Community service is important to EHOVE students. Two groups of EHOVE students have been participating in several activities to raise money for the Special Olympics of Ohio, which provides year round sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. The students are involved in EHOVE’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter and Teen Leadership Corps.
BPA is a student organization at EHOVE where students learn about leadership skills and community service. The mission of BPA is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills. Teen Leadership Corps is an elective class that EHOVE students can take to achieve their leadership potential through a character and service based curriculum.
Teen Leadership Corps students held a spare change collection where they asked EHOVE staff and students to donate their spare change. BPA students organized Hat Day and a Bowl-A-Thon. For Hat Day, other students purchased tickets to wear hats at school the following Friday. Normally, hats are not allowed during the school day, so it was a treat for students. Students also held a Bowl-A-Thon at Star Lanes in Sandusky with help from Vanguard and Pioneer Career Centers.
From all of the events, EHOVE students raised a total of $2383 for the Special Olympics of Ohio.
“I think it’s great to be raising a good amount of money for a good cause involving other area schools,” said Computer Network Tech student Jimmy McClune (Norwalk HS).
“It’s great to be a part of this cause, and we have already met our goal,” Computer Network Tech student Kevin Robinson (South Central HS).
EHOVE Career Center is a leading career tech school in Milan Township. This high school and adult education facility draws students from a variety of locales, and serves multiple school districts in Erie, Huron and Ottawa Counties. For more information, go to www.EHOVE.net or call 419-499-4663 x232.