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Sam Andrews nominees announced

Four people have been nominated or renominated for the Sam Andrews Educational Hall of Honor. These nominees were teachers or other employees involved in the school system that have been retired from employment for at least three years. At this time, we are requesting members of the community, former students, and colleagues to send letters of support for the nominee(s) of their choice.  Please send letters to Dr. Mary Jo Scalzo, Superintendent, Oakwood Board of Education, 20 Rubicon Road, Dayton, Ohio 45409, by Wednesday, June 4, 2008.

The induction ceremony will be held on Friday, September 19, 2008.  The public is invited to attend. The following persons are nominees:

New Nominees This Year

Richard Grigsby
Oakwood Junior/ Senior High Social Studies and English, Teacher (1981-2003)

Kathy Meyer
Harman Elementary School Teacher
Harman Reading Lab Teacher
Oakwood Junior High/Senior High Tutor(1980-2004)

Nominees (previously on nominee list and still eligible)

Dolores Barnes
Smith Elementary School Teacher (1951-1955)
Oakwood Junior High School Tutor (1976-1980)
Harman Elementary School Tutor/Teacher (1980-1988)

Lester Steinlage
Oakwood High School Math Teacher (1972-1995)

We look forward to your letters of support for your nominee. Please respond by June 4, 2008

OHS senior named Prudential finalist

Caitlin Jackson, a senior at Oakwood High School, was presented with an engraved bronze medallion to signify her selection as a Distinguished Finalist in the 20088 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, which honors outstanding youth volunteers. The presentation took place in the Kennedy Union Ballroom at the University of Dayton Campus last Tuesday, May 27 during the senior awards banquet.

Caitlin was honored for traveling to Bolivia last summer to volunteer at a home for abused girls. When she returned home, Caitlin recruited student volunteers to make and sell pesto sauce to support the Bolivian girls’ home.

OHS alumna working on international project

Oakwood native Emily Mitolo traveled to Washington, D.C., recently to present research on Marriott International’s expansion into Mexico and enhancement of its service mission.

Mitolo, a senior at Ohio University majoring in European studies and 2005 Oakwood High School graduate, made the trip with other students and faculty as part of Ohio University’s Global Leadership Center (GLC). Students from the GLC partnered with students from Mexico’s Universidad de Guadalajara in order to conduct the consulting project — the latest in a series of collaborative research projects involving students from the GLC and the Universidad de Guadalajara since 2002.

The Global Leadership Center strives to develop internationally minded, locally engaged leaders in all professions. It offers a two-year undergraduate through a curricular and co-curricular program that enhances other disciplines.


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June 3, 2008
Volume 17, No. 23

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