JVS Invites Community to Help Kick-off Lorain County Little Free Library Initiative
Carpentry students (from left) Tom Bramwell (Firelands), Patrick Galley (Oberlin), and Michael Henery (Firelands) with three of the “Little Free Libraries” they helped to build.
April 23, 2014 -- The public is invited to visit the JVS on Saturday, April 26th from 1pm-3pm to help celebrate the Lorain County Little Free Library Initiative, a global literacy project that is being implemented in Lorain County.
Simply put, a Little Free Library is a "take a book, return a book" gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. The initiative is being funded by a grant from The Stocker Foundation and the libraries will be located throughout Lorain County.
Students in the Lorain County JVS Carpentry Program have constructed 30 of the 53 "libraries" that will be placed throughout Lorain County. The libraries are small replicas of buildings that house the books. The students' designs range from houses and barns to more elaborate models of community buildings like the Wellington Town Hall.
Each library is assigned a volunteer steward to help maintain the inventory. The JVS National Technical Honor Society students have volunteered to steward a library that will be located at the school.
The community is invited to view 44 of "Little Free Libraries" on April 26th at the JVS which is located at 15181 St. Rt. 58 in Oberlin.
For more information about the Lorain County Little Free Library Initiative, contact Melanie Wilson, of The Stocker Foundation at email@example.com or visit www.littlefreelibrary.org to learn more about the project.
Marketing and Management Students Excel at DECA State Competition
From left: Tavarris Robinson, Samantha Graham, Sabrina Kunkler, Luke Ozanich, Jacob Beck.
April 22, 2014 -- Marketing and Management students placed among the top students in the state at the recent Ohio DECA Career Development Conference "DECA States," in Columbus.
Luke Ozanich (North Ridgeville) placed 4th in the Individual Series-Accounting event. Samantha Graham (North Ridgeville) placed 8th in Principles of Finance. Jacob Beck (Columbia) and Tavarris Robinson (Clearview) competed as a team and placed 9th in the category of Team Management Decision Making-Sports and Entertainment Marketing. Sabrina Kunkler (Keystone) qualified to compete in the School Based Enterprise Gold Level Re-certification Academy that will take place at the DECA International Career Development Conference in May in Atlanta, Georgia.
The DECA conference brought together over 2,000 of Ohio's finest marketing and management students for competition. The conference kick-off and opening ceremony began with Ohio DECA members beating the Guinness Book of World Records for the number of ties being tied simultaneously.