Bionic Bookworms win Battle of Books
Students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grade at Harman School participated in the Battle of the Books Competition on Dec. 15 and 16 in the school auditorium. Teams had been reading books and writing questions about their books for the past 12 weeks. The competition was the highlight of the program as students answered questions about their books to score points for their team. The Bionic Bookworms, Vol. II, were the winners of this year’s competition by a narrow margin. Congratulations to all the students who participated in this academic competition. The Battle of the Books program is sponsored by the Harman PTO.
Students on the winning team, the Bionic Bookworms, are pictured, left to right: Amelia, Daniel, Dillon, Amanda, Ally, Matthew, Kathleen.
Holiday Decorating winners announced
The following are winners of the Holiday Decorating Event in Oakwood...
Day - 5 Volusia, Charles and Mary Bane
Day - 241 Wisteria, The Edwards Family (Dan, Cynthia, Daniel and Kaitlyn)
Day - 210 Telford, Pete and Kim Hinzy
Day - 240 Monteray,
Day - 2800 Hathaway, Don and Cathy Dreesbach
Day - 2401 Far Hills Ave., Huntington Bank
Two winners are selected in each district, one daytime and one night.
Winners are judged on:
Winners will be presented with a framed certificate of award at the City Council meeting in January.
6th Annual MLK Breakfast celebration Jan. 19
The cities of Kettering and Oakwood will host the Sixth Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast celebration Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. Sponsored by Kettering Medical Center Network, the breakfast will take place from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center at Christ United Methodist Church, 3990 Shroyer Rd. Kettering, Ohio.
This year’s program will feature the dynamic Reverend Jerrie L. Bascome McGill, Ph.D.
Dr. McGill is the first woman ordained into Christian Ministry at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. McGill’s long-term interests touch on matters pertaining to women around the world and African American women in particular. While involved in several community service activities and organizations, McGill is presently devoting more time and energy learning about transformation in individuals and institutions. McGill and her husband, Charles, reside in Dayton and are the parents of two grown children and a foster daughter as well as the proud grandparents to eight wonderful young people.
The Kettering-Oakwood MLK Breakfast was originally created by Oakwood Mayor Judy Cook and former Kettering Mayor Marilou Smith in order to give residents a local opportunity to celebrate Dr. King’s ideals.
“We have seen the program evolve into a true “community” celebration, said Mayor Cook. “Our vision of bringing a variety of people together for the same unified purpose has been realized through this event.”
For ticket information, visit www.komlk.org
December 30, 2008
Volume 17, No. 53