Congratulations to Maumee Valley 8th grader, Newt Ziegler! His essay won the 8th grade division of the annual Ohio Civil Rights Commission's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Writing & Multimedia Contest. He has been invited to attend a formal awards ceremony in Columbus on February 26th.
This year's contest asked students to reflect on their dreams– how they share their dreams, inspire others and seek to leave a lasting legacy. Newt wrote from the heart when he described his champion cause: helping to provide surgeries for those with cleft lips and palates. In the future, Newt hopes to study genetics and work toward eliminating cleft lips and palates entirely.
MV Middle School Students Win Awards at Power of the Pen
On Saturday, January 24th, the MVCDS Middle School Power of the Pen Team competed at the district competition in Tiffin, OH. 7th graders Hannah S. and Annie W. placed 2nd and 9th respectively. 8th grader Ellie D. placed 7th. These students move on to the Regional competition at Lourdes College later in the month.
8th grade students at MVCDS took the National Novel Writing Month Challenge (NaNoWriMo) in their English Language Arts classes. The challenge began on November 1, 2014 and participants worked towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.
With a score of 237 over three 3 minute rounds, Maumee Valley's Robotics team beat their closest competitor by 2 points to win the Robotics championship at the FalconBEST Robotics Competition at Bowling Green State University on Saturday, November 8. The team is made up from students spanning grades 7-12 and is led by Middle School teacher, Kevin Tolles. This win makes the team eligible to enter the regional competition in Fargo, ND the first weekend in December. Way to go Hawks!
Lauren Kohler, a senior at Maumee Valley Country Day School, was recently selected as this year's BCSN Fall Field Hockey All-Around All-Star winner! As a winner, Lauren will be seen in several commercials airing on Buckeye Cable System channels, be interviewed by Tom Cole for the BCSN All-Star show, be included in promotional posters, and have a month in BCSN’s 2016 Calendar. Congratulations Lauren!