NHS Student of the Month

Newcomerstown High School will be recognizing outstanding achievements for the senior class members by having a student of the month. Students are selected based on being well-rounded with multiple achievements in areas such as character, leadership, service, athletics, citizenship, and scholarship.

The November 2012 recipient is Kelsie Hinds.

Kelsie is the daughter of Kevin and Gladys Hinds.

Kelsie is president of Rotary Interact Club in grades 11 and 12. She is National Honor Society president in grades 11 and 12. She currently is a full-time post-secondary student at Kent State University-Tuscarawas. She was a member of NHS Thespians in grades 10 and 11; Choir member for two years; and, Tommy Trojan in grades 10, 11, and 12. Her church and civic activities include helping out at Christ Kids at Christ United Methodist Church where she also works in the children's nursery. She participated in Fire Safety Day as Tommy Trojan at West Elementary School. She has tied blankets for Journey's End Ministries, worked at West School's Science Night as a helper. Kelsie has donated her time to the public library for their summer programs. She has helped in the Tuscarawas County beef trailer. Kelsie's scholar awards include being a Scholar Award recipient for the past three years; Dean's List for two years; recipient of the Coach's Award for basketball in eleventh grade, and received Superior Ratings for two years in Science Fair. Kelsie has been a member of 4-H for 10 years; a member of Livestock judging teams for five years; a 4-H Camp Counselor for three years; a Junior Fair Board member for three years; and a member of Student Council for two years.

FFA and Rotary Interact in action!

On Oct. 13, Newcomerstown High School members of the Future Educators Association and Rotary Interact Clubs participated in a community service project at the Tuscarawas County Job and Family Services in New Philadelphia.

The students, led by Jenny Robinson and Rachael Bowers, worked from 8 a.m. until noon to construct a playground for orphans and foster children and their families to utilize. Activities included post-hole digging, sorting playground equipment, assembling the equipment, shoveling and hauling mulch. The students were enthusiastic about their service and are excited to participate in more projects of this nature!

Mock Election set at NHS

On Monday, Nov. 5, Mrs. Schneider's American History class will be having a mock election at the high school. All students, during their lunch period, will have the opportunity to vote for their Presidential candidate of choice. Students will go through the process of checking in with a student who will be acting as a precinct worker and be asked to provide their name as verification to voting. After confirming they are in the correct line or precinct, they will then be handed a ballot with the candidates names and be directed to the voting area. Each student will then cast their vote and drop their ballot into a designated ballot box and receive an "I voted today" sticker. At the conclusion of the sixth period lunch, the American History students along with Mrs. Schneider will begin the process of tallying up the votes and the winner will be announced at the conclusion of the day.

Spanish classes have guest speaker

The NHS Spanish students had a guest speaker on Oct. 10. Humberto Casanova came a long way to visit Newcomerstown and surrounding areas. He is originally from Cuba, but is currently residing in Mexico. Students were able to use phrases and content that they have learned in Spanish class. Their discussions included sports and food of Cuba and Mexico. Humberto is a music instructor. He brought his saxophone and played for some classes. Students did a great job with their discussion and enjoyed this opportunity to practice Spanish with a native speaker.

Dates to remember

Nov. 19 Winter Sports Meet the Teams night at 6:30 p.m. in gym

Nov. 21 Two-hour early dismissal

Nov. 22-26 Thanksgiving break

Nov. 22 Thanksgiving day

Nov. 30 Second grade period midterm reports out