The Coshocton County Beacon December 4, 2019 - Page 26

Two Coshocton students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society NEWARK - Twelve Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) students took the oath of membership to be inducted into the Alpha Theta Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society on Nov. 20. Phi Theta Kappa is the world's largest and most prestigious honor society for two-year college students. The induction ceremony included comments from COTC President John M. Berry, PhD and a keynote ad- dress from Braden Patchett, 2017 COTC and Phi Theta Kappa alumnus. Berry told inductees, “The PTK commitment to the development of service and leadership is stalwart and unfaltering. Students, your induction into Phi Theta Kappa is an acknowledgment of your hard work, your drive and a quality of mind that has led you to excel here at COTC.” Patchett furthered President Berry’s sentiment, “Phi Theta Kappa is a group of people who show the qualities of leadership and service, as well as aca- demics. The values and skills you can develop in Phi Theta Kappa transfer into your chosen career path.” He acknowledged how being a member of the honor society helped him make connections in the com- munity through networking. Patchett said that being a PTK member helped with his career-based skill development through service projects with the Licking County Park District, Together We Grow Gardens and several other organizations. He also noted how the organization helped him embrace his leadership 1 skills that he utilized in the classroom, in other student organizations and in his career. Patchett works as an engineering designer for Salas O’Brien where he began as an intern during his education at COTC. To become a member of Phi Theta Kappa, a two-year college student must have completed 12 credit hours of associate degree coursework and have a grade point average of at least 3.5. The international honor society serves to recognize the academic achievement of two- year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. COTC’s chapter, Alpha Theta Zeta, was chartered in 1982 and its bylaws approved in 1992. Thirteen in- ductees were unable to attend the ceremony but will complete the oath of membership at a later date. Those from Coshocton County who took the oath of membership at the ceremony were Kelsey Abel and Leslie Shattuck, both from Coshocton. COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high quality, accessible programs of tech- nical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala. Contributed | Beacon Coshocton City School recognizes members of the media COSHOCTON – Coshocton City Schools recently named the following reporters to the Ohio School Boards Association 2019 Media Honor Roll: Mark Fortune – The Coshocton County Beacon; Leonard Hayhurst – the Coshocton Tribune; and Kennedy Webb – WTNS Radio. They were each recognized during the Coshocton City Schools Board of Education meeting held on Nov. 21. The Media Honor Roll recognizes media representa- tives statewide for fair and balanced reporting of news about public schools. Media representatives from more than 100 Ohio newspapers and radio and television stations were honored by their local school districts. Criteria for selection by the local school districts include the media representative’s efforts to get to know the superintendent, board president, and district mis- sion and goals, report school news in a fair, accurate and balanced manner, give a high profile to positive news about schools, visit the schools, and maintain a poli- cy of no surprises by sharing information with school officials. OSBA sends personalized certificates to school boards to help them honor reporters, editors and news outlets. OSBA also recognizes the honorees in its maga- zine and on its website. Contributed | Beacon B E A C O N F U N & G A M E S 2 3 7 4 8 9 Sudoku 5 6 10 11 Puzzle 1 (Medium, difficulty rating 0.48) Puzzle 1 (Medium, difficulty rating 0.48) 7 4 9 8 7 4 9 7 2 2 2 8 3 3 4 8 1 5 8 9 4 5 8 1 4 7 1 3 4 5 6 4 2 6 9 4 7 5 7 4 2 4 7 8 9 9 2 4 7 8 6 5 4 7 2 5 1 1 9 5 1 2 6 2 6 1 8 6 7 4 5 3 6 13 14 15 Puzzle Puzzle 2 (Medium, difficulty rating 0.52) 2 (Medium, difficulty rating 0.52) 4 8 7 12 6 6 1 1 2 8 1 2 2 6 6 8 8 6 8 8 9 3 9 9 3 2 8 3 3 7 9 3 3 1 2 8 9 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 9 1 9 6 6 Generated by http://www.opensky.ca/sudoku on Mon Dec 2 14:27:21 2019 GMT. Enjoy! Generated by http://www.opensky.ca/sudoku on Mon Dec 2 14:27:21 2019 GMT. Enjoy! 26 THE BEACON www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com DECEMBER 4, 2019