Vantage board members pose for the 2014 official Vantage board photo before the February meeting on Thursday. (Ed Gebert/Times Bulletin)
Vantage board members pose for the 2014 official Vantage board photo before the February meeting on Thursday. (Ed Gebert/Times Bulletin)

VAN WERT — The Vantage Career Center Board of Education met in a short session on Thursday night to take care of a few matters.

District Treasurer Lori Davis reported that the district has saved nearly $18,000 by using energy generated by the school’s solar array and that the district’s audit has been completed by the state. An additional grant of $5,300 has been received by the district for use for salaries of teacher’s aides.
The treasurer’s report was approved, as was the employment of Shawn Cook as an assistant with the Police Academy, and the revised 2013-14 school calendar.

Director Ben Winans presented a list of state qualifiers from the Business Professionals of America contest held recently at Vantage. Qualifiers from the Interactive Media program were: Tiffany Romero (Antwerp), Hannah Robach (Continental), Emilee Nicelley (Paulding), and Chelsea Gephart (Crestview). From the Medical Office Management program were: Jill Ross and Courtnie Laney (Wayne Trace), Cailah Rickard and Amber Sloan (Continental), BreAnna Stegaman (Crestview), Karrisa Carder and Maranda Bigham (Lincolnview), Mayleen Plescher (St. John’s), and Layna Mihm and Hannah Smith (Van Wert). Qualifying in Network Systems were: Zachary Crider, Robert Leonard and Zachary Parr (Parkway), Audrey Smith and John Upole (Wayne Trace), Dmitry Billingsley (Continental), Omar Martin (Kalida), San Brown (Paulding), Gene Gillespie and Tyler Stienecker (Lincolnview), Matt Schrader (Delphos Jefferson), and Dustin Carter, Taylor Dixon, Alex Gorman, Matt Searles, and Harley Sturgill (Van Wert).