Amherst News-Times, 2001-03-07
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|~Ba Basketball season is over — Page 5 Swim team seniors ride the waves — P0"" R Amherst News-Time s r •■J HH z n - ;. r .ti - 0 - 0 _■ 1 - - ' -, Wednesday, March 7, 2001 Amherst, Ohio Brian Cesear does all he can to work toward a state championship during competition on Saturday. Brian Cesea scores singL victory at state Despite a valiant effort, Marion L. Steele High School grappler Brian Cesear was not able to bring home a state championship over the weekend. But he did tally a win over last year's 171 Division I state champ, Nick Lukens, in a 4-3 decision. Cesear, a junior, ended this year with a 33-5 record after losing two more battles to J.R. Fairmn of Mayfield and Jared Snyder of Massillon Perry. Cesear enjoyed a heroic sendoff from his classmates at the high school last Thursday. ! f > I Science Olympics just as tough for 'athletes' A burning cauldron, a grand march into the arena, the entire world watching. Well, not exactly, but that doesn't diminish the spectacle that is the Science Olympics. Students from Nord Junior High participated in the intellectual olympiad and have advanced to the state level of the nationally sanctioned event "These kids have worked so hard," stated team coach and Nord teacher Kelly Kordelesky. "We have been working and practicing since the fall." Just like the athletic Olympics, the science version consists of several "events" in which teams compete for scores. Included in the 23 events are such titles as bridge building, mission possible, and mystery architecture. Each event has a set of parameters that the students must follow. For example, the Olympics has an event in which students must first build a model car. They must then calibrate it so that it will start and stop at a distance specified by a judge. Each event has its own parameters that are specific to the science that is being utilized. The Nord team is in its fourth year of existence, and has shown great improvement in recent years. "Four years ago we finished in last place," one student explained. "But this will be our third time going to state. This is also our first first place finish at the regional competition." While the mechanical events such as the car, a homemade airplane, and a machine that resembles an out of control version of the board game "Mouse Trap" are more interesting to the public eye, other events such Several members of the Nord Junior High science team demonstrate their gadgets. Members ot the Nord Junior High School Science Olympiad team will be competing in the state level of the Science Olympics. as the science of crime busters, and rocks and minerals are none the less impressive. In the crime busters event students are given several vials of powder. They are required to determine what the powder is and how it relates to a series of suspects. They also inspect clothing fibers, footprints, and fingerprints. These gumshoes are conducting tests that are very, similar to ones utilized by real life crime scene investigators. i The slate competition is held on the campus of The Ohio State University on April 20 and 21. The top two teams from that competition will qualify for the national competition which will be held in Colorado. According to Kordelesky the money that is used for travel and other expenses is raised entirely by the students. "They've raised $2,300 dollars this year," she said. "Every year the kids raise all the money. They sell candy ban and put on a dance. They really work hard. And every year we spend all of the $2,500." This year the Nord team is hoping that the fund will be a little thin. That will mean that the squad will be on their way to Colorado. Results from the Regional competition: First place medal: Joe Gigliotti and Brett Rosso for bridge building, Rachel Washburn for mission possible, Lilly Russell and Sara Weiland for rocks and minerals, Michelle Stark and Austin Meggitt for science of fitness, and Rachel Washburn for H20 quality. Second place medals: Mackenzie Anderson and Michelle Stark for amphibians and reptiles, Brett Russo and Matt Jenkins for battery buggy, and Lilly Russell and Rachel Wash- bum for write it do iL Third place medals: Brandon Raymond, Kate Hollingsworth, and Stephanie Heafer for experimental design, Annette McKinney and Michelle Stark for Life process lab, Stephanie Heafer and Lilly Russell for metric mastery, and Annette McKinney and Joe Gigliotti for science of crime busters. Fourth place medals: Brett Ruso and Dan Shiltzs for get your bearing, and Kate Hollingsworth and Stephanie Heafer for road scholar. 5-7 place ribbons: Kate Holling- sowith for can't judge a powder, Joe Gigliotti and Matt Jenkins for Dynamic planet, Brandon Raymond and Dan Shiltzs for mystery architecture, Dan Shiltzs and Austin Meggitt for the plane, Annette McKinney and Cory Prosowski for reach for the stars, and Brandon Raymond and Matt Jenkins for using the web. **y +f. *>*'■**-*** Leadership Lorain County taps local woman as leader Fancy refurbishing Interested residents and business owners attend an open house of an apartment being refurbished above a business on Park Avenue as part of the downtown restoration plants. The apartment is a work in progress designed to show people the potential for downtown living. The board of trustees of Leadership Lorain County has named Amherst resident Gail Stumphauzer as its new executive director. Stumphauzer, who has served as Leadership Lorain County program director for the past three years, will assume her new role immediately. "Gail Stumphauzer hat the knowledge, skills, and vision to help guide Leadorahip Lorain County into the new millennium," staled organization president Phil Schaefer. "We are thrilled that Gail has stepped up to the plate lo take on this new challenge. Her proven track record in program development, combined with her experience in continued success of the organization and our stakeholders." "It is an honor and a privilege to assume the leadership role in this dynamic organization,'' explained Stumphauzer. "Each year current class members are encouraged to leam all that they can about the county so that they can join the ranks of hundreds of alumni who make a human resource are all positive attributes that we think will help enaure the positive munity. The wonderful thing about my job is that I leam with and from each class. I am continually inspired to do more because of the generous and talented people of Leadership Lorain County." Stumphauaer has a barhfkw of acts degree in social work and psychology from the University of Akron and has towwr-WfrfJ additional work at The Ohio State University. A lyf^if^f aocial wurtyt. aad nursing home _-hnini_anj_oi she has served oo many CONTINUED on pea* 10 (
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2001-03-07|
|Date of Original||07-MAR-2001|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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