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A6 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, May 3, 2012 Back. Page MTC Studer,l:s to 00,ovance to Nationals 'ith Skill Competitions A record number of students from Meridian Technology Center are preparing to take the national stage. Meridian had 29 students win first place at the state level in their student organization skill contests. These students have the opportunity to compete in national competitions through- out the spring and summer. 'This is the most number of students we've had advance to. aational level since I've been here," said Jeanie Zagar, Director of the Career Planning Center at Meridian, reflecting back on her nearly 20-year career at the school. "We are excited that so many of 6ur students will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and compete against the best in the nation." Full-time adult and high school students attending Meridian are able to join one of several student organiza- tions related to their field of study: Business Professionals of America; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America; Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA); or SkillsUSA. These organizations pro- vide students an opportunity tocompete against other technology center students from across the state and nation. During each round of competition, students develop and demonstrate skills that include public speaking, presenting, working together as a team, interviewing and technical skills related to their. area of study. Meridian Made Winners Students qualifying to compete at the BPA national conference include Glencoe student Marcus Infante and Stillwater students Hayden Krebes, Preet Dalai and Garbin Willis. Krebes and Infante will travel to Chicago, HI., April 25-29. Stillwater student Taylor Dickey will advance to the national FCCLA contest held July 8-12, in Orlando, Fla. She was a member of a team that included fellow Stillwaterstu- dents Hunter Venable and Pro :'i ciency Base(l Promotion offe "e,d 19y Peddns-Tryon Schools Perkins-Tryon School District offers a Proficiency- Based-Promotion (PBP) option for all students in 1st through 12th grades. Pursu- ant to Section 6 of HB 1017, PBP provides the opportunity for students to move forward in their educational endeavors by subject, course, and/or grade level based on mastery of the Oklahoma Priority Aca- demic Student Skills (PASS) and curriculum objectives of the Perkins,Tryon School District. The student who can success- fully be moved ahead under the PBP guidelines will be able to demonsWate, in the absence of instruction, content knowl- edge, skills, and the applica- tion of those skills. Parental involvement is critical in the Proficiency-Based-Promotion process, as is consideration of the student's developmental, social, emotional and intel- lectual needs. Students who make appli- Carney Elementary News Korbyn Taylor, a Pre-Kindergarten student, is our elementary PK-7 Student of the Monthfor April. He received an award for Student of the Month and $5 shopping card. The Star Reading contest is enthusiastically moving along. The top readers this month are Riley Studebaker, Beth Donovan, and Jonah Davis. Each received an award at the elementary assembly. Forty-four additional students earned achievement awards for reaching their goals in the monthly Reading contest. Students are progressing briskly through their Math timed tests. Forty-nine additional students earned achievement awards for reaching their goals in the Accelerated Math contest. The "End of the Year" elementary assembly will be held in the gym at 8:30 AM on May 22. Parents and community members are welcome to attend. cation for Proficiency-Based- Promotion will be given a cri- teflon exam. If passed at the 90% or higher level, student applicants may then complete a performance component. Successful completion at the 90% or higher level on both assessments is required. The students' individual academic needs will be met by one ofthe following means: individual- ized instruction, independent study, cross grade grouping, cluster grouping, correspon- dence courses and concurrent enrollment. Credit earned in high school level courses will count toward meeting gradua- tion requirements. Credit will be noted as "Proficiency by Exam--Pass" with no grade assigned. No record ofunsuc- cessful attempts at PBP will be maintained in the student's permanent school record. Application forms are available in the principal's office. Completed applica- tion forms must be returned to the principal's office by 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Testing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 29 , at 10: 00 a.m. at the high school. Dalton Pebsworth. Dickey received the honor of being the first place individual and will represent her team at nationals. On June 20-23, Guthrie student Ashley Downing and Morrison student Crissy Lovell Downey will compete at the Health Occupations Students of America national leadership conference in Orlando, Fla. Meridian will send 22 stu- dents to the national leader- ship and skills contest with SkillsUSA in Kansas City, Mo. on June 23-27. Students advancing include Dustin Maker,Guthrie; Rhett Reed, of Pawnee; Cy Boles, Jacob Crenshaw, Stetson Freeman, Savannah Hays, Joe Jarvis, Michael Oefelein, Michael Orr and Eric Marone, of Perkins; Kelly Jacobs, of Perry; Chance Buncl Matthew Byce, Steven Chappell, Preet Dalal, Zachery Fletcher, Jerrad Layton, Raul Matin, Kayla Moore and Mary Welch, of Stillwater; and John Porter, of Tryon. Zagar attributes the record number of students succeeding Perkins student Michael Orr will compete in the national SkilIsUSA skills contest and leadership conference in Kansas City, Mo., later this summer. Orr is one of the more than two dozen students from Meridian who won first place during recent state skills contest. Photo provided at the state skills contest to the dedication of students attend- ing Meridian. "We've really focused on working with students to match their college and career goals with the training pro- grams we offer at Meridian," she said. "Our enrollment process hinges on us placing the right student in the right program for the right reason. We've been able to see a greater level of student reten- tion and involvement because of this process. The number of wins Meridian students had at the state level are a true testa- ment to their dedication as well as the Iraining they receive in their programs." 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