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Four County Career Center’s HOSA - Future Health Professionals Chapter members include more than 90 Health Careers and Sports Fitness & Exercise Science students. These students work on chapter projects, compete in district, state and national leadership and skill competitions and sponso…

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Four County Career Center recently hosted the annual Career Exploration Days for more than 1,600 sophomores from the 22 member schools in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties. Each sophomore visited two career and technical programs and heard presentations about the programs from ca…

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Four County Career Center recently announced Haley Zachrich from Napoleon High School as a Student of the Month. The daughter of David and Julie Zachrich, she is a junior in the floral design program. Zachrich was nominated by her instructor, Florence Luzny. She is a member of FFA and is on …

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Four County Career Center recently hosted the annual Career Exploration Days for more than 1,600 sophomores from the 22 member schools in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties. Each sophomore visited two career and technical programs and heard presentations about the programs from ca…

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ARCHBOLD — The need for skilled nurses continues to grow nationwide, and Northwest State Community College is leading the way in preparing students to meet the healthcare demands in communities. The Practical Nursing graduates from 2019 at NSCC earned a 100% pass rate for the National Counci…

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Four County Career Center recently celebrated winter sports spirit day. Sixty student athletes and cheerleaders from all 22 associate schools were recognized.

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HOLGATE — Children who will be 5 years old by Aug. 1 may participate in a screening process for kindergarten enrollment in the Holgate Local School District for the 2020-21 school year.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday proposed rolling back nutrition guidelines for school meals that had been promoted by Michelle Obama as part of her campaign to combat child obesity.

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Napoleon High School November Students of the Month include (from left) Napoleon Lions Club senior Jordan Blue; Rotary Club sophomore Tristan Stacey; Bert G. Taylor Napoleon American Legion junior Caely Ressler; and Freedom Township Men’s Club Freshman Lauder Bockelman.

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We welcomed back our students and staff last week from a full two-week Christmas vacation. While this is the beginning of the new calendar year, this also marks the halfway point of the school year.

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The Liberty Center Middle School Fine Arts Department recently announced December Students of the Month for achievement in visual arts, choir or band include (front row, from left) Isabelle Genson, Natalie Huber, Ethan Gray, Collin Westrick, Owen Gebers, (second row, from left) Braxton Light…

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St. Augustine Catholic School recently completed the Kids Heart Challenge, raising more than $950 to benefit the American Heart Association. Pictured is top fundraiser Ashlyne Minnick, second grader, with Tracy Shepard, American Heart Association representative.

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ARCHBOLD — Northwest State Community College recently honored students achieving academic excellence during its fall honors ceremony. Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Delta Nu and Award of Merit students were recognized during the one-hour ceremony on the college’s Archbold campus.

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ARCHBOLD — Northwest State Community College recently held its fall commencement ceremony, which included the awarding of 127 degrees and/or certificates to 122 students from the divisions of Arts & Sciences; Business & Public Services; Nursing and Allied Health; and Science, Technol…

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Four County Career Center recently hosted a luncheon prepared by the culinary arts management/chef training students and tour for member school counselors arranged by the Student Services Department. Napoleon High School counselors toured the career and technical labs and saw in-lab demonstr…

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FLL Team 39370, Robo Rampage, recently competed for the second year at the First LEGO League Tournament with 19 regional teams at Sylvania Southview High School. The team is affiliated with and sponsored by Northwest State Community College, plus NorthStarBlue Scope is also a sponsor. The te…

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It’s the season of fresh starts; a new year, new decade, new beginnings. It’s a time to let loose of old habits and hit the “refresh” button on our lives and our behaviors. But is it? If you’re like most people, you may have some of the same resolutions you’ve had for decades … take better c…

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Patrick Henry Middle School November Students of the Month were selected by staff for their actions and attitudes of gratitude. They include (front row, from left) Elliana Dishong, Sophia Schwab, Megan Schiffer, Aidan Kulek, (back row, from left) Claire Piercefield, Kylee Karamol, Jaidan Rut…

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Four County Career Center recently announced Konner Maurer from Napoleon High School as a Student of the Month. The son of Larry and Paula Maurer, he is a senior in the specialized mechatronics and robotics technology program. Maurer was nominated by his instructor, Tim Armitage. He is a mem…

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Four County Career Center recently announced Sierra Schultheis from Napoleon High School as a Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Dean Schultheis and Lindsay O’Mary and is a junior in the early childhood education program. Sierra was nominated by her instructor, Susan Myers. Schulth…

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Four County Career Center recently announced Molly Weirauch from Napoleon High School as a Student of the Month. The daughter of Chris Weirauch, she is a senior in the early childhood education program, Weirauch was nominated by her academic instructor, Jason Blue. She is a member of Family,…

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DEFIANCE — The Defiance College exercise science program has been recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as an undergraduate student preparation program for both the NSCA-certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and the NSCA-certified Strength and Conditioning Specia…

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Campbellsville University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Donna Hedgepath has announced the honor’s and dean’s lists for the fall semester.

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A student loan is money that is borrowed to pay for education-related expenses, including tuition, books and room and board. Student loans must be paid back in full with interest. Interest is money paid to a lender as a cost of borrowing money and is typically calculated as a percentage of t…

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In October, our board of education passed a funding mechanism for phase two renovations at Patrick Henry High School. This mechanism is Certificates of Participation (COPS). As we shared at that time, the district leveraged 75% of the pipeline payments (accounting for depreciation) over the …

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DEFIANCE — Students from Defiance College’s social work Macro Practice with Communities and Organizations class recently conducted their annual Pay It Forward initiative during the fall semester. The course directly impacts community needs by awarding financial assistance. This year, 16 seni…

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2014 St. Augustine School graduate Justin Majewski (standing) recently visited the third and fourth grade history class. He presented the history and lifestyle of Northeastern Woodland Natives that lived on the shores of the Maumee River and Lake Erie in 1790-1812. After a presentation, he a…

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COLUMBUS — Seth Gerken of Napoleon recently graduated from Ohio Dominican University with a bachelor of science degree in exercise science.

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ARCHBOLD — The Northwest State Community College Foundation received a $5,000 community grant from the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) to conduct a three-day Cybersecurity and Telecommunications summer camp for high school students in northwest Ohio in 2020. Per FRS, the camp will “instil…

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On Dec. 5-6, Four County Career Center hosted the annual Career Exploration Days for more than 1,600 sophomores from the 22 member schools in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties. Each sophomore visited two career and technical programs and heard presentations about the programs fro…

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Liberty Center Middle School Writers Club recently announced that eight of its members authored short stories selected by the International Young Writers Association for publication. The compilation will be called "Survival Sagas" and will be submitted to the United States Library of Congress.

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Napoleon Middle School eighth graders participated in “Exploring Careers Hands On for 8th Graders” (ECHO for 8th Graders) held at Four County Career Center. Career explorers from the career center guided the students through several careers that were of interest to the eighth graders as they…

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Four County Career Center recently announced Ben Sheaffer from Napoleon High School as a Student of the Month. The son of Travis and Susann Sheaffer, he is a senior in the IT Academy - computer networking and cybersecurity program. Sheaffer was nominated by his instructor, Tim Ricketts. He i…

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Jen Burkhart at Napoleon Elementary School reported having donations of Beanie Babies from friends and using them as gifts for her first-grade students. The students were able to pick out their own animal, fill out an adoption certificate, and then were encouraged to read to them while at ho…

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Napoleon High School Principal Ryan Wilde recently toured the career and technical labs and saw in-lab demonstrations by the students from Napoleon who attend the career center. Shown in the Automotive Technologies lab are (from left) Austin Ochoa, fire and rescue; Wilde; and Brandon Mullhol…

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ARCHBOLD — Northwest State Community College and Midwest Community Federal Credit Union recently partnered together at the NSCC Archbold campus to bring area high school students information about personal finances and life skills.

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Four County Career Center recently held a member school principal tour arranged by Career & Technical Director Rick Bachman. Holgate High School Principal Brian Hughes toured the career and technical labs and saw in-lab demonstrations by the students from Holgate who attend the career ce…

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Jan. 8, 2020, will mark the two-year anniversary of the Liberty Center K-12 school building. This $41 million state-of-the-art structure is beautiful, inside and out. Students, staff, parents and community members are very fortunate to have such an attractive facility in their community in w…

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School safety is a topic that is always at the forefront of our minds whenever we have students/staff in the building. It’s important to inform parents of the processes that take place at the school whenever there is any threat reported that could impact the well-being of our students or sta…

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Area professionals recently shared their time and talents with the students of Liberty Center Middle School, introducing students to a wide variety of opportunities as part of the 2019 Career Day Program. Featured careers included law enforcement, engineering, skilled trades, general health …

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COLUMBUS — Simon Born of McClure was recently named one of Ohio Connections Academy’s (OCA) Star Students of the Month for November in recognition of his achievements and leadership in the virtual classroom.

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Four County Career Center has selected the 2019-20 student council members. Student council sponsors the spring dance and various other projects throughout the school year. Students include (front row, from left) Trinity Saxton, Liberty Center; Kaitlyn Mallett, Hicksville; Danasia Rowe, Defi…

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This is the second year Four County Career Center is participating in Drug Free Clubs of America, which was created to help students make wise choices. Students in this more than 145 student membership club join voluntarily and become members by paying a membership fee and passing a 12-panel…

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Delegate Assembly has elected Scott E. Huddle as the association’s 2020 president-elect.

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COLUMBUS — Michael V. Drake, MD, who has served as president of The Ohio State University since June 2014, has announced that he will retire from the role next year.

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The faculty of Liberty Center Middle School recently announced the October students of the month who were selected for outstanding productivity and for being on task consistently. Pictured (front row, from left) are Blake Garber, Abbigail Elders, Kinze Jaqua, Xander Myers, (back row, from le…