Lizzie Jackson, an EHOVE Career Center visual media tech student, won the Mapletree Road Race T-shirt design contest. Her first- and second-place designs won her $300. Jackson, whose home school is Western Reserve, used her Adobe Photoshop certification that she earned in her career-tech program.
“We love Lizzie's design. Seeing the Mapletree Road Race T-shirt worn by this year's participants makes us so proud of Lizzie and all who ran, walked and rucked (in) this year's event. Spread the word … there will be a T-shirt contest for 2019. Get the creative juices flowing,” said race organizers Pam and Mark Bellamy on Facebook.
The Mapletree Road Race happened on the Fourth of July in Norwalk. It began at the corner of Seminary and Prospect streets and finished at the Huron County Fairgrounds.
Drug Free Clubs of America kickoff
Wayne Campbell, of Tyler's Light, recently visited the EHOVE campus to lead a talk about choosing to be drug-free. He also shared his story of loss through his son Tyler's overdose and passing.
An accomplished high school and college athlete, he was prescribed painkillers after a surgery, which resulted in addiction, which led to heroin and a fatal overdose. Campbell and a large number of volunteers with the non-profit organization Tyler’s Light are dedicated to educating youth and the community about these issues through live presentations.
Campbell, after speaking at EHOVE, held similar assemblies at the Norwalk high and middle schools.
The presentation was to introduce Drug Free Clubs of America (DFCA), a new program offered to EHOVE, Norwalk city and Norwalk Catholic students. They can become members by passing drug screenings, and, in turn, earn incentives from many area business and community partners. This prevalent issue affects area organizations, so many are joining the effort, including Janotta & Herner, which sponsored the EHOVE DFCA celebration event.
For more information, contact EHOVE Assistant Director Matt Ehrhardt at 419-499-4663 ext. 379 or [email protected]
Fall festival coming soon
The EHOVE Fall Festival is just around the corner. Local senior citizens have the event circled on their calendar every year.
Tickets, which are $6 per person, can be purchased at the EHOVE high school office during school hours of 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by Friday. Call Mindy Nutter at 419-499-4663 ext. 250 if you have questions.
The festival will be held Sept. 19 and 20 in the science and technology building. Students in the EHOVE color guard will open the event, Student ambassadors are the hosts while the culinary arts students plan, prepare and serve a lunch and entertainment is provided by Singin’ & Swingin’ with Patrick. The program will start at 11 a.m., but doors will open at 10:15.