Celeryville students in Power of the Pen
Celeryville Christian students competed for the first time in the Power of the Pen District Tournament Feb. 3. Coach Sheri Wiers was happy with the students' performances. The CCS Boosters funded the entrance fee, and CCS friends helped prepare the students for several weeks prior to the competition by evaluating practice writings.
Seventh-graders Brennyn Lillo and Landon Wiles received awards. Brennyn and Landon, along with four other students in the seventh/eighth grade qualified to go on to the Power of the Pen Regional Tournament March 24 in Cleveland.
In order to qualify for regionals the students must have ranked in the top 50 percent at the district tournament. The district competition was held in Elmore with more than 150 seventh- and eighth-grade students from several counties.
The chairperson for the competition noted that writing is a skill that will be used continually over one's lifetime.
CCS students returned with a renewed interest in honing their writing skills.
Monroeville schools host science fair
MONROEVILLE - Monroe-ville Local Schools hosted its annual science fair on Feb. 23. The following students received a superior rating and may be eligible to attend the District Science Fair on March 31 at Heidelberg College in Tiffin: Emily Bischoff, Kevin Boehler, John Elmlinger, Haley Heyman, Katelyn Hohler, Adam Mastroianni, Kelly Morman, Lynsey Schaffer, Leanna Schild, Marisa Schreiner, Brian Sparks, Brooke Stang, Lauren Stieber.
The following students received excellent ratings: Bethany Bercheck, Tylor Blair, Nicholas Dragon, Gage Ensign, Hannah Gates, Rachel Gillespie, Farrah Heft, Amy Higgins, Justin Jones, Cullen Keegan, Ivy Keller, Justin Kerner, Amanda Kesner, Hannah Koch, Jack Leimeister, Alexandrea Miller, Sabrina Miller, Skylar Old, Chris Phillips, Cooper Pierce, Tia Platte, Cody Rasnick, Devin Reineck, Benjamin Ringenberg, Joe Ringholz, Monica Rose, Nicole Ruffing, Courtney Sassaman, Carolyn Schafer, Dan Schafer, Jenna Schafer, Megan Schaffer, Jared Simon, Madison Smith, Myles Smith, Nick Smith, Joli Stevens, Hunter Stieber, Ryan Stower, Tyler Tonelli, Monica Underwood, Laura Wilhelm, Shelby Wilhelm.
These students receiving good ratings: Brooke Barnhart, Andrew Borgerding, Kaylyn Eldridge, Hailey Finch, Max Gates, Leanna Haynes, Blake Heyman, Terra Ilg, Jeremy Krill, Crystal Mahl, Salvatore Oddo, Dave Phillips, Joe Scheid, Danielle Wallen.
Monroeville renews open enrollment
MONROEVILLE - The Monroeville Local Board of Education recently renewed a policy to allow participation in interdistrict open enrollment on a limited basis effective for the 2007-2008 school year.
Interdistrict open enrollment will allow students from an adjacent school district to Monroeville's boundaries to enroll at Monroeville for the next school year tuition free. Enrollment applications are available at the Monroeville Board of Education office, 101 West St., Monroeville.
Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served and space-available basis. Applications are available now. Space available will be based on the optimum class size of 25 district-wide.
Districts that are adjacent to Monroeville are Bellevue city, Norwalk city, Willard city, South Central local, Seneca East local, Berlin-Milan local and Perkins local.
Anyone with questions concerning open enrollment with Monroeville schools is encouraged to call Superintendent Carol A. Girton at (419) 465-2610. Policies, rules, regulations and applications are available upon request.
Old passes state cosmetology exam
AVERY - Teresa Old of Norwalk, a graduate of EHOVE's first adult cosmetology program, passed both the practical and written portions of the Ohio Cosmetology State Board exam and is a newly-licensed cosmetologist.
Old was among the first class of eight students who had completed their 1,500 hours at EHOVE in December and had been preparing for the tests. The exams are intense, day-long sessions consisting of a two-hour written exam and five hours of hands-on practicals.
Regena Walters is the cosmetology program coordinator and Kim Hurst is the clinic instructor.
EHOVE to host FCLLA contest
AVERY - More than 300 students from nearly 20 school districts will be on the campus of EHOVE Career Center Saturday as they host the Northwest Region 2 Competition of the Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) organization.
FCCLA is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young people become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education.
Students who are enrolled in the culinary arts and early childhood education programs are members of FCCLA. Students who place first, second or third in their contest advance to state competition held April 18 to 20 in Columbus.
Shiloh kindergarten registration slated
SHILOH - Shiloh Elementary School, 26 Mechanics St., Shiloh will be having kindergarten registration from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 13 and 15.