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Delphos St. John’s students Nick Ditto, left, Landon Elwer and Melanie Gerdeman finished in the top three in the school’s Geography Bee.

Delphos St. John’s students Nick Ditto, left, Landon Elwer and Melanie Gerdeman finished in the top three in the school’s Geography Bee.


Entrepreneurship panel set at LSH

LIMA — Lima Senior High School’s DECA program will host an entrepreneurship panel from 9:50 to 10:45 a.m. Friday in the school auditorium.

The panel, which will include nine Lima entrepreneurs, is designed to reach out to Lima Senior juniors and seniors and expose them to different career paths. All 269 career-tech students will attend the panel and have the opportunity to ask questions of each of the business owners as well as hear their stories.

Business owners attending include Tom Ahl, Sara Anderson, Michelle Baumgardner, Jesse Lowe, Mike Milan, Mitch Mumford, Rob Nelson, Jim Yarger and Carol Braden-Clarke.

High school planning program scheduled

LIMA — The Shawnee High School Guidance Department will present a program titled “Scheduling and Planning for High School Success and Beyond” for high school-bound eighth-graders and their parents.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Hugh Downs Auditorium at Shawnee High School. Guidance counselors will address high school scheduling and planning for the future. They will also be available after the meeting to answer questions.

Ohio makes changes to GED test

LIMA — The GED Testing Service is making changes to how it scores GED tests.

In most states, including Ohio, the passing score for high school equivalency is moving from 150 to 145. The scoring recalibration comes after 18 months of close study and will be applied to any student who has taken a test since Jan. 1, 2014. That means about 1,400 test takers will be positively affected by the scoring change in Ohio, according to a news release.

Those students who are impacted locally will receive their updated transcripts by March 1. For details, visit http://gedtestingservice.com or contact Joyce Tracy at 419-998-2956.

LSH turning into student art museum

LIMA — The halls of Lima Senior High School are now a museum for students, staff and visitors to admire student installation artwork without having to leave the building.

The installation artwork is spread throughout the hallways in various places in the high school. The art is based on current events and cultural/social topics such as violence, racial discrimination, and drugs and alcohol.

Installation art is an artistic genre of three-dimensional works that often are site-specific and designed to transform the perception of a space. Installations are a useful and practical way to get across information or ideas to the public while breaking the mold of traditional art, a news release stated.

Geography Bee finalists announced

DELPHOS — Several students at Delphos St. John’s participated in the school’s Geography Bee. The Geography Bee, sponsored by National Geographic, is open to students in grades four through eight who showcase an exemplary understanding of national and global geography.

The top three finalists from St. John’s are Nick Ditto, first place; Landon Elwer, second place; and Melanie Gerdeman, third place. Nick will take a written test for the opportunity to qualify for the State Geography Bee in May.

Money collected for student with cancer

LIMA — The Lima Central Catholic High School Teen Leadership Class, under the direction of Trudy Thompson, decided that the gathering of hundreds of basketball fans at the LCC-Lima Senior game Jan. 26 was an excellent opportunity to collect money.

They wanted to help 14-year-old Robert Thomas, a freshman at Lima Senior who is battling cancer. Between the third and fourth quarter, students passed buckets through the crowd of fans on both sides of the Monsignor E.C. Herr Gymnasium.

The LCC and Lima Senior communities came together and donated $2,775 to help with Thomas’ expenses.

Delphos St. John’s students Nick Ditto, left, Landon Elwer and Melanie Gerdeman finished in the top three in the school’s Geography Bee.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2016/02/web1_ed-brief-Geography-Bee.jpgDelphos St. John’s students Nick Ditto, left, Landon Elwer and Melanie Gerdeman finished in the top three in the school’s Geography Bee.

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