Ohio Hi-Point Career Center honors retiring personnel, collects books for kids


By Adam Grillot - Communications Coordinator - Ohio Hi-Point Career Center



The Common Cause Book Drive

For the last couple of months, the students and staff at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center have been collecting children’s books for The Common Cause Book Drive that will be given to the elementary schools of the 14 partner districts. The goal is to collect at least 5,000 new or gently used books to donate in hopes of feeding the passion for literature to future students. There have been competitions among the different departments to donate books and students have been helping out by collecting and counting the number of books left in crates around the main campus. The school is closing in on its goal of 5,000 books and anticipates to reach it before sharing them with the children in the spring.

Sexting Presentation

On Feb. 16, the Logan County Prosecutor’s Office, Bellefontaine City Police Department, and Logan County Sheriff’s Office visited Ohio Hi-Point main campus to present to students about “sexting.” Students learned what to do when faced with difficult online decisions, what the actual risks are, the impact on their future, and how to find support if and when they encounter this type of situation. The main focus was to make students aware of the real consequences and that before posting anything online or through other messaging services that they stop and think twice about pressing that send button.

Joan Harper Retiring After 18 Years of Service

Known as the go-to person on campus for the past 18 years, Joan Harper has announced her retirement from the Facilities and Grounds Secretary position and is now looking forward to visiting her children, biking, and traveling as much as possible. Mrs. Harper has passionately served the facilities and grounds department by taking care of maintenance communications, paper filings, vendor relations, construction agendas and documentation, ordering supplies, and all of the essential tasks that are included with secretarial services. “It has been a pleasure to work with Mr. Robert Walker and I have really enjoyed this school”, says Harper. The entire Hi-Point community is very thankful and appreciative for Mrs. Harpers dedication to work excellence and wishes her well in retirement.

Shear Ceremony Celebration

On Friday, February 17, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center junior Cosmetology students celebrated their accomplishments at the Annual Shear Ceremony. Each student who completed Haircutting 101 received a certificate of award followed by a meal prepared by Ohio Hi-Point Career Center’s Culinary Arts students in the Sloan Inn. The juniors also hosted an event in the salon on main campus called the Cut-A-Thon. From marketing themselves within their communities and home schools to booking appointments and serving the customers, these students gain real-world experience that makes a difference! The salon can be found filled with parents and family members who come to get services done each time. They have a price sheet indicating the amount each service costs and all funds collected goes into the Cosmetology CTSO account for program development.

SkillsUSA Ohio Southwest Regional 2017 Competition Hosts

The 2017 SkillsUSA Ohio Southwest Regional Competition was scheduled at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center on Saturday, March 4. This event is open to all schools in the Southwest Region who declared their intent to participate in the events. The competition included 28 schools competing against each other in 39 contests involving approximately 900 students. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to improve the quality of America’s skilled workforce and serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually.

Kidder Welds His Way to State

Ohio Hi-Point welding and fabrication student Wesley Kidder is on his way to compete at the SkillsUSA Ohio state competition after impressing the judges at the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology event. The competition included a written testing section, parts layout and preparation, stick welding, MIG welding, and TIG welding all which had to abide by the provided blueprints. He achieved a perfect score on his welding location and is excited to move on to the next level. Kidder plans to enroll in the mechanical engineering program at Cedarville University in the fall and want to open his own fabrication shop in the future.

By Adam Grillot

Communications Coordinator

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

Submitted by Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.

Submitted by Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.