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County schools benefit from Syntero team


Morrow County Chamber of Commerce members heard a report at their Sept. 19 meeting by two mental health professionals from Syntero, Inc. who are dedicated to seeing students in the four Morrow County public school districts.

Northmor grad takes 1st at Big E


Over the weekend, 2022-23 senior Jed Adams, our former Northmor FFA president, competed in the Prepared Public Speaking CDE at the Big E (Eastern States Exposition). The Big E is an invitation only event in which speakers and other CDE participants from eastern states, as well as a few midwestern states, are invited to compete against some of the best speakers in the region.

Highland Homecoming Court


Highland’s 62nd annual Homecoming will be held Friday, Oct. 6. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. prior to the football game against River Valley.

TEACH grants impacting local students


MARION — “Just because someone is nonverbal does not mean they have nothing to say,” said Emily Leader, intervention specialist at River Valley’s Heritage Elementary School and mother of a nonverbal child.

READY FOR HIRE programs to continue


Last June, the Ohio Department of Education selected and awarded $89 million in Summer Learning and Afterschool Opportunities Grants to 161 community-based partners out of more than 700 applications from across the state. Locally, $1.9 million was awarded in two grants to Succeed, Prosper, Ashland, Richland, Crawford (SPARC ) Council, one to create summer programming in summer 2022, 2023, and 2024, and one to create after-school programming, with fiscal oversight from Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center.

Northmor Homecoming Attendees/Court


The Northmor Homecoming Attendees/Court is pictured above. In the back row are (l-r): Tanner Miley (Freshman Attendee), Dylan Normant (Sophomore Attendee), Bo Landin (Junior Attendee), Griffin Healea (Senior Court), Drew Hammond (Senior Court), Caiden Martinez (Senior Court). Front row: Saleen Miller (Freshman Attendee), Brooklynn Kuhn (Sophomore Attendee), Maizy Brinkman (Junior Attendee), Maggie Brewer (Senior Court), Jillian Mariotti (Senior Court), Mia Marshall (Senior Court).

Mt. Gilead FFA attends retreat


The 2023-2024 Mt. Gilead FFA officer team, alongside our adviser, had our annual officer retreat from June 26-28. We used this time to bond as a leadership team and plan for the coming school year.

Cardington FFA welcomes new members


The Cardington FFA officer team held a new member orientation on July 31 that both welcomed and inaugurated freshmen through various activities. These activities had basic aspects of being a member in FFA, reflected by the CDE matching station, as well as entertaining activities that encouraged new members to build social and team skills, such as in the “obstacle course,” where members were encouraged to show leadership by guiding their partner through obstacles.

MOESC, Ohio Dept. of Education join forces


The Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC) was one of four of Ohio’s educational service centers to secure an Ohio Department of Education bid to serve in Gov. Mike DeWine’s Building Regional Capacity to Support Ohio’s Literacy Coaching Model literacy project.

Rice begins second term on OSBA board


A Delaware County Juvenile/Probate Court magistrate was recently elected to his second term on the Ohio State Bar Association’s Board of Governors.


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