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Chardon Represents at Model U.N. Conferences

Chardon High School seniors (l to r) Sebastian Marker and Isabella Glauser each earned an Excellent Delegation Award for Human Rights representing Senegal at the Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ Model United Nations conference held Nov. 17-18 at Case Western Reserve University.

Seventeen student delegates from Chardon High School’s Model United Nations team competed in the Model U.N. autumn conference held Nov. 17-18 at Case Western Reserve University. The team, advised by CHS world language teacher Kristen Niedzwiecki, participates through the Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ Model U.N. program, which has organized conferences for area students since 1941.

Through simulations of international affairs, student members of the Model U.N. gain experience at recognizing different perspectives, communicating ideas to diverse audiences, and applying their knowledge creatively through research, debate and conferences.

Debate topics at the autumn conference included equitable vaccine distribution, preventing future pandemics, preventing conflicts over water scarcity, managing plastic waste disposal, accountability for human rights violations during crises, and protecting the rights of migrant workers.

 

“Chardon brought one of the larger delegations and represented Chardon High School well,” said Mrs. Niedzwiecki. “The kids work for months to get ready, doing extensive research and preparing their position papers and debate topics,” she said. “They amaze me with their diligence and tenacity, and their global awareness is expanding exponentially.”

 

Senior Sebastian Marker said it was a great first experience for him at a Model U.N. conference and that he learned a lot about the realistic side of international politics while connecting with students from many other school districts.

“I had an amazing time at my first Model U.N. conference,” said senior Isabella Glauser of the autumn conference. “I collaborated and worked together with so many new people and loved discussing and learning more about world affairs. I improved so much throughout the conference, and I’m so excited for conferences in the future.”

Both Marker and Glauser are recipients of the autumn conference’s Excellent Delegation Award for Human Rights representing Senegal.

 

Most recently, the following five students from the CHS Model U.N. team competed at the Model U.N. winter conference held at Lorain Community College Dec. 8-9:  sophomore Lauren Lester and seniors Katie Snyder, Morgan Fisher, Isabella Glauser and Sebastian Marker.

 

Lester, who represented Mexico for the Council on the Affairs of Women, said the Model U.N. winter conference was so much fun and that it was enjoyable coming up with ideas to help women in need.

 

“I think we did a great job helping women around the world and came up with an effective solution,” she added. “We really made Mother Mary proud.”

 


Board Members Recognized for Service

Board of education president Madelon Horvath (at right) presents Chardon High School senior Luke Danison (center) with a resolution of special commendation on behalf of the board during the Dec. 13 regular board meeting at Park Auditorium, highlighting Danison’s fall 2021 achievements as a member of the varsity cross-country team, including his qualifying for the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Division I State cross-country meet and finishing twenty-fourth with a time of 15:50.3 to earn All-Ohio honors. The team’s coach, Mark Shafer (at left), is in attendance to speak in honor of Danison’s achievements both on and off the trails.

The Chardon board of education presented and approved resolutions of appreciation for board president Madelon Horvath and board member Paul Stefanko at the regular board meeting held on Dec. 13 at Park Auditorium. Mrs. Horvath’s and Mr. Stefanko’s current four-year terms will conclude at the end of the day Dec. 31.

 

Mrs. Horvath, a retired Chardon High School English teacher and drama director, was first elected to the board in Nov. 2013 and is now nearing the completion of her second consecutive term. She has served the board in the capacities of Chardon Schools Foundation liaison, student/staff liaison, vice president, and president.

 

Mr. Stefanko, a telecommunications director who was first elected to the board in Nov. 2005 and now approaching the completion of his fourth consecutive term, has served the board in the capacities of student achievement liaison, insurance committee representative, vice president, legislative liaison, and Auburn Career Center representative.

 

Upon receiving the board’s resolution of appreciation, Mrs. Horvath read a prepared note to community members in attendance at the meeting, expressing how meaningful it has been for her to serve on the board and stating that while this is the end of her board term, she looks forward to continuing to be active in the district wherever she can be.

 

“Being on this board of education has been very important to me because I love this district, and I care about the people who work here and the kids we help to become our future leaders, plumbers and parents,” said Mrs. Horvath. [excerpt]

 


Fall Athletic Season Commendations

Board of education president Madelon Horvath (at right) presents Chardon High School senior Luke Danison (center) with a resolution of special commendation on behalf of the board during the Dec. 13 regular board meeting at Park Auditorium, highlighting Danison’s fall 2021 achievements as a member of the varsity cross-country team, including his qualifying for the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Division I State cross-country meet and finishing twenty-fourth with a time of 15:50.3 to earn All-Ohio honors. The team’s coach, Mark Shafer (at left), is in attendance to speak in honor of Danison’s achievements both on and off the trails.

Chardon High School senior Luke Danison, the CHS varsity volleyball team, and the CHS varsity football team were honored during the Dec. 13 regular board meeting for their 2021 end-of-season achievements and more.

Board of education president Madelon Horvath presented Danison with a resolution of special commendation on behalf of the board, highlighting his fall 2021 achievements as a member of the varsity cross-country team, including his qualifying for the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Division I State cross-country meet and finishing twenty-fourth with a time of 15:50.3 to earn All-Ohio honors.

Cross-country coach Mark Shafer attended the board meeting together with Danison and spoke highly of not only Danison’s athleticism but also his leadership, academic achievements, and character.

During the superintendent’s report section of the meeting, Superintendent Michael Hanlon extended congratulations to the varsity volleyball team and coach Alison Fisher on an outstanding season, citing highlights that included their 21-4 season record and winning the OHSAA Division I district championship and advancing to the OHSAA regional tournament for the first time in school history.

In addition, Dr. Hanlon noted that the volleyball team had 13 Western Reserve Conference All-Academic student-athletes.

In honor of the Hilltopper varsity football team’s history-making, back-to-back state championships, Dr. Hanlon read aloud the board of education’s special commendation for the team during the Dec. 13 meeting. The detailed commendation was presented publicly to the team by board vice president Karen Blankenship one day prior at the community gathering after the Chardon Square state championship parade.


Park Elementary Making Connections

First-grade Park Elementary students in Rebecca Klembara’s class, including (l to r) students Braelynn Evvs and Simon Ghobrial, have been making great connections in reading nonfiction and fiction picture books, including “Fed by Art” written by Michelle Palmieri as the true story about author and illustrator Leo Lionni, as well as “Swimmy” a fiction story by Lionni himself.

 


CELC  Holiday Color and Count

Chardon Early Learning Center Kindergarten student Kahlan Hosmer concentrates as she works on a roll the dice, color, and count holiday game on Dec. 7 in her teacher Katherine Kotora’s classroom.


Park Elementary Festive Headwear 

(l to r) Park Elementary first-grade student Scarlett Smith and her teacher Rebecca Klembara take a moment out of the school day to pose together for a fun photo of themselves wearing antler headbands for the school’s festive headwear spirit day on Dec. 16.

 

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