Kenston competed in Vermilion’s combined middle school and novice high school debate tournament on October 28th. Freshmen Ben Millard, Nick Sanchez, Brennan Fisher, and Henry Cregar tied for 1st in Public Forum Debate, while Delaney Bochenek tied for 1st in Lincoln Douglas debate. In Middle School Congressional Debate, Cadie Matty placed 1st, Alex Prodan placed 2nd and Ryann Greulich placed 3rd. Peter Como went undefeated and placed first in the Big Questions Debate.
Pedro Michels has been selected Kenston’s Chagrin Valley Rotary Club Student of the Month in October. He maintains a 4.4 GPA. In his sophomore year, Pedro received Academic Awards in Mathematics, English, Social Studies, and received the Hugh O’Brian Leadership Award, therefore being named as Kenston’s representative for the HOBY Seminar Program. As a junior he was awarded both the President’s Award for Educational Excellence and AP Scholar with Distinction.
Throughout his tenure at Kenston High, he has dedicated much of his time to extracurricular memberships. He strives to grow collective interest in the Speech and Debate Team, which he has been a participant for four years. He is a member of National Honor Society, secretary of PACK, and has
worked alongside Mrs. Deborah Kramer in developing a new club called Cultures Without Border, whose goal is to help multi-ethnic and foreign exchange students assimilate into the community, discuss current events pertaining to immigration, and inspire cultural awareness in the Kenston community.
Pedro is a member of the Cross Country Team and Tennis Team, and volunteers as a court-side regulator in Youth Orange-Ball Tournaments, and in a youth running camp this summer. His volunteerism goes outside of the district as he has devoted many hours of volunteer work at the Cleveland Clinic through the Junior Ambassador Program, and the pediatric section of the APAMI Oncology Center in Petrolina, Brazil. His love for playing the guitar has also encouraged him to help and mentor summer rock camps at Warren Henry Music.
He plans to attend college and major in Statistics, Business, or Political Science with a double major or minor in French Language.
The holiday season will bring new items to the Bomber Hanger. Stay cozy with fleece jackets, flannel PJs, hoodies, headbands, and winter hats for the whole family! The Kenston spirit wear retail store at the stadium will continue to be open on Tuesdays (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) and Fridays (10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) throughout November! It will head over to the high school in December, where you’ll see it as a “Pop-up” shop in the cafeteria at various events.