Students graduate from SEARCH

Staff report

TROY — The power of partnerships and mentoring were celebrated May 12 along with seven new graduates of the Upper Valley Project SEARCH program at Upper Valley Medical Center

Upper Valley Project SEARCH is a high school transition program designed to provide training and education on the road to employment for individuals with disabilities.

The goal of the nine-month program is to help each intern become “a more independent, and systematically competitively skilled person ready to compete in their community job market,” said Patti Moore, Upper Valley Project SEARCH coordinator.

Each intern deferred receiving a high school diploma, went through an interview selection process and earned a position to participate in the program.

The graduates and their high schools are Brittany Meyer, Fort Loramie High School; Ashley Lightle, Sidney High School; Brittany Belt, Piqua High School; and Angela Hess, Cameron MacRitchie, Isaac Stull and Alan Williams, Troy High School.

Staff report