After 2k Des1gn5 established its superiority in the halls of Kenston earlier this semester with their long sleeve "Kenstonia" shirt, they are back in action with a new product! The hot new product is a white short sleeve t-shirt featuring the Kenstonia Bear logo on the rib cage. The shirt is offered in sizes small through extra-large for a steal price of $10. 2k Des1gn5 board member Halle Siegel said, "Buying a t-shirt from 2k Des1gn5 is a much smarter way to spend your money than on a pair of sunglasses." Product order forms can be found on the posters throughout the school or from Mr. Kepreos, in room C223. The first 20 shirts purchased come with a custom "Kenstonia" sticker, so be sure to order yours today!
On Tuesday May 5th, 2015 Geauga County will be having a special election. The ballot will consist of only one issue, the proposed new Kenston Local School's levy. The 4.7 mill combination levy will have two parts, a 4.0 mill operating levy to pay for daily operating expenditures and a .7 mill bond issue to pay for capital improvements. If you are eighteen years or older you are able to vote in this election! Make your voice heard by voting yes or no! If you are not registered to vote use this registration form and mail it in or go to a local registration location. If you have any further questions about the upcoming election check the district homepage.
We all know that the first day of spring has come and gone. We all know the end of the year is quickly sneaking up on us. And we all know today is the last day before the start of spring break. Vacations, family reunions, parties, Easter celebrations, or even just chilling out, that's at least a little of what each and every one of us will be doing over the break. Tori Doran said, "I'm excited to spend my spunky, sporty, spring break with my friends in Florida." And that's good, because a break is a break, not a time for extra work, and we all need to have a little fun. And while having fun is the best thing to do, you must stay focused, and don't drop the ball when it comes to your work. Stay strong, keep focused, and have fun!
On Sunday, March 15, Halle Fodor, Sammy Hajdu, DeeDee Doe, and Tori Doran volunteered to help the nonprofit organization called The Mute Swan. The project these girls worked on was called the Beautiful Baby Project. This project helps single, soon to be mothers who have decided to keep their babies despite the difficulties they may encounter. Together the girls assembled 25 gift baskets that contained some necessary and enjoyable baby products such as baby clothes, diapers, wipes, books, toys and more. These baskets were delivered to local moms the following weekend, and they were surely feeling blessed when seeing how much a group of people can impact their lives.
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The final spring break for the seniors in Kenston High School will begin March 28th, Saturday, for 10 days. Many senior friend groups are going off with their friends and onto vacation to spend a last vacation with their best friends. Spring break for the seniors is a sad, but exciting time that everyone looks forward to.
"It is weird knowing that this spring break is the last break before college. Honestly I do not know if I am even ready for spring break because I am definitely not ready for college," said Brooke Mostar, a senior going on spring break with her friends and family to Fort Myers.
Taylor and Calla Martin will be performing with Cleveland Ballet at Playhouse Square's Ohio Theater on Friday, April 17, 2015. The program is named under "Classic. Elegant. Timeless." and it begins at 7 p.m. Along with the Cleveland Ballet Youth Company, three other incredible guest artists and a choreographic world premiere will also be featured. According to Taylor, their dance teacher wanted to bring back Cleveland Ballet and re-establish it as the resident professional ballet company in Cleveland. Taylor said, "We performed at the Hannah Theater last year which is where Cleveland Ballet began. Our teacher wanted us to next perform at the Ohio Theater. To prepare for this event we have been practicing since February and we had a lot of help from Robert Wesner; who is a guest choreographer that came up with some pieces for our performance. It turned out great and I can't wait." Cleveland Ballet invites Kenston High School to support their classmates at the performance! Here is the link to get your tickets online.
The Capture the Flag Tournament is coming back to Kenston this year. The Business Club will be running this two week long event from April 20 (4/20) - May 1 (5/1). If you want to create a team you can visit the Google Forms sign up sheet. Everything will be electronic this year. Evan Berry, the co-president of the Business Club said, "We want everyone to come out and have a good time!" It costs everyone $5 to play and the money goes toward bandanna and supplies to run the event. Good luck at the tournament and if you have any questions you can contact Ben Poe, Ryan Herpy, Allie Smith, or Evan Berry. If you do not have a team but still want to play we encourage you to contact one of the people listed above.
The Variety Show is quickly approaching! If you have a talent that you want to share with everyone, don't forget to tryout. Your talent can be anything from singing and dancing, to doing magic tricks! Tryouts are on March 25th and 26th. You can also run the show if you do not want to share your talent. Tryouts to be an MC are on March 24th. There is also another option! If you do not want to share your talent or run the show, you can come and watch the Variety Show on April 25th. "I am very excited to see my friends possibly perform in the variety show," said Bridget Lucey. Save the date!
Dinner time can be a nice time for families to eat dinner with each other and talk about their day, right? I am not so sure, studies show that less and less people are eating dinner as a family. Dr. Mike Bouleeve said, "Families eating less together can be attributed to a higher dependence on fast food." Although other experts disagree, Nada Truman at the University of Arizona said, "I believe that dinner has become less of a social gathering because of the influx amount of technology that our society depends on."
The Governor’s art show is a show that is dedicated to showing the works of young talented artists all around Ohio, and four very talented students from our school have works being presented! These students include: Melanie Formica, Garrett Rosinski, Becky Hiros, and Matt Ballard. Out of 12,000 students that are selected from the 12 different regions, only 300 works are actually put on the exhibit! The show is taken place at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus at the beginning of April and ends in May. Scholarships and Awards of Excellence will be distributed to the students at the opening of the show. Congratulations to the students whose pieces made it in and keep up the good work!
On April 16 American Commodore will visit KHS for junior and senior boys. New this year they will be providing an in-school ordering service for prom tuxes. By ordering during their visit you can save $50-$60 per rental! They accept cash and credit cards only. For even more convenience, tuxes will be delivered to the high school for students to pick up.