Go for those scholarships

As of this week, local scholarships will be available on the Aurora High School website at www.aurora-schools.org under the "guidance" link, then click on scholarship information.

Students can print the scholarships they are interested in from the link. The guidance office does not have copies.

Students should read the descriptions carefully to determine if they meet the qualifications. Completed applications should be returned to Jennifer Hilty in the guidance office by April 10.

All local scholarships will be presented at the academic awards program May 14 at 7 p.m.

Senior ads due March 15

The Aurora Borealis yearbook staff is taking orders for senior congratulatory advertisements. The orders are due by March 15. For information, telephone yearbook adviser Kathy Wiemken at 330-954-2368 or email kwiemken@aurora-schools.org.

1983 class renion slated

The 1983 class of Aurora High School will celebrate its 30-year class reunion Oct. 11-12. The activities will include an informal get-together following the Greenmen homecoming football game on Friday, a golf outing on Saturday and the dinner on Saturday night. For more information, email Julie Evans at jevans01@ameritech.net or Mary Jurkiewicz Beckstrom at jeff_beckstrom@yahoo.com.

BGSU counselor at AHS

Seniors who have been admitted to and are seriously considering attending Bowling Green State University, an admission counselor will visit Auroa High School on March 19 at 9:30 a.m.

The counselor will be available to talk with students about the next steps in the journey to becoming a BGSU Falcon, including answering questions regarding housing, financial aid, summer orientation and what to expect. Students should see Sharron Weingart in the guidance office for a pass.

Students urged to enter

congressional art show

U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce is inviting high school students in Ohio's 14th Congressional District, which includes Aurora, to submit artwork for this year's Congressional Art Competition.

"The Congressional Art Competition is a great way for northeast Ohio students to show the rest of the country just how talented they are," Joyce said. "I look forward to seeing all of the submissions and bringing the winner to Washington for a ribbon cutting ceremony. I encourage all students in the district to show off their talent and submit their art work."

The competition started in 1982 as a way for students in each congressional district to showcase their artistic abilities. The winning art piece will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year and the student with the winning entry will be invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception in Washington, D.C. The ceremony is set to take place the last week in June.

The second place winning entry will hang in Joyce's Washington D.C. office for one year. The third place piece will hang in the Painesville district office and fourth place in the Twinsburg office both for one year. A panel of district artists will select the winning entries.

The deadline for submitting artwork is May 2. Students can drop off their art in one of two locations: 1 Victoria Place, Room 320, Painesville, or Twinsburg Government Center, 10075 Ravenna Road. Students are also encouraged to visit joyce.house.gov to fill out the appropriate paperwork.

NEOMED rollling on with

$160 million in building

Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) continues to transform its grounds with more than $160 million in campus expansion efforts that include a research and graduate education building, residential housing and the announcement of a health, wellness and medical education complex.

The latter, a 177,338-square-foot structure that will house fitness and pool facilities, conference and catering services and retail entities, is being constructed by Signet Development of Akron, which is also responsible for the Village at NEOMED, the university's first-ever on-campus residential housing.

Along with the developer, the university has announced the first two tenants in the complex -- Integrated Wellness Partners, a joint venture between Akron General Health System and Signet Enterprises, and Akron General Health System, which plans to offer physical therapy and warm water therapy services.

"Our campus is transforming to meet the current and future needs of our students, employees, communities and beyond, and we couldn't be happier to announce the support and collaboration of several local partners as we head into the final component of this tremendous growth and expansion," said Dr. Jay A. Gershen, president of NEOMED.

The final facility also will become home of the university's existing Ralph Regula Conference & Event Center as well as Bio-Med Science Academy, a rural STEM+M school.