ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP —
Athletes will also get the chance to see the competition they will be facing during the regular season at the two indoor track meets that will be held at the SPIRE this year. The athletes train hard even on their own at home, stretching or jogging on their own time to push that extra mile of effort that makes Edgewood’s track team known for their extreme effort and values: family, love and the attitude of champions.
Simpson praised this year’s athletes. She said, “ I'm really proud to be leading this particular group of students. We've doubled the size of our indoor team from last year and they are such hard-working, dedicated, funny, intelligent and talented individuals! I seriously leave practices feeling very lucky to be coaching these athletes!”
The second official Edgewood Science Fair will be Feb. 23 in the school library. There are some key differences from last year’s fair according to the coordinator, Beth Simpson.
“We started advertising earlier this year,” Simpson said.
Another difference is that because it is happening in February, the winner can advance to the science fair at the district level, which is being held at Youngstown State University. There is also a $200 prize for the first place winner. The exact number of participants is unknown, but Simpson says that many students have expressed an interest in it. There is still time for students to sign up and get involved.
One participant, senior Jacob Crislip, has taken a particular interest in the fair. He has been working on his project since last summer, and his initial research started at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology for the college’s Operation Catapult.
“My project involves the kind of work that a chemical engineer does and chemical engineering is the sort of field I hope to get involved in,” Crislip said.
After months of adjusting his techniques, Crislip is ready to begin his final tests.
Feb. 23 will be a busy day at Edgewood since the freshman and sophomore Student Council members will be hosting the annual Winter Ball from 7 to 10 p.m. in the school. The theme this year is “Fairy Tales” and the music will be provided by disc jockey Anthony Evans. Winter Ball is for all Edgewood students and their guests.