Rewarding students for coming to school every day has been an Upper Valley Career Center tradition for twenty years. Career Center students with one and two-year perfect attendance were eligible to win a car or other prizes donated by local businesses to express their support and encourage student endeavors. The annual drawing was held during the morning of Thursday, May 18, at the Applied Technology Center.
This year, there were two cars in the drawing in addition to a variety of other prizes. A 1999 Mercury Sable was donated by Paul Sherry Chrysler Dodge & Jeep, Piqua and a 1997 Eagle Vision was donated by Upper Valley Career Center Adult Education instructor Lois Shroyer, Piqua.
Fifty-nine juniors and seniors achieved perfect attendance qualifying their participation in the reverse drawing. Principal Joe Davis wants the student body to understand that attending school every day is the key to their success. “We encourage students to make every attempt to get to school each day. If the possibility of winning a car motivates them, we are happy to continue this tradition.”
At the conclusion of the reverse drawing three students received keys and a turn to test their luck. The final winners were Hayley Monroe, Piqua, and Olivia Elifritz, Troy. Hayley, the daughter of Heather and Andy Luttrell, Piqua received the title to the Mercury Sable. Olivia, daughter of Tracey and Jeff Robins won the Eagle Vision. DeVante’ Micheals, Troy, took home an IPod Touch as the third runner up.
Other top awards include a Membership from AAA of Piqua presented by Jackie Shinall, two $50 checks from the Piqua American Legion Post 184 presented by Gary Fessler, A $25 gift card presented by Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce President Kathy Sherman, and a $100 Series EE Savings Bond from Unity National Bank. Other donors include: Little Caesar’s, Troy; Dan Hemm Chrysler Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Sidney; Sollmann Electric Co., Sidney; Industry Products, Piqua; Mutual Federal Savings Bank, Piqua; Wal-Mart, Troy; Wendys Old Fashioned Hamburgers, Sandusky; The Caroline, Troy; Area Energy and Electric, Sidney; Jostens, Piqua; Beppo Uno Pizzeria, Piqua; Family Video, Troy; Dickman Supply, Sidney; Piqua Optimist Club, Piqua; Buffalo Wild Wings, Sidney; East of Chicago Pizza Co., Piqua; Francis Office Supply, Piqua; Allison’s Custom Jewelry Inc, Sidney; La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant, Troy; Express Tire and Auto Centers, Troy.
The following students had perfect attendance for the current school year which qualified them for one entry in the drawing: Cory Branscum, Megan Drieling, Grittany Edwards, Joshua Edwards, Kaleb Etherington, Sharice Hibbler, Michael Howk, Tyler Lane, Jamie Martin, Lexie McKinney, Timothy Mering, DeVante' Michael, David Moore, Natasha, Osborne, Tyler Overla, Tyler Roby, Shelby Ross, Samantha Runkle, Dustin Sabins, Devin Schaffer, Dalton Scoggin, Sheena Scott, Benjamin Sims, Dustin Snell, Isaac Sowers, Ammon Walker, Braden Walters, Richard Webb, Elizabeth Wilkinson, Matthew Wolf, Abby Wood, DeVante’ Banks, Terry Barga, Johnathan Barhorst, Joshua Dulaney, Paxton Edwards, Veronica Eilerman, Olivia Elefritz, James Linville, Victoria Long, Hayley Monroe, Joshua Nichols, Jessica Rayl, Joshua Schaub, Taylor Stewart, Caleb Taylor, Jacob, Taylor, Taylor Wallace, Allan Wheaton.
The following seniors had perfect attendance for both years at Upper Valley Career Center school year which qualified them for two entries in the drawing: Nicholas Antonides, Mallorie Bell, Zachary Carlock, Brandon Conley, Crystal Davis, Michael Fletcher, Bradley Goldschmidt, Dustin Murray, Lydia Rianco, and Andrew Shellabarger.