Three hundred and twenty-one students, parents, teachers, administrators and honored guests were in attendance at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Ottawa County Top Ten Banquet on April 20, 2016. The event was sponsored by the Ottawa County Cabinet of Superintendents and North Point Educational Service Center and was held at the Camp Perry Clubhouse in Port Clinton.
This banquet honors the top ten academic students from each school within the county and they, in turn, select and honor an educator who made a positive impact on their academic life. At the banquet each student presented his/her honored educator with a certificate and gave a short speech on why he or she was chosen.
Click on the link to see a complete list of the Top Ten students who were recognized: Students and Honored Educators
Six (6) $750 Earl J. Johnson Scholarship Awards were presented to the following students: Meredith Engel (Put-in-Bay), Cole Wilhelm (Oak Harbor), Gina Moravec (Danbury), Regan Farrell (Genoa), Taylor Steyer (Port Clinton), and Jordan Villegas (Woodmore).
R. Ellis Adoph (Oak Harbor) was recognized as the recipient of the Ottawa County Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award. This award, named for the former State Superintendent of Schools, is presented to the outstanding senior in each county throughout the state. Ellis was presented with his award at the state banquet in Delaware, Ohio in April. The Ottawa County Cabinet of Superintendents ($250) and North Point Educational Service Center ($500) attach a scholarship to the honor.
The entire program is made possible via the support of the Ottawa County Cabinet of Superintendents and the many donations from area businesses, individuals and organizations through Ottawa County - many thanks to everyone who contributed in recognizing these honored students and educators.
From L to R: Judge Kathleen Giesler, Cody Wilhelm (Oak Harbor), Gina Moravec (Danbury), Regan Farrell (Genoa), Taylor Steyer (Port Clinton), Jordan Villegans (Woodmore), R. Ellis Adoph (Port Clinton), Doug Crooks, North Point ESC Superintendent, not pictured: Meredith Engels (Put-in-Bay)
A student at Starr Elementary in Oregon received a new tricycle this week courtesy of the Genoa and East Toledo/Oregon Kiwanis Clubs. Members of the North Point Educational Service Center therapy team played a vital role in making this a reality for a very deserving family. Luke Hodulik, Physical Therapist, and Sarah Schroeder, Physical Therapy Assistant were approached by Oregon Schools to provide specifications and a recommendation on the appropriate device that would most benefit the student. The tricycle includes options for both lower extremity and upper extremity cycling, and features many adjustable positioning options that will allow the tricycle to grow with the student.
In addition to being loads of fun, this tricycle is also a great treatment tool for the student as he continues to maximize his funtional independence and mobility under Luke and Sarah's treatment plan at Oregon Schools.
For more details click on the following link:
Oregon Student Receives New Tricycle
The Edison Firelands Challenge team saved its best performance for the last match in the championship series held in its home gymnasium. Not only did the team win the Firelands Challenge Championship match, it won the championship with the best cumulative score over the course of the the three matches.
The final scores for the Championship Matches and the total cumulative scores are:
|Match I||Match II||Championship Match||Cumulative|
|Norwalk St. Paul H.S.||25||35||19||79|
Edison gained the lead in the match after the second category of questions by picking up bonus points on a question about a Ray Bradbury short story. The team never relinquished the lead through the remainder of the match. Key to Edison's performance in the Championship Match were its answering Toss-up questions in Music and Quotations as well as correctly answering its Team Choice question. The three teams split the points from the two Lightning Rounds with Edison earning four, Huron earning four, and Norwalk St. Paul earning three.
This year's victory marks the fourth straight year that Edison has won the Firelands Challenge Championship. It tied with Norwalk High School in 2012-2013. This is the first time in the history of the Firelands Challenge that a team has earned four championships in a row. There have been "three-peats" on three prior occasions: Edison (1983-1984, 1984-1985, 1985-1986), Edison (1995-1996, 19986-1997, 1997-1998), and Perkins (1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002).
During the match the Milan Rotary Club and the Johns Manville Corporation in Milan were recognized for their support of the Firelands Challenge Program.