It has been a few weeks since we have provided an update. Here are a few updates on what our Wildcats have been up to lately…
The Northview Baseball Team traveled to Florida for Spring Break, and won a few games down south. They returned to Ohio, and are in the hunt for the NLL top spot, defeating Perrysburg and Anthony Wayne, before dropping a close one with the Cougars that came down to the final at bats.
Our Choir and many Orchestra musicians traveled to New York City for Spring Break, performing and taking in the sights and music related stops.
Our Quiz Cats took home the WNWO Academic Challenge Championship this season, capping maybe our strongest showing as a school in Quiz Bowl history. We are proud of these kids!
The Learning Express was so impressed with the Fleece & Thank You Brooke’s Blankets campaign that owner Gary Fitzpatrick decided to take up a collection at Sylvania Rotary, and matched the hundreds of dollars that Rotarians donated, allowing our students to donate even more toys to the Toledo Children’s Hospital.
Several Northview Wildcats, past and present, were honored at the 56th annual Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner sponsored by the Toledo Wistert Chapter of the National Football Federation. Former Northview Principal and NLL Commissioner Larry Morrison was given the Distinguished Service Award. Current Cats Dane Hullibarger and Head Coach Doug Downing were also recognized for their great season on the field and Dane’s work in the classroom off of it. For the Toledo Blade’s coverage of the event, click here.
The Track and Field season is off to a chilly start, but that has not stopped freshman Emma Steingass and Senior Jenna Kill from burning up the track. Emma earned a 20 second personal record at the Dublic Classis in Columbus, and Jenna won the 800 meter race.
Science Teacher Eric Keller was recognized by the Sylvania Chamber of Commerce as an outstanding educator for his creative communication skills and ability to connect with students to help them learn.
Speaking of the Sylvania Chamber of Commerce, they wrote a big check to the Northview Band last week, donating the proceeds from the Fall Festival Parade. These funds will be used to purchase instruments and equipment. Thank you Chamber members!
Northview Counselor Crystal Burnworth was a finalist for a Jefferson Award for service. Mrs. Burnworth and her husband have donated countless hours, founding and running the Sylvania STEM Center. We have hundreds of students in our community accessing learning beyond the books relating to mathematics, science, engineering, and technology thanks to Mrs. Burnworth. This is a well deserved honor!
Senior Jenna Kill signed her letter of intent last week to continue her education and running career at the Air Force Academy. She will study Aerospace Engineering in Colorado Springs, before graduating and serving our country.
Senior Paige Beck also signed a scholarship offer last week, committing to the University of Buffalo. Paige exits the Northview Volleyball Team with over 1,000 digs, leaving a big hole to fill next year.
The Northview Theatre Department wrapped up their spring play last weekend with Exhibit This! The award winning show featured art exhibits from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City coming to life. The curtain closing on this funny production Sunday meant several wonderful thespians took their final curtain call. Rather than be sad because we will miss them, we will be grateful that they were ours for four years.
Dozens of Juniors were inducted into the National Honor Society this week, and dozens of Seniors received their honor cords after a year of giving and leading. Congratulations to the Juniors, and thank you to the Seniors for being forces for good at Northview this year.
Over 1,400 secondary students interested in health care careers attended the HOSA State Leadership Conference 2018 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Tolles Career Center a couple weeks ago. Students attended general sessions and competed in over fifty-four different competitive events. Junior and Senior Med Tech Students participated in a variety of competitions. Northview Juniors Kevin Archambault and Mary Castor placed 3rd in Medical Innovation. These students have earned the privilege of attending National Competition this June in Dallas, Texas.
Northview Alumna Jen Horner returned home to deliver a Leadership Lunch, sharing her journey from Sylvania to being a student athlete at Youngstown State, to law school in Cincinnati. She shared stories and expressed gratitude for Northview teachers and coaches who pushed her to grow beyond what she thought was possible. Our Seniors had good questions for her about life after high school.
The Northview Wildcat Lacrosse Teams swept the Southview Cougars in early season action. Check out the video highlights of the girls game, and a wonderful still photo 🙂 from the boys win below.
Mrs. Schloegl’s AP English students entered the annual Law Day Essay Contest, sponsored by the Toledo Bar Association, and swept the awards. Bringing home the hardware were
1st: Lauren Norden (right)
2nd: Claire Irwin (left)
3rd: Beha Awwad (center)
A few weeks ago, I mentioned Mr. Eckhart’s students who entered the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge. Our team was chosen to advance to the second round, being one of the 185 to advance from the 912 teams that submitted viable solution papers. Congratulations all!
Ms. Bogue’s AP Environmental Science students celebrated Earth Day by serving the rest of us, distributing trees for planting and cleaning up our local environment.
Ms. McCoy’s sophomores are reading 1984, and took their own turn at altering history in a simulation of gross government oversight. Similar to what Orwell describes takes place at the Ministry of Truth, Ms. McCoy gave her students real historical articles, and a set of directions of what information they were to change. Students then went to work re-writing newspaper articles and historical documents.
Ms. Nelson’s AP Seminar students traveled to Mercy College, getting an advanced look at anatomy…
Several members of the Class of 2018 were the honored guests of BP, as they recognized top students in each graduating class around northwest Ohio. Our representatives learned about the future of energy and heard from an executive from the Toledo Walleye and Mud Hens.
Nora Kaushy Gera presented her science research at the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair. If you want to hear more about what she is working on developing, see the videos below. Wow.
Mrs. Jude and her students had a successful trip to State Board, as we have several new licensed cosmetologists!
Now that the temperatures are finally starting to rise and our athletes stop lounging around…
I am hoping to run into many of you at our spring events.
If you happened to see our earlier tracking of ’16 graduate Katie Cole’s journey with the Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Team this year, you will be interested to know that Katie is now a National Champion. After two thrilling, last second victories in the Final Four, Katie will be getting a big ring.
Aristotle once asked, “Can you ever have enough cowbell?” Come find out at the Orchestra Pops Concert this week, as several staff members will join the real musicians on stage for one song. Mrs. Thiel, usually of sound professional judgement, has decided to allow me to play the cowbell. It will be worth the price of admission!