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An Epic Merit – The 2012 Bedford High School yearbook, the Epic, received a First Place Award in the American Scholastic Press Association’s Annual Review and Contest Awards for scholastic yearbooks, magazines and other publications. The Epic, which earned a perfect score in publication structure, was the only senior high school yearbook in Ohio in its category (enrollment of 1,001-1,700) to receive a First Place Award. The yearbook advisor is BHS art teacher Jennifer Pozz.
With Pen in Hand – Heskett Middle School students competed on December 15 in the District Power of the Pen Tournament at Monticello Middle School in Cleveland Heights. Eighth grade bearcats Justin Satchel and Milan Richards brought home the 3rd place and the 2nd place trophies, respectively, from the tournament, automatically qualifying the two to compete in the regional competition. By placing in the top 30% of all writers in the competition, 8th graders Breann Batten and India Crawford and 7th graders Naughtica Marin and Ashlee Rembert also qualified to move onto the Regional Tournament on March 16 at St. Joseph Academy. Heskett’s Power of the Pen advisor is language arts teacher Jamie Cole.
Rotary Students of the Month – Bedford High School salutes the following Rotary students: for September—Dareon Freeman and Patrick Wallace (Senior Class Student leaders); for October—John Mohnasky and Evon Gaston (Science Department); for November/December—Treston Woodley and Jennifer Worthy (Math Department); and for January— Devonna Leslie and Simone Scott (English Department). Rotary Students of the Month represent the "Best of the Best" from the senior class and are nominated by their teachers. In honor of their selection, the Bedford Rotary Club invites the students to be their guests at the Rotary's weekly luncheon meetings for the entire month in which they were selected.
BHS Swimmer in TV Spotlight– Bedford High School junior and Bearcat Swim Team member Cody Tokarcik was featured as the “Shining Star” on the January 7 weekly episode of High School Sports Insider on cable television’s SportsTime Ohio, which aired at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., and was repeated throughout the week. Cody is one of his class’s highest academic achievers and is involved in a variety of activities both in and outside of BHS.
Heskett Students Fueled Up By Browns—Five Heskett Middle School physical education classes (110 students) participated in the Cleveland Browns Fuel Up to Play 60 challenge. The program, founded by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, challenges students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school and gives them the opportunity to win prizes for making healthy food choices and getting active for at least 60 minutes every day. The Heskett winner was 7th grader Travis Campbell, who logged in 2,345 total minutes of exercise. For being one of the top 11 students in our area, he and three guests were invited to the Browns vs. Steelers game, where he was given sweat pants, a t-shirt, a hat and a book bag. He also got to run out of the tunnel with the Browns! For being the winning class from Heskett, 21 students from one of PE teacher Mike Cline’s classes also each won a Cleveland Browns pencil, folder, calculator and mini Nerf football. The ball club also gave Mr. Cline some nice prizes and gave the school a huge banner, Browns flag and 12 tickets to the Kansas City Game.
Carylwood Continues to Help Freeport – Carylwood students are still in the middle of walking a marathon at a half-mile a day to raise money for Freeport High School in Long Island, NY, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. The student started walking in early November, and it will take about 52 days to complete their marathon. Carylwood teacher Kim Rado was moved by the holiday spirit, however, and did not want to wait until the completion of the marathon to send money to Freeport, so she spearheaded a Carylwood Christmas Collection. The school collected and sent $1,300 to Freeport High School—to be distributed to students with the greatest need. If you’d like to sponsor a Carylwood student in their marathon to help Freeport, call the school at 440-439-4509.
Mark Your Calendars – Upcoming special events you will not want to miss include:
• Bedford High School Spring Musical, Grease: Friday, March 22 and Saturday March 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday March 24 at 2 p.m. in the BHS Auditorium.
• Sunday FunDay: On Sunday, April 21, The Bedford Schools Foundation Run/Walk starts at 9 a.m. and the Rotary Pancake Breakfast and the Bedford Schools’ Health Fair both begin at 10 a.m.
• Special Olympics: For the first time ever, Bedford is hosting the Special Olympics Track and Field State Qualifying Meet in Bearcat Stadium on Saturday, April 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Spring Fest: The 2nd Annual Spring Fest Art and Cultural Show is scheduled for Monday, May 13, at 5:30 p.m. The Art Show will be set up in the BHS gymnasium and Multicultural Fair will be held in the auditorium.