Kenston School News
January 11, 2024 by Staff Report

Congratulations to the nine Kenston High School groups of students who presented at KHS INCubator Pitch Night on Dec. 7...

INCubator Pitch Night

Congratulations to the nine Kenston High School groups of students who presented at KHS INCubator Pitch Night on Dec. 7. The event was part of the Student Incubator Experience where students ideate, develop and iterate a startup business throughout the semester culminating at a live pitch event. Each group did a fantastic job impressing the board of advisors and the audience with their products and presentations.

The pitch presenters were: BRND – Ben Burlinghaus, Nolan Gelin, Dylan Krupp; and Owen Ryan; Nice Cream – Sophia Alandt, Summer Corcoran and Emily Phillips; Elemental Insoles – Mustafa Arshad, Cullen Fehring, Ryan Menary and Nico Monger; Shmexers – Aspen Basel, Soledad Carrion, Gavin Greulich and Cole Koslen; Outliers Thrift – Colin Drotleff, Alex Greenwald-Magadan, Adam Krupsa and Jack Miller; Clip It Co. – Josh Koltas, Aidan Matasar, Jack Purcell and Charlie Thompson; BITE – Dominic DiFini, Devin Macsuga, Sam Myles and Brooke Race; Sculpted – Jimmy Cerha, Charlie Cianciolo and Alex Wood; and Underground Eats – Peter Lioudis, Tom Lowe, Chase Lyon, and Mason Zagorski

Nice Cream took first place, and BITE and Outliers Thrift tied for second place.

Thank you to the many people who helped make the course and event happen. Ava Marcoguiseppe and Tyler Jones were wonderful master of ceremonies. Thank you to Mr. Kepreos, Mr. Murphy, and Mr. Tripi for their work in implementing this new business course at Kenston High School. Thank you to the Board of Advisors – Mr. Dooley, Mrs. Fontana, Mr. Glubiak, and Mr. Soryal –  for their support and feedback. Thank you to all the mentors who worked with the students, sharing their time and talents.

For more information about the INCubatoredu class and to watch a video made by Kenston Bomber Media student Kaden Selby, visit

Incoming Kindergarten Orientation

Information night for incoming kindergarten parents will be held on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. for children entering kindergarten in August. Children must be five (5) years old on or before Sept. 30, 2024.

Information about kindergarten and the registration process will be shared in person at Timmons Elementary School, 9595 East Washington St.

Kenston Conversations

Kenston residents are invited to join Superintendent Steve Sayers on Jan. 25 from 1-2 p.m. at South Franklin Circle for Kenston Conversations. It is an opportunity to speak with Mr. Sayers, enjoy a cup of coffee and talk about Kenston. All Bainbridge and Auburn residents are welcome to attend the informal conversation session.

KMS Musical Production

Kenston Middle School will be presenting “Nickoledoen’s The SpongeBob Musical Junior Edition” at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 and 26 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Kenston High School, Robert A. Lee Auditorium.

The show is based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg and the book by Kyle Jarrow. When the citizens of Bikini Bottom discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home, SpongeBob and his friends must come together to save the fate of the undersea world. With lives hanging in the balance and all hope lost, a most unexpected hero rises up. The power of optimism really can save the world.

The cast and crew are comprised of Cameron Acker, Harper Alexander, Owen Altmann, Defne Ates, Scarlett Bellan, Maylin Bryan, Brooke Carlson, Katie Colwell, Landyn Crowley, Lily DeCourcey, Anya DeWitt, Allison Dombrowski, Marilyn Dombrowski, Kaleb Hartfelder, Caden Hunter, Camden Hunter, Amelia Jenson, Pearl Johnson, Abigail Kirby, Georgia LeFeber, Stella Loveland, Ian McCallin, Collin Menary, Evelyn Mills, Penelope Morales, Savannah Morris, Thea Ness, Jillian Plavcan, Zach Radefeld, Kiefer Schatz, Esther Shindika, Maria Shindika, Lily Shumaker, Juliana Shumaker, Sam Spencer, Madeleine Stice, Eniyah Strong, Rob Wenger, Eva Zaranec and Jack Zaranec.

General admission tickets will be available online at – Kenston Box Office.

KIS Students of the Month

Kenston Intermediate School Students of the Month for December were selected for “gratitude” honors. They were fourth-graders Weston Balderson, Mykelti Ball, Aria Catania, Noah Greaves, Gio Kantura, Liliah Rankin, Martin Steimle and Savannah Susman; and fifth-graders Mavia Corea, Luca Cuffari, Horatio Cummings, Ryan DeWalt, McKenzie Huff, Arden Keller, Anderson Schneider, Beatrice Seidenwand, Blake Snelson, Ella Soder, Gigi Spada and Emily Weiner.

KMS Student of the Month

Kenston Middle School recognized its Students of the Month for December. They were sixth-graders Giavanna Hager, Nikita Pavlov, Esther Shindika and Joseph Somich; seventh-graders, Macie Amstutz, Carson Fenner, William Freshman and Sia Taylor; and eighth-graders Noah Butler, Maylin Bryan, Zachary Radefeld and Alayna Taylor.

KMS Students of the Quarter

Kenston Middle School students were recognized as Students of the Quarter by their encore teachers in art, music, physical education, foreign language and technology. First quarter students selected were sixth-graders Dominic Strano and Delaney Tubbs; seventh-graders Olivia Boehnlein and Levi Kunzler; and eighth-graders Maylin Bryan and Jax Kantura. Students of the second quarter were sixth-graders Violet Myers and Patricio Roblesgil-Ambrosi; seventh-graders Matthew Clark and Marissa Maldonado; and eighth-graders Henry Marth and Sofiya Pavlova.

KHS Students of the Month

Kenston High School Students of the Month for January are ninth-graders Zoe LeFeber and Anthony Intelisano; 10th-graders Callen Buchanan and William Drushel; 11th-graders Jacob Kovalski and Emily Kovatch; and 12th-graders Michelle Antipov and Dylan May.