Around the Spartan prepares for new season
LIMA — “Around the Spartan” is back with three new hosts and news about everything that happens at Lima Senior High School.
This year’s hosts are Je’Nautica Luster, Aaron Bennett and Jelisa Austin. Senior Haley Vermillion handles the recording each week.
The show is a product of Lima Senior’s DECA program and is recorded weekly in the school’s studio. Teachers can play the show to students on Friday, and the show also is available on YouTube.
Crestview to hold winter homecoming week
CONVOY — Crestview High School is holding its winter homecoming week.
Events will include dress-up days, a “Rivals United” campaign to benefit the United Way of Van Wert County, a pep assembly Friday and a ceremony and dance Saturday.
The homecoming court includes freshman Amber Young, sophomore Olivia Skelton and junior Haley Michaud. The queen candidates are Tommi Anderson, Ally Fegley and Ashley Dealey.
Millner awarded $1,000 scholarship from Altrusa
LIMA — Nicole Millner, 34, currently enrolled in Apollo Career Center’s Multi-Craft Industrial program, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Altrusa International of Lima. As the single mother of two, Millner was the ideal candidate for the scholarship, which enables a nontraditional student to complete his or her education and return to the workforce. Women often do not seek out a career in the industrial field.
Millner works 44 to 66 hours per week and hopes to teach her children that nothing is easy and they have to work for everything they want. With hard work and perseverance, they can achieve anything.
St. Marys personnel committee plans executive session
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys City School District Personnel Committee will hold a meeting in executive session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the administrative Offices, 100 W. Spring St., St Marys.
Contact 419-394-4312 for information.
Crestview Art Club plans fundraiser
CONVOY — The Crestview High School Art Club will be hosting its third Empty Bowls fundraiser at 5 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Crestview Auditeria, 531 E. Tully St.
For $8, the public can receive a meal of soup, bread, dessert and drink in a handcrafted bowl that they take home. Other handcrafted bowls made by Crestview Art students will be available for purchase ranging from $3 to $5.
The money raised by this fundraiser will be benefiting the United Methodist Church Food Pantry of Convoy. The concept for the fundraiser is to bring awareness of missed meals in the community.
Tickets are available for $8, and can be purchased in the Crestview High school office and will also be available at the upcoming boys basketball home games.
Elida Middle School pupils to attend honor band festival
ELIDA — Two Elida Middle School students have been chosen to attend the 2017 Ohio State Middle School Honor Band Festival.
Madison Burkholder and Katherine Wright, both seventh-graders, have been chosen. Madison will be playing the oboe, and Katherine will be playing horn in one of the two equal ability seventh grade honor bands.
Madison and Katherine were selected from nearly 900 middle school band musicians from three states and were nominated by their band directors. There are 362 student musicians from 147 school bands comprising the four honor bands at this year’s festival.
The 2017 Ohio State Middle School Honor Band Festival takes place at 4 p.m. Feb. 25 in Mershon Auditorium on The Ohio State University campus, Columbus. The performance is free and open to the public.
Elida Elementary introduces ‘Reading Buddies’ program
ELIDA — Elida fourth-grade teacher Amy Heebsh and first-grade teacher Becca Hanefeld have developed a “Reading Buddies” program.
The program involves fourth-graders who “buddy up” with first-graders. The older pupils become a reading mentor to the younger pupils and help them with their reading. The program is “students helping students” and has been a good impact on all pupils.
Other Elida elementary school teachers have begun using the reading program in their classes, including fourth-grade teachers Ellen Stotts, Claire McConnell and Angela Thomas. First-grade teachers who are now using the program include Julia Koreger A. Dauterman and Angela Siefker.