Speech and Debate lands 3rd in National Qualifier

Oakwood’s Speech and Debate Team was third in sweepstakes at the National Qualifying tournament, qualifying seven students to the tournament in June. In Humorous Interpretation, Dillon Corrigan and Tyler Rife were in the final round, with Dillon finishing fourth, as second alternate to Nationals and Tyler finishing first as a national qualifier. In Dramatic Interpretation, Joanna Draper was first, qualifying her to the national tournament, while Nora Murphy and Lindsay McWilliams were fifth and sixth.

Representing Oakwood in International Extemporaneous speaking, Siobhan Tellez finished second to qualify for Nationals. In debate, the teams of Jeff Nagel and Maggie Light-Scotece as well as Caroline Paule and Colin Ward qualified to the national tourna ments.

The other debate teams of Marcus Viereckl and Ben Hawkins and Julia and Philip Sizek finished fourth and fifth. Oakwood also had students who were in the semifinal rounds of the tournament, including Emma Couch in Original Oratory, Jake Basnett in Humorous Interpretation, and Katie Hoffman and Tyler Dillon in Domestic Extemporaneous speaking.

Juniors sought for Rotary Leadership Workshop

The Oakwood Rotary Club seeks applications from Oakwood area high school juniors to attend the Rotary District 6670 Annual Leadership Workshop at the Dayton Engineers Club. The all day event will take place on March 12, 2009. The one-day session offers students from local area high schools to develop team problem solving and presentation skills in a collegial atmosphere.

The Oakwood Rotary Club will sponsor four students from the Oakwood area. Students from Oakwood attending any area High School are invited to apply. Applications and more details about the workshop can be obtained from your High School Guidance Counselor office.

You can also contact Oakwood Rotarians Chuck Roedersheimer (293-8105) for applications and additional information. Information on past programs and details on this year’s event can also be found at the local Rotary District 6670 website at www.rotary6670.org. (Select RYLA tab)

The information on the international program is found at www.rotary.org under the tab “RI Programs” and then the tab “Rotary Youth Leadership Awards”. Applications need to be completed and turned into the Guidance Counselor office to Mr. Roedersheimer no later than March 4, 2009. Selected students will be notified by March 9.

Chaperones needed for Dance

The High School PTO is looking for parents to volunteer as chaperones for Oakwood school dances. The next dance is the Turn-About Dance on Saturday, March 7 and according to PTO President Sara Feldmiller, “We can’t always find parents who are willing to chaperone, and we can’t hold dances without parent support. If you’d like to learn more about the role of chaperone and/or if you’re willing to help, please contact Stacy Silverstein at stacy.silverstein@kenblanchard.com or by calling 272-3571.

Mandatory PSEO meeting Mar. 2

Post Secondary Educational Option (PSEO) is an educational program available to all students in grades 9-12. Typically students access the program to enhance their high school curriculum by taking course work at Sinclair Community College, t
he University of Dayton and/or Wright State University. A mandatory meeting for parents and their students who wish to participate during the 2009-2010 school year will be held in the high school cafeteria on Monday, March 2, at 7 p.m. PSEO applications must be submitted by March 31, 2009 in order to be eligible to participate in the 2009-2010 school year. For further information, please call the guidance office at 297-5326.

Dual enrollment info meeting

Students and their parents are invited to an informational meeting to learn more about the dual enrollment courses offered at the high school this year. Chinese and Global Politics will both be offered on our high school campus as university courses. The meeting will be held in the high school cafeteria on March 2, at 8 p.m.

Mandarin Chinese is open to juniors and seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and who have successfully completed two previous years of another foreign language.

Global Policies is open to juniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and have successfully complete AP US History or are enrolled in AP Junior English. The course is open to seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher OR have earned a score of 21 or higher on the critical reading portion of the ACT.

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February 24, 2009
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