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Excellence in Financial Reporting

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded the Certificate of Achievement to the Kenston Local School District for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019. The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to communicate its financial story. 

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is posted on the district webpage.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting.

National Honor Society Induction

Congratulations to Kenston High School students who were inducted into the National Honor Society. Each student had to demonstrate the qualities of scholarship, character, leadership and service. We commend Dominic Alandt, Luci Blazek, Madeleine Blazey, Audrey Cowan, Isabel Czernicki, Rachel Fender, Lillian Forney, Presley Gabram, Gwen Gembarski, Leah Jarmolowicz, Bennett Ives, Jennifer Kapcio, Kathryn Klotz, Nya Ku, Elena Lioudis, Kaitlyn McFadden, Matthew Pierce, Emma Salem, Hayley Sharp, Hannah Sharp, Samantha Stefancin, Avery Steinberg and Elizabeth Wolf.

September Rotary Student of the Month

Delaney Bochenek has been selected Kenston’s Chagrin Valley Rotary Club Student of the Month in September. Her high school experience has focused on her love of academics, specifically mathematics. She carries a 4.364 grade point average, earning High Honor Roll (4.0-5.0) recognition every quarter in high school. Delaney earned the honor of National Merit Commended Scholar. 

She has earned academic awards in American History, AP Government, Business Law, Calculus I, Honors Algebra II, Honors Geometry, Spanish III and Modern World History.

Delaney’s love of dance began as a three-year-old and has not stopped. She loves that dance allows her to express herself with her favorite style being contemporary and enjoying lyrical, ballet, jazz and tap. Her other passion is math; currently, she is taking College Calculus III.

Delaney is a four-year member of Kenston’s Speech and Debate Team participating in Lincoln Douglas Debate. She has served as Debate Captain, and this year was elected as Vice President. 

She received the National Speech & Debate Association Honor Society Special Distinction award. A varsity letter winner in Speech & Debate and band, Delaney was also an active member of the Bomber Bash Lead Crew fundraiser for “A Kid Again.”  

Delaney plans to attend college and major in mechanical engineering or mathematics on a pre-med track.

October Rotary Senior

Maxwell Vollrath has been selected Kenston’s Chagrin Valley Rotary Club Student of the Month in October. He carries a 4.431-grade point average along with the President’s Award for Academic Excellence. Max has received academic departmental awards in AP Psychology, Spanish II and Spanish III as well as AP Scholar and Student of the Month honors.

Athletically, Max is a three-year varsity letter recipient in bowling. Excelling as a bowler, Max has earned All-Conference honors, District Qualifier, Western Reserve Conference Bowler of the Year, The News Herald Bowler of the Week, WRC Scholar Athlete and twice Bowling High Game. Max is currently captain of the Bowling team. In addition to sports, he is a member of the Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Political Action Committee of Kenston (PACK) and Young America’s Foundation.

As a junior and senior, Max served as a peer mentor for incoming freshman as a Kenston Connect member. He also tutors math at Kenston Academy.

Outside of school, Max volunteers as a tutor and mentor at the Chagrin Falls Park Community Center. He is also politically active working on Dave Joyce’s campaign for Congress and Jerry Cirino’s campaign for State Senate. On the weekends, he works at Bell and Flower.

Max is currently applying to colleges and universities. He is interested in majoring in economics, Management or finance with a minor in statistics. 

KCS presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Kenston Center Stage proudly presents a socially distanced version of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on November 19, 20 and 21 with performances at 7pm and a 2pm Saturday matinee on November 19. This production will feature two alternating casts.

An eclectic group of six area champion spellers vie for the coveted trophy that is to be awarded to the winner of the Putnam County Spelling Bee. The spellers make their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, un-life affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter, one speller will emerge victorious. At least the losers receive a juice box. Seating will be very limited for this production. A limited number of seats will be available for purchase beginning October 26.

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