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Lindsay Caldwell, a senior at Conotton Valley High School, is the 2017 Franklin B. Walters Award Recipient for Harrison County.
She is the daughter of Jay and Erica Caldwell of Bowerston. She is a member of the National Honor Society, varsity volleyball and softball teams, and attends Kent State as a CCP student.
She will graduate as the Salutatorian of the Class of 2017. Caldwell plans to attend Kent State Tuscarawas and pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education.
The Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Program was established by the ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) to promote and recognize outstanding academic achievement. One senior from each county in Ohio will receive this annual honor. Recipients should demonstrate outstanding academic achievement as indicated by high school grades, test scores and school activities and awards.
Numerous Carrollton High School students planning to attend the April 29 high school prom have taken a pledge to have a “Safe, Sober, Fun Night.”
The students signed a prom promise that they will not drink and drive or engage in distracted driving practices such as texting and driving, emailing, or even putting on makeup.
Local emergency personnel, law enforcement, teachers and interested citizens are spearing an event to reward the students for their pledge.
Those who signed the promise will receive a coupon for McDonald’s, Dairy Queen or Wendy’s and have their name entered into a drawing for one of five raffle baskets to be given away during the April 18 mock crash at the high school.
Dr. Mandal Haas, one of the organizers, said this year the group has broadened the scope of the event.
“In the past it normally focused on drinking and driving,” he said. “This year we have expanded it to include all types of distracted driving. We have been fortunate in our community not to have experienced tragic events on prom weekend for many years. We hope to continue that trend.”
A new art teacher was hired and contracts of 29 certified and 10 classified staff were approved by the Brown Local Board of Education at it’s April 17 meeting.
Katie Rowles was hired as the art teacher for the 2017-18 school year effective Aug. 1.
Certified staff contract renewals for the 2017-18 school year included:
Two year – Carly Baudendistel, Matthew Chiurco, Michelle Cunningham, Duane Dungee, Tiffany Fletcher, Lance Graham, Jeneva Ford, Keri Hoffer, Sue Hudson, Susan Johnson, Mindy Long, Shannon Schmidt, Katie Spencer, Jenna Wagner, Jenna Wittwer and Rhonda Zeedrich;
One year – Georganne Bryan, Joshua Eshelman, Vanessa Fawcett, Kristi Hoffman, Michael Kane, Courtney Kuhle, Tiffany Smith, Jeremy Taylor, Robert Doerschuk, Seth Goshorn, Abigail Lowe, Tiffanie Pyles and Robert Wilson.
Classified staff contract renewals for the 2017-18 school year included Nancy Bardine, Melinda Kandel, Kimberly Pearson and Lori Wheeler, all continuing; Chester Ashton, Klint Ferrell and Rebecca Ford, all two year; Jeff Lambert, Jeremiah Maney and Michael Schrickel, all one year.
In other business, the board;
-APPROVED a list of 43 seniors for graduation scheduled for May 28;
-APPROVED Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Co. based in Illinois for the voluntary student accident program for the 2017-18 school year;
– HIRED Katlyn Snoddy as a certified substitute;
– APPROVED a donation of $105 to the Brown Local School Athletic department in memory of Florence Richards from the family and friends of Florence Richards;
– APPROVED the following appropriation adjustments of increases and decreases: General fund, $250,000; Classroom facilities, $125,000; Other State grants, $1,500; Agency fund, $8,710, and District Managed activities, $10,276.89, all increases; IDEA fund, $7,004.68; Title IIA, $79.20 and 21st Century, $4,426.53, all decreases;
– APPROVED the transfer of $75,000 from the General fund to the Termination of Benefit fund;
– APPROVED bills totaling $210,364.79
– SET the next tentative meeting for May 15 at 7 p.m.
By Nancy Schaar
LEESVILLE -Students and parents enjoyed an education in various science projects at the Science Night held at Conotton Valley schools last week.
Students demonstrated their projects, some of which were homemade lip balm, kinetic sand, instant ice cream, slime, vegetable plants, hand poured soap and more.
Alexis Bartholomew, a sophomore at Conotton Valley, and worked with math teacher, Mrs. Amanda Haney, to create one of the students most popular exhibits Wednesday night. She made slime and distributed it to students in plastic eggs.
Bartholomew said it was made of polymer liquid glue, liquid starch, and water.
Science teacher Tom Burton and students demonstrated the different properties and reactions of fire.
The school hosts the event annually to allow students to share their science skills with parents and the community.
NEW PHILADELPHIA – Buckeye Career Center students are again helping to provide electricity to vendors at the various Zoar Community Association festivals.
Electrical Systems Technology students recently presented Zoar Community Association President and Buckeye Foundation member Jon Elsasser with what the students call a “Zoar Association Power Station” or ZAPS.
According to program instructor Jeremy Burdick, this is the third ZAPS BCC students created and sold to the association for over $400 each.
“The unit is made to distribute power to multiple vendors,” said Burdick. The new units have allowed the association to retire some old power distribution units that were produced in the 1970s. “We have a number of events that we need power at a tent or location, so we wheel these out and provide distributed power for cooking or lighting. They are compact with modern technology and new safety features.
Juniors Cole Huggins and Damon Gilland, both from Carrollton, are enrolled in the program and crafted the unit. “It was a learning experience with some problems. We had to redesign a few things but it was a good learning experience,” said Huggins. “It was challenging but I enjoyed it. I was nervous but in the end it all worked out well and he (Elsasser) loved it, so that’s all that matters,” stated Gilland.
The students worked on the project two hours each school day for two weeks to complete the project. Elsasser presented the students with a check April 4 to cover the costs of creating the electrical unit.