West Liberty-Salem names students of the month

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West Liberty-Salem Middle School students of the month for December include 8th-graders Lydia Moell and Michael Farquharson; 7th-graders Kaleigh Wilcox and Drew Hardwick; and 6th-graders Megan Adams and Gavin Schoenleben.(PHOTO | WL-S SCHOOLS)

 

 

 

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ON SANTA’S KNEE

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Aliya Salo, 5, recites her Christmas list Thursday atop Santa’s knee as her sister Savanna, 10, looks on during the annual Christmas Hometown Holiday in DeGraff that included luminaries and crzft vendors. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

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Seniors celebrate

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From the left, Constance Fay of rural Kenton, Janice Long of Mt. Victory and Wes Kavanagh of Ridgeway are treated to a meal of baked steak, mashed potatoes, green beans and other holiday favorites served by Cole Weyant, pictured holding a tray, and other Ridgemont High School students Thursday during the district’s 11th annual senior citizen Christmas luncheon. Ridgemont officials said a record number of seniors — about 145 — attended the lunch this year to check out the district’s new pre-K through 12 facility. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

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Volleyball tournament raises funds for outreach centers

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The Indian Lake High School Youth Leadership group raised more than $820 for the Chippewa and Russells Point Outreach Centers during the annual volleyball tournament prior to Thanksgiving break.  The money raised will be used for the Outreach Center’s Christmas party and to buy gifts for the children. Twenty student teams played through the bracket for a chance to take on the ILHS staff team, “Staph Infection.” At the end of the day, students crowded into the gym to watch the prevailing team of  their peers called “Setsy and I Know I.” The students started off strong, but eventually fell in two games to the undefeated staff team. (PHOTOS SUBMITTED)

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Students build contraptions to explore energy usage

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Indian Lake Middle School seventh-graders in Erika Eley’s science class recently built “contraptions” to explore the six forms of energy — mechanical, sound, thermal, chemical, electric and electromagnetic. The goal was for the student teams to build a project that transports a ping pong ball into a bucket using three of the six forms of energy. Mrs. Eley says the contraptions were required to be at least three meters long. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

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