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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.
Lakeside seniors are victorious in annual class tournament
Lakeside High School morale is at a high point in the year with the conclusion of the annual class tournaments. Class tournaments have taken place nearly every year since the joining of Ashtabula and Harbor high schools in 2001, and were an annual event at Harbor High School before that. During the two-day event, which is planned by the Student Council, the freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors engage in head-to-head battles and compete for glory. Class tournaments create a sense of brotherhood at Lakeside and motivate students to finish out the year strong.
Night of One Acts promises lots of laughs
In the month of April Geneva High School is overflowing with talent. In fact, on April 23 at 7 p.m., GHS students will be presenting their very own talent show. Countless acts will perform for all who wish to attend. Advance tickets are $3 and tickets at the door will be $5.
Dodgeball games raise funds and school spirit
As the countdown until spring break dwindled down at Conneaut High School, students were able to participate in an all-time favorite, the annual dodgeball tournament. This event, which took place on March 27, brought all the students together to showcase their competitiveness and school spirit.
Pymatuning student works to raise awareness of child abuse
Most people will never take the initiative to serve the community in such a way Julia Fink is. Fink is a senior at Pymatuning Valley High School who involves herself in numerous extracurricular activities, takes every advanced class available to her, and excels at everything she does. Even though it would seem that the entirety of her time is filled with these activities, Fink has been actively involved in Girl Scouts for the past 12 years of her life. Her membership in the organization has given her the opportunity to meet interesting people, experience new things, and travel to places she otherwise wouldn’t have been able to go.
GRA international students share favorite dishes from homeland
Most people enjoy a good hamburger on a regular basis, or maybe pizza on a Friday night; but few people get to experience an authentic dish from a different continent every month. At Grand River Academy this year, that is exactly what the student body has experienced. Due to our considerable student population of international students, each month a different cultural representation prepares an authentic dinner for the entire student body.
Tech course is an exploration in creativity
At the forefront of Edgewood’s technology classes is the Adobe Applications Course, a class that familiarizes advanced computer technology students with the uses of the Adobe Master Collection program. Students utilize the various programs to create special effects, animations, picture editing, movie editing and even sound editing to create professional quality work using tools that professional editors use.
Jefferson students star in their own 'Cabaret'
“Life is a Cabaret, old chum. Only a Cabaret, old chum. And I love a Cabaret.” Cue the theatrical bow and thunderous applause. Hannah Horn, a sophomore at Jefferson Area High School, had just performed the opening act in the March 19, dinner recital “Cabaret” hosted by the choirs of JAHS.
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