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BAC Scholarship Recipients

Business Advisory Council Scholarship Award

WILMINGTON — The Clinton County Business Advisory Council (BAC) awarded its Integrity
Scholarship to eight area graduating seniors who demonstrate academic promise, ethics, and ambition.

Established in 1998 as a way to make the cost of post-secondary education more affordable, the BAC
has since awarded 134 graduates scholarships totaling over $64,000. This year’s recipients were each
awarded $750 scholarships.

Scholarship recipients include Chloe Caplinger and Emma Gundler of Blanchester High School,
Bethany Brausch and Jocelyn Burton of Clinton-Massie High School, Like Meares and Olivia Wood
 of East Clinton High School, and Alison Dooley and Bridgette Thompson of Wilmington High School.

The generosity of the following Clinton County businesses and community members has made this year’s scholarships possible:

Allen Color Craft, Air Transport Services Group, Inc.; American Equipment Service Inc.; BDK Feed & Supply, LLC; Clinton Memorial Hospital; Croghan AutoCare LTD; Curless Printing Company; D & E Equipment; David G. Chestnut, D.D.S.; EMSAR, Inc.; Gates Ford Real Estate, Honnerlaw Real Eastate Services, LLC; Jody W. Ames DDS, LLC; McCarty Gardens, LLC; McDonalds (Deerfield Road); Melvin Stone Company; Naylor’s Furniture, Inc., New Sabina Industries, Inc.; Phil & Vicki Snow; Smith-Feike-Minton, Inc.; South Central Ohio OB GYN INC; The First National Bank of Blanchester; and Thomas Woods Paving, Inc.

The BAC Scholarship Fund is administered by the Clinton County Foundation and the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center. The campaign for the 2018 scholarship drive will begin in October.

Blanchester Local Schools 2017  MathCON winners Alex Fischer and Kimberly Hurst

Area Students Advance in MathCon Competition

Fifth through 11 th  grade s tudents enrolled in advanced math classes at   Blanchester  Local Schools  recently competed in  MathCON’s   national math  competition.     MathCON  is an online math competition that poses grade-level, specific timed tests of 40 multiple-choice questions in 40 minutes to students in . . .

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Area Student Advances in National Geographic Bee Competition

Clinton- Massie Local Schools and the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center is  pleased to announce that eighth grader Sam Binau has been selected by the National Geographic Society as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Ohio National Geographic State Bee.  Binau is a two-time st ate qualifier for the state bee  as he competed in last year’s Ohi o National Geographic State . . .

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National Geographic Bee 2017

Clarksville—Clinton-Massie  eighth   grader Sam   Binau  has  once again earned the title of School Champion and Semifinalist   and will move forward to compete in the 201 7  Ohio National Geographic State Bee.  The preliminary round of the competition took place in middle school social studies classrooms as all middle school students competed to determine who would advance to . . .

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CM 7th grade winners (from L-R) Kaden Kimple, Christy Tidwell, Vanessa Asher, and Josephine Majdoch

Preseason Writing Exhibition Competition

Students from Blanchester, Clinton-Massie,  and Lebanon  Junior High School  recently took advantage of an opportunity to  explore  their  skills   when they participated in   the  creative writing exhibition  competition hosted by Blanchester Middle School.     Blanchester    Language . . .

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Dr. Kevin Boys, President of Southern State Community College, was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award during the OESCA Capital Conference Brunch.  Also pictured are Tony Long, Superintendent, Southern Ohio ESC (left) and Doug Crooks, North Point ESC

Dr. Kevin Boys Receives Outstanding Leadership Award

The Ohio Educational Service Center Association honored Southern State Community College Dr. Kevin S. Boys during its annual OESCA Capital Conference Brunch in Columbus November 13. Boys was presented with the Outstanding Leadership Award which recognizes community leaders who have personally rendered specific leadership service which has significantly benefited all the local school districts in the county school system. . . .

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Area Students Compete in 6th & 8th Grade Quiz Bowls

Wilmington—Sixth and Eighth grade students from Blanchester, Clinton-Massie, and East Clinton Middle Schools recently competed in an Academic Quiz Bowl competition at Southern State Community College and the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center in Wilmington. The double-elimination tournament, sponsored by the Southern Ohio ESC's gifted services team challenged . . .

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SOESC names Gary Huffenburger to OSBA Media Honor Roll

The Southern Ohio Educational Service Center  recently named Gary Huffenberger of the Wilmington News Journal to the Ohio School Boards Association 2016 Media Honor Roll. The Media Honor Roll recognizes media representatives statewide for fair and balanced reporting of news about public schools. Media representatives from more than 100 Ohio newspapers and radio and television stations were honored by their local school districts. . . .

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Blanchester Middle School Students Top Quiz Bowl

The double-elimination tournament, sponsored by the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center’s gifted services team, challenged students with a range of academic questions in a quick recall format.    Eighteen teams participated in the tournament that consisted of a series of 34 sixteen-minute rounds moderated in four competition rooms by Jill Binau , Curt Bradshaw, Regina Gerber, and Shelly . . .

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Fostering Stronger, Smarter Students

Traditionally, classroom teachers have been entrusted to facilitate student learning that fosters the acquisition of knowledge and skills that ideally empower students to be academically successful.  Traditionally, there was the belief—the mindset—that intelligence was fixed, that one was either smart or they weren’t.  However, research has proven again and again that mindset simply is not true. In fact, . . .

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Blan Students Make Some History

Blanchester—A bit of history was made recently as ten students from Blanchester Middle School competed in the Columbus Regional Finals History Bee held April 5 th at Shanahan Middle School in Lewis Center, Ohio. The competition . . . read more

SOESC Hosts Annual Four-County Dinner Meeting

The Southern Ohio Educational Service Center hosted its 20 th  Annual Four-County Board and Dinner Meeting March 28 th  at the Patriot Center on the campus of Southern State Community College in . . . read more

CM, EC and Blan Students Excel in Academic Quiz Bowl

The Southern Ohio ESC held its fifth Clinton County Academic Quiz Bowl Tournament recently on the campus of Southern State Community College in Wilmington.  Seventeen teams consisting of 76 eighth grade students from Blanchester, . . . read more

Elementary, Middle Schools Crown Champions

Clarksville—Clinton-Massie Elementary and Middle School students recently competed in the initial rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition that encourages students to improve spelling, increase vocabulary, identify word . . . read more

Students, Parents Cast Eyes Toward College

Wilmington—Over 200 parents and students were in attendance recently at the College Credit Plus Information Night held at the Laurel Oaks Career Campus.  The event was sponsored and hosted by the Southern Ohio Educational Service . . . read more

SOESC Board Reorganizes for 2017

2017 Southern Ohio Educational Service Center Governing Board:   Front Row from left to right:  Board Member Martha   Gausman ; Board Vice President Christine Charters; Board President Roger West and Board Member Richard . . . read more

ACT Workshop Set for High School Students

Clinton County—Attention high school juniors and   seniors:    The   Southern Ohio Educational Service Center will host an “Attacking the ACT” workshop March 11th,   for juniors and . . . read more

East Clinton Middle School Hosts 19th Annual Spelling Bee

Students at East Clinton Middle School spent the last several weeks honing their vocabulary and spelling skills in an effort to participate in the ECMS 19 th Annual Scripps Spelling Bee. Sixth through eighth grade students first . . . read more

Tony Long Wrapping Up 30 Years In Education

Several educators in a four-county region attended a retirement event Dec. 15 in honor of Southern Ohio Educational Service Center (SOESC) Superintendent Tony Long. Long, who is set to retire at the end of December after completing 30 . . . read more

Jeff Royalty Named Interim Director of Region 14 Hopewell Center

Tuesday October 26 th , The Southern Ohio Educational Service Center Governing Board announced that they have voted unanimously to hire Mr. Jeff Royalty as Interim Director of the Region 14 Hopewell Center.  Royalty replaces current . . . read more

Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction Meets with Area Superintendents

Ohio’s 38 th Superintendent of Public Instruction, Paolo DeMaria, met with superintendents from Adams, Brown, Clinton, Fayette, and Highland Counties Thursday, October 27 th at the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center in an . . . read more

Beth Justice to Become 15th Superintendent of SOESC

WilmingtonThe Southern Ohio Educational Service Center Governing Board announced Tuesday evening that they have voted unanimously to hire Mrs. Beth Justice to serve as the fifteenth superintendent of the Southern Ohio ESC.   . . . read more

Highland County 2016 Exceptional Achievement Award Recipients

Highland Countians Honored at the Exceptional Achievement Award Recognition Ceremony Individuals from Highland County were honored recently at the Region 14/Hopewell Center Thirty-third Annual Exceptional Achievement Award . . . read more

SOESC Fiscal Department Receives State Award

Wilmington—Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost has announced that  the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center, which servers K—12 Schools districts in Adams, Clinton, Highland, and Fayette Counties, has received its fourth . . . read more

Franklin B. Walters All Scholastic Award

The Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award was established in 1989 by Ohio's County Superintendents to recognize student achievement and promote academic accomplishment.  Only one senior from each of Ohio's eighty-eight . . . read more

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