hazardous Operation Awareness, Aerial Lift Operation, Career Connections level 1, 2 and 3, Line/Grade Laser Certification. Safeland and ShopBot Certifications, Fall Protection Certification, Rigging Certification, Flatwork Concrete Certification, NCCER Core and Heavy Equipment Operations Level 1and 2. All-terrain Forklift and Hazwoper Technician Level Certification, AutoCAD Certification,  Powder Actuated Certification, Microsoft and Lean Six Sigma.

Construction Trades Academy Seniors have earned their OSHA 10, NCCER Core, Forklift, Aerial Lift and Career Connections Level 1 Industry Credentials. Students in the CTA program have a Senior Capstone project, in alliance with industry standards and our community service projects. 

CHASE AIKEN – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Achievement

KALEB BAILEY – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Accomplishment

MASON CAREY – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Accepted position with Valley Interior Systems

CANYON DICKASON – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Merit
  • Certificate of Participation – Exercise Science
  • Accepted to University of Northwestern Ohio

AARON FULLER – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Accepted a position with Fuller Construction

JONATAN GOMEZ – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Merit
  • Accepted a position with Kokosing Construction Companies

BRADLEY GRAY – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

AVA GRIFFIN – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Accomplishment

CHARLES HALEY – RIDGEDALE

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

AUSTIN HOWARD – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted position with Parks Enterprise

MADALYNN HOY – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Distinction

TYLER KINTZ – CARDINGTON

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

CALEB LOWRY – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Accepted Position with Gutridge Electric, Inc.

MATTHEW MAYS – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Accepted position with Probuild Company LLC

JORDAN MCCORMACK – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Merit
  • Enlisted in the United States Marines

JOEL MINTON – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Distinction

AUBRIANA MOLLETT –PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Accepted position with Professional Pavement Services, LLC

WILLIAM OGDEN – UPPER SANDUSKY

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Accepted position with Kokosing

CORY PATYNKO – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Distinction

PAYTON PELFREY – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Achievement

DANIEL RENGERT – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted position with Kokosing Form Shop

AUBREY ROMINE – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Merit
  • Certificate of Participation – Criminal Justice
  • Accepted position with Bricklayers & Applied Craftworkers Apprenticeship

JESUS RUBIO – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Distinction

JACOB SHEETS – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Participation

SAMUEL TOLAND – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Participation

KATELYN VOTAW – HIGHLAND

  • Certificate of Merit
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

 COSMETOLOGY
Instructors are Mrs. Becky Salyer and Mrs. Sheri Wells.  Students are eligible to earn industry certification from the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology. Students can receive CPR/First Aid and Tanning Certifications. SAVANNAH DAVIS – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

NATALIE MATHER – HIGHLAND

  • Certificate of Achievement

AUBRIAUNA MINIARD – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Accepted to Marion Technical College/RN Neonatal Nurse Program

GRACE RANDALL – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Accepted to the University of Toledo/Adolescence & Young Adult Education
  • Recipient of the Tri-Rivers Education Association Scholarship – $500
  • Recipient of the Tri-Rivers Career Center Scholarship – $500
  • Recipient of the Robert J. Barber and Wrey Warner Scholarship – $2,000

ALEXIS RIVERA – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Achievement

ALEXIS SPURLOCK – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

 

ESTHETICS

Instructor is Mrs. Becky Salyer. Esthetics is a branch of Cosmetology that requires 600 hours to complete. Students train in advance facial treatments designed to improve the tone, texture, color, and youthfulness of the skin. Students are eligible to earn industry certifications from the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology. Students also have the opportunity to receive CPR/First Aid training as well as Tanning Certification. 

GRACELYN DOOLEY – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

BREANNA NOTESTINE – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Certificate of Merit – Cosmetology
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

ABBYGAIL SHERMAN – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Accepted to Bowling Green State University/Fashion Merchandising and Product Development

MARYN THACKER – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Certificate of Merit – Veterinary Science
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Columbus State University/Massage Therapy Entrepreneurship

NAIL TECHNICIAN
Instructor is Mrs. Sheri Wells.  Nail Tech is a Senior only program where students are eligible to earn industry certification from the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology. Students can receive CPR/First Aid, Microsoft Office and Lean Six Sigma certifications. 

GRACE BRENZO – RIDGEDALE

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Certificate of Achievement – Esthetics

SARAYAH DALY – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Certificate of Merit – Cosmetology

MACIE EASTERDAY – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Certificate of Achievement – Esthetics

MARICRUZ ESPARZA – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Certificate of Achievement – Esthetics

MAKAYLA JACKSON-TACKETT – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Certificate of Achievement – Esthetics

TALIYA JONES – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Certificate of Accomplishment – Esthetics

KELCI MOSLEY – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Certificate of Merit – Interactive Media

KRISTEN PARKER – RIDGEDALE

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Certificate of Accomplishment – Esthetics

SELELNA SHIPLEY – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Certificate of Accomplishment – Esthetics
  • Accepted position with A Cut Above Salon

CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Instructors are Mr. Terry Donaugh and Mr. Daren Neuenschwander. During the student’s two (2) years within the program they receive training in Criminal Justice and Emergency Medical Responder. Students are eligible to receive 13 college credits at Marion Technical College, and North Central State College.  Students are also able to obtain their Associates Degree in Criminal Justice at no cost through North Central State College. The students have the opportunity to be certified in the use of Mace, ASP Baton, Taser, and Certified Corrections officers through the Ohio Department of Corrections. They also receive certificates in Defensive Tactics, Crime Scene Photography, CPR/First Aid and Microsoft Office as well as twenty-five (25) certificates through the Federal Emergency Management System.

KATELYNN BASINGER – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

SKYE BIVENS – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to the University of Cincinnati/Criminal Justice

JORDAN BROOKS – HIGHLAND

  • Certificate of Participation

FAITH DEAS – RIDGEDALE

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

DOMANIC HOCKMAN – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to the University of Cincinnati/Criminal Justice Program
  • Recipient of the John F. Kreis Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
  • Recipient of the Douglas and Elaine Waring Memorial Scholarship – $2,087

TANNER JONES – CARDINGTON

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

BRANDON MCGOWAN – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Marion Technical College/Criminal Justice Program

KALEB MEADE – CARDINGTON

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

JASON MURRELL – RIDGEDALE

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

TRISTON OSBORN – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

AUSTIN PASMA – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

KAITLYN RUDD – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

KADEN STEWART – RIDGEDALE

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

SOPHIA THACKER – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to the University of North Georgia/Criminal Justice and Psychology Program

CULINARY ARTS
Instructor is Mr. Lance Stalnaker. Students are eligible to earn industry certifications from the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation in ServSafe along with CPR/First Aid, OSHA10, Microsoft Office and Lean Six Sigma certifications. Culinary Arts students receive up to 14 college credits toward an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts  at Hocking College. 

HALEY ADAMS – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Accepted to Capital University
  • Recipient of Capital Visit Award – $1,000
  • Recipient of Capital Presidential Scholarship – $16,000

BRYANNA BEENEY – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Columbus State University

NATHAN BLUE – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

AMELIA ENGLAND – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Academic Excellence
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Co-Recipient of the Top North Union High School Career Center Student Award
  • Accepted to Sullivan University/Hotel & Restaurant Management
  • Recipient of the Don Stose Memorial Scholarship – $100
  • Recipient of the James Harris Memorial Scholarship – $500 (con’t)
  • Recipient of the Tri-Rivers Career Center Culinary Scholarship – $500
  • Recipient of the Tri-Rivers Education Association Scholarship – $500
  • Recipient of the Sullivan University Provost Scholarship – $42,000
  • Recipient of the Sullivan University Throw Down Competition Scholarship – $72,000

AHLEXYS HOPKINS – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

TYLER KIMBLER – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Achievement

AAREN LEWIS – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Accomplishment

HARLI MORGASON-WISE – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment

JOSH SHARROCK – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

ANGELEA WHITEHEAD – TOMORROW CENTER

  • Certificate of Merit
  • Certificate of Participation – Interactive Media
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES
Instructor is Mr. Mark Robinson. Eligible students earned 17 college credit hours in Robotics I, Robotics II, Fluid Mechanics, Blueprint Reading & CAD, CAD, PLC’s and Intro to Electronics at Marion Technical College. They have each earned more than $6,000 in the following industrial certifications: FANUC Robotics Handling Tool and Programming, Yaskawa Motoman Robotics, Basic Programming w/Material Handling, OSHA 10 and SolidWorks Certified SolidWorks Associate CAD. They also have received training in Parker Industrial Hydraulics, Universal Robots and Allen-Bradley PLC’s. 

BRENDAN ANDREWS – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted position with Whirlpool Maintenance CO-OP

ETHAN AUSTIN – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted at Full Sail University/Computer Science Engineering
  • Recipient of Full Sail Creative Minds Scholarship -$22,000

CRAIG BROKAW – GILEAD CHRISTIAN

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted position with Houser Racing as Robotic Welder

RYAN CAUDILL – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Enlisted in the United States Marines

LUCIEN HENDRICKSON – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to the University of Akron/Computer Engineering Program

GABRIEL MAHONEY – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted position with Honda R & D of Americas, Inc./Robotic Welding Technician

DAMIEN MCCABE – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Merit
  • Certificate of Merit – Advanced Machining

RYAN SCHLECHT – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Marion Technical College/Mechanical Engineering

LAWYER SCOTT – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted position to Whirlpool Maintenance CO-O

HANNAH STEUER – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Marion Technical College

KASTON THOMPSON – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Certificate of Merit – Advanced Machining

JOSHUA WARWICK – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted position with Whirlpool Maintenance CO-OP

EXERCISE SCIENCE AND SPORTS MEDICINE
Instructor is Mrs. Angela Kaffen. Students are eligible to earn industry certifications in National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, American Medical Certification Association Physical Therapy Aide, CPR/First Aid. Qualified students may engage in numerous Exercise Science College Credit Plus Courses.

MCKENZIE ANDREWS – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted at Marion Technical College/Physical Therapist Assistant Program

ARIELLE BROOKS – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Marion Technical College/Occupational Therapy Program

ELIJAH CARROLL – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

MACKENZIE CORBIN – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

HARLI DAVENPORT – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

ALEXIS DEGOOD – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Bowling Green State University/Exercise Science Program

MEAGAN DUNHAM – HIGHLAND

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Tri-Rivers Adult Education/Welding Program

OLIVIA LOOKER – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Accepted to The Ohio State University/Ag Tech. Institute

LANDON MABE – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

MERCEDES MILLER – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to the University of Toledo/Recreational Therapy

BAILEIGH MOORE – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Marion Technical College/Occupation Therapy Assistant

ZACHERY PAPPERT – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

RYAN SPECK – CARDINGTON

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Certificate of Merit – Computer Networking Electronics Technologies

HEALTH CAREERS ACADEMY
Instructor is Mrs. Lori McGuire.  Students are eligible to earn industry certification in State Tested Nurse Aide, Certified Patient Care Technician, Certified Clinical Medical Assisting, Certified Billing and Coding, Certified Phlebotomist, Certified EKG Technician, CPR and First Aid. Students can also earn certifications in Microsoft Office Word and Power Point,

RILEY ADAMS – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

SIERRA ARTHUR – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Academic Excellence
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

CRYSTAL BAYS – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

ADDILLAY BEENEY – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Academic Excellence
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

KAITLYN BURTON – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Participation

MACKENZIE BUSSEY – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Tri-Rivers Adult Education Nursing Program

KOURTNEY FLORIDIA – RIDGEDALE

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

BRIANNA GEISEY – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to the Kent State University, Stark County

ALLYSON GWINNER – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Academic Excellence
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Marion Technical College/Phlebotomy Program

SYDNEY KEMPF – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Academic Excellence
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Kent State University/Biology

SHALYN NEAL – RIDGEDALE

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Marion Technical College/Phlebotomy

ELIZABETH ONEY – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Academic Excellence
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Bowling Green State University/Pre-Med Biology
  • Recipient of the LaRue Alumni Association Scholarship – $1,000
  • Recipient of the Elgin High School Wider Horizons Scholarship – $1,000

GISELLE PEREZ – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

NICOLE PIERCE – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

ALYSSA PLYBON – HIGHLAND

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

GWENETH RAMOS – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Merit
  • Certificate of Accomplishment – Esthetics
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

MADISON REDMON – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Tiffin University/BSN-Applied Sciences
  • Recipient of the Tiffin University President’s Scholarship – $52,000

MCKENZIE REDMON – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Merit
  • Certificate of Merit – Engineering
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Tiffin University/BSN
  • Recipient of the Tri-Rivers Treasurer’s Scholarship – $500

ZOE SMITH – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

REBEKAH STURDIVANT – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Bowling Green State University/Nursing Program

AUBREANNA THACKER – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

INTERACTIVE MEDIA
Instructors are Mr. Josh Ebert and Mr. Jeff Davidson. Students are eligible to earn certifications in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro. The Interactive Media related classes taught by Mrs. Suzie Arehart all students have the opportunity to earn certifications in Microsoft Office and Lean Six Sigma. 

ARIAN BURRIS – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Accepted to Modern College of Design

RYAN COOLBAUGH – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Achievement

TRISTA FUNK – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • National Technical Honor Society

ALEXIS JORDAN – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Participation

KELSEY KNEIPP – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Accepted to North Central State College

MARAYA LUMADUE – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment

OLIVIA MEADOWS – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Merit

MOLLY MULL – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Accepted to Marion Technical College

ISAIAH TOLAND – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Achievement

TANNER VANGORDER – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Accomplishment

BRYNN WHITCOMB – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment

 

VETERINARY SCIENCE
Instructor is Mrs. Carrie Heimlich. Veterinary Science students are eligible to earn dual enrollment college credit thru Marion Technical College for Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology. Veterinary Science seniors have received OSHA 10hr. Safety Certification Agricultural Series and American Heart Association CPR/First Aid. They can earn Industry Credentials in Microsoft Office and Lean Six Sigma. Students may also earn the Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science and Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications Certifications.

Additionally Max and Cecil could not be with us this evening, but we would like to recognize their importance to this program as well.                                                                       

KEELY ALDRIDGE – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Accepted position at Edgefield Animal Clinic as a Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Technician

KAYLA CARLYLE – CARDINGTON

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to the University of Findlay/Pre-Veterinary Program
  • Recipient of Tri-Rivers FFA Scholarship – $600
  • Recipient of Tri-Rivers Education Association Scholarship -$1,000

HAYDEN FOUST – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

TAYLOR GILES – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

RACHEL HOGAN – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Hocking College/Animal Therapy

SAMANTHA KANAGY – CARDINGTON

  • Certificate of Accomplishment

ZOEY LAWHUN – BIG WALNUT

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Columbus State Community College/EMT Program

ANGELA ROSE – TRECA DIGITAL ACADEMY

  • Certificate of Merit
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Columbus State Community College

KAITLYN STRALEY – CARDINGTON

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Accepted position with Maple Run Veterinary Clinic as a Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Technician

 

VISION
Instructor is Mrs. Kelli Woycke. The VISION program aide is Mrs. Jennie Rinnert. The Tri-Rivers VISION Program introduces students to various employability skills. The student’s job-training skills are a valuable asset in diverse businesses throughout the Marion, Morrow and Union County areas. Students are eligible to earn ODE approved ServeSafe credentials through the National Restaurant Association.

KRISTEN GANDY – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Merit
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

DOMINIC LOVELACE – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

HAROLD MANLEY – ELGIN

  • Certificate of Accomplishment

DANIEL OLMSTEAD – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

STEVEN PALM – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

JESSICA PRICE – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

CONNOR STEVENSON – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Certificate of Participation – Interactive Media

MADISON WHITCOMB – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Certificate of Participation – Culinary Arts

SAMUEL WILLIAMS – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club 

WELDING
Instructors are Mr. Obra Horn and Mr. Levi Retterer. Their instructional aide is Mrs. Dakota Elswick. Students are eligible to earn industry certifications from the (AWS) American Welding Society on Structural Steel, Microsoft Office and Lean Six Sigma Certifications. Mr. Horn will be introducing the seniors and Mr. Retterer will be assisting.

DANIEL ABRAMS – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Participation

LOGAN EDINGTON – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted to Columbus State Community College

HOLLY GOMPF – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Academic Excellence
  • Accepted position with Grain Equipment Company

ACE HARDY – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

AUSTIN HARTER – PLEASANT

  • Certificate of Merit
  • Certificate of Merit – Ag and Industrial Power
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

THOMAS HEABERLIN – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

CARSON KLINGEL – RIVER VALLEY

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

DONALD LARGE – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

DALTON LOWE – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Achievement

CAMERON MCLAIN – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

CORDELL NICHOLSON – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted a position with Honda Companies of North America

GARRETT PADOVANO – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club
  • Accepted position with Wood Smith Installation

TYLER SCOTT – MOUNT GILEAD

  • Certificate of Achievement

THOMAS SHEETS – TRECA DIGITAL ACADEMY

  • Certificate of Participation

MICAH SMITH – NORTH UNION

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

CALLIN STONEBURNER – MARION CITY

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Drug Free Hire Me Club

Academic Award of Achievement Awards:  |
The award for the outstanding English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies Department’s student of the year is awarded to the student who has displayed a strong work ethic, perseverance, a positive attitude, and has shown a genuine interest in the subject area within the given department.

Alyssa Plybon, English
The English Department’s Outstanding Student of the Year recognition award is given to a student with high self-standards, a strong work ethic, a love of language arts, and impeccable academic integrity. This year’s recipient, Alyssa Plybon, certainly possesses all of these traits. From the first day of class to the last, she came in enthusiastic and ready to work. It didn’t matter what we were writing –  informational reports, persuasive pieces, or short stories – Alyssa had a stack of intricate, color-coded notes by the second day of any project. When I commented at times that she might be over-thinking things, she simply laughed. “This is how my brain works,” she would remind me. I can’t argue with that; the way her brain works produced many beautifully executed papers and projects, ones that I will save to show to my future students how it’s done. But Alyssa was more than a smart cookie, she was also a positive force in my classroom, always willing to share her insight or help others who struggled, even going so far as to create a template for a classmate who was struggling with the material. (I need a copy of that template, but the way.) She recently shared that teaching English was a future goal of hers. I hope she pursues it, because many young people will benefit from her energy and creativity. Congratulations, Alyssa!

Trista Funk, Math —Amy Hansen, instructor
Mathematics is not an easy subject for many students, but most jobs require some knowledge of mathematics.  The purpose of the mathematics classes at Tri-Rivers is to prepare students with the numeracy skills that they will need to be successful in their chosen career field and in life. The student who was chosen this year to receive the math student of the year award, is an individual that works hard to be successful in class and beyond.  This student may not be the strongest math student, but is someone who has shown tenacity and a strong work ethic.

Please join me in congratulating Trista Funk, IAM, for receiving this award for 2021.  She has worked extremely hard this year in class and at home, due to the hybrid schedules and quarantine.  She is always quiet and respectful in class, but is not afraid to ask questions when she has them.  That being said, she is also a student that I can count on to put forth effort to try to work things out on her own before asking for help.  Trista has the ability to be successful at anything that she attempts because she is not afraid to work hard for it and I have had the privilege of watching her come into her own throughout this school year.  Congratulations Trista Funk, 2021 Math Student of the Year.

Addilay Beeney, Science —John Seibel, instructor
The student who receives the science student of the year award, as selected by the science department, is an individual that goes above and beyond the science classes required of all students towards graduation. The student must show an extended interest in science and the role science plays in their career and daily life.

The student selected to receive this year’s award has always shown responsibility, reliability, and respect in the science courses while enrolled at Tri Rivers.  This student is conscientious about finding the right answers to any problem needing solved, and is diligent in completing her assignments in a timely manner.  This student has gone beyond the normal requirement of 3 credits of science and has accumulated an impressive 5 credits of science.

As my students know, I am a champion for women in STEM education. One of my goals throughout the past several years was to introduce my students to Innovators in Science and Math. My specific goal this year was to have all of the Innovators of the Weeks be women and/or persons of color because the students have learned their whole lives that for the most part science and math has been advanced by dead white guys. That is why I am so proud of this student and all that she does raise the bar for my class and the school. Please join me in congratulating Addilay Beeney of the Health Careers Academy program. Congratulations Addilay, for being honored as the 2021 Tri-Rivers Science Student of the Year.

Elizabeth Oney, Social Studies —Brett Gentkowski, instructor
This school year has been unprecedented. Even with all the challenges, they have faced, the senior class has continued to excel. This fact has made the decision very challenging to choose a person that I believe represents the values of a good student and a good citizen. All the students and staff would agree that I am the opposite of this student. I am loud and extroverted, and this student is quiet and reserved. To quote Stephen King, “Quiet people have the loudest minds.” She has an impressive intellect and the ability to ask questions and seek help when needed. Her lab instructor stated, “Even when she does not enjoy what she is working on or is struggling to grasp the skill or concept, she does not quit. She perseveres. She puts her maximum effort into every assignment, asks for extra help when needed, spends the time to study for tests, quizzes, and recognizes weakness, and looks for ways to improve.” She did everything to excel in class, and she will do everything to excel in the world. I am very proud to announce the 2020/2021 Outstanding Social Studies Student recipient, Elizabeth Oney.

Tri-Rivers is a school where you are Allowed to, Inspired to, and Expected to be Amazing.  The following students recognized by their Career Technical Program Instructors as “Amazing” Top Tradesman. This award presented to student(s) specializing in their Career Technical Program in both career technical performance and career technical grades. In recognition of leadership, citizenship and placement among the top 10% in their Career Technical Program:

                 

PROGRAM

          

RECIPIENT

   

HOME SCHOOL

 

ADVANCED MACHINING

 

NATHAN LOPEZ

 

RIDGEDALE

 

AG & INDUSTRIAL POWER

 

JACOB SNYDER

 

ELGIN

 

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

 

RAYLEIGH CLARK

NICHOLAS MANNING

 

NORTH UNION

RIVER VALLEY

 

COMPUTER NETWORKING ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGIES

 

 

GAEGE SEIBER

 

 

RIDGEDALE

 

CONSTRUCTION TRADES ACADEMY

 

WILLIAM OGDEN

 

HOME SCHOOLED

 

COSMETOLOGY

 

ALEXIS SPURLOCK

 

ELGIN

 

ESTHETICS

 

GRACELYN DOOLEY

 

RIVER VALLEY

 

NAIL TECH

 

GRACE BRENZO

 

RIDGEDALE

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

 

SKYE BIVENS

 

MT. GILEAD

 

CULINARY ARTS

 

BRYANNA BEENEY

 

PLEASANT

 

INTERACTIVE MEDIA

 

BRYNN WHITCOMB

 

MARION CITY

 

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES

 

LAWYER SCOTT

 

RIVER VALLEY

 

EXERCISE SCIENCE

 

ALEXIS DEGOOD

 

PLEASANT

 

HEALTH CAREERS ACADEMY

 

REBEKAH STURDIVANT

GISELLE PEREZ

 

MT. GILEAD

RIVER VALLEY

 

VETERINARY SCIENCE

 

RACHEL HOGAN

 

RIVER VALLEY

 

VISION

 

HAROLD MANLEY

 

ELGIN

 

WELDING

 

GARRETT PADOVANO

CORDELL NICHOLSON

 

NORTH UNION

NORTH UNION

 Principal Solis’ Awards. It is a Tri-Rivers tradition to select the Outstanding Students of the Year for each program.
The recipients of this award were judged by the following criteria: Career-Technical and Academic Grades,  Attendance, Level of Involvement in their respective Career Technical, Student Organizations, Enthusiasm for the program, And Future plans that reflect their training:

                 

PROGRAM

          

RECIPIENT

   

HOME SCHOOL

 

ADVANCED MACHINING

 

PRESTON WELSH

 

RIVER VALLEY

 

AG & INDUSTRIAL POWER

 

GRIFFIN DELAWDER

 

RIVER VALLEY

 

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

 

TYLER MCMANUS

 

PLEASANT

COMPUTER NETWORKING ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGIES  

EVAN JONES

 

RIDGEDALE

 

CONSTRUCTION TRADES  ACADEMY

 

DANIEL RENGERT

 

RIVER VALLEY

 

COSMETOLOGY

 

GRACE RANDALL

 

MT. GILEAD

 

ESTHETICS

 

BREANNA NOTESTINE

 

MARION CITY

 

NAIL TECH

 

KRISTEN PARKER

 

RIDGEDALE

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

 

SOPHIA THACKER

 

RIVER VALLEY

 

CULINARY ARTS

 

AMELIA ENGLAND

 

NORTH UNION

 

INTERACTIVE MEDIA

 

TRISTA FUNK

 

PLEASANT

 

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES

 

RYAN SCHLECHT

 

PLEASANT

 

EXERCISE SCIENCE

 

ALEXIS DEGOOD

 

PLEASANT

 

HEALTH CAREERS ACADEMY

 

 

SIERRA ARTHUR

ELIZABETH ONEY

 

PLEASANT

ELGIN

 

VETERINARY SCIENCE

 

KAYLA CARLYLE

 

CARDINGTON

 

VISION

 

JESSICA PRICE

 

RIVER VALLEY

 

WELDING

 

LOGAN EDINGTON

 

RIVER VALLEY

Awards Criteria

Certificate of Distinction:  Awarded to students who have earned ALL A’s in their Career Technical Program for semesters one and two of their level one year and semester one through quarter three of the level two year. Career Technical teacher verification of the student’s mastery of skills in the career field is also required to earn this certificate.

Certificate of Accomplishment: A student may earn any combination of A’s and B averages in their Career Technical Program for semesters one and two of the level one year and semester one through quarter three of the level two year.

Certificate of Achievement:  Earned with any combination of A’s, B’s and C averages in their Career Technical Program for semesters one and two of the level one year and semester one through quarter three of the level two year.

 Certificate of Participation: is awarded to students who are enrolled but did not earn a certificate of Distinction, Accomplishment or Achievement.

 Certificate of Merit: If a student only completes one year of a two year program, and earns any combination of A’s, B’s and C’s.

Top Technical Tradesman Award:  Awarded to the student(s) specializing in their CT Program in both program performance and program grades. In recognition of leadership, citizenship and placement among the top 10% in their Career Technical Program.

Principal Award: Awarded to the student(s) in recognition of excellence in the areas of Career-Technical and Academic Achievement, outstanding attendance, involvement in their CT Student organization, enthusiastic participation in school activities and future plans reflecting their CT training obtained at Tri-Rivers Career Center.

Academic Award of Excellence:  Students must earn ALL A’s in their core academic courses this includes English, Math, Science and Social Studies. These academic awards are earned by students who attend Tri-Rivers Career Center on a full-time basis.

Academic Award of Achievement: Each academic department determines the criteria and awards their top senior of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Kube, RN. —Outstanding Alumni 2020-2021

Ashley Kube, RN, is a nurse leader and nurse educator in our community. Graduate of Tri-Rivers PN and LPN to RN programs

The Tri-Rivers Outstanding Alumni Award is the highest honor our school presents to a graduate, and it is given in recognition of a graduate that has brought honor to Tri-Rivers through their professional achievements, community impact and leadership. We are honored  to celebrate Ashley’s achievements as a Tri-Rivers graduate, nurse leader and nurse educator in our community.

Ashley initially enrolled in Tri Rivers School of Nursing as an advanced standing student in January of 2013 in our Practical Nursing, or LPN, program. Her Tri-Rivers Instructor, Lori Conte, said, “It became immediately apparent to me that Ashley was a very dedicated, thorough, and caring future nurse. She was always striving to learn more, to do more and just be the best she could be, volunteering for extra assignments and doing extra research to make sure she gave safe care.”

Ashley graduated in June of 2013, and upon receiving her LPN license, immediately re-enrolled in the LPN to RN program at Tri-Rivers in the fall of 2013. Ashley not only graduated from our RN program the following year, but her clinical and academic performance was so outstanding that she was selected as the recipient of the Registered Nursing program’s highest award, the Judith Ryan Higel Award. The Judith Ryan Higel Award is given to a student who is exceptional academically, as well as clinically, supportive of their classmates, and a true role model for other students.

After graduation, Ashley worked at Marion Manor as Registered Nurse, MDS Coordinator and charge nurse, where she put her heart into her work. She quickly became known as a patient advocate, providing meticulous and compassionate care to the patients assigned to her. At the same time, Ashley continued her education, graduating from Ohio University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2019. Not only has she shown a lifelong commitment to continuous learning, but she has also demonstrated that another strength she possesses is the ability to teach and inspire others. Ashley joined our own clinical faculty in 2016, teaching groups of students in various clinical sites over the next 3 years.

Her emphasis on patient safety and critical thinking made a lasting impact on the future nurses she taught during that time period. Ashley is currently working as a nurse leader and nurse educator at Avita Bucyrus Community Hospital. She has worked there as a Med Surg nurse, an ICU nurse, and now has the position of Student Nurse Residency and New Graduate Coordinator. During her time so far at Avita Health System, she has received advanced IV placement training, and has already been the recipient of a Daisy Award, a highly regarded award given to nurses for providing “above and beyond compassionate care to patients and families.”

Ashley has had a tremendous community impact in her career so far since her graduation from Tri-Rivers. She has influenced our community not only through the excellent nursing care she has provided, but also through her guidance on many future and new nurses through her teaching efforts.

Ashley is truly a distinguished alumna and deserving of this award. She teaches, guides, encourages, and mentors new nurses and helps their own passion for the field of nursing to be nurtured. She continues to be a role model in prioritizing patient safety, patient advocacy, and compassionate care. Ashley always speaks highly of Tri Rivers and never hesitates to encourage future Tri-Rivers students with her story. We are all honored to have walked with her for a time in her nursing journey, and we look forward to celebrating her future accomplishments with her.

Eli Cochran—Outstanding Alumni 2020-2021

Tad Douce presents an Outstanding Alumni award to Eli Cochran. Eli graduated in 2005 from Tri-Rivers’ Electronics program.

Eli has thrived in every role he has held since leaving Tri-Rivers. He has excelled so much, that he was recently selected to lead the Cyber Security Program at Delaware Area Career Center beginning in the 2019 school year.

When Eli was a student at Tri-Rivers, he joined Mr. Ritch Ramey’s robotics team, even though he was not in the Engineering program. When Eli left Tri-Rivers for Marion Technical College, he continued to compete in the National Robotics Challenge (NRC) at the post-secondary level— forming a team with just himself. Upon entering the workforce, Eli immediately committed himself to serving as a judge for the annual event, and two years ago, he decided to go “all-in” and join the organizational committee. Eli now serves as the Director of Contest Judging, taking over Mr. Ramey. Through his work, the National Robotics Challenge has modified the judging assignment process to utilize online tools that assist both judges and the companies they work for with understanding the schedule and assignments.

Eli has overcome some very difficult learning challenges to embody what a student can do when they put their mind to it. Now he is inspiring the next generation of future technicians and leaders to keep our community strong.

 

 

Congratulations to the Adult Diploma May Grads

Congratulations to the Adult Diploma graduates! They not only earned their diplomas but gained valuable welding skills! You are AMAZING!

Graduates include: Corey Corbin-Adkins, Alex Dodd, Tiffani Hummel, Eric McCurdy and Michael Miller.

The Adult Diploma Program provides job training and an alternate pathway for adults, ages 22 or older, to earn an industry-recognized credential aligned to one of Ohio’s in-demand jobs (after passing the WorkKeys, course requirements, and assessments) AND awarded a state-issued high school diploma.

What makes this program different from a traditional high school setting is the delivery of instruction to adults. Instead of measuring academic achievement through clock hours, seat time or credits earned, the focus is on a competency-based approach that provides a self-paced option. Once competencies have been learned, adults then demonstrate mastery of skill. Each eligible adult works with the provider to create a customized student success plan.

Construction Trades receives BIG thank you

Construction Trades Academy instructor, David Willey, his teaching team, and his students were presented a “Grateful Appreciation” award from the Marion Senior Center Board, staff and members, for their selfless contributions of time, expertise, and talent for the construction of the Senior Center’s new activity pavilion which will enhance the lives of seniors in the community.

Mr Willey is pictured with Mrs. Lucas, TRCC director of operations.

Construction Trades completed several other community projects this year including projects for Marion Tall Grass Trail, the Marion Community Foundation, The Women’s Club Home, and River Valley to name a few.

Accuplacer Info/CCP

Marion Technical College will offer Accuplacer Testing Sessions at Tri-Rivers’ Great Start 2021,

June 8th at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 3pm

for students who need to complete the Accuplacer to qualify for College Credit Plus (CCP).

Here is the link for students to sign up for the ACCUPLACER

https://forms.gle/bUrtyg1fsZSnvRgw8

You must also complete the online MTC Application prior to June 1:

https://www.mtc.edu/future-students/college-credit-plus/ccp-admission-steps/

You will not be able to test if there is no application on file with MTC. Sign-ups & your application MUST BE completed

PRIOR to June 1, 2021 at 3pm in order to test at Great Start 2021 on June 8.

2021 Industrial Maintenance Graduation

Congratulations to the 2021 Tri-Rivers Industrial Maintenance Graduates—Adam Furniss, Ryan Pahl, Matthew Parrish, Brian Salinas, Jerry Stevenson, Jeremy Thomas, Linken Tyler and Matthew Vandeerhoff.

 

The Industrial Maintenance Adult Education Training 600-hour Program at Tri-Rivers provides the skills necessary to perform industrial maintenance tasks in today’s manufacturing operations.

Furniss and Pahl received Excellent Attendance Awards.

Industrial Maintenance is a complete curriculum. Our professional instructors give you hands-on training in each of our classes—Intro to Robotics, Basic Welding, Advanced Welding, HVAC training, Basic Electricity and Electronics, Introduction to Computers and Hydraulics, Pneumatics, PLC’s, Machine Tools and more. We’ll give you the knowledge and skills to get you prepared for the 21st century.

You’ll do more than read a textbook. You will design, build, test and troubleshoot. You’ll demonstrate your knowledge. Be prepared to learn!

 

Industrial Maintenance Instructors: Corey Adams, Reddy Brown, Mark Edington, Dakota Elswick, Richard George, Chris Harriman, Larry Honaker, David Isley, Kyle Kanagy, Steve McFarland, Amy Pirnstill, Levi Retterer, Tom Reynolds, Tim Seeley, John Seibel, Larry Strickland, and Larry Wood

Support Staff: Nikki Hamilton, Amy Pirnstill

Program details: Industrial Maintenance-Tri-Rivers

Lt. Gov. Husted features Tri-Rivers’ Ryan Schlecht

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted’s social media series titled, “Free College? Yes in Ohio, featured Tri-Rivers/RAMTEC’s Engineering Tech student Ryan Schlecht.

Thank you to Marion Star Report Micah Walker for a great story on Ryan and Lt. Gov. Husted’s initiative.

To Read Click Here

Ryan, a senior at Tri-Rivers is part of the Career Center’s  Engineering Technologies at RAMTEC. He is also part of the College Credit Plus (CCP) program, where he is earning 18 credits through Marion Technical College. Lt. Gov. Husted interviewed Ryan via Zoom.