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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mater Dei Academy says 'Please Save the Sharks'

Second-graders at Mater Dei Academy in Wickliffe recently learned about sharks. The students put together this video to share some of their knowledge:

Thank you to Kimmy Plaatje for sharing this with us on our Facebook page.

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Infographic: Why Homeschool: Top 3 Reasons for Homeschooling

Friday, October 19, 2012

Geauga Growth Partnership looking for high school interns

The Geauga Growth Partnership announces the 2013 program of paid summer internships for Geauga County high school students.

Eligibility is open to all seniors and juniors attending county high schools and residing in Geauga.

"We are delighted to offer these opportunities to Geauga students," said Lee Imhof, chairman of the Partnership's Internship Task Force. "These internships give our students real-world experience in the workplace and insight into employment opportunities in Geauga County. I especially want to thank the employers who have signed up to offer positions. We encourage more Geauga County employers to contact us about offering internship positions."

Interns are selected in a competitive process that begins with applications that are due Feb. 13.

Application forms and explanatory information are available from high school guidance counselors or from the GGP website, In addition to the application forms and supplemental information, interns will be interviewed by sponsoring employers.

Questions about the 2013 GGP Internship Program may be directed to Leslie Bednar at or 440-564-1060.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Coloring Contest winners picked

Thanks to all the youngsters who entered County Kids' Halloween Coloring Contest.
We were glad we were selecting the winners at random, since it would have been impossible to pick from among these talented artists.
Sean Lowery of Kirtland and Reece McCauley will each receive a four-pack of tickets to Lake Metroparks' sold-out Halloween Hayrides.
Entries will be on display in the News-Herald's Community Media Lab & Archives through Halloween, but you can check them out here as well.

- Tricia Ambrose  l  @triciaambrose

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Youngsters: Color for chance to win Halloween Hayride tickets

Hey kids, print out the illustration below and show off your mad coloring skills for a chance to win tickets to the sold-out Halloween Hayrides at Lake Metroparks Farmpark.

To enter you must be age 12 or younger, and entries must be received by Oct. 10.

Mail them to County Kids Halloween Coloring Contest, c/o The News-Herald, 7085 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094. Or drop them off when you're here for The NH Book Club's book sale to benefit Newspapers in Education on that day.

We'll pick a winner at random from among the entries, but all the works entered will be featured in a slideshow at

Entries must include the child's name, address and a phone number. (Address and phone number will not be published.)

Happy coloring!

- Tricia Ambrose   l  @triciaambrose

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Book sale benefits Newspapers in Education

We're having a book sale Oct. 10 to benefit Newspapers in Education, which brings newspapers into the classroom as a learning tool, engaging students and teachers in discussions of real-life issues and events. Check out the image below for details: