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CHS Science Olympians Place in Top Ten at Westlake Invitational

It was a “Midwest Showdown” on Saturday, January 7, 2017, when Chardon Science Olympiad (Grades 9-12) competed at the Westlake Invitational held at Westlake High School. The Chardon Olympians went head-to-head with students from 59 schools hailing from Ohio and Michigan. Chardon High School team placed 7th overall and individual event awards included: 3rd Place – Ecology (Emily Muñoz and Nick Schragal) and Remote Sensing (Nick Schragal and Colby Williams); 4th Place – Disease Detectives (Arman Bayat and Richie Wainio); 5th Place – Invasive Species (Emily Muñoz and Asher Vokoun), Rocks and Minerals (Asher Vokoun) and Towers (Richie Wainio and Arman Bayat); 6th Place – Game ON (Colby and Drew Williams) and 7th Place – Experimental Design (Alex Schragal, Richie Wainio and Drew Williams) and Forensics (Liam Kerry and Emily Stern).

The goal of Science Olympiad is to improve the quality of science education through competitions similar to sporting events. Students compete in 23 events related to Social Science, Earth and Space Science, Physical Science and Chemistry, Technology and Engineering, and Inquiry and Natural Science. The Chardon Science Olympiad teams are led by Dr. Anne Clouser and Jake Adams with competition events mentored by community volunteers, including experts, professionals and team parents. Past teams have attended the national tournament several times and each group works towards the goal of competing nationally each season. The 2017 National Tournament will be held in Ohio at Wright State University, May 19th – 20th. For more information about our program or to donate towards our competition fees and/or supplies, visit Chardon Science Olympiad.

Pictured In Bottom Right Photo: CHS Science Olympiad places 7th overall at the Westlake Invitational

Pictured In Top Right Photo: At the January 5th men’s meeting of the VFW Post 6519, Chardon High School student Taylor Purchase presented a donation to Post Commander Bill Richardson. The Chardon teen held a local fundraiser on December 16th, with a Christmas lighting display at her home as part of her senior project, Hilltoppers for Veterans. The event was well attended and the end result was a donation of $1000 dollars to the Post. Taylor’s commitment to the lighting project and her involvement with the Veterans Day Program at Maple Elementary shows a deep respect for our veterans.

Board of Education Elects 2017 Officers

The Chardon Local Schools Board of Education held its annual Organizational Meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 where Board president and vice president were elected and meeting dates were set for the upcoming year. Karen Blankenship was elected president and Madelon Horvath vice president. Sheldon Firem was elected legislative liaison, Guy Wilson the student/staff liaison and Karen Blankenship the Chardon Schools Foundation liaison. The Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is set for Monday, January 23 at 6:30 PM.

Pictured In Bottom Left Photo: At the Chardon Board of Education’s annual Organizational Meeting held Wednesday, January 11, 2017, District treasurer Ashley Brudno swore in newly elected officers Karen Blankenship (President) and Madelon Horvath (Vice President).

Pictured In Top Left Photo: First graders in Katie Smith’s Art class at Maple Elementary experiment with sponge painting to add some snowy textures to their cityscapes

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