Kenston High School and Middle School Teams Competed in the Northeast Ohio Regional RoboBots Competition

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Kenston High School and Middle School teams competed in the Northeast Ohio Regional RoboBots Competition at Lakeland Community College. The Alliance for Working Together Foundation partnered with the National Robotics League to create an event to engage students and spark interest in manufacturing, science, math and engineering.

This hands-on career exploration opportunity allows them to truly experience what it means to work in manufacturing as they design and build a RoboBot. Josh Timmons coaches the team.

National Merit Finalists

Two Kenston High School seniors who were named National Merit Finalists have been offered college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards. This is the final step of the National Merit Scholarship Program and we are proud to announce:

Jacqueline Jeromin received the National Merit Northwestern University Scholarship sponsored by Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Abigail Vossler received the National Merit University of Cincinnati Scholarship sponsored by the University of Cincinnati of Ohio.

From approximately 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, only 16,000 were named Semifinalists. In order to advance to become a Finalist, the students had to fulfill several requirements including a detailed application and maintaining a very high academic performance. All winners of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships were chosen from the group of nearly 15,000 distinguished Finalists.

Ovations go to . . . 

Kenston’s Center Stage was honored by the Geauga Council for Arts and Culture at the 17th annual Ovation Awards for area high school musicals. Area directors reviewed five other school’s shows and recognized the best elements in acting, music, technical theater, and a category of their choosing.

The Addams Family was honored with the following awards: Technical Achievement, Student Pit Orchestra; Vocal Music Achievement Award, Nathan Wasinski for his performance as Gomez Addams; Acting Achievement Award to Colin Montville for his portrayal of Uncle Fester; and “Wild Card” Award for Acting and Vocals of “the ancestors” (ensemble). Senior Kaila Walker was recognized as the MVP of the show for her work as stage manager.

U.S. News and World Report ranks Kenston High School

U.S. News and World Report 2018 Best High Schools highlighted Kenston as one of the top-performing public schools in Ohio and the country. Kenston received a silver medal. “It is an honor, once again, for Kenston High School to be recognized as a Best High School from US News & World Report. The recognition received is a tribute to our outstanding students and staff for their exceptional work and efforts in our classrooms. We have shown continued progress in this national ranking. The results are a direct reflection of our district goals,” said Principal Tom Gabram. The rankings are based on state assessments in math and reading, graduation rates and how well students are prepared for college – using Advanced Placement test data as the benchmark for success.

On the Ohio list, Kenston ranked 36th with a national ranking of 981. The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 20,500 public schools nationwide.

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