The WCCC Education Foundation Golf Outing, held June 7 at Heatherwoode Golf Club, had the highest attendance ever this year with 33 teams registered. The event raised $17,580, which will be used for adult and high school student scholarships. All enjoyed the day, despite a few rain showers that didn’t dampen any spirits. See photos at the bottom of the foundation webpage HERE. Read more HERE. Next year's event is planned for Monday, June 6!
Pre-Nursing Student Takes 3rd
Congrats to Lilly Currey, Lebanon, a rising senior in Pre-Nursing, who won Third Place in the tobacco prevention advocacy contest, organized by the Tobacco Prevention Committee – a partnership through the Warren County Health District and the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Warren County. She submitted a letter about ways advertising to young people has helped prevent tobacco use and was awarded a $500 scholarship.
In her letter, she advocated for increasing funding for efforts to connect with teens through advertising campaigns such as “The Real Cost” through the Truth Initiative. She also included information on how discarded cigarette butts negatively impact the environment and wildlife.
Additions, Expansions Offer Opportunities
The basic structure of the new warming kitchen at our WCCC@Atrium Campus (formerly Greentree) is complete. Drywall is ongoing and the construction crew are starting the remodel of the existing commons area into a cafeteria for high school students. The WCCC@Atrium Campus will become a stand-alone school next year for our high school programs with students taking academic classes and eating lunch at the campus, expanding our students' instructional time. Programs offered for high school students at the Atrium Campus are Cybersecurity, Dental Assisting, Healthcare Management & Medical Law, Pre-Nursing, Sports & Exercise Science, and Surgical Technology. Adult Education Programs at the Campus are Dental Assisting, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and State Tested Nursing Assistant.
Adult, HS Cosmetology Collaboration
Adult Education Cosmetology students collaborated with the Cosmetology Class of 2021 recently for a summer event with Countryside YMCA. Students did nails and hair in the WCCC Salon for attendees, pictured.
The graduated seniors still needed to make up required hours at the end of the school year due to the Covid restricted schedule for most of the year, so they and instructor Levetra Staten came in during June to continue their salon hours. They should all be able to take their state board exams by the end of summer.
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Spotlight on Success: ADP Grad Continues Climb
Stephanie Mason had a plan. From a young age, she wanted to be a nurse so she could help people. Her plan was to graduate from high school and go to nursing school, but that was put on hold when she was 16, and she did not finish high school.
Through the Ohio Adult Diploma Program at WCCC’s Aspire office, she is now realizing her dreams that she had given up on by earning her diploma and State Tested Nursing Assistant certification in 2020, and recently graduating Magna Cum Laude from Hondros College with her Practical Nursing degree. She is pictured here with her family at the 2020 Aspire graduation held at Armco Park.
Her advice to someone who didn’t finish high school is that it's never too late to go back and pursue your career and educational goals.
“It is a little scary but it is so worth it,” she said. “Whether you get your diploma or GED you will have a sense of accomplishment and be proud of yourself when you finish! A diploma or GED can be the difference between making $13-$14 an hour and making $17+ an hour. I would do it all over again if I had to. I'm not done yet though. There are a lot of steps between LPN and nurse anesthetist, but I'm ready to continue the climb!”