October 13, 2014

FCA
Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet on Thursday before school in the health room.
Everyone is welcome at FCA. You do not need to be involved in a sport to attend. Please join us Thursday at 6:30 in the Health Room. On Thursday’s start your day with FCA.
Girls Track
Anyone interested in joining girls track this spring please go to Coach Dingus’s room in the math wing, room 1206, sometime this week so he can collect your contact information. If Coach Dingus already has your contact information you can still go and say hello.

Liberty’s Annual History Vs. Hollywood Is Underway

5:30 a.m. greeting - outside front doors

5:30 a.m. greeting – outside front doors

The Liberty High School (OLHS) sophomore interdisciplinary classes are conducting a film research study called History vs. Hollywood. Students choose a film to spend the next three months researching and deciding if the events in the film are portrayed accurately. The end result is a meaty research paper and a huge presentation night January 7. Each film can only be chosen once, so students compete for their choices by “camping out” outside the school (with parent chaperones) as early as 12:30 a.m. to ensure they get the film they want. This year, the first movies chosen were:

  1. Schindler’s List
  2. Wolf of Wall Street
  3. League of Their Own
  4. 12 Years A Slave
  5. Argo

The last movie chosen, when the last student arrived at 7:15 a.m. was Far and Away

Settled in the Hallway for "Camping" and waiting for movie selection

Settled in the Hallway for “Camping” and waiting for movie selection

The students had:

  1. 300 Timbits
  2. 5 dozen donuts
  3. too much coffee/hot chocolate
  4. lots of fun

See you in the OLHS Commons Wednesday, January 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. for the final presentation night of History Vs. Hollywood!

 

October 7, 2014

Girls Soccer – SENIOR NIGHT
The girls soccer senior night will be THIS THURSDAY October 9 vs Olentangy. Come cheer on our soccer seniors at 7:15pm at home.

October 6, 2014

Ukulele Club
Ukulele Club will be meeting this Tuesday in the choir room starting at 2:45 PM. Come learn a new song!
Library Advisory
Library Advisory will meet Tuesday October 7th at 6:45 am and after school in the library. Please attend ONE of these two meetings. We will discuss plans for Teen Read Week. New members are always welcome! See Mrs. Poindexter if you have questions.
FCA
Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet on Thursday before school in the health room.
Everyone is welcome at FCA. You do not need to be involved in a sport to attend. Please join us Thursday at 6:30 in the Health Room. On Thursday’s start your day with FCA.

Olentangy Students Named in 2015 National Merit Competition

Five Olentangy students have qualified as semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program, giving them a chance to compete for approximately 8,000 scholarships worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring.

The Olentangy students are among more than one million high school students across the country who entered the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Of those entrants, approximately 16,000 high scorers qualify as semifinalists.

Semifinalists represent the highest scores on the PSAT/NMSQT. Olentangy students named 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists are:**

  • Tyler Aquilina, Olentangy High School (OHS)
  • Celena Hsiung, OHS
  • Rachel Carline, Olentangy Liberty High School (OLHS)
  • Charles Niu, OLHS
  • Karthik Urs, OLHS

The National Merit Scholarship Program has also released its list of Commended Students. These students were among the top 50,000 highest scores on the PSAT/NMSQT but did not achieve semifinalist status. They will receive letters of commendation in recognition of outstanding academic promise.

Olentangy students named 2015 National Merit Commended Students are:

  • Namrata Arya, OHS
  • Lauren Calogero, OHS
  • Delaney McMurtrie, OHS
  • Tanner Belknap, OLHS
  • Himanshu Dashora, OLHS
  • Samantha Dawson, OLHS
  • Anjali Dubbaka, OLHS
  • John Hoffman, OLHS
  • Michael Kalmar, OLHS
  • Dylan Law, OLHS
  • Isabella Marcucci, OLHS
  • Emma Ranalli, OLHS
  • Andrew Runyon, OLHS
  • Olivia Kamer, Olentangy Orange High School (OOHS)
  • Max Springer, OOHS

Kiahna Tucker from OOHS has been named a Semifinalist in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. The National Achievement Scholarship Program is an academic competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding black American high school students.  Black students may have entered both the 2015 National Achievement Program and the 2015 National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.(PSAT/NMSQT).

Congratulations to all of these outstanding Olentangy scholars!

For more information on the National Merit Scholarship Program, visit www.nationalmerit.org.

For more information on the National Achievement Scholarship Program, visit http://www.nationalmerit.org/nasp.php

**Olentangy has permission from these students and their parents to list full names and schools in this announcement.