ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP —
The Edgewood Scholastic Bowl team competed at the Ashtabula Area Small School Invitational on March 14 at Conneaut High School. Six different schools competed and the Edgewood Scholastic team definitely held their ground. Members including Ben Wiese, Kane Swanson, Lee Miller, Antoinette Jackson and Todd Hackathorn competed in National Academic Quiz Tournament format. Senior Wiese took third highest overall score in the competition. Excellent work!
Edgewood Student Council is partnering with Goodwill to put on Edgewood’s very first clothing drive. Blake Johnston, director of marketing and development at Goodwill and former Edgewood student, met with Student Council members during one of their regular meetings to kick-off the charity drive.
“When I saw a former student reaching out to partner with us, I was all for the opportunity,” said Christina Fischer, Student Council adviser. “Blake does work with a lot of northeast Ohio schools, so I wanted to see how this year goes and hopefully turn this into an annual event at Edgewood.”
Donations are being taken in the Edgewood library, and all donations will stay in the Ashtabula area.
One of the smallest extra-curricular groups at Edgewood is the book club, supervised by English staff and Christina Fischer, head librarian. The book club is a student-driven discussion group that has met once a month since 2006 to discuss popular novels.
“They [students] initiate the discussion,” said Fischer. “The teachers enjoy the club, but they don’t try to teach it. It creates a more relaxed atmosphere than an actual literature class. Because of that, students are more willing to participate in discussions.”
And the students who participate in the club agree. “It’s a much more informal setting,” said senior book club member Emily Petro. “It’s a lot easier to discuss the books and have more fun with the conversation when we are just talking to each other rather than being asked something by a teacher.”