Chardon High School’s 2019-20 Academic Decathlon Team has been busy studying this year’s curricular theme “In Sickness and In Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness”.
“Students are currently working hard with an eye toward regional competition in January,” said CHS Academic Decathlon Coach Allen Herner.
The 2019-20 team comprises the following CHS students: seniors Joshua Campbell, Theresa “Reese” Schneider, Hannah Holbert, Meredith McKeon, Megan MacCartney, and Kaylie Malloy; junior Brendan Sarbach; sophomore Paige Yamamoto; and freshmen Nathan Eads, Jacob Schneider and Elizabeth “Betsy” Lessick.
Chardon Schools Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides educational grants throughout the District, is funding the team’s study materials and competition fees.
Economics Project Serves Local Non-Profit
As part of their economics curricular unit, Munson Elementary third-grade students created handmade pet toys for sale to fellow students and their families during the months of November and December. The third-grade students handcrafted such items as cat teasers, braided toys, scarves, and bottle crunchers.
The end goal of the project was to donate the profits to Marilyn’s Voice, a non-profit animal rescue, rehabilitation and adoption services organization located in Mentor. Brian Buemi, a third-grade teacher at Munson Elementary, reported that the school’s third-grade students’ project was a tremendous success, resulting in a total donation of $702.00 to Marilyn’s Voice.
- Pictured In Top Left Photo: Park Elementary first-grade student Chloe Gaddis proudly displays the clay pinch pot she made during a December art class led by teacher Beth Stickley.
- Pictured In Top Right Photo : Mason Pinzone, a sixth-grade Chardon Middle School student in Laura Taucher’s World Cultures class, participates in the class’ World Cultures Fair on December 17th via his representation of Australia, complete with chocolate samples, cultural facts and vegemite.
- Pictured In Bottom Left Photo : Art teacher Beth Stickley (l) guides Munson Elementary first-grade student Aiden Saari (r) in creating a pinch pot from clay during a December art class.
- Pictured In Bottom Right Photo : Chardon Middle School sixth-grade students (back row, from left) Evelyn Yoder, Alainah McGee, Noelle Rudersdorf, Sadie Skotzke; and Olivia Arganti seize the opportunity to express Hilltopper spirit while visiting the Great Lakes Science Center’s Luminous Lite Brite exhibit during their Arthur Holden Leadership Institute class’ field trip in December.
Pictured In Cover Photo: The 2019-20 Chardon High School Academic Decathlon Team has its sights set on regional competition this month and is comprised of the following students: (back row, from left) junior Brendan Sarbach, freshman Nathan Eads, senior Joshua Campbell, freshman Jacob Schneider; (front row) senior Theresa “Reese” Schneider, senior Hannah Holbert, senior Meredith McKeon, freshman Elizabeth “Betsy” Lessick; and (not pictured) seniors Megan MacCartney and Kaylie Malloy and sophomore Paige Yamamoto.