The Kenton Middle School February Newsletter 2017 is online for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!
Members of the 1967 WBL Champion Boys Basketball team will be honored at the Boys Basketball game at February 17, 2017. All members of the 1967 team, including cheerleaders and managers, are invited to attend the boys basketball game on Feb. 17, and will be honored at halftime of the varsity boys game against Bath. This years marks the 50th anniversary of the WBL championship team. Those attending are asked to check in at the front ticket gate located in the front entrance of KHS. The JV game will begin at 6pm, and the varsity game will begin approximately 7:30pm.
The Kenton Middle School wrestling team sent three wrestlers to compete in the Jr. High Ohio Athletic Committee (OAC) District Qualifier tournament at Olentangy High School Sunday, Feb. 12th. Carter Bays and Noah Thibaut placed and qualified to compete at the 2017 Jr. High OAC State Tournament in Youngstown, Ohio March 18-19.
Thibaut, 8th grader wrestling in the 176 lb class, started quickly in the 2nd round after a bye with a fall over Ian Price in 0:13. Thibaut was then defeated by Stephen Baldridge of West Holmes in the semi-finals, but claimed victories in the consolation brackets over Gary Call by fall 0:35, and Noah Coker of Mount Vernon by fall 0:53 to place 3rd at the tournament.
Wrestling in the 138 lb weight class, eighth grader Carter Bays bounced back after a tough first round lost to Braden Welch of Ashland, and won his next four matches to make it to the consolation semi-finals. He defeated Johnathan Martin of London by fall 0:26, Tommy Robbins of OOP by fall 2:47, Robert Tayler of Heath by major decision 10-0, and Samuel Speakman of Teays Valley by decision 3-1. Bays then lost to Andy Willliamson of Mt. Gilead and Parker Finley of Olentangy to place 6th and qualify for the state tournament.
7th grader Zachary Hart also made the trip to the district meet wrestling in the 126 lb weight class, but fell short of qualifying with a record of 1-2. Hart won his first round match versus Bryce Mihm of Willshire by major decision 11-2, but then fell to Lincoln Heard of Marysville and then Dakota Clarkson of Covington by decision 2-7.
On Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a parent/student informational meeting at KHS.
A College Credit Plus (CCP) informational meeting will be in the Cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. for parents and students. This is a
mandatory meeting for students planning to participate in any type of CCP courses for the 2017-2018 school year. The student and/or parent must be present. The College Credit Plus Program allows qualified high school students to earn college credit and/or high school credit through successful completion of college courses. A program overview, qualifications, and deadlines will be discussed. Representatives from area colleges will be present. The necessary paperwork to begin the enrollment process will be distributed and must be returned to KHS by March 31, 2017.
An Ohio Hi-Point informational meeting will also be held on the evening of February 22nd in the library at 6:30 p.m., for any freshman or sophomore parents who may be interested in more information on Hi-Point’s programs. Students apply to Ohio Hi-Point during sophomore year, and attend a two-year program of study during Junior and Senior years of high school. Information on other elective courses will also be available for Freshman and Sophomore parents
at this evening event.
Congratulations to the following Kenton Swimmers for qualifying for the District Swim Meet. The District Meet will take place at Bowling Green State University on Friday, February 17th beginning at 3pm.
Mason Bloom in the Fly (21st seed) and the Back stroke (16th seed). Sarah Thomas in the IM (31st seed). The girls 200 Free Relay (24th) which consists of Thomas, Haley Hunt, Loghan Evans and Morgan Kohl. The boys Medley Relay (24th) consisting of Bloom, Landon Bartlett, Gaige Newman and Parker Remis.