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Eighth-grader wins spelling bee

The annual Kenston Local School District Spelling Bee was held on Jan. 24 with students in grades four through eight competing to represent Kenston at the Geauga County Spelling Bee in February.

Eighth-grader Jack Beclay won the district spelling bee by correctly spelling the word “intriguing” in a spell-off with sixth-grader Christopher Gregory.

For the list of top spellers, visit ChagrinValleyToday.com.

KHS parent conferences

Kenston High School will hold parent-teacher conferences on Feb. 13 from 4-8 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The parent-teacher conference is an opportunity for parents to learn about their child’s progress in school and for teachers to gain insight into their student’s home and community lives. The high school utilizes an “open” format with teachers at individual tables, set up in the gym, where parents can stop to see any or all of their child’s teachers. Contact your child’s team leader to set up an appointment if more time is needed than the allotted 5-10 minutes.

College Credit Plus meeting

College Credit Plus (CCP) is Ohio’s dual enrollment program that provides students in grades seven through 12 the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking courses from Ohio colleges or universities. To find out more about this program, parents and students are encouraged to attend the CCP Information Night on Feb. 13 in the Kenston High School Auditorium.

Several area college representatives will be available after the school’s presentation for questions and to provide more specific information. Mandatory handouts will be distributed that are required to be handed in before April 1 in order to participate in CCP for the 2020-21 school year. To learn more about CCP, visit https://www.ohiohighered.org/content/college_credit_plus_about.

AfterProm Fashion Show

The Kenston AfterProm Fashion Show will feature fashions through the decades on March 12 at 7 p.m. in the Kenston High School Auditorium. See the newest trends in formal prom wear, performances by the junior and senior classes and a guest appearance by the Kenston Sparklettes. Proceeds will benefit the 2020 AfterProm.

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