Lions Club Honors Students of the Month
Three Colonel Crawford elders and their family members were guests of Colonel Crawford’s Lions at the November dinner meeting. The students were honored as Lions CC Students of the Month. Each received a commemorative certificate and a check for $100.
Maria Smith, daughter of Toby and Amy Smith, is October’s student of the month. She is a member of the National Honor Society, student council, president of the LEO Club, and a member of Young Life. She competes in track and field and cross-country. She is a member of the Dairy Maids and Gents 4-H Club, having served as Past President and also serves on the Crawford County Fairgrounds Board of Directors. She is a member of Bucyrus Holy Trinity and is active in the youth group. She plans to major in early childhood development in college.
November’s student of the month is Parker Ketterman, the son of Kyle Ketterman and Amanda and Jeff Delehoy. He is the senior class president. As a member of the CC football team, he earned first team N-10 status for offense and defense and an honorable mention on All Ohio as a junior. He has been a member of the baseball team for three years. Parker plans to go to college and earn a degree in radiology.
January’s student of the month is Emma Scott, daughter of Brad and Kim Scott. She is president of the NHS and has obtained academic letters. She is a member of the Academic Challenge team, the LEO Club, and participates in the Bucyrus Backpack program. She attends St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sulfur Springs. During her junior volleyball year, Emma won several honors. This year, she was named to the All N-10 First Team, All District N-10 First Team, and was invited to play in the District All-Star Match. She is also part of the track team. She plans to attend a four-year college where she intends to major in biology.
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Pioneer names distinguished alumni and top corporate award winners
SHELBY – Pioneer Career & Technology Center presented Rebecca Knipp with the Honorary Pioneer Distinguished Alumni Award. Recipients must be nominated and meet the criteria of the selection process. The award was created for a former member who served as a role model, did well at Pioneer, and continues to live, work, and serve school districts or continue to promote vocational technical education.
Knipp is a 2011 Lexington Pioneer graduate who completed the Early Childhood Education program. She previously worked at Crestline Schools as a preschool teacher, also serving as the district librarian for two years. She is currently employed by Avenue Church and Lifewise Academy.
At Pioneer, Knipp served as FCCLA president, student council treasurer, strategic planning committee member, and SkillsUSA voting delegate. She won the Director’s Attitude Award, Award of Merit, Citizenship Award in her junior and senior years and was nominated by Byron Carmean.
Knipp continues to contribute to Pioneer as a longtime member of the Early Childhood Education Advisory Committee, Senior Project Evaluator, Strategic Planning Committee Member, CDA Evaluator, and guest speaker at the early childhood education class.
AMC Masonry Contractors is Ralph Phillips Business Partner of the Year. Inspired by Ralph Phillips and Phillips Manufacturing & Tower Company, the 16-year tradition was created to recognize outstanding companies that support Pioneer’s goals, mission and excellence.
CMA President Brad Geissman and Vice President Spencer Shipman, along with their families, joined Pioneer directors, past recipients and community members in accepting the award. Grant Brocwell, Pioneer Masonry Instructor, appointed AMC. Masonry contractors from AMC offered job shadowing, field trips and mentorship opportunities, as well as donating materials for use in the lab and in competitions as part of the Pioneer Masonry program. Additionally, Geissman and Shipman have served on Pioneer’s advisory board for the past 10 years.
GOAL Digital Academy advances in special education
GOAL Digital Academy’s Special Education Department has grown to 16 student-serving staff. Students served in the Special Education Department make up 27% of GOAL’s student population. With this growth, GOAL has implemented several procedures and routines to improve response services.
Nan Stanish, director of special education at GOAL Digital Academy, said students have increased their participation in intervention services with the addition of academic support classes, developed by intervention specialist GOAL HopeLosh.
Through a Multi-Tiered Support System (MTSS) process, students received additional help, including tutoring, organization, and coping skills. GOAL students who receive the support have reaped positive results. The number of students coming to the learning lab for help has increased, allowing students to build meaningful relationships with their intervention specialists while working in the lab.