Oak Harbor H.S. Science Olympiad Team headed to state

Press Staff Writer

        The Oak Harbor High School Science Olympiad Team competed at their regional tournament in late February at Bowling Green State University. The team placed sixth overall to qualify for the state competition for the first time in history.
        The team was led by Maddie Nissen and Lainey Pollauf, earning fourth place in Environmental Chemistry; Alyha Marquez and Bryce Chanthavong, earning fifth place in Trajectory and Phoebe Lenke and Kalyssa Dehring, earning sixth place in Cell Biology. The day was truly a team effort during a rebuilding year with all 14 team members earning fourth through ninth placings in one or more events. Caitlynn Noble, Alyssa Zetzer, Noah Jess, Cole Janes, Vanessa Cray, Alex Hanney, Jenna Piper, and Austin Cherry round out the team roster picture.
Penta students head to
national BPA conference

        Thirty-two Penta Career Center students earned Top 10 honors at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference held March 11 in Columbus.
        Eight students qualified for the 2022 BPA National Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas May 4-8. Local students among the national qualifiers include Victoria Leu (Genoa) from Digital Arts & Design, fourth place in Fundamental Desktop Publishing; Zachary Miller (Genoa) from the Information Technologies Academy, first place in C++ Programming; Treyton Smith (Northwood) from the Information Technologies Academy, fifth place in Device Configuration & Troubleshooting; Amelia Lewin from the Penta-Northwood Business program, first place in Entrepreneurship; and Jade Wiley from the Penta-Northwood Business program, first place in Ethics & Professionalism.
        In addition, Marcus Hovatter (Oak Harbor), from the Information Technologies Academy, competed in a virtual BPA national competition and placed in the Top 10 for the Virtual Cyber security/Digital Forensics contest. Hovatter will attend the BPA National Leadership Conference to accept his award. 
        Kent State University: Sabrina Niedbalski, of Genoa; Isabel DelToro, Marcus Molina, of Gibsonburg.
Academic honors:
        Hiram College: Cole Witte, of Gibsonburg.
        John Carroll University: Alycia Murphy, of Toledo.
        Ohio University: Ethan Barnes, of Northwood; Oscar Sanchez, Heylea Allan, Emily Dickens, Bailey Graver, Payton Rigg, of Oregon; Brenna Nye, Maisy Dewitt, of Curtice;
        Dylan Savona, of Gibsonburg; Taylor Beard, Anna Zeitzheim, Daniel Bollin, Kennedee Weirich, of Oak Harbor; Aidan Cable, of Woodville.
Eastwood Band earns
Superior rating at event

        The Eastwood High School Concert Band earned a I Superior rating in Class B at the Ohio Music Education Association Large Group Band Adjudicated Event held March 11 at Sylvania Southview High School. 
        Eastwood was one of three bands in Class B to earn the top rating. The rating qualifies the band for state competition on April 29 at Findlay High School.
Golfer lauded
        On March 15, the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) named Reagan Guthrie, of Genoa, the Trine University women's golf team Athlete of the Week following her performance over spring break.
        Guthrie had the lowest score of the week for the Trine women's golf team in their duel with Piedmont University at the Country Club of Roswell in Roswell, Georgia. The junior fired an 85 to lead the Thunder to victory 351-368 over the Lions.
R.C. Waters
Top Class Dojos

        R.C. Waters Elementary participates in a school-wide initiative called Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) – a process for creating a safe and productive learning environment.
        The school has adopted a unified set of expectations for behavior, in place in every classroom and non-classroom setting in the school – Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Ready.
        Student behavior is documented using a tool called Class Dojo, a system that reinforces positive behaviors and quickly engages students in becoming accountable for their own choices. On a scheduled rotation, students are able to “shop” from the Dojo reward cart using the points they have earned for meeting the behavior expectations.
        The Top Class Dojo winners for February include:
        Kindergarten: Magnolia Chelette, Remie Ballard, Adalyn Wren, Colton Moore, Blaire Beck, and Evelyn Gabriel.
        First grade: Jaxson Denny, Adalyn Slack, Jordan Davis, Maddy Zak, Harper McGee, Maggie Chaffee and Blayke Starkey.
        Second grade: Haygen Kerr, Nathan Wood, Mason Johnson, Payzlie Dinan, Rhiannon Spindler, Natalie McGowan, Amelia Miller, Amelia Post, Wyatt DeLeon, and Weston DeLeon.
        Third grade: Amirah Nash, William Ritter, Allison Winter, Brianna Simkus, Sophia Mathews, Landree Grodi, Penny Toris, Tate Fowler, Kennedi Nowak, Cooper Sweet and Aniyah Garcia.


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