The Coshocton County Beacon February 15, 2017 - Page 37

FEBRUARY 15 , 2017 www . coshoctonbeacontoday . com THE BEACON 37 Weather finally cooperates for senior citizens luncheon

By Josie Sellers josie @ coshoctoncountybeacon . com
WEST LAFAYETTE – It took a couple of tries , but the weather finally cooperated and Ridgewood High School was able to have its senior citizens luncheon on Feb . 8 .
The annual event is typically held around Christmas time , but was canceled twice due to snow days .
“ We get donations from the community for the meal and door prizes and felt it was important for us to still have it this year so we can get the same great support from the community next year ,” said Julie Feldner , student council advisor .
The luncheon is put on by the school ’ s student council , which includes students in grades eight through 12 . Members of the group serve senior citizens from the community lunch , clear their plates and handout door prizes . Attendees also are treated to a free viewing of a play by the school ’ s drama department , which this year happened to be “ Charlotte ’ s Web .”
Patsy Cruxton has attended the luncheon in the past and was glad to see the school continue the tradition .
“ I really enjoy the play , the fellowship and the food ,” she said . Patsy ’ s husband Arthur joined her at the luncheon . “ The play was really interesting and I just think it ’ s wonderful they do this for senior citizens in the community ,” he said .
Eighth graders Alaina Liedtke , Emmalee Goddard and Alexis Liedtke enjoyed working the event .
“ I like seeing all the people and helping to set up ,” Alaina said .
Goddard said she enjoyed interacting with the senior citizens and Alexis agreed with her .
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Senior citizens who attended a luncheon on Feb . 8 at Ridgewood High School were eligible to receive door prizes . This lucky winner had hers delivered by high school senior Autumn Brown .
“ They ’ ve all been really nice and polite ,” Alexis said . While this was Alaina , Alexis and Goddard ’ s first year helping with the luncheon , it was Eliza Haynes ’ last .
“ I really enjoy seeing all the older people and talking to them ,” said Haynes who is a senior at Ridgewood . “ They deserve this .”
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Ridgewood High School Senior Eliza Haynes prepares to deliver meals during the senior citizens luncheon held Feb . 8 at the school . For more photos , visit www . coshoctonbeacontoday . com .
Feldner said 150 people attended this year ’ s luncheon . “ I love seeing the senior citizens come in and visit with the students ,” she said .

Michael named to dean ’ s list

MOUNT VERNON - Hannah Michael was named to the dean ’ s list at Mount Vernon Nazarene University for the fall 2016 semester .
She is an early childhood education major and is on the MVNU Women ’ s Soccer Team .
Michael graduated from Coshocton High School in 2014 and is the daughter of Fred and Monica Michael .
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4-H Robotics team competes at state tournament

Coshocton ’ s 4-H Robotics Team , Tech Support , made it all the way to the state tournament in its first year of competition in the FIRST Lego League ( FLL ). The competition was held Feb . 4-5 at Wright State University in Dayton . “ Our robot had its personal best in the robot game and we did fine in the other judging areas ,” said 4-H Program Assistant Phil Goerig . “ However , only five of the 62 teams that were there received an invitation to the national circuit . I spoke with many coaches and
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all were impressed that we were able to make it to the state championship in our first year . I believe we were the only team there to have done so out of 62 teams . The kids had fun which was the most important thing . I hope to continue our success next year .” The team consisted of Lucian Brink , Duncan Martin , sisters Alexandria and Avril Arnold and they were coached by Goerig and Martin ’ s father Steve .

Hamric makes dean ’ s list

KENT – Elisha Hamric was named to the dean ’ s list for the fall 2016 semester at Kent State University
The River View High School graduate is enrolled in Kent ’ s college of the arts .
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