Lakota West seniors get instructions on where to sit and what to do during its commencement ceremonies, which were held June 3 at Miami University's Millett Hall. The practice ceremony took place on Lakota's district-wide last day of school May 31, 2012. Photo taken by Adam Kiefaber.
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A Woodland Elementary School third grader Blake Scherer was surprised when he was awarded a new bike Wednesday (May 30) morning after winning a poster contest promoting safety near schools. Pictured with Woodland principal Valerie Montgomery. Photo provided.
Photos: Woodland Elementary student surprised with bike- A Woodland Elementary School third grader was surprised when he was awarded a new bike last Wednesday morning after winning a poster contest promoting safety near schools. Woodland’s Blake Scherer was the only student from Southwest Ohio to win a bike in the Ohio Department of Transportation’s “Every Move You Make, Keep It Safe” school safety contest.
Mahogany’s troubles no secret – Cincinnati Enquirer’s Jane Prendergast took a deeper look last week on the controversial deal to give and loan nearly $1 million in city money to Mahogany’s owner Liz Rogers of Liberty Township, to open her restaurant at The Banks in Downtown Cincinnati.
Lakota students make video for Ohio Children’s Trust Fund – LakotaTV, a student-led television network, is looking to receive votes for its video produced for the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund 2012 video contest. As part of the contest, the OCTF will award $5,000 to four schools. According to Lakota East junior Matthew King, who is involved with LakotaTV, the winners will be scored in six categories. One category is public votes.
Lakota to have highest fees in region next school year
Lakota East High School sophomore Kendall Knudson gets a pat on the shoulder from her former track teammates as she comes to support them during a track meet at Mason High School. Knudson couldn't compete on the team due to high athletic fees. Photo taken by Joseph Fuqua II.
– Cincinnati Enquirer’s Michael D. Clark shared the concerns of Lakota student athletes with the pay-to-play athletic fee. Next school year, Lakota’s $550 per sport fee will be the most expensive rate in Greater Cincinnati.
West Chester concert series – The 2012 Fifth Third West Chester summer concert series at Keehner Park is now underway way after Saturday night’s performance from BlueStone Ivory. The free Saturday concerts will take place at the Keehner Park amphitheatre from 7 to 9 p.m. The series ends Sept. 3 with a performance by the West Chester Symphony. The last concert will be the only one in the series to be performed on a Monday.
Lakota East student doesn’t give up on way to graduation
Lakota East senior Gregory Nelson graduated June 3, 2012, with a 3.7 grade point average despite being unable to speak or use his muscles properly due to cerebral palsy. Photo taken May 28, 2012 by Adam Kiefaber.
– Unable to speak and forced to use a wheelchair, cerebral palsy has made Gregory Nelson’s life difficult, but it hasn’t damaged his personality and it didn’t prevent him from graduating with the rest of the Lakota East senior class on Sunday.
School’s out for summer – Lakota students wrapped up the 2011-2012 academic school year when they were released Thursday on early dismissal. Some students will be attending summer school, which takes place in two sessions from June 11-28 and from July 2-20. Morning classes will take place from 7 a.m. until 11:20 a.m., while afternoon classes will take place from noon until 4:20 p.m.
Military enlistees to graduate from Lakota West Sunday – A total of 23 military enlistees will graduate from Lakota West during commencement at Miami University’s Millett Hall at 1 p.m. Sunday. According to Lakota West principal Richard Hamilton, the high school typically has around 8-to-10 graduates enter the military every year.
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