Kenston Intermediate School Receives Technology Donation

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Kenston Schools are closed for the Winter Break. Classes resume for students on Wednesday, January 3rd. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

Technology Donation to Kenston Intermediate School

Thank you to Mr. Jean Makesh and his “Lantern Group” for the donation of a 49 inch Monitor, a padcaster studio, and chromecast technologies to the Kenston Intermediate School Media Center.

The monitor and chromecast will become a part of a collaboration station where students can work on projects together with the ability to “airplay” their screens as they work and present/critique finished technology projects. The display is an intrical part of collaboration for our 4th and 5th graders and assists them with fine tuning 21st century skills that are rooted in our everyday curriculum.

The padcaster will become a part of our iPad movie making studio with the green screen. The device allows our students to read from a teleprompter as they record their videos. This eliminates the students having to read handwritten or typed notes to fluently deliver their presentation, as well as, enhance the connection between the content in core classes with their knowledge of technology.

Speech & Debate

For the first time, Kenston placed first as a team at a speech and debate tournament, and accomplished that challenge at home at the Kenston Speech and Debate Tournament against 23 schools and roughly 260 competitors. Anna Soryal placed 2nd, Sarah Herbruck placed 4th, Morgan Spehar placed 7th and Kimberly Voudris placed 8th in Informative Speaking. Jessica Sunderhaft placed 2nd and Savannah Georgian placed 5th in Program Oral Interpretation. Adler Weber and Phillip Witmer-Rich placed 3rd in Duo Interpretation. Samara Benza placed 3rd and Karissa Sanchez placed 5th in Declamation. Emily Hall placed 5th in Original Oratory, and Kylee Pierson placed 6th in Dramatic Interpretation. The team of Marcus Novak and Okan Kardzhala placed 7th in Public Forum Debate with a three win and one loss record. Sam Selent placed 8th in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. A special recognition to Junior Kierna Chalmers who competed in her first tournament ever by debating whether NCAA student athletes ought to be paid at least minimum wage.

Pictured In Cover Photo: Jean Makesh, Assistant Principal Drew Trimble, Kelly Johnston and Principal Adam Fender.

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