September – Kenston Column

Three named National Merit Semifinalists

Okan Kardzhala, Jessica Kirschman and Garrett McConnell have been recognized in the 2021 College Board National Merit program as Semifinalists. In the 66th annual contest, more than 1.5 million juniors in approximately 21,000 high schools entered by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT), with the top 16,000 scorers named Semifinalist. Kenston’s Semifinalists are now eligible to continue on in the competition to be named a Finalist and receive one of more than 7,600 scholarships awarded in the spring.

Also, Kenston High School seniors, Delaney Bochenek, Spencer Koch, Nicolas Sanchez, Philip Voudris, Adler Weber, Amelia Witmer-Rich and Phillip Witmer-Rich were named National Merit Commended Scholars for placing among the top 5% of PSAT participants.

Live Streaming for Athletics

Enjoy high school athletics from the comfort of your home, please visit for the link to live stream Football and Soccer games.  Volleyball games will continue to be streamed through the Kenston Volleyball Twitter account @Kenston_KBV.

Class Officers

Kenston High School Class Officers were elected by their peers. Representing the Freshman Class of 2024 are President Brett King, Vice President Jackson Beclay, Secretary Sophia Alandt and Treasurer Martin Weber.  Representing the Sophomore Class of 2024 are President Chase Tuller, Vice President Robert Phillips, Secretary Nicholas Lai and Treasurer Samuel Koltas.  Representing the Junior Class of 2022 are President Lily Peters, Vice President Ryan Peters, Secretary Dominic Alandt and Treasurer Max Yost. Representing the Senior Class of 2021 are President Layla Gilbert, Vice President Nathan Gaskins, Secretary Alexa Busby and Treasurer Adler Weber. 

Safe School Hotline

The Ohio Department of Education has partnered up with Ohio Homeland Security to offer all Ohio school districts a safe and secure tip line. The tip line can be anonymous, or callers have the option to leave contact information. Any threatening information or suspicious activity will be assessed by the Homeland Security team to determine the level of the threat. If it’s determined to be a high-level threat, they will communicate directly with local law enforcement and the school district.

Information that is only school related such as bullying, social media issues or other school related information will be routed directly to the school administrators to address.

Safer Schools Ohio tip/text line: 844-SAFEROH or 844-723-3764.

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