Spring BreakKenston Schools will be closed through April 21 for spring break. Classes will resume on April 22.Franklin B. Walter AwardSenior Jacob Ender has been…
Kenston Schools will be closed through April 21 for spring break. Classes will resume on April 22.
Franklin B. Walter Award
Senior Jacob Ender has been honored with The Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award. The program was established in 1990 by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association to recognize an outstanding senior student from each of the 88 counties within Ohio.
Jacob Enders has attended Kenston schools since first grade. He is ranked number one out of 251 seniors in the class of 2014 and he will graduate summa cum laude. Named an AP Scholar with Distinction, Jacob has taken 13 Advanced Placement courses earning straight A’s throughout his entire high school years.
Jacob is involved in numerous school clubs and groups including National Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Kenston Center Stage, Varsity Jazz, Academic Competition and Math Club, where he is president. He placed first and second at regionals this year with Science Olympiad and will go on to states next month. In February, he was a member of the Academic Competition team that placed second on the WEWS TV competition.
Outside of school, Jacob has volunteered over 250 hours of community service, including the Taste of Bainbridge and 150 hours at Montefiore Nursing Home, Ahuja Medical Center and University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center. He has performed annual with Accent on Youth, where he spoke out against substance abuse and bullying.
Jacob plans to study biomedical engineering and pre-medicine at Northwestern University, Duke University or Miami of Ohio.
Top 15 Honored
Kenston Academic Boosters honored the Top 15 senior scholars and the educator who had a special impact on their Kenston career.
Students being honored were Alexandra Belfi, Elianna Brichmann, Katherine Coverdale, Jacob Enders, Katherine Gross, Mackenzie Morehouse, Sarah Newcomb, Paul Palumbo, Alexander Pietros, Hannah Ramadan, Zachary Roshon, Joshua Sellers, Rachel Tuskes, Drew Weininger and Lori Zagar.
Educators being honored were Mr. Christian Barrus, Mrs. Beverley Buettner, Mrs. Brenda Bush Wahl, Mrs. Pamela Garrett, Mrs. Julia Green, Mrs. Charlotte Gruver, Mr. Anthony Marchesi, Mrs. Stephanie Martin-Shively, Mr. Edward Mason, Mr. Patrick Murphy, Mrs. Katy Nagaj, Mrs. Linda Nutter, Mr. Robert Segulin, Mrs. Anissa Smith and Mrs. Pamela Zeigler.
Kenston High School senior Hannah Johnson’s watercolor “Geauga Lake” was a regional winner in the Ohio Governors Youth Art Exhibition.
Eric Poe was selected Kenston’s Chagrin Valley Rotary Club Student of the Month for April. He maintains a 4.1 grade point average. He is a National Merit finalist, AP Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa winner. Eric also earned a perfect score of 36 on his ACT.
He was selected to participate in OMEA All-State Choir and Orchestra. For outstanding performance, Eric was awarded the Contemporary Youth Orchestra Brandt-Sersig family chair and Contemporary Youth Orchestra concerto competition winner. He also attended the Interlochen Arts Camp. He has been the principal percussionist for the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and Contemporary Youth Orchestra.
When not participating arranging music or participating in Varsity Jazz, chorus, concert band, marching band, jazz band or the pit orchestra at school, Eric has found time to participate in National Honor Society, swim team, yearbook, indoor track, student council and Principal’s Leadership Council. This year, he was also marching band president and field commander, wowing homecoming crowds as Ironman.
He plans to major in percussion performance and mechanical engineering.
District Art Show
The community is invited to celebrate Connections Kenston Schools 43rd annual District Student Art Show on April 29 from 6-9 p.m., with a gallery opening from 6-7 p.m., and April 30 and May 1 from 6-9 p.m. at Kenston High School, 9500 Bainbridge Road.
The art show will feature a variety of student artwork from all grade levels, including work inspired by famous artists and other cultures, wood and scrap sculptures, graphic design, mixed media illustrations, portraits and landscapes.
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