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Summer Internships SelectionsThe Geauga Growth Partnership (GGP) has selected four NDCL students for the 2014 Geauga Growth Partnerships Internship Program, a program that helps high…

Summer Internships Selections

The Geauga Growth Partnership (GGP) has selected four NDCL students for the 2014 Geauga Growth Partnerships Internship Program, a program that helps high school students prepare for the workplace through paid internships with county employers during the summer.

Junior Cole Prots will intern at the Geauga Growth Partnership, senior Nicole Babiak at Troy Innovative Instruments, senior Joseph Cermak at Kinetico and senior Zach Shipley at NMS Certified Public Accountants.

The competitive application process included a written application as well as an interview.

Summer Reading Program

NDCL’s English and library/media departments have collaborated once again on the summer reading program, Reading between the Lions! English department chairperson Beth Walsh-Moorman and media specialist Amy Myers introduced the program last year to a roaring success.

“We wanted to give students more choice in what they read for their summer reading to instill more pleasure in reading,” said Mrs. Myers. “By creating more choice, students are more likely to read during the summer and hopefully creating some lifelong readers in the process.”

New this year was “Speed Dating with Books,” an introductory activity to get students more acquainted with the many selections. During visits to the library with their English classes, students had the opportunity to spend three minutes each with several books of their choice.

Each student selected one book through an online form. Book descriptions, assignments and instructions are also available online.

When school resumes in August, students and teachers will meet in small groups to discuss the books they read. Students will also participate in reflection activities on their reading.

Murder’s in the Heir

Wings 2014 will take the stage as NDCL students bring to life the full-length mystery-comedy, “Murder’s in the Heir,” by Billy St. John, presented through special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service. Seniors Austin Drozin and Katie Moorman will direct the production on May 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pat and Janet O’Brien Center for the Performing Arts.

When Simon Starkweather (senior Connor Hren) calls all of his family to Starkweather mansion for the weekend, they don’t know what to expect. However, he reveals that he has bequeathed generous portions of his multi-billion dollar fortune to his playboy great nephew, Jordan (junior Cole Prots), nieces Fiona and Paula (senior Madeline Wenzler and freshman Savanah Insana) and his only grandson, Simon III (senior Joseph Frankhauser).

But, then comes the real twist — lawyer Lois Van Zandt (senior Mary Boslett) announces that in a few hours this will becomes invalid. Of course, these former heirs are not pleased with this decision, so it’s no surprise that they all have their weapons and motive to murder the elderly billionaire before their fortunes change officially. As the heirs roam the house with their method and motive to murder Simon, the lights go out and Simon is, indeed, dead. However, Simon III is determined to find the killer, assisted by the smart and tough private detective, Mike Davis (senior Mark Mullinger).

The cast is completed by his snarky cook, Minerva (junior Jade Shimooka); his strict housekeeper, Mrs. Trent (senior Jayla Burton); his shy maid, Nancy (sophomore Josephine Ziganti); his butler, Bensonhurst (junior Sean Mucha); his nurse, Miss Withers (sophomore Amanda Spangler); his not-so-bright handyman, Rufus Jones (sophomore Chandler Brandetsas); and his personal secretary, Kathy Collins (sophomore Katie Malish). The show also features freshman David Prots and sophomore Megan Moorman playing the roles of Austin and Katie.

Seniors Katie Wodyka and Kate Avsec will serve as costumers, Laura Paganini as the technical director and junior Alexandria Aytay as the stage manager. This entire production is under the guidance of Performing Arts Department chairperson Shirley Ivancic Stall with the technical help of English teacher Derek Green.

Admission is free for all NDCL students. For all others, the cost is $7, payable at the box office.

Camp Registration Open

This summer, NDCL will sponsor summer camps for elementary school students entering grades 3-8. Sports camps currently offered are: baseball, boys and girls basketball, football, hockey, boys and girls lacrosse, boys and girls soccer foot skills, strength and conditioning, boys and girls tennis, and girls volleyball.

For dates, times and camp descriptions, visit ndcl.org. Questions should be directed to Athletic Director Frank Platzar or call 440-279-1072.

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