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W. Holmes Middle School students compete in Power of Pen

West Holmes Middle School Power of the Pen competitors created three stories each at the district competition at Strasburg Middle School. Receiving third place out of 56 writers was Kylie Leppla. She will automatically qualify for the regional competition. Based on scores, WHMS will have other students attending the regional competition March 2 at Clearfork, but official results from the State Power of the Pen office have not yet been released. Writers and their ratings are: Seventh-graders -- Rachel Baird, two honors and one merit; Juanita Miller, two honors and one merit; Kayla Nicholson, three honors; Emily Rolince, three honors; Sarah Sprang, three high honors; Olivia Young, two honors and one merit. Eighth-graders -- Erin Stitzlein, three honors; Marris Hoffee, one superior, one honor, one merit; Regina Miller, three high honors; Makena Mulhall, three honors; Kacie Leppla, three honors; Kylie Leppla, two superiors, one honor. Sheila Miller, Jayce Snyder, Courtney Starr and Brooke Workman were runners for the competition. Parent volunteers were Lori Nicholson and Teresa Rolince. Judges were Jennifer McCluggage and Lisa Lang.

Career Center students have perfect attendance

The following Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center students were among those achieving perfect attendance for the second nine-week grading period of the 2012-2013 school year:

Juniors -- Cody BeBout, Paige Eberhardt, Cameron McGowan, Crisstopher Mullinnex, Samantha Spreng, all of Loudonville-Perrysville; Lisa Hesser, Jennifer Miller, Daniel Yoder Jr., Crystal Yeater, all of West Holmes.

Seniors -- Raelyn Fliger, Dana Lewis, Austin Morgan, Teddy Vansickle, all of Loudonville-Perrysville; and Keven Spencer of West Holmes.

Achieving perfect attendance for the first semester were: Juniors -- Paige Eberhardt, Cameron McGowan, Crisstopher Mullinnex, Samantha Spreng, all of Loudonville-Perrysville; Jennifer Miller and Daniel Yoder Jr. of West Holmes.

Seniors -- Dana Lewis and Teddy Vansickle of Loudonville-Perrysville; Keven Spencer of West Holmes.

Haystack breakfast planned for Feb. 2

Walnut Creek Elementary School on Olde Pump Street will offer a haystack breakfast on Feb. 2 from 8-11 a.m.

Come support the school and plans for repairing the basketball court, as well as educational programs sponsored by the Parent's Advisory Committee. Carry-out will be available and donations accepted. There will drawings for gift baskets.

Call the school for more information at 330-893-2213.

Triway sets conference dates

Triway High School and Triway Junior High School will hold parent/teacher conferences Feb. 12 and Feb. 14 from 5-8 p.m. Parents may begin calling the schools between 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 to schedule a conference time. Call the high school at 330-264-8685 or junior high at 330-264-2114 for more information.

West Holmes plans screenings

Kindergarten screen dates have been set in the West Holmes District. They are Millersburg, April 15 all day and April 16 in the morning only; Killbuck, April 18; Clark, April 19, morning only; and Nashville, April 23.

When calling to make an appointment, parents will be asked some basic information about their child. A registration packet will be mailed in April to be completed and taken to kindergarten screening. It is important parents take a copy of the child's birth certificate and proof of residency to kindergarten screening.

Schools and their contact numbers are: Clark, 330-674-7936; Killbuck, 330-276-2891; Millersburg, 330-674-5681; and Nashville, 330-378-2111.

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