Alex K Miller Denvil Burchell Maneva H Teague Vincent A Cluxton Stanley J Brannock Robert L Dyer Mary L Phillips Broncos gallop to 9-0-1 with win over G-Men Tight battle continues for SBAAC American Division volleyball title Jays rally for win over Rockets Week 4 football roundup Sininger is SBAAC Nat’l Division Golfer of Year Lady Rockets top CCD, fall to CNE Janet R Reveal Paul D Hines Gas skimmers stealing identities Democrats meet in G’town Humane Society horses now up for adoption New ‘B-Fit Program’ at this year’s fair Drug Task Force marijuana eradication Cheryl L Sams Aaron S Cartwright Tommie E Stout Rockets soar past the Warriors, 5-0 G-Men place runner-up in Vern Hawkins XC Invite Lady Warriors cruise to victory over Fayetteville Broncos remain unbeaten at 6-0-1 Lady G-Men win at Ripley Week 3 football roundup Broncos lead after round two of SBAAC American Division play Ohana Music Festival a huge success Man charged with 292 counts of child porn possession G’Town Council resolves zoning issues, to hold public meeting on medical marijuana Chase pleads guilty to obscenity charges Georgetown Nativity Scene to be on display, much longer this year Georgetown Police Chief Rob Freeland, updates council on village happenings Jay R Crawford Kenneth James Verne Wisby, Sr Kenneth J Barber Olivette F Corbett David E Kelsey, Sr Betty A Stegbauer Virginia McConnaughey Chantal C Cook Chase pleads guilty to obscenity charges Brown County jobless rate at 16 year low UC to eliminate smoking on campus Marjorie M Hardy James A Housh SWRMC Home Health business is sold Man charged after a fight results in death Six sentenced in Common Pleas Bevens running for Ohio State Board of Education Donna Frost to perform in Georgetown Sept. 8 2016 HIKE 4 HOPE 3-Mile Walk Run set for Sept. 11 James Adams, Sr Ashley D Ring, Sr Gladys Warner 2016 Prep Football Preview Anna M Huber Patricia L Slagle Colleen S Hannah Helen B Hensley Nick Owens to run for state board of education Ten indicted by Brown County Grand Jury Troop Box Ministries alive and well, continues to send gift boxes to troops after 16 years Veteran’s Home Golf Tournament planned Four sentenced in common pleas Susan G Simpson Mary P Walsh Jerald R Hauke Charles Rodenberg Shelia D Fist Shirley M Josche John T Denier Raymond L Knell Dorothy E Holton Jayce CJ Bradford Georgetown asked to pay for full time drug officer 2016 Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show ODOT opens new maintenance building Glenn O Stroop Jr Lloyd M Malott John J Ward Mae F Miller Robert E Nash Jay D Cutrell Cyclist’s death under investigation Wenstrup visits Mt. Orab Two planes crash in Brown County Woodworker/Woodcarver show enjoyed by many Big show set for Aug. 18 on courthouse lawn Body Found on Bloomrose Road Two separate plane crashes within minutes in Brown County Dorothy Scott Beverly Edwards Joyce M Copple Pamela K Jordan Local law enforcement honored at candlelight vigil

Southern Hills students promote school programs

By Martha Jacob

Two Student Ambassa-dors of Southern Hills Career and Technical Center spoke briefly at the April 21 Brown County Chamber of Commerce meeting about their experiences at the center.
Junior Levi Unger is enrolled in the construction technology program and junior Dylan Phillips is enrolled in the welding program at the school.  Both are SHCTC Ambassadors.
Southern Hills Principal Guy Hopkins introduced the two young men who proceeded to talk about their experiences.
“As an ambassador for Southern Hills, I go into area schools and talk to younger students,” Unger said. “My responsibility is to try and help these kids start thinking about their education and where they’re going after high school.”
Unger said he explains all the benefits of attending Southern Hills. He tells the students that earning a diploma is a great thing and everyone needs one, but employers look at applications differently when it’s accompanied by a tech certificate.
“With a Tech Certi-fication from Southern Hills, It’s going to get you to the next step of a job, a lot quicker,” Unger said.
“I am in the Construc-tion Technology program and I’m learning about framing, fork-lift operation and metal work. The field of construction is still a much needed industry.”
Dylan Phillips is enrolled in the Welding Technology program at SHCTC.
“I will leave Southern Hills with my Welding Certification,” Phillips said. “There are a lot of different areas of welding and next year I hope to get certified in 2 inch piping up to 6 inch piping.
“Our class just finished building a 14 foot metal trailer and now we’re working on building a 28 foot enclosed trailer to carry heavy equipment in.”
Phillips said he feels that he has chosen a great career in welding and that there will always be a need for good welders and pipe fitters.”
Principal Hopkins told those in attendance that he had 176 students who would be receiving their tech certificates on May 19, 2016.
“Most of these 176 students will also be receiving their high school diploma,” Hopkins said. “That is definitely our goal here at Southern Hills, to present a diploma and a certificate.
“Next year, the class of 2017, will be a class of 224 students. In 2018 the class size is already 224, but will probably grow much higher by 2018.”
Hopkins said growing the way the classes are is a nice problem for the school to have.
“We have tremendous students here at Southern Hills, and a tremendous staff,” Hopkins said, “I guess Mr. Kratzer can no longer say that ‘Southern Hills Career and Technical Center is the best kept secret in Brown County’. The secret is out!”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2016 News Democrat