The "Best Class of 2018" met on Wednesday, December 6th, for their Education Session Day. This day was the first planned by class members.They put together a great day. The team's mission was to showcase schools in our community and how they prepare students for careers in the 21st Century, especially STEM related programs.
The day began at Oberlin High School where School Board and Class member, Jason Williams, introduced Principal William Baylis II, who spoke on OHS's many programs before conducting a tour of the school and introducing the Class to some of the students and staff.
After touring OHS Class members and high school students, Adrienne Blair (Senior, North Ridgeville), Jonathan Merchant (Senior, Lorain High School) and Liz Osborne (Senior, Midview) held a panel discussion highlighting some of the challenges and benefits they experience in their day.
Champions of Leadership Speaker Greg Ring, Superintendent, Education Services of Lorain County and class were hosted by FAVA (Firelands Association for the Visual Arts) before the class split into two groups to tour Avon High School and South Amherst Middle School.
The class concluded at Ranger High-Tech Academy, the newly opened STEM school in North Ridgeville. Dr. James Powell, North Ridgeville Superintendent, spoke in regards to the new Academic Campus, discussing the thought and planning that went into the concept, he included the benefits they are already seeing to the students. Following Dr. Powell, Melissa Durkin, Principal of RHTA and North Ridgeville STEM Coordinator, conducted a tour and Q&A session.
Great job to the team: Jason Williams (Get With the Program, Inc.), Wendy Madding (PolyOne), Adrienne Blair (High School, NRHS), Jonathan Merchant (High School, LHS), and Liz Osborne ( High School, MHS).
A special Thank You to Session Day Sponsor Nordson Corporation for your support!
The class will meet again on Wednesday, January 10th, for their
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