Thursday, June 17, 2004

Underwater hockey players will compete in nationals

In the schools

ST. BERNARD - The Roger Bacon High School underwater hockey team will compete June 25-27 in the U.S. Underwater Hockey National Championships at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

Roger Bacon has the only high school underwater hockey team in the United States and competes with college and community teams.

In January, the Roger Bacon Spartans competed at the Michigan State University Martin Luther King Day Invitational Tournament and won their division, defeating Michigan State University, the University of Illinois and the University of Guelph (Ontario).

Teacher adds to honors

GLENDALE - Princeton City School District's 2003 Teacher of the Year, Margaret Murph, has been selected as the DARE Association of Ohio's 2004 DARE Educator of the Year.

Murph was recognized for her outstanding assistance with the fifth-grade Drug Abuse Resistance Education program at Heritage Hill Elementary School. She fully integrates DARE into her science and health curriculum, and provides regular reinforcement outside of the DARE lesson times.

Glendale Elementary School has been nationally recognized as an Exemplary HOSTS (Help One Student to Succeed) Link Language Arts school. The school was singled out for serving students through mentoring and academic intervention. A total of 99 mentors assisted with the program.

Dulles parents active

GREEN TOWNSHIP - Oak Hills Local School District's J. F. Dulles Elementary was recently named a School of Excellence for Parent and Family Involvement Programs. It is one of 30 schools out of more than 6,000 statewide to earn this designation.

The recognition is based on the six national standards developed by the National Coalition of Parent Involvement and the National PTA Council: communicating, parenting, student learning, volunteering, school decision-making and advocacy, and collaborating with community.

For information on this program, visit

Director's summer role

WALNUT HILLS - Purcell Marian's theater director, Allan Karol, will play Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof June 24-Aug. 15 at La Comedia Dinner Theater in Springboro. This is his fifth production of Fiddler, which marks more than 400 performances in which Karol has played Tevye - his favorite role. For information, visit

Karen Andrew

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