RIO GRANDE — Gallia-Vinton Educational Service Center’s “Career Palooza” was recognized as the Outstanding Student program at the Ohio School Boards Association’s Southeast Region Fall Conference.
The conference took place Sept. 29 at Nelsonville-York Middle School.
Presented annually, the award recognizes the top student program from nominations received through the region’s 18 counties representing 84 school districts. The Region Recognition Program was established in 1993 as a way to help local school districts showcase outstanding achievement and educational excellence.
Career Palooza is a joint collaboration between the Gallia-Vinton Educational Service Center and Buckeye Hills Career Center. Students in grades 6-8 from seven schools in six districts (Gallipolis City, Gallia County Local, Jackson City, Oak Hill Union Local, Wellston City and VInton County Local) experience “hands-on” demonstrations and lab experiences in a variety of careers. Career Palooza 2016 impacted approximately 1,060 students by increasing their awareness of careers and the related education and skills.