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Published: July 30, 2014 1:00 AM
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Calendar sale nears

The Aurora Band Boosters' annual school calendar sale will take place Aug. 4 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. door to door, and copies also will be available at Mazzulo's Market in Aurora Commons.

Two Harmon youths

at annual MEDCAMP

Harmon School students Marina Nelson and Neel Saya were among 50 area sudents who completed the MEDCAMP program at Northeast Ohio Medical University from July 17-19.

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Middle school students from across Northeast Ohio applied to take part in the three-day program. In its 24th year, MEDCAMP is designed to stimulate students' interests in the basic sciences related to medicine and pharmacy, and to expose them to career opportunities in those fields.

Students took part in hands-on experiences in biomedical science workshops involving research, clinical problem-solving and an introduction to the fields of clinical medicine and pharmacy.

They joined physicians, pharmacists, NEOMED students, faculty and researchers in performing applied activities, including taking blood pressures, reading EKGs, working in the pharmacy lab and identifying bacteria under a microscope.

To learn more about MEDCAMP, visit www.neomed.edu/medcamp.

Meet new prinicipals

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A session for local residents to meet the Aurora schools' new administrators will be Aug. 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Leighton School. On hand will be Craddock Principal Julie Troman, Harmon Assistant Princiapl Mike Janatovich and Leighton Principal Paul Goodwin.

Mattresses to be sold

Aurora High School's football program will sponsor its fifth annual mattress sale Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the commons. High-quality matresses will be sold for 30 percent to 60 percent off. Mattresses will be displayed so prospective buyers can check them out. They have factory warranties, and delivery is available.

Garcia will head new office at med school

Sergio A. Garcia of the Aurora / Reminderville area has been named vice president of Northeast Ohio Medical University's new Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. He will continue in his role as chief of staff.

The office will develop and implement a strategic diversity plan, collaborate with departments to identify opportunities and barriers to the recruitment and retention of a diverse community of successful students, faculty and staff, and lead and support diversity-building programs.

Garcia joined NEOMED in 2012 as chief of staff. Prior to that, he completed a tour of duty in southern Afghanistan as a senior adviser to the U.S. Embassy in Kabul and U.S. Department of State.

From 2007-09, he was the country director in Nicaragua at the International Republican Institute. He managed the organization's second largest office in Latin America.

While at the Department of State, he served as chief of staff and senior policy adviser to two assistant secretaries of state. He began his management and policy career at the Organization of American States as a legal officer.

Garcia earned a bachelor of laws degree from the Universidad de las Americas while managing his family business in Puebla, Mexico.

Supply lists available

School supply lists for the 2014-15 school year are available on-line for students in grades preschool to eight. Aurora High students will be informed what they need at either new student orientation or the first day of class.

To find a student's supply list, visit www.aurora-schools.org, go to either the parent or student portal at the top of the page and scroll down to find the lists.

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