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Adult Education students honored at graduation ceremony

A full house at the Holland Theatre (pictured) took part in honoring 53 Adult and Continuing Education students as they earned certificates from their respected programs during Tuesday evening’s graduation ceremony.

The ceremony began with a moment of silence for the victims of the recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Superintendent Jeff Price welcomed family and friends and posed the question “how will you use the education you’ve gained to make the world a better place?” to the graduates.

OHP Board President, Anne Reames also added her congratulations and encouraged the graduates to be life-long learners, and former Ohio Hi-Point Superintendent Nancy J. Knight stressed for the graduates to keep promises and have passion for the fields they’ve chosen.

Student speakers for the evening were Samantha Bell (ABLE G.E.D), Teresa Weikle (Medical Assisting), Amanda Byrd (Practical Nursing), Colleen Earl (Practical Nursing) and Rebekah Faville (Practical Nursing).

Students who successfully completed programs are:

ABLE G.E.D.- Samantha Bell, Jessica Boop, Karen Brown, Jessica Conover, Amanda Hamilton, Brittany Hoffer, Steven Hoffer, Michelle Lowery, Kendra Rowe

Medical Assisting- Krystal Portis, Melissa Runyon, Maykelin Rustrian, Cynthia Schindewolf, Teresa Weikle

Practical Nursing- Cathi Bittner, Holly Bolling, Roselynn Brill, Cheryl Busch, Amanda Byrd, Sierra Canaday, Stephanie Cannode, Lyndsey Cheek, Shawn Childs, Jessie Connolly, Brianne Cox, Tonya Daniel, Colleen Earl, Camille Easterday, Lauren England, Rebekah Faville, Candice Fisher, Alisa Fowler, Beverly Glasgow, Jaime Green, Bradly Jenkins, Rachel Lloyd, Ruth Louden, Kelly Maddox, Renee Marker, Amy Moore, Kimberly Moran, Stephanie Napier, Ryan Peck, Ann Pippin, Stephanie Rockhold, Abby Smith, Kayla Spring, Stacy Springer, NaNette Taylor, Kathleen Thompson, Kori Vactor, Sylvia Wolfe, Ashlyn Woodruff

The Ohio Hi-Point Alumni and Friends Association ended the night by naming Rebecca Faville, Practical Nursing graduate, as the recipient of the Alumni and Friends scholarship in the amount of $250.

Adult Education’s Winter Orientation begins January 3rd, 4th and 7th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ohio Hi-Point’s Main Campus in Bellefontaine. Courses available include Practical Nursing at OHP’s South Campus in Urbana, Psychiatric Aide at North Campus in Kenton and a Medical Assisting Program in Marysville.

Classes for the ABLE G.E.D. courses begin February 5th. ABLE coordinator Sharon Halter encourages those without a high school credential to take advantage of the resources available to earn a G.E.D. before the 2014 changes take effect, including an increase in price and a change to a computer-based test.

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