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Three Delaware Countians Receive Recognitions At OU College Of Business

14 Apr , 2022  

Students in Ohio University’s College of Business are being recognized for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their communities as part of 2022 award celebrations. The awards include success not only academic excellence, but also exemplary leadership, resilience and service in courses, student organizations, and co-curricular opportunities.

“We are extremely proud of our students,” said Jackie Rees Ulmer, dean of the College of Business. “Business Bobcats work extremely hard to pursue their educational, professional, and career goals. It’s an honor to see them succeed and recognize their accomplishments.”

Each year the college celebrates business students, alumni, faculty and staff at various events and banquets that take place throughout the spring. This year’s list of student award recipients includes three residents of Delaware County. More…

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Twenty-Four Delaware County Schools Included In Purple Star Class Of 2022

12 Apr , 2022  

By 1808Delaware; Ohio Department of Education

On Monday, when the Ohio Department of Education announced the 263 Ohio schools part of the list of new and renewed Purple Star designations for members of the Class of 2022, Delaware County was exceedingly well represented.

24 local schools were included in this year’s class.

As shared by the Department, “Purple Star schools show a significant commitment to serving students and families connected to the nation’s armed forces. Ninety-four Ohio schools received the esteemed award for the first time, and 169 schools earned a renewal after three years as dedicated Purple Star Schools. More…

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Delaware Hayes Performers Hit New York City

5 Apr , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

The beauty of a magnificent church on New York City’s Park Avenue will be enhanced this Friday by musicians from right here in Delaware County.

The Symphonic Choir, Hayes Players, and Symphony Orchestra from Delaware Hayes High School will be performing this Friday at 2 PM. The setting for the performance is the National Historic Landmark St. Bartholomew’s Church.

Commonly referred to as “St. Bart’s,” the church is home to a historic parish of the Episcopal Church dating from 1835. The structure is located on the east side of Park Avenue between 50th and 51st streets in Midtown Mahattan. The current church is the second on the site; the current one having been constructed in 1916 to the designs of noted architect Beteram Goodhue.

Goodhue’s large body of work includes the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln. More…

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OWU Seniors, Delaware Countians Showcase Creations At The Ross

31 Mar , 2022  

When neurons share messages in the body in a burst of electricity, they achieve “action potential.”

Ohio Wesleyan University’s graduating Fine Arts majors are using the phrase as the title of their senior show, using “Action Potential” to describe their four years as OWU students and their future promise as artists.

The eight-student exhibition will be on display from April 9 through May 7 at Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Featuring works juried by OWU Fine Arts faculty, the show will open with a free community reception from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the museum. Two Delaware Countians are included.

The exhibition title was suggested by graduating senior Colin Hiester of Delaware, a triple-major in Fine Arts, Neuroscience, and Psychology. More…

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Olentangy Students Shine at Educators Rising Conference

21 Mar , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Each year, hundreds of students and teachers gather for the Educators Rising Conference, a place where students interested in a career in education can meet their like-minded peers, participate in professional development sessions, compete in events that showcase knowledge, and gain skills needed to succeed in the teaching profession.

This year’s event was held on March 9-10 at Capital University in Bexley.

Twenty-three high school students from all four Olentangy high schools competed.

This is the first year Olentangy students have joined an Educators Rising chapter, which received awards for being an Honors Chapter, based on overall chapter GPA and service work, first place for Chapter Display, and first place for Service Project Competition. More…

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Black History Month Programs At Westerville Central, South High Schools

22 Feb , 2022  

The Black History Month programs at Westerville Central and Westerville South high schools this year are taking different approaches on a similar topic: identity.

Westerville Central’s “Under My Fro” program explores finding your identity beyond your appearance and what it means to be a Black teen amid the racial unrest and widespread protests following the death of George Floyd.

“It’s nice to be able to speak out about the experience because no one is going to know how you’re feeling,” said WCHS senior Rugie Kabia, who performs throughout the show.”For us to perform and let people know this is what we go through and for you to understand, it can create a closer community and better equity within Westerville.” More…

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Westerville Schools Launch Video Series On New Forward Together Plan

17 Feb , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

Westerville parents and community members can learn more about the district’s ongoing initiatives, upcoming priorities, and plans to follow through on work that was interrupted due to the pandemic in a new video series the district launched this month.

The videos, which will be released periodically through June, focus on themes of the district’s Forward Together strategic plan. Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg as well as district leaders presented a report on the Forward Together plan at a September board meeting.

The plan aligns community aspirations, provides clarity around a shared vision and responds to the demands of a competitive and fast-changing world. It was developed through stakeholder input from previous community engagement efforts around the district’s current Strategic Plan, Facilities Master Plan, Boundary Planning and Portrait of a Graduate. More…

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Coming Soon To Westerville High Schools: Hope Week

26 Jan , 2022  

From Westerville City Schools

The Hope Squads at all three Westerville high schools are launching Hope Week at their buildings, promoting hope, spreading kindness and raising awareness about suicide prevention.

Hope Squad student leaders at Westerville South High School are kicking off festivities starting Monday, while those at Westerville North and Westerville Central high schools have organized events the week of Jan. 31.

“We’re bringing school-wide awareness to what Hope Squad is about, mental-health awareness and getting people educated on what we’re doing,” said senior Ansley Enders, who is part of the Hope Squad leadership team at WNHS. More…

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New Members Sworn In To Westerville Board Of Education

15 Jan , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

Newly-elected board member Kristy Meyer and re-elected board members Tracy Davidson and Dr. Nancy Nestor-Baker were sworn into office of the Westerville City Schools Board of Education at an organizational/regular meeting on Jan. 10.

Meyer, who serves as the board’s newest member, was born and raised in Westerville and graduated from Westerville North High School. She and her husband, Chase, moved back to Westerville to raise their daughter and son, who are attending schools in the district.

Her civic engagement includes serving as a member of Wilder Elementary’s Equity Team and founder of Sunbury Woods Neighborhood Watch. She is a member of the Friends of Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks as well as several parent-teacher organizations. More…

Life in Delaware County, Schools

State Takes Action To Counter COVID Surge, Delaware County Schools Infection Rates Remain Steady

17 Dec , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The number of COVID-19 infections has risen precipitously in Ohio over the last several weeks and days, giving rise to some of the first concerted action in weeks by the State of Ohio.

At the same time, local schools’ reported number of cases remains steady.

In late November, the number of new cases in Delaware County school districts and buildings was averaging a bit over 150 a week. When numbers were released on Tuesday of this week by the Ohio Department of Health, it was reported that 136 cases were present this past week, representing 129 students and 7 staff members. More…

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