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JAHS band earns superior score at district contest
After months of hard work, preparation and practice, the Jefferson Area High School Symphonic Band achieved their goal – the honor of receiving a Superior score of “I” at district contest which was held March 14 at Howland High School. Not only did the band receive a composite score of I, but they received a I from each of the four judges at contest. The phenomenal feat of receiving straight ones at contest has not occurred in at least three decades according to the available files at JHS, which date back to 1984.
Ski trip makes the most of hard winter
This winter has been hard. It's been hard on the roads and residents who have had to stay indoors.
Tournaments boost school-spirit
The competitive nature of the Lakeside High School community is alive and well this spring, with the excitement of the annual class tournaments. The two-day event which took place March 27 and 28, pits grade levels against one another in a healthy battle for pride and bragging rights. These activities have been a tradition at the school since its inception in 2007, and even find their roots at Harbor High School long before. Planned and orchestrated by the Student Council, the tournaments are a definite way to boost morale throughout the school community.
PVHS making a difference
Many obstacles appear every day in life, and Pymatuning Valley students are volunteering much time in order to help ease the burdens of others. Throughout the month of March and continuing Pymatuning Valley students are playing an active role in fund raising for local families. This has already taken place through a benefit dinner, Blackout Dance and Middle School Spirit Week. PV students are gearing up for the PV Laker Mini Relay For Life and the annual Ride 4 thEm event.
A-Tech student from Hungary preparing to become U.S. citizen
Melinda Lastyak is a senior in the graphic communications program at Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus and a former student of Jefferson Area Local Schools. What makes her interesting is that she is actually an immigrant from Hungary. Lastyak moved with her mother to the United States in 2008. She was born and raised in downtown Budapest.
St. John drama club to stage 'Bye Bye Birdie'
It has been a big year for St. John’s drama club, from a sold out play last spring, to new curtains and now preparing for their quickly approaching musical, “Bye Bye Birdie.”
Students construct vegetable beds, greenhouse
When March began, Geneva High School sophomores knew they would be preparing for more than just the coming of spring. The Ohio Graduation Tests (OGTs) are required tests for all 10th-graders in Ohio and were administered during the week of March 10 to 14. However, this year marks the first time that school had to be canceled due to weather on a test day. The writing test was made up on March 17.
Students at Edgewood recognized for high achievements in winter sports, academics
As another bone-chilling season comes to a close at Edgewood Senior High School, so does a memorable year of winter sports. Edgewood held their annual sports banquet on March 15 to honor all of their winter athletes. With these honors came prestigious awards including the “Most Improved Player” and “Most Valuable Player” for each team.
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.
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.
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