Chaney High student wins national award in math
YOUNGSTOWN -- The United States Achievement Academy recently named Joshua R. Staton of Chaney High School a National Award Winner in Mathematics.
Teacher Catherine Cochran nominated Joshua for the award. He will appear in the U.S. Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.
The academy recognizes less than 10 percent of all American high school students. It selects winners upon recommendations of teachers, coaches, counselors and other qualified sponsors.
Criteria for nomination include academic performance, motivation, attitude and dependability.
Joshua is the son of Dallas and Rosemary Staton of Youngstown.
YSU professors' book on working class released
YOUNGSTOWN -- "New Working-Class Studies," a book edited by Youngstown State University professors John Russo and Sherry Lee Linkon, was released by Cornell University Press.
The book is a collection of writings from historians, economists, geographers, sociologists and others from across the nation. It traces the origins of new working-class studies, explores how it is being developed both within and across fields, and identifies key themes and issues.
Russo is a professor of labor studies, coordinator of the Labor Studies Program and co-director of YSU's Center for Working-Class Studies.
Linkon is a professor of English and American Studies and co-director of the CWS. Russo and Linkon are co-authors of "Steeltown USA: Work and Memory in Youngstown."
Pupils participate in 'Make a Difference Day'
McDONALD -- The first "Make A Difference Day" had 455 students and 43 staff members pitching in to work on various cleanup and beautification projects in the village.
The McDonald Board of Education recently recognized the participants in the May 23 program, and Superintendent Michael Wasser said he hopes the day will become an annual event.
Pupils in grades six through 12 participated in the program, which included various beautification projects on school, village and private property.
The board thanked 29 area merchants and businesses who supplied food, gift cards for food, water, work gloves, planters for seeds and bags of soil for the project.