The Greater Milford Events and Arts Council has announced the launch of its website – www.gmeac.org. The goal of the website is to provide up-to-date information about community happenings in the greater Milford area and to create demand for inventive events using GMEAC services.
On Sunday, March 7 the Felicity-Franklin FFA kicked off the 2010 FFA week by attending church at the Felicity Christian Church to raise FFA awareness in the community. After church the FFA members and their families gathered to eat lunch at the school. This allowed the parents of our FFA members to become more involved in our chapter.
A high school student from Clermont Northeastern High School is honored at the first Batavia Rotary Club meeting of each month during the school year. These students live their lives in a manner that exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.” Ashley Gilkerson was honored as the club’s “Student of the Month” for March 2010.
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).
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’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.
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 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.
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.
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.