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Students attend conference

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — More than 7,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni and guests from across the country gathered in San Antonio for the 2014 National Leadership Conference.

The conference is based on the student-originated theme “SOAR.” Ryan Hines, a senior and Taylor Edington, a junior at Newton High School, were among the members and took part in S.T.A.R. event competitions at the conference. Zara Zeller, a sophomore, also accompanied the group as a regional officer for the state of Ohio.

FCCLA offers more than 30 Family and Consumer Sciences related events, also known as S.T.A.R. (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events. These events include Culinary Arts, Knowledge Bowl, Career Investigation and Fashion Construction to name a few. Members compete at the district, state and national level.

This year, Ryan Hines and Taylor Edington were among over 4,200 S.T.A.R. event participants who competed this week in San Antonio. This is the largest number of competitors at any National S.T.A.R. events competition. The two competed in the Interpersonal Communication. Their project focused on skills and communication techniques they developed and used to strengthen communication with the student body of our school on the issue of bullying. They received a gold medal in the event.

Beautification winners named

TROY — The Troy City Beautification Committee has named July winners. They include:

• Green Thumb awards:

630 Sherwood Drive — Stan and Jane Kriesberg

947 N. Market St. — Living Word Fellowship

1010 Mayfield Drive — Jennifer and Dan Littlejohn

286 S. Dorset Road — Dr. and Mrs. Warren Kaebnick

1301 Wright Circle — Gene and Cindy Pack

428 Drury Lane — Meghan and Tyler Bertke

Heather Park — 88 Heather Road — Brown and Co. & Jenny and Gordon Dohner

2740 Huntington Drive — Schieltz Residence

60 Colony Park Drive — Yvonne Becker

1090 Fairfield Road — Judy Trissell.

Edison to host re-enrollment event

PIQUA — Edison Community College will host a special re-enrollment event from 1-7 p.m. July 29 in the West Hall of the Piqua campus. It will feature a one-stop registration opportunity for students who were once enrolled at Edison.

This event is geared toward students who started pursuing an education from Edison, but stopped attending before completing their degree. Returning students attending the event will be able to register for upcoming fall semester classes, design a personalized educational plan, meet with an adviser to discuss career and academic goals and enjoy lunch on Edison.

For more information about the registration process at Edison Community College, visit http://www.edisonohio.edu/admissions> or speak to a resource specialist at 778-8600.

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