Education Roundup

First Posted: 2/10/2015

Students receive certification

Four juniors in Lima Senior High School’s Automotive Technology program have passed their Automotive Service Excellence certification test: Matt Compston, Trey Fair, Logan Sheets and Josh Johnston.

Support group meets

The Your Kids First Parent Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in the library at South Science Technology Magnet School, 755 St. Johns Ave. The support group, created last school year, is for parents of children with special needs.

Students of the month

The following were Crestview Middle and High School January Students of the Month: (seventh grade) Michael Joseph, (eighth grade) Hannah Bouillon, (ninth grade) Amber Lichtenberger, (10th grade) Tommi Andersen, (11th grade) Noah Daugherty and (12th grade) Lauren Schmid.

Allen East’s seventh and eighth grade January Students of the Month were Ethan Boday and Ethan Reichenbach.

Joel Siefker was selected as the January Student of the Month at Bluffton High School.

County science fair students recognized

At the Putnam County Science Fair on Saturday, six students earned a perfect score for their projects including Makenna Ricker, of Jennings; Logan Clark and Kerri Ellerbrock, of Glandorf Elementary; Zach Von der Embse, of Kalida; Karenna Langhals, of Sacred Heart Home School; and Claire Eiden, of SS. Peter and Paul.

MathCounts competition this weekend

The Lima Society of Professional Engineers will hold its 32nd annual MathCounts competition at Elida Middle School starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Eight local teams will be competing.

Van Wert kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration at Van Wert City Schools for the 2015-16 school year will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 to Feb. 27 at the Superintendent’s Office in the S.F. Goedde Building, 205 W. Crawford St., Van Wert. Enter through the main entrance doors of the S.F. Goedde Building located on Crawford Street.

Preregistration begins Monday at Paperwork can be dropped off, mailed, faxed or emailed beginning Feb. 23 at the S.F. Goedde Building.

Supporting the arts

At the the Lima Chipotle on from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18 people with the affiliated flier can show it and support The Elida High School Theatrical Program, with 50 percent the proceeds going to the program.

Van Wert open enrollment

Van Wert City Schools will permit students from other school districts in Ohio to apply and enroll in the district’s school system through “open enrollment” for the 2015-16 school year. Applications will be accepted beginning immediately on a first-come, first-served basis according to the date the application is received by the superintendent.

Applications must be completed and returned no later than May 30. Interested individuals may call or stop by the S.F. Goedde Building, Superintendent’s Office, located at 205 W. Crawford St. or call 419-238-0648. Applications may also be found on the website at

Evening with the arts

Lima City School’s “Evening With The Arts” will be Feb. 19, at the Allen County Museum, 620 W. Market St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with performances beginning at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The district’s All City Band Concert will be held the same week at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Lima Senior High School auditorium.

Open house

Lima Central Catholic High School will host an open house for seventh-graders and their parents from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 3. Attendees will join current students in the classroom, learn about the placement exam, scheduling and financial assistance, extracurricular activities along with presentations on academics. Lunch will also be provided. For information contact guidance counselor Stephanie Williams at 419-222-1826 or

Students headed to state

After competing in the DECA District 3 Career Development Conference at Ohio Northern University, more than 40 Lima Senior students have advanced and are now preparing for the state competition. They include:

Business Finance: Brandon Shadley, first place. Business Law and Ethics: Will Jolliff and Levi Quintero, first place.

Apparel and Accessories: Kayleigh Twining, first place.

Financial Consulting: Taylor Lesh, first place.

Sports and Entertainment Marketing: Alex Ehora, first place.

Sports and Entertainment Team Event: Mara Zell and Rashad Butler, first place.

Hospitality Services Team Event: James Moore and Ashley Ridenour, first place.

Principles of Marketing: Elijah Pughsley, first place; Kayla O’Dell, fourth place.

Hotel and Lodging: Brandon Sutter, first place; Adam Moore, fourth place.

Human Resources: Brad Stubbs, first place.

Principals of Finance: Jaime Delgado, second place; Nate Ridenour, fifth place.

Business Services: Alexus Marable, second place; Asia Wilson, fourth place.

Retail Merchandising Management: Reghan Winkler, second place; Rico Stafford, fifth place.

Accounting: Hunter Vermillion, third place.

Personal Finance Literacy: Taylor Mericle, third place.

Professional Selling: Jaden Burk, third place.

Sports Promotion Plan: Bilal Muhammad and Khiry Smith-Williams, third place.

Restaurant and Food Service Management: Ilias Wright, third place; Ricci Glover, fifth place.

Principles of Hospitality: Chase Barnett, third place; Serena Mason, fourth place.

Principles of Business Administration: Jase Hickman, third place; Imari Richardson, fourth place.

Food Marketing: Kai Kirkman, fourth place.

Marketing Managing: Tyler Dunlap, fourth place; Tyler Mills, sixth place.

Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan: De’Auna Falls, Schuyler Holland and Tavares Mills, fourth place.

Entrepreneurship Innovation Written project: Jordan Jackson, fifth place.

Travel and Tourism Team Event: Ruben Flowers and Rion Thompson, fifth place.

Quick Serve Restaurant Management: Tanile Jackson, fifth place.

Automotive Services, Manuel Black, sixth place.

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