Unity Elementary students pitch projects ‘Shark Tank’ style
LIMA — Unity Elementary fourth-graders were asked to create a new product using entrepreneurship and STEM skills. These students will be pitching their product “Shark Tank” style to Lima Senior DECA students Friday morning.
The students worked closely with Lima Senior Engineering students to generate CAD drawings and use the 3D printer to create an actual prototype for the presentations.
This is a culmination of 18 weeks of student designed curriculum in entrepreneurship.
New Knoxville recognized God, Flag and Country winners
NEW KNOXVILLE — The Wapakoneta Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 691 held a competition for God, Flag and Country speech contest.
New Knoxville students placing in the contest were Sam Anspach, first place in 14- to 15-year-olds; Liberty Menke, first place in 12- to 13-year-olds; and Ella Resor, first place in 10- to 11-year-olds; Thomas Bills, second place in 10- to 11-year-olds; and Noah Holland, third place in the in 10- to 11-year-olds.
First place winners advanced to the district level in Minster on March 12.
Kalida celebrates homecoming festivities
KALIDA — Kalida High School celebrated homecoming festivities Feb. 18.
Hannah Kahle was crowned queen, and Derek Buss was crowned king. They were crowned by last year’s king and queen, Evan Recker and Katelyn Siebeneck.
Senior attendants included Dana Knueve, Carlie Miller, Trent Siebeneck and Ryan Elelrbrock. Junior attendants were Kevin Hamburg and Kierstan Siebeneck. Sophomore attendants were Treyton Martin and Daley Lewis. Freshmen attendants were David Peck and Danielle Buss.
Independence Elementary celebrates birthday of Dr. Seuss
LIMA — Independence Elementary School, located at 615 Tremont, will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday with fun-filled events this week.
Daily themes include hat day on Monday, crazy sock day on Tuesday and wear your cool shades day on Wednesday. On Thursday, Lima Senior will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to read with the students.
Temple Christian students visit 50 Strong
LIMA — Temple Christian students visited 50 Strong recently, a Lima company owned by Lima residents Ashley and Brendan Thompson.
The Thompsons’ company makes water bottles in a wide variety of styles and colors with a special no-leak lid. Wal-Mart is now one of its primary distributors.
Students from Temple Christian included Chance Dyer, Lizzie Helser, Isaac Lee, Terry Norris, Derek Pitts, John Powell, Seth Sarchet, Carol Smith, Grace Smith, Timothy Stoddard, Isaiah Taylor, Lincoln Water, Malachi White and Cameron Worsham. Temple Christian staff members included teachers Dianna Cooper, Darla Stoodt and Jodi Callahan.
The tour was brought about by the Link Lima workforce development framework and site visit program hosted by the Allen Economic Development Group. These programs help connect employers with available and upcoming talent.
Independence Elementary’s K-Kids Club starts Welcome Patrol
LIMA — Independence Elementary School, 615 Tremont Ave., Lima, is host to a new program, Welcome Patrol.
The school’s K-Kids Club started Welcome Patrol to welcome each pupil to school and offer positive comments and compliments. At least one member off K-Kids is posted at two school entrances each morning between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. These students hold a flag with the words, “Welcome Friends.”
The idea for the program came from Start With Hello, a project that stemmed from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Lima Rotary’s 4-Way Speech Contest to be held Saturday
LIMA — The Lima Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in the gymnasium of Lima Senior High School, 1 Spartan Way, Lima.
There are five students from Lima Senior High School and Shawnee High School competing for the top three positions. The top three speech contest writers will be honored at the Lima Rotary Club meeting on March 27.
They will compete in the District 6600 4-Way Speech Contest in Van Wert on April 8 for the top three prizes of $500, $300 and $200.
Midwest Electric awards $11K in local scholarships
ST. MARYS — Wapakoneta High School’s Cassidy Hughes and Coldwater High School’s Caleb Luthman captured top honors in the 2017 Midwest Electric scholarship competition, featuring judges from Wright State University-Lake Campus and Midwest Electric.
The high school seniors each received a $2,000 scholarship and will represent Midwest Electric in the Ohio Electric Cooperatives statewide scholarship competition in Columbus.
Second-place $1,500 scholarships were awarded to Carrie Grieshop, of St. Henry High School, and Phillip Tatarkov, of Bluffton High School. Receiving third-place $1,000 scholarship awards were Kenzie Schroer, of New Knoxville High School, and Nate Vore, of Bath High School.
Megan Fisher, of Wapakoneta High School, won the $2,000 Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship.
Lima schools’ eighth-graders experience career tech
LIMA — Eighth-graders in the Lima City Schools will spend from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday learning about the career tech programs at Lima Senior High School.
Students will rotate through the high school career tech programs, talking with teachers and students and observing class sessions.
Booths will be set up in the auxiliary gymnasium showcasing each program with current students available to talk and answer questions from eighth-graders. In addition, each student will spend time with a high school guidance counselor to begin scheduling classes for next year.
St. Marys reschedules regular board meeting
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys City Schools Board of Education meeting has been changed to 6:30 p.m. March 16 at the St. Marys West Intermediate School cafeteria, 1301 W. High St.
South’s cancer documentary airing on TV-44
LIMA — The cancer documentary produced by South Science and Technology Magnet Schools eighth-graders will air in March on TV-44.
The documentary features interviews with cancer survivors and people who have lost loved ones to the disease. Students interviewed Lima City Schools’ staff members and others in the community for the documentary.
Interviews with students and the documentary will appear on the “Faith and Friends” show.
The interview sessions will air at 2 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sunday; 9 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. Tuesday; 1 a.m. March 9 and 7:30 p.m. March 11.
The full documentary will air at 2 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. March 12; 9 p.m. March 13; 9 a.m. March 14; 1 a.m. March 16; and 7:30 p.m. March 18.
South students worked on the project with guidance from Chad Stearns, of Modo Media. The project was part of this year’s Stardust: The William A. Fowler Science Series. The series is a partnership between the Lima City Schools, The Ohio State University at Lima and the City of Lima to honor Nobel Prize Winner William A. Fowler.
Symphony guest pianist visits Heritage students
LIMA — Guest pianist Hidemi Minagawa, who performed with the Lima Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, presented a lecture demonstration for Heritage Elementary School fourth-graders Friday.
Heritage’s Ukulele Band was part of the Symphony’s Musicians in the Making Program on Saturday. The program featured a young group on the mezzanine of the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center before the symphony performance.
The group is made up of third- and fourth-graders with multicolored ukuleles and songs.
Lima schools releases March concert dates
LIMA — Lima City Schools has released its March concert schedule.
Thursday: Lima Senior High School choir concert, 7:30 p.m. in Lima Senior Auditorium, 1 Spartan Way.
March 9: Lima North Middle School fifth- and sixth-grade band and choir and fifth grade orchestra concert, 7 p.m., at Lima North Middle School, 1135 N. West St.
March 14: Lima Senior High School Music for Sacred Spaces concert, 7:30 p.m. at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 240 W. Robb Ave. Features Masterworks Ensemble, Spartanaires and individual solos.
March 15: Lima West Middle School orchestra concert at 7 p.m., 503 N. Cable Road.
March 22: All City Strings concert, 7 p.m., Lima Senior Auditorium, 1 Spartan Way. Features Lima Senior and sixth grade students.
Crestview plans dinner theater show March 24-25
CONVOY — Crestview is holding its annual dinner theater, “Don’t Stop Believing” at 6:30 p.m. March 24 and March 25 in the auditeria of Crestview Local Schools, 531 E. Tully St.
Tickets are $13 and can be purchased by calling Danille Hancock at 419-749-9100, ext. 2113.
Allen Lima Leadership Class of 2015 offers scholarships
LIMA — The Allen Lima Leadership class of 2015 will provide two $500 Allen County Leader scholarships to Allen County graduating seniors this spring.
To be eligible, a student must be an Allen County senior graduating from high school who is also a graduate of the Allen Lima Youth Leadership program. Deadline to apply is April 7, and the scholarships will be awarded in May.
Eligible students may find the application at http://j.mp/2lQOfhD.
New Knoxville High School hosting one act plays
NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville High School will presents “A Night of Comedy: Four One Act Plays” at 7 p.m. March 24 and March 25 at New Knoxville High School, 345 Main St.
Admission is $5 at the door.
Lima Senior athletic boosters plan Reverse Raffle
LIMA — The Lima Senior High School Athletic Booster Club’s annual reverse raffle will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. May 6 at American Legion Post 96, 711 South Shore Drive.
Tickets are $80, which includes entry, food for two people and one entry into the reverse raffle. Purchase tickets at the Lima Senior Athletic Office during school hours. Checks should be made payable to the Lima Senior Athletic Boosters.
This year’s reverse raffle payout is $5,000. There will be a live auction, Spartan Auction and other games of chance.
Freedom fourth-graders learning handbells
LIMA — Freedom Elementary School fourth-graders are learning hand bells. Former Lima Senior High School accompanist Sandy Miller is teaching this hand bells lesson.
The students will do a special presentation at the end of the year at the school, as well as a few public performances.
Lima West Middle School holds Read-A-Thon
LIMA — Lima West Middle School’s Builders Club will hold a Read-A-Thon from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the school in celebration of National Read Across America Day.
The public is invited to come and listen to the students and community leaders read various books. The goal is for continuous reading throughout the three hours.
Students are taking donations for each book they read to go toward club activities. Students can win medals, gold for reading five books, silver for three and bronze for one. There will be a medal ceremony at the end of the event.
There will be entertainment and free snacks.