Author to sign books at Saturday’s 5K Run/Walk

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The Logan County Youth Leadership organization is hosting a Leaders of Hope 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 18, in downtown Bellefontaine, to raise funds for the Be Like Brit Foundation in Haiti. The non-profit organization Be Like Brit was formed in the memory of U.S. college student Britney Gengel, who died in the January 2010 earthquake that struck the island nation. Through the foundation, an orphanage has been established in Grand Goave, Haiti.  Britney’s mother, Cherylann Gengel, will be available at the start/finish line of the race to sign books, Heartache and Hope in Haiti, which she co-authored with Britney’s father, Len.  Indian Lake Youth Leadership students are also helping the cause by selling Haitian-made bracelets at lunch for $1 Pre-register for the race at www.speedysneakers.com, call 599-5195 ext. 5506 or e-mail ksorreles@mresc.org. The registration fee is $30 for adults, or $25 for students. 

 

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ILMS students fare well at OMEA competition

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Several Indian Lake Middle School students earned high marks at the Ohio Music Education Association District 11 Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Junior High Event on April 11 at Fairlawn Schools. 
 
Receiving Superior ratings for instrumental solos were: Jade McConnell (flute), Deanna Fry (piano) and Alli Knapp (piano).
 
Earning Excellent ratings for instrumental solos were: Nikita Schiefle (alto saxophone) and Caleb Knief (piano).
 
Superior ratings for vocal solos went to: Belle Elliott, Caitlyn Young, Colin Powers, Jacob Zarnosky, Caleb Taylor, Andrew Broseke and Xandri Huynh.
 
Excellent ratings for vocal solos were awarded to: Laura Downey, Kristen Young, and Isabelle Young.
 
Receiving a rating of Good for vocal solo was McKenzie Lewis. 
 
A Superior rating for vocal ensemble was given to: Caitlyn Young, McKenzie Lewis, Belle Elliott, Laura Downey, Isabelle Young, Macey Taylor, Alli Knapp, Xandri Huynh and Kierstin Messner. 
 
Receiving an Excellent rating for vocal ensemble were: Sierra Kerns, Zolena Franklin, Arden Miller, Haley Chamberlain and Haley Stidham.
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Laker Zone Awards presented

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Nearly 150 Indian Lake Elementary students were recognized for perfect attendance in the third grading period during a special assembly. 

Third-grader Jackson Young and first grader Jocelyn Messer were picked as the lucky winners of bicycles to honor their commitment to being at school.
 
Indian Lake Elementary staff also awarded Laker Zone T-shirts to dozens of students. Those receiving T-shirts included: kindergartners Grace Johnson, Aiden Smith, Lilly Lazo, Brynna Avila, Tori Irish, Peyton True and Tyler Tidwell; first-graders Noah McCoy, Joe Cummins, Kadin Howard, Janelle Messer, Riley Shaner, Evan Wagoner, Evie Wagner and Aleah Lowe; second-graders Jayden Martin, Elissa Bump, Kahne Ferguson, Lindsey Thompson, McKenzie Dixon, Kylie Adams and Logan Gammell; third-graders Chase McMillen, Morgan Dague, Savannah Hill, Isaac Meyers, Massie Romanowski, Devin Charles, and Robbie Ferguson; fourth-graders Lauren Barhorst, Isabella Fauley, Paige Mefford, Austin Davis, Destiny Crumley, Marah Reames, and Gary Mackell; and students honored for good behavior on the school bus: Rylynn Matthews, Stephanie Altstaetter, Harley Griffith, Trey Barnes, Autumn Miller, Grayce Evans, Lucy Buscher, Emily Beech, Summer Korn, Evie Peterman and Christian Smith-Dearwester. 
 
The Laker Zone is a long-time grant program that encourages students to help others, resist bullying and be hard workers in the classroom. (PHOTOS SUBMITTED)
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Jumping rope for heart

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Indian Lake Elementary physical education students raised more than $3,500 for the American Heart Association through the Jump Rope for Heart program during March.  A total of 110 students participated, and more than tripled their goal of raising $1,000.  The top eight students who brought in donations were: Jackson Young, Keaton Snipes, Carlie Nickel, Autumn Roberts, Harley Kinninger, Frank Davis, Allison Shepherd and Jalan Martin.

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Climbers

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Jordon Houchins of Bellefontaine waits for his son Blake, 5, to reach the top of a jungle gym at Mary Rutan Park on Wednesday afternoon after heavy rains earlier in the day gave way to clear skies and balmy weather ideal for a father-son trip to the park. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

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