Music and Art Students Join Dr. Lucas at Benefit Concert

Olentangy was well represented at a recent concert entitled “Playing From the Heart” to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital Heart Center.  This event has been presented for over twenty years by the Benefit Concert Association as a fund-raisng activity for the hospital.  An art competition was also part of the event this year, and Olentangy’s art teachers Beth Lucek, Sarah Zwick, Robin Schorr, Teresa Shawberry, Briana Kindberg and their students submitted pieces that would hopefully create joy and inspire sick children.  Winners of the art competition were judged by the members of the Benefit Concert Association and David Hinds, theatre director at Olentangy High School.  The art winners were:

  • Ivy D., Olentangy Liberty High School
  • Brigid F., Olentangy High School
  • Lauren W., Olentangy High School
  • Paul P., Olentangy Orange High School
  • Baylie B., Olentangy Orange High School

The jazz band and chamber orchestra from Olentangy High School performed under the directon of Ian Brun and Michelle Moss and Olentangy’s superintendent Dr. Wade Lucas was the keynote speaker.  The program celebrated the completion of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital campus expansion.

Accolades and Honors for Two Olentangy Teachers

Olentangy Local Schools is proud to announce that Liberty Tree Elementary School art teacher Jonathan Juravich has been selected as man of the year by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, for which he raised around $60,000 for cancer research. Mr. Juravich’s fund raising effort was the highest donated since the event began three years ago.  Additionally, Olentangy Orange High School social studies teacher John Jordan has been selected as special educator of the year by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Buckeye State Council for his organization of a Vietnam Veterans assembly for OHS and his dedicated work to the council.