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President Lincoln visits Williamsburg

Williamsburg Elementary third, fourth, and fifth grade students recently enjoyed a visit from President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was portrayed by Stan Wernz. In 2006, Wernz won the “Best Lincoln of 2005″ award from the Association of Lincoln Presenters (ALP).

Grant Career students excel in local competition

The Grant Career Center cosmetology students recently participated in a local SkillsUSA contest to earn a spot on the team competing at regional competition in early March. The students were competing for the opportunity to represent Grant in the SkillsUSA Cosmetology contest where they will showcase their skills in haircutting and styling.

New Richmond art students aid Haiti relief fund

New Richmond’s elementary visual arts teachers had an easy time coming up with a theme for their 2010 Ohio Youth Art Month project. Their students did it for them. The project resulted in students and staff at the district’s three elementary schools raising more than $1400 for the Red Cross Haiti relief fund.

Zoning issues are addressed by Amelia Village Council

A backlog of zoning issues was discussed during the Amelia Council meeting on Monday, March 15. According to administrative manager Julie Wartman, the village receives a number of calls each week regarding zoning issues and the small office staff does not have the ability to follow up on all the issues.

Grant students inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Grant Career Center inducted forty new members into the Elizabeth Abbott Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society on Feb. 19. 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, skill, honesty, and responsibility. Students are expected to achieve in all areas before membership is extended by the Society.

Live Oaks e-marketing students excel in district DECA competition

Eight Live Oaks students in the e-marketing program excelled in their categories in recent DECA district competition and will advance to state competition. The competitions offered students the chance to demonstrate their business and marketing skills to educators and business leaders.

Bubp attends ceremonial signing of House Bill 290

State Rep. Danny Bubp (R-West Union) attended the ceremonial signing of House Bill (HB) 290 at the Westland High School JROTC Invitational Drill Competition on Saturday, Feb. 27. Governor Strickland performed the signing of the bill, which adds JROTC as an elective to the Ohio CORE Curriculum. Without the passage of HB 290, Ohio would have been the only state not to grant graduation credit for JROTC.

Walker promoted at Duke Energy

Warren Walker has been named district manager, Community and Local Government Relations, for Duke Energy’s eastern Ohio service territory. He replaces Marvin Blade, who has moved into the central service territory area of Hamilton County. Walker joins Blade, Tim Abbott, who oversees Duke Energy Ohio’s northern service territory, and Rhonda Whitaker, who is responsible for the company’s Kentucky service territory.

New Richmond Middle School secretary named best in state

New Richmond Middle School secretary Mindy Graser has been named secretary of the year by the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators. The award came as a surprise to Mrs. Graser, who was nominated by NRMS principal Adam Bird.

Students celebrated Career and Technical Education Month

Students and faculty in career and technical education programs across the nation celebrated National Career and Technical Education Month during February. Career and Technical Education Month was established by the Association for Career and Technical Education to raise student, parent and educator awareness of the profound economic and technological changes in our society that are reflected in today’s workplace.

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