UHS students inducted
YOUNGSTOWN -- Ursuline High School recently inducted the following students into the National Honor Society: Michael Bartos, Mandela Bellamy, Jaime Brode, James Burtnett-Grigsby, Joseph Carkido, Rachel Cavucci, Carly Cene, Jennifer Colla, A.J. Cook, Jared Daly, Jack Daugherty, Dane Davis, Carrie DeMarco, Niki Diana, Erin Glaab, Daniel Grimes, Allison Hogan, Charles Housteau, Jenna Klempay, Joni Koneval, Ashley Koval, Angela Lewis, Meaghan Manning, Maggie Matune, Michael McBride, Thomas Metzinger, Alyssa Monroe, Shanley Monroe, Kyle Muir, Ryan Novotny, David Patrick, Elizabeth Pugh, Courtney Reese, Joe Rouan, Michael Sanders, Ryan Satterlee, Janet Sauline, Mary Sauline, Ashley Siembieda, Nadia Suzelis, Natalie Suzelis, Nicholas Szugye, Jessica Tedesco, Jacquelyn Turner, Bryant Youngblood and Paul Yourik.
Bristol holds enrollment
BRISTOLVILLE -- Open-enrollment applications for Bristol Local Schools for the 2005-06 school year are now being accepted. Any pupil from Ohio is eligible. Applications may be picked up at the high school, elementary, or superintendent's office between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Returning open-enrollment pupils will be given first priority, all other applicants will be accepted on a first-come basis, provided there is space available.
Math event planned
GROVE CITY -- Math education students from Grove City College will discuss aspects of the subject during the fourth annual Mini-Math Conference April 9 in the college's Hall of Arts and Letters.
Area elementary and high school pupils, as well as those from homeschool settings, were invited to attend one of two sessions, which begin at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. A variety of topics will be covered for multiple skill levels, including tessellations, hexaflexagrams, math game theory, and Mayan, Egyptian and Babylonian math.
Intercom, the campus math and science education club, sponsors the event, which is coordinated by math professor Dr. Ramon Voltz. For more information, call (724) 458-3302.
Markota gets scholarship
HIRAM -- Girard resident Justin Markota, a senior at Ursuline High School in Youngstown, recently was awarded a $5,000 Vachel Lindsay Scholarship toward 2005-06 tuition at Hiram College.
Candidates for the scholarship are evaluated based upon their academic record; extracurricular activities; scores on standardized testing; a written essay; recommendations from teachers, counselors and parents; and an interview. Scholarships are renewable provided the recipient maintains a minimum cumulative grade point average at Hiram College.
Documentary festival set
AKRON -- The "Festival for Art on Film," the only known U.S. festival dedicated to documentaries on arts and artists, will premiere from 1 to 5:30 p.m. April 9 at The University of Akron's Kolbe Hall.
Entries in the festival include short music videos and films about artistic tools and communication technologies. The works were produced by local, national and international artists and directors.
The goals of the festival are to showcase films about art and artists while encouraging the combination of forms of artistic expressions, said festival director Seth Thompson.
The university's College of Fine and Applied Arts will host the event organized by Wigged Productions. Tickets will be available at the hall's box office one hour prior to show time at a cost of $5 for students and seniors, $8 for the public and $20 for supporters of future festival presentations. For more information, visit www.artonfilmfestival.org.
Event benefits homeless
YOUNGSTOWN -- Ursuline high School held the 16th annual Wake-A-Thon for the homeless recently. Some 310 Ursuline students, with the assistance of 30 faculty members and 100 parents and alumni, participated in the event. The event raised more than $10,000, which was divided between three local charities -- The Beatitude House, the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley and the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Everyone participating stayed awake from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. to remember the needs of others.
Tech students entertain
CANFIELD -- A group of students from The Mahoning County Career & amp; Technical Center hospitality course is performing a musical show at area nursing homes and retirement centers. The show includes "Help Me, Rhonda," "The Electric Slide," "The Beer Barrel Polka," "God Bless America" and "Hound Dog."
Mary Beth White, the MCCTC Hospitality teacher, scheduled the performances with the assistance of Volunteer Services Agency Inc. The Sensations are booked completely this year and are accepting requests for next year.
Tech students win gold
COLUMBUS -- Three students at the Mahoning County Career & amp; Technical Center captured a gold medal at the Business Professionals of America state competition here recently.
Capturing first place in the Web Site Development Team event were Mia Hupp, Campbell Memorial High School; Matt Ward, Austintown Fitch High School; and Steve Hood, home-schooled. They are all juniors in the MCCTC Information Technology Academy, and were part of 1,200 students at the annual statewide event.
Stever Herron, a senior at East Palestine High School, won a sixth place in graphic design promotion.