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Local teens develop leadership strategies at national conference

This year, outstanding students from across the nation will take part in a unique leadership development program being held in 30 cities across the country. Themed Courageous Leadership, the National Young Leaders State Conference (NYLSC) helps young scholars take an intropestive and highly-personalized assessment of their leadership skills and abilities. Throughout the four-day program, students [ Read More ]

Latham’s ‘Cold Days in Hell’ published by Texas A&M University Press

A book by William C. Latham, Jr., describing the ordeal of American POWs in the Korean War, has been published by the Texas A&M University Press. Latham is the son of Bill and Mary Pat Latham, publishers of The Clermont Sun. He attended Batavia schools, and worked summers as a reporter for the family newspaper. [ Read More ]

Dolley Madison makes a visit to elementary school

The third, fourth and fifth grades of Williamsburg Elementary School recently enjoyed a visit from Dolley Madison, portrayed by Jan Pifer. This was the first of three programs during the year sponsored by the Williamsburg Harmony Hill Association. In May the Third Grades will visit Harmony Hill for Pioneer Days and in September the Fourth [ Read More ]

Williamsburg Students of the Month named

Students of the Month for February at Williamsburg High School are, from left, Allen-Michael Todd (Grade 11), Reghan Mc Carty (Grade 9), and Devon Campbell (Grade 9). Each student received a certificate and a Best Buy Gift Card.

Clermont Farm Service Committee meets quarterly

The four-member Clermont County Farm Service Agency committee meets quarterly. The committee has established to meet quarterly at 8:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the month on an as needed basis as its regular meeting time and the Clermont County FSA office as its meeting place. We will post a notice on the county [ Read More ]

Southwest Ohio Memorial Team established for 2013

Team elections were conducted at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post-9630 in Willowville, Saturday, Jan. 19 and the Military Rites Burial Team is ready for another busy year. In 2011, the Team performed 128 Military Rites funeral services. In 2012, the team completed 112 services for past military servicemen, women, Coast Guardsman, Merchantmen and CAP [ Read More ]

Felicity-Franklin High School awarded $6,000

Through the Community Grants program, Best Buy teams across the United States select non-profit organizations that give teens access to opportunities through technology to help them excel in school and develop 21st century skills. This year, the Best Buy Children’s Foundation will give $2.8 million in Community Grants. Grant amounts will average $4,000-$6,000 and will [ Read More ]

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes, and Fries holds grand opening

By Kristin Bednarski Sun staff Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes and Fries held a week long grand opening celebration March 9-16. The grand opening included a ribbon cutting ceremony, giveaways, specials and a “Big A Challenge” at the end of the week. Hwy 55 is a casual, sit-down restaurant that resembles a 1950s diner that opened [ Read More ]

Grant students compete at regional championships

Students from the Grant Career Center Chapter of SkillsUSA brought back 11 state-qualifying medals from the South Central Regional Skill Championships held in early March at the Scioto County Career Technical Center, Columbus State Community College, and the Columbus Sheet Metal Workers Local #24 Apprenticeship Training Hall. Bringing back a first place gold medal for [ Read More ]

Grant Career Center holds National Technical Honor Society induction

Grant Career Center inducted 29 new members into the Elizabeth Abbott Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society on March 1. Membership in the National Technical Honor Society is dependent upon outstanding characteristics in many areas of a student’s life. In addition to scholarship, the students are rated on such qualities as leadership, service, citizenship, [ Read More ]

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