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Artistic Expression on Display at HHS Art Show

With over 300 featured artists and over 1,500 pieces of artwork, the Highland High School Art Show did not disappoint with a captivating array of artistic expression. The closing reception was well attended on April 17 and featured live music and refreshments. Students in grades 9-12 showcased their works in a variety of media from pencil, clay, ceramics, paint, photography, paper sculptures and more. A special thanks is extended to HHS art teachers Bonnie Kubilus, Patricia Wise and John Whitman for their hard work, organization and dedication to the Highland Art Program. Each school year, over 300 students participate in the fine arts program, which offers specialized courses. Students in the program consistently receive recognition at the annual Ohio Scholastic Art Competition.

Art Scholarship Winners
The Medina County Schools' Educational Service Center and the Medina County Art League have announced the award winners of this year’s Medina County Art League Continuing Art Education Scholarships, which were presented at a reception on March 24. Congratulations to the following Highland High School seniors who received awards: 

  • Kathryn Schwarz, 2nd place, daughter of Raymond and Lori of Montville Township. She plans to attend Ohio University.
  • Sarah Zona, Honorable Mention, daughter of Anthony and Cheryl of Hinckley. She plans to attend Savannah College of Art/Design.

Important Calamity Day Information
Recent legislation has resulted in some confusion regarding calamity days. All school districts in Ohio are allotted five calamity days each year. Unfortunately, we have experienced an exceptionally harsh winter this year and Governor Kasich has asked state legislators to provide a one-time relief measure to school districts. One of the latest provisions allows school districts to add four calamity days, but only after using four of the "required" calamity days. As a result, Highland Schools will make up our four calamity days on May 30, June 2, 3, 4, as originally scheduled when our District calendar was adopted last year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dawn Marzano, Communications Director, at 330-239-1901, ext. 1261 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Other important information:

  • Classroom instruction will continue through June 4.
  • Highland seniors will not be affected by the additional days. Graduating 12th grade students are specifically excused from attending any days after the district's scheduled graduation ceremony on May 23.
  • Highland High School exams will now be administered on June 2, 3, 4.

Highland Students Reaching New Heights at Career Center
It's been a productive and exciting school year for several Highland students who attend the Medina County Career Center. Congratulations to the following students:

  • Highland senior Samantha Nold was accepted into the National Technical Honor Society and served as keynote presenter at the Career Center's Internship Dinner held earlier this school year. Samantha shared what she learned during her internship with NASA, which included designing graphic images used in NASA educational programs. Samantha also discussed how she is already taking college academic courses at the MCCC through the University Partnership Program.
  • Highland senior Emma Saul was elected President of her Senior Outdoor Sciences and Landscape Design program at the MCCC. Emma recently earned her pilot's license and is one of the youngest hot air balloon pilots in the country! You will find her flying over various parts of the Highland District.

Other Highland students who have stepped into leadership roles at the Medina County Career Center this year include:

  • Highland junior Greg Roth, President, Construction Trades I
  • Highland junior Zachary Zamlen, President, Power Equipment Technology I
  • Highland junior Logan Kosik, Vice President, Precision Machining Technologies I
  • Nicole Bryant, President, Culinary Arts & Textile Services II
  • Highland senior Elizabeth DeLozier, Vice President, Digital Design II
  • Highland junior Paige Reese, Treasurer, Diversified Medical Technologies I
  • Highland senior, Casey Carter, Vice President, Diversified Medical Technologies II
  • Highland junior Josh Morrison, Treasurer, Precision Machining Technologies
  • Highland senior Laura Smith, Secretary, Public Safety II

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