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Spire transformed into 'Moonlight Beach' for Edgewood prom
Prom is a well-known tradition that is very important to high school students. The Edgewood prom has taken place for 50 years, and with prom there have been a multitude of activities. The week before is full of stressful, fun and sometimes very eye-opening activities that involve all of the student body. Prom at Edgewood is open to juniors, seniors and sophomores who were invited by an upperclassman.
After weeks of hard work, Jefferson prom-goers enjoy 'fairytale' evening
After hours of preparation and anticipation, Jefferson Area High School students flooded in the Spire Institute April 27 for their fairytale-themed prom, “Happily Ever After.”
PV alumni encouraged to get together, support summer blood drive
On June 11, the Pymatuning Valley High School Student Council will hold their second summer blood drive for the American Red Cross. This year, the drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The blood drive is open for anyone to donate. Alumni of Pymatuning Valley, recent and not-so recent, are extra encouraged to come to the blood drive, in hopes that the event will act as a kind of informal reunion. There is a planned Hawaiian theme for the drive, and in addition to the snacks the Red Cross will be serving, there will be Hawaiian-themed treats available.
A-Tech students shine at state competitions
Many students at Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus belong to several national associations which enable the students to showcase their talent in a competitive environment. Two of these organizations, FCCLA and SkillsUSA, recently held state competitions in which A-Tech students competed against students from around the state of Ohio.
Service is key focus of National Honor Society
As the 2012-2013 school year draws to a close, Lakeside students are still performing at their best. Most notably, a group of 29 juniors were recently rewarded for their hard work, academic success and devotion to their school and community.
Joel Penton encourages students to reach high
Joel Penton, a graduate of The Ohio State University, spoke to the students of Conneaut High School on April 30. Penton is known nationally for his athletic ability as well as his motivational speaking. Penton played football as a Buckeye for five years and has been a member of three Big Ten championship teams. Penton also proudly wears his National Championship ring. He has also received an award that is given to only one football player throughout the country, the Wuerffel Trophy for humanitarian work. Penton achieved many things in his lifetime and as a football player at OSU.
Geneva Thespians dedicate performance to victim of Holocaust, donate funds to Washington museum
The final month before summer break is always met with enthusiasm among the students of Geneva High School. Through this heightened excitement, students are finding old, new and truly exciting ways to “go out with a bang.”
Grand Valley Choir competes at state event
The Grand Valley High School choir program is preparing for a very exciting event. The high school choir is participating in the Ohio Music Education Association State Choir Contest this month.
Jefferson baseball team begins season with N.C. tourney
Over spring break, as many high school students were filling up on chocolate bunnies and absorbed into Netflix, Jefferson Area High School’s varsity baseball players were competing in Tarboro, N.C., at the Easter Classic. Directed by coach Scott Barber, the boys engaged in tough competition, strengthened their bond as a team and improved their skills as baseball players.
Members of Youth Leadership class visit Grand River Academy
The Ashtabula County Youth Leadership class was invited to Grand River Academy in April in order to get a firsthand look at a boarding school lifestyle. The students were given tours around by some of Grand River’s student ambassadors and were given the opportunity to learn from GRA students. For many of these students, it was their first time interacting with GRA, so it was a new experience for them.
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