MEDINA COUNTY — Highland High School junior Theresa Wolanin was presented with the “Do the Right Thing Award” at a Lorain City Schools Board of Education meeting Nov. 26. The award honors students who act as positive role models. Theresa and three other students staged concerts that raised funds for Camp I.D.E.A.S., a summer program for children with autism and other special needs. She became involved with the camp because her brother has autism and has utilized the program. Theresa and her peers spent many volunteer hours planning for, rehearsing and performing two concerts, raising a total of $1,136 to cover summer program costs and purchase new playground equipment for campers. She is a member of Highland Choirs and has performed in school musicals.
In other highlights:
Highland winter sports passes are now available for purchase through the Highland PaySchools system. Visit www. highlandschools.org and click on the “Parent Portal.”
Highland High School students have collected goods and boxed up to 260 “Shoeboxes for Soldiers.” They are planning to ship these shoeboxes to soldiers in Iraq. The cost to ship each shoebox is $9, and funds are still needed. Community members who would like to donate can send a check made payable to Highland High School to the high school office, 4150 Ridge Road, Medina, OH 44256. Donations should be sent to the attention of Judy Zimmerman/Shoeboxes for Soldiers.
Highland Middle School students are making fleece scarves and “goody” bags for a National Guard unit stationed in Afghanistan. They also need help with shipping costs. Community members who would like to donate can send a check made payable to Highland Middle School to Kelly Dannolfo, 3880 Ridge Road, Medina, OH 44256.
The Highland Middle School October students of the month were Samantha Ursem, Jessica Porvasnik, Alex Wood, Ashley Rymer, Kaitlyn Bankey and Luis DeLeon.
Students at Granger and Sharon elementary schools are collecting canned goods and household supplies for the Sharing Center. The following items are needed: spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, cookies, tissues, paper towels, laundry soap, toilet paper, dish detergent, tuna, canned fruit, cereal, juice, cake mix and frosting. Canned goods and nonperishable items will be accepted at the schools through Dec. 14.
The Highland Christmas Concert schedule is as follows:
√ The high school chorale/ seventh-grade choir combined concert will take place Dec. 11 in the high school auditorium at 7 p.m.;
√ The sixth- and eighth-grade middle school choir concert will take place Dec. 12 in the middle school’s West Gymnasium at 7 p.m.;
√ The middle school band concert will take place in the gym Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.;
√ The high school band concert will take place in the high school auditorium Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.; and
√ The high school choir concert will take place in the high school auditorium Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.