The Benton-Carroll-Salem School Board met in The Hub at Oak Harbor High School recently to honor students earning state honors, present Travis Magoto with the B-C-S Teacher of the Year award and give special recognition to Carol Kardos, who retired after 30 years of dedicated service as a classroom assistant for the school district.
Arlyn Bensch of the Oak Harbor Lion’s Club presented Magoto with the B-C-S Teacher of the Year award, a selection made by fellow school teachers to annually honor one of their colleagues. A graduate of Russia High School in Shelby County and The Ohio State University, Magoto began his career with Benton-Carroll-Salem School District in 2007.
Magoto was praised for his dedication, leadership, and for the strong culture and energy he has helped to build up around the instrumental music program at B-C-S.
Superintendent Dr. Guy Parmigian gave special recognition to Kardos, who Parmigian described as selfless, passionate, dedicated and student centered over her three decades in the classroom.
Parmigian praised the work of Kardos as having a major role in the success that students have achieved over the past several years at R.C. Waters Elementary. Kardos was presented with a rose bush to plant in her garden earlier this spring.
Board commendations were presented by Principal Cheryl Schell of Oak Harbor High School for, DECA, FCCLA and FFA students earning state honors. They are: Samuel Boss – State FFA Degree; Matthew Dewitz – State FFA Degree; Bailey Dusseau – State Gold Secretary’s Book; Kiara Brough – State Gold Treasurer’s Book; Shelby Leigh – State FCCLA Degree; Sam Hinkle – DECA Business Finance Series – State Qualifier; Kennedy Blunt – DECA Independent Business Plan – State & National Qualifier; Jeana Edwards – DECA Sports & Entertainment Team Decision Making – State Qualifier; Aiden Hall – DECA Financial Consulting – State Qualifier; Levi Jacobs – DECA Stock Market Game – State & National Qualifier; Isabelle Majoy – DECA Public Relations Sate Officer – State Qualifier; Sergio DeMiguel – DECA Stock Market Game – State & National Qualifier; Ryan Ridener – DECA Finance Operations Research Event – State Qualifier; Alexandra Rohloff – DECA Personal Financial Literacy, Parliamentary Law, & Policy Advocate State Officer – State Qualifier; Kelsey Schling – DECA Business Solutions Project – State & National Qualifier; Eli Sherman – DECA Principles of Hospitality & Tourism & Stock Market Game – State & National Qualifier; Auna Tack – DECA Financial Consulting – State & National Qualifier; Emma Zibbel – DECA Sports & Entertainment Marketing Team – State Qualifier; Bailey Blunt – DECA Independent Business Plan – State & National Qualifier; Sophia Eli – DECA Finance Operations Research Event – State Qualifier; Katelyn Schling – DECA Business Solutions Project – State & National Qualifier; Hope Sievert – DECA Business Solutions Project – State & National Qualifier; Koral Wilson – DECA Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling – State Qualifier
The Board approved the following personnel items upon the Superintendent’s Recommendation, including a one year contract for Victoria Mason as a teacher at Oak Harbor High School. The following supplemental contracts were approved for the 2020-21 school year: Travis Magoto, High School Band & Pep Band Director; Jonathan Head, Asst. High School Band Director; K.C. Seaman, Marching Band Advisor; Ellie Gilbert, High School Yearbook Advisor; Russ Exlos-Raber, High School Choir; Ellen Tucker, Fall High School Play Director; Megan McGuire, High School Student Council Advisor; Lauretta Swint, Science Club and Science Olympiad Advisor; Pamela Mills, High School Academic Challenge Advisor; Beth Sugalski and Kyle O’Neill as Middle School Student Council Co-Advisors; Amy Sandrock and Shannon Buder as Middle School Academic Challenge Co-Advisors.
The Board accepted donations with gratitude from the following: $600 from St. Paul Lutheran Church to benefit the High School Choir Fund, and $2,660 from Lateral Gig to benefit the Oak Harbor High School Class of 2020 with T-shirts and face masks for graduation.