- __Progress Court #22 Order of the Amaranth Installs Officers for 2017-2018 April 26, 2017
Progress Court #22 Order of the Amaranth recently held its annual Installation of Officers at the Liberty Masonic Complex. Installed as Royal Matron was Mrs. Stephanie Uber of Newton Falls, with Mr. Brian Williams of Struthers, installed as Royal Patron for the 2017-2018 year. The theme for the year is “Blessings”. Emblems are crowns & the cross. Mascot is the cat. Colors: Purple, Green & Silver; Watchwords are Faith & Love.
The Order of the Amaranth is a fraternal organization composed of Master Masons and their properly qualified female relatives as well as majority members of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls and Job’s Daughters International. In its teachings, the members are emphatically reminded of their duties to God, to their country, and to their fellow beings. They are urged to portray, by precept and example, their belief in the “Golden Rule” and by conforming to the virtues inherent in Truth, Faith, Wisdom, and Charity, they can prove to others the fondness promulgated by the Order. Our main philanthropy is to collect donations for Diabetes Research. For more information please visit our website at http://www.mastermason.com/ProgressCourt22 or like us on Facebook.
- __Seniors “Earn While You Learn” in TCTC’s Advance Placement Program April 26, 2017
TCTC’s Advance Placement program gives students the opportunity to “earn while you learn”. Students with excellent grades, attendance and behavior can qualify for the program and get excused from TCTC after their academic classes to go to work in a job related to their TCTC program of study.
Barb Meyer, TCTC Pre-Nursing instructor, currently has two students in AP employed by local nursing homes as STNAs. She explains that “advance placement allows motivated students to utilize their learned skills and accomplishments. By earning certifications and acquiring a job while in high school, they provide themselves with the opportunity to earn money while continuing to learn”.
It’s not easy to juggle school and work, but Britni Knight, an AP student in TCTC’s Animal Science Health and Technology program who works at Pet Supplies Plus shares that “AP really helped me learn better organization skills” and other soft skills that employers desire. Knight will attend KSU-Trumbull for Vet Tech in the fall and expresses that having her AP work experience on her resume’ is impressive. “My training in my program at TCTC combined with my work experience through AP has confirmed that this is what I want to do in the future and makes me feel prepared for college.”
Zachary Wadman, Construction Technology senior employed at Ryan Carpet , expresses that “one of the biggest benefits is that I get to experience what it is really like to work on a job site which is something I can’t learn in school. I have also learned a ton about installing carpet, tile, and vinyl floors, and my social skills have increased dramatically”. Wadman’s goal for after graduation is employment, and “thanks to advanced placement, I have achieved my goal and will continue to work in a field I enjoy”.
“The AP program was the best thing to happen to me in my high school career. It amazes me that more students don’t take advantage of this opportunity”, states Brad Beebe, a Power Equipment Mechanics student employed by Trumbull Power Equipment. “Getting out of school early to earn money and gain more skills was a no brainer for me”.
- __Argus Lodge honors member April 26, 2017
A recent meeting was held at Argus Lodge in Canfield, where the Grand Lodge of Ohio honored Brother Denny Furman with the Grand Master’s “Education Award”. This is the fifth consecutive year that Brother Furman has received the award. It is in recognition of the programs and practices which encourage excellence in the education of the lodge members. Brother Furman lives in Berlin Center with his wife Mary Jo where they own and operate Denny’s Auto Supply.