Kenston School News


Giving Garden 

How will their garden grow?  Sebastian Welter, Ashley Slates, Tori Scott, Ella Wenger, Julia Lechak, Marlowe Toth, Madeline Ramsey and Summer Davidson have been busy prepping the high school Giving Garden for the summer planting season.  They have also started collecting and storing rainwater in donated rain barrels to water the gardens.


Top honors for the Kenston AWT JuniorBots team 

At the 2021 tournament, the Kenston Team Fortississimo comprised of rising sophomores, Elise Flinders and Madison Palmer (l-r) were the Combat Tournament winners and recognized for Best Documentation.

Two other Kenston teams comprised of Evan Branthoover, Jacob Colwell, Mitchell Lai, Moises Martinez and Tyshon McKinney competed and won several matches. The Alliance for Working Together Foundation hosted the annual JuniorBots Tournament. JuniorBots is the middle school combat robotics competition that allows middle school students to partner with industry mentors to build a three-pound combat robot. We appreciate the coaching and support of our industry advisors, Doug Burkin, Scott Flinders, Bill Glime, Jason Hildebran, Julie Hildebran, Zach Pijor, Hayden Prater, and company sponsors Swagelok, Parker and Special Metal Services.

 The core mission of the AWT Foundation is to promote rewarding careers in manufacturing.


May Rotary Senior

Jessica Kirschman was selected Kenston’s Chagrin Valley Rotary Club Student of the Month in May. She maintains a 4.471-grade point average. Jessica is an AP Scholar with Distinction and National Merit Finalist. From Kenston, she has been recognized with the President’s Academic Achievement Award for scholarship and community service, Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish and departmental awards in Spanish II, Pre-Calculus, AP Physics, AP Government and Spanish IV.

 

Jessica is an active part of her school and community, co-founding and leading the American Sign Language Club and the Chess Club.  She has earned varsity letters in Science Olympiad and Academic Challenges. She has obtained a blue belt in the Korean martial art, Kuk Sul Do.  Jessica also volunteers and serves on the leadership team of the BLAZE youth ministry team. 

 

Jessica has volunteered with Kenston’s Giving Garden.  She loves to learn more about the world around her as a member of the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society, the Geauga Skywatchers, Northeast Ohio Association of Herpetologists and the local Audubon Society.

 

Jessica plans to attend University of Alabama and major in Computer Science.


122nd Army Band to perform FREE Concert at Kenston 

Kenston Schools is pleased to host the Ohio Army National Guard’s 122nd Army Band, Ohio’s premier military music ensemble.   The Summer 2021 Tour is titled Sea to Shining Sea! It will focus on the beautiful musical melting pot of America. They will perform a FREE concert in the Kenston High School Robert A. Lee Auditorium, 9500 Bainbridge Road, Chagrin Falls on Monday, June 28th at 7pm.