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Track team’s expectations grow as new season sprouts

The captains for the girls track team are sprinters, Sam Shaver and Tiffany Pryce, thrower Abbey Dunn and distance runner Caitlin Helfeldt.

The captains for the boys track team this year are sprinters, Ryan Bogucki, Schuyler Morris and Tj Lawson and distance runners Ian Mcvey and Alex Young.

“I think the boys are going to do great this year, and we have hurdlers who are going to do damage,” sopho- more Logan Morris said.

Last year’s boys track team went to NOC’s but did not win due of lack of points. The girls on the other hand won NOC’s.

The boys Nationals winners for 2014 were Tj LAwson, Nate Moore and Aaron Bogucki. The girls National win- ners were Kelsey Fobean, Emily Watts, Ashley Pryce, Jessie Stout, Sam Shaver, Tiffany Pryce and Kayla Thompson.

“Nationals were great even though I did not come in first, to be able to experience Nationals and represent my team was great,” Moore said.

“This year is going to be a great season. I have some very talented runners who are dedicated to their event,” coach Aaron Morris said.

Last year, the girls won NOC’s, but the boys lost due to lack of players.

“This year is my first year doing track but hopefully it goes well. The events I will be a part of are discus and shot-put,” junior Cynthia Johnson-Smith said.

Besides the freshmen, there are a lot of stars in the junior class like Jason Gobble, Damon Jones, Cynthia Johnson-Smith and senior Shelby Brown.

“I think the boys are going to do well this year because we have a lot of sprinters and great hurdles,” Morris said.

Last year, the boys only had four hurdlers, and this year they have eight.

“I think track is going to go well this year because of all the talent,” junior Ashley Tubergan said.

The girls are looking this year to finish out the last year of the conference with their last and sixth NOC title.

The boys are looking to win a title this year: they have not won NOC’s for three years and would like to win one since it is their last year in the North Eastern Ohio Conference.

This year will be the last year for Stow being a part of NOC. Next year they will join the Suburban League.

Track team’s expectations grow as new season sprouts

The captains for the girls track team are sprinters, Sam Shaver and Tiffany Pryce, thrower Abbey Dunn and distance runner Caitlin Helfeldt.

The captains for the boys track team this year are sprinters, Ryan Bogucki, Schuyler Morris and Tj Lawson and distance runners Ian Mcvey and Alex Young.

“I think the boys are going to do great this year,  and we have hurdlers who are going to do damage,” junior Logan Morris said.

Last year’s boys track team went to NOC’s but did not win due of lack of points. The girls on the other hand won NOC’s

The boys Nationals winners for 2014 were TJ Lawson, Nate Moore and Aaron Bogucki. The girls National winners were Kelsey Fobean, Emily Watts, Ashley Pryce, Jessie Stout, Sam Shaver, Tiffany Pryce and Kayla Thompson.

“Nationals were great even though I did not come in first, to be able to experience Nationals and represent my team was great,” Moore said.

“This year is going to be a great season. I have some very talented runners who are  dedicated to their event, coach Aaron Morris said.

Last year, the girls won NOC’s, but the boys lost due to lack of players.

“This year is my first year doing track but hopefully it goes well. The events I will be a part of are discus and shot-put,” junior Cynthia Johnson-Smith said.

Besides the freshmen, there are a lot of stars in the junior class like Jason Gobble, Damon Jones, Cynthia Johnson-Smith and senior Shelby Brown.

“I think the boys are going to do well this year because we have a lot of fast sprinters and great hurdles,”  Morris said.

Last year, the boys only had four hurdlers, and this year they have eight.

“I think track is going to go well this year because of all the talent,” junior Ashley Tubergan said.

The girls are looking this year to finish out the last year of the conference with their last and sixth NOC title.

The boys are looking to win a title this year: they have not won NOC’s for three years and would like to win one since it is their last year in the North Eastern Ohio Conference.

This year will be the last year for Stow being a part of NOC. Next year they will join the Suburban League.

New Science National Honors Society sparks interest with students

No it is not National Honor’s Society–it is Science National Honor’s Society.

During the summer of 2014, senior Mia Hamilton visited Brown University, where she spoke with people who gave her the idea of starting  a Science National Society at there school for students who are fascinated with science and math.

Hamilton started a petition around school to see if people would be interested in joining the program. Hamilton received good feedback from students and decided to take it to science teacher, Beth Schoonover.

They set up meetings, which will be held on Mondays, with the students who were interested.

Three weeks ago, a professor from Hiram University visited one of their meetings to give insight about science.

“Hopefully we can take trips to NASA and give exposure to jobs in science,” Schoonover said.

Juniors and seniors will be able to join this group as long as they meet the same requirements as NHS.

Senior Blaise Marchetti said, “I am in Science Olympiad and Academic Challenge and trying to expand my knowledge of paths I can take in research.”

Activities during spirit week heat up the high school

Seniors won the Battle of the Classes.

Seniors finished the battle with 49 points, following by juniors with 39 points, sophomores with 16 points and freshman with 14.

Stow B.O.T.C. 2015 shows who runs the school. All students hoped their class would win but in the end, many were upset again by the senior’s victory.

Seniors finished this year’s competi- tion with 5,300 points, second went to the juniors who had 2,400 points and third place went to freshmen with 1,900 points. Sophomores placed last with a dismal 1,100 points.

Mon. Feb. 9, there was an obstacle course during lunch to see which class could finish the fastest. The course consisted of crab walking, running and hula hooping. Seniors dominated with first place Tyler Hallam. Freshmen took second place and sophomores, third place.

Tues. Feb. 10, all activities were canceled due to ALICE training.

Wed. Feb. 11, there was a basketball shoot-out during lunch, winners were first place sophomore Ty Kremling, second place senior Antonio Johnson.

Wednesday night featured a dodge ball tournament and juniors dominated with first place showing their competitors who really runs the high school.

Thurs. Feb. 12 there was an obstacle course during lunch; however, due to some confusion, winners were not identified.

Fri. Feb. 13, due to the two-hour delay, lunch activities and pep rally activities were canceled.

One event that went on throughout the week was a coin collection; during lunches, student council collected change from each class, and the money went to Akron Children’s Hospital. The juniors won with a little over $450, and seniors came in second.

Another event was to see which class could accumulate the most followers on the B.O.T.C. twitter account.

Seniors came in first, freshmen came in second and juniors finished third. Each event was worth 500 points.

“I think it was fun. I was really unhappy about not having the pep rally because I was looking forward to it all week,” junior Chazon Clark said.

Many students were glad to have the B.O.T.C. this year. Participants seemed to enjoy the week’s activities.

“It made my week so much better being able to participate in school activities and spirit,” sophomore Pammy Meyer said.

Some students are excited to see what next year’s B.O.T.C. will bring to the table.

“I thought it was fun [and] cannot wait until we do it again next year,” freshman Parker Dinger said.

Students enjoy class events and spirit weeks because they are able to get involved in extra activities held at the high school.

Hopefully next year another class can dominate and take the throne from the new seniors because they are already looking at a “three-peat.”