Thursday, March 11, 2004

Monroe to keep open enrollment this fall

In the schools

MONROE - When Monroe Local School District opens its new K-12 facility in September, there may be students from neighboring districts.

The school board has decided to continue its practice of open enrollment for grades 7-12. About 98 percent of students from outside the district come from Middletown, said Superintendent Arnol Elam.

To apply, pick up forms at board offices, 30 Overbrook Drive, Suite D, beginning April 1. They must be returned by May 28.

Lakota journalists win state awards

LIBERTY TWP. - Two of three top high school journalists in Ohio are from Lakota high schools.

The Ohio Journalism Education Association has named Lakota West High School senior Jennifer Miller Journalist of the Year. Miller receives the Hartco Printing Company's $1,000 scholarship.

She will compete against other state winners for the national title March 31 in San Diego.

Lisa Baldwin a senior at Lakota East High School, won third place and the $200 Northeast Ohio Scholastic Press Association scholarship.

Mulch orders due today for fund-raiser

DEERFIELD TWP. - Today is the last day to order mulch during the annual Kings football "Mulch Madness" fund-raiser.

Cost for a 2-cubic-foot bag is $3.50. Checks should be made out to Kings football.

Anyone within a 10-mile radius of Columbia Elementary, 8263 Columbia Road, can have their order delivered to their home or business on March 27. Purchasers outside the 10-mile radius can pick their order up at the school after 8 a.m.

Information: Andy Olds, 398-8050, ext. 13033.

Mason Kiwanis offer scholarships

MASON - Public and private high school seniors who reside within Mason schools boundaries may apply for one of three renewable $1,000 scholarships offered by the Mason Kiwanis Scholarship Foundation.

Forms are available at high school guidance offices and should be returned to the foundation, P.O. Box 392, Mason, OH 45040, by April 1.

Finalists are chosen on the basis of academic achievement, community service, honors and awards, leadership, financial need and written recommendations. Winners will be notified by May 20.

PTO seeking box tops, soup labels

MAINEVILLE - The Hamilton-Maineville Elementary School PTO is collecting General Mills Box Tops for Education, Campbell's Labels for Education and Tyson Project A+ labels.

Items may be dropped off in the school office, 373 E. Foster-Maineville Road, during school hours. Proceeds will be used to purchase library materials. Information: 697-0346.

Sue Kiesewetter

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