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Dialogues 19-10 Ode Family Foundation

April 7th, 2019 by admin
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A NEW FOUNDATION ADDS TO THE TYPES OF HELP AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS

FRED ODE

The Guardian Angel fund is a newly established aid program for students at Lorain County Community College and is designed to assist students who may have unusual needs in their quest to complete their education.   Hear about this new fund offering these unusual forms of assistance to students when Bob Tayek interviews  the founder of Foundation Software Company in Strongsville, Fred Ode, and learn  what prompted him to establish the Guardian Angel Fund and how it it will benefit LCCC students.

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Dialogues 19-09 Teen Mental Health

April 7th, 2019 by admin
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HELP IS AVAILABLE FOR TROUBLED TEENS

     KERN

This, our second program on teen mental health, provides an update with the executive director of the Lorain county mental health board, Kathleen Kern.  Did you know that 25% of teens in the United States suffer from some sort of depression?  This is a serious problem for some teens, especially in this day of cyber space  with the large amount of time teens are spending in front of video screens.  Kern discusses the problem of teen depression in this informative interview, offering some helpful remedies to parents and students including a crisis text line and a web site which can immediately help students who are trying to combat depression.

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19-09 Scholastic Games – Lake Ridge vs. N. RIdgeville (QF)

April 7th, 2019 by admin
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QUARTERFINALS BEGIN WITH “RIDGES” COMPETITION

Sorry to upload these shows out of order.  This is the first quarterfinal pitting two schools located in North Ridgeville, Ohio, the private school Lake Ridge Academy against the community’s public high school, North Ridgeville High.  It marks the first time in the history of Scholastic Games that the two schools have competed directly, but this year they were both first-round winners, making for an interesting matchup, scorers facetiously calling it “the battle of the Ridges.”  The Lake Ridge team, as pictured left to right, consists of John Harrington, Ryan Rosu, and Sparsh Balababadrapatruni.  The academic team from North Ridgeville High School, was represented by, left to right, Aidan Cunningham, Emily Hiles, and Jonah Fechner.  Click above to hear the competition or (this is a spoiler) read the final result in our official news release.

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19-10 Scholastic Games QF Avon vs. Oberlin

April 3rd, 2019 by admin
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SECOND QUARTERFINAL SPOTLIGHTS TWO MORE

FORMER CHAMPIONSIP WINNING SCHOOLS

 This week it’s Avon and Oberlin, excellent schools at opposite ends of the county.  Representing Avon are Jacob Boesger, left, team captain Alex Stamatis, right, and Cade Grant (not pictured), and from the academic team of Oberlin High School, the players are Ario Thompson, left, and Nicole Bertoni, right.  The outcome will advance the winning team to our semifinals in May.  Click above to hear the competition (opening in a separate window is recommended) or, if you can’t wait to learn the final result, go directly to the spoiler, our official news release.

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19-08 Scholastic Games – Brookside vs. Clearview (wildcards)

March 22nd, 2019 by admin
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WILDCARD PLAYOFF #1 – THE WINNER GOES TO QUARTERFINALS

As in past years, our highest-scoring losing teams in the first round get a second chance at the playoffs as “wildcards.”  The total number in the field determines the number of eligible schools.  This week’s program presents two wildcard teams, Sheffield’s Brookside High School represented by, as pictured left to right, Dakota Rabineau, Lucia Morello, and Kassie Brooks, and the team from Lorain’s Clearview High School, left to right, Sierra Hitchens, Nathaniel Suprun, and Thomas Rivera.  Surprisingly, Clearview’s score from last week’s program bumped another team from wildcard status prompting the school’s return for the first playoff program.  The winner of this contest will return again next month as quarterfinalists.  Click above to hear the competition.  To read the final results, you can click to see our official news release.  In another qualifying playoff, the team with the highest losing score will compete against team with the lowest winning score and that winner, to be determined in three weeks, will become the last quarterfinalist.

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Dialogues on Education 19-08 FLEX Program, Part 2

March 19th, 2019 by admin
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A STRONG CAREER TRAINING PROGRAM GROWS

On this Dialogues program, the FlexFactor program begun at Lorain County Community College’s Early College High School is now expanding to school districts across the county.  It involves local businesses and industry in developing student talent with the idea for future employment in the area of Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing.    Students are immersed into the world of advanced manufacturing technology.  They then  may continue into LCCC’s Micro Electronic  Mechanical Systems program where there has been great success in having each student involved in an internship, and in many cases, full time employment with local industries.  FlexFactor College Prep Coordinator Deanna Hersko  (right, above) and Director of Talent and Business Innovation, Terri Sandu (right, below), are the featured guests with information on how students can get involved.

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Dialogues on Education 19-07 LCCC and NEXTFLEX

March 19th, 2019 by admin
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LORAIN COUNTY LINKS TO SILICON VALLEY FOR JOB PREP HELP

PARMETER

NextFlex is a California company located in the famed Silicon Valley which chose Lorain County and LCCC’s Early College High School as its first non-West Coast location to introduce its innovative program that allows middle and high school students to gain industry exposure to kickstart their career paths. The area of cutting-edge flexible electronics is introduced to students. Innovations in this area apply to many industries from automotive to medical and beyond. Program Director Brynt Parmeter offers insights into how the program works, how it has expanded in Lorain County and how students are learning about new career paths in this “Dialogues” interview.

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19-07 Scholastic Games – Clearview vs. N. Ridgeville

March 15th, 2019 by admin
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THE LAST OF THE FIRST-ROUND MATCHUPS

Playoff teams will be determined based on team scores following this, the last of this year’s first round of competitions between Lorain county high schools.  The teams are from Lorain’s Clearview High School, represented by, as pictured left to right, Camryn Milbert, Nathaniel Suprun, and Tahj Alkassem and North Ridgeville High School’s team, left to right, Aidan Cunningham, Emily Hiles, and Jonah Fechner.  Click above to hear the program.  Open in a separate window in order to continue browsing the web as you listen.  You may read the final results in our official news release.

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19-06 Scholastic Games – Avon Lake vs. Olmsted Falls

March 13th, 2019 by admin
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AVON LAKE HIGH CHALLENGES THE DEFENDING CHAMPION

Olmsted Falls High School won last year’s championship and undoubtedly wants to do it again to attain a record number of championships in the Scholastic Games annual series, but Avon Lake High School, another former championship winner aims to stop them short.  Though both schools have great records, the teams change each year so anything can happen.  The challengers from Avon Lake are, as pictured left to right, Natalie Miller, Connor McNeill, and Irwin Deng.  The Olmsted Falls team consists of, left to right, Nick Gaba, Ben Meredyk, and Sam Gray.   Click above to hear the program (and open in a new window to continue to browse as you listen) or choose the spoiler:  final results of the contest detailed in our official news release.

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Dialogues on Education 19-06 Elyria Schools’ New Superintendent

March 13th, 2019 by admin
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THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT:  NOT NEW TO ELYRIA

  SCHLOSS

The new Superintendent of the Elyria Public School system is a product of the Elyria Public Schools and believes that knowing the community as she does, will help her to achieve the educational goals for the community to graduate productive citizens. Ann Schloss has served quite successfully as the Academic Services Director for the district giving her knowledgeable background in curriculum and teaching. Hear Ann’s discussion of the Elyria schools and what she would like to see them accomplish on this “Dialogues” program.

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