On May 25, 2016 North Point Educational Service Center held its 29th Annual Commencement Ceremony at Norwalk High School's Performing Arts Center. Approximately 100 family members, friends and school officials witnessed the graduating seniors receive their diplomas.
We would like to commend Karen Ruf, Debbie Graber, Allison Leitz, Robin Hasselbach, and Julie Kijowski for their hard work planning this event. In addition to these listed, we would also like to thank Marcia Herbkersman, Stacey Cavello, Tori Woods-Rourke, Adelle Nader, Beth D'Ambrosio, Kristin Middleton, and Brett Hurst for their help with the set-up and organization on the day of the ceremony. We would like to thank Nick Ruf and Tyler Graham for their help with setting up the stage area and extend a special thanks to Clyde McPherson 7th Grade Vocal Ensemble. And finally, we would like to extend our appreciation to Norwalk City Schools and Mollie Wetherill for allowing us to use their facilities for the graduation ceremony and the reception held afterwards.
This year's graduates include: Nicholas Bickhart (Bellevue City), Sarah Beaudoin (Edison Local), Katrina Woodruff (Lakota Local), Jessica Zickefoose (Norwalk City), Ryan Butts (Perkins Local), Lance Pratt (Port Clinton City), Harold Swick III (Ridgedale Local), Cody Mills, Mary Sutter and Roy Teter (South Central Local), Joe Boyd (Vermilion Local), and Chad Hinckley (Western Reserve Local).
On Monday, May 9th and Tuesday, May 10th Monroeville Local Schools sent their 5th grade science classes to the Challenger Learning Center in Oregon, Ohio. This mission was a successful one for both of the classes that attended.
Fast-forwarding to the year 2040, the students were able to successfully "reach the moon". While in space the students performed tasks such as fixing a probe for testing, testing rock samples for a successful landing, and performing tests on astronauts to make sure they are safe and healthy. The fieldtrip allowed the students to have a hands-on inquiry in a fun, engaging environment.
On Friday, May 13, 2016 North Point Educational Service Center hosted a regional Junior Achievement (JA) Business Challenge. JA awarded $3,750 in scholarships for this regional competition. A total of five (5) teams from area school districts competed at this year's event. The winning team from EHOVE Career Center was made up of Dylan Griffitts, Carter Pugh and Shelby Zeiter. Each of these three (3) students was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Junior Achievement, Erie County for being part of the winning team. On the second place team from Margaretta Local Schools was Alex Michael, Julia Orshoski and Michaela Eisenhauer. Each of these ladies received a $250 scholarship, also from Junior Achievement, Erie County.
Three hundred and twenty-one students, parents, teachers, administrators and honored guests were in attendance at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Ottawa County Top Ten Banquet on April 20, 2016. The event was sponsored by the Ottawa County Cabinet of Superintendents and North Point Educational Service Center and was held at the Camp Perry Clubhouse in Port Clinton.
This banquet honors the top ten academic students from each school within the county and they, in turn, select and honor an educator who made a positive impact on their academic life. At the banquet each student presented his/her honored educator with a certificate and gave a short speech on why he or she was chosen.
Click on the link to see a complete list of the Top Ten students who were recognized: Students and Honored Educators
On Wednesday, April 13, 2016 the Ohio Educational Service Center (OESCA) recognized 82 of Ohio's top students from across the state during the 27th Annual Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Awards Program. The North Point Educational Service Center award recipients honorer were Ryley Miller from Vermilion High School, representing Erie County, Alyssa Tuttle from Norwalk High School, representing Huron County, and R. Ellis Adolph III from Port Clinton High School, representing Ottawa County.
The recognition was established in 1989 by Ohio's educational service centers as a way to celebrate outstanding scholarship and applaud the achievements of one (1) senior from each county in the state. Named after a former state superintendent, the program is the only event which brings together the top graduating seniors from across Ohio to recognize their achievements.