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3/13/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Norton BOE approves construction resolution

NORTON — The Norton City Schools Board of Education approved a resolution regarding the district’s upcoming building project during a special meeting March 10.

According to Superintendent David Dunn, the board approved the resolution authorizing the board to enter into a resolution of acceptance in the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) Classroom Facilities Assistance Program.

The action was in response to a letter the district received dated Feb. 26 that formally notified district officials that the Ohio Controlling Board approved the release of state funds for the project. According to the OSFC, the state share for the project will be $16.3 million and local funding will be $15.7 million. The project will see construction of a new high school and demolition of Grill and Cornerstone elementary school buildings.

Also during the meeting, Dunn said the board approved a trip to the Business Professionals of America Skills Competition in Columbus March 14-15 for a group of Norton High School students at no cost to the district.

The board will next meet for a regular meeting March 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Norton High School.


Local students compete at MATHCOUNTS state level

COLUMBUS — The Ohio MATHCOUNTS Competition took place March 8 at Columbus State Community College.

The competition is composed of a series of individual, team, written and oral math tests.

Two local teams competed. The Copley-Fairlawn Middle School (CFMS) team of Ayman Bayachou, Ken Fuchino, Georgia Shay and Yullie Yu, coached by Jill Jones, placed eighth. The Revere Middle School (RMS) team of Jason Fan, Jack Krew, Thomas Li and Victoria Liu, coached by Lori Weigand, placed 23rd. A total of 30 teams competed.

In individual competition, the following local students were among the 191 who competed in the written exam:

  • Ken Fuchino, CFMS, 17th place (three-way tie);
  • Georgia Shay, CFMS, 50th place;
  • Jason Fan, RMS, 57th place (five-way tie);
  • Michael Rodgers, St. Hilary School, coached by Katie Heuer, 68th place (two-way tie);
  • Jack Krew, RMS, 80th place (four-way tie);
  • Victoria Liu, RMS, 84th place (nine-way tie);
  • Luke Armao, Old Trail School, coached by Colleen Pariso, 120th place;
  • Thomas Li, RMS, 121st place (five-way tie);
  • Ayman Bayachou, CFMS, 139th place (three-way tie);
  • Yullie Yun, CFMS, 139th place (three-way tie); and
  • Josh Parisi, St. Hilary, 157th place (six-way tie).

There were no local students competing in the individual oral competition. None of the local students placed in the top four to progress to the national competition.


Kathleen Folkerth and Stephanie Kist contributed to these reports.

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