Delaware Area Career Center 
Upcoming Events
Completion Ceremony and Senior Information
Congratulations to all of our new and returning National Technical Honor Society members
IT Students Are National Runners Up
Congratulations to our SkillsUSA State Winners
Congratulations Members of DACC's Prom Court
North Campus Students of the Month
ECE Students Takes 1st Place at State Competition
DACC's preschoolers participates in Trike-A-Thon
Hospitality Students Claim 2nd Place at Statewide FCCLA Competition
Landscaping Students Take Top Honors at FFA State Competition
Congrats to our Cool 2-B in School Winners
DACC Cosmetology Students Complete their State Boards
DACC North Campus Students and Staff Saved 270 Lives Through Fire Service Student's Blood Drive
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DACC Newsletter

May 9, 2012

DACC is hustling and bustling with all the end of the year activities.  Students are experiencing educational field trips and working towards their "end of school" finish line.

The highlight of May's Newsletter is the induction of DACC's National Technical Honor Society recipients.

The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of excellence in career and technical education and a major scholarship source for its members. NTHS membership is recognized by business, industry, and education as the hallmark of student achievement and leadership.

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
May 12                DACC Annual Plant Sale
May 21 & 22       Senior Exams
                             Make-Up Exams May 23
May 23                Completion Ceremony
May 28                 No Classes
                              Memorial Day

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

Don't Miss DACC's Annual Plant Sale! 
DACC's Landscape and Turf Management class will be hosting their annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 12th, 2012.  The plant sale is held at The Delaware Area Career Center's North Campus from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. rain or shine.    

Impatients, Petunias, Geraniums, Salvia, Begonias, Ageratum, Coreopsis, Vegetables, Celosia, Alyssum, Wave Petunias, Coleus, Marigolds, and hanging baskets are some of the plants that will be available for sale.  A few perennials such as Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, and Purple Cone Flowers will also be available. 


Flats $10.00

4" pots $1.00 

Hanging baskets $10.00 to $20.00.


Along with the plants and hanging baskets, the Welding & Sheet Metal Fabrication class will have Shepherd's hooks of all shapes and sizes along with bottle trees for sale.  All proceeds go to the Landscape and Turf Management class to purchase supplies and materials for students. 

Completion Ceremony and Senior Information
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, 3850 Stelzer Road, Columbus, Ohio. 


Students are to arrive at 6:15 p.m. and report to their lab instructors.  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. 


Students will be wearing their home school gowns or a DACC gown (if they did not purchase a gown for their home school ceremony).  We are not issuing tickets for this event but we have 300 completers and 1500 seats so please try to be respectful of the number attending so that all can watch their student walk across the stage. The ceremony will last approximately 1 hours.  We are expecting a successful end of the year and are looking forward to many celebrations of our completers accomplishments.


                      Senior Information 
Senior Exams - Before we get to the final day, our students will need to complete their exams. Exams will be given during their regular classroom time on May 21st and 22nd. Career Tech instructors will be using both days to test each student's knowledge and practical skills. If a student would miss an exam, make up exams are on May 23rd after the Completion Ceremony rehearsal.


Senior BreakfastMay 23rd will be a busy day for the DACC program completers. We are including this information to help with planning  a safe and fun end of the year for our Seniors.  Begining at 9:00 am is DACC's Senior Awards and Breakfast.
Seniors will celebrate their success with pictures, awards, and a class photo. Tickets for the Senior Breakfast go on sale May 11th; the $5 cost covers the awards and a great meal.   Students will attend school at the normal time.  Prior to the breakfast, seniors will have some time in lab to take care of any final needs and share memories. 
During the Senior Breakfast Juniors/Level I students will be given an alternative assignment to complete on this day and are not required to be in attendance if they have submitted the signed excuse form. Teachers will post work on Blackboard for these students to complete on this day.
Completion Ceremony RehearsalFollowing the Senior Breakfast, rehearsal will be at the Aladdin Shrine Center and busses will be used to transport students to the Center. All students are required to ride the busses and they will return on the busses upon conclusion of the rehearsal. We will begin rehearsal at approximately 12 Noon and this should last no more than one hour depending on the cooperation of the students. We should return to the school at about 1:30 pm. Students are required to attend the rehearsal if they plan to be a part of the evening ceremony. The only exceptions to this will be made by Mr. Hayes or Mrs. Titus.

Congratulations to all of our new and returning National Technical Honor Society members! 

On April 26, 2012  33 DACC students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. These students worked hard this year to meet the eligibility requirements, which include, but are not limited to, having a semester average of A or A- for their career technical lab, a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and no 9 weeks grade lower than a B in all academic classes with no semester exam grade below a "C". Written essays and community service were also taken into consideration.

Senior - 2nd Year Honorees: Alissa Barwinski, Justine Hamel, Alexander Jokerst, Ethan Rhodus, Anne Sabol, Ryan Schleve, and Victoria Simons,

Senior - 1st Year Inductees:  Raul Aguilar-Rodriguez, Hannah Balogh, Natasha Brown, Giancarlo Gomez, Jessica Hunte, Rachel Lane, Kevin McMains,and  Melissa Powell.

Junior - 1st Year Inductees: Atif Ahmad, Wesley "Troy" Bennington, Sharon Brown, Makayla Cimini, Hannah Clegg, 

Mazie Davis, Breanna Floyd, Megan Harrington, Miranda Huang, Lindsey Laubacher, Erin Lockwood, Rosanna Miller, Nicole Nelson,  Tatiana Pacheco-John, Morgan Shafley, Alexis Spiers, Justin Viers, and Rebecca Votaw.


Christy Ash, a graduate from our Teacher Academy Program, spoke to the students and stressed the importance of making goals for their future, but to also be flexible in their plans. The future is uncertain and adaptability is essential. 

IT Students Are National Runners Up!
After claiming the title of State Champions at the Business Professionals of America Competition, Shane Talbert, Patrick Howser, Nick Dummitt, and Connor Pierce set their sights on the national title. Shane, Patrick, Nick, and Connor are all seniors in DACC's Information Technology Academy program. They combined their talents, which include design, coding, and presenting, to develop, a web site focused on helping users lead a healthier and more active lifestyle. The site lists over 500 locations where users can find healthy meals or participate in fitness activities.
At the recent Business Professionals of America National Competition, this team of seniors claimed 2nd place in the nation.
Also competing at the national competition were Alex Diamond, Morgan Joliff, Natori King, and Sydney Granger for their anti-bullying video.
Congratulations to our SkillsUSA State Winners!
Tara Holeman, from the Electronics Program, is headed to SkillsUSA Nationals again this year.  At state, Tara took 1st place in "Principles of Technology" earning her a trip to the National Competition.  She will be going to Kansas City in June to defend the 1st place title Tara won in 2011.   Earning 2nd place in "Promotional Bulletin Board" was Andrew Blake and Lucinda Gary from Career Graphics.   Austin Hale, Information Technology Academy Network, earned 3rd place in "Computer Maintenance". 
Congratulations Members of DACC's Prom Court! 
We are thrilled that DACC's prom was a complete success!  We sold just shy of 200 tickets and that's exactly how many showed up to dance and had a great time!  The highlight of the evening was the crowning of the prom Queen, King, Princess and Prince.
 North's Prom Court
Queen: Tiffani Penhorwood
King: John Weldin
Prince: Tyler Brigode
Princess: Misty Margo
South's Prom Court
Queen: Taylor Robinson
King: Nick Dummitt
Prince: Shawn Wallace
Princess: Hannah Clegg
All the students looked incredible...from the girls in stunning gowns and hairdos to the guys in their best suits and tuxes.
A BIG THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who helped us put this event together. It was a memorable night for everyone!
North Campus Students of the Month 

Congratulations to our April North Campus Students of the Month!  

Stephanie Graham, senior in Law Enforcement from Buckeye Valley High School and Derek Crunkleton, junior in Automotive Essentials from Delaware Hayes

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. 

ECE Student Takes 1st Place at State Competition

Four DACC Early Childhood Education Students recently competed at the statewide Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America competition. Yerry Kitchen, Twylia Cook, Tiffani Penhorwood, and Ashley Randolph all placed in the top ten rankings and Rebekah Walker claimed first place.


To compete, each student picked a curriculum theme and created activities to teach social studies, science, math, or English and language arts. One activity was required to be adaptable for a student with special needs, a student of a specific age, or a student that is hearing impaired. 


Mrs. Fuller was impressed with how well everyone did in this competition, stating that there were only three points between eighth place and first. "None of the girls took the easy route and for that, I am very proud." 


DACC's preschoolers participates in St. Jude' Research Hospital's Trike-A-Thon


DACC's Early Childhood Education students assisted 25 preschoolers with participation in the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Trike-A-Thon. The week-long curriculum teaches our preschool children about riding-toy safety while raising money for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Proceeds from the Trike-A-Thon directly benefits ongoing research for finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.

Hospitality Students Claim 2nd Place at Statewide FCCLA Competition
Congratulations to Jessica Roe and Casey White for claiming 2nd place at the statewide FCCLA competition in the category of Hotel Linen Operations. Participants folded 70 pieces of hotel bed and bath linens, according to industry standards in under 20 minutes. They also calculated the amount of hotel linens needed for inventory for entire hotel, and answered up to 20 industry related questions about hotel linens.

 Landscaping Students Take Top Honors at FFA State Competition! 

Congratulations to the Landscape and Turf Management students who placed 3rd overall at the statewide Nursery and Landscape FFA contest.  

The team consisted of Erin Lockwood, Brandi Rohr, Brad, Krueger, and Kyle Wharton.  Brandi and Kyle took 1st place as a team in the skid loader operation portion of the contest, with Kyle getting 2nd place as an individual in the skid loader portion. Erin and Brad took 1st place as a team in the grading and drainage portion of the contest with a perfect score.

Erin Lockwood was 2nd in the state individually for the entire contest and Brad Krueger finished 11th place individually for the entire contest. 

Throughout the competition, students drove machinery through obstacle courses while carrying materials, worked within dynamic sandboxes to ensure proper grading and drainage, and worked through the process of laying paver stones in a designated area.


Congratulations to our Cool 2-B in School Winners

DACC students are being recognized for PERFECT ATTENANCE in our ongoing Cool 2-B in School Program.

Winning students had perfect attendance for either 5 or 10 consecutive days and their names were picked from a drawing.

  • Students present 5  consecutive days won a $25 gift card
  • Students present 10 consecutive days won a $50 gift card.

If there was not a winner at the time of the drawing, the prize doubled for the next drawing. Students had a choice of a gift card from Best Buy, Speedway, VISA, or Wal-Mart.   

DACC winners definitely know how rewarding Cool 2-B in School can be! 


$25 Winners 

Raymond Gobel, Power Sports and Diesel

Chaz Munday, Welding

Victoria Zavodischer, Environmental Technology

$50 Winners 

Logan Bailey, Landscaping

Alexis Bond, Law Enforcement

Kyle Brandt, Food Service

Madison Burnett, Career Graphics

Aaron Bussard, Environmental Science

Jeremiah Ferguson, Electronics

Greta Palmer, Food Service and Equine Science

$100 Winner

Samantha Carr, Cosmetology

DACC Cosmetology Students Complete their State Board Licensure Exams 
On Saturday May 5, 2012, 16 Cosmetology ll students took the State Board Licensure Exam.  The cosmetology students with the guidance of their instructor, Ms. Ames, have been studying and working hard to prepare for this test.  Eight of the 16 students have already secured a job in the cosmetology field as receptionists.  After passing their licensure exam, students are certified cosmetologists and will be eligible for early job placement.  Stay tuned for more information and test results.
DACC North Campus Students and Staff Saved 270 Lives Through Fire Service Student's Blood Drive
On Tuesday May 1, 2012, Mr. Huffman along with his Fire service students hosted a blood drive through the American Red Cross.  The Blood Drive was a huge success; 45 units of blood was collected. 
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