Penta Career Center News
See How We've Been Shaping Careers for 50 Years!
Penta Career Center will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on Sunday, September 13 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The community is invited to attend the celebration which will include an open house and cake reception. Various historical items will be on display during the event including a 1965 Ford F-100 truck that was restored by Penta students and staff. During the celebration, Penta’s career-technical labs and classrooms will be open to visitors. Prior to the community celebration, a 50th Anniversary program will take place at 1:00 p.m. inside the Susor auditorium for special guests, Penta staff and students. 
Welcome Back Students & Parent Night Information
The staff at Penta Career Center is looking forward to the start of the 2015-2016 school year.  The first day of school for students enrolling in a new career-technical program is Monday, August 17. (This includes all sophomore students, all junior students, and any senior who is either new to Penta or is changing career-technical programs).  All students report on Tuesday, August 18.  School begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 2:55 p.m.  
Students Earn Awards at National FCCLA Conference
Congratulations to students from Penta Career Center’s Early Childhood Education, Teaching Professions, Culinary Arts, and satellite Family and Consumer Sciences programs who earned either gold, silver or bronze medals in various competitions at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference held July 6-9, 2015 in Washington D.C.  
Students Recognized at SkillsUSA National Conference
     Congratulations to six Penta Career Center students who were recognized at the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference held June 22-26, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. Two students were top medals winners and they included: Josh Blochowski (Maumee), from the Culinary Arts program, who earned a silver medal or second place in the United States for the Culinary Arts contest; and Eric Kurtz (Oak Harbor), from the Construction Masonry program, who earned a bronze medal or third place in the United States for the Masonry contest. Blochowski received $34,000 in college scholarships and Kurtz received an IPad Mini, a Lowe’s gift card and construction tools. (See the "Photo Gallery" on the Penta website for photos.) 
Congratulations ABLE Program Graduates!
Congratulations to all of the 2015 graduates of Penta Career Center's Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) Program!  These students have worked hard to pass the State of Ohio GED exam and earn their diploma.  
Penta's 50th Senior Class Recognized
The 50th senior class at Penta Career Center was honored May 19-21, 2015 during six separate ceremonies in the Susor Auditorium on the Penta campus. The 640 seniors, who participated in ceremonies over the course of three days, represented the 50th class to complete career-technical programs since 1965 at Penta. In addition, the Outstanding Student Award was presented to 51 seniors based on performance and excellence in their individual career-technical program. See below for the list of seniors from the Class of 2015 who earned an Outstanding Student Award. Photos of 49 of the Outstanding Students are posted in the Photo Gallery on the Penta web site. 
50th Senior Class at Penta Career Center to be recognized May 19-21
   The 50th Senior Class at Penta Career Center will be honored during special Senior Recognition Ceremonies on Tuesday, May 19; Wednesday, May 20; and Thursday, May 21, 2015. (See below for ceremony details.). The high school seniors, who will be completing career-technical programs at Penta, are from sixteen area school districts (Anthony Wayne, Benton-Carroll-Salem, Bowling Green, Eastwood, Elmwood, Genoa, Lake, Maumee, North Baltimore, Northwood, Otsego, Perrysburg, Rossford, Springfield, Swanton and Woodmore). All ceremonies will take place in the Susor Auditorium at Penta Career Center, 9301 Buck Road in Perrysburg Township. 
2015 Ohio SkillsUSA Contest Winners
Congratulations to Penta Career Center students who earned top awards at the Ohio SkillsUSA Championships on April 15 in Columbus! 

The following first place winners received gold medals and qualify for the National SkillsUSA Championships June 22-26, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky: Josh Blochowski (Maumee) – Culinary Arts, Culinary Arts contest; Eric Kurtz (Oak Harbor) – Construction Masonry – Masonry contest; Alex Moore (Eastwood) – Automotive Collison Repair, Collision Repair contest; Jaclyn Sampsell (Genoa) – Cosmetology, Nail Care contest (model Alexis Neagley – Perrysburg); Zach Wilson (Swanton) – Construction Carpentry, Cabinetmaking contest; and Derek Fillmore (Oak Harbor), Efrem Simmons (Maumee), James Simon (Eastwood) – all from Construction Concepts, Tech Prep Showcase (Architecture and Construction).
 
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