Classes Began on August 13

Summer is at an end for SCILL students, as the first day of class was August 13. As has been the practice for several years, both a morning and afternoon session are being held again, with students following the calendar of the host school district, Knox.

Open House for Parents and Students Held

SCILL hosted the annual Open House event on August 7. The event allows students and their parents to tour the automotive technology site, meet instructors Rod Dawson and Mark Anderson, receive information about the program, and ask any questions they might have.

Automotive Technology Students Take ASE Certification Tests

Forty-six students enrolled in the Automotive Technology program at SCILL took parts or all of the ASE Student Certification exams in the latter part of May. Successful students are awarded student certifications in one or more of 9 tested areas. Testing is a part of the program at SCILL, as it affords students with a certification that may be helpful in securing employment.

Graduation Held for Automotive Technology Students

A crowd of approximately 180 persons was on hand for the annual graduation exercises at SCILL. This was the first year that both welding and automotive technology students were honored in a joint program. Twenty graduates of the automotive technology program were honored for their work, with a total of $4,550 awarded in scholarships. Dr. Ron May, President of Ancilla College was the featured speaker, and told those present about how his own personal journey in education got started and challenged each student to work to their highest potential.

SCILL students rake yards with Knox mayor

SCILL automotive technology students participated in their annual leaf raking community service project in mid-October. The students worked with Knox Mayor Rick Chambers and the City of Knox to rake 15 different lawns of the elderly in the community.

SCILL students check cars, help charity

SCILL’s annual Car Care Clinic took place on October 16 and October 18, allowing the general public to receive a free check-up prior to the beginning of winter. The program included topping off fluids, checking tires for air pressure and providing a list of possible work needed from a person’s regular mechanic. The only charge for this service was a contribution to the Starke County Food Pantry.

Students of the month announced

September students of the month included Meagan Ray and Mikinzie Wilson, both students at Knox High School; Michael Day, a student at Plymouth High School; and Mason Barlow, who's home-schooled.

SCILL student awarded

Second year student Jesse Timm of North Judson-San Pierre High School recently won the Bi-County cross country meet, was named an Outstanding Leader at his high school and was named to the Homecoming Court.

Lincoln Tech and Ohio Technical College present further options to SCILL students

Lincoln College of Technology (Indianapolis campus) and Ohio Technical College of Cleveland made presentations to students in mid-September. These visits exposed the opportunities presented by these schools for further training and possible careers that students may find conducive to the training they received at SCILL.