Arcanum News: AHS partners with Ramco Electric for internship program


By Vickie Rhodehamel



During the 2015 – 16 school year, Arcanum High School entered into partnership with Ramco Electric Motors to begin an internship program for students from our high school in the areas of production, business, and engineering.

During the second semester of the school year, AHS seniors Justin Hoke and Michael Johnson became the first two interns in the program. Justin is interning in the business side of the company while Michael is working on the production side of the company. The students are getting real life work experience in fields that they would like to pursue in the future. Earlier this month, both Michael and Justin were nominated for the 20 under 20 awards. The 20 under 20 awards are for the purpose of giving recognition to Mercer, Darke, or Auglaize students, schools, and businesses who work collaboratively with the purpose of training and/or career development for individuals under the age of 20.

This internship opportunity would not have been possible without the efforts of Dave Dunaway, president of Ramco Electric Motors, Bethany Menke, human resources and safety manager, and Tara Hagan, Arcanum High School guidance counselor. Arcanum High School looks forward to continuing the program and increasing the number of students involved in this program during the next school year. If you are a current AHS student or a recent AHS graduate that is either majoring in engineering at college or has a strong interest in engineering and would be in interested in a summer engineering internship with Ramco, please contact Mrs. Hagan or Mr. Stephan at the high school for further details.

The Arcanum Athletic Booster Club will be holding their annual golf outing at Stillwater Valley Golf Club on June 11 beginning at 2 p.m. Registration forms and information about sponsorships are available, please contact Marcus Bixler at (419) 957-0977 or email at marcusbixler@gmail.com. The Arcanum Athletic Boosters golf outing provides golfers the opportunity to socialize on the links, while helping to raise money to support Arcanum Athletics. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and a random-placed team, Longest Drive, Longest Putt and Closest to the Pin. Proceeds from the benefit will be used to support our student athletes and towards equipment, capital improvements and other miscellaneous items associated with Arcanum Athletics.

The family of Joan Bechtol is happy to announce her upcoming 90th birthday! Joan’s children, Jill, Jack, and Jan are excited to invite you to come and celebrate with their mother on May 7 at the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society building (Old Wayne Trail Grange) from 2 to 4 p.m. The family requests your presence, no gifts please. Should you be unable to attend and want to wish Joan a Happy Birthday, please send her a card to 10 Park Drive, Arcanum, Ohio.

Reminder 2016 Old Fashioned Days 2016 event is May 20, 21, and 22nd. If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the festival this year and you need more information, please contact Sara Baker at 937-459-8409. If you are a food vendor looking to participate at Old Fashioned Days, please contact Sharon and Ron Rismiller at ron@rismiller.com or 937-266-6392.

Don’t forget – The fourth annual Serve Arcanum Day will be held on May 6. This project involves the students of Arcanum High School (assisted by teachers and community members) going out into the community to serve the citizens through a variety of service projects. If you have any questions, please contact the AHS Principal Jason Stephan at 937/692-5174 or email him at Jason_Stephan@darke.k12.oh.us.

Seeking donations – The Arcanum High School will be celebrating prom and after-prom festivities on April 30. After Prom is a very special fun-filled, alcohol-free, and drug-free event that follows Prom. After Prom is open to ALL juniors/ seniors and their invited guests. The After-Prom Committee is seeking donations to help defray the cost of after-prom to ensure that all students who want to attend are able to attend. If you, your business, or your local organization would like to donate to after-prom you can contact High School Principal Jason Stephan at jason_stephan@darke.k12.oh.us or 937-692-5174. Thank you in advance Arcanum Community for making a difference and your continued support of Arcanum High School.

Thoughts about tax day 2016 – “Did you ever notice that when you put the words The and IRS together, it spells THEIRS?” ~Author Unknown; “Dear IRS, I am writing to you to cancel my subscription. Please remove my name from your mailing list.” ~Charles M. Schulz (Snoopy); and lastly, “Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for.” ~Will Rogers.

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By Vickie Rhodehamel

Vickie Rhodehamel is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her Arcanum community column. She can be reached by calling 937-692-6188, by e-mail at krhodehamel@woh.rr.com. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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Vickie Rhodehamel is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her Arcanum community column. She can be reached by calling 937-692-6188, by e-mail at krhodehamel@woh.rr.com. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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