Individuals from Fayette County were honored recently at the Region 14/Hopewell Center 34th-annual Exceptional Achievement Award Recognition Ceremony at Hillsboro Elementary in Highland County.
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 Fayette County are: Mitch Augenstein, Julie Reisinger, Jeri Sword, Kenny Upthegrove and Mick Whistler.
Trenton Davis, a student at the Miami Trace Local School District and Laurel Oaks Career and Technical Center, was honored as the Outstanding Student Award recipient for Fayette County. He was nominated in the area of academics. The Outstanding Student award acknowledges achievements of school-age children and youth with disabilities. The Outstanding Student is selected by special education administrators. Trenton will also be honored at the state level in June for his many achievements.
Josh Elzey, intervention specialist at Miami Trace Elementary, was named the Outstanding Educator for the Region. He will also be honored at the state level in June. The Outstanding Educator is selected by the Region 14 Parent Advisory Council members. This award honors educators who have made outstanding contributions by improving access to and progress in the general education curriculum for children and youth with disabilities.
Region 14 Governing Board and Parent Advisory Council of the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center and Brown County 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.