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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.
Edgewood athletes training year around
This year at Edgewood, there is no off season for athletes. Traditionally, students participated in winter sports such as basketball, wrestling, cheerleading or swimming. This year however, two new after school sports programs are becoming prominent, the indoor track team and the physical conditioning program Bigger-Faster-Stronger (BFS).
Lakeside Academic Challenge team members exercising their brain power for upcoming events
High Schools students often have the opportunity to join clubs based on athletics, foreign languages, music and performing arts. Unfortunately, many high schools lack clubs based on academics. Lakeside High School fills the void with the Academic Challenge team.
A-Tech students and staff help make holidays brighter for needy families
The Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus held a holiday community service project to assist A-Tech families who were experiencing financial hardships during the holiday season. Through the generous efforts of the students, staff and administration the holidays were brighter for 12 A-tech families consisting of a total of 55 people, 11 of whom were children under the age of 10.
Geneva's new band uniform design unveiled
January marks the beginning of a new year, and the students at Geneva High School are keeping as busy as ever. This month will provide an opportunity for everyone to use their brains, their talents, but most importantly, their “joie de vivre.”
Assembly a fun way to raise money for prom
Over the holiday season Conneaut High School had plenty of work to do. The senior class inspired the school into the giving mood as they organized a food drive for the local food pantry. Each grade level competed with each other in hopes of donating the largest amount of canned goods. The senior class came out on top; the entire school collected a total of 712 cans and a significant amount of cash donations.
Some foreign GRA students have first meeting with Santa
The Grand River Academy family expressed Christmas cheer on Dec. 21, bringing Santa Claus to hand out some early gifts to some lucky boys and girls. The day started with a dinner for the student body and some local families that also came for the entertainment, although this only became an appetizer for the show to come. With a Jolly, “Ho-Ho-Ho,” good old St. Nick made his presence known to the attendants. He began to deliver gifts to all the good boys and girls.
GV National Honor Society inducts new members during surprise assembly
On the last day of school before the winter break, a surprise afternoon assembly was held at Grand Valley High School. Not a pep rally, nor any kind of assembly one would normally suspect, but a ceremony held by the Grand Valley High School Chapter of the National Honor Society. The purpose of the ceremony was to induct the new members of the National Honor Society and honor them in front of family, friends and community.
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