Thursday, April 22, 2004

Team brings life to classic artworks



FORT MITCHELL - Making four works of art come to life is no problem for the Odyssey of the Mind team at Beechwood High School.

The team's solution to that challenge helped it win first place in the Kentucky Odyssey of the Mind Finals Saturday. It now advances to the World Finals in College Park, Md., May 29 to June 1.

At the state contest, the seven-member team had to reproduce two classic artworks and create two original ones, then make all four come to life and interact with each other. Working within a budget, the students made their own props, costumes and scenery and wrote their own script.

The team members, all sophomores, are Becca Allen, Cassie Andress, Kristi Bailey, Katie Brady, Alex Cardosi, Jeni Crone and Becca Smart. They are coached by Sally Andress.

To raise money for the Maryland trip, they will host two grillouts at the Fort Mitchell Kroger, 2156 Dixie Highway. Food will be served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 24 and May 8.

Students' name will go to space

ERLANGER - Kenton County students are about to get launched into space - or their signatures, anyway.

Twenhofel Middle School and Taylor Mill Elementary have been selected to participate in the national Student Signatures in Space project. Students at both schools will sign a giant poster that will be included in a future space mission.

Jazz band to play at library branch

UNION - The Gray Middle School Jazz Band will perform at 1 p.m. May 2 at the Scheben Branch of the Boone County Library, 8899 U.S. 42 in Union. The performance coincides with an art show. Every school in Boone County will have student artwork on display at the library.

Skip the horses for Derby Day raffle

ALEXANDRIA - Bishop Brossart High School is raffling off $10,000 on Derby Day. The drawing will be held at 6 p.m. May 1 during the Foresters Derby Day Party and Spaghetti Dinner at St. Joseph Church of Cold Spring. Only 250 raffle tickets will be sold. Each ticket contains 10 spaces at $10 per space. For more information, call the high school at 859-635-2108 ext. 124.

TV meteorologist to address dinner

NEWPORT - Alumni and friends of Newport High School are invited to a dinner meeting in the high school cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. May 20. The caterer is Green Derby Restaurant. The speaker will be Layne Mason, WKRC-TV meteorologist. His talk will be followed by a short meeting.

Reservations should be made by May 10. Call Wanda Castor Smith at 859-356-2311.

Teachers attend talk about turtles

NEWPORT - Turtles were the topic at a teacher appreciation night at the Newport Aquarium on Wednesday. .

Hundreds of Tristate teachers attended as a thank-you for their dedication and a celebration of Earth Week.

The speaker was Jean Beasley, a long-time Cincinnati resident and host of the WCET program Storytime with Jean Beasley. She now operates the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital in North Carolina. The hospital was named for Beasley's daughter, a sea-turtle activist who died in the 1990s.

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