Local OHIO grads commission as officers in U.S. Army

Press Staff Writer

        Two area residents were among five fall Ohio University graduates who have been commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Army.
        Isaac Culbert, from Gibsonburg, graduated with a degree in exercise physiology/pre-physical therapy from the College of Health Sciences and Professions and will serve with the Aviation Branch of the U.S. Army at Fort Rucker, Alabama.
        Tanner Cobleigh, from Fremont, graduated with a degree in management and strategic leadership from the College of Business, and will serve with the U.S. Army Reserves Transportation Corps in Columbus.
        Major Darrell Fawley, who commands the Army ROTC program at Ohio University, commended the newly commissioned officers.
        “For Army ROTC cadets, commissioning is the commencement of their careers as Army officers in the service of our nation," Fawley said. “These five have persevered through unprecedented challenges in their last year as cadets at OHIO. They have proven they are ready to be leaders. We are extremely proud of what they have accomplished and are excited to see these Bobcats move into leadership roles.”
        The Army ROTC Bobcat Battalion was established at OHIO in 1935 and prepares students to be active-duty officers in the United States Army. At Ohio University, ROTC programs are housed in University College.
Academic honors
        University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences: Gabrielle Evers, of Oregon; Jack Chappuies, of Pemberville.
        Ohio Wesleyan University: Olivia Anderson, of Toledo; Brooke Hoffman, Olivia Smith, of Oregon.
        Terra State Community College: Christina Cruz, Haley Grames, Cassie Hoover, Terrence Jagodzinski, Kaleb Mosher, Abigail Swartzfager, Justin Turpie, of Toledo; Heather Hornstein, of Curtice; Carley Kidd, of Northwood;  Kristen Ebert, Mason Gregory, of Elmore; Jaynie Plantz, Matthew Reitzel, Nolan Weaver, of Genoa; Alexander Cutcher, Brendon Kolkemeyer, Olivia Paul, Angelica Sanson, of Gibsonburg;
        Marissa Overmeyer, of Lindsey; Ella Dedes, Emily Haar, Samantha Michael, Mackenzie Sigurdson, of Oak Harbor; Andrew Burner, Ethan Davis, of Woodville.
        Tiffin University: Erika Berg, of Toledo; Brandon DeWitt, Kimberly Nagel, of Oregon; Brandon Howard, of Northwood; Alivia Rew, Hannah Sigler, of Curtice;
        Adam Lemke, of Elmore; Madeline Schuessler-Recker, of Genoa; Coral Kocsis, of Gibsonburg; David Crowe and Logan Stone, of Helena; Jordyn Kreager, of Martin; Allison Abke, of Pemberville.
        Trine University: Samantha Silva, of Oregon; Megan Davis, Reagan Guthrie and Hannah Otto, of Genoa; Hannah Johns, of Millbury.
Accounting Honor Roll
        Grant Meyer, of Curtice, was named to the Canisius College Accounting Honor Roll for the fall 2020 semester.
        To qualify for the Accounting Honor Roll, accounting students must attain a grade point average of 3.2 or higher in at least two accounting courses taken concurrently.
        Housed within the Richard J. Wehle School of Business, the Canisius College accounting program is ranked number-one in New York State, based on the 2020 CPA exam results, and among the top 7% in the nation, according to a 2020 ranking by U.S. News & World Report.
        Trine University: Hunter Slattman, of Luckey; Angela Boday, of Walbridge.
R.C. Waters top ClassDojo winners
        R.C. Waters Elementary named its top ClassDojo winners for December.
        R.C. Waters participates in a school-wide initiative called Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) –a process for creating safer and more effective schools by creating a safe and productive learning environment. A set of unified expectations is in place in classroom and non-classroom settings throughout the schools – “Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Ready.”
        ClassDojo is a behavior-tracking system designed to reinforce positive behaviors and engage students in becoming responsible for their own choices. On a scheduled rotation, students are able to “shop” from the Dojo reward cart using the points they have earned for meeting the behavior expectations.
        Top ClassDojo winners for December included:
        Kindergarten: Jordan Davis, Trenton Moore, Jett Gradel, Walker Finn; Hudson Suder, Elsie Perkins, and Brantlee Myerholtz.
        First grade: Amelia Post, Owen Riffner, Larissa Johannsen, Avianna Kitchin, and Rylee Wagner.
        Second grade: Kyleigh Martikan, Sam Agsten, Savannah Goff, Aniyah Garcia, and Harper Kouts, Carter Lohman, Cooper Perry, Chelsea McBee, and Kara Kingery.
        Third grade: Amiya Brooks, Madelynn Rofkar, Parker Wagner, Kasen Heminger, Nathan Supinski; Shelby German, Kaylin Myerholtz, Camdin Randolph, Leah Fleckner, and Hudson Keller.


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