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Cleveland Clinic's Office of Civic Education Initiatives' Clinic-Based Programs
Cleveland Clinic's Office of Civic Education Initiatives' Clinic-Based programs give Northeast Ohio middle and high school students the opportunity to learn and work alongside world-renowned caregivers at Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus, Regional Hospitals, and Family Health Centers.  Through their experiences in these Clinic-Based programs, students gain exposure to healthcare fields and careers, cultivate their 21st century skills, and find practical, real-world applications for their academic knowledge. Applications, support documentation, teacher recommendations, and guidance counselor recommendations must be submitted via online forms before 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015. More program-specific information, eligibility criteria, and FAQs, can be accessed at www.civiceducation.clevelandclinic.orgCleveland Clinic Flyer


Sophomore Parent Meeting is 12/1
The Sophomore Parent Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 1 in the high school auditorium. The meeting will focus on College and Career Readiness, as well as helping families plan out the last two years of high school for their student(s). Please plan to attend.


 


4 HHS Student-Athletes Sign Letter of Intent

Congratulations to the following Highland High School student-athletes who recently signed their National Letter of Intent to attend and play sports for their chosen college. They were recognized, along with their families, during a special signing ceremony held at Highland High School on November 18.

Mallory Adams will attend and play volleyball for Malone University. Mallory received a full athletic scholarship and plans to major in education. She is a four-year varsity letter winner in volleyball for the Lady Hornets and two-year letterman in basketball. She was named to 1st Team All-County, 2nd Team All-District, Team MVP and Offensive Player of the Year during her junior year. Additionally, she is a HHS Peer Leader and a member of the Principal’s Advisory Committee. Mallory is the daughter of Rex and Anita Adams of Granger Township.

Chloe McKinzie will attend and play golf for Ohio University. Chloe received a partial athletic scholarship and plans to major in English. She was named the Medina Gazette’s 2014 Girls Golf MVP, All-Gazette Team and All-Northeast Ohio. She serves as a HHS Peer Leader, is a member of the National Honor Society and yearbook staff. Chloe is the daughter of Tim and Kathy McKinzie of Sharon Township.

Andrew Grayson will attend and play golf for Hillsdale College. Andrew received a full academic/athletic scholarship and plans to major in mathematics. In addition to his four-year stint with the Highland varsity golf team, he was also a member of the Highland baseball team for three years. He was named to 1st Team All-District in 2014, 1st Team All-Suburban League in 2013 and 2014, and was named the Medina Gazette’s 2014 Boys Golf MVP. A current member of the National Honor Society, Andrew is the son of Mark and Helen Grayson of Granger Township.

Brogan Scott will attend and play basketball for Lake Erie College. He received a full athletic scholarship and plans to major in accounting. Brogan has been a standout for the Highland Hornets and was named Team MVP, All-County Selection for three years, 1st Team All-Suburban League, 2nd Team All-District and All-State Honorable Mention. He is the son of Rod and Mary Scott of Sharon Township.

PHOTO:  Brogan Scott, Chloe McKinzie, Mallory Adams, Andrew Grayson


74 Inducted in NHS at Highland
Highland High School students inducted into the National Honor Society on October 29 exemplify the highest standards in scholarship, leadership, service and character. Congratulations to the following 74 inductees:

SENIORS:
Melissa Bakes, Rebecca Buehrle, Benjamin Davis, Bridget Fleischer, Gavin Francisco, Andrew Grayson, Nicholas Haas, Katelyn Heichel, Taylor Hrabak, Matthew Killmeyer, AnnMarie Kolbl, Rachael May, Suzanne Mead, Taylor Rininger, Ioannis Patten, Samuel Rothacker, Eve Schodowski, Elizabeth Slifka, Ross Snyder, Darby Thonnings, Anna Wolfe.

JUNIORS:
Samantha Catron, Stacy Comer, Brittney Crandall, Zachary Filips, Amanda Finucane, Christian Gerding, Charles Howe, Victoria Knyszek, Kaitlyn LaFayette, Cassandra Lambert, Madison Lawrence, Collin Levandowski, Michael Lin, Tyler Loomis, Isaac Matejin, Mallory McCormick, Allyssa Nehrenz, Molly O'Donnell, Elizabeth Pearson, Hannah Saunders, Julia Scherler, Sarah Welton, Maria Williams, Rachel Wingate, Megan Wingerter, Jacqueline Yamat.

SOPHOMORES:
Andrea Arline, Michael Back, Justin Fousek, Grace Gaddis, Grace Goff, Isaac Hadler, Jenna Heini, Mitchell Hutchings, Rachel Huttner, Whitney Kim, Abby Lewicki, Abigail Long, Amelia Mainzer, Abigail Maruna, Kelly Meaden, Emma Medwid, Alaina Monroe, Emily Murphy, Karina Pedersen, Christopher Petrilla, Claudia Roma, Lauren Swartz, Georgia Van Fossen, Braden Webb, Christina Williams, Christopher Wright, Jordan Wright.


Speech & Debate Team Recognized
Kudos to the Highland High School Speech and Debate Team! They were recently ranked among the top 10% of schools nationwide and earned membership in the National Speech & Debate Associations’ prestigious 100 Club. This milestone is remarkable because it demonstrates outstanding commitment to teaching students essential life skills including communication, research, listening, writing and organization.


HHS College Readiness Highest in Past 5 Years
The College Readiness letter for Highland High School was released on August 20. The report reflects the achievement of Highland graduates on the ACT over time and an indication of the extent to which they are prepared for college-level work.  This report also summarizes the Five-Year trends for our average ACT scores.  The 2014 results are the highest in the last five years in each of the six categories:  Total Tested, English, Math, Reading, Science, Composition, and Composite. In fact, beginning with the graduating Class of 2012, our students have trended upward each year in each category.  HHS College Readiness Letter 2014


Meet with a College Now Rep
Laura Boswell, College Now Advisor, Laura Boswell, will be available on the following dates to assist  Highland High School seniors fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile (if needed); explore available financial aid resources for college, which can include scholarships, loans, work study and private sources of money; interpret financial aid award letters; provide fee waivers for ACT/SAT tests and college application fee waivers if the family meets College Now financial guidelines or qualify for free/reduced lunch; and recommend students for scholarships administered by College Now. Recommended students must be Pell eligible and meet GPA and ACT/SAT test score guidelines. This service is provided to Highland parents and students through a grant from The Highland Foundation for Educational Excellence. The meetings will be held at HHS in Room 202.

  • December 2, 9
  • January 13 (Financial Aid Night), 20
  • February 3 (FAFSA Night), 17
  • March 3, 17
  • April 14

To schedule an appointment, please contact Mrs. Boswell at 216-408-1452 or via email at . For further information, please contact Mrs. Claudia Johnson, HHS Guidance Counselor, at 330-239-1901, Ext. 5212.


Highland High School Ranked Among Top Schools
Highland High School has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best high schools in Ohio and a top high school in the nation for 2014 through their annual Best High School Rankings. Highland High School has earned a Silver Medal and an impressive ranking of 59 in Ohio out of 832 high schools and 1,238 out of 19,400 high schools in the nation. The Best High Schools rankings, which are available online only, are produced in conjunction with the American Institutes for Research, one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. U.S. News has published detailed information on more than 19,400 public high schools, including school-specific data on enrollment, ethnicity, location, school type and results of state assessment proficiency tests and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests. Using some of these data and a comprehensive methodology, the schools were given a College Readiness Index score, with the top-scoring 4,707 schools receiving a gold, silver or bronze medal and - in the case of gold and silver schools - a numerical ranking. Of the numerous Ohio schools ranked in 2014 among the U.S. News Best High Schools, 22 were awarded gold medals, 93 earned silver medals and 129 received bronze medals. For more information, please go to http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools

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