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Sunday announcements, May 12

Tiffin’s Daniel recognized at honors convocation

ALLIANCE — Frazier Daniel of Tiffin was recognized with the The Robert L. and Flora Curtis Kniveton Accounting Prize at the University of Mount Union’s Senior Recognition and Honors Convocation April 30.

Students graduate from Ashland University

ASHLAND — The following students completed their Ashland University degree requirements following the spring 2019 semester:

Aaron Arnold of Tiffin, bachelor of science; Keagan Frey of Bellevue, bachelor of science in business administration; Garett Boeser of Republic, bachelor of science in nursing; Haley Leeth of Sycamore, bachelor of science in nursing.

Ellenberger appointed to Terra State Board of Trustees

FREMONT — The Terra State Community College Board of Trustees announced that Gov. John Kasich appointed Tim Ellenberger to serve on the board. Ellenberger’s appointment ends December 30, 2024.

Ellenberger now serves as the vice president of Motion Controls Robotics. He is a member in the safety team at Grace Community Church, Rotary Club of Fremont where he helps facilitate the Student of the Month Program, Fremont City Schools, the Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce Board and the Sandusky County Board of DD. He is on the Sandusky County Schools Business Advisery Council, Impact Team director, is a business consultant and business partner AIM Industries at Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers and he teaches REACH classes to Lutz Elementary School fifth graders.

UF students perform

FINDLAY — Students at the University of Findlay recently performed in a spring piano recital.

Local students include:

Molly Owens of Upper Sandusky, performed “Prelude No. 4 in F Major” by R. Vandall.

Mykayla Ruffing of Attica, performed “Prelude No. 7 in b minor” by R. Vandall.

Terra State names new VP

FREMONT — William Taylor has accepted the vice president of academic affairs position at Terra State Community College. Taylor has served as Interim VP of academic affairs since Aug. 13, 2018.

Colin Behm graduates

CEDARVILLE — Colin Behm of Tiffin, graduated from Cedarville University with a doctor of pharmacy degree during the 123rd annual commencement May 4.

NCA board to meet

The North Central Academy Board has scheduled its board meeting 8:30 a.m. May 22 at the North Central Ohio ESC Tiffin Campus.

Buckeye Central FFA competes at national land judging

NEW WASHINGTON — Four members of the Buckeye Central FFA chapter attended the 2019 National Land and Range Judging Contest held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma April 29.

The team came out with an 11 place finish in the nation. The team of four included juniors, Alivia Niese, Emma Rhodes and Steven Long as well as sophomore Thomas Phillips.

In order to qualify for the national Land judging contest, the team first needed to get through the county, district, and state competitions. This past fall, the team placed first in the county, first out of 16 teams at the district contest and third out of 52 teams at the state contest.

During the contest students evaluated slope, texture, depth of the soil, and other characteristics in order to make recommendations to the landowner regarding home-site developments. This is the sixth year in a row the Buckeye Central FFA has qualified for the national land judging contest. The 11th place finish this year is the third year in a row that a Buckeye Central team has placed in the top 10% of participants. As individuals Rhodes placed 30, Phillips 37, Long 49 and Niese 75 out of 211 total participants.

Buckey Central FFA attends convention

May 2-3, the Buckeye Central FFA attended the 91 Ohio FFA Convention at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.

Activities included proficiency award interviews for seniors Mason Stahl and Darren Wurm. Stahl qualified for the Swine Production Placement proficiency award area for his work on Kalb Farms, where he cared for nursery piglets and overall maintenance of the barns and grounds for the past two years. Wurm qualified for the Specialty Animal Production proficiency award for his four year project of raising alpacas, growing his herd, and marketing the fibers produced. After the interviews the official results of the top four competitors were announced at the second session of the convention. Stahl’s third place award and Wurm’s second place award capped the night off.

Other activities involved 12 FFA members attending the convention where they saw keynote speakers, Steve Brown the National FFA adviser, Layni LeBlanc a National FFA officer and Kolesen McCoy the Ohio FFA president. The group also had the opportunity to go through the career show where many colleges, trade schools, and businesses were present for students to explore careers and college options in the field of agriculture.

The final evening concluded with the awarding of the Ohio FFA State Degrees. The state degree is the highest award that the Ohio FFA Association can bestow upon it’s members. This year receiving the award was seniors Josh Gwirtz and Zach Hiler and junior Savannah Barnette.

Airman Deuble graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Mackenzie L. Deuble graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Deuble is the daughter of Tina and Donald Deuble of Fostoria, Ohio.

She is a 2017 graduate of St. Wendelin Catholic School, Fostoria.

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