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Mariemont Junior High Students Win Stock Market Game

MJHS_STock_Club_2A team of 7th grade students from Mariemont Junior High School received first place in the Southwest Ohio Middle School Division competition, in which 133 teams competed. The team also placed 3rd in the state, competing against 938 teams. The team “Warrior Stocks” consists of Annie Doran, Jossey Frye, Jacquelyn Kauffman, Abby Miller Melanie Weiss and Claire Wilder, lead by the Kiwanis of Mariemont Stock Market Game leader Roger Stafford.

“The mission of our Kiwanis Club is serving youth, and one of our initiatives is to advance the level of financial education in our schools,” said Roger. “Fifteen years ago we began by helping the Mariemont Junior High form teams, because we believe that every citizen, starting at the earliest age, can benefit from understanding the important role of the capital markets in their lives.”

The Stock Market Game (SMG), which is a vehicle for teaching students about public and private companies and stockholder relations, lasts 10 weeks and each team has $100,000 to invest in a virtual portfolio. Students learn how to research what a company does, its products, its growth rates and its profitability. Kiwanis members Roger Stafford, Jeremy Gates, Jack Smith and Donald Keyes also gave short lessons about investing during lunchtime meetings with the student teams.

“We never recommend specific companies in which the students should invest. Instead, we suggest they follow the news and look at companies that make their favorite products: their food, their clothing, their electronics. We recommend they invest in what they know,” said Roger.

Over the past 15 years, the MJHS Stock Market Game has grown, this year to 10 teams in 7th grade and five teams in 8th grade, with a total of, 81 participants. Kiwanis recognizes two teams in each grade – the top earner and the best portfolio, based on growth and diversification

The members of “Warrior Stocks,” along with the winners in eight other divisions at both the high school and middle school levels, were invited to the University of Cincinnati to receive their awards and compete in the Portfolio Challenge, in which each team had to explain the logic behind their portfolio, where they went for research and what they learned. The two winners travel (all expenses paid) to New York to present to executives at Goldman Sachs, Lazard and Legg Mason and tour the New York Stock Exchange.

Upon entering high school, many students with SMG experience join the Green Envy Investment Club, sponsored by Kiwanis and the OKI Chapter of Better Investing. The club is a legal Ohio partnership and students own stocks under the Uniform Gift to Minors Act. Students join Better Investing and learn methods for effective investing strategies.

For now, the “Warrior Stocks” girls are simply enjoying the experience.

“I am thrilled that this amazing team of young ladies had such impressive results with the Stock Club Game,” said Molly Connaughton, principal of Mariemont Junior High School. “Words cannot express how proud I am of them or how grateful we are for the leadership, knowledge and friendship Kiwanis shares with our students.”

About The Stock Market Game
The SMG is an outreach of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation (501c3), which represents hundreds of securities firms, banks and asset managers. The Foundation is dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of the financial markets for individuals of all backgrounds. Annually, 600,000 4th-12th grade students and their teachers take part in this financial education program.Click here for more information.

Mariemont High School Honor Roll 2014-15

Mariemont High School recognizes 362 students for academic achievement in the 3rd quarter of the 2014-15 school year. This quarter, 178 students were placed on honor roll, with GPAs of 4.0 or higher, and 184 students were placed on merit roll, with GPAs of 3.2 or higher.

Approximately 71% of the high school population made either the honor or the merit roll this quarter. The sophomore class has the greatest number of students receiving academic recognition this quarter, with 102 students placing on either honor or merit roll; and they had the greatest percentage of students receiving academic recognition with 74% of the class receiving academic achievement.

Congratulations to all of the students listed below!

9th Grade Jonathan Ballard, Jack Barnes, Bradley Barrett, Cassidy Bollman, Sophia Borgerding, Andrew Brandser, Jacquelyn Brokamp, Danielle Bryan, Celia Caesar, Davis Chu, Hannah Coates, Alexander Copetas, Isabella Cottone, Kayla Dewey, Abigale Dodson, Sarah Feeney, Lucille Hanley, Jude Hart, Brandon Henize, Analise Hinebaugh, Kaleigh Hollyday, Alexandra Kauffman, Harrison Keith, Daniel Keyes, Gracelyn Lyons, Conor Mackey, Shannon Mathews, Nicholas McCarthy, Nate Moehring, Bailey Murphy, Molly Mysogland, Jackson Northrop, Erin Ramey, Chloe Reavill, Stephanie Renner, Sydney Seeger, Emery Shelley, Miller Steele, Lauren Stinnett, Lindsay Stricker, Mollie Sullivan, Grace Teghtmeyer, Colton Urbanski, Zachary Weinland, Graham Wells, William Weston, Alexander Wilson, Michael Wuertemberger

10th Grade Cohen Bailey, Eli Bales, Dawson Battison, Matthew Burgess, Erin Cash, Lauren Croll, Connor Day, Courtney Dunning, Corinne Fanta, Emily Ferguson, Parker Gilmore, Savannah Giordullo, Gordon Goodwin, Jake Goodwin, Grace Haffner, Riley Hayes, Fiona Kane, Eleanor Kapcar, Helen Kemper, Amanda Lewis, Jack Mathis, Mackenzie McNeil, Rebecca Michels, Madeline Moriarty, Prescott Overbey, Nina Payiatis, Benjamin Phelan, Michael Reber, Madison Smith, Anna Stehling, Audrey Theye, Jacob Trester, Nathalie Weiss, Lila Willis, Nina Willis, Emma Worple

11th Grade Brooks Adams, Michael Barrett, Sarah Bell, Ty Bucher, Margaret Caesar, Jacquelyn Carney, Mollie Coates, Wilson Compton, Brennan Crowley, Sadie DeCamp, Jonathan Dill, Julia Dolle, Ryan Duever, Leah Dupre, Madeline Falknor, Lillian Gatch, Elizabeth Geary, Hadley George, Lauren Getgey, Chase Gunner, Lindsay Harden, William Hobart, Nicholas Huber, Connor Jacob, Nicholas Kauffman, Zachary Keith, Elijah Koreman, Gabriel Koreman, Donna Le, Charles Manzler, Elliott Mongenas, Sarah Morgan, Thomas Nelson, Kathryn Newman, Wyatt Peterman, Roe Pitstick, Natalie Popowics, Madeline Renie, Lauren Renner, Lauren Robinson, Gabriel Safier, Ellen Sayre, Christopher Spooner, Spencer Stutenroth, Abigail Takas, Matthew Teeters, Chance Tudor, Natalie Turton, Logan Urbanski, Aaron Urevick, Bailey Vianello, Merrell Welage, Shea Wells, Grace Westfall, Collin Widecan

12th Grade Madison Arends, Christopher Benson, Connor Bortz, Anderson Christopher, David Cowart, Micaela Duever, Sarah Gaburo, Claire Gilmore, William Grimmer, James Grissom, Steven Hassey, William Hayes, Morgan Hemmer, Shannon Hogan, Haley Jacobs, Mackenzie Kaschalk, Brooke Kelly, Caleb Keyes, Madison LeMay, William Majchszak, Graham McCarthy, Caleb Middlebrook, Ashley Moulton, Albert Nowitzki, Jennifer Saxton, Haley Schooler, Addison Shelley, Daniel Simons, Parker Sullivan, Samantha Telgkamp, Hunter Thiers, Madelyn Timmers, Mary Uehlin, Alexander Vago, Walker Van Hook, Haley Weston, Nicholas Weston, Gretchen Wittry, Kayla Wood


9th Grade Ellery Bledsoe, Kelsey Brown, Megan Caldwell, Michael Campbell, Hailey Chambers, Robert Curran, Jeffery Dingle, William Doran, Quinn Driggett, Conner Engle, Abigail Ewart, Sari Gall, Kyra George, Brett Gilbertson, Mark Griesmer, Jacob Gunner, Nicholas Harden, Anna Herlinger, Max Hobart, Lance Hollander, Madeline Hook, Mackenzie Huber, Sydney Huber, Kasey Jones, Lindsay Kaminer, Benjamin Klawitter, Madelyn Kromer, Andrew Krafft, Stratton LeMay, Daisy Lewis, Henry Lewis, Kyle Mason, James Michaelson, Robert Michels, Matthew McGrory, Jakob Motto, Lena Murauskas, Sydney Nicholson, Elaina Normile, Bradley Quick, Myles Reed, Elsa Reiter, Courtney Robinson, Thomas Rothert, Garrett Soltysik, Cameron Stephens, Katlyn Timmers, Lily Toman, Charles Tripp, Jacob Van Lieu, Bradley Westmeyer, Brooke Woellert

10th Grade Emma Adams, Hannah Bardenhagen, Drew Battison, Bryan Biggs, Janie Bortz, Grace Brittingham, Anna Brokamp, Wilson Bucher, Jacob Crabtree, Victoria Crabtree, Ethan Crouse, Christina Cruz, Robert Dennerll, Anthony DiMichele, Connor Dougherty, Norman Dudley, Brandon Easter, Carson Fields, Neil Findley, Andrew Fiorenza, Luke Garrison, Andrew Goheen, Lillian Grantham, Malakai Greenberg, Alexis Groh, Adrianna Henderson, Gabrielle Henkel, Noelle Hill, Ella Hobart, Bryan Holland, Kyle Howe, Ethan Kennedy, AnnaClaire Lackney, Eleanor Long, Joseph Long, Santiago Martinez, Walker McManus, Chase Meade, Seth Medlin, Meagan Meece, William Meyer, Joseph Molski, Lily Nguyen, Kyle Nienaber, Gunnar Nixon, Clare Oberton-Vester, Emma Phillips, Samuel Rubin, Isabelle Saulnier, Devin Scarborough, Clara Scholtz, Charles Schooler, Hayden Seeger, Carolina Skillman, Charlotte Snare, Grace Stacy, Charles Taylor, Madison Telgkamp, Hanna Tenhundfeld, McKailah Therrien, Jonathan Uchtman, Joseph Veeneman, Henry Wagner, Andrew Walter, Chase Williams, Charles Zack

11th Grade Madison Andrus, Jackson Beeler, Samantha Byrd, William Ciolino, Mackenzie Dingle, Reid Fakes, Jesse Glaser, Olivia Griesmer, Brennan Hand, Luke Higginbotham, Madeleine Hoffer, Charles Jordan, Nicholas Klawitter, Hannah Krieger, Joseph Kromer, Michael Lockhart, Julia Long, Emelie Mano, Grace McGraw, Jade McIntyre, Cassandra Mills, Robert Neugent, Adam Romick, Maggie Sanks, Lilith Saylor, Martin Schram, Sierra Sims-Smith, Jeffrey Timmers, Colin Theye, Madison Weisenberg, Jamie Westmeyer, Daniel Woodruff

12th Grade Celia Ahrens, Thomas Coates, Mary Deadrick, Erdal Fere, Robert Gerberick, Alexis Gilliland, Christine Gohman, Jonathan Hanley, Maeve Harrington, Joseph Hu, Jerome Jasper, William Krafft, Sarah Laumann, Macjilton Lewis, Laura Littiken, Julia Lynch, Keirstin Mason, Andrew Melling, Henry Motto, Connor Osgood, Nicholas Payiatis, Rebekah Pearson, Lindsey Siegfried, Steven Sipe, Gavin Smith, Carly Stelzer, Sarah Stewart, Sakke Tiitinen, Emma Toman, Makayla Valentine, Erica Weeks, Julia Whittelsey, Anne Wirthlin, Audrey York

New Basketball Coach at Mariemont City Schools

Mariemont City Schools Announces New Head Basketball Coach

On April 21, Jim Leon will be recommended to the Mariemont Board of Education as the new head basketball coach of the Mariemont City School District’s boys basketball program. Leon has coached over 30 years, beginning his coaching career at St. Antonius grade school, and then coaching high school basketball at Summit Country Day, followed by Western Hills, Woodward, Clark Montessori and St. Ursula Academy.

Jim Leon“Coach Leon has enjoyed a successful and respected coaching career in Cincinnati, and we’re excited to add Jim to our coaching staff to lead our Warriors basketball program,” said Tom Nerl, athletic director at Mariemont City Schools. “Jim’s personality, knowledge and passion for the game, and his enthusiasm for working with student athletes, made him the ideal candidate for our community.”

Coach Leon holds a winning record, with 321 wins and 185 losses across 21 seasons as a head basketball coach. Twenty of his players have received Division I college scholarships, and he has coached three McDonald’s All-Americans. He has worked at a basketball clinic in Cincinnati with Michael Jordan; he was an assistant coach for Magic Johnson at the Motor City Roundball Classic in Detroit in 1992; he hired Mick Cronin, head coach at UC, for his first coaching job at Woodward in 1991; and in 1992 he hired former assistant coach Monte Mathis, who is now an assistant coach with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. He also led his team to a state championship in 1988; final four in 1989; and state runner-up in 1990. He holds 13 straight league titles and five city championships. He said he loves working at the high school level, even though he has had college-level offers in the past.

“I love being around these young student athletes to see a team come together with confidence and skill,” said Coach Leon. “It’s all about teaching and learning together, learning to win and lose with character. I love to motivate the athletes and it’s great fun to grow together. It’s been my whole life.”

Pending board approval, Coach Leon plans to get started right away, meeting the players and their families and building his coaching staff. “I am looking forward to this chance to coach in a small community. I want to be visible and helpful while creating a family atmosphere with the team and in the community,” said Leon. “We’re going to work hard together to make an impact on the CHL, the city and the state.”

Coach Leon is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and Xavier University. He and his wife and daughter reside in Kenwood.

Mariemont City Schools to Appoint New Dean of Students

Tami CrollDuring the April board meeting, the Mariemont Board of Education will be asked to approve Tami Croll as the new dean of students at Mariemont Elementary, effective immediately after the conclusion of the 2014-15 school year.

“We are excited to have Mrs. Croll transition into the role of dean of students here at Mariemont Elementary, where she can continue to utilize her leadership skills and talents to positively impact our school community and district,” said Ericka Simmons, principal at Mariemont Elementary. “Tami is already a valuable member of our Mariemont Elementary family and team, and has in-depth knowledge of our district and school. Throughout her time here she has been able to perform a variety of teaching and administrative roles, always keeping the students and their needs as her main focus.”

Tami is in her 16th year of teaching and her 8th year of serving as the elementary music teacher at both Terrace Park Elementary and Mariemont Elementary. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Master of Arts degree in both education and educational leadership. Mrs. Croll has dedicated herself to promoting student achievement and to developing positive relationships with students, parents, staff and community members. She has been an integral part of the growth and improvement of the music department for Mariemont City Schools, implementing a highly effective and engaging online music curriculum in the elementary buildings. She has also directed numerous shows, musicals and programs.

“Tami’s Mariemont experience has more than prepared her for this next stage in her educational career,” said Steven Estepp, superintendent of Mariemont City Schools. “She will now continue to share her talents, creativity, time and passion in this new role to the benefit of our entire district.”

Mrs. Croll holds a Master Teacher designation, is certified to teach music in grades kindergarten through 12, and possesses her Principal Certification for grades pre-kindergarten through 12.

“The past eight years have been incredibly rewarding and fulfilling for me as a music teacher in this exemplary district. I am ready for the next phase of my career and look forward to the opportunity to make a difference for students beyond the walls of my classroom,” said Tami Croll. “The Mariemont City School District has wonderful students, parents and staff, and I am eager to support the learning environment for the entire school community. This really is a dream come true for me.”

The current dean of students at Mariemont Elementary, Dr. Jim Counts, will be retiring this June after serving 34 years in the Mariemont City School District.

District Network Administrator Receives Award of Excellence

Launched this year, the Mariemont City Schools Award of Excellence is awarded to an individual who exemplifies dedication to and support of the Mariemont City School District.

This year, Gene Stigall was selected to receive this award. Mr. Stigall currently serves as the Network Administrator for the Mariemont City School District. Over his 12 years with the district, he has worked in every building, troubleshooting and creating solutions for parents, staff and students.

“Mr. Stigall shows extraordinary talent in the technology field and realizes its importance to meet the needs of each individual child,” said Steven Estepp, superintendent.  “While most districts are searching for ways to keep parents and teachers informed on student progress, Gene recently developed the dashboard, which provides a scorecard for each student that can be accessed by parents and teachers. The detailed information provided by the scorecard keeps parents informed and allows teachers to develop individual plans for their students.”

Mr. Stigall inspires, cares for and respects district students, teachers and the community beyond. Each day, he demonstrates his commitment by supporting students, training and troubleshooting with teachers, both remotely and in person, taking an active role in parent training sessions and helping with community events.

“Regardless of the task, time or challenge, Gene is always sincere, flexible and responds with a calm ‘I can’ smile,” continued Mr. Estepp. 

The district staff feels the same way. When asked about Mr. Stigall, they shared that he is “essential to our ability to do our jobs” and “always pleasant even during the most busy and stressful of times.” They said that he is an “expert problem solver” and “thinks outside-the-box.”

When Mr. Estepp asked a high school student about Mr. Stigall, the student shared, “Mr. Stigall has a very enthusiastic personality where if there is something he doesn’t know, he will always research and find the answer. He has ideas in technology that allow us to implement new concepts in our education to make our lives easier and better. He created software to further our education and track our progress.”

Mr. Stigall constantly puts forth effort to make a positive difference and embodies the values of tradition, community and innovation.

Gene Stigall is also Mariemont City School District’s representative for this year’s Celebrate Excellence award, which honors those in the public school education field who exemplify the best in their profession.

Mariemont High School Hall of Fame

The Mariemont High School Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the “Doc” Kusel Athletic Hall of Fame. Named after a long-time athletic director and coach of Mariemont High School, the Athletic Hall of Fame had its initial class in 1971. The inductees of the annual classes of inductees have their names displayed on the Kusel Stadium concourse, and the inductees pictures and accomplishments are displayed in the school’s Hall of Fame Walkway.

Former athletes who are considered for nomination to the Hall of Fame must have a minimum of five years elapse since their graduation from Mariemont High School. Former athletes, coaches and school administrators are considered for induction, as well as individuals with a long record of service to the athletic department.

Nominations should be emailed to athletic director Tom Nerl at or mailed to his attention at Mariemont High School, 1 Warrior Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227. Nomination information should include the the following about the individual: 

  • full name
  • year of graduation
  • current contact information
  • high school athletic and academic achievements
  • years of participation in athletics
  • the level of the sport played (varsity, junior varsity, freshmen)
  • verification of any all-league, all-city, all-district, or all-state recognition

Verification can also include copies of yearbook articles, certificates, press releases or articles.

Once an individual is nominated for consideration, his or her name will remain on the ballot for subsequent years. The selection committee is comprised of former athletes, former and current coaches, and other representatives from the community.

For nominations to be considered for the 2015 induction class, the submission deadline is May 1, 2015, although nominations are accepted throughout the year. The Class of 2015 inductions will take place before the varsity home opening football game against Oakwood on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 6:30pm.

Inaugural Warrior Club Breakfast

Mariemont High School students Lindsay Harden and Will Hobart talk about Warriors Beyond, the district's flagship program for student opportunities offered beyond the traditional curriculum. They will be participating in a Global Leaders Summit in Europe this summer.

Mariemont High School students Lindsay Harden and Will Hobart talk about Warriors Beyond, the district’s flagship program for student opportunities offered beyond the traditional curriculum. They will be participating in a Global Leaders Summit in Europe this summer.

The inaugural Warrior Club breakfast was held at Mariemont Junior High School on March 25, and included student performances and presentations about student-driven initiatives, involving community service and extended learning opportunities. The Warrior Club is open to Mariemont City School District residents that no longer have children attending school in the district and/or are age 55 or older.  For more information about joining the Warrior Club, please visit the Mariemont City School District website or call the district office.

Mariemont High School students Kyle Nienaber, Gretchen Wittry and Santi Martinez perform a  number from this year's spring musical, "Singin' in the Rain."

Mariemont High School students Kyle Nienaber, Gretchen Wittry and Santi Martinez perform a number from this year’s spring musical, “Singin’ in the Rain.”

Mariemont High School Principal enjoys a conversation with Donald and Peggy Keyes.

Mariemont High School Principal enjoys a conversation with Donald and Peggy Keyes.

Mariemont High School Teacher Authors High School Textbook

A Mariemont High School teacher can now add “book author” to his list of accomplishments. David Wolfford recently authored a book published by AMSCO/Perfection Learning entitled “United States Government & Politics: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination.”

This book explains the American political system and is designed to enhance student performance on the AP exam. The essentials of government and politics in this textbook are drawn from Mr. Wolfford’s research projects, political reporting and 12 years of experience teaching in a high school classroom.

As a teacher of both the AP and the college prep levels of U.S. Government and Politics at Mariemont High School, Mr. Wolfford is very familiar with the College Board curriculum and high standards expected of student comprehension on the subject.

“Nothing is more boring to a teenager than a text book, and a lot of times these types of books are written by someone that isn’t very familiar with the target audience,” said Mr. Wolfford. “What motivated me to write this book was the fact that I know what these students need to know, and I geared the design, graphics, pictures and content toward the very audience that I understand.”

Mr. Wolfford received his Master’s degree in Constitutional and Legal History from the University of Kentucky through the university’s History Graduate Program. His work has been published a variety of scholarly and popular publications on the local, regional and national levels, including The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Weekly Standard, National Review Online, The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Ohio Valley History, Kentucky Monthly, Telescope, and The Lexington Herald-Leader. He has also written an online American History course, chapters in Armchair Reader: Civil War, and in The Encyclopedia of History series.

“David is a talented and well-respected teacher both at the high school and in our district. We are very proud of his achievements both inside and outside the classroom,” said Dr. James Renner, principal at Mariemont High School. “As is exemplified by David’s accomplishment, our staff is dedicated to high-quality instruction, and they encourage each other to be the best possible instructors for our students in all capacities.”

For more information about David Wolfford, please visit his online portfolio at Interested parties can purchase the textbook for $18.95 via the Perfection Learning website,

About Perfection Learning

Founded by two educators in 1926, Perfection Learning provides high-quality, innovative curriculum solutions to K-12 schools across the country and internationally. All of the major programs support the Common Core State Standards. In May 2013, Perfection Learning acquired AMSCO School Publications. For over 75 years, AMSCO has excelled in providing high-quality materials in world languages, science, language arts, ACT and SAT preparation, and more.

Mariemont City School Students Participate in Visual Arts Celebration

Art students from Mariemont City Schools participated in the 25th “Festival in the Woods” art show in Blue Ash.

Festival in the Woods is a “celebration of visual arts from our local student artists” in grades K through 12. Ten other school districts also participated in the show, including Indian Hill, Madeira, Sycamore and Summit Country Day.

The open house was held on February 28 and included activities such as music, crafts, face painting and magic. The festival is free and open to the public, and it runs through March 14 at the Blue Ash Recreation Center.

Congratulations to our student artists for their talented participation in this annual festival.

Gigi Andrus, 1st grade at Mariemont Elementary. Williams Meadow.

Gigi Andrus, 1st grade at Mariemont Elementary. Williams Meadow.

Chloe Moore, 4th grade at Mariemont Elementary. Fairfax.

Chloe Moore, 4th grade at Mariemont Elementary. Fairfax.

Max Miller, 3rd grade at Mariemont Elementary. Mariemont.

Max Miller, 3rd grade at Mariemont Elementary. Mariemont.

Melissa Rupe, art teacher, and Liv Ferry, 6th grade student at Terrace Park Elementary.

Melissa Rupe, art teacher, and Liv Ferry, 6th grade student at Terrace Park Elementary.

Mariemont Student Artwork Selected for Statewide Exhibits

The Mariemont City School District is proud to announce that three students had artwork selected for Ohio’s Youth Art Month Exhibit and three students had artwork selected for Ohio’s Young People’s Art Exhibit.

Anna Breen, 2nd grade at Mariemont Elementary; Elise Gaskey, 4th grade at Terrace Park Elementary; and Stefan Nistor, 6th grade at Mariemont Elementary, each had artwork selected for this year’s Youth Art Month Exhibition in March.

Charlotte Soller, 1st grade at Mariemont Elementary; Melissa Muench, 2nd grade at Terrace Park Elementary; and Hailey Zobrist, 6th grade at Mariemont Elementary, each had artwork selected for the 35th annual OAEA Young People’s Art Exhibition.

“This would not have been possible without the inspiration, skills and knowledge that Stefan acquired in Mrs. Hobart’s art class,” said Lilit Nistor. “We are looking forward to traveling to Columbus to see the exhibit!”

OAEA works to promote art education and recognizes quality student art through various exhibits sponsored throughout the year at both the state and the national levels. An awards ceremony and reception for both exhibitions will be held on Saturday, March 14 in Columbus for the artists, their parents, teachers and guests. Both exhibitions, which are hosted at separate locations in Columbus, Ohio, will remain open to the public throughout the month of March. For more information, please visit the OAEA website.

“This is a wonderful honor for these students, and they should be proud to represent Mariemont City Schools,” said Shelley Komrska, art teacher. “Their artwork is outstanding and I am happy that these young artists are being recognized in this way.”

Thank you to Shelley Komrska, Melissa Rupe and Ann Hobart, who are the art teachers that submitted the artwork on behalf of these students.











clockwise from top left: Stefan Nistor, Hailey Zobrist, Charlotte Soller, Anna Breen

clockwise from top left: Stefan Nistor, Hailey Zobrist, Charlotte Soller, Anna Breen