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.
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, 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.
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.
This year, Galion has selected five juniors and three sophomores to take part in the exchange – Wyatt Estep, Cameron Eckert, Miranda Stone, Gabe Ivy, Ce Ce Campbell, Braxton Prosser, Maddie Wegesin and Max Albert. Programs represented include volleyball, basketball, softball, swimming, track and field, cheerleading, cross country, marching band, baseball, wrestling, soccer and football.
GOAL Digital Academy makes strides in special education
GOAL Digital Academy’s Special Education department has grown to 16 staff over the past year mentoring students. Students enrolled in the Special Education Department make up 27% of the GOAL student population. With this growth, GOAL has implemented several procedures and routines to improve intervention services.
Nan Stanish, director of special education at GOAL Digital Academy, said students have increased participation in intervention services with the addition of academic assistance classes developed by GOAL intervention specialist Hope Losh.
A Multi-Level Support System (MTSS) provides students with additional support, including tutoring, organization, and coping skills. The number of students coming to the learning lab for support has increased, and this allows students to form meaningful relationships with their intervention specialists while working in the lab.
Mansfield student, finalist in Grove City College’s elevator pitch competition
GROVE CITY, PA – Mansfield’s Mary Golias is a finalist in the Elevator Pitch Competition at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. She was among 156 students from 30 majors who registered for the opportunity to pitch their ideas for a new commercial or social enterprise in a two-stage jury competition.
Fifteen finalists from eight majors were selected for the final round. Golias is one of six finalists in the Social Enterprise category. Her proposal is titled “Art on Wheels” and serves low-income communities with arts education and spiritual support.
The finalists’ pitches were heard by three judges on November 7th. The winners will be announced shortly.
Advance ticket sales for the AU Madrigal Festival, which takes place from 1st to 4th December
ASHLAND – Tickets to the Madrigal Feaste at Ashland University are on sale. The 46th annual event will be held at Redwood Hall from December 1-4, with doors opening at 6pm each evening and the royal procession beginning at 6:30pm
Presented by the AU Music Department, the Feaste consists of a four-course meal culminating in flame pudding and musical and theatrical entertainment before, during and after the meal.
Dressed in reproductions of period costumes, the AU Chamber Singers perform traditional Christmas carols, ceremonial music and madrigals. In addition, a court jester provides comic relief.
Tickets must be purchased before the Madrigal Feaste and sales end on November 28th. In-person purchases can be made at the AU Campus Store, while tickets can also be purchased at ashland.universitytickets.com.
For more information, contact Ron Blackley at 419-289-5114 or email@example.com.