Chardon Local Schools News

Addams Family Opens March 16

The Chardon High School drama program takes the stage March 16-19 with its spring musical production of The Addams Family: School Edition at Park Auditorium 111 Goodrich Court.


Adapted from Charles Addams’ cartoons, The Addams Family features the Addams, a rather eccentric family with a taste for all things gothic, as they receive some very shocking news; their daughter is dating someone normal.


The play kicks off with the Addams inviting the Beinekes over for dinner after Wednesday Addams, a gothic and unique young teen, and Lucas Beineke, a young teen crazy about Wednesday, fall in love.


The families are certainly in for an interesting night, complete with a seemingly fun game after dinner. What could go wrong? Will the Addams be angry when they find out a member of the Beinekes, the normal and bland family from Ohio, has proposed to a member of their family? What hidden secrets will be revealed?


Come join the Chardon High School drama program to find out — complete with fun, music, and laughter.


Evening shows are March 16, 17, and 18 at 7:00 p.m., and the matinee is on March 19 at 2:00 p.m.


Tickets are $10 for students and senior citizens and $15 for adults. In-person ticket sales are March 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15 at Park Auditorium from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Online ticket sales begin on March 6 at 8:00 a.m. through the District’s ticketing page at In addition, same-day, in-person ticket sales will be available for purchase in the two hours prior to each show’s start time.

ACADEC Advances to States

Chardon High School’s Academic Decathlon team engaging in team speech and interview preps on Feb. 4 for virtual regional competitions.

Chardon Academic Decathlon is no stranger to high achievement, including advancement to state-level competition, and this year builds on that rich history with outstanding performances propelling the 2022-23 team to the State tournament scheduled for March 10-11 at John Carroll University.


The 22-member team, coached by Allen Herner, excelled in virtual regional contests throughout January and February, garnering 26 medals, including 10 gold.

National Technical Honor Society Inductees


The Auburn Career Center hosted its annual National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony at the school on Feb. 22, an event that welcomed approximately 40 new NTHS members this year, including Chardon High School senior Caleb Myers and juniors Tara Lesiak, Cameron Musgrave, Brycen Perez, Sadie Richards and Addison Seese. (photo credit: Auburn Career Center)

Chardon High School senior Caleb Myers and juniors Tara Lesiak, Cameron Musgrave, Brycen Perez, Sadie Richards and Addison Seese earned the prestigious honor of induction into Auburn Career Center’s National Technology Honor Society chapter this year. The students were among approximately 40 ACC students officially inducted during ACC’s on-site ceremony held on Feb. 22.


Caleb is a second-year student in ACC’s Production and Welding Technology program; Cameron and Brycen are first-year Technology Engineering and Design students; and Tara, Sadie and Addison are first-year students in ACC’s Cosmetology, Patient Care Technician, and Teaching Professions Pathway programs, respectively.


NTHS was established to create enthusiasm for and promote scholarship, community service, leadership, and character in all ACC students while celebrating their career and technical education achievements.


To be eligible for membership in NTHS, a student must achieve and maintain an overall grade point average minimum of 3.25 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 for all ACC classes.

SkillsUSA State Qualifiers


Congratulations to Hilltoppers Nayeli Orozco, Gabriella Simiele and Tara Lesiak on medaling at the SkillsUSA Ohio Northeast Regionals 2023 event on Feb. 25 at Maplewood Career Center in Ravenna, stellar performances that advance all three Auburn Career Center students to the state tournament April 25-26 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.


ACC is a member school of SkillsUSA Ohio whose mission is to empower students in industrial education and trade programs to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.


At the Northeast Regionals event, Chardon High School seniors Nayeli and Gabriella earned regional gold and team gold, respectively, in their respective Medical Math and Health Knowledge Bowl regional events. The two Class of 2023 students are in their second year of ACC’s Allied Health Technology program.


Tara, a CHS junior, brought home bronze in the Job Skill Demo A regional event. She is a first-year ACC Cosmetology student who was recently inducted into ACC’s chapter of the National Technical Honor Society.

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