The West Geauga Science Department hosted a STEM Fair that included various competitions for students to showcase their science, technology, engineering and math talents...
WGHS STEM Fair
The West Geauga Science Department hosted a STEM Fair that included various competitions for students to showcase their science, technology, engineering and math talents.
Individual project winners are: Grant Congdon, first place; Bryn Morgan, second place; andWill Northup, third place.
Junk Box Wars winners are: Bryn Morgan, Grant Congdon and Aidan Dondero, first place;Zack Zebrowski, Parker Ohlsen and Colin Janson, second place; Aiste Berzinskas, Samantha Arrigo and Nicole Ferrando, third place; and Aidyn Koshar, Josh Nemunaitis and John Patton, design.
Math competition winners are: Megan McGinnis, first place; Reilly Lewis, second place; and Aidan Dondero, third place.
WGMS Book Drive
The West Geauga Middle School Student Council sponsored a gently used-book drive, in which all homerooms competed to be the top-collecting class. The event brought in 1,038 books to share with Women United of the United Way of Geauga County. Thank you to the Student Council for organizing a great event.
WG District Power of the Pen
West Geauga was among 35 middle schools that attended the district Power of the Pen Competition held at University School. Representing the district were Isla Yellen, Capri Burch, Caroline Yeager, Gabby Ohlsen, Lena Wright, Janna Winningham and Aurora Pavick. The students spent the day writing stories in three timed sessions responding to creative prompts.
While West Geauga eagerly awaits the full results to learn who will move forward to the regional tournament in March, already qualifying was seventh-grader Aurora Pavick, who placed ninth overall at the competition.
Words Make a Difference
The phrase of the month at WGMS is “Change Your Words, Change Your World.” Students learned how the words they choose can impact and influence others, either for the positive or negative, and the importance of choosing words wisely. An interactive lesson demonstrated how positive words can help change the world.
WGMS Wrestling Team CVC Tournament
Twelve members of the middle school wrestling team traveled to Perry to take part in the CVC middle school tournament, which historically marks the end of their middle school wrestling season.
“We just showed up and did what we came here to do,” Danny Sizler said.
Coaches Daren Horvath, Larry Welker and Dan Sizler II were very proud of the way all of their wrestlers battled at the tournament. Not only did they wrestle with a winning one-match-at-a-time mindset, but they were exemplary teammates encouraging each other mat-side, win or lose.
“The wrestlers have really come together as a team this season,” coach Horvath said. “I only wish we had more time with this group of kids.”
Placing first in their weight classes at the tournament were Danny Sizler at 122 pounds and Blake Welker at 172 pounds. Austin Wheatley finished second at 150 pounds, Nick Kreischer took fifth at 110 pounds, Dan Federico took fifth at 128 pounds, and Cole Welker was sixth at 134 pounds.