Individuals from Clinton County were honored recently at the Region 14/Hopewell Center Thirty-third Annual Exceptional Achievement Award Recognition Ceremony at Hillsboro Elementary School.
Exceptional Achievement Award recipients were cited for services they have provided this past school year to ensure students with disabilities achieve personal, social or academic goals of the highest standards. This award is a unique recognition since it is granted to a limited number of individuals from throughout the five counties that Region 14/Hopewell serves and is provided by both parents and educators.
The Exceptional Achievement Award Winners for Clinton County are: Clayton Ash; Career X Class of Laurel Oaks — Jonathan Daniel Adams, Tori Harris, William Lewis, Shane Meddock, Bobbie Jo Reekers, Paul Shehorn, Patrick Stamper, Courtney Throckmorton, Eddie Whitaker and Lisa Hollingsworth; Ben McCoy; Jenny Spurlock; Wilmington High School Peer Autism Team Seniors — Dresden Beam, Allison Brooks, Chloe Millam, Cindy Morris, Emily Schmetzer and Isabelle Thomas.
Andrew Thompson, a student at Wilmington City School District was honored as the Outstanding Student Award recipient for Clinton County. The Outstanding Student is selected by Special Education Administrators in Region 14. The Award acknowledges achievements of school-age children and youth with disabilities.
Chris Branson, Special Education Director of Blanchester Local School District and Ted Custis, Special Education Director for Southern Ohio Educational Service Center were honored for their years of service to students with disabilities throughout Region 14. They will both be retiring this summer.
Region14 Governing Board and Parent Advisory Council of the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center sponsored the Exceptional Achievement Award Recognition Ceremony. They wish to extend their congratulations to the award recipients who have given the most precious gift of all – themselves.