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Thursday, October 6, 2011

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Kirtland students put on dress drive to help school in Ashtabula.
Senior Morgan Seelinger from Kirtland High School, with help from classmates Morgan Choe, Chloe Hart, Claire Lofgren, and Jena Schnur, made a difference for students in need by arranging the "Cinderella Dress Drive." They collected gently used gowns in Sept. for girls in Lakeside High School in Ashtabula who may need assistance in obtaining dresses of their own. 

Tim Blankenship, owner of Premier Dry Cleaning  and Kirtland resident, agreed to donate dry cleaning and delivery services so the dresses would arrive in ready-to-wear condition at Lakeside High on Wednesday. Administrators from both schools were impressed and thankful for the efforts of the Kirtland High students. 
"They have taken initiative to help others selflessly," school officials said.

Eastlake school receives supplies from area business
Teachers at Longfellow Elementary School in Eastlake were grateful to have the extra supplies thanks to Wal-Mart.
The retailer selected Longfellow teachers this month in efforts to close the gaps in school supply needs.
Each grade level and special needs and physical education classrooms received $100 gift cards and a baskets filled with various school supplies to help inside the classroom.
"It really boosted their spirits,"  Longfellow Principal Ruth Ann Plate said about the teachers. "They were all excited and it was a nice surprise."

 Auburn Career Center teachers get recognition through award  
Two instructors of Auburn Career Center in Concord Township were honored by the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education. 
Teachers, Sue Lefler and Robert Tomsich both received the Ohio ACTE 2011 Pacesetter Award. 
The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership or innovative program achievements through service, according to the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education. 
Lefler and Tomsich were selected from division of Affiliation of Tech Prep and Academics.
 “ I was honored to receive this award," said Tomsich, an architecture and project management instructor at Auburn. "In reflection, it was the student’s hard work and dedication that made this possible. I am humbled to be working with them and the fantastic staff that we have at Auburn.” 
Lefler, an allied health technology instructor, said she was proud to represent Auburn in her acceptance of this award. 
--Angela Gartner


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