Thursday, September 28, 2000

In the schools

Student off to MADD conference

        LIBERTY TWP. — A 17-year-old Lakota East High School student will join teens across the country Friday at the Mothers Against Drunk Driving National Youth Summit to Prevent Underage Drinking.

        Amee Price, a junior, will represent Ohio's 8th Congressional District in the conference, which runs Friday through Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

        Jill Jepson, Lakota's substance abuse coordinator, will accompany her.

        U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher will be chairman of the summit. At its conclusion, the student delegates will present recommendations for underage drinking prevention.

        At noon Oct. 18, Ms. Jepson and the Ohio student delegates will participate in a Columbus town hall meeting at the Capitol Atrium.

Middies homecoming

        MIDDLETOWN — A community bonfire at 8 p.m. today at the Middletown High baseball field kicks off Homecoming 2000 activities. The bonfire follows a 6:30-8 p.m. open house at the school.

        Friday, students will name a homecoming king, with the queen to be crowned during half-time activities.

        Kickoff for the Middies/Colerain High School match is 7:30 p.m. at Barnitz Stadium.

        A homecoming dance for students is scheduled 8-11 p.m. Saturday at the high school.

        Tickets can be bought today and Friday at school. Cost: $10.

Ex-principal honored

        FAIRFIELD — Former High School Principal Willard Hopkins was honored by the school board last week for his work in establishing the Fairfield Community Scholarship Foundation.

        Since its 1985 start-up, the fund has grown to more than $400,000, with annual scholarships totaling $30,000. The Fairfield Community Foundation administers the program.

Reading, writing tutors needed

        LEBANON — Lebanon elementary schools are seeking volunteer tutors to help children improve reading and writing.

        No experience is necessary; volunteers will be trained by certified teachers to work one-on-one with students in kindergarten through third grades. Volunteers will be asked to donate about an hour each week, or whatever fits into their schedules.

        An orientation meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Dunlavy School multipurpose room.

        For more information, call Julie Lederach at Dunlavy, 932-2799; Judy Wuenneman at Holbrook, 932-1432; and Connie Choate at Louisa Wright, 933-9394.

Choral concert

        LEBANON — Berry Middle School will be hosting its Fall Choral Concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Lebanon High School auditorium.

Post-prom ideas

        MASON — The Mason High School Afterprom Committee will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the high school media center.

        The committee is looking for parents to become involved and bring new ideas. For more information, call Diane Altherr at 398-8413 or Donna Burdick at 398-5545.

Finan visits Kings

        DEERFIELD TWP. — Ohio Senate President Richard Finan (R-Evendale) recently spent the day at Kings High School, leading students through a couple of mock Senate committee hearings.

        Students and Mr. Finan debated a moratorium on the death penalty, as well as handgun control.

        Following a luncheon with the Kings Local Board of Education and administrators, Mr. Finan spent some time with the KHS student government, informally discussing such items as careers as lawmakers and the senator's voting record.

        —Sue Kiesewetter and Jennifer Mrozowski


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