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Senior Leadership a great opportunity for students to serve in the community
Ever since the combining of Harbor and Ashtabula high schools, a program known as Senior Leadership has given Lakeside seniors an opportunity to volunteer their time, gain valuable leadership skills, help the community and even leave school a little bit early. The program, pioneered by Lisa Raffa, is a seventh period class that is open to seniors who are dedicated and willing to work to better Lakeside and the community.
CHS students celebrating end of test week
It is this time in March that schools across Ohio are just finishing their Ohio Graduation Tests, also known to the students as “OGT Week.” The OGTs are tests that students in Ohio are required to pass in order to graduate from high school. When a student reaches the sophomore status, he takes each test for the first time. There is a separate test for each subject: mathematics, writing, reading, science and social studies. Students at Conneaut High School have been preparing for these tests since their freshman year.
Geneva choir to compete at Florida event
March marks the beginning of a new season — spring! With the change of seasons comes a change of activities, and Geneva High School students are quick to get involved. The weather isn’t the only thing that’s warming up at GHS. This month is an especially exciting time for members of the vocal music department, including Women’s Chorale, and Geneva’s Image (G.I.’s). The first upcoming event for choir members is the fifth annual Broadway Dinner Show. The show features performances from each vocal group and several solo acts. All soloists had to audition for their performances, so audience members can be sure they are in for an exciting and entertaining evening.
Inspired by Poe, Grand Valley American literature juniors present their own creative writing projects
Grand Valley High School junior American literature students have been getting in touch with their creativity and celebrating their hard work. This past week, Carrie Brumit’s 11th-grade American literature classes held a “Poe Party,” in honor of the famous “father of short stories,” Edgar Allan Poe, who they have been studying for the past month.
Grand River holds 'senior night' at final home hoops
The Grand River Academy opened its doors for senior night for the varsity basketball team. This gave 10 seniors their final night of home basketball. They earned an opportunity to play under the GRA gym lights one more time.
Appreciation breakfast is tradition for members of Pymatuning FFA
While most teen-agers were still sleeping, the Pymatuning Valley High School FFA was up and at ’em on the morning of Feb. 22. And what were these ambitious future farmers awake for? They were up early on that cold morning to make breakfast for the teachers of the Pymatuning Valley School District. The annual end of the national celebration of FFA Week is a very exciting day for the students and the teachers alike.
Hard work brings success at Model U.N. in Chicago
Harsh debates, intriguing topics, the streets of Chicago and new relationships all became very familiar to Jefferson Area High School’s Model United Nations Team on Feb. 6-10 when they attended the Model United Nations of the University of Chicago.
Edgewood to present the musical 'Joseph'
Edgewood students will be performing the famous musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Friday through Sunday. The musical is based on the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colors as recorded in the book of Genesis. The musical features few spoken lines, with most of the text being sung. It is a family-friendly storyline with universal themes and catchy music.
Lakeside forms Friends of Rachel group
Lakeside students are always searching for ways to make a positive impact on the community. Whether the motivation for doing so comes from students within the school, faculty in the school, leaders in the community, or elsewhere, the population of Dragons is usually up to something selfless. With the help of a group known as Rachel’s Challenge, Lakeside students have found another outlet to spread kindness and goodwill throughout the school and the community.
A-Tech students putting their skills to the test
Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus Early Childhood Education and Culinary Arts students have been gearing up for FCCLA events this spring! FCCLA stands for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. The mission of FCCLA is to promote personal growth and leadership development. It is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and social issues. It is the only career and technical student organization with family and consumer science as its central focus.
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