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Colonel Crawford senior honored by national program

NORTH ROBINSON – Nolan McKibben, Senior of Colonel Crawford High School, has been honored by the College Board’s National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program. He achieved recognition due to his academic achievements and outstanding performance at PSAT / NMSQT.

As a winner of the National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program, the College Board will help McKibben connect with colleges across the country by sharing his accomplishments.

To be considered for the program, students must:

  • Take the PSAT / NMSQT in October of their junior year.
  • Achieve minimum required PSAT / NMSQT scores (qualification level may vary by state each year).
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year.
  • Go to school in a rural area or a small town.

“We are extremely proud of Nolan’s accomplishments,” said Col. Crawford Superintendent Todd Martin. “He has already proven himself as a leader inside and outside of school with his many activities, such as football, basketball, baseball, Leo Club, 4-H, Young Life, the College Now program and being active in your church in addition to consistently maintaining outstanding grades. We are happy to see that he is now reaping the rewards of his hard work and diligence. “

GOAL Digital Academy focuses on attendance

This school year the number of students who have been absent and missed significant amounts of learning is alarming and unprecedented. To ensure that students do not fall further behind this year, we must ensure that they can access education even if they have to stay at home due to illness, quarantine. or even a natural disaster.

September was Attendance Awareness Month, and GOAL Digital Academy came up with ideas to improve student attendance. Two new programs were put in place, increasing the reporting of attendance hours by students by more than 1,000 hours per week.

First, each staff member was assigned a workload of students to mentor. Mentors make weekly contact with students and serve as first responders when students are having difficulty. They monitor school attendance and progress and alert education advocates when problems arise.

Second, teachers are now required to run at least one live lesson per week in all of their classrooms. The high participation rates in these live learning sessions show that this effort is having an impact. Not only can teachers develop stronger relationships with students, but they can also better understand some of the obstacles they face and solve problems with empathy and flexibility.

Two local men credited with new patents

Two new patents were issued which were developed, in part, by inventors in the counties of Richland and Crawford.

Savant Technologies of East Cleveland has obtained a patent for an LED lamp developed by five co-inventors, including Jon Mallery of Bucyrus.

The Ohio State Innovation Foundation of Columbus has been granted a patent for a “bending apparatus for materials testing and micro-CT imaging.” Kyle Anthony Bodnyk of Ontario is one of the three co-inventors.

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