March is the month for the return of the ever-popular River Room Theme Weeks! Themes will include:
A Night at the Prom 3/4 – 3/6
Super Hero Week 3/11 – 3/13
Pirates! 3/18 – 3/20
Watch the Chef and Catering posting found under “Services” for the weekly menus to be featured and plan to attend one or all of these events.
Monday March 31st will be a Teacher In-service Day, students will not report to school.
One Million Dollars to KCCC!
On Friday January 31, The Knox County Career Center received a $1,000,000 donation from the Ariel Corporation for the purpose of re-tooling their Machine Manufacturing Lab.
Governor John Kasich, Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Richard Ross, local dignitaries, the KCCC School Board, staff and students were present to witness the generous donation made by Ariel CEO Karen Buchwald Wright.
A full story covering this event can be found in the Mount Vernon News, post date February 1. Visit Our Photo and Video Galleries to view highlights of the event.
2014 Culinary Affair with Pork Cook-Off
On Wed. Feb. 12 the Chef & Catering lab hosted the annual Pork Cook-Off. Culinary students from the Wayne County Career Center, Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center and KCCC were all invited to create an original pork recipe. Creators of the top 10 recipes were permitted to choose a student helper and were entered in the contest where they were given 1 ½ hours to follow provided recipes to create a full course meal. Teams competing from KCCC were: Jeanette Sayre & Aimee Emrisko, Lane Myers & Rebecca Yoder, Grant Scott & Ashlee Carder, Sarah Fink and Dylan Parker. Congratulations to Sarah and Dylan for placing 2nd! Visit the Photo Gallery on the Chef & Catering program page for pictures of the event.
2014 Business Professionals of America Regional Contest Results
On Friday Feb. 7, students from the Business &Finance Academy, Pre-Professional Mentorship, Digital Media & Software Development, and Computer Networking Technology labs competed in the Regional BPA contest. Congratulations to students as well as their Instructors; Tammy Klein, Nate Green, Peggy Pursel, and Dave Rashley on a job well done!
On Jan 24, the Business & Finance lab hosted a “Staff Auction”. Both students and faculty bid on items that were donated by faculty members. A total of $2,125.00 was raised to sponsor Science Teacher Lynn Swanson as she rides in Pelotonia. Pelotonia is an annual biking event held to raise money for cancer research. See our photo gallery for pictures of the event.
Mrs. Bercaw would like to congratulate the following students for placing in the top ten in the Northeast Ohio Pork Producers recipe contest. Five vocational schools and over 100 students participated in the annual event.
Jeannette Sayre 4th
Lane Myers 6th
Grant Scott 9th
Sarah Fink 10th
Scholarship Deadline Dates
Scholarship application deadlines are rapidly approaching. Make sure you complete and turn in your applications before the deadline
Kohl’s Cares – 3/14/14
Knox Community Hospital Auxiliary – 3/14/14
Knox County Safety Council – 3/17/14
Akron/Under represented Student Scholarship - 3/21/14
COTC – 3/21/14
Rolls Royce – 3/21/14
Richland County Foundation – 4/1/14
Dan Emmett Grange – 4/1/14
Knox County Career Center Adult Education – 4/17/14
Nature Lovers Club – 4/21/14
DeVry – 5/1/14
Marion Tech – 5/1/14
North Central State College – 5/2/14
Ivan Van Hyde Culinary – 5/5/14