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Sign up for girls STEM Day open

An All Girls STEM Day is planned Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in support of the United Nations International Day of the Girl.

The event, designed to encourage young girls to consider possible careers in science, technology, engineering and math, is sponsored by Carrollton Schools in conjunction with IST and REC Foundation.

The day will provide engaging activities and give girls the opportunity to listen to and interact with women who are leaders and role models in these fields.

Guest speaker will be Heidi Cressman, director of the Women in Engineering Program at the University of Akron.

Participants will experience four hands-on workshops:

-VEX Robotics: Build and program a robot to do what the operator tells it to do;

-Girls Who Code: Learn about the Core4 computer science concepts that form the basis for all computer programming languages and how they can be combined to build a game, make music or create digital art;

-Girl Scouts STEM Activities: Engineering challenges and hands-on science experiments;

MIT App Inventor: Girls will create their own version of Snapchat as an app.

Cost is $25 and includes a “This Girl Can” t-shirt. Registration is limited to the first 100 girls in grades 2-12.

The event will be held at Bell-Herron Middle School in Carrollton.

To register, visit

Edison homecoming set; court selected

The 2017 Edison High School homecoming queen will be selected during the Wildcats’ game against Union Local Sept. 22 at Cartwright Memorial Stadium.

Among the ladies vying for the crown are (seated from left): Allison Crawford and Kayla Marie Huff. Standing behind: Alexa Rae Irvine, Frankie Marie Russell, Ekaterina Anne Scaffidi, Logan Marie Perry and Abbigael Rose Balzano.

Candidates announced for Carrollton homecoming queen

The student body at Carrollton High School selected five ladies to serve on the 2017 homecoming court.

One of those ladies will be crowned homecoming queen during a ceremony prior to the Carrollton vs. Marlington football game Sept. 22 at Community Field. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:35 p.m.

Queen candidates include: Cassidy Laizure, daughter of Shane and Shelli Laizure of Carrollton; Jazzlyn Pidgeon, daughter of Jim and Tracie Pidgeon of Mechanicstown; Bailey McKarns, daughter of Kris and Jim Miller of Stow and Dan McKarns of Kensington; Grace Bartlow, daughter of Greg and Kristin Bartlow of Carrollton; and Kira Anderson, daughter of Eric and Rani Anderson of Carrollton.

Queen candidates, shown in the photo, from left are: Pidgeon, Anderson, McKarns, Bartlow and Laizure.

Open house planned Sept. 12 at Carroll Hills

Carroll Hills Superintendent Matt Campbell is inviting the public to an open house at the newly renovated building housing the Carroll County Developmental Disabilities administration offices a 540 N. High St. in Carrollton Sept. 12

The open house, which begins at 6 p.m., includes information on the required privatization and a provider fair where visitors may talk with local providers about what services they provide.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Carroll Hills by calling 330-627-6555.

Dellroy students remember 9/11

Dellroy fifth grade students are shown in front of a bulletin board displaying their tribute to the 9/11 victims.

Dellroy elementary school’s fifth grade classes are remembering and respecting 911 (Sept. 9, 2001).

The students who were not present that tragic September day are reminded in Angel Brooke’s poem to remember and respect, which is exactly what Jessica Bernert and her class did.

As each student traced four of their five fingers and decorated with colors and stars, heroes were remembered. Their flags were placed on a bulletin board so they are above the models of the Twin Towers in New York City while the Eagle carrying a yellow ribbon and a flag waving behind glances down on all.

“We all feel that we must remember and respect all that were present on that tragic September day,” the two teachers said.

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