WESTLAKE - Three Westlake High School teachers will attend seminars this summer thanks to more than $6,000 in grants from the Martha Holden Je…
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Westlake High School senior Kyle Yu will compete in his third United States Geography Olympiad Friday in Arlington, Virginia. His perfect score on the written qualifying exam also earned him a spot in the International Geography Bee World Championships in Berlin this July.
Organizations eligible to receive Ohio History Fund grants include museums, public libraries, genealogical societies, university archives and special collections, historic preservation groups, archaeological societies, and county records and management offices.
The house was built in 1844 for Austin and Roxanna Lilly, two settlers from Massachusetts. In 1855 a brick wing was constructed for one of their sons, Augustus Lilly. Eleven years later, the house was purchased by George and Rhoda Weston. In 2000, Alice Ladanyi, the great-granddaughter of George Weston, purchased the house from a developer and deeded it to the city of Westlake for use as a museum.
Stephen Tavani began playing the violin two months before his 8th birthday. The need for braces prevented him from pursuing his first choice, the trumpet.
Three Westlake High School seniors were recently awarded The Ohio State University's prestigious Morrill Scholarships. Selma Babiker, Shawn Walls and Brianna Bergenstein will all receive scholarships equal to the tuition costs of in-state residents.
Cuyahoga Community College leaders celebrated the coming construction of a second building at its Westshore Campus March 27. The 89,000-square-foot Westshore Campus Center will feature more than 30 classrooms as well as specialized labs dedicated to engineering and information technology. Construction of the Clemens Road building should be completed in the fall of 2019.
Lisa Damou, a psychologist and author of The New York Times' monthly column on adolescent issues will talk about the concerns of teenagers and those raising them at 7 p.m. April 23 in the Westlake Schools Performing Arts Center. She plans to speak on helping students with anxiety, depression and dealing with social and academic pressures.
The title of J. Mark Souther's book comes from a 2005 Plain Dealer slogan that called on residents to “Believe in Cleveland.” The perceived need for such morale-boosting campaigns, Souther argues, demonstrates the difficulties Cleveland experienced in the decades that followed World War II. Such campaigns were often accompanied by doubt and pessimism about the metropolitan area's future, he said.
Some residents are angry that the city cleared about a half-acre of trees last month to make room for a new family aquatics center at Clague Park, with one questioning whether the tree removal violated the deed by which the park was given to the community.