Kenston Intermediate School fourth-grader Juliana Shumaker, center, and her dog Maggie were awarded as winners of the “No. 1 Dog in Geauga County” essay contest in class. In attendance were, in the back row from left, Geauga County Dog Warden Matthew Granito, Administrative Assistant Pam McMahan, Auditor Charles Walder and Deputy Auditor Mary Beth Armao; and parents, front from left, Bill and Julie Shumaker.

Center Stage presents musical

Kenston Center Stage presents “Little Shop of Horrors” on March 18-20 at 7 p.m., also with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 20, in the Kenston High School, Robert A. Lee Auditorium. Limited socially distanced seating is available for this production. All audience members are required to wear facial coverings. For ticket information, contact

Debate Team completes season

The Kenston High School Speech and Debate Team placed 23rd at the state tournament with the team’s second best finish in its 22-year history. Eden Truax placed seventh in Declamation, Samantha Stephens placed 13th in Congressional Debate and Micah Greenberg placed 13th in Humorous Interpretation. Reaching quarter-finals were Colin Varga in Congressional Debate and Skylar Cinch in Humorous Interpretation.

Students recognized for compassion

Kenston Intermediate School announced their Students of the Month for February. Students selected for “Compassion Student of the Month” honors were fourth-graders Blakely Alfonso, Emerson Bargiel, Norah Bozarth, Morgan Cooley, Jackson Herbert, Gabrielle Kluesner, Amora Miller, Emma Scaccia, Grayson Smith, Will Szarka and Braiden Woodruff; and fifth-graders Olivia Abraham, Eva Caires, Brooke Carlson, Alivia Coro, Isabella Kovalski, Lauren Marble, BellaRayne Moorhead, Luca Poudevigne, Careese Rice and John Zaranec.

Submit photos for graduation

With graduation approaching, the Kenston Local School District is gathering photographs of the Class of 2021 during their school career, grades kindergarten through 12, to be released in conjunction with graduation. The district will also include photos of students’ favorite Kenston moments (first days of school, 100th day of kindergarten, Flat Stanley, athletics, class trips, etc.).

To submit photos, email digital images to with “Graduation Video Photos” in the subject line or bring paper photographs to school by dropping them off in the Guidance Office with your name and first block class on the envelope. Any pictures that are shared should include the student’s name printed on the back of each picture. Photos must be submitted by April 16.

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