Hilliard Darby Cheerleaders and Band members helped NBC 4 Daytime Columbus get things get started this morning. Here are some photos taken this morning for you to enjoy!
The boys cross country team qualified to the Regional Meet by earning runner-up honors at the District Championships this past Saturday! The team was 2nd place behind New Albany en route to placing all five scorers on the All-District Team: Danny Reynolds (2nd-15:55), Chase Hampton (3rd-16:09), Spencer Strohm (11th-16:34), Jayson Shoemaker (14th-16:37 ) and Jamey Ehret (17th-16:41). Zach Farrell and Grant Akers also ran extremely well displacing numerous top five runners from other schools.
In the open Race, Gage Akers ran well finishing 4th out of more than 400 runners. Christian Vermillion, Dan Durkin, Evan Jones and Colin Wagner rounded out the scoring with fantastic races.
Please wish the Cross Country team the best of luck this week at Pickerington North as they compete to qualify for the State championships!
The 2014 Homecoming King and Queen were announced at pregame of the Darby football game last Friday night. Tyler Long was announced as King and Erica Custer was announced as Queen.
Congratulations to both Tyler and Erica!
Luther Nyirenda, Sophomore, has been recognized for his poetry writing and has been selected for publication. Luther’s poem “From Throne To Crown” has been selected for review by Eber & Wein Publishing and poem “The Prayer” has been selected by Creative Communication.
Congratulations to our 2014 Homecoming Court! The King and Queen will be announced next Friday night (October 3rd) before the football game vs Canal Winchester.
Front Row Left to Right: Josh Baldridge, Freshmen; Joe Estepp, Junior; Drew Deshuk, Senior; Tyler Long, Senior; Ryan Rampi, Senior; Keegan Davidson, Senior; Andrew Landers, Senior; Bhupinder Whar, Sophomore
Back Row Left to Right: Zoe Hartman, Freshmen; Kali Apelt, Sophomore; Caitlin Toops, Senior; Madison McDonald, Senior; Amelia Young, Senior; Erica Custer, Senior; Megan Ferguson, Senior; Claire O’Toole, Senior; Morgan Littin, Junior
not pictured: John Gehrt, Senior
Irene Zhu, Hilliard Darby Senior, has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Irene placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Congratulations to Irene Zhu!!
Hilliard Darby Senior Mitchell Hastings has been selected as the schools top Math student for the class of 2015. Mitchell will receive the Honda-OSU Math Medal Award at a special breakfast ceremony for all the Honda-OSU Math Medal winners on Thursday November 6th. The ceremony will take place at the Honda plant in Marysville, Ohio. Congratulations to Mitchell!!! #DarbyPride #PantherNation
Darby High School Graduate Honored as True Professional of Arboriculture
Chris Ahlum, an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Board Certified Master Arborist®, professor and co-owner of Ahlum & Arbor Tree Preservation in Columbus has been named a “True Professional of Arboriculture™” by ISA. The True Professional recognition program honors arborists and tree care professionals for their positive impact on the industry in and around their communities.
Ahlum, a 1999 graduate of Darby High School is vice president and co-owner of the family arboriculture business. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbus State Community College where he enjoys teaching the next generation of professional arborists.
Ahlum’s accomplishments include saving historic 300-year old trees on the Ohio State University campus and completing a new state-of-the-art headquarters for his company. This past year, Ahlum initiated a research project to help determine the best method for treating a disease in Red Maple trees.
Ahlum is one of five individuals selected in the 2014 Class of True Professionals
A couple of years ago the tradition of a “student march” from Darby to Davidson High School started before the two rivals met on the football field. Last Friday the tradition continued with hundreds of students showing their school spirit and Darby Pride when they marched over to Davidson. Hopefully this is a tradition that continues to grow every other year! #PantherNation