WARREN PTA'S TO MEET: Warren City Schools PTA's will hold elections of officers at their upcoming May meetings:
May 13: Jefferson at 6 p.m., Willard at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. (election at 6:30 meeting, and Lincoln at 6 p.m.
May 20: McGuffey 5:30 p.m. (regular meeting).
All parents and volunteer are encourage to attend and join the PTA. (Only PTA members are eligible to vote).
BADGER STUDENTS OBSERVE STAGED ACCIDENT: On April 24, the usually quiet day of lessons at Joseph Badger Schools was interrupted by the sounds of squealing tires, breaking glass and moans of the wounded.
An automobile accident was staged in the parking lot of the Joseph Badger High School as part of Operation Prom Promise.
Prom Promise is an attempt to bring attention to potential consequences of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Throughout the day, Badger High School Senior Leah Blaney played the part of the Grimm Reaper. Every 51 minutes - representing that every 51 minutes a young person dies while driving under the influence - she randomly removed a student from classes and took that student to a secret location.
The students watched while emergency vehicles from the Burghill Vernon Fire Department arrived on scene and Chief George Snyder assessed the scene and contacted dispatcher James Richmond to request additional units are dispatched.
They watched as addition emergency vehicles from Kinsman, Gustavus, Hartford, Orangeville, as well as Stat MedEvac helicopter arrive to assist.
The assemble student spectators went silent while Student Brandi Nitch was extricated out a vehicle and loaded onto the helicopter.
Senior Brandon Bates ''failed'' a field sobriety test, and was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser.
The students watching were showing mixed emotions some were somber at the sight of their classmate senior Jenn Krumpe lying dead on the hood of the car and amazed at the way the various agencies worked together to get the victims of this mock accident to the help that they would have needed if this had been a real accident.
LIBERTY REGISTRATION: Registration packets for kindergarten in Liberty can be picked up at E.J. Blott Elementary School during school hours.
Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 30 to register. Appointments will be scheduled when packets are picked up during the week of May 14 to 21.
For more information, call 330-759-1053.
RASSEGA WELCOMED AS SCHOLAR: Pierce A. Rassega of Mineral Ridge has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Membership gives students access to a number of benefits, including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel, and service projects both on campus in the community.
KHOURY RECEIVES AWARD: Warren native Benedetta Khoury was awarded the University of Cincinnati's Eleanor Hicks Award for the Outstanding Undergraduate Female Senior. It has been awarded every year since 1974 to an outstanding female senior graduating from UC's McMicken College of Arts and Sciences.
Khoury, a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, will graduate this month with a Bachelor of Arts in international affairs, a minor in Spanish and a certificate in international human rights.
While at UC, she served as a peer leader for the Center for First Year Experience and an academic coach for the Learning Assistance Center. She plans to attend graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh to pursue a master's of education in higher education management and hopes to pursue a career in student services.