Three of four class officers at Tolles Career & Technical Center are from Hilliard.

Three of four class officers at Tolles Career & Technical Center are from Hilliard.

Vice president Angelina Mendoza and secretary Mercedes Heard are associated with Davidson High School, while treasurer Ryan Gossard is associated with Darby High School.

The president of the senior class at Tolles is Jake Cochran of West Jefferson.

Wendy Nichols, a social studies instructor, and Christina Stoutenburg, a librarian, serve as advisers to the class officers.

The officers are responsible for planning Tolles' certification ceremony, which is set for June 3, 2010, according to a press release from the administrative office.

Additionally, class officers organize a senior service project and cookout at the end of the year.

This year, the officers have indicated that they would like to adopt a school mascot.

Three teachers spent the summer earning national certifications: Debbie Iles, a pharmacy technician teacher; Wayne Tatman, an auto collision repair teacher; and Kathy Zay, a culinary arts teacher.

Iles will prepare students to take the national pharmacy technician test at the end of the two years of education, according to Davis.

Tatman was awarded his 25-year master certification plaque from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Davis said he was in the first group of individuals in the state to receive ASE certification.

Zay received her certification from the American Culinary Federation, which is the national certifying body for chefs. Davis said she also received her level-three mastery certification at the University of South Carolina during the summer institute. Davis said the institute was sponsored by the National Restaurant Association in conjunction with ProStart.