Student Stars; Oak Harbor art students among finalists in Focus 2021 Art Show

Press Staff Writer

        Oak Harbor High School students Alexandra Rohloff and Serena Kavanaugh were named finalists in the Focus 2021 Art Show.
         The show, which will feature 141 works of art from students representing more than 15 high schools and 24 art teachers from Northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, is one of the longest-running and largest high school art shows in the region. It will kick off with an awards presentation Nov. 19 in the Little Theater at the Toledo Museum of Art, where the exhibit will be on display Through Dec. 10.
R.C. Waters names
Top Class Dojo winners

        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 ClassDojo, 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 September include:
        Kindergarten: Case Roberts, Lillyanna Thompson, Cora Hedges, Anna Schliller, Joseph Avery, Annabelle Pohorecki, Aubrey Smith and Gavin Sabo.
        First grade: Erica Terrell, James Lowe, Tucker Wittman, Janie Lattimore, Trent Moore, Claire Laughlin and Cylus Kitchin.
        Second grade: Cora Wright, Mason Amborski, Larissa Johannsen, Jase Klacik, Jayce Fleenor, Mason Johnson, Lauren Mulligan, Rylee Wagner, Ava Ramsey and Balian Meyers.
        Third grade: Wes Eschenbrenner, Braxtyn Hansen, Ella DeVito, Christopher Gackstetter, Cara Witkowski, Isabel Meyer, Hailey Sprenger, Carrie Gahler, Olive Walker, Cooper Perry and Grady Boss.
        Kent State University: Victoria DiLucia, of Oregon; Carol Doll, of Luckey.
        Ohio University: Nate Krebs, of Elmore; Dawson Lott, of Oak Harbor.
Phi Kappa Phi inductee
        Logan Barshel, of Oregon, was among new members inducted in the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Findlay.
        Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.
Escobar placed through
UF student teacher program
        Leticia Escobar, of Genoa, has been placed as a student teacher for the University of Findlay's fall semester. Escobar is in a student teaching position at Vanlue Schools in Vanlue, Ohio.
        Escobar is pursuing a master’s degree in education.
UF welcomes new students
        The University of Findlay recently welcomed new undergraduate and graduate students to campus for fall semester.
        Local students and their areas of study include:
        • Lauren Clark, of Oregon, exercise science for health professions.
        • Asilia Rodriguez, of Oregon, exercise science for health professions.
        • Jordan Bekier, of Northwood, master's degree in business administration.
        • Ava Beam, of Elmore, exercise science for health professions.
        • Connor Oberhouse, of Luckey, animal science/pre-veterinary medicine.
        • Timothy Mathews, of Millbury, business administration.
        • Breanna Rutkowski, of Millbury, doctor of pharmacy degree.
        • Samantha Michael, of Oak Harbor, biology.
        • Ellie Hanselman, of Oak Harbor, nuclear medicine technology.
        • Ashton Schroeder, of Oak Harbor, business administration.
        • Erica Guyer, of Pemberville, diagnostic medical sonography.
        • Gage Might, of Woodville, biology.


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