Three Students to Represent Berkshire at Buckeye Boys State

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Three Berkshire students have been chosen to represent the district at the American Legion’s Buckeye Boys State program. Juniors Joseph Hughes, Nathan Schimmels, and Josiah Cheung will attend the eight-day seminar that focuses on democracy, politics, and citizenship beginning on June 10th and running through June 17th. The program takes place at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Each summer up to 1200 Ohio high school students participate in the program which began in 1936 and, according to the Legion’s website, is the largest program of its type in the country. At Boys State, young men learn about city, county, and state government through a non-partisan approach. Famous Boys State alumni include Neil Armstrong and Berkshire’s own Mr. Eric Higgs.

Berkshire Thespians present The Addams Family

On April 27-29, the Berkshire Thespians will stage their spring production of the musical comedy, The Addams Family. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon and tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Sunday afternoon, the Thespians are also offering a special lunch and show combo that will include a soup and sandwich lunch at 12:00 p.m. and tickets to the 2:00 p.m. matinee performance for $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Come support student theater and the Berkshire
Thespians.

Burton Elementary First Graders Explore States of Matter

First graders at Burton Elementary started their project with the exploration of water and ice; how it is formed and the changes that occur with different temperatures. Then they experimented with different solids, liquids, and gases. The children were able to see first hand how a solid candle changed into a liquid with heat. They were able to touch the melted wax that cooled into a solid. They also spent one morning rotating to each first grade classroom to experiment with different solids, liquids, and gases.

Mrs. Bittinger’s room experimented with steam by measuring and mixing liquids, boiling water, and then making Jell-o Jigglers. Once the Jell-o was cooled, they were able to enjoy a sweet treat! They also recorded their findings on a data collection sheet. Mrs. Mann’s class made Oobleck, we started with dry and wet ingredients, measured and mixed, then made a liquid that with applied force would change into a solid. It was so neat to see the solid change right before your eyes! The children worked with Mrs. Chase to discuss and record their predictions and data. What a great day! We came together as a first grade to learn and experiment what we were reading, researching, and writing about!

Pictured In Cover Photo: Berkshire High School juniors Joseph Hughes, Nathan Schimmels, and Josiah Cheung were chosen to represent the District at the American Legion’s Buckeye Boys State in June.

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