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While the numbers he holds are inflated, the points certainly are not. West Geauga High School junior Josh Irwin passed the 1,000 career points mark during a Jan. 17 basketball game in front of a packed home crowd against Perry High School. West Geauga went on to win the game 58-55. Josh is the first student athlete to accomplish this as a junior in West Geauga history.

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Student Athletes of the Month

Seniors M’Jahlee Thomsen and Josh Moriarity are the Hillcrest Insurance Student Athletes of the Month for January.

M’Jahlee is on the girls’ basketball team. She is on the Honor Roll and was Kiwanis Student of the Month. She is a three-year letter-winner and was Offensive Player of the Year last year. She is a captain on the girls’ basketball team and plans to play in college and major in social work.

Josh is on the wrestling team. He helped lead his team to a third-place finish in the Revere Duals going 5-0 with four pins. He is a multiple-time letter-winner in both football and wrestling. Josh is a Merit Role Student and plans to attend Lakeland Community College in the fall.

Board members sworn into office

In January, West Geauga Local School District Treasurer Karen Penler issued the oath of office to members of the West Geauga Board of Education. Ben Kotowski and Kathy Leavenworth were sworn in as reelected board members. Chet Ramey was sworn in as vice president of the Board of Education, and Dr. William Beers was sworn in as the Board of Education president.

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