BSTN students honored at Ohio Statehouse

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Neighbors | Submitted.The BSTN class checked out the awards, from left, Lukas Peters, James Valentin, teacher Chris Clones, Matthew Welton, Max Rassega, Mitchel Dunham, Naji Khoury, Nick Beck, Xavier Dorff, Mia Hammerton, Alex Naples, Kailee James and Gavin Fernandez.

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Neighbors | Submitted.The State House Atrium hosted the Celebrate Public Schools event on Jan. 24 where Boardman BSTN students were recognized.

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Neighbors | Submitted.Sophomore Sam Holter talks about the BSTN multi media program at Boardman High School surrounded by fellow students, from left, media teacher Chris Clones, Matthew Welton, Sam Holter, James Valentin and Megan Frye.

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Neighbors | Submitted.Assistant High School Principal Moris Jadue, students James Valentin, Megan Frye, Matthew Welton, Sam Holter, multi-media teacher Chris Clones and Superintendent Tim Saxton hold the Public Education Partners Award and a Senate Proclamation from Senator Michael Rulli's office.

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Neighbors | Submitted.The Senate Proclamation congratulating Boardman students on winning the Ohio School Board Associations "Stand Up For Public Schools Video Contest" that BSTN students recieved at the Ohio State House on Jan. 24.

By JESSICA HARKER

jharker@vindy.com

Four students from the Boardman School Television Network were invited to the Ohio State House Atrium on Jan. 24 to be honored for winning a video contest in November.

The original competition put on by the Ohio School Board Association was the “Stand Up For Public Schools,” in which students from Boardman High School received first place in.

“We are excited to be recognized once again for our video, and for the BSTN program that provides so many hands-on opportunities for our students at Boardman,” said Media Director and BSTN teacher Chris Clones.

Clones visited the state house, along with seniors Megan Frye, James Valentin, Matthew Welton and sophomore Sam Holter.

The “Celebrate Public Education” event is hosted by the Public Education Partners who os hosting the event for the second time.

PEP honors teachers and students in public education for outstanding work, celebrating Public Education Week in Ohio, which is from Jan. 20-26.

“PEP is the statewide advocacy group sponsoring this annual event inside the Atrium at the Statehouse. They invite teachers and students from outstanding programs across Ohio to share their talents on stage,” said Boardman Communication Representative Amy Radinovic.

This is the students second trip to Columbus since receiving the award, according to Radinovic, but the first time they were invited to the statehouse.

“Our students were really thrilled to play their winning video in front of the crowd in the Atrium at the Statehouse,” Radinovic said. “That was a great experience.”

The students were one of many to present during the event, offering students a chance to speak on the program.

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