Can you believe it? That's right, the seniors have 23 days of school left this year. It has been officially announced that May 20th will be our seniors awards assembly at 9:30 am. So that means you have just 23 days to soak up and enjoy your high school career. I was in a meeting yesterday when that came up and I couldn't believe it. It seems like every year it goes faster and faster. I hope you will invite your parents/guardians/grandparents or anyone else who has helped you along this journey that started about 13 years ago. Yesterday interim grades were made official. If you have any classes that you are not passing at this point, you better figure out what needs to be done in the next 4 1/2 weeks so that you can graduate with your class. Please don't give up and please come see me if you are not sure or if you need some help. I guess it's time for the sports analogies now; ladies and gentleman, many football games have been lost in the final minute, you must play the entire 60 minutes. Don't ease up even for a minute. Or if you are into baseball; ladies and gentleman, some of the greatest comebacks in baseball have been in the final inning. Don't quit playing hard now, finish strong. Well, you get the idea, I hope you will finish your senior year strong. 23 days is all you have left to complete. I know all of you can work hard for just 23 days.
On a different note, I would like to congratulate our students who headed down to the SkillsUSA competition in Columbus the past couple of days. We had excellent results and are very proud of each and everyone of them. In the CNC Turning category, Cole Ketchum received the silver medal. In Robotics & Automation, Brandon Kimmet and Chris Bauer also received the silver medal. In Mechatronics, Jeremiah Dealey and Nick Grote received the bronze. Congratulations to everyone who went down there and competed. In cabinetmaking, Bradley Rice finished 4th, just out of the medals. Great job to all.
On the other side of the school, we have some national qualifiers for the BPA contests. They are; Angel Kline (Advance Office Systems & Procedures), Kenneth Pinks-Leibert (PC Servicing & Troubleshooting), Rachelle Ward (Digital Publishing) and Jill Ross (Advanced Spreadsheet Application). Congratulations to all our Business Professionals of America students and have fun in Anaheim California.
Finally, let's all have a strong finish and make these last 23 days the best you can. Remember as I said in an earlier blog, "Don't Blink" they will be over before you know it.