Area youth exhibitors obtain Ohio State Fair scholarships
COLUMBUS — In an effort to recognize outstanding Ohio youth and to help those interested in furthering their education, the Ohio Expositions Commission has established a scholarship program.
Micah Smock, of Jackson Center, won in the Swine Exhibitor category. He received a $1,000 scholarship.
Amber Stechschulte, of Columbus Grove, won in the Horse exhibitor category. She received at $1,000 scholarship.
Derek Snider, of Lima, won in the band and choir category. He received a $500 scholarship.
Rettig receives scholarship
FINDLAY — Jamey Rettig received the Building our Future Scholarship from Habitat for Humanity of Ohio. She received a $2,500 scholarship in recognition of her outstanding work in the classroom and her service to the Findlay community.
Scholarship awards are available to students of families in homes built or repaired by Habitat for Humanity. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the classroom and to public service. Rettig is a 2016 graduate of Cory-Rawson High School and will attend Wittenberg University to pursue a degree in education.
Shawnee High School schedule pickup and photo dates
LIMA — Shawnee High School released schedule pickup for the high school. Schedules are to be picked up in the East Office between 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Fees should be paid when schedules are picked up.
Seniors/Juniors: Monday (and daily for the remainder of the week)
Sophomores: Tuesday (and daily for the remainder of the week)
Pictures will be taken in Hugh Down’s Auditorium from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the following days:
Students who have conflicts with their assigned picture day may have their pictures taken on either of the other two days or on makeup day, which will be Oct. 11.
Elida open house schedules
ELIDA — The 2016-17 school year for Elida Local Schools begins on Aug. 30. the following is the schedule for open houses in each of the school buildings:
Elementary (K-4): 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 25.
Middle School (5th grade orientation): 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 25
Middle School (6-8): 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 31
High School (9-12): 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 31.
Shawnee Local Schools release free and reduced lunch policy
LIMA — Shawnee Local Schools announced its 2016-17 program year policy for free and reduced price meals or free milk for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Program.
The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the Federal Guidelines are eligible for free and reduced price meals or free milk if the school participates in the Special Milk Program.
Application forms are being distributed to all homes in a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should fill out the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office at the school.
Elida hosts cheerleading camp
ELIDA — Elida High School cheerleaders are holding a cheerleading camp from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Aug. 27, 2016, in the main gym of Elida High School. This camp is for anyone entering preschool through sixth grade. The cost is $10 per participant.
Registration forms are available on the Elida schools website: http://www.home.elida.k12.oh.us/
Turn in registration and fee to Jolene Sarno in the Elida High School athletics office by Aug. 24. For information, call Jolene Sarno at 419-331-2580 or email [email protected]
Big Brothers Big Sisters need volunteers for Lunch Club programs
WAPAKONETA — Big Brothers Big Sisters is in need of volunteers for the Lunch Club program. Volunteers must be able to meet with a child twice a month for 30 to 45 minutes during the students’ lunch. Volunteers will decide which day they would like to attend and the grade level of their Little. Volunteers will bring their own lunch or eat at another time.
The Littles are students from Celina Primary (grades 1 and 2); Fort Recovery Elementary and Middle School (grades K-5); Parkway Elementary and Middle School (grades 1-6); Van Wert Middle School (grades 6-8) and Wapakoneta Middle School (grades 5-7). These are students that could use a special friend and someone to spend time with.
To participate in this program or for information, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at 419-584-2447, 866-670-2227 or email: [email protected]
Shawnee grad appointed president of fraternity
LIMA — Chelsie Teutsch, a 2013 graduate of Shawnee High School, was appointed president of the Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity, a newly reactivated chapter at The Ohio State University in Columbus. This fraternity was reactivated after a 25-year absence.
As the chapter president, Teutsch spoke at a luncheon in April for nearly 600 guests. She attended the national convention in Phoenix in July where she addressed a crowd of 1,000 for the welcoming speech.
Teutsch received the Zeta Tau Alpha Achievement Scholarship recognizing academic achievement and outstanding personal qualifications from the fraternity.
Brown invites Ohioans to apply for nomination to U.S. Service Academies
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown encouraged Ohioans to seek nomination from his office to U.S. service academies for 2016 admission.
Each year Brown nominates up to 10 students for each service academy requiring congressional recommendations: the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students interested in applying to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy do not need a congressional recommendation.
Student applicants are reviewed by a committee of active and retired military and community leaders appointed by Brown.
Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements should mail their completed application packet to reach Brown’s Cleveland office no later than Sept. 23.
For information or to request an application, call 888-896-6446.
Reirden named to dean’s list
LIMA — Shannon Reirden, of Lima, has earned honors for the spring semester of the 2015-16 academic year at the University of New Hampshire.
Students named to the dean’s list are student who have earned recognition through their scholastic performance. Highest honors are awarded to students who earn a semester GPA of 3.85 or better our of a possible 4.0. Students with a 3.65 to 3.84 GPA are awarded high honors and students whose GPA is 3.5 through 3.64 are awarded honors.
Bluffton residents study abroad
OXFORD — Local Miami University students studied abroad during the spring 2016 semester. These residents included:
Sophia Marcum, of Bluffton, who studied in Luxembourg, and Everett Ritter, of Bluffton, who studied in Nicaragua.
Wapakoneta youth serves as resident assistant
WAPAKONETA —Ryan O’Neill, of Wapakoneta, has been selected to serve as a resident assistant for the 2016-17 academic year at Heidelberg University, in Tiffin.
O’Neill, who is majoring in computer science and business administration, has joined a team of 32 students who will impact the growth and development of their peers by providing leadership and acting as role models to students they oversee in residence halls and housing complexes at Heidelberg.
Nearly 600 students move into UNOH dorms
LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio will have nearly 600 students moving in Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These students are travelling in from 24 different states and Saudi Arabia.
Aug. 22 is the first day of classes for the College of Applied Technologies fall session. For students in the Colleges of business, health professions, occupational professions and graduate college, classes start Sept. 12.
More than 4,500 students attend the University of Northwestern Ohio, with 1,600 students living in campus dorms.