Sentinel welcomes 23 to honor society

Twenty-three senior students were inducted into the 2013 National Technical Honor Society during a ceremony Monday at Sentinel Career and Technical Center.

Sentinel Director Elissa Heal welcomed inductees with 15 rules to succeed in life.

“First, find and pursue your passion. You can Google for an answer. You can Google for a mate. You can Google for a career, but you can’t Google to find the passion that is in your heart,” Heal said.

Other rules included:

Trust yourself and learn to be bold.

Do not let others define who you are.

Dream big.

Take initiative.

Do not give up.

You don’t need to be perfect.

If you think you can, then you can.

Work hard.

Give back.

Work for people you like.

Be willing to be wrong.

Trust your instincts.

Seek balance.

Take yourself with a grain of salt.

“Always remember talent is a gift, but character is a choice,” Heal said.

Students inducted were Mark Fowler, Timothy Goshe, Marisa Horn and James Lauer of Calvert Catholic High School; Amy Covert, Danielle Reilly and Travis Zimmerman of Columbian High School; Zachariah Riedel, home-schooled; Mark Bouillon and Marissa Kirian of Hopewell-Loudon High School; Kendra Bloomfield, Brandi Goeller and Danielle Sammet of Mohawk High School; Ebony Baynard, Joshua Nye and Jacob Welly of New Reigel High School; Ryan Miller, Ethan Ruffin and Jacob Serviss of Seneca East High School; and Morgan Casey, Adam Conley, Eric Radford and Neil Thomas of Upper Sandusky High School.

Robert Boes, Tiffin Middle School principal, and Stephanie Heidenreich, a guidance counselor at Springfield Clark Career and Technical Center, were inducted into the Sentinel Alumni Hall of Fame.

Boes participated in the agricultural science program in 1990. He graduated from Calvert Catholic Schools and earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Ohio Dominican University. Boes also holds a master’s in educational leadership from Ashland University.

In presenting the award to Boes, Tiffin City Board of Education member Roland Zimmerman said Boes gives 110 percent all the time.

“There is no one better than him as a Tiffin City Schools principal,” Zimmerman said.

Boes quoted Abraham Lincoln: “I will prepare and someday I will get my chance,” he said. “Sentinel has prepared you to go out in the community and showcase your skills. Always take advantage of the opportunities and be ready.”

Heidenreich graduated from New Riegel High School and participated in the advanced computer technologies and accounting and investment management program in 2001. She earned a bachelor’s of arts and education degree from the University of Toledo and a master’s of arts in counseling and a master’s in education from Heidelberg University.

Lecia Wadsworth of Tiffin Mercy Hospital was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society Honorary Membership.

Wadsworth has worked at Mercy Tiffin Hospital for 33 years and has a clinical nursing background in medicine and surgery along with intensive care unit and nursing supervision. She graduated from Grant Hospital School of Nursing with a diploma in nursing and associate of science from Otterbein University. Wadsworth completed her bachelor’s of science in nursing at Bowling Green State University and her master’s of science in nursing from the University of Southern Indiana.

“(Students) you should be blessed to have these programs that have given you a solid foundation,” Wadsworth said.

She is a member of Sentinel’s medical program advisory board and serves as a mentor and judge for SkillsUSA.