Students meet with Ohio's First Lady
PLYMOUTH On March 15, Megan Huddleston, April Whittington and Allison Henderson, students at Plymouth High School, met with Ohio's First Lady Frances Strickland. Students came together as part of the Ohio Youth Agenda to discuss ways to overcome obstacles to their economic and educational success.
The Ohio Youth Agenda was created by young people from all across the state. These young people came together from all corners of Ohio on Feb. 3, to identify ways they can make positive changes for youth in Ohio. Students plan to meet with policy makers to advocate for this agenda, and the meeting with Mrs. Strickland was the first of these meetings.
Strickland said that she was impressed by how clear and articulate the students were about their needs. She encouraged students to talk to legislators, and to make sure they know what the needs are. "Even the legislators who support you need to hear from you. Your personal stories will help them understand the real-life impacts of their decisions."
Megan, April and Allison were joined by students from Federal Hocking, Meigs, Warren Local, East Cleveland and Columbus public schools for this meeting.
Main Street teams to compete Monday
Main Street School's fifth- and sixth grade academic challenge teams will compete in the annual Huron County Firelands Challenge contest on Monday at the large Cedar Point Center on the campus of BGSU Firelands.
The competition will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will also include teams from New London, South Central and Western Reserve.
Last year, Main Street's academic challenge teams placed first in the county competition before advancing to and winning the Tri-County Competition, also held at Cedar Point Center at BGSU Firelands.
The winner of the Huron County competition this year will again advance to the Tri-County Championship April 19.
The teams are advised by Jeanette Beabout and Marcy Burns. Students on the sixth grade team include: Cody Fannin, Tyler Jackson, Zane Smith, Alex Smith, Kira Sizemore, Hannah Herner, Katie Cooperrider and Madison Jackson. The fifth grade team includes: Adrian Go, Jared Lee, Noah Walcher, Kate Doros, Brenna Berry, Gabrielle Meyers, Emmy Linder and Aubrie Chaffins.
MONROEVILLE The United States Achievement Academy announced Cory M. Long of Monroeville has been recognized for academic achievement as a United States National Honor Student Award winner.
Cory, who attends Monroeville Junior High will appear in the United States Achievement Academy's official yearbook which is published nationally.
Cory is the son of Theodore and Tracey Long of Monroeville. The grandparents are Paul and Marilyn of Monroeville and James Moore and Dolores David of Willard and Columbus.
Monroeville taking scholarship papers
MONROEVILLE Monroe-ville High School Local scholarships applications will be available to all seniors in the guidance office starting Wednesday. All applications must be completed and returned to the guidance office by April 13.
For more information, call the school at (419) 465-2531, ext. 306.