Chardon School News
September 23, 2021 by Staff Report

Chardon High School senior Charlotte Bennett has qualified as a 2022 National Merit semifinalist...

National Merit Recognition

Chardon High School senior Charlotte Bennett has qualified as a 2022 National Merit semifinalist. The prestigious achievement provides Charlotte with the opportunity to continue in the competition among approximately 16,000 other semifinalists nationwide.

Chardon Schools wishes Charlotte the very best as she looks ahead to vie in the spring 2022 competition for one of the 7,500 National Merit Scholarships collectively worth a total of nearly $30 million.

BOE Welcomes Student Liaisons 

Superintendent Mike Hanlon introduced Chardon High School seniors Morgan Fisher and Sebastian Marker at the Aug. 16 regular board meeting as the appointed student liaisons to the Chardon board of education for the 2021-22 school year. The two seniors, both of whom have attended the district’s schools since kindergarten, delivered their first BOE liaison presentation at the Sept. 20 board meeting.

Student liaison responsibilities include attendance at the board’s regular monthly meetings to share CHS academic and student life highlights, including achievements, community service projects, athletic accomplishments, special events and more.

Both Fisher and Marker exemplify leadership through their involvement in many facets of CHS student life.

Fisher serves as the school’s National Honor Society president and is a member of the school’s student council and Model United Nations. She is also a student athlete on the Hilltopper varsity cross country, track and field and swim teams. Her post-graduation aspirations include college enrollment to major in data science and minor in political science or environmental science with attainment of a doctorate degree one of her long-term goals.

Marker serves as the school’s executive student council president, the NHS vice president of communications and member of the Model U.N. He is also a student athlete on the school’s varsity soccer and tennis teams. His post-graduation plans include enrollment in college to study mechanical engineering.

Broadmoor Mentorship Picnic

Forty-two Chardon High School students, led by teachers Rob Mizen, Sharon Zdesar and Brian Long, united with over 60 Broadmoor Integrated Preschool families on Sept. 15 for a picnic at the Eleanor B. Garfield Park in Mentor.

Joan Sinclair, a Chardon Schools bus driver of 13 years, provided bussing for CHS students and staff members to and from the event.

Sponsored by the Lake County Board of DD/ Deepwood, the Garfield Park picnic event has become an annual tradition in recent years for CHS and Broadmoor students.

The picnic generated smiles and a sense of connectedness for both age groups of participants, outshining the clouds and rain from the skies that day. In between the raindrops, Hilltopper and Broadmoor students enjoyed fishing, face-painting, playground time, bubble-blowing and lunch together.

“What a wonderful day for a picnic,” said Broadmoor School’s adapted physical education teacher Sara Jones. “The picnic is a great opportunity to bring the community together for a day full of new friendships and fun. Thank you Chardon High School volunteers for helping make this a memorable picnic for our preschool students and families.”

Among the participating Hilltoppers were students from the high school’s Teen Leadership class, Actively Caring for People chapter, Interact Club, Chardon Academy and athletics program.

Mrs. Zdesar said Chardon students went above and beyond to make the parents and children of Broadmoor feel special throughout the day and their parents should be very proud of the young ladies and gentlemen they have raised.

Broadmoor School Early Childhood Supervisor Liz Miller also expressed a sense of pride in her observation of the CHS participants.

“As a Chardon alumni and parent, I am proud to be able to see the students from Chardon be ambassadors for accepting and including students of all abilities,” said Miller.