The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

School Columnists

School Columnists
  • Grand Valley High School Philanthropy Board gives back to community

    “Philanthropy: the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.” How is Grand Valley empowering its students to give back to their community? By forming their own philanthropy group.

    March 13, 2014 2 Photos

  • Conneaut High School U.S. is 'dream country' for exchange student

    Conneaut High School is very happy to welcome a foreign exchange student this year from India. Ghata Vasavada, a 17-year-old junior, is Conneaut’s foreign exchange student from Rajkot, Gujarat, India.

    March 13, 2014 3 Photos

  • Lakeside High School Go back to the '50s with Lakeside thespians

    Attention “Greasers” and “Pink Ladies”! The Lakeside High School Theater Company will perform the popular musical “Grease” in March. The original musical, written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, is based in the 1950s, and revolves around high school students attempting to navigate through school, love and even pregnancy. This show is guaranteed to make you smile, laugh and maybe even shed a tear.

    March 6, 2014 3 Photos

  • Jefferson Area High School Jefferson students ready to plunge Saturday at Roaming Shores event

    The Polar Bear Plunge is a charity event that many people become involved in to raise money for the Special Olympics. Students and community members from all parts of Ohio get together on different dates to jump into the frigid waters of their area. Thousands of dollars each year are raised through the sponsorship money that each jumper collects.

    March 6, 2014 2 Photos

  • Grand River Academy GRA students looking forward to spring with lacrosse sticks ready

    America’s fastest growing collegiate and high school sport is lacrosse. This sport that is spreading like wild fire originated right across the lake in, you guessed it, Canada. Despite the common notion that Canada’s national sport is hockey, it’s actually Lacrosse. It was only a matter of time before it spread across Lake Erie and right into Grand River Academy’s athletic facilities.

    March 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • A-Tech A-Tech offers new program for students who want to work in the field of medical office specialist

    There is a new program coming to the Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus. Marianne Gullo’s business technologies class is changing its career focus to medical office specialist. The classes are very similar to what a student would experience in the business technologies program except students will be exposed to medical terms, anatomy, keeping medical records, scheduling appointments and medical billing and coding. The responsibilities of a medical office specialist is to schedule appointments, keep patient records, assist patients with medical forms and handle bookkeeping.

    February 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • St. John School St. John School celebrates Catholic education

    Catholic Schools Week is a very important time in the St. John Community. Catholic Schools Week started in 1974 and celebrates Catholic education in the United States. Every year, Catholic Schools Week is celebrated by St. John and many other Catholic schools around the United States. This is an annual celebration of Catholic education in our nation that runs from the last Sunday in January to the first of February. Schools typically celebrate it with Mass, open houses and other activities for the students, teachers and alumni. The Herald family celebrates Catholic schools’ contribution to the church, community and our nation.

    February 27, 2014 3 Photos

  • Pymatuning Valley High School PV students jumping at the opportunity for a chilling experience

    On March 8 many Pymatuning Valley students will be participating in the ninth annual Polar Bear Plunge at Roaming Shores Club House/Main Beach. Students have to raise a minimum of $50 to be able to plunge into the water and receive a T-shirt. Students receive five volunteer hours for every $50 raised, and an additional five hours for plunging into the water.

    February 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Edgewood Senior High School Edgewood ready to rock 'High School Musical'

    This year’s musical at Edgewood is Disney’s “High School Musical,” directed by Bill and Mary Ann Kline. Although most recognize the cast on stage as the main component of the play, several other groups and supporting students contribute to putting on the musicals every year. Edgewood band director Connie Sommers is excited to return and direct the musical’s pit band.

    February 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • Geneva High School Geneva students advance to district science fair

    The hypothesis: Geneva students know what they’re doing when it comes to science! Nineteen high school students and 50 middle school students showcased their scientific knowledge, observational skills and originality at the Geneva Secondary Science Fair on Feb. 5.

    February 20, 2014 3 Photos

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