The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Next Generation

Next Generation
  • srca logo SRCA preparing for another mission to Haiti CONNEAUT — The earth shook, people screamed, buildings fell, homes were destroyed and people were lost, all in seven seconds on Jan. 12. The earthquake that changed Haiti forever has become the quake that was felt around the world. Word traveled quickly to all parts of the globe. The desperation in Haiti has been felt in northeast Ohio by South Ridge Christian Academy students who waited for a report from Cap Haitian, Haiti.

    February 10, 2010 2 Photos

  • lakeside logo ACCESS helps Lakeside students in preparations for college attendance SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — Acquiring senior status at Lakeside High School means a lot more than superiority and wisdom. Each year, Lakeside seniors are bombarded with multiple responsibilities to ensure their futures are intact. For those planning to attend college, the process can be frustrating and confusing. Likewise, the Ashtabula County Continued Education Support Services organization was created in 1999 and began serving students in the 2000-2001 school year.

    February 10, 2010 2 Photos

  • conneaut school logo Competitions give Conneaut students opportunities to display many talents CONNEAUT — Outside the weather may be cold but inside Conneaut High School competition is heating up. With several competitions being held recently, students are harnessing their competitive spirit while representing Conneaut High School. Several students were recognized as award winners from the American Legion’s Americanism Test; the Academic Challenge team competed in the Ohio Academic Competition; and many band and choir members performed at Ohio District V Solo and Ensemble.

    February 3, 2010 2 Photos

  • acjvs logo Regional SkillsUSA officers travel to Washington JEFFERSON — During the week of Jan. 18 a number of Ashtabula County Joint Vocational School students and staff went to Washington, D.C., to partake in a SkillsUSA function. Suzanne Pratt, the Graphic Arts program instructor at ACJVS, said the reason for the trip was that ACJVS students that were Northeast Ohio regional officers could be trained in SkillsUSA procedure, practice, leadership skills and experience our country’s capital.

    February 3, 2010 2 Photos

  • pymatuning logo Pymatuning home to popular heavy metal band ANDOVER — Walking down the hallway on any given day at Pymatuning Valley High School, one might find perhaps 30 percent of the student body wearing maroon and gold. PV students have a lot of pride in their school colors and like to show it off. What might surprise a visitor, however, is the growing number of students sporting band T-shirts made in support of local musical talent. Constructed from Ruins is a fast-paced, heavy metal band that finds its roots deep in Andover and growing at PV.

    January 27, 2010 2 Photos

  • ssjp logo Ss. John & Paul students taking to the sky, road to broaden their educational horizons ASHTABULA — In the coming months, the students of Ss. John and Paul will be given the chance to go on two trips. Some students and family members will be going on a 10-day trip to Spain with a day-trip to Morocco. Many more will be going on the weekend trip to Chicago where on the return trip home they will be able to visit the campus of Notre Dame University.

    January 27, 2010 2 Photos

  • geneva logo Students find jump into icy Lake Erie is fun for a good cause GENEVA — Students at Geneva High School are beginning a new semester and are looking forward to new activities and new challenges.

    Members of the GHS Key Club are preparing to brave the cold and treacherous waters of Lake Erie as participants in the Polar Bear Plunge. This annual event, which benefits the Special Olympics, will take place on Feb. 28 at Breakwater Beach, which is on Lake Road West, 2 miles west of State Route 534, in Geneva State Park.

    January 27, 2010 2 Photos

  • grand valley logo Helping the community has become a tradition at Grand Valley High ORWELL — The Grand Valley Student Council “adopted” five families for Christmas this year. Council members distributed $1,500 among each of the grades in Student Council and used that money to purchase shoes, boots, hats, gloves, clothes and toys for the children of the families. The money used for the purchases came from past Student Council fund-raisers throughout the year, such as the Homecoming dance and Powder Puff Football.

    January 20, 2010 1 Photo

  • grand river thomas logo Hobbies add new dimension to GRA classes AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP — A Lego may be an insignificant child’s toy to many people, and the Stock Market may be a trivial institution to most teen-agers, but to Grand River Academy teachers John Balash and David Scharping, these topics have interested them to the point of sharing their hobbies with students.

    January 20, 2010 2 Photos

  • jefferson logo Jefferson Players spring performances promise to be double the pleasure, fun JEFFERSON — With winter slowly coming to an end, it can only mean one thing for the Jefferson Players – the spring play is right around the corner. But while the performance is scheduled for early March, the preparation has been going on for weeks now in order to put on another great show, something the Jefferson Players are known for.

    January 20, 2010 2 Photos

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