Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Students earn right to 'mess' up

A group of students set out to mess up the day for the principal, assistant principal and fitness education teacher Friday at Delshire Elementary School in Delhi Township.

They did a good job of it, too, spraying Silly String on them.

Each of the 56 students won the right to "decorate" their teacher and school administrators by selling 30 items from the Goodies Co. catalog during the annual fall PTA fund-raiser at the school.

"We had a lot of fun with it," said assistant principal Lou Eichhold.

Principal Sonny Tudor and Dennis Ostholthoff, fitness education teacher, were the other "targets."

The winning students received a T-shirt that says: "We're here to mess up your day - Delshire Dragons."

Helping after Isabel

Taisha Rojas, a disaster specialist for the Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, is the latest to join the disaster team in Richmond, Va.

Rojas will serve as a mass care technician, helping to distribute meals during the cleanup and recovery after Hurricane Isabel.

Gary Miller, disaster director, said Rojas has the proper training and the proper attitude and will get experience with the disaster team.

Rojas is among seven people the local chapter has sent to the area.

Others are: Linda Fink, family service officer; Ned Stern, emergency response vehicle driver; Vince Costello, disaster welfare inquiry; Jerry Dickens and Darrel Meader, both health services specialists; and Erma Lamb, records and reports specialist.

Hike for Hospice

The Hike for Hospice of Cincinnati and Hamilton, set for this weekend, has sort of a spiritual quality to it, said Marie Bell, a member of the planning committee.

"This is an outpouring of love for loved ones, friends and family," Bell said.

Hikers in Cincinnati will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 4310 Cooper Road and march 2.5 miles through the streets of Blue Ash.

At the same time, others will start at the Eden Rock building, 860 N.W. Washington Blvd., and march 3.3 miles through Hamilton.

To register: 745-1617

Our kids

A child who has lost hair because of a disease might soon sport a blondish-brown wig donated by Katie Woodall, 8.

Katie read in the newspaper last year about donating hair through Locks of Love, which uses it to make wigs. Touched by the story, she decided to grow her hair so she could donate it.

"It had to be 10 inches from where they cut it. I finally did it," said Katie, a third-grader at St. Gertrude School in Madeira.

Katie is the daughter of Jim and Lisa Woodall, Indian Hill.

She had her ponytail cut off this month at Great Clips Salon by Stephanie Burgin.

Academic all-stars

5 scholarships awarded

The Taiwanese Association of Cincinnati has awarded $1,000 scholarships to these recent graduates:

Max Dean of Lakota West High School; Maurisha Jenkins of Withrow High School; Joe Johnson of Princeton High School; La'Trice Montgomery of Walnut Hills High School; and Michael Payne of Anderson High School.

Degree earned

Heather Poast has earned a bachelor's degree in environmental studies and Spanish from Lake Forest College, Ill. She also was awarded membership into Phi Sigma Iota, the national honor society for foreign languages.

The Indian Hill High School graduate is the daughter of Becky Poast and the late D. Michael Poast of Mount Lookout.

Scholarship received

Michael Morris, a recent graduate of Kings High School, received the Mason Landen Kings Chamber of Commerce's annual $1,000 scholarship. He plans to major in business administration at Miami University.

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