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Youth Art ExhibitionTwo Kenston High School artists have had three pieces of art selected for exhibit at the 2014 Ohio Governors Youth Art Exhibition in…

Youth Art Exhibition

Two Kenston High School artists have had three pieces of art selected for exhibit at the 2014 Ohio Governors Youth Art Exhibition in Columbus April 13 through May 15. John Kluchar and Andrew Most will have their art displayed in the Rhodes Office Tower in Columbus.

Other students with artwork recognized with regional awards were: Matthew Ballard, Brady Burns, Alec Cheravitch, Lexi Hadar, Ellie Horn, Hannah Johnson, Caroline Kiley, John Kluchar, Lauren Martin, Andrew Most and Lauren Zucker. High school art teachers are Mrs. Liz Bibza, Mr. Todd Malkus and Mrs. Andie Quinn.

Selection for participation in the exhibition begins with more than 11,000 entries from 15 regions statewide with only 2,500 selected for state judging. State jurors select 300 pieces for the actual exhibition.

The Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition dedicated to the educational and artistic advancement of our talented young people in the state of Ohio. The exhibition is open to all of Ohio’s 1,112 high schools, both public and private, chartered by the State of Ohio Department of Education.

The purpose is to provide all budding young artists of the state with opportunities to advance their talent, whether that be through scholarships or simply experiencing the process of entering their work in a competition. The exhibition is a valuable incentive for young people; it encourages an appreciation for the arts throughout Ohio and reflects the fine quality of art instruction and talent which exist in the state.

National Grand Champs

For the eighth year in a row, the Kenston High School Bomberette dance team took home two first place national championship awards in pom and kick routines at the Champion Cheer and Dance Competition held in Cleveland. They had the highest score in the high school division, which earned them Grand Champion. This is the third time the Bomberettes have earned grand champion honors.

The team is lead by senior captains Leah Grcevich, Katherine Gross and Nicolette Severino. Team members are Danielle Apple, Macie Biermann, Jenna Blackburn, Breanna Bodak, Amelia Chandler, Victoria Clawson, Mira Grcevich, Gabrielle Groff, Hayley Harris, Lauren Parker, Maria Severino, Monaya Stanley, Taylor Tucholski, LaJoy Williams and Graycen Wood. Mrs. Kathy Werner coaches the team.

Rotary Senior

Katherine “Katie” Coverdale was selected Kenston’s Chagrin Valley Rotary Club Student of the Month for March. She maintains a 4.2 grade point average maintaining a 4.0 GPA all four years, earning “Platinum” recognition from the Academic Boosters. Last year, she received the French Book Award and Chemistry Academic Award.

As a three-year varsity letter winner in volleyball and this year’s team captain, Katie has helped the team to three CVC championships, two district championships and one regional championship. During her career, she has earned honorable mention all-conference, all-district and first team all conference along with top scholar and all-academic honors. Katie is also a varsity letter winner in basketball, helping the team to two CVC championships.

Katie is a member of National Honor Society, French Club, Principal’s Leadership and the Envirothon Club. As a sophomore and junior, she served as vice president of her class. She will participate in the Kenston Center Stage production of “Guys & Dolls” this spring.

Katie is active in her church youth group and volunteering at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Cleveland.

She plans to attend either the University of Michigan or Boston College.

AfterProm Fashion Show

The annual Kenston Fashion Show is March 21 at 7 p.m. in the KHS auditorium. The popular event is a fund-raiser for After Prom and features juniors and seniors modeling casual and formal wear from local retailers as they dance to everyone’s favorite tunes.

This year’s hosts, seniors James Gruver and Hannah Amick, promise to keep the evening lively as they introduce the models and offer colorful commentary and insights. Also, don’t miss the performance by the Kenston Bomberette dance team. Tickets are $7 and all proceeds go to After Prom.

PTO Night Out

Kenston’s PTO Council will host its first annual Get to Know the PTO Night Out on March 26 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Panini’s, 540 E. Washington St.

Refreshments will be provided. Learn how PTO involvement can help.

Please contact PTO Council President Kim Phillips with any questions at 440-708-2702.

Gold Cards Available

All residents of Auburn and Bainbridge who are 60 years of age or older may obtain a free, lifetime “gold card,” which will admit them free of charge to any school sponsored event in which students participate, including home athletic events, musical and dramatic performances.

Gold cards are not valid when an event is sponsored by an organization other than the schools (P.T.O., Booster groups, etc.) as a fundraiser. Cards cannot be used for athletic events such as conference, regional or state playoffs.

Gold card membership can be obtained at the Kenston Board Office, 17419 Snyder Road.

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