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4/20/2017 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Green Alumni Association celebrating 90th gathering

GREEN — The Green Alumni Association will gather for its 90th annual dinner June 3 at 4 p.m. at Green High School, located at 1474 Boettler Road.

According to club officials, the first alumni banquet was held in 1927 at Grange Hall with a meal prepared by the high school’s home economics class. The next year, the dinner event moved to a new high school, which eventually became Kleckner Elementary.

Club officials are inviting anyone who graduated from or attended Green Local Schools to attend this year’s banquet and catch up with former classmates.

The dinner also will include a 50/50 drawing, with those proceeds supporting a scholarship established in 2012. In addition, this year’s scholarship recipients will attend the dinner and share their college and career plans.

The dinner cost is $27 per person, with reservations due by May 1.

For additional information or to register for the event, call Eileen Hastings Cowgar at 330-606-2069 or Barbara Starcher Riggs at 330-896-3005.


UA plans event to honor students who have died

DOWNTOWN AKRON — As part of The University of Akron’s (UA) Remembrance Day April 26, students have organized the Husein-Unternaher Service Event to take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

The event will include a dedication to members of the UA community who have died over the past year and a service project.

This year’s event will commemorate College of Business Administration (CBA) student Duncan Unternaher, who died late last year. The event also will recognize Zak Husein, a CBA student for whom the 2016 event was named, along with other UA students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Following the dedication, more than 50,000 meals will be packaged through the nonprofit Rise Against Hunger (previously known as StopHungerNow). Volunteers will work together to package bulk food into meals to be distributed to those in need around the world.

Volunteers and donations are welcome. Organizers said the goal is to gather 400 volunteers and raise $14,500.

Tax-deductible contributions can be made in memory of Unternaher, Husein or another person by listing a name in the dropdown at commerce.cash net.com/orgwander.

Alternatively, checks can be made to The University of Akron indicating they are for the Husein-Unternaher event and the name of the person to be remembered and mailed to Husein-Unternaher c/o The Source, 303 E. Carroll St., Akron, OH 44325-4601.

The event represents the collective efforts of several student organizations on campus, including Pi Sigma Epsilon, American Marketing Association, Campus Focus, Phi Delta Theta, Muslim Student Association and WZIP, the student-run radio station on campus.

For more information, visit uaremembranceday.weebly.com or contact Kristin Genetin at kmg150@zips.uakron.edu.


Ecology curriculum explored in program for teachers

GREATER AKRON — Educators are invited to attend a three-day workshop this summer on ecology, wildlife and water resource curriculum that meets state academic standards.

Wet and Wild will take place June 19-21 and registration is due by June 5.

The June 19 program, at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, 912 Portage Lakes Drive in Coventry, will include Project Wild, Project Wild Aquatic and Growing Up Wild. On June 20, at Water Works Park, 2026 Munroe Falls Ave. in Cuyahoga Falls, teachers will explore Project Wet. The June 21 workshop, at the Bath Nature Preserve, 4240 Ira Road in Bath, will feature the Wonders of the Wetlands curriculum.

Participants will engage in hands-on activities and simulations. Upon completing the training, participants will receive the comprehensive Project Wild, Growing Up Wild, Project Wet, Project Aquatic Wild and Wonders of Wetlands curriculum and activity guides, as well as other resource material, and leave prepared and inspired to teach about ecology, wildlife and water in the classroom or informal educational setting, organizers said.

The fee is $45 for all three days, but those who wish to attend June 19 only may attend for free. There are additional options for those who choose to attend only June 20 or 21. For more information or to register, contact Gene Easter at gleaster@sbcglobal.net or 330-928-6691.


Ariel Hakim and Maria Lindsay contributed to these reports.

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