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DECA students share state conference projects with Rotarians


Bellefontaine High School DECA students shared snippets of their presentations for the group’s upcoming state conference with Bellefontaine Rotary Club members Monday.


The students spoke about their projects, which ranged from topics such as identity theft and distracted driving to DECA’s recent Logan County Bridal and Prom Expo event. 


Several local businesses and organizations assisted students with their projects. 


DECA members attending the March 13-14 conference in Columbus will be required to give 5-minute presentations based on 30-page papers they compiled. 


Katie Rychener, BHS DECA advisor, and 11 of her 49 DECA students attended the meeting. They included: Caleb Mitchell, Michaela Baker, Janay Logan, Sierra Rhoades, Javan Deslandes, Zack Cox, Jhealeen Ballesteros, Brenda Johnson, Kenzie Patton, Cayden Dement, Dean Smith, and Ms. Rychener's husband and Rotary member, Darrin "DECA Dad" Haubert.


DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.                                                                                                    


Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015

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Lenten fishfest

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Joe Steggeman prepares fish filets to go in the oven as other Knights of Columbus organization members prep meals for some of theestimated 300 customers during St. Patrick’s Catholic Church’s first Friday evening fish fry of the Lenten season. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 February 2015

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Baird takes DAR trophy


Benjamin Logan High School senior Caitlyn Baird was the winner of the local Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen contest, taking the traveling Madonna of the Trail trophy for year-long display at her home school.


She also earned a $100 scholarship prize. Her essay also was sent on to compete at the district level.


Other seniors recognized included Connor Mason of Bellefontaine High School, Levi Stapleton of Riverside and Courtni Pippin of the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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Sweet Rewards

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A total of 216 Bellefontaine High School students were invited to the Sweet Rewards event Friday, hosted by the BHS Academic Boosters to recognize pupils earning a minimum 3.25 grade point average. Students partook of a buffet of sweets, and had a chance to play a Price is Right game and participate in $400 worth of cash drawings. 

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Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015

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Laker winter court


Indian Lake High School will celebrate Valentine’s Day with the annual Snowball Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the school cafeteria. This week, students voted for the court, and selected senior Phil Golden, seated center, as king, Court members also include, from the left, clockwise, sophomore attendant Parker Grothaus, junior attendant Tim Arvin, freshman attendant Tristin Goings, and senior attendant Cody Bowles. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015

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CCS students receive ACSI award


Fifteen Calvary Christian High School sophomores and juniors recently were honored by the Association of Christian Schools International with the Distinguished Christian High School Student Award. The award was based on outstanding achievement in fine arts, leadership, athletics, and Christian service. Recipients were nominated by teachers, coaches and administrators. Award winners included Nathalie Thompson, Baylee Durnell, Amanda Koons, Maddie McGillis, Maykala Hartley, Jake Watkins, Austin Durnell, Peter Printz, Josh Wilt, Daniel Salmonowicz, Blake Wenger, Clayton Slemmons, Scott Brunson, Stephen Smithers and Alex McGillis. 


Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015

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Laker Zone winners announced

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Indian Lake Elementary School recently awarded Laker Zone T-shirts to dozens of students for the second quarter of the year. 


The Laker Zone is a long-time grant program that encourages students to help others, resist bullying and be hard workers in the classroom. 


Laker Zone winners included: kindergartners Scarlette Miller, Kail Shoffstall, Aurora Skyrabina Goslee, Tyler Tidwell, Liam Naumann, Jaxon Snipes and Garrett Gurka; first-graders Jack Cooper, Alyssa Powell, Weston Campbell, Jada Shroyer, Chazlance Moore and Gavin Spring; second-graders Kelsie Duncan, Talan Archer, Cyrus Cummins, Justin Zimmerman, Elijah Wolf, Isaiah Kirby and Jasmine Doty; third-graders Kaylee Overbey, Eva Carney, Dylan Valerio, Sydney Wright, Gillian Taylor, Brody Parsell and Paris Van Court; fourth-graders Hannah Gambrel, Brant Parsell, Grace Todd, Faith Tegtmeyer, Tia Tracey and Gavin Lones. 


Bus drivers also recognized students Aunaleigh Rains, Alem Kemp, Mason Champ and Autumn Brooks. 


In addition, more than 170 students were honored for perfect attendance during the second nine weeks. Kindergartener Jayden Skaggs and second grader Allison Evans were the winners of the bicycle of drawing.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015

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Blue Jackets activate Murray, sent Anderson down to AHL

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defenseman Ryan Murray off injured reserve and assigned right wing Josh Anderson to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015

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