(5-20-22) The Tri Star Med Prep program held its pinning ceremony Sunday evening May 15, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the Crown Student Union. The annual event recognizes graduating seniors for their hard work and dedication to the Med Prep program over the past two years.

Senior Med Prep students pose after the pinning ceremony.

Junior SkillsUSA president Brooke Stammen welcomed parents, guests, and students.  Aliyah Arling, senior SkillsUSA president, who spoke on behalf of the senior class, reflected on their two-year experience in the program.  The highlight of the ceremony was the pinning of each senior by Med Prep teachers Brenda Speck and Annette Albers. Each senior received a caduceus pin, a universally recognized medical symbol of two serpents entwined around a staff surmounted with wings.

Tim Buschur, Tri Star’s Director, presented each graduate with a career passport. The passport is a portfolio which contains documentation of a student’s educational, community and work experience, including a certification of the skills the students have mastered in the Med Prep program.

The ceremony concluded with a candle lighting ceremony, recitation of the Health Occupations Pledge by students, and closing thoughts from both Speck and Albers.

Med Prep senior Kelly Weitzel is pinned by Med Prep Instructor Annette Albers as junior Audrey Wendel, Instructor Brenda Speck, and Director Tim Buschur look on.

Graduating seniors and their future plans include:

From Celina

Madelaine Eblen – plans to attend Bethel University of Indiana to study nursing

Harlee Harris – plans to attend Ohio University -Zanesville to study nursing

Payton Smith – plans to attend the University of Cincinnati to study radiology

Abigail Taylor – – plans to attend Rhodes State College to study nursing

From Coldwater:

From Fort Recovery:

Macy Shinabery – plans to attend Sinclair Community College to study radiology

Chloe Sutton – plans to attend Wright State University, Lake Campus to study nursing

From Marion Local:

Aliyah Arling – plans to attend The Ohio State University to study biology with plans to become a physician’s assistant

Paige Bruggeman – plans to attend Rhodes State College to study nursing

From Minster:

From New Bremen:

Mallory Messick – plans to attend Ohio University to study nursing

Victoria Solorzano – serving in the United State Marine Corp.

Hayley This – plans to attend Wright State University, Lake Campus to study nursing

Aliyah Truman – plans to attend the University of Cincinnati to study biology

Grace Wilker – plans to attend the University of Cincinnati to study nursing

From St. Henry:

Kelly Weitzel – – plans to attend Wright State University, Lake Campus to study nursing

From St. Marys:

Kelly Grannan – plans to attend Wright State University, Lake Campus to study nursing

Mackenzie Lindeman – plans to attend Rhodes State College for dental hygiene

Tiana McElroy – plans to attend Wright State University, Lake Campus to study nursing

Karsyn McGlothen – plans to attend University of Northwestern Ohio for medical assisting

Katelyn Mescher – plans to attend Bowling Green State University to study biology with plans to pursue a doctorate in optometry