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Fairfield High School Students Get Recognized

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A primary component of the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase is investing in the future of high school students across America. One way we support our mission is by providing college scholarships and career opportunities to students at the institutions we visit, and the special events that we attend. We believe continuing education and specialized training is critical when preparing for the future.

Fairfield High School

On January 26, 2018, the Hometown Showcase arrived at Fairfield High School located in Leesburg, Ohio.  The Fairfield High School motto is “ Excellence, Preparation for Life, Opportunities for All.” This reminds students that the effort they put into their education from the beginning of each day, of each school year, will reap rewards later in life.  The Hometown Showcase advocates the very same and believes that we are champions of our own success. We quickly realized the connection we had with the students, faculty, and staff. The Hometown Showcase could not be more pleased to partner with Fairfield High School for this initiative.

Fairfield High School

Fairfield High School students Cody and Makenna were recognized for their outstanding for their work at school and in the community.

Students were able to tour our interactive hauler throughout the day and our team was on hand to discuss career opportunities that exist within logistics and commercial transportation. When most students hear about commercial transportation companies such as R+L Carriers, they quickly associate the entire industry with the truck driving profession. In reality, the logistics industry must leverage experts from numerous fields such as accounting, marketing, mechanics, IT and sales.

Achievement and Scholarship Awards

This past December, we had the opportunity to see Fairfield High School Boys Varsity Basketball participate in the Ohio Valley Hoops Classic. During our visit to the school in January, we were able to watch the team play again and at halftime, we presented two students with the Hometown Achievement Award and a $1,000 Scholarship.

Cody G: Hometown Achievement Award Winner

Cody Fairfield High School

Cody G received the Hometown Achievement Award.

Cody is a senior at Fairfield and has played baseball and basketball for four years. He also volunteers to assist in maintaining the baseball fields at the school. Cody displays excellent sportsmanship, assists in numerous community and school-related activities and has always been a leader in his actions and words. Congrats, Cody!

Makenna L: Hometown  Scholarship Recipient

Makenna Fairfield High School

Makenna L was the Hometown Showcase Scholarship recipient.

Makenna was the recipient of the $1,000 Hometown Showcase scholarship. She is a senior at Fairfield who plans to attend Northern Kentucky University and pursue an education degree, with an ultimate goal of becoming a social studies teacher. Makenna has been on the Gold Team, in National Honor Society, student council, band, yearbook staff and works with the athletic department. Congrats, Makenna.

Achievement and scholarship recipients are not required to be athletes, but they must demonstrate outstanding qualities that contribute to making their community special. If you would like to nominate a student in your community who deserves recognition for outstanding achievement, contact us today!

 

Investing in the Future of High School Students

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase is an education initiative with a goal to generate awareness of the transportation and logistics industry. Logistics is utilized by a wide variety of institutions (everything from global corporations to city governments), the transportation and logistics industry is made up of many different parts that perform very different functions, and there is no shortage of career paths .

One way we show students that we are investing in their future is by providing Hometown Achievement Awards and Scholarships. At the end of 2017, several students from Washington Court House and Hillsboro schools received both awards.

Washington Court House High School

After learning about career opportunities in transportation and logistics, Washington Court House students got the chance to visit the Hometown Showcase interactive hauler. We were honored to be a part of their pep rally! This was a fun opportunity for our representatives because they were able to present an Achievement Award to Grant P.

Grant plans to attend Wright State University after he graduates spring of 2018.

Grant participates in baseball with his school and plans to attend Wright State University after he graduates spring of 2018. Congratulations, Grant! We also gave out a scholarship to assist a student in his future. Zane N. participates in wrestling and football at Washington Court House.

Hillsboro High School

During the day we gave a presentation to juniors and seniors about transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. Like many schools we go to, students are surprised to learn that logistics is so prevalent in everyday life. Emma L., Marcy M., and Sarah W. all received the Hometown Showcase Award.

Emma is active in both her school and the community. She is VP of The Children of the American Revolution, and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution Club. She also volunteers in the Hillsboro High School Library while working at the Highland County Public Library.

Pictured from left to right. Marcy, Emma, and Sarah accepting the Hometown Achievement Award at Hillsboro High School.

Marcy is a member of the Spanish Club and is also active in her church. She aids in the Hillsboro High School office, assisted in pet therapy at a local nursing home, and assisted in community clean-up projects.

Sarah is active in the community, her church, and volunteers for Kamp Dovetail, and a mobile food pantry. She is a member of National Honor Society, has participated in the Hillsboro High School swim and track & field teams, and is enrolled in College Credit Plus classes at Southern State Community College.

The future of the logistics industry is in the hands of students across America, and that’s why we want to reach them. If you are interested in the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase coming to your school or community, contact us today!

 

Local Schools Benefit from Hometown Showcase

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The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase supports academics at all grade levels while teaching students about the numerous possibilities of a career in logistics. During the first week of April, the logistics industry was on full display at two Ohio high schools and an Ohio pre-school.

Greeneview High School Visit

Located in Jamestown, Ohio, the students of Greeneview High School were treated to a full day of logistics fun! The day started off in two phases. Students saw a presentation on the impact of logistics on daily life. After the presentation, students toured our interactive hauler to experience logistics hands on. We also stayed around for the school track meet so fans could experience the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase and so we could give away a few awards to special students.

Hometown Showcase Achievement Award and Scholarship

Check presentation

Madison Kilbarger, Sabrina S., and Greeneview principal Brian Masser pose with Rob from R+L and the $1,000 scholarship check.

During the initial contact period with a school, the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase gives the administration the criteria for our $1,000 scholarship. Greeneview principal Brian Masser and the administration chose  Sabrina S. for the scholarship because of her outstanding work inside and outside the school.

Sabrina Saunders

Sabrina S. won a $1000 scholarship because of her outstanding work inside and outside the school.

 

The Hometown Achievement Award showcases a student who demonstrates sportsmanship, academic excellence, exceptional character, and a commitment to his or her community.  Madison K., the award recipient, is the Greeneview High School National Honor Society president, FFA president, and student council secretary. In 2015, Madison started volunteering at the Jamestown Community meal and food pantry and has continued volunteering each month ever since. Madison also serves the community by helping with the Jamestown Lions Club Bean Festival each year and volunteers through the National Honor Society, with service activities such as Ram Reads, Blessings in a Bag, blood drives, Jamestown bike path cleanup, the Dayton Gospel Mission, and organizing a group of students to help paint the parking lot at the high school this year.

madison kilbarger

In 2015, Madison started volunteering at the Jamestown Community meal and food pantry and has continued volunteering each month ever since.

Congratulations to Sabrina and Madison!

Lebanon High School Visit

Our first trip to Lebanon High School was in December of last year and our friends at the school, located 30 miles north of Cincinnati, Ohio and 30 miles south of Dayton, welcomed us back for their Spring Career Fair.  Students were able to talk with Hometown Showcase representatives about logistic career options, which include:

Career Day

Students were able to talk with Hometown Showcase representatives about logistic career options.

During our last visit to the school, we spoke to Libby Turpin, Career and College Readiness teacher at the school.  Ms. Turpin prepares students for college by helping them select a career path. Logistics is one of the most diverse career paths a student can consider. Watch our Facebook Live video with Libby here.

Sonshine Christian Pre-School Visit

You are never too young to learn about transportation and logistics. Actually, the younger you are the more fun you are prone to have. That was the case at Transportation Day, an annual event at the Sonshine Christian Pre-School. This event is a collaboration of different modes of transportation from the entire Clinton County area, our own hometown.  Students, filled with excitement, surrounded the Hometown Showcase hauler throughout the day.  Although the students at Sonshine Preschool are a few years away from applying for career opportunities with R+L Carriers, our team saw a glimpse of future truck drivers, software developers, customer service representatives and project managers. All of the kids had a blast and we look forward to spreading logistics careers with people of all ages!

Sonshine preschool

Students, filled with excitement, surrounded the Hometown Showcase hauler throughout the day.

Are you interested in the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase coming to your school to talk about logistics with students, or maybe you are a student who wants us to come to your school? Contact us today for more information.

 

Home for Homecoming

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There’s no place like home, and that’s where the Hometown Showcase spent last Friday. Our team rolled into Wilmington High School for an eventful day with students, teachers, and fans.

WHS Homecoming Week

Wilmington High School spent the week celebrating homecoming, and Friday was the last day before the school dance on Saturday, so the students were already excited. Juniors and seniors were given a presentation on the impact transportation and logistics has on everyday life. Transportation is a common word, but the term logistics is more uncommon. Logistics is the coordination behind the scenes that make certain things like trucking possible. Someone has to coordinate a driver’s route and make sure the packages in their truck coincide with their route. That’s logistics. Every day, school bus drivers have a certain route and kids to pick up. That’s made possible by logistics. Every day, people are affected by logistics.

classroom presentation

Juniors and seniors were given a presentation on the impact transportation and logistics has on everyday life.

After the presentation, students then toured our interactive hauler, where logistics was on full display. Students also learned facts about R+L Carriers and the various career opportunities the industry offers. They were also able to win prizes outside the hauler by answering questions about the company.

Fans, Fun and Football

After the students were finished touring the Hometown Showcase and after the school pep rally, it was time to play some football! The Hometown Showcase set up shop near the entrance of the stadium, so fans couldn’t miss us. Our Corn Hole Challenge was a big hit! Several people won an official Hometown Showcase stadium seat and even more won Hometown Showcase blankets and t-shirts.

Before the game, we presented Ely with the Hometown Showcase Student Achievement Award for his excellence in the classroom and community. After an outstanding halftime performance from The Pride of Wilmington Marching Band, we presented Wilmington High School administration with a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to a graduating senior at the end of the year.

Ely Schumacher

We presented Ely S. with the Hometown Showcase Student Achievement Award for his excellence in the classroom and community.

It’s always great to be home, but we like to get out of town too! If you would like us to come to your school or next community event, we are actively scheduling events across America! Contact us today for more information.

Students Learn About Logistics Careers

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The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase visited Wilmington College and Miami Trace High School on September 14 and September 16. Both events gave students an opportunity to learn about the many career opportunities in the logistics industry.

Wilmington College Career Fair

College students around the country are looking for part-time work during school and for career opportunities after graduation. R+L Carriers offer both and we were on hand to talk to Wilmington College students about how the logistics industry can fit their needs. Some of the part-time positions include Freight Handlers and Operations Clerk, perfect for a college student who needs flexibility in their schedule.

Nolan Keller

Nolan was awarded a $1,000 Hometown Scholarship on April 28 when we rolled into Cincinnati La Salle High School.

Speaking of college students, while we were there we ran into Nolan Keller. You may remember him from one of our stops earlier this year! He was awarded a $1,000 Hometown Scholarship on April 28 when we rolled into Cincinnati La Salle High School. Nolan is now a freshman at Wilmington College studying agriculture and business.

Miami Trace High School

High school students at Miami Trace in Washington Court House, Ohio were treated to full day of learning about the logistics industry. Throughout the day, R+L Carriers representatives gave a presentation to students about how the industry impacts their everyday life and the variety of careers in the industry. Students were then able to tour our interactive hauler.

Lauren Truex

Miami Trace student Lauren T. received the Hometown Showcase Achievement Award, which demonstrates excellence in the school and community.

Our crew stuck around to watch Friday night football too! At the game, we rolled out our tailgating gear complete with corn hole. Students and fans were able to join in on the Hometown Showcase fun! During the game, Miami Trace student Lauren T. received the Hometown Showcase Achievement Award, which demonstrates excellence in the school and community. The school also received a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to a student at the end of the school year.

The next Hometown Showcase stops are Cardinal Local School District (9/30), North Pickerington Cross Country Invitational (10/1) and Wilmington High School (10/7). If you are interested in having the Hometown Showcase come to your school or next community event, contact us today!