Bear Elementary School participated in the Read Across America Reading week February 27-March 3. Each day was a different reading theme and had a spirit day linked to the theme. Each morning, a staff/community member read a book to the school. Those in our community who participated included: Bear teacher Matt Sundermann, Mayor Dick Church, Superintendent Dr. David Vail, and Miamisburg Resource Officer Ryan Copsey. The week's festivities concluded with a FaceTime visit from Miamisburg alumnus David Bruton. David had already picked out a book to read and has said he was dressed as a super hero.
The National Merit Scholarship Program has determined that Carlin Lockwood, who was among one of the 16,000 semi-finalists named in September 2016, has met all requirements to advance to Finalist standing in the competition. All finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2017.
Carlin (pictured with Principal Craig Morris and Counselor Sandy Sweetnich) received her Certificate of Merit today. The selection of some 7,500 Merit Scholarship winners from the group of finalists is now in progress. In March, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation will begin mailing scholarship offers to winners at their homes. Congratulations Carlin!
Miamisburg High School senior Stephanie Hulsman has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President's Volunteer Service Award.
The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.
Stephanie (pictured with Principal Craig Morris) volunteers with several community organizations including St. James Church and One Bistro.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), recognizes middle level and high school students across America for outstanding volunteer service. Congratulations Stephanie!
MVCTC Electrical Trades seniors were recognized on Thursday, January 26th, by the Southwest Ohio Division of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) for receiving the Annual Tool Bag Awards. Each year, the Southwest Ohio Division of the IAEI awards tool bags valued at $250 to Career Centers offering an electrical trades program in the 19 counties they serve.
MHS/MVCTC student Thomas Applegate was a recipient of one of those awards. In order to be considered for the Tool Bag Award, each student needed to submit a letter stating why they needed the tool bags and what they would do with the tools. Congratulations Thomas!
MVCTC Electives, Business, Information Technology, and Agriculture (EBITA) under the leadership of Supervisor, David Peltz, recognizes a Student of the Month each month during the school year. The award honors outstanding accomplishments and leadership in Career Tech Education.
January's Student of the Month is Mary Lauofo. Mary was nominated by her Veterinary Science Instructor, Dr. Christa Nealeigh. In nominating Mary, Dr. Nealeigh stated, "Mary is a dedicated student to both her Veterinary Science Class and her FFA Chapter. She uses every opportunity to share her passion, knowledge, and experiences." Mary serves as the Chapter Student Advisor and is also and MVCTC Student Ambassador. Congratulations Mary!
Muse Machine named Kaite Hubler (pictured at right-photo by Daniel Rader) as the recipient of the Muse Machine Mary-Kate Tews Scholarship. The scholarship was presented at the Victoria Theatre before a live audience. Kaite is a senior at Miamisburg High School and was featured in the cast of Muse Machine’s recent production of Hairspray.
This scholarship is named in memory of New Orleans-based, life-long arts advocate, Mary-Kate Tews. The scholarship celebrates the performer’s commitment, achievements and promising creative future.
Muse Machine is a nationally recognized arts education organization, providing creative experiences and resources for young people of the Miami Valley for the past 35 years. Since 1982, they have engaged thousands of students through academic-relevant lessons, workshops and in-school projects along with the highly acclaimed annual student musicals and concerts produced for the Miami Valley. For more information, visit www.musemachine.com. Congratulations Kaite!