Congratulations to the following students of the month for May!
|Mathew Kinnear||Performing Arts|
|Collette Leppert||Visual Arts|
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Leanna, John, and Janet are so appreciative of all the support that has been given the past several weeks.
Even with the threat of storms giving way to soaring temperatures, the Superheros of the Davidson Band and Orphan World Relief were hard at work ensuring that children around the world had a glimpse of hope in an unyielding world. On April 30, the Davidson High School Band Program partnered with Orphan World Relief (OWR), a local non-profit organization supporting orphaned children across the globe and right here at home, to host the 2017 Superhero 5K and Kids Dash. Racers and on-lookers alike were encouraged to come dressed as their favorite fictional fantasy character and race for these two great causes. In the end, the collective funds raised through amazing sponsorships, generous donations, and the hard work of tireless volunteers was over $9,000, an amount that will be split between the Davidson band and OWR.
We are proud to recognize 268 students from the 2017 graduating class who took part in this year’s academic signing. To be a part of this prestigious ceremony a student must have earned at least $20,000 in scholarships to attend college. This year our students have earned over $39 million. Congratulations to these students and their families.
Hilliard Davidson Chemistry Teacher, Bonnie B loom, was recently named High School Ambassador on the governing board for the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT). The AACT is a professional community by and for K–12 teachers of chemistry. The AACT Governing board is comprised of seven elected positions, two ACS representatives, and two ex-officio positions, for a total of 11 board members. Mrs. Bloom teaches AP Chemistry and is the Chair of the Science Department at Davidson.
The Women in Engineering class visited the Movement Lab Ohio (http://www.mlabohio.com/) on April 28th, owned and operated by American Ninja Warrior (ANW) Michelle Warnky. The students have been designing their own ANW course obstacles and took their designs to the ninja training lab to ask for feedback. The Engineering students also learned some of the basics of the stations and will possibly even help design a new station for their facility. Current Davidson student, Sarah Teater, is a trainee there and competes in national ninja competitions. Also, one of Davidson’s former engineering students, Sean Noel, is an instructor there and he has been invited to try out for the show in Cleveland in early May. Read more about this real-world experience in the Columbus Dispatch article.
This past April, Hilliard Davidson produced Seussical for their spring musical. Featuring a cast, crew, and orchestra of around 100 Hilliard students, the production also featured students from Weaver, Tharp, Norwich, Avery, Britton and Ridgewood in its cast. Congratulations to all! www.hilliarddavidsontheatre.com
Here are a few highlights in case you missed it!