Little Miami High School Blog

Lewis, Marshall now Project SEARCH grads

Posted on: June 10, 2016

Pictured from left: Ryan Cannon, job coach Stephanie Goodpaster, Isabelle Pawelski, Luke Harrison, job coach Laura Seeley, Christopher Lewis, Anthony Marshall, Project SEARCH Coordinator Sandy Hempel, and Chelsi Wiese.

Two more Little Miami students have celebrated their graduations, this time from the Warren County Career Center's Project SEARCH.

Project SEARCH is a program for students with special needs that equips students with employability and job skills. The students defer graduation for one year after they meet all high school credit requirements in order to work in job rotations at the retirement community. They experience working in areas such as food service, resident care, office work, laundry, landscaping and maintenance.

This year’s graduates included Christopher Lewis and Anthony Marshall from Little Miami, and other students from Lebanon, Mason, Springboro and Franklin. The Career Center celebrated the graduation with a ceremony at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices in Lebanon. Students' families joined them for dinner and then a job mentor from Otterbein spoke about each student and his or her accomplishments for the year. The students were awarded their Career Passports by WCCC administrators Kim Gambill and Robin Frederick, and high school diplomas from a representative of their home high school. Special Education Director Dee Dee Walker attended from Little Miami.