It started as a modest effort at Sycamore High School to collect a few dozen towels for guests at Ronald McDonald House.
But then junior Amy Petrocy, 16, took over.
The result: an avalanche of more than 300 towels donated by students, parents, hotels and community groups.
"When we were told of the opportunity to help, I started organizing," Amy said. "This was a good chance to do something very positive."
Amy Petrocy, 16, a junior at Sycamore High School, holds some of the hundreds of towels she collected for the Ronald McDonald House in Avondale.|
(Steven M. Herppich photo)
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She and other students collected more than $170 during lunchtime, and used that money to buy towels.
They were given Thursday to a representative of Ronald McDonald House.
If there is one thing the city of Fairfield can boast about, it is being on the cutting edge of technology.
For two years in a row, this city of 43,000 won second place in the Savvy Award Competition for its Web site. It also won second place for its electronic external newsletter, "eNews Updates."
"We are proud of this department," said Jim Hanson, financial director. "We try to make the Web site comprehensive and innovative."
Club helps schools
The Kiwanis Club of Mason is spending $9,300 to fund school initiatives and programs this school year, said Dave Moushey, past president.
"We will give out about $37,000, which will include a number of school programs and several organizations," Moushey said.
The club conducts a Pancake Day and a Golf Classic to raise money.
BEHIND THE BADGE
The Evendale Police Department recently received its fourth national accreditation award from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
The award was presented in Detroit.
It is earned by departments that meet a highly regarded and broad body of law enforcement standards.
Evendale's reaccreditation represents completion of a continuous process of agencywide self-evaluation, concluded by a outside review by a team of independent assessors.
GOLDEN GALAXY FINALISTS
The winners of the annual Golden Galaxy Awards will be announced Oct. 22. More than 300 students from 58 high schools were nominated. in one of 11 categories. All 55 finalists will be profiled here.
Name: Karen Staubach
School: Sycamore High School
Parents: Lawrence and Jean Staubach
Karen is taking a rigorous schedule that includes physics and multivariable calculus. She is third in her class and has achieved national standing in both the SAT and ACT. She tutors elementary school students.
Name: Jesse Draud
School: Simon Kenton High School
Parents: Dana and Connie Draud
Jesse has performed with the May Festival Youth Chorus and with the Varsity Singers of Independence. He has performed at his school in West Side Story, The Music Man, Oklahoma and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown.
Name: Mandy Rose Holcomb
School: East Central High School
Parents: Jim and Melissa Holcomb
Mandy plays the flute and tenor sax in the school band. She is described by the band director as "a great musician." She also makes contributions to the band with her humor, enthusiasm and energy.
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