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Student signs to collegiate team

Cardinal High School senior Taylor Soltis signed her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for Division III Marietta College Nov. 21. She signed alongside her parents Adam and Stephanie Soltis and in front of her teammates and school administrators. Taylor first joined the team upon transferring in 2018 as a junior. She said one of her best memories from the season was beating Grand Valley, which Marietta coaches attended. She plans to finish her senior year strong playing basketball, softball and running for the track team. She also plans to major in neuroscience at Marietta.

Fifth-graders study nature

Each year all of the Cardinal fifth-graders spend time working with the Geauga Park District to learn more about the nature in their own backyard. Recently the park district came to Cardinal Middle School to teach the students about binoculars and how to best use them outdoors to spot objects. This is just one of six interactive lessons the fifth-graders will participate in throughout the year as part of their science curriculum. Their final lesson will include a field trip to one of the local parks to explore the great outdoors and apply what they’ve learned in the program.

Pumpkin structure construction

Jordak Elementary School third-graders used the science lab just before Halloween for a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) challenge. The objective was for students to work together in small groups to build a structure using candy corn and toothpicks that was strong enough to hold a 1- or 2-pound pumpkin.

Students honor veterans

Many veterans came to both Cardinal High School and Jordak Elementary School for special assemblies to honor their service. At CHS, members of the Key Club helped organize the event, which included a breakfast for the veterans, a performance by the Cardinaires and the CHS band, a speech from guest Jim Warren and a reading of Veterans Day essays.

At JES, the assembly included a presentation of the colors and flag folding ceremony by the Burton American Legion Post 459, a performance by the JES choir and a speech from guest Angel King.

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