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Waynesville High School

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Waynesville High School partners with area businesses in a way that allows experiential, hands-on learning as part of the high school program.  Students are paired with these businesses in a way that allows hands-on learning in their field of interest, while still attending high school.  Through this program, students can engage active/situational learning, which enhances the state expections of the standards subjects of math, science, language arts, and history.  The end result is a diploma with job experience behind it, and increased employability for our graduates.   


Mrs. Katie Rogers
Family & Consumer Sciences
Experiential Learning Co-Coordinator
Waynesville High School



Thank you to our partners for these opportunities to help our students develop and grow with your support of our Experiential Learning Program at Waynesville High School. 

If you are interested in partnering with WHS in the Experiential Learning Program, please contact

Informational Flyer on the Experiential Learning Program

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Domino's Pizza

Experiential Learning senior, Cory LaBlanc is currently employed at Domino's.  He is working toward his management credentials, and is hoping to translate these skills into full time employment here or another location after graduation.  He is interested in business/management and is gaining valuable experience working for this company. 

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Human Relations Council of Dayton

Experiential Learning Senior Grant Henry has interned at multiple locations relating to pastoral studies. 

This semester Grant has had the opportunity to intern at the Human Relations Council of Dayton. Grant plans on attending Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, pursuing a bachelors/masters degree in Pastoral Studies. The future is bright for this young man! We can't wait to see where the world takes you! 

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Under Construction, LLC

Experiential Learning Senior Kolton Frankenberg helps grout a shower at his internship at Under Construction LLC, a construction company in Waynesville.  Kolton learns skills in all areas of construction preparing him for a successful career in the industry.  Kolton plans to work full time and learn new skills after graduation, eventually pursuing a position in construction management.  He also plans to attend Sinclair and take classes toward his degree.  Kolton has a bright future ahead, and we are excited to see where this career path takes him. 

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Designs Now

Experiential Learning Senior Riley Rice helps prepare yard signs at Designs Now, in Waynesville. 

Riley designs, prints, and prepares products at her internship. Riley is hoping to pursue a degree in Art from Franklin University. 

We are excited see where this passion take Riley!


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Ohio Living Quaker Heights

Experiential Learning Senior Emma Philpot, interns at Ohio Living Quaker Heights. Emma enjoys spending her time in the Memory care unit reading to elderly patients. At Quaker Heights Emma learns and interacts with patients on a daily basis. Emma is planning on attending Ohio University majoring in psychology. 

**Thank you to Experiential Learning senior Alex Dyer for going out on location to take pictures of Experiential Learning students. Alex is interested in digital media and is practicing his skills!

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Caesar Creek Animal Clinic

Experiential Learning senior Olyvia Blythe interns at Caesar Creek Animal Clinic. Olyvia helps out the vet techs with all their daily duties. She really enjoys working with animals and is learning all about the animal care industry. Olyvia plans to attend Sinclair for 2 years then transition to Wilmington College. 

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Orion Physical Therapy

Senior Megan Handle is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. She is currently shadowing a physical therapist at this location three times a week.  Within our program Megan is exposed to aspects of physical therapy, a field she is interested in as a future career. Megan is also hoping to have other job shadowing experiences next semester within the medical field.


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Byer's Chiropractic 

Senior Derek Miller is interested in chiropractic studies when he graduates this Spring. Within our program Derek is gaining first-hand experience with Dr. Byers. He learns the day in and day out of running a private practice, as well as the techniques and medical practices of being a chiropractor. 

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Taylor's South Shore Marine

Senior Hunter Fillmore is interested in marine technology. Within our program Hunter will be getting hands-on, experience-based learning, that teaches field skills and a conceptual understanding and responsibilities for owning, operating marine watercraft. 

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2/5/2020 Update:

Experiential Learning Senior Hunter Fillmore, helps out Salesman Justin at Taylor's South Shore Marine. They were working together moving new boats into the show room and getting them ready to be sold. Hunter interns 4 days a week at Taylor's South Shore Marine. He learns the skills necessary to run a small business, helps out on engine and boat repairs, as well as learns how to store, winterize and move boats around. We are thrilled Hunter enjoys his time here and is learning so much. 

Hunter plans to attend Northern Kentucky University and major in Business, while joining the fishing team. 




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Waynesville Athletic Department

Senior Ashley Beach is interested in journalism and athletic administration. Within our program Ashley has been working creating athletic schedules, publications, and social media posts as well as working side by side with Ryan Hill on various other duties.

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Cobblestone Home Interiors & Gifts

Senior Victoria Wheeland is interested in the program of Interior Design and hopes to be part of the DAP Program at the University of Cincinnati next Fall. Within our program Victoria is gaining first-hand experience while working with Mindy Andrews on carrying out projects within the store such as enhancing the space for new items with special attention to detail and creativity as well as working with customers.

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Waynesville Middle School 

Senior Emma Philpot is interested in journalism and administration. Within our program Emma has been creating school newsletters, publications, and social media posts as well as working side by side with Karyn Phillips, as her mentor, on other various administration duties.

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Waynesville Elementary School

Senior Ashtyn Stiles has the opportunity this 2nd semester to intern in a 3rd grade Elementary classroom with Mrs. Becker's class.  Ashley is getting first-hand experience with helping to plan activities, support students individually with their studies, observe different teaching styles and classroom management techniques. Ashtyn plans to pursue her degree in education with a focus on early childhood at Sinclair Community College, then continue onto a 4 year university.  We are excited for this placement and look forward to the continued partnership for our students interested in education!

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Bartleigh Janes Salon

Senior Gracie Van Schaik is interested in attending Cosmetology school in the Fall of 2020. Within this program Gracie will be getting hands-on, experience-based learning with owner Leigh McCarty, that teaches field skills and a conceptual understanding and responsibilities for owning, operating and practicing as a cosmetologist.

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Dr. Coleman, DDS, General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Senior Joey Bowman is interested in the Dentistry field, and within this program she will be getting hands-on, experience-based curriculum, that teaches skills and a conceptual understanding and responsibilities of  being in the dentistry field.

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Ellis Custom Homes

Senior Tanner Fannin is interested in pursuing Architecture and Construction and within this program, he gets hands-on experience that teaches him concepts in the industry.  

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D&D Lawn Pros

Senior Alex Dyer is interested in pursuing business and entrepreneurship.  He plans to attend Sinclair College to start his business degree in the Fall 2020. Within this program Alex is working directly with lawn care professionals, and gaining hands on experience within digital media and web page design to promote the business. 

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Caesar Creek State Park 

Senior Adam Wilkerson is interested in attending Hocking College in the Fall of 2020.  Within this program, Adam will be getting hands-on, experience-based curriculum, that teaches field skills and a conceptual understanding and responsibilities for protecting woodlands and conservatories.