Freeze frame

ILMS Youth Leadership

Indian Lake Middle School Youth Leadership students play the freeze/mime game during a conflict resolution training led by Kelly Tracey from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Karen Sorreles from the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center. The game gave teams a short time to create a frozen scene to describe a word connected to either peace or war. The aim of the exercise is to highlight the differences between body languageand facial expressions used in coming to a peaceful versus chaotic outcome. ILMS Youth Leadership is made up of 10 seventh-graders and 10 eighth-graders. This is the 17th year this program has been offered to middle school students in Logan County. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

 

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The big chill

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Siblings Tyler and Monica Slaven of DeGraff gather winter clothing items recently during the Ohio Virtual Academy’s Big Chill Winter Warmth Project that culminated with a trip to Mad River Mountain, 1000 Snow Valley Road, Zanesfield. Atotal of 239 items were collected during the statewide project, which included 17 coats, 28 blankets, 70 hats, 26 scarves and 38 pairs of gloves, all for donation to veterans in need through the Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMedical Center. Monica spearheaded the winter clothing drive on behalf of her school’s student council and agriculture society. She also was featured in a Feb. 6 Examiner article for her efforts to organize a toy drive for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. (PHOTO | OHIO VIRTUALACADEMY)

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Letters to veterans

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Indian Lake High School freshman Clayton McCoy writes a letter to a local veteran that will be distributed during the Logan County Vets to D.C. bus trip in May. ILHS teachers asked students to consider the sacrifices veterans have made for our freedoms and what those actions mean to young people. The students wrote notes of thanks and admiration. During the upcoming trip, the World War II, Vietnam and Korean War veterans will have the chance to visit the monuments that memorialize the wars in which they fought. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS) 

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Ready to play

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Betsy Woodruff, left, who will lead Bellefontaine Joint Parks and Recreation District’s annual Arts in the Parks program, talks to 6-yearold Parker Swearengin as his mother Jessica Swearengin signs him up for the summer art courses at Mary Rutan Park. Those who missed the Saturday youth sports and activities sign-up event can continue to register their children for programs by visiting the parks department’s website at www.ci.bellefontaine.oh.us/youthsports.html or the parks office on the second floor of the Bellefontaine Municipal Building, 135 N. Detroit St., during weekday business hours. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

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Top inventors named at CCS

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Calvary Christian School fourth-graders recently created their own inventions after studying American inventions in Beverly Rorrer’s social studies class. 

The top four inventors in the class included: first place, Jacob Palmer invented the “Bedstuffer 3000” (storage and organization); second place, Lili Printz invented the “Lazy Lili” (pet supplies and storage); Lexi Reames with her “Dog Food Stopper” (pet supplies, storage and convenience); and Natalie Wish’s “Libby’s Collar Comforter” (pet supplies).

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