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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.
Geneva welcomes students from Russia
Every morning Yekaterina “Kate” Kovshikova, Vladislav “Vlad” Dmitriyevich and Matluba Turekulova wake up to a far different world than they ever imagined before. All three are exchange students at Geneva High School and are sponsored by the organization Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX ). Kate is from the northern Russia province of Vologda, Vlad is from a town in southern Russia called Oktyabrskiy and Matluba is from Kazakhstan.
'Buddy Day' a great cure for the winter blues
On Feb. 8, Conneaut High School students participated in various activities with intentions to not only raise money, but to also escape the winter blues. During the day, students took part in the much anticipated Buddy Day, attended the rival basketball game against Edgewood, and ended their night at the Snow Dance.
Grand River Academy students test technology skills at Vex competition
Crashing, banging and the tearing of metal typically jump to mind as sounds one would hear at a robot competition. Or perhaps visual cerebration of large metallic animate objects of different shapes and sizes dueling or wrestling in an attempt to take home the trophy. However, the Grand River Academy students of this competition did not build any transformer-like machines from movies. These were real robots.
Grand Valley wins Academic Challenge
When one thinks of competitive extracurricular activities, a sport is what usually pops into mind. However, one of the newer extracurricular activities to Grand Valley High School, the Scholastic Bowl team, is a surprisingly competitive one. This group of academically accelerated students meets on a regular basis and participates in interscholastic academic competitions, and the Grand Valley High School Scholastic Bowl team recently celebrated a huge victory at one of these competitions. Academic Challenge is a prestigious and widely known interscholastic competition, hosted each year by ABC News Channel 5.
Pymatuning Ruri-Teens sponsoring clothing drive for Spiderweb
One of the greatest things about the students at Pymatuning Valley High School is their commitment to volunteer service. Through the multiple facets of community service available, students commit their time to bettering the world around them. One such facet of community service is Ruri-Teen. Ruri-Teen is a student volunteer organization through which students are dedicated to improving their schools and communities through fellowship, goodwill and community service. Students involved work hard to accomplish the task of improving their community, and with that, themselves.
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