AHS pupil now part of

national scholars unit

Charlene Westfall, an Aurora High School junior, has been selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, which recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

Membership entitles qualified students to enjoy a wide variety of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, member-only resources, publications, participation in programs offered by educational partners, personalized recognition items and publicity honors.

"I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Charlene has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence," said NSHSS Founder and chairman Claes Nobel.

"She is now a member of a unique community of scholars -- a community that reprsents our very best hope for the future."

Westfall is the daughter of Bryan and Donna Westfall. She participates in Irish dancing, modeling, pageantry and volunteers with Freedom Greyhound Rescue. She does community service as part of her reign as Teen Miss Northern Ohio, and recently scored high at the National Dream Girls USA pageant.

Girls on Run sessions

are offered at Harmon

Registration for Girls on the Run sessions in Northeast Ohio begins Aug. 21. Harmon School will be one of the sites, with the 10-week session starting the week of Sept. 15 and ending in November.

The program is for girls in grades 3 to 8, and focuses on improving confidence of young girls while preparing them for a 5K run. It includes running, games and discussions about issues important to pre-teens.

Online registration begins Aug. 21 at 9:30 a.m. the sessions at Harmon will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 to 4 p.m. For more details, call 234-206-0786 or visit www.gotgreatersummit.org.

Jennifer Golec is the coordinator of the Harmon School sessions and can be reached at 330-954-2446 or jgolec@aurora-schools.org.

PTO officers reported

The Harmon-High School PTO has changed officers. The current board is as follows: Lori Bopp, president; Tina Gerber, vice president for high school; Julie Love, VP for Harmon; Kelli DeMicco, treasurer; and Tammy Samarasinghe, secretary. There are a few open committee chair positions available. If interested, email harmonhighpto@gmail.com.

Band at Cedar Point

Aurora High School's marching band will perform Aug. 14 at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky. All area residents are invited to make the trip to see the band perform for the first time in the 2014-15 school year.

Lunches info available

Families of Aurora schools' students who may qualify for free or reduced price lunches can visit www.aurora-schools.org to download and complete the forms. Parents should return the forms to their child's school office or mail to Aurora Board of Education, attn: Lisa Haney, 102 E. Garfield Road, Aurora 44202. Direct questions about the program to Haney at 330-954-2198.