Delaware Area Career Center
Upcoming Events
Guests Attending DACC Prom
Prom Dress Giveaway
North Campus Students of the Month
DACC/WKHS Teacher Academy Students Compete at the State Level
Alex Jokerst named Gazette Teen of the Week
DACC Students Place at SkillsUSA Regionals
ECE Students Take 1st Place at FCCLA Competition
BPA Competitors Qualify for Nationals
FFA Competitors Qualify for State
16 Fire Student Certified Fire Fighters
Completion Ceremony
Delaware Rotary 2012 Speech Contest
Promoting DACC
DACC Application Information
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DACC Newsletter

March 22, 2012

Welcome to the March issue of the DACC Parent Newsletter.
Spring has finally arrived!  In addition to enjoying sunny warm weather, the excitement of spring break and PROM is
in the air. 

This newsletter contains impressive achievements of our CTSO competitors.  DACC students have proven great success in all areas of accomplishments.  We are very excited to share BIG NEWS about our students advancing to State and National competitions!


With all this said; sit back, relax and enjoy all the great DACC news!  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the South Campus Director at 740.201.3210 or North Campus Director at 740.203.2201.

South Campus Director, R. Dale Hayes and
North Campus Director, Mary Titus
 Upcoming Events 

March 22               Parent Conferences
                             4:30 - 8:00 PM
March 23               End of Grading Period 3

March 26              No Classes
                            Parent Conferences Trade Day
March 27-30         Spring Break - No Classes

April 2                   Beginning of Grading Period 4

April 6                  No Classes
                            Building Closed
April 25                 Interims
May 21 & 22         Senior Exams
                           Make-Up Exams May 23
May 23                Senior Ceremony
May 28                 No Classes
                            Memorial Day

May 29 & 30         Sophomore/Junior Final Exams
                           Make-Up on May 31
May 31                 Last Day for Students
                            End of Grading Period 4


Where: Brookshire Premier Event Center | 405 Grief Parkway
When: April 14 from 8:00 - 11:00 PM
Cost: $20.00 per person. 


Photos from last year's prom can be found on our Flickr site

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN has been selected by the students of North and South Campus as the 2012 DACC Prom Theme.  
Dress is semi-formal.  While we are always excited to see the new trends and styles of the year, please remind your child that appropriate attire is expected and appreciated. 
Guests Attending DACC Prom  
Students bringing an outside guest will need to fill out a guest form.   Prom guest forms are available for download on the DACC website;  They are also available from Mrs. Pemberton in the main office at North Campus and Mrs. English at South Campus.   All guest forms are due to DACC no later than April 11th at 3pm.


DACC does not permit guests over the age of 21 or in middle school. All guests must follow the DACC Code of Conduct. No guest will be admitted the night of the dance without a guest form on file. All guests must present photo identification upon arrival. 

Prom Dress Giveaway
There will be a FREE Prom Dress Giveaway on March 17th from 9:00 AM till 12:00 PM at the Journey Fellowship Church in Sunbury, Ohio. The Church is located on the square.

There will be refreshments and vendors for discounts on flowers, spray tans, and hair salons.

Please have your DACC School ID with you. 
North Campus Students of the Month 

Congratulations to our North Campus Students of the Month!

Anthony Monaco, Junior in the Auto Technology Program,

comes to us from Olentangy Orange.  

Rebekah Walker, Senior in the Early Childhood Education Program, comes to us from Thomas Worthington.

North Campus students of the month are nominated by and voted on by North Campus staff members. Each month a student is selected for Student of the Month based on their excellent attitude and commitment to learning.

DACC/WKHS Teacher Academy Students Compete at the State Level 

Congratulations to the students in our Worthington Kilbourne Teacher Academy Program for their achievements at the Future Educators Association State Competition. They earned the Honors Chapter Award for their service to school and community and for maintaining a high GPA average as a class.  Jenny Zavatsky placed 3rd in Prepared Speech.  Zack Pendleton and Rachel Berg placed 3rd in Chapter Display.


Click website link to see photos:   

Alex Jokerst named this week's Delaware Gazette Teen of the Week 

Congratulations Alex!  Alex is a Senior in the Information Technology Academy - Networking Program and comes to us from Westerville Central. He is heavily involved in activities both in school and outside of school, including Boy Scouts, being a DACC Ambassador and Blogger, competing in Business Professionals of America, and promoting literature and diversity at Westerville Central through an NHS book exchange.


Read more about Alex by clicking the below link to visit the Delaware Gazette's web site.

DACC Students Place at SkillsUSA Regionals & Will Compete at State Level
Congratulations to our SkillsUSA Regional winners!
These students will go on to compete at the state level: 
Chris Ray in Automotive Technology won the silver medal at the regional competition. 
Austin Hale
of ITA/Networking
took first place in Computer Maintenance Technology. 
Jessica Hunter, Ashleigh Keller, Andrea Reynolds,
and Krystina Stacy from Health Technology
took third place as a group in the Health Technology Bowl. 
Michael Morris
in Electronics
 took third in Job Skills Demo. 
Cassie Brown
in Dental Assisting
 took third in Job Skills Demo. 
Lucinda Gray
and Andrew Blake in Career Graphics
 took third place in the Promotional Bulletin Board competition. 
haz Monday in Welding and Sheet Metal took 1st place. 
Mike Newman
, Justin Viers, and Thomas Presley in the Power Sports and Diesel Technology
 team took first place in the Ag Skills Career Development event. 
Destinee Hughes
in Cosmetology
 took third place. 
Tim Garwood
in Fire Service
took first place in the Job Interview event. 
Jesse Cundiff 
in Fire Service
 took third place in CPR/First Aid.   Patrick Archambeau in Fire Service took third place in Prepared Speech. 

These students will be joined by even more DACC students who will be going directly to state without competing at regional due to the categories in which they are competing. 
Click website link to see photos:
ECE Students Take First Place at FCCLA Local  Competition

Congratulations Yerry Kitchen, Twylia Cook, Tiffani Penhorwood, Ashley Randolph and Rebekah Walker,

DACC's Early Childhood Education students, who place first at the FCCLA local competition.  All five girls will move on to compete at the state level. 


To see photos on our website

BPA Competitors Take 1st & 2nd at State and Qualify for Nationals!

Congratulations to all of our Business Professionals of America competitors and good luck to those who are going on to compete at Nationals 


ITA Media 

Advancing to Nationals!
Alex Diamond, Morgan Joliff, Natori King and
Sydney Granger - 2nd place - Video Production Team
Shane Talbert, Patrick Howser, Connor Pierce and 
Nick Dummit -1st place - Web Application Team
Coral Dannat, Morgan Shea, Kyle Huddleston and
Moriah  Howard - Top 10 in Web Design Team
Hannah Clegg - Top 10 in Graphic Design


ITA Networking
Alex Jokerst and Alex Hawk - Top ten in Computer Network Technology
Austin Hale - Top ten in PC Servicing & Trouble Shooting  


Pre-Professional Internship
Kevin McMains - Top 10 with Entrepreneurship
Sophie Aller, Kristi Pierce and Mateya Abrams -Top 10 in Presentation Management Team


Click website link to see photos:

FFA Competitors Qualify for State Competition 

Congratulations to our FFA competitors who participated in the District event on March 1st.

The Ag Skills Team of Justin Viers, Thomas Presley and Mike Newman placed 2nd at the District 6 Agriculture Skills Career Development Event.  Justin, Thomas and Mike will go on to compete at the State Event on April 13th. 


Scholastic Award Winners   

Power Sports and Diesel Technology
Nate Trombley, Thomas Presley, Mike Newman,
Justin Viers, and Patrick Sech 

Landscape and Turf Management 

Joseph Scheiderich, Brad Krueger,
Erin Lockwood, and Clyde Milum 

Equine Science 

Kati Bobanich, Samantha Haley,
Samantha Dreese 

Environmental Science 

Makayla Cimini  


Our FFA Officers are: Willy Cain, Advisor; Logan Bailey, Chaplain; Samantha Haley, Secretary; Joshua Jones, President; Mitch Dowell, Historian; Nate Trombley, Reporter, Kati Bobanich, Treasurer; Justina Parsons, Parliamentarian; Makayla Cimini, Vice President; and Kendall Staley, Sentinel


Sixteen Fire Students are now Certified Fire Fighters

Congratulations Kyle Baker, Ian Barney, Andrew Blevins, Samantha Brown, Garrett Caldwell, Eric Daugherty, Forrest Dill, Zachary Losh, Sean Marsee, William Neumeyer, Garrett Nye, Chad Silverthorne, Alyssa Strawser, James Thew, Kyle Thornton, and Ryan Tutorow These 16 students passed the State Fire Exam and are now certified Fire Fighters in the State of Ohio. According to Fire Instructor, Dan Huffman, this if the first high school training class where all of the eligible students passed on the first try. 

Completion Ceremony

Just a reminder to all that the DACC Awards Ceremony will be Wednesday, May 23rd, at 7 PM at the Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus. This is the culminating event for students that have completed their Career Technical training at the career center. Students will be presented their Career Passports and recognized for their achievements.  


More details about Senior breakfast, rehearsal, and senior activities will follow in future editions of this newsletter. Please reserve the date for our Awards Ceremony as we would love to see you there!  


Delaware Rotary 2012 Speech Contest

Where: Willow Brook at Delaware Run | West William St

             100 Delaware Crossing West, Delaware, Ohio

When:   Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Time:    Between 7 and 9 PM

Registration Deadline:  April 6, 2012

Don't miss out on this great opportunity!


Freshmen through seniors from Buckeye Valley High School, Delaware Area Career Center, Delaware Christian School, Delaware Hayes High School, and Home-Schooled students within the area have been invited by the Delaware Rotary Club to enter the 2012 Four-Way Test Speech Contest. 


Students are asked to compose a speech applying the Rotary Four-Way Test to everyday relationships.  This is the Rotary statement of principle, recited each week at the start of thousands of Rotary meetings around the world.  Students are encouraged to be as creative as they want. 


A panel of judges will choose the first, second, and third places winners. There are cash prizes, and the first place winner will go on to compete in a district contest on Saturday, April 21st, in Westerville. 


Students can pick up the contest rules and registration form at DACC North Campus in the attendance, guidance, or administration office.


Completed Registration forms are due by April 6th. 

Promoting DACC

Parents - if you feel strongly about telling others what a great education your student is getting at DACC, we want to hear from you. We are looking for current and past parents to provide written testimonials and a few parents to come in for a video interview. If you are interested in helping us with this project, please contact our Public Relations Coordinator at

DACC Application Information:

DACC's priority deadline was February 26, 2012.

The review process has begun!   Application acceptance/non-acceptance letters will begin to be mailed at two week intervals.  The upcoming mailing schedule is:


Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012


* NOTE - March 26-30, 2012 DACC staff will be on Spring Break - During this time staff will be unavailable to address phone calls regarding application acceptances or receipt.


Even if an application was received early, a mailed response should be received according to one of the mailing dates listed above. 


Applications will continue to be taken and processed throughout the summer, but some instructional programs are in high demand and fill early.  Don't get closed out of a lab of your choice by delaying application for it!  Acceptance is not guaranteed on a first come, first served basis.  Acceptance decisions are made through the DACC application review process.         

Students that applied should have received a postcard indicating that DACC has received your application.

Questions regarding this should be addressed to

Jo Wallace, Student Services Administrative Assistant.  Phone: (740) 203-2214

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