The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Next Generation

March 10, 2010

Edgewood staff, students are working to maintain excellent rating on OGTs

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — All the talk about The “Twilight” Vampire Series has Edgewood students exposing their veins. The National Honor Society is holding the second blood drive of the year. The Red Cross will be in the Warriors gym on March 29. The drive lasts from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to the public. Walk-ins are more than welcome because Edgewood is trying to reach a goal of 82 pints. The last time NHS hosted the blood drive on Dec. 3, 2009, they surpassed their goal with 87 pints and earned $500 in scholarship money. Advisers Dave Fowler and Laura Buckius hope to see a big turnout.

In the spirit of humanitarianism, Edgewood will be heading to the Kent State Model United Nations conference by adviser Ryan Sardella. The Kent State conference is one of the biggest in the region and will be held at Kent State University Ashtabula Campus on March 30 through April 1.

Each delegation, usually consisting of two students, represents a country in a council. Examples of councils being represented are Security Council, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Commission on the Status of Women, Commission on Narcotic Drugs and Historical Security Council.

“Model U.N. is a great experience for not only public speaking skills, but also learning diplomacy and international relations,” said Edgewood Model U.N. member, Megan Kelly, Commission on Narcotic Drugs.

Sophomores all across the state of Ohio will be taking the Ohio Graduation Test during the week of March 15-19. Each day, students will take a different test in a subject area of mathematics, reading, social studies, science and writing.

To aid in testing success, Edgewood will provide breakfast daily for all students taking the test. Also during OGT week, students who are not testing are to arrive two hours later than normal; however, buses will run at regular schedule. Last year Edgewood attained an excellent rating for achieving great test scores; hopefully they can keep up the good work.

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