Penta Career Center seniors honored as outstanding students

PERRYSBURG – High school seniors who completed career-training programs at Penta Career Center or through
its satellite programs were recognized during special ceremonies in May.
During the ceremonies, 50 students were honored with the Penta Career Center Outstanding Student Award.
The Outstanding Student Award is presented to seniors based on performance and excellence in their
career program.
Students who earned awards, and whose home school districts are in Wood County, include:
Bowling Green: Michael McCurdy, automotive technology; Jonathan Ducat, construction remodeling; John
Ponicki, HVAC/R piping systems technology; Amber Boyer, interactive media; Benjamin Vollmar, marketing
education; Kylie Robinson, teaching professions; and Dennis Cox, welding.
Eastwood: Danielle Bishop, administrative assistant, and Dan Jester, welding.
Lake: Joseph Bella, automotive technology, and Kately Baumbach, cosmetology.
North Baltimore: John Sharninghouse, culinary arts.
Northwood: Gregory Wetmore, construction masonry; Jessica Edwards, floral design/greenhouse production;
Jackie Wetmore, hair design; Tyler Seibert, landscape and turfgrass management.
Otsego: Jeffrey King, automotive collision repair; Wesley Amos, construction electricity; Wendy Mills,
early childhood education.
Perrysburg: Sarah Ann Hart, dental assistant; Malachi Knisely, marketing education; Stuart Schaller,
marketing education; Katrina Helmke, teaching professions.
Students in Penta’s Job Training program also were recognized for special awards during a senior
recognition ceremony. The students included Abigail Simmons, Perrysburg, for the Outstanding Employment
Award, and Kenneth Trumbull, Bowling Green, for the Project SEARCH Student of the Year.
Each of the seniors recognized during the ceremonies received a career passport that contained a
certificate of completion signed by the student’s instructor, supervisor, high school director, and
superintendent. The career passport also included a list of competencies which the student attained
while attending Penta, a personal data sheet, and other documents listing the student’s accomplishments.

Penta Career Center is a career-technical high school for sophomores, juniors and seniors that serves the
following school districts: Anthony Wayne, Benton-Carroll-Salem, Bowling Green, Eastwood, Elmwood,
Genoa, Lake, Maumee, North Baltimore, Northwood, Otsego, Perrysburg, Rossford, Springfield, Swanton and