Our 2016 NHS Valedictorian & Salutatorian
Jason Mecchi is our Northwood High School 2016 Valedictorian. During his time as a high school Ranger, he participated in marching band, pep band, jazz band, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, musical, and Creative Writing Club. He is also a recipient of the Victor Thaper Award. When asked what he will miss most about Northwood High School he stated, “I will miss the organization and regularity of having the same classes every day and seeing the same people all the time.” This fall he will attend Bowling Green State University as an undecided major. When asked what he is most looking forward to while at BGSU, he explained that he looks forward to spending more time with friends while also meeting new people in a different environment. Jason’s hopes for the future include having a family and friends that he loves, as well as a job that he enjoys. Lastly, he stated, “I want to thank all of my teachers, my friends, and my family for always supporting me.”
Kristin (Kristi) Sawmiller is our Salutatorian for the Northwood Class of 2016. Kristi has participated in varsity volleyball, basketball, and track during her time at NHS. Additionally, she is a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club. As she ends her high school career, she will miss participating in sports and all of the fun school spirit events. This fall she will attend Mercy College of Ohio where she will pursue a degree in radiologic technology. Kristi looks forward to meeting new people and pursuing something she enjoys learning about. Her hope for the future is to provide high quality medical care to people who need it. Kristi stated, “I would like to thank my parents, teachers, friends, and coaches for shaping who I am and helping me through my journey at Northwood Schools.”
Congratulations to Jason, Kristi and the entire Northwood High School Class of 2016!
National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony
The Northwood Chapters of the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society would like to congratulate their newest members. These newly inducted students completely a lengthy application process that included maintaining an outstanding grade point average, completing at least five community service hours, and obtaining a letter of recommendation, while also being scored in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The induction ceremony took place during the Academic Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 18th. Congratulations to the following newly inducted members:
National Honor Society
National Junior Honor Society
2015-16 NES Student Council
By: Max Closson, Student Council President, 6th grade
Ellee Weiss, Student Council Representative, 6th grade
Student Council began with voting for our representatives and officers. We took a poll on who would be on the student council team. Each class selected their representatives, then the whole school voted on President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Once we got those results, we gathered together on a Tuesday morning and started to make plans for the upcoming year of fun and games.
The first event we came up with was a canned food drive. We sent out flyers around the school to tell about the upcoming event. We had “Canned Food Drive” buckets and boxes around the school that the students would put the cans in. We collected lots of cans, and we sent them to the food bank to be distributed to families in need in our area. The second event came soon after. We set up posters around the elementary that told everyone to get ready for the next occasion. We were collecting blankets, towels, food, and water for the humane society, along with wearing blue and red for Down Syndrome Awareness Day. We had lots of students wear blue and red that day. We also had many donations come in for the pets and animals that needed owners.
The next occasion that was happening was the clothing drive. We had over one thousand pounds of clothes brought in! We gave the clothes to Goodwill. The winning class got a pizza party, and the second place class lost by only two percent!
Our fourth event was door decorating for Right to Read Week. We had three different categories of winners. Best supporting class, best class, and best overall. The students did the door decorating, for the most part!
Lastly, we had movie night. The students had to bring in one book to get in, and another book to get snacks. We had many books brought in that night. The students watched Hotel Transylvania 2. They liked watching the movie and talking to their friends. A little while after the movie event, we had a spirit week. This is a week where the students could dress in crazy clothes, wear their favorite hats, wear their favorite team’s colors, and bring in a pillow and blanket to watch a movie instead of doing school work.
This has been a great year for student council. We had lots of fun activities and made so many amazing memories. Thank you to everyone who provided their help and support this year. A special thanks goes out to Mrs. Turner, our terrific Student Council Adviser!
My 6th Grade Year
By: Bethany Gillespie, 6th grade
This 6th grade year of school may have been my last one at the elementary school, but definitely my favorite. The best project of the year (in my opinion) was the carnival. The sixth grade ran the carnival by creating games for the customers to play. The customers paid with tickets, to play and receive a prize. This taught us supply and demand, while we had to think about display, and customer amusement. The whole carnival had an ending profit of $6,100! The money funded an awesome field trip to Cedar Point!
This year we had 3 teachers, Miss Murphy, Mr. Roach, and Mrs. Wilson. In Miss Murphy’s room we read 2 novels, and wrote 3 big essays while working on other curriculum. The whole sixth grade read over 105,000 hours in independent read in her class. In Mr. Roach’s room we planned the carnival, made roller coasters, and took a ton of cell-fies (we learned about cells for a long time). In Mrs. Wilson’s we were able to work at our own pace, which helps children to learn faster. We also made board games and had lots of fun in her room. My three teachers have been a great help to me this year, I wouldn’t have chosen any others.
This year for me was great, it was super easy to fit in. This was my very first year in a physical school, from 1st-5th grade I have been homeschooled. At teacher conferences in the middle of the year, my teacher just then found out I was homeschooled! My teachers, school, and friends, made it super easy to be comfortable in a new school. This is the best year of school I have ever had, all thanks to the great school that picks out the right teachers, students, and staff to help each student succeed. I am very glad I came back to school, especially glad I came to Northwood school.