50 students are inducted
into AHS's Honor Society
Aurora High School recently inducted 50 students into the National Honor Society. The list includes the following:
Grace Aldredge, Kyle Baldwin, Taylor Banc, Audrey Bezilla, Dalton Browsky, Lukas Calcei, Mario Cribrari, Jacob Delis, Kendall Deranek, Kaitlyn Desilva, Elizabeth Dombeck, Melissa Dureiko, Madeline Farr, Alyssa Fejko, Madelyn Gilley, Heather Gosnell, Parker Griff.
Adrien Helmuth, Alexander Hickey, Colleen Houlahan, Prayag Jina, Ashley Julian, Aliexandria Kokinchzk, Sarah Kronz, Michael Kuryshev, Mitchell Lackey, Kathryn McClure, Jenny McGregory, Jacob McVay, Michael Memeth, Miles Milner, Joseph Orlando, Isabella Pollack, Clare Rahill.
Nicholas Reminder, Brenna Rettberg, Thomas Riedy, Stephen Riley, Joseph Roberto, Anne Robinson, Megan Salzano, Mackenzie Schumaker, Zachary Stahl, Megan Stechler, Reid Stephan, Scott Sutton, Emily Tanski, Kendall Trudick, John Updyke and Brittany Zepernick.
AHS has writing center
Students are encouraged to take advantage of the new Aurora High School writing center open Tuesdays to Thursdays fourth to sixth periods from 10:20 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. AHS is partnering with Kent State University's Education Department to provide writing tutorial services at the new center.
Math 24 students excel
Feb. 12 was another exceptional performance for Aurora schools in the Portage County Math 24 competition.
In the annual challenge, fourth- to sixth-graders utilize math flexibility and skill to solve challenging problems resulting in the number 24. Preparation, hard work and swift calculations enabled students to perform with excellent results.
Results were as follows:
Fourth grade -- Michael Carpenter, finalist and top 4; Kevin Jin and Luke Weil, top 16; fifth grade -- Ashley Ruehr, top 16; sixth grade -- Zachary Goldstone and Colin Weil, top 4; seventh grade -- Andrew Sobodosh, Nikitha Murikinati and Hannah Baltes, top 4; eighth grade -- Olivia Grohe and James Kristell, top 4.
Kent State tree campus
for the fifth straight year
The Arbor Day Foundation recently honored Kent State University with a "Tree Campus USA" designation for the fifth time in the program's five-year history.
KSU grounds manager Heather White said her staff is dedicated to achieving the designation, which recognizes excellence in campus tree management. "At this point, we're like a heat-seeking missile," White said. "We're going after it every year."
According to the Arbor Day Foundation, schools must meet five standards to be named a "Tree Campus."
White said while the university meets the four standards easily every year, KSU officials must put serious work into creating a service project. This fall, geology students began an effort to create a database of all of the trees on campus for future use by the university's grounds staff.
She said students working on the project, which also served as a two-credit hour class, inventoried about 300 trees. The effort will likely continue for multiple years, both as a class and a resource for the university.