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MENTORING FROM THE HEART



Published: Sat, October 7, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



Mentoring from the Heart

YOUNGSTOWN -- Recovery Restoration Inc., 552 W. Delason Ave., is sponsoring the program Mentoring from the Heart in which community volunteers serve as mentors to elementary and middle school pupils in the Youngstown City School District. Volunteers will be role models for high-risk pupils and assist them in improving their academic performance and personal development and expose them to new experiences and opportunities to help them succeed. After-school programs are offered at the Athena and Alpha schools of excellence. Other activities are workshops, job shadowing, tours of colleges and technical schools, career days and community service. Mentors are asked to give one hour a week. Applications are being taken at the Recovery Restoration office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. For information, call (330) 480-0860.

Boardman Witch Walk

BOARDMAN -- The Boardman High School Art Club will hold its annual Witch Walk from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 in the high school's art hallway. Students from the club create and perform in frightening stations for guests to experience in a mazelike setting. Admission is 2 and proceeds benefit the art club. Those visiting the Witch Walk are asked to use the auditorium entrance to the building.

LPN program test

WARREN -- A pre-entrance test for the Trumbull Career & amp; Technical Center's LPN program will be given at 8 a.m. Oct. 19 at the center's facilities in Champion. Pre-registration is required and there is a 35 testing fee. Applicants can register at the new Adult Training Center at the south end of the Trumbull career & amp; Technical Center, 528 Educational Highway. Two LPN classes will be filled through the pre-entrance exam -- the August 2007 11-month daytime class and the February 2008 two-year evening program. For more information, call (330) 847-0503, Ext. 1600. Test preparation classes are also being offered. For dates and times, call (330) 847-0503, Ext. 1611.

No. 7 fittest college

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Men's Fitness magazine has named Grove City College the No. 7 fittest college in the nation for 2006. Using research compiled from The Princeton Review rankings, the magazine names an annual list of the top 25 fittest and fattest schools. It is the first time Grove City has been named to the list. The Princeton Review rated Grove City based on its large participation in intramural sports, ranking it No. 7 on the "Everyone Plays Intramural Sports" list. Of Grove City's 2,450 students, 1,600 to 1,800 participate in eight club sports teams and more than 30 intramural sports programs. Over the last several years, the college has expanded and updated its fitness and athletic facilities, most recently installing turf, an all-weather track and lights at Thorn Field to encourage more students to use the facilities. The Men's Fitness magazine rankings are based on a survey of more than 10,000 university students from 660 campuses.

Governor's Award

FOWLER -- For the third year in a row, Neal Middle School has been selected as one of 85 schools in the state to receive the Governor's Award for Excellence in Youth Science Opportunities. The science teachers at Neal are Bethany DelGarbino and Susan Olive. The school is part of the Mathews Local District.

Displayed on Artsonia

MCDONALD -- McDonald High School artists now have their work displayed on Artsonia, the world's largest online kids' art museum. Anyone can view the school gallery online at www.artsonia.com/schools/mcdonald2. Artsonia, viewable at www.artsonia.com, features 1 million pieces of artwork from students in more than 100 countries. It offers free educational resources for children, families and schools to create art projects. McDonald joined the program through the efforts of art teacher Melissa Mills.

Science workshop

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Industrial Information Institute for Education, Inc. at Youngstown State University is offering a Science in Education Fall Workshop for K-8 teachers. The program, sponsored by FirstEnergy Foundation, will focus on environmental conservation and state-mandated education standards for science. There will be two sessions offered, the first on Oct. 18 at Mill Creek Metro Parks Mahoning County Farm, 7544 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, and the second Oct. 25 at Penn State Shenango, 147 Shenango Ave., Sharon, Pa. Cost to attend is 20 per registration and includes dinner, a 3.5 contact hour certificate and materials. Sign-in begins at 3:45 p.m. at both locations. Call (330) 941-2314 or contact williamsoniiii@ysu.edu to register.




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