January Student of the Month

Congratulations to senior Nathan Marinucci for being selected as the January Student of the Month for Newcomerstown High School. Nathan is the vice president of the National Honor Society, and he is a three year scholar recipient. As a member of Team One, Athletic Leadership Council, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Christian Club, Nathan is a very active student at Newcomerstown High School. Nathan is also a successful athlete as he is a member of the track team and the cross country team where he is a three time regional qualifier. Outside of school, Nathan is a member of the Meta Leadership Team, Nazarene Church Praise Team, Relay For Life, Reachout, and participates in soccer as a player and referee.

His future plan is to attend college and major in exercise science/physical therapy. We wish the best of luck to Nathan, and we congratulate him on being an outstanding representative of Newcomerstown High.

NHS Band Performs at Russell Athletic Bowl

Mr. Hillwig, the NHS Band director, had the following to say about his experience with the Marching Trojans in Florida:

"Over Christmas break, I had the pleasure of taking the High School Marching Band to Orlando, Fla., to perform in the Russell Athletic Bowl as a joint halftime performance.

45 of our students performed side by side with almost 1,000 other students from across the country, including Texas, Illinois and Minnesota. We had two practices with the other bands before our big half time show which included the pieces Dynamite, Blister in the Sun, and Disco Inferno.

Our students represented our district exceedingly well, and they had a blast doing it. I am truly proud for how hard our students played and the pride that they brought to our district. I greatly look forward to the next big trip that we take the Marching Trojans on."

We are very proud of our band and how they represented Newcomerstown on a national stage. Many thanks to all the parent support and community support that went into organizing and supervising our students on this trip. If you would like to watch some of the performance, you may do so at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WttcBUWKAWI.

Calamity day make-up

Since we have exceeded our allotted amount of calamity days permitted by the state, we will be in session on Thursday, March 27 to make up for the day we missed on Jan. 7 due to cold weather.

Early release

The next scheduled early release for teacher in-service is on Wednesday, Feb. 12. High school students will be dismissed at 1:07 p.m.

Guidance news

The following scholarships are available in the guidance office:

Tuscarawas County Scott Graham Memorial Scholarship DUE May 30

William D. Squires Educational Foundation DUE April 15

Motorcyclist Memorial Foundation DUE April 4

Thomas J. Patton YMCA scholarship DUE March 21

2014 Ohio Credit Union Scholarship DUE Feb. 21

Fields of Learning DUE March 31

Tuscarawas County Pork Producers DUE Feb. 22

Tuscarawas County Leadership DUE March 22

Aultcare Team Spirit DUE January 31

Children of Members Scholarship Program Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives DUE Feb. 7

Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative Children of Members DUE Feb. 7

Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship DUE Feb. 7

Buckeye Career Center Adult Education Scholarship DUE May 1

Truck Sales and Service Scholarship DUE March 31

Tuscarawas County Democratic Women Scholarship DUE March 1

PSEO meeting

There will be a Post Secondary Enrollment Option Information night on Feb. 13 or March 19 at Kent State Tuscarawas in Founders Hall Auditorium at 6 p.m.

Any student and parent is encouraged to attend this to obtain information about the Post Secondary opportunity.

Financial aid/FASFA night

There will be a financial aide/FAFSA informational night on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. in the high school Media Center.

Students accepted to college

Congratulations to the following students:

Emily Davis on acceptance to the University of Findlay

Mitchell Meeks on enlisting in the United States Air Force

Josh Green on acceptances to Malone University, Kent State University, and Muskingum University

Tim Birch on enlisting in the United States Army

Sienna Brown on acceptance to Akron University

Bryan Patrick on acceptances to Muskingum University, Kent State University, and Tiffin University

Logan Lehman on acceptance to Kent State University

Stephen Chilensky on enlisting in the United States Army

Cassidy Johnson on acceptance to Bowling Green State University

Kirsti Buss on acceptance to Kenyon College

Mathew Hursey on acceptance to Wilmington College

Bret Burrier on acceptance to The Ohio State University

Stephen Poe on acceptance to Kent State University

Alicia Moore on acceptance to Muskingum University

Nathan Marinucci on acceptance to Malone University

Falesha Robinson on acceptance to Malone University

Garrett McDonnell on acceptance to Akron University

Austin King on acceptances to Akron University and Cleveland State