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Wheels on bus go round and round

Did you know that Kenston’s Transportation Department drives 2,955 miles a day? That equals driving to Key West, Florida and back in the same day. Lead Bus Mechanic Anthony Weatherholt reviews pre-trip procedures during back-to-school driver in-service. Thank you to all our drivers and mechanics for their care in transporting our most precious cargo every day.

Senior named Merit Semifinalist

Kenston High School senior Michael Overman has been named a 2022 National Merit Semifinalist. He joins approximately 16,000 nationally that will now compete for 7,500 scholarships worth nearly $30 million. Semifinalists must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, and are endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT or ACT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test. He represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors.

High school commends students

Kenston High School has announced their list for September’s students of the month. For the full list, visit chagrinvalleytoday.com.

Class officers announced

Kenston High School class officers recently were announced after being elected by their peers. For the full list, visit chagrinvalleytoday.com.

Kenston Center Stage musicals

The suspense is over. Kenston Center Stage is excited to announce its two productions for this year. “Father Knows Best” will debut November 4-6 and the Disney musical, “The Little Mermaid” will be performed April 21-23.

Leadership Geauga Youth Institute

During the summer, Kenston students Rosario Betton, Victor Como, Nathaniel Kirschman, Julia Lechak, Nate Schaedler and Luke Smith participated in the 2021 Leadership Geauga Youth Institute. This program is a mentoring opportunity when students are paired with a community member in a profession or area of interest the student would like to explore. As emerging leaders, students were introduced to places, programs and people in Geauga County in the areas of government, business, nonprofits and health and safety.

Senior Rosario Betton spent the summer working as an Intern in the Leadership Geauga office. “I learned about all these places, and people that I wouldn’t have known were in Geauga County,” she said of the experience, “I have networked with lots of great people.”

Homecoming parade

The Kenston Homecoming Parade is Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. The parade will feature the Kenston band and drill team, building floats and individual participants. The theme this year is “Fall Harvest.” The parade will begin in the high school staff parking lot. Please park between the middle school and intermediate school and view from the lawn of the middle school.

Military Wall of Honor

In partnership with the district, the Kenston Alumni Association has created a Military Wall of Honor. It was unveiled on Veterans Day 2018. We continue to add and recognize graduates as their information is submitted.

The group is proud of the brave and selfless service members who graduated from Auburn, Bainbridge or Kenston high schools. The association wanted to recognize their service to the country with the Kenston Schools Alumni Military Wall of Honor program.

To submit information, to honor graduates and/or employees who are active or veterans of the United States Armed Forces, please visit kenstonlocal.org or call 440-543-9677.

Safe school hotline

The Ohio Department of Education has partnered up with Ohio Homeland Security to offer all Ohio school districts a safe and secure tip line. The tip line can be anonymous, or callers have the option to leave contact information. Any threatening information or suspicious activity will be assessed by the Homeland Security team to determine the level of the threat. If it’s determined to be a high-level threat, they will communicate directly with local law enforcement and the school district.

Information that is only school-related, such as bullying, social media issues or other school-related information, will be routed directly to the school administrators to address.

To provide any information, please contact 844-SAFEROH or 844-723-3764.

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