Bluffton High School names student of the month
BLUFFTON — Elia Bourassa has been named the student of the month of November at Bluffton High School.
He is the son of Mark and Jackie Bourassa, of Bluffton and is a senior at Bluffton High School. Bourassa maintains a 3.821 grade point average and is a member of the marching, pep and concert bands. He attends St. John’s Mennonite Church and is involved in their youth group and worship team.
Bourassa competes on the Bluffton High School track and field team and played on the soccer team.
He currently takes post secondary courses at Bluffton University.
Lima schools holiday break, early release schedule
LIMA — Students in Lima schools will be released early from school Dec. 16, the last day of school before winter break. School resumes Jan. 3.
Release times for individual schools are as follows:
1 p.m.: Lima North Middle School and Lima West Middle School
1:15 p.m.: Freedom Elementary School, Heritage Elementary School, Independence Elementary School, Unity Elementary School, South Science and Technology Magnet School, Lima Senior Alternative School
1:30 p.m.: Liberty Arts Magnet School, Lima Senior High School
Crestview announces music department concerts
CONVOY — The Crestview music department will present its high school Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Performing that evening will be the jazz band, high school chorus, Knight Vision show choir and the concert band. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
At 7 p.m. Dec. 15, the middle school concert will begin. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Performing will be the sixth grade band, middle school band, sixth grade swing choir and middle school swing choir.
Imagination Station programs coming to Lima schools
LIMA — Imagination Station will be bringing programs into several Lima schools buildings. The programs will be for fifth-graders and will include a trip to Imagination Station later in the school year.
Friday: North Middle School. There will be hour-long structures festival programs beginning at 8 a.m.; 9:15 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Dec. 12: Liberty Arts Magnet School. There will be hour-long engineering workshop programs beginning at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Dec. 12: South Science and Technology Magnet School. Engineering workshop at 12:30 p.m.
Dec. 16: South Science and Technology Magnet School (including Liberty students). There will be hour-long structures festival programs beginning at 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
Elida High School parent/teacher conferences
ELIDA — Elida High School has scheduled parent/teacher conferences from 4 to 7:30 p.m. today. Parents are to call the high school office at 419-331-4115 to schedule appointments with their students teachers.
Lima schools hold ‘old school’ technology night
LIMA — Lima North Middle School invites people to gather up their “old school” technology items and bring them to the school. Items such as floppy disks, portable phones, Nintendo games and 8-tracks.
The Most Valuable Parent program will hold its third Old School Technology Night at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12. The items will be on display to show students the growth and history of technology.
Prizes will be awarded in four categories: Oldest, most unusual, most entertaining and most practical.
Lima Senior students will have their robot and drone on display. There will be free refreshments and comic books.
Siefker new member of American Angus Association
DELPHOS — Justin Siefker is a new junior member of the American Angus Association.
Junior members are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in association sponsored shows and other national and regional events.
The American Angus Association is the largest beef breed association in the world, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members.
Allen East High School wins contest
HARROD — Allen East High School won the 2016 National Red Ribbon Photo Contest. Students, faculty and staff were led by teacher and SADD adviser, Kelly Prichard, in decorating the campus with this year’s theme, “YOLO. Be Drug Free.”
The contest takes place each year as part of National Red Ribbon Week, the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention campaign sponsored by the National Family Partnership. Prichard will receive an iPad from the National Family Partnership and the school will receive a $1,000 prize from contest co-sponsors, the Drug Enforcement Administration to be used toward drug prevention.
Close to 100,000 votes were cast in support of more than 400 contest entries.
Elida students and staff participate in Wreath Laying Ceremony
ELIDA — Wreaths Across America is a nation-wide program which allows commemorative wreaths to be laid on the graves of deceased veterans across the U.S. Last year Elida’s students, staff and teacher ware major contributors for the Lima/Van Wert areas, donating 35 wreaths allowing 35 veterans to be honored on behalf of Elida at Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.
This year’s ceremony is at noon Dec. 17 and Elida sophomore Tyler Musser will be participating. He is a cadet in the Civil Air Patrol which is an auxiliary unit of the Air Force.
Wreaths are $15 each. If interested in donating, please contact Lt. Paula Bogle, Commander of the Van Wert Composite Squadron at 419-771-0626.
Liberty students win poster contest
LIMA — Three Liberty Arts Magnet School students won this year’s Peace Poster Contest sponsored by the Lima Host Lions Club.
The winners are:
1st Place: Josephine Williams, eighth grader; 2nd Place: Noah Phillips, eighth grader; 3rd Place: E’Sha Bryant, eighth grader.
These three will be honored at a luncheon today.
The art contest encourages students, ages 11, 12 and 13 to express their visions of peace. This year’s theme was “A Celebration of Peace.”
Lima Central Catholic holds Christmas Concert
LIMA — The Lima Central Catholic High School Christmas Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Msgr. E.C. Herr Gymnasium at Lima Central Catholic High School.
The Christmas concert will feature the fifth grade, junior high and LCC high school bands along with the junior high and high school choirs. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted, and will go toward the Lima Central Catholic Music Scholarship.
Elida releases Christmas Concert dates
ELIDA —Elida School’s have released concert dates for Christmas programs. All are in the high school auditorium. Admission is free.
Dec. 8: 7:30 p.m. Elida 5th and 6th grade Choral Program, “Symbols of the Season.”
Dec. 11: 3 p.m. Elida High School Bands and Choirs will present their Christmas Concert.
Dec. 13: 7 p.m. Elida 4th grade girls choir will present “Sounds of the Season.”
Dec. 13: 7:30 p.m. Elida 2nd grade students present “Christmas at the OK Corral.”
Dec. 14: 7:30 p.m. Elida Middle School bands will perform a Christmas concert.
Dec. 15: 7:30 p.m. Elida 7th and 8th grade choral musical performance, “Believe.”
Lima DECA students win state offices
LIMA — Lima Senior DECA students will hold two of the seven Ohio DECA State Officer positions this year. This is the first time the school has had more than one state office holder.
Senior Destiny Burk was elected Vice President of Community Outreach.
Senior Jesus Pagan-Rosario is Parliamentarian.
Both Burk and Pagan-Rosario will be on stage running several state DECA conferences as well as representing Ohio DECA and Lima Senior at the International Conference in Anaheim, California in April.
Elida names students of the month for November
ELIDA — The students of the month for November are:
Elementary: David “Parker” Crim, Spencer Geiger, Corban Jones, Joel Micha.
Middle School: Raina Brenneman, Casey Campbell, Keaton Montgomery, Olivia Osmon.
High School: Luke Greeley, Riley James, Isaac McAdams, Delaney Rose, Katelynn Sumption.