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A4 • CJN-MMA • MAY 21, 2014

Editor: Richard Maloney,, 248-7134




Scarlet Oaks students ready for college, careers

Artist Curtis Davis visits Mercy Montessori third level classroom as part of the Teaching Artist Program. PROVIDED

Mercy Montessori students share art with the community Thirty-three Mercy Montessori students have been recognized for their artistic endeavors at local art exhibits. Under the guidance of art teacher Cathy Herring, students ranging from ages 6-12 will be featured in The Visionaries & Voices Student Show and the Cincinnati Art Association’s “Diversity” Showcase. Details on both exhibits, along with student participants are outlined below.

Visionaries & Voices Student Show

» As part of Visionaries & Voices’ Teaching Artist Pro-

gram (TAP), artist Curtis Davis and his mentor, Robert Fate, presented three different lessons for second and third Level Mercy Montessori Students. » 23 Mercy Montessori students are featured in the TAP Student Show. » Show ran from April 28May 16 at Visionaries & Voices: 3841 Spring Grove Ave. » Visionaries & Voices Show featured students: Destin Allen (45217), Emma Berger (45248), Drake Cooper (45208), Grace Coughlin (45255), Ebony Curry (45011), Lindsey Davis (45243), Zack DeLuca (45322), Sophia Dugan (45248), Maggie Gartner

(45208) , Gabrielle Hawgood (45208), Michah Jacobs (41071), Patrick Klesa (41017) , Nick Klus (45150), Hope Lewandowski (45212), Abby Lockard (45220), Kira McBride (45245), Audrey Peters (45230), Emery Shiffert (45220), Aurora Smith (45244), Pilar Steward (45208), Ehmet Thorton-Ayers (41018) and Cade Walker (45206).

Cincinnati Arts Association exhibit, ‘Diversity’ » The 11th annual CAA Art Show featured 88 works from students in grades K-8. This

year the show theme was “Diversity.” » 10 Mercy Montessori students featured » Show ran from May 3 – May 11 at the Aronoff Center’s Fifth Third Bank Theater Gallery » Cincinnati Arts Association Show featured students: Lawson Bergeron (45230), Grace Coughlin (45255), Rosa Gerner (41017), Gabe Hack (45224), Hannah Himmelbauer (45245), Daniel Kunkel (45213), Will Moran (45220), Avery Reider (45208), Josie Ruther (45230) and Owen Seger (45243).

Monroe artists work to save



ew Richmond’s Monroe Elementary Art & Earth Club artists worked to raise money for the Rainforest Alliance’s Adopt-a-Rainforest program as part of their Earth Day celebration. “The students learned about deforestation and the problems this causes the surrounding ecosystems and they learned how the Rainforest Alliance works to help stop the deforestation and restore the rainforests to healthy ecosystems,” Monroe Elementary visual arts teacher Adrian Hawk said. Club members designed buttons to sell to their friends and family. Through

the selling of the buttons, the AEC members were able to raise awareness and inform others of the devastating happenings within the Earth’s rainforests. “Everyone who purchased a button wore them on Earth Day to show their love and support for our Earth. The grand total of money raised by the AEC members for the Rainforest Alliance’s Adopt-a-Rainforest program was $380.16,” Hawk said. The project was organized by Monroe’s student teacher Emily Clyburn, an art education major at Northern Kentucky University.

Student teacher Emily Clyburn, an art education major at Northern Kentucky University, organized a project at New Richmond's Monroe Elementary to raise money for the Rainforest Alliance. With Clyburn are third-grade Art & Earth Club members Dilan Berger, Desiree Hall, Lillie Barger, Audrey Verdin, Jack Moore, Cason Swensgard, Gracie Baum and Rebecca Holbrook. PROVIDED

A total of 25 members of the class of 2014 from Scarlet Oaks Career Campus received the High Schools That Work (HSTW) Award of Educational Achievement, an award from the Southern Regional Educational Board for high school seniors who have completed a challenging program of study and demonstrated readiness for employment and for college. Award recipients are: Antoinette Artis, early childhood education, Winton Woods, Elliott Bucksath, industrial diesel mechanics, Reading, Gage David, digital arts and design, Deer Park, Austin Ecklar, firefighting, Harrison, Sara Ficke, cosmetology, St Bernard/Elmwood Place; Jason Finley, firefighting, Deer Park; Harold Horne, commercial/residential electricity, St Bernard/ Elmwood Place; Jasiah Hubbard, engineering technologies/robotics, Winton Woods; Alisha Jenkins, cosmetology, Princeton; Styles King, automotive technology, Norwood; Armelle Kudatsi, lodging management, Winton Woods; Kelsey Langston, early childhood education, Goshen; Cameron Maxey, welding, Norwood; Dakota McSorley, automotive technology, Norwood; Edward Mullis, construction framing and finishing, Glen Este; Matthew O’Connell, engineering technologies/robotics, Princeton; Anthony Philpot, automotive technology, Winton Woods; Elizabeth Rack, surgical tech, St Bernard/Elmwood; Place Ryan Sampson, automotive technology, Princeton; Mackaela Stokely, early childhood education, Wyoming; Logan Thompson-Carney, digital arts and design, Winton Woods; Ayla Tucker, Secondary practical nursing, Goshen; Corleah Tidwell, health tech, Winton Woods; Eairia Walker, health tech, Princeton; Jessica Wiehe, culinary arts, Glen Este. “We’re proud of these students,” Scarlet Oaks Dean of Instruction Julie Woodward said. “They’ve shown that they’re well prepared for both a career and college.” Students qualify for the award by completing a college prep course of study in at least two of three subject areas (English, mathematics, and science); completing a career-technical program; and meeting readiness goals in English, mathematics and science on the HSTW Assessment.

Milford/Great Oaks students make mark at state conference

Students in the Great Oaks Teaching Professions Academy at Milford High School made themselves known recently at the Ohio Future Educators of America (FEA) state conference, winning 16 competition awards and earning group recognition with the FEA Honor Chapter Distinction. Emily Kozel won first place

in the Job Application/Interview competition and third place in Lesson Plan and Delivery competition. Amy McDarty also took first in T-Shirt/ Program Design. The team of Amy McDarty, Sarah Palmquist, and Spencer Pachta won second in the Public Service Announcement category, and Elizabeth Sanchez and Grace Browns took second

place for their service project. Third place honors went to Rosalina Meyer-Haag, Brandi Norman, Sarah Palmquist for their chapter display. Earning fourth place in their events were Paul Keefer (Technology Video), Kyra Callahan (Children’s Literature), and Carolyn Megie (Impromptu Speaking). Brandi Norman was awarded sixth

place in the FEA Moment event, and Carolyn Megie’s essay took seventh place statewide. Brandi Norman was elected Public Relations Officer for the state FEA organization. The students shared their knowledge with other students as well, presenting a session on called “Operation Safety: What Would You Do?” in

which students discussed old and new emergency protocols for responding to school violence. Students created videos as well as conducted skits to compare the old protocols versus the new ones. The Teaching Professions Academy is a satellite program of Great Oaks Career Campuses, located at Milford High School.

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