Each year, the State Support Team Region 4 along with the Lake County Education Service Center and Geauga County Education Service Center regionally hosts the R.A. Horn Outstanding Student Achievement and Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Awards Program for Lake and Geauga County.
Congratulations to our award recipients!
Outstanding Student Achievement - Erik Halstead
Franklin B. Walter - Mr. Johnathan Luster
Please join us in congratulating our Fair Poet Winners:
First - Morgan Braemer - "Just One Smile"
Second - Maya Hess - "If I Were"
Third - Jennifer Soria - "Strength"
Runner Ups - Zoe Ferris - "Real Strength"
Caleb Jones - "Strength is Smarts"
First - Rashawn Alston - "Rising Above the Dark"
Second - Lydia Shaw - "Resilience"
Third - Ashlynn Craft - "Be A Man"
Runner Up - Liz Olvera - "I See Strength Everyday"
Victoria Palmer - "Private Machines"
Owen Meachum - "The Strength of the People"
Emily Bradac - "Our Little Universe"
To read the poems by our Fair Poets, please click this announcement.
Victoria Palmer's art work was selected by Ohio's Arts Council from the 60th House District. Victoria's painting represents Dia de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead), a holiday celebrated in Mexico. Her art work is one of 99 works of art currently being exhibited for the year at the Statehouse.
State Representative John Rogers visited Fairport Harding High School to present an award to Victoria. He said, "When you think about the artist who paints or when you think about the poet who puts the words or his or her thoughts on paper, in some way shape and form, the artists try to communicate with each other." Thank you to State Representative John Rogers for supporting the arts and for coming to our school for this occasion. Congratulations to Victoria on her winning art work.
Thank you to Mrs. Janet Merrick from the Fairport VFW for coming to our assembly on May 5, 2017 to present four awards to our Harding High Students for their participation in the VFW Patriotic Art Contest.
Our VFW Student Art Winners were:
Chace O’Meara - 1st place
Alexis Tanker - 2nd place
Michael Chipps -3rd place
Angie Gutekunst - Honorable Mention
Congratulations to all of our artists and to Ms. Luoma!
Thursday, May 4, 2017
For the second year, the Lake County Storm Water Management Dept. sponsored a rain barrel design contest for two students. Designs were submitted and two students won. These students got to paint their designs onto two rain barrels. Our student winners were Chace O'Meara and Ari Ocasio. These will be auctioned or raffled off at one of the Lake County summer events. Congrats to Ms. Luoma and her fantastic art students!
Monday, May 1, 2017
Eighth Grader Maya Hess was recognized for her essay about the 14th Amendment. She submitted this essay to the Lake County Bar Association - the theme this year was "The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy." Maya's essay was included in the program for the 41st annual Law Day Breakfast held in Mentor at the LaMalfa Center. She was the only middle school student in Lake County to be recognized. Only three students total in Lake County received recognition and awards at the Law Day Breakfast. Maya met Keynote Speaker and Ohio Supreme Court Justice William M. O'Neill. Congratulations to Maya! We are very proud of your accomplishment!
Monday, May 1, 2017
Gabby Palmer and Victoria Palmer won Rotary awards on Monday, May 1st for their recent roles in Fairport Harding's Drama Productions.
Victoria Palmer won Best Female Support in a Drama/Comedy as Mrs. Ethel Banks in Barefoot in the Park.
Gabby Palmer won Best Female Support in a Musical as Sebastian in The Little Mermaid.
This is quite an accomplishment considering they were selected from hundreds of students from six different schools in Lake County.
Congratulations to Gabby and Victoria and also to our Drama Directors Mr. Luster and Dr. Allen!
Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Rotary Drama Awards Program is the brainchild of Painesville Rotarian Robert Tischer who believed that students who participate in school theater productions should receive recognition similar to that bestowed upon students who participate in athletics. Students of drama are no less talented, and give much of themselves and their time. The dedication and efforts of these students are worthy of a night of recognition. The Drama Awards Program is our opportunity to congratulate and honor these students. Lake County is truly fortunate to have such talented and creative students and Directors, complimented by parents, teachers, administrators and others who support the Drama Programs in our schools.
Our Nominees In Alphabetical Order:
The awards ceremony will take place at Mentor High School on May 1st at 6:30 pm. Good Luck to all the nominees!
Fairport Harding Senior Caleb Hites signs his commitment letter to Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi, West Virginia
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Caleb Hites signed his commitment letter to play baseball for Division II Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi, West Virginia. Caleb is a four-year starter on the Skipper Varsity Baseball Team. He also played football for the Skippers.
Caleb has attended Lakeland for the last two years through the College Credit Plus Program. He plans on majoring in Physical Training. In college, he will be a dual player - playing either third base or pitching.
We are so proud of you Caleb! Follow Caleb's progress at www.gobattlers.com.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
The Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Program was established by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) to promote and recognize outstanding academic achievement. One senior from each county in Ohio receives this annual honor.
Fairport Harding Senior Brenna Starkey won this award. She aspires to earn a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She is undecided at this time on the college she will attend, but her long term goal is to be a Doctor or Surgeon.
Brenna Lorek, a senior at Fairport Harding High School, signed her commitment letter to play Division II Softball at Notre Dame College on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in the Branthoover Auditorium.
Update: Urban sets a new school pole vault record at 8'6" on April 18, 2017 at Harvey in Painesville, Ohio.
Natalie Urban sets a new school pole vault record at 8'1" on Tuesday, April 11 at the 18th Annual George Gross Invitational Track & Field Meet at the William H. Attewell Track in Cuyahoga Heights.
She came in first place at the meet against eight other schools. Natalie Urban is a double regional qualifier in pole vault, and hoping to repeat again this year. She is very active in volunteering in the community and attends college classes through Fairport's College Credit Plus program at Lake Erie College. Natalie has been on Fairport's track team since 7th grade. She also participates on the basketball team.
Natalie's new school record replaces the 8'0" record held by Serena Rodriguez, a 2009 Fairport graduate and stand out athlete on the Basketball and Track teams.
Our very own Fairport Harding High Senior Alexandra Arredondo's narrative was performed on stage at Cleveland State University on March 18, 2017. Lit Cleveland helped kick off the 2017 Cleveland Humanities Festival with Crossing Borders: Immigrant Narratives.
Crossing Borders was a two night staged dramatic reading directed by Marc Moritz starring Tim Keo, Leilani Barrett, Rocky Encalada, Tina Stump and Peggy Sullivan with music by Mike Bloom. The script was comprised of submissions from Lit Cleveland members and residents of Northeast Ohio. Both nights were well attended with over 150 people on Saturday and just over 100 on Sunday.