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EHOVE students qualify for SkillsUSA regional action

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Dec 8, 2018 at 12:00 PM

AVERY — The many local EHOVE Career Center students who placed first or second in recent individual events will compete in the SkillsUSA regional competition in February.

Those students are: Kylie Livermore (Western Reserve High School in the medical careers program); Maxwell McMurray (Bellevue, electrical tech); Gabe Paulsen (Bellevue, electrical tech); Mercedes Reer (Bellevue, criminal justice); Leland Crandall (New London, firefighter/EMT); Flor Munoz (Norwalk, medical careers); Cassandra Biedrzycki (Bellevue, medical careers); Jade Blair (Western Reserve, electrical tech); Jenna Skrada (Western Reserve, cosmetology); Alicia Hamons (Bellevue, medical careers); Donaven Skier (Monroeville, computer network tech); and Reese Linden (Edison, medical careers).

Also, students who competed in the quiz-bowl team event qualified for regional action. They are: Corgan Carollo (South Central, medical careers); Ryan Leslie (Perkins, computer network tech); Kayle Mowry (Norwalk, criminal justice); Natalie Comer (Western Reserve, medical careers); and Zach Kibler (Edison, job connections).

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry officials working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The Ohio chapter provides its 31,500-plus career-technical education members, which includes many EHOVE students, the opportunity to participate in local, regional, state and national competitive events. SkillsUSA encourages students to give back to the community through various community service activities.

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Larry McGee, from Pegasus Race Trailers, recently stopped by the welding technician occupational program to drop off the company’s donation of four new aluminum spool guns, valued at $1,500 each.

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Three local industrial tech students were winners in the annual Oxy-Fuel cutting competition. O.E. Meyer Co. sponsored the prizes.

Western Reserve student Logan Drossman placed first, Bryson Phipps (Bellevue) took second and Ben Wahl (New London) was third. 

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Science teacher Eva Bickley taught a session on coding with Ozobots at “Women in STEM” at BGSU Firelands. The students used problem-solving and critical thinking to figure out how to maneuver the robots around obstacles, measure and convert distances and learn block-coding.

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