Glimpses of NV this week…

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Ever had a chemburger?  Mr. Roth’s Chemistry students approached an introduction to stoichiometry by first discussing cooking, ingredients, and recipes.  Mr. Roth’s aim was to get students thinking about proportions.  This mindset helped the students think about what they needed to do when working through stoichiometry.

The LadyKats Basketball Team enjoyed a little extra time with family this week, as they invited their grandparents to their game against Maumee at home.

Mrs. Jurski’s Spanish students went to see Disney Pixar’s Coco this weekend, a movie full of Spanish culture and traditions.

Our thespians attended a conference with other young actors, actresses, and singers.

Our students involved in Core Committed hosted a tailgate before the Northview vs. Southview girls basketball game.  This group of students is committed to the self-discipline required to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Several of the Senior leaders of the Boys Soccer Team were recognized at the Sylvania chapter of Rotary for their Regional Final run this season.

Casey Ruckman one of 5 Ohio students to be named Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalists

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Sylvania Northview Senior Casey Ruckman has been selected as one of five student Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalists, CTE Component – Ohio. To be chosen one of only five Ohio students is an incredible honor for the student, your school, and staff!

Casey is currently enrolled in the Honors Aerospace Engineering and Honors Electrical Engineering program. He began his path as a leader early in his high school career. As a freshman, Casey was invited by the senior class to use his programming expertise to construct the NASA designed S4 Satellite launched from Black Rock Nevada in 2015. Casey’s device flew to an altitude of 14,421 feet and broke the sound barrier with a team-built student rocket. Over the past four years, Casey has been an integral part of the Northview Engineering program. He holds a National Stem title for the Texas Instruments and NASA Johnson “Search for Stemnauts.” His team consisted of 5 students who beat 11,000 teams nationwide. In 2016 and 2017 he led an elite team of his peers in the NASA Student Launch at Marshall Space Flight center in Alabama. His team elected to conduct research on human blood cell lysis, and to produce an inflatable recovery system. As shown in the picture, Casey is speaking to a NASA engineer about the computer he created used to autonomously control the rocket and send telemetry back to earth. This year he is leading another group of students by designing a system to visually track the altitude of a supersonic body. Casey is also a member of our Science Olympiad team and has won many regional awards.

Casey Ruckman currently holds a 4.24 GPA. After graduating in 2018, Casey hopes to attend MIT, The Ohio State University, or Case Western Reserve University to major in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering. When Casey is not busy with engineering he spends time giving back. He has logged over 300 volunteer hours and participated on a committee which helped National Honors Society raise over $19,000 to provide support for cancer patients in Northwest Ohio.

Mr. Reed said this about Casey “Mr. Ruckman is a student you cross paths with once in a lifetime. He is truly a brilliant mind and I have been fortunate to assist with his education.”

Casey, your involvement and contributions to our school system have certainly been valued by many of your teachers, administrators, peers and the surrounding community. CONGRATULATIONS!

Northview Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament brings top STEM students from far and wide for opportunity to challenge themselves

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Northview’s defending Regional Championship Science Olympiad Team welcomed top teams from northwest Ohio, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Michigan, and as far away as Boca Raton, Florida for their annual Invitational tournament this weekend. Students competed in scores of events related to all things STEM. The highlight of the weekend may have been the Floridians sledding down the hill at Northview after the awards ceremony yesterday. The experience with snow was a first for some of them. We wish to extend a big thank you to all of the alumni, parents, teachers, and students who volunteered their time to make the event possible.

Sylvania Chamber of Commerce honors Ben Bostater as Student of the Month, hears from Harmony Road Show

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Sylvania’s business community honored Ben Bostater this week as its Student of the Month. Ben has been a model citizen, donating well over 1,000 hours of service to the community, both within the school system, and at the City of Sylvania Police Department. Ben can be seen all over our town through his role in the Sylvania Explorers program, which aims to give young people interested in law enforcement advanced training.

At the same luncheon, Chamber members were treated to a serenade from the Harmony Road Show. Their performance brought a standing ovation and tears from the audience.

FTC robotics teams help facilitate tournament for young kids

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Sylvania high school students involved with FTC Robotics helped facilitate a tournament this weekend for elementary and junior high school students. The participants designed Lego robots that could perform specific tasks to score points. The best performing teams advanced to the district tournament. Our Wildcats and Cougars emceed the competition. They also demonstrated their advanced robots for the younger students to show them what the next level of this outstanding enrichment activity looks like.