Throughout the noise of the MND athletic hallway, Tori Lyon, junior, and Leah Pillar, sophomore, are nonstop laughing. These two girls met on the dance team and have become very close friends throughout the years. When asked what their favorite thing about each other was, Pillar responded, “Tori has the most positive attitude I have ever seen!”
Chatting with friends during her free time, Madi Mullinger, junior, always is trying to make people laugh. Madi attended All Saints grade school and is involved in many clubs such as ambassadors. “I think my best quality is being outgoing and making new friends,” exclaims Mullinger.
Mathematics Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, will no longer be offering the Ohio Math League Contest extra credit opportunities for non-members this year in an effort to better reflect the abilities of it’s members.
Mu Alpha Theta is made up of math students who are interested in enhancing their knowledge and understanding of math. As a nationally recognized organization, the club requires that interested students apply for membership and have a cumulative average of 90% or above in her math course.
While actual club membership has always been limited, Math League events were previously open to the entire student body. Teachers would offer students extra credit toward their math grade for participating in the monthly morning sessions.
On August 26, during the school year opening pep rally, the school was presented with a check for $1500 from Penn Station East Coast Subs restaurant for having the best school spirit.
The award came after 2015 graduate Lizzie Walsh was chosen as a Penn Station Athlete of the Month for becoming a National Champion synchronized swimmer.
During flex one day last school year, there was a gathering of supporters in the foyer, where Fox19 (News/TV Station) and radio station Kiss 107 came to interview Walsh and witness the school’s amazing spirit. Many students came wearing goggles and other swimwear, ready to cheer on Walsh. Each time she responded to questions by the reporters, the crowd roared in support. Continue reading “Penn Station declares MND “Most Spirited””→
A 1978 graduate, Mrs. Judy Back Gerwe, begins her thirty-third year in education as the new Head of School. Many people know about Mrs. Gerwe from her education experience, but who is she as a person?
Mrs. Gerwe was born in Cincinnati, and attended All Saints Grade School and Mount Notre Dame High School.
One of her favorite childhood memories was her summers at a cottage on the White Water River with her family.
For college, she traveled to Chicago and attended the National College of Education, majoring in Elementary Education. She now lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband, Ken, youngest daughter, Julia and her cat, Tom.
Some of Mrs. Gerwe’s hobbies include traveling, crossword puzzles, and reading. She loves going to the beach, and has also visited Italy. She has never travelled to Hawaii before, but plans on going one day. Mrs. Gerwe also dreams of going on a Mediterranean Cruise, and maybe stopping by Greece on the way. Continue reading “Welcome “Back” Judy Back Gerwe ’78″→
When one hears of childhood illness, the first thing that comes to mind is cancer. According to Kids V Cancer, 25% of children with cancer die each year. This means that more children die every year due to cancer than adults died in the 9/11 attacks. Cancer kills more children than AIDS, asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and congenital anomalies combined. Many of the children who overcome childhood cancer experience issues throughout their lives, such as cancers coming back when they are adults.
While cancer is very prevalent in today’s society, and many children are suffering, there are many other illnesses affecting children daily. The illnesses can range from more commonly spread sicknesses such as chicken pox, pneumonia and the flu, to illnesses that are not contagious and may be genetic such as down syndrome or cystic fibrosis.
On September 10, people all over the world will make a commitment to raise awareness about the risks for suicide as part of World Suicide Prevention Day.
According to Teen Suicide, suicide is the third leading cause of death in teens. Suicide usually stems from mental disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, substance abuse, disruptive behavior disorder, borderline personality disorders, and schizophrenia. The teen years are filled with stress, confusion, academic and social pressures and changing hormone levels. People contemplating suicide feel that they have no other way out, and believe suicide is the only escape to happiness they have. Continue reading “Suicide Prevention Day”→