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"Your Choice" Program Continues to Grow at Maplewood Career Center


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Maplewood Career Center offers its students the opportunity to register for the “Your Choice” program, which is a voluntary drug testing program.

In its second year at Maplewood, the “Your Choice” program has increased from 128 participating students to 180 students. Students have four chances to register: at the beginning of junior or senior year, or at the beginning of the second semester of junior or senior year.

The goal of the program is to provide awareness, prevention education and resources that support youth, parents, schools and communities that are at risk for drug and alcohol abuse.  Businesses ultimately seek employees who want to come to work and will pass a drug test. By completing the “Your Choice” program, students receive a certificate stating that they lead a drug-free lifestyle.

“We believe this program will give our students an advantage when looking for a job,” said Superintendent Randall Griffith. “Additionally, it gives them a reason to say no to drugs— especially when there is peer pressure. This is an especially pertinent issue right now with the ongoing drug and heroin epidemic in Ohio.”

When students sign up for the program, they will initially undergo a drug screening and be subject to random drug tests throughout the year. There is no cost to the student, as Maplewood has made it a priority to fund the program.

“Reliance or involvement with drugs can have a devastating impact upon our youth and their families,” said Griffith. “We hope that students recognize the benefits to ‘Your Choice’ and help promote the program to their peers.”

Perfect Attendance Program Recognizes 96 Students

We recently had a Perfect Attendance Celebration for everyone that had perfect attendance for the last grading period. Congrats to the 96 students that didn't miss a day!  Keep it up and you'll be in the running for those sweet prizes at the end of the year!

Jarrett Baker Erik Heidinger Kyle Stackpole Jebidiah Heston
Griffin Balan Tyler Huhn John Staton Lance Higgins
Vincent Battaglia Brittany Hunsicker Jerrod Stout Mackenzie Hill
Justin Bidlack Chad Jay Kassidy Sumego Carley Kerkhoven
Michaela Borowski Matthew Kiviniemi Travis Synnestvedt Daniel Kleinhen
Zachary Brown Emily Knisley Zachary Thomas Shawn Krizo
Hallen Burt Justin Landrus Matthew Tubre Alicia Latimer
Desiree Carpenter Steven Mann Scott Vanhorn Jordan Manion
Logan Carpenter Rose McWilliams Laura Wargo Ethan Marek
Jacob Chaya Nijeria Moore Cassidy Wilkes Daulton Metheney
Peyton Coy Andrew Nelson Austin Wise Sarah Morlan
Tamia Davis Tyler Niner Cheyenne Beko Draven Post
Angel Dimas Joshua Overdorf Bailey Brooks Ashleigh Quiggle
Levi Eaton Emily Ranker Gregory Bush Natasha Rantilla
Angel Faver Abigail Riley Troy Cable Sadie Riffle
Emily Fertig Blaine Robertshaw Amber Casto Isaac Russell
Basilio Fierro Paige Robison Chase Chapman Chad Sekunna
Forrest Fierro Nicole Rogers Joseph Ellison Trisha Shaw
Danny Finnie Isaiah Roth Derek Garrity Donald Shepper
Robert Fowler Zachary Sanor Justin Gerry Logan Spence
Nia Golden Zachary Schuttenberg Nathan Hale Bruce Svoboda
Michaela Gooding Bernadine Selleck David Hand Brandon Visher
Steffanie Graham Amanda Sharp David Harris Haley Wells
Justin Hager Ronald Southwick Lillie Haviland Angel Williamson


Maplewood Masonry Students Place in Competition

Maplewood Career Center was well represented at a recent Masonry competition and is proud to announce that we had both a Senior and Junior place. Senior George Ballard received 3rd place and Arianna Wanyek took 2nd place among all of the Juniors at the 2017 Ohio-Kentucky Administrative District Council High School Skills Competition. Congrats to both students and our Masonry instructor, Bob Pavkov.

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