The Coshocton County Beacon September 26, 2018 - Page 29

THE BEACON 29 SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 River View holds auction for United Way By Beth Scott WARSAW – River View High School continued a long-standing tradition on Tuesday, Sept. 18 as the whole high school student body and staff members came together in the gymna- sium to support United Way and another com- munity-minded organization by hosting their annual auction. Some of the items auctioned off were Subway subs, chips and drinks, homemade ice cream, cookies and other sweet treats, and many other delicious foods. “We donate to United Way and then the kids pick another community eff ort to give to,” said Stephanie Snyder who coordinated the event along with Analea Smith. “Last year, they do- nated to Michaela Elson, who was a graduate of River View. We haven’t talked about what we’re going to give to this year yet.” When the kids arrived, they received a bidding number and as the homecoming court held up each item, it was auctioned off to the highest bidder. Some students grouped Beth Scott | Beacon River View Junior High Vice Principal Brad Baker was the auctioneer for this year’s River View High School United Way Fundraiser. The annual event raises funds for both United Way and another community eff ort that is chosen by the students at a later date. together with their friends to pool their money and go for high-ticket items. Once the highest bidder was announced, they were invited to take their winnings out to the cafeteria to enjoy it. Student council members and staff donated the items to be auctioned off . Junior High Vice Principal Brad Baker served as auctioneer. “It’s a really great cause to support and recognize everything United Way does for our community,” said Stephanie Snyder. “Most of our kids probably benefi t in some way from United Way and they probably don’t even know it.” Some of the items went for $60 and up while others sold for $10 or $20. “I think it’s a great idea to teach kids at a young age to pay it forward,” said Lyn Miz- er, executive director of United Way. “It’s one way that the students can participate in raising funds for programs that are beyond themselves. We will return this money to the county and they will defi nitely see a return on their investment.” Ohio State Newark reaches record enrollment NEWARK - Enrollment at Th e Ohio State University at New- ark has reached an all-time high with 2,882 students en- rolled for autumn semester 2018. Th e increase marks the fi fth consecutive year of rising enrollment at Ohio State Newark and a 9.9 percent increase over autumn 2017. Students can begin any of Ohio State’s more than 200 majors at Ohio State Newark and then change to the Co- lumbus campus after completing a minimum of 30 credit hours (after high school graduation) with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Transitioning to the Columbus cam- pus is seamless, with a student’s GPA and course credits following them. Increasing Accessibility and Aff ordability New to Ohio State Newark students in spring semester 2019, the Buckeye Opportunity Program supports stu- dents from Ohio who qualify for a Federal Pell Grant. Each recipient receives enough student fi nancial aid to cover the full cost of undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees (90 percent of Pell recipients have an annual household income of $50,000 or less). Many Pell eligible students have their tuition and mandatory fees covered through a combination of scholarships and federal, state and institutional grants. For students whose aid falls short, Ohio State’s Buckeye Aff ordability Grant bridges any gaps. Career Readiness in a Technology Based Economy Beginning in autumn semester 2018, all fi rst-year stu- dents are given access to Apple technology as part of the university’s digital learning initiative to support educa- tional innovation for students and economic development opportunities for the community. First-year students are given a free iPad package that includes the iPad Pro, smart keyboard, case, Apple pencil, Apple Care+ and a suite of applications to enhance their learning experience. Th e digital learning initiative also encompasses access to coding classes and an application development lab. Faculty is also given access to the tech- nology and coding classes to support classroom integra- tion across all academic disciplines. Th e goal of the initiative is to provide students with tools to enhance their career-readiness for the technological economy in which we live. Opportunities Beyond the Classroom In June 2018, Ohio State Newark and Th e Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, opened a $1.4 million SciDome planetarium at Th e Works’ campus in downtown Newark. Programming provides internship opportunities for Ohio State students and technology for projecting state-of-the-art visual learning tools for a variety of courses, including but not limited to anatomy, Sudoku Answers Puzzle 1 (Easy, difficulty rating 0.42) Puzzle 2 (Medium, difficulty rating 0.58) 3 9 6 1 2 4 8 7 5 8 3 5 4 9 7 2 6 1 7 5 4 8 9 3 6 2 1 2 1 4 6 3 5 7 9 8 2 9 8 1 5 4 6 8 2 6 4 3 7 1 1 5 7 3 8 9 2 5 6 9 2 7 3 4 7 3 4 8 6 1 5 6 1 5 7 2 8 9 3 4 2 9 1 5 7 4 8 1 5 9 6 3 9 7 3 6 4 2 8 7 5 1 6 9 4 3 6 2 9 4 8 5 7 9 8 7 3 6 2 1 8 9 2 7 3 1 5 2 1 4 5 7 8 6 1 6 3 8 2 9 4 5 3 8 1 4 6 9 4 7 5 2 1 3 8 3 4 6 9 5 7 2 physiology, biology, earth sciences, physics and astrono- my. Th e 2,200-square-foot facility houses a 30-foot tilted dome with 4K digital projection and NanoSeam™ technol- ogy and theatre-style seating for 60 guests. Th e Ohio State University at Newark off ers an academic environment that’s inclusive of diversity, challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors. It’s where learning comes to life. Research, study abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected. Contributed | Beacon