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PACK meets Bob Woodward!

Kristina SimpsonThis Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, the Political Action Committee of Kenston, or PACK for short, had an amazing field trip opportunity. PACK gives students, who have an interest in politics, an oppurtunity to talk about current events and all kinds of government news amongst their peers. Mrs. Smith, a history teacher at Kenston, runs the club and is very involved in helping her students get the best information and have real experience in the political world. The students involved in PACK traveled to the WVIZ studio in Cleveland for a great chance to interview Bob Woodward. Bob Woodward is mostly known for breaking the Watergate story to the public.

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Thank You For Voting!

Thank you for voting in the Follett Challenge! We ended up in Second Place and will receive $5,000.

C.E.C Celebrates Autism Awareness Day

Megan LyonsLight it Up BlueAutism is a disorder that will affect 1 out of every 68 children in the United States. In order to spread awareness of Autism, the club C.E.C celebrated "Light it Up Blue" on April 2nd. Students within the club wore blue, the color that is represents autism, in order to spread awareness throughout our school. Light it Up Blue is not specific to our school, but rather a world wide day to spread awareness of this disorder that affects so many. Abby Hamilton, a member of C.E.C, said, "Light it Up Blue is the International Autism Awareness Day! It is great that C.E.C is bringing it to Kenston so we can show how we support Autism awareness!" The members of the club are taking the steps needed to help others around our community become more aware of Autism as well as general acceptance of all people. April is Autism Awareness month, so it is a great chance to learn more about the disorder if you do not have much knowledge on it! Watch the video below to see the impact of Light It Up Blue throughout the whole world.

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Guys and Dolls is Almost Here!

Lexi HadarFor the musical production this year, Kenston Center Stage is proud to present Guys and Dolls. This musical is being put on by many talented students here at Kenston High School, who are all extremely excited to be performing this classic 1950s Broadway musical. Paige Lewis, a senior and cast member, said, "It has been great getting to know talented new faces as well as reconnecting with old friends. Everyone has been working very hard and anyone in attendance is guaranteed to leave smiling." The production will take place in the Kenston High School Auditorium Friday and Saturday, April 4th and 5th at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 6th at 2 p.m.

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Congratulations to the JANUS Staff

Josh HeiferlingThe Kenston High School literary magazine, Janus, was honored with a rank of "Excellent" in the 2013 National College of Teachers of English Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines. Over 370 schools entered the 2013 program and only twelve schools from Ohio received recognition. Student Editors of the 2013 edition were Claire Abourjeily, Lindsay Cook, Bob Craig, Halle D'Amico, Cara Fagerholm, Patrick Giebner, Brigitte Kolibab, Maggie Lowman, Cameron Lynch, Andrew Most and Bridget Wilberg. Mr. Tony Marchesi was the Faculty Advisor. Kenston senior Annie Randall said "It's really cool to see your peers literal and artistic talent."

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Thanks to Nationwide Insurance!

Annie RandallThe Kenston High School website is pleased to welcome Skala Nationwide Insurance as our newest sponsor. Kim Skala, a 1992 graduate, is a Nationwide Heritage Agent and her father was an agent before her, whom was also a Kenston graduate. She has two daughters and plans to move closer to Bainbridge sometime soon.

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Another Successful Blood Drive

Marion Margaret BroskoOn March 26, the annual Kenston Blood Drive was held in the auxiliary gymnasium where many students willingly donated blood. The students that donated, all together, helped 351 people. All of the students had smiles on their faces as they walked in which made for a positive environment. It felt like a blast from the past as childhood stories were being read as a distraction to those donating blood. More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day and everyone that donated yesterday truly made a difference. Senior, Ellie Brichmann, said, "It feels great knowing that I helped save someone's life by just donating some of my blood! Giving blood rocks!"

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Pennies For Patients

Kyle ApshagoAttention Kenston: Want to win an ice cream party for your entire grade? How about a pizza party for your homeroom? Donate to Pennies for Patients starting next Monday, March 31st and the winning grade level will get out of homeroom for an ice cream party. Donation boxes can be found in your homeroom or in the cafe during lunch. Also, the individual homeroom with the top donations overall will win a pizza party even if your grade is slacking. All pennies, silver, and cash donations now go towards your grade or homeroom total, so don't just stick to pennies. Raise as much money as you can to win! 100% of donations go straight to leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Every penny counts!

Parents you can donate online - put your child's homeroom teacher's name on the donation page, so your child gets credit for it!

Dance Team Brings Home Gold

Jack NesiDance TeamThe dance team dominated the Nationals Competition on Sunday, March 9th, winning first place in their pom and kick routines, and taking home the title of Grand Champion. Led by senior team captains Leah Grcevich, Katherine Gross and Nicolette Severino, the dance team took home this great honor along with two electric guitars as their trophies, medals, a national banner, and National first place sweatshirts and Grand champion jackets. Congratulations to Coach Werner for her 8th consecutive win of the national title. “After sitting through an 8 hour competition and seeing the girls perform two perfect routines, it was great to see their hard work pay off when they won grand champion.” Said Rudy Rozsnyai, who was in attendance. Congratulations to the girls: Danielle Apple, Macie Biermann, Jenna Blackburn, Breanna Bodak, Amelia Chandler, Victoria Clawson, Mira Grcevich, Gabrielle Groff, Hayley Harris, Lauren Parker, Maria Severino, Monaya Stanley, Taylor Tucholski, LaJoy Williams and Graycen Wood.

The Showcase is coming to Kenston April 26!

The Showcase is a single-night event featuring Kenston’s most entertaining students in a competition to find a champion. Students will perform in the auditorium for a faculty panel, but it is ultimately the audience in attendance that will crown the victor by popular vote. Think you have what it takes? Sign up for your audition spot online or during lunch March 18-21. Auditions for The Showcase will take place March 25, 26, and 27.

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Attention Seniors and Senior Parents: If you have any pictures you want on the senior graduation video please share them at Graduation.video@kenstonapps.
org. Or bring the hard copy into Nick Vartola or Anthony Hajdu. Pictures are due April 25th.

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Program of Studies for 2014-2015
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Birthdays This Week

Sunday (4/13): No one was born today!
Tuesday (4/15): Carly Artino, Tatyana Biggs, and Evan Frank
Thursday (4/17): Samantha Barrett and Nicole Martin
Friday (4/18): Jaycee Ursitti and Alexis Long
Saturday (4/19): Jordan Henry

On This Day in History

April 11 , 1970 Apollo 13 launched to moon

Quote of the Day

April 11, 2014 "True friends stab you in the front." ~ Oscar Wilde

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Help PTO! Our school code for Market Day is 5848. You can create an account at the Market Day Website and order items online. Market Day pickup is usually the third Wednesday of every month. Support KHS and order from Market Day!
Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant Kenston has received a $677K grant that will enhance our Physical Education Program! Learn More

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April - Integrity
Adhere to your beliefs, be faithful to your conscience, keep your word, and be honest with yourself.
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Thank You Kenston!

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Caught Ya!

April 7, 2014
Anthony Pavone and Andrew DiSanto want to bow down and thank Julia Elliott for helping them after they both fell down an entire flight of stairs!
Julia Elliott

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