After-prom nears;

top students told

Aurora High's 2017 after-prom will take place May 13-14 from 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Tickets are on sale today (April 26) and May 3-5 during lunch periods at school. Cost is $20. The committee also is looking for volunteers to set up for the event on May 12. If interested, email

AHS's outstanding senior students have been announced, along with the teachers they selected as having helped them a lot during their high school years.

The list is as follows:

Donovan Boyle, Mary Pat Pavicic; Emily Delis, Jenna Schadle; Ian Doemling, Alicia Jimenez; Jenna Geier, Mike Rubin; Bobby Arnold, Marla Love; Madison DeSilva, Monika Biro; Giovanna Leone, Noah Goodman; Colin Heath, Josh Rakow; Purdita Irving, Laura Bell-Peters; Samantha Marotta, Gayle Lewis; Emma Frankmann, Barbara Cook; and Nadia Abbass, David Munson.

The AHS Choir Boosters will have a fundraiser tonight (April 26) from 5 to 9 p.m. at Chipotle Mexican Grill on Creekside Drive in Twinsburg. Those who present a flier available on the district's website at or who tell the wait person you're supporting the choir will have 50 percent of the bill donated to the Aurora choirs.

The Aurora High band also plans a fundraiser May 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Chipotle Mexican Grill in Twinsburg. Customers must mention the band when ordering/purchasing, and the restaurant will donate 50 percent of the proceeds to the band.

Tea, luau coming;

hoopsters do well

Harmon School has rescheduled its annual grandparents tea for April 28 from 9 to 10 a.m. It is for all sixth- to eighth-graders and their grandparents or anyone they wish to adopt as a "grandparent-for -a-day."

The tea will include refreshments provided by the PTO, entertainment by Harmon students and a tour of the school. Guests should meet their student in the cafeteria at 9.

Leighton School's luau party also has been rescheduled for April 28 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. It will include pizza, a DJ, games and raffle baskets. All students in grades 3 to 5 who previously purchased a ticket can attend. Raffle tickets will be available at the event.

Winners in Harmon's Hoops for Heart Tournament are: sixth grade -- Cade Fromwiller, Alex Tenorio and Mathew Geier; seventh-grade -- Jack Cardaman, Alex Moore and Martin Teichow; and eighth grade -- second time winners Jack Fecko, Evan McVay and Michael Carpenter. Students still can send emails and collect online donations until the pep rally in May.

Mylott receives a

Merit schoalrship

Daniel G. Mylott, a resident of Aurora and a student at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, has received the Arkema Inc. scholarship in the National Merit Scholarship program.

Arkema is a diversified chemicals manufacturer with 22 locations in the United States, accounting for 26 percent of its global sales and employing about 2,200 people.

Mylott is planning to study the education field. He was in the first group of 1,000 winners of corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards which go to high school seniors.

The awards are financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations. Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the finalist level in the NMS competition and met criteria of their scholarship sponsors.

Most of the the awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends ranging from $500 to $10,000. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000.

Tie-dying coming

First- and second-graders at Craddock School will work on tie-dying in art class from May 1-5. Second-graders should plan to wear their T-shirts to the music performance on May 11 and all students may wear their shirts on Field Day (May 19).

The annual kindergarten to first grade parents meeting will be May 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Craddock's cafeteria. Parents will receive some handouts about the curriculum for first grade, as well as some general building. If unable to attend, call Miller's office and information will be sent home.

Kindergarten students will visit Craddock on May 17 to get a sneak peek into some classrooms and tour the building.

Other coming events at the elementary school level are: April 28 -- kindergarten concerts at Miller; May 2 -- school levy on the election ballot and vehicle day at Miller; May 10 -- Guy's Pizza night; May 11 -- second-grade spring concerts at Aurora High.

Top students told

Recent students of the week at Harmon School are: Sixth-graders Mate Orgovan, Armen Perez, Kyleigh Roche and Benjamin Stockdale; seventh-graders Mackenzie Krafcik, Kaitlyn Smith, Nicole Stratton and Olivia Wamser; and eighth-graders Kristin Jakosh, Kevin Jin, Ryleigh Jones, Joshua Kuty and Sam LoGalbo.

Run benefits VCA

Runners are reminded of Valley Christian Academy's Run Like It's Recess, which will take place April 29. A 1-mile run/walk will start at 8:30 a.m., a 50-yard toddler dash at 8:50 and a 5K at 9.

Race day registration is available starting at 7:30 a.m. for those who have not already signed up. The events start and finish in front of Litehouse Pools & Spas in the Marketplace at Four Corners on Route 43. For more information, visit

VCA's online auction closes April 27 at 10 p.m. There are a number of fun and unique items to bid on to raise money for the school. Included are vacation packages and a signed LeBron James jersey.

The school's spring girls intramural basketball program will run April 27-28 and May 1-3, while a coed soccer intramural program will run May 4-5 and 8-10.