Press Release on Erica Wolters.

Recent Coldwater High School graduate Erica Wolters represented the state of Ohio for the cause of education, earning a Silver Medal at the 2012 National Leadership Conference sponsored by the FCCLA July 8th -12th in Orlando.
Ms. Wolters competed against students from all fifty states representing the fields of education, technology, fashion, the culinary arts, and nutrition. The July conference was the culminating competition that began at the regional level in March in Fort Recovery and the state level in April in Columbus. Ms. Wolters won 1st place at both the regional and state levels, beating out many future Ohio educators and earning one of two spots to represent Ohio nationally in the field of education.
At each level of the competition, students from all over the country we tested in their future fields of study, building and developing such skills as job interviewing, event planning, interpersonal communication, entrepreneurial, leadership skills and many more. A future Early Childhood Education major at Bowling Green, Ms. Wolters, at each level, had to develop a lesson plan in 20 minutes based on a theme, teach it in 10 minutes without aids, and receive a 5 minute critique.  Students in the educational field were tested on their knowledge base, lesson planning ability, and their experience across curriculum in the areas of science, math, English, art, music, motor skills and Social Studies.
Representing Coldwater, Celina and the state of Ohio in Orlando, Florida, Ms. Wolters won a Silver Medal for her lesson plan entitled “My Plate.” She was also elected to be a judge at future national competitions.
Ms. Wolters thanked the following organizations and individuals for their moral and financial support: Celina City Schools and the Tri-Star Program, Mr. Tim Buschur and Mrs. Bonnie Dahlinghaus; Coldwater Teachers’ Organization, Mr. Christopher Miller; and the Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Erica W.

Written by CTO President and LA Teacher Chris Miller

A message from the scholarship committee! :)

Welcome back fellow staffmembers. It is always nice to get the first few days in. Now that
we are off and rolling, we would like to get started on our CTO Scholarship Fundraiser. The
fundraiser has helped our organization to provide two $1000 scholarships these past few
years. If this fundraiser is successful, it will eliminate the need to do any additional
fundraising. If it is really successful – then maybe we can give out larger or additional

You should have received an envelope today with your tickets in it. Each member was given
6 BBQ chicken dinner tickets and 6 BBQ porkchop dinner tickets. The dinners will include
either a 1/2 a chicken or 2 pork chops, a baked potato, applesauce, and dinner roll at a cost
of $7 each. The yellow tickets are for the chicken and the orange or red tickets are for the
pork chops.

We profit $2 for each dinner sold, so please do your part and ask your family, neighbors, and
friends. Let Jodi Diller or Lori Rammel know if you need additional tickets and we will
get them to you promptly.

Dinners will be distributed on Friday, Sept. 14 from 4 to 6 pm in Excel Machine and Tool
Parking Lot. We will need members to help package and hand out the dinners that evening.
Please email Lori Rammel (rammell) if you are willing to work.

Money or Tickets need to be returned to one of the following people by September
6th. (We must submit a count to Romer’s Catering a week before. Checks should be
made out to the CTO.

Elementary : Tracy Schmitz or Jill Dela Rosa
Middle School: Mike Seitz
High School: Jodi Diller or Lori Rammel

Thank you for your dedication to our students and your help with this event!!!

Lori and Jodi

CTO member and Coldwater Teacher Receives Outstanding Teacher Award

Horticulture Teacher Receives Award

June 18th, 2012

Congratulations to Denny Riethman who received the Outstanding Teacher Award for
the State of Ohio at the Ohio Association of Agricultural Educators banquet which was held
on June 12. This award is a reflection of the outstanding Horticulture program Denny
teaches as well as his many years of service.

Denny has been invited to the regional banquet of the Association of Agricultural Educators
and is a finalist for the Regional Outstanding Teacher Award.


CTO Members Attend OEA’s Emerging Leaders Program.

From Monday (August 6) to Wednesday (August 8) members of our local organization attended different meetings and electives helping them develop skills to become strong leaders within the CTO.  President Chris Miller and High School Building Representative Steve Aranyosi attended the Emerging Leaders Program thanks to the assistance of scholarships offered by WOEA.  Topics focused on member advocacy, development of leadership skills, advancing local organizations, and so many more.  Also attending OEA Board of Directors meetings and helping many of the new “Emerging Leaders” was former CTO President, and OEA Board of Directors member, Sophia Rodriguez.  Many new skills, ideas, and networks were created for our local leadership to use within CTO.

WOEA DinnerCTO Members at WOEA Dinner

CTO Members at Dinner - Day One