Student achievement highlights Bucyrus Board meeting

Student achievement highlights Bucyrus Board meeting
Posted on 04/29/2016

The Bucyrus City School District Board of Education continued shining a bright light on the many accomplishments of students during the regular meeting April 28. More than 20 students from both the Secondary and Elementary School were recognized for various achievements.

DECA students were recognized for their state and international accomplishments during the recent competitions. Kaetlyn Wilson, Loarel Mollenkopf, Gavin Lewis and Mykal Smathers received commendations for earning a top ten finish in the state competition. Ashton Hawkins, Jaret Pollock, Zane Richardson, Alyssa Musselman and Jacob Meeks were recognized for qualifying for the International DECA Conference recently held in Nashville, TN.

Christina Johnson and Nessee Rittenberry were recognized for their accomplishments as one of the top 350 artists in the 2016 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. High School students Nick Ruckman, Maggie Weir and Damen Parsell, along with Middle School students Morgan Brickner, Claire Schifer and Kaitlyn Kuhn, received commendations for their recognition during the Artapalooza art exhibit at Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center.

The final group recognized were the top 5 winners in the Bucyrus Food Services department’s annual Future Chef competition. Madalyn Kimmel, Christian Linn, Lily Pifer, Kaitlyn Arnett and Gina Griffith all received commendations from the board. Kimmel was presented with a prize package from Sodexo by Food Services General Manager Lorie Pennington for her recipe’s selection as one of the top 40 in the United States.

Students involved in this year’s Empty Bowl project presented a generous donation to the Bucyrus Backpack Program. The Empty Bowl project aims to help raise awareness for childhood hunger in America, and the students created handmade bowls that served as soup dishes for community members during the school play in March.

“The Board of Education enjoys publicly recognizing all the tremendous accomplishments of Bucyrus students,” Superintendent Kevin Kimmel said. “We have kids doing tremendous work in and out of the classroom, and it’s important for the Bucyrus community to know that we have great kids!”

During the business portion of the meeting, the board approved all agenda items as presented. The next regular meeting for the Bucyrus Board of Education will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Administrative Center Thursday, May 26.