Galion area education briefs

Galionite a member of AU’s Council for Exceptional Children

ASHLAND —Reanne Neal of Galion is a member of Ashland University’s Council for Exceptional Children. Neal is majoring in early childhood education and a 2015 graduate of Galion High School. The council is an international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. Ashland University’s chapter sponsors multiple events to raise awareness and volunteer for these children.

Galion’s Jacalyn Ehrman earns scholarship

FINDLAY — Jacalyn Ehrman, of Galion, has received a Gladys L. DeLong Memorial Nursing Scholarship from the University of Findlay.

Locals graduate from Kent State

KENT — These Crawford County residents graduated in the fall from Kent State University: Andrea Presler of New Washington; Gayle Riedel of Crestline.

Kent State dean’s list

KENT — Taylor Baumberger of Bucyrus; Jena Bruce of Galion; Michaela Carpenter of Galion; Brock Cotsmire of Crestline; Kate Croteau of Galion; Dominic Erlsten of Galion; Maria Erlsten of Galion; Lindsey Gledhill of Galion; Ashton Hawkins of Bucyrus; Brianna Holley of Galion; Alexander Kalb of Crestline; Amy Rietschlin of Crestline; Rebecca Rigdon of Galion; Autumn Roberts of Galion; Morgan Skinner of Bucyrus; Alexis Waterer of Galion; Abigail Williams of Bucyrus; Antonia Zeigler of Bucyrus; Dominic Erlsten of Galion.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at NCSC

MANSFIELD — Join students and faculty Feb. 20 in room 164 of the Fallerious Building on the main campus to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Activities are planned to showcase the art, fashion, culture and food of China to usher in the Year of the Rooster at NC State. The celebration is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Activities will include a chance to learn simple Chinese expressions like “Happy New Year;” a chance to write Chinese characters; modeling some traditional Chinese clothes; make figures by folding and cutting paper; playing games and earn souvenirs; design a Chinese lantern; learn about the rituals related to preparing and serving tea; sample Chinese food.

Open house at Pioneer on Feb. 28

SHELBY — Pioneer Career and Technology Center is hosting their second-look Open House on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. . This open house is for all area sophomores. All labs will be open for tours and teachers will be available to answer any questions.

Industrial Electricity, CollegeNOW Business and CollegeNOW Engineering will be having their open houses at the Kehoe Center in Shelby. Pioneer Performing Arts will be at 25 E. Fourth St., Mansfield. All other labs will be open at Pioneer in Shelby.

Many of our labs help students earn industry certifications and college credits while providing a hands-on education. There are also many College Credit Plus classes offered at Pioneer enabling students to graduate with additional college credits.

Students at Pioneer Career and Technology Center participate in clubs, activities and sports at their partner school, as well as participating in activities and clubs at Pioneer including Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Student Council, Business Professionals of America (BPA), Future Farmers of America (FFA), SkillsUSA and more.

Applications are being accepted online now at Priority enrollment ends on February 17. Computers will be available for students to apply to Pioneer that evening. For information, visit