Food donations sought at
Homecoming grid game
The Aurora High School football moms are coordinating a food drive as a way to thank the community for supporting local students in sports programs.
Fans who attend the Oct. 11 Homecoming game against Wickliffe are asked to bring a nonperishable food item. The theme is "Be a great fan and bring in a can."
Donated items will be collected at the entrance gates, and the items will be taken to the Aurora food pantry by senior football players on the morning of Oct. 12. They will weigh and sort the items and assist in stocking the shelves.
The food pantry is especially in need of soup, syrups, pancake mix, peanut butter, jelly and macaroni and cheese. Other items needed for the holidays are stuffing, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, canned vegetables, cereals, oatmeal and rice.
"We are hopeful that this first-time event will be well-supported by a community which has always offered nothing less in the past," said volunteer Patti Kelley.
Dittrich nabs medal from
Rensselaer Poly Institute
Taylor Dittrich of Aurora, a student at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy in Cuyahoga Falls, has earned the Rensselaer Medal from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. She received the honors at an open house Sept. 7 at the college.
For more than 90 years, Rensselaer has awarded the medal and scholarship to promising high school juniors who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science.
The Rensselaer Medal was first presented in 1916 with two purposes -- to recognize the superlative academic achievement of young men and women and to motivate students toward careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Each participating high school can select one member of its junior class to be honored with the medal. The responsibility for designating the Rennselaer Medalist belongs to faculty and staff in the secondary school.
The merit scholarship, with a minimum value of $15,000 per year, is guaranteed for four years for each medalist who is accepted and enrolls at Rensselaer. Overall, a student may be eligible to received a minimum of $60,000.
Club meeting scheduled
Any Harmon School students interested in joining the newpaper or photography club should attend an informational meeting after school Sept. 26 in Room MC 2. For more information about these clubs, contact Lindsey Siedel, Amy Groth or Jennifer Jenkins.
Parents forum coming up
Leighton School's next parents communication forum Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the media center will feature Bob Schuppel, a child counselor who will address strategies to help parents whose children may experience anxiety at home and/or school. He is returning after speaking last year.