Happy Holidays from Kenston Schools!

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Kenston Schools will be closed for the Winter Break beginning Thursday, December 21st. Classes resume for students on Wednesday, January 3rd.

Speech and Debate

Bringing its largest team ever, including two tournament champions, Kenston High School placed 3rd out of 23 teams at the Olmsted Falls Speech & Debate tournament on Saturday, November 2nd. Tia Speece in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Savannah Georgian in Program Oral Interpretation were tournament champions. Tia is Kenston’s first State Qualifier for the year, and is still undefeated on the season, winning 17 debates in a row. Competing in their first high school tournament ever were Kaleigh Seely, who placed 2nd place in Big Questions Debate, and Philip Witmer-Rich and Adler Weber who placed 3rd place in Duo Interpretation. Also placing for Kenston were: Jessica Sunderhaft 2nd place Program Oral Interpretation; Samara Benza 3rd place Declamation; Emma Nidy 3rd place Dramatic Interpretation; Haley Hall 4th place Declamation; Morgan Spehar 5th Place Informative Speaking; Megan Herbruck and Savannah Georgian 5th Place Duo Interpretation; and Samantha Kirschman 6th Place Program Oral Interpretation. We’d also like to recognize Colin Varga who for the first time served as one of the presiding officers in Congressional Debate and to our freshman debaters who defeated teams from Chagrin Falls, Gilmour, Hawken, University School, and Hathaway Brown.

Ohio Band Director’s Conference Honor Band

The University of Akron was host to the annual Ohio Band Directors Conference. The OBDC Honor Band is comprised of musicians representing high schools from throughout the state of Ohio. Four Kenston band members participated: (l-r) Niklas Hunder, Kayleigh Fisher, Audrey Oleskiewicz, and Claire Rottman. Special congratulations to Kayleigh Fisher and Claire Rottman for being selected first chair in their respective sections.

Squirrel Art

At Kenston’s Timmons Elementary School, One School One Book is not just a Book Club, it is everywhere. Scenes from the book decorate the halls and second grader, Nicola Jahn in Mrs. Julie Taylor’s art classes is drawing and painting squirrels just like Ulysses, the Superhero Squirrel, in Kate DiCamillo’s adventure Flora & Ulysses. The artwork will be incorporated into a building collage.

Pictured In Cover Photo:  Second grader, Nicola Jahn in Mrs. Julie Taylor’s art class working on her painting.

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