Tiger Cub Scouts meet

Tiger Cub Scouts meet from 1-2:15 p.m. March 27 at West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell. Explore nature in your own jungle, indoors or outdoors, so dress for the weather. All those attending, including adults, must register. Registration is required by phone only at 440-286-9516.

Six NDCL seniors advance to states

Based upon their performance in online regional competition, six Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin seniors will advance to the state competition of the Ohio Academy of Science’s Believe in Ohio program.

The NDCL students, who competed in the regional event in teams of three, represented the only winning teams of any Catholic high school in the state.

Zach DeRespiris, 17, of Chardon, Evan Fonash, 17, of Chagrin Falls and Mario Misiti, 18, of Mentor created a STEM commercialization plan for aerobic success enhancement masks (ASEM). These devices maximize athletic workouts by enabling users to adjust their aerobic capacity by controlling oxygen intake with a motorized ventilation system.

The STEM commercialization plan presented by Gabrielle Lynch, 18, of Waite Hill, Addison Schermer, 17, of Mentor and Rylee Yackin, 18, of Willoughby Hills detailed the development of anti-fog swimming goggles fabricated with two layers of hydrocarbon polymers and a water-absorbent hydrogel lining.

Believe in Ohio is a comprehensive, curriculum-based STEM and entrepreneurship program that seeks to create a culture of innovation by preparing high school students to contribute to Ohio’s innovation economy.

No freeze on learning

Despite Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin’s snow day last week on Feb. 16, Social Studies Department Chairwoman Molly Schneider moved forward with an online scholar exchange program in her College Credit Plus government classes, giving students the option to participate.

The exchange was with experts of the National Constitution Center with which students could interact and ask questions on the Constitution. Thirty-nine students ultimately chose to pause their snow day celebrations to log on to the Zoom session last week.

“They asked good questions and interacted thoughtfully with the session facilitator and a federal judge who spoke with us about the Constitution,” Mrs. Schneider said of her students.

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