Kenston School News
May 12, 2022 by Staff Report

Kenston High School is pleased to announce its Students of the Month for May....

KHS Students of the Month

Kenston High School is pleased to announce its Students of the Month for May.

Students selected were freshmen Ben Axelrod and Rocco DeLuca; sophomores Moises Martinez and Madison Schmoldt; juniors Mariam Arshad and Sophia Cartellone; and seniors Victoria Scott and Ashley Watts.

RePlay for Kids

Kenston High School students in Mr. Christian Barrus’ AP physics and engineering classes adapted toys for children with disabilities. The high school has a longstanding partnership with RePlay for Kids, a non-profit organization that works with volunteers to repair and adapt toys for children in Northeast Ohio. Students learn basic electronics, problem-solving and the importance of adapting devices to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

Athletic Signing Day

Eight Kenston High School student-athletes recently signed their letters of intent to continue their successful athletic careers as they compete next year in college.

Skylar Cornell will compete in soccer at Canisius College. Football player Cale Doyle will attend Wake Forest and study business administration. Joe Drsek will continue his swimming career at the University of Mount Union. Brendan Garvey will play lacrosse at Baldwin Wallace University and major in finance. J.P. Germano will continue his football career at John Carroll University. Sophia Mighton will continue her soccer career playing in Spain for FC Malaga City Femenino. Baseball player Shane Rothlisberger will attend Marietta College and study finance. Ryan Stuart will compete in cross country and track at Allegheny College and major in community and justice studies.

Rotary Senior

In May, Kaitlyn McFadden was selected as Kenston’s Chagrin Valley Rotary Club Student of the Month. She maintains a 4.34 grade point average and will be graduating summa cum laude with an AP Capstone and honors diploma and community service cord. Kaitlyn has received Student of the Year honors in AP European history, Honors biology and chemistry. She has earned recognition from the College Board as a scholar with distinction. She is also proud to be honored with the President’s Award for Educational Excellence for all four years of high school.

She played tennis all four years, earning a varsity letter and being recognized with Scholar Athlete honors. She is a dedicated member of the National Honor Society and participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Student of the Year” program.

Kaitlyn enjoys working with children and has worked as a camp counselor and babysitter. She also has volunteered in the community as a group leader for vacation Bible school and organized supply drives for the Geauga County Department of Aging and Rescue Village Humane Society.

Kaitlyn will be attending The University of Kentucky this fall to major in public relations with a minor in journalism.

Science Olympiad

The KMS Science Olympiad team saw great success as they placed eighth in the state tournament. Their achievement can be attributed to the students’ hard work and dedication and their advisers. The Ohio Science Olympiad State Tournament is the culmination of outstanding team performances from Ohio’s eight regions. This is the fifth consecutive year that the team has finished in the top 10 in Ohio.

The following KMS students received awards in their respective events: Taking second place in Electric Wright Stuff were Henry Marth and Ryan Menary; taking fifth place in Crime Busters were Ryan Menary and Charlotte Syslo; and taking fifth place in Dynamic Planet was Will Drushell.

Kenston Conversations

Kenston residents are invited to join the superintendent and members of the administrative team at Sirna’s Pizza in Auburn Township on May 17 from 5-6 p.m. to talk about what is happening at Kenston Schools.