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CSI students present to program supporters

| April 9, 2018

CSI students Tessa Masters, Nichole Farver and Kevin Lawrence take a break from greeting guests to smile for a picture. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Sandy Hess’ CSI students set sail and took their guests on an incredible journey on the sea during their annual public presentation, which was held April 5 at the Coshocton County Career Center.

The evening was a way for the students to review the year and show supporters of the program and past graduates what they’ve learned.

“It does my heart so good for people to see what these students are capable of,” Hess said.

CSI stands for Career Skills Investigation and is a marketing program at the career center designed for students with learning or physical disabilities. The students run the school’s store, Lobo-Mart, make jewelry that they sell at the school and other events, learn computer and customer service skills, and much more. They also do marketing and commercials for Lobo-Mart.

“My favorite part of the program has been hanging out with the teachers,” said Tessa Masters, a senior at the career center. “I’ve learned a lot and to expect a lot in life and that the real world can be fun.”

Fellow senior Nichole Farver has enjoyed making jewelry with other students in the program and meeting new people.

“I get to come here and learn something that I enjoy every day,” she said.

Hess is assisted by Becky Dovenbarger and Tara Mounts.

“Mrs. Hess and I started this program eight years ago and kids that go through it get employed,” Dovenbarger said. “There is one student from our first year who started with the hospital and is still there. The kids want to learn and they are so enthusiastic.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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