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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:47 PM

Kiwanis name EHS students of month

BERLINHEIGHTS — The Berlin Heights Kiwanis have announced Carrie Shover as the November Student of the Month and Bryan Schmidt as December Student of the Monthis the at Edison High School.

Carrie has been chosen for her contributions to Edison High School and the Berlin Heights and Milan communities.

Carrie's activities include: National Honor Society; Speech & Debate/National Forensic League; Varsity E Club; Edison Enlightenment program; four-year letter winner in cross country; 2006 Most Improved for Cross Country; two-year captain for cross country; 2nd Team All-Conference Cross Country; four-year SBC All-Academic; member of 2005 conference champ cross country team; nominee for Wendy's Heisman 2006; two year letter winner in track; concert choir member; Drama Club; Big Brother/Big Sister volunteer during sophomore year; four year honor roll student; Key Club; St. Peter's Youth Group member; Spanish Club; member of SBC champ team freshman basketball; Art Club; 4-H member during sophomore year; Equestrian Club during freshman year; member of her church Christmas choir; volunteer for Huron County Humane Society; volunteer at FTMC Autistic Spectrum Summer Camp; SADD; FCA; appointed to the Youth Advisory Committee of Erie County.

Carrie is planning to attend The Ohio State University to obtain her master's degree in speech pathology.

Carrie is the daughter of Michael and Dawn Shover of Milan.

Bryan has been chosen for his contributions to Edison High School and the Berlin Heights and Milan communities.

Bryan's activities include: EHS Science Student of the Quarter; University of Rochester Math and Science Scholarship recipient 2006; Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award winner 2006; advanced to state and national competitions for the OCTM math test; PSAT/MNSQT Commended Student; received varsity letter in tennis; placed third in sectional tennis and advanced to district play 2006; SBC All-Academic Team in tennis 2006; advanced to state tournament in Speech & Debate 2005; Speech & Debate Ruby Key recipient; vice-president of Speech & Debate Club; Drama Club member; Math Club member; Academic Team member 2004 to 2007; National Honor Society member; Second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Bryan is planning to go to study aerospace engineering then continue onto graduate school or enter the field. Bryan is the son of Eric and Jayne Schmidt of Milan.

Edison High selects students of quarter

MILAN — School personnel recently named Edison High School students "Students of the Quarter." The students are: Emily Demuth (art); MacKenzie McIlrath (business); Marie Woodruff, Noah Seiling (EHOVE); Ben Schlotterer, Kurtis Kuhl (foreign language); Cory Schmidt, Demi Fox (health/phys ed.); Heath Barron, Cassandra Grant, Mitch McIlrath, Kaylinn Koelsch (language arts); Brittany Ground, Kevin Knight, Lisa Elmlinger, Chris Elfers (math); Marc DeChant (music); Cami Shine, Samantha Barclay, Cassandra Grant (science); Kelsey Divers, MacKenzie Matula, Katie Ferman (social studies); Cami Shine (work and family life); and Rochelle Bledsoe (government).

The students received certificates of merit to acknowledge their accomplishment and will have their names posted in the student commons area for nine weeks.

The "Student of the Quarter" was initiated in 1990 by the Edison faculty and members of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE). The purpose of the program is to honor and acknowledge students who achieve significant success in various academic fields.

Post-secondary enrollment meeting scheduled at NLHS

NEW LONDON — Post-secondary enrollment option has been established to permit high school students in grades nine through 12 the opportunity to earn college and high school graduation credit through the successful completion of college courses. The program is intended to provide expanded opportunities for qualified high school students to experience course work at the college or university level.

An evening of questions and answers is planned for 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at the school library with a representative from Bowling Green State University. Parents are encouraged to attend this informative meeting.

Deadline for enrollment into this program is March 23. All questions regarding post-secondary enrollment should be directed to Pam Crites, guidance counselor.

Students compete in battle of robots

AVERY — Can they build a better robot? EHOVE students, partnering with NASA and local engineers, are certainly going to try.

Students in the college engineering tech prep program spent Jan. 6 in Cleveland for the kickoff of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC), a nationwide contest in which student teams build a remote controlled robot that competes with other student-built robots in a series of short games.

The college engineering tech prep class (a partnership between EHOVE Career Center and BGSU Firelands) is joining with local engineers and NASA to design and build their robot in six weeks. Given a common set of basic parts, students put their knowledge of mechanical design, robotics and physics to the test as they create their robot. At a championship event, typically held in university arenas, teams battle for the title of the best robot. Referees oversee the competition and judges present awards to teams for design, technology, sportsmanship and commitment to FIRST. The Chairman's Award is FIRST's highest honor.

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is a unique varsity sport of the mind designed to help high-school-aged young people discover how interesting and rewarding the life of engineers and researchers can be. EHOVE instructors Jim McIntyre and Steve Spriggs are overseeing the EHOVE FIRST team, which includes: Edison — Paul Bansek, Nicholas Brunetti, Cory Rinehart, Brett Thayer and Jacob Thomas; New London — Dustin Asmus, Carl Balzer, Jordan Bracken, Andrea Chase, Gregory Covert and Allen Jones; Norwalk — Kyle Mowry; South Central — Jay Schwanger; Western Reserve — Donald Stahl and Aaron Woody.

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