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Pioneer Career & Technology Center announces excellent alumni award

SHELBY – Pioneer Career & Technology Center presented Rebecca Knipp with the honorable Pioneer Distinguished Alumni Award. The winner must be nominated and meet the criteria of the selection process. The award was created for an alumni member who has served as a role model, performed well at Pioneer, and continues to live, work, and serve school districts or continues to support technical professional education.

Distinguished Alumni Honoree Rebecca Knipp with Pioneer Superintendent Greg Nickoli.

Knipp is a 2011 Pioneer graduate from Lexington who completed the early childhood education program. She previously worked as a preschool teacher at Crestline Schools and served as district librarian for two years. She is currently employed by Avenue Church and Lifewise Academy.

During his time at Pioneer, Knipp served as FCCLA President, Student Council Treasurer, Strategic Planning Committee member and SkillsUSA Election Delegate. She received the Director’s Attitude Award, the Award of Merit, the Citizenship Award in both her junior and senior years and was nominated by Byron Carmean. She accomplished all of this while maintaining a GPA of 3.85.

Knipp continues to contribute to Pioneer as a long-time member of the Early Childhood Education Business Advisory Committee, an evaluator for Senior Projects, a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, a CDA evaluator, and as a guest speaker in the Early Childhood Education classroom.

The Richland County Foundation welcomes a new finance director

Rachel Weber

Rachel Weber, CPA, has been appointed Treasurer for the Richland County Foundation.

Weber was most recently CFO and practice manager for Women’s Care Inc. in Mansfield. Previously she was Corporate Accountant at Shearer’s Foods, Finance Director at Wenco Wendy’s Franchises in Ashland and Senior Accounting Manager at Kleshinski, Morrison and Morris CPAs in Mansfield.

Weber earned an accounting degree from North Central State College in Mansfield.

Weber replaces Robert Barrett, who is retiring at the end of this year after having worked for the foundation since 2013.

Local students take part in school exchanges

GALION — Select student-athletes from Galion High School (GHS) shadowed Shelby High School student-athletes for the day on November 9th. For their part, the student-athletes at Shelby High School visited GHS earlier in the week.

Select student-athletes from Galion High School shadowed Shelby High School student-athletes for the day on November 9th.

Schools in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference (MOAC) have created a student-athlete exchange program to promote good sportsmanship, the exchange of ideas, and student leadership. Each year, MOAC schools select a partner district with which to “swap” student-athletes. The district then selects eight underclassmen who demonstrate leadership potential to visit their partner school for a day.

“This is a great opportunity for our student-athletes to further develop their social skills, understand each other better and hopefully make some new friends,” said Galion Superintendent Jennifer Allerding.

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