Math students garnertrophies, blue ribbonsOn May 19, 15 fifth-graders from Leighton School, led by Keri Donley, Margie Bruder, Jackie Skeels and Shannon Gagel, participated in the Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics Problem Solving Tournament in Streetsboro.The students participated in teams of three or four to complete various mathematical problems. Three events dealt with working as a team performing various multi-step mathematical equations to given story problems and a team construction activity using measurement, geometry and number sense knowledge according to written instructions.The fourth event dealt with individual mental computation and number sense problems dealing with visual/word problems. All of the Leighton teams brought home a blue ribbon or a trophy. The participants were Mitch Pollock, Philip Ellis, Ryan Sharafuddin, Sophia Arnold, Claire Letts, Pravali Kothakota, Nicole Lucas, Jordan Horst, Ben Sender, Kyle Sutton, Scott Sutton, Jill Duffy, Allison Widmar, Stephen Lucas and Sammy Petrash.Lammers named teenof month for PortageAurora High School student Kylin Young Lammers has been named a teen of the month for May by the Portage County Teen Board.She is the daughter of Guy and Brenda Lammers and is a senior at AHS, where she has earned a grade-point average of 4.1.Her school activities include student council, marching band, concert band, Destination ImagiNation, show choir, Spanish club, National Honor Society, Key Club, pep band, ski club and tennis.She has been a tutor and has been involved with Safety Town, Relay For Life, Dial-a-Santa and her church youth group, and has been a Salvation Army bell ringer.She has earned varsity letters in tennis, academics and was chosen for "Who's Who Among American High School Students."She enjoys singing, dancing, reading, watching movies, hanging out with friends, shopping and watching "Grey's Anatomy." She plans to become a geneticist and go into genetics counseling.NEOUCOM will receive$1.3 million from stateThe state Controlling Board recently approved more than $1.3 million in funding for the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine.The board OK'd the release of about $1.1 million for laboratory improvements and $283,000 for other building remodeling at the Rootstown campus.The existing lab space at the campus was built more than 30 years ago and has not been updated.The projects will improve teaching, study, experiment and other activities for up to 460 medical and 400 pharmacy students. DSV Builders of Warren is serving as general contractor.Also at the campus, renovations are planned for the office space occupied by Community Health Sciences.Valley Christian readyto wind up school yearThe final Market Day pickup for this school year at Valley Christian Academy will be June 5 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.Internet orders are due by noon May 31 and late calls are possible by 6 p.m. May 31 to Susan Tomich at 330-940-3261.Volunteers are needed to help gather the food orders for VCA families from 1 to 3 p.m. on pickup day. For details, call Judy Little at 330-405-6612.VCA's 25th anniversary cookbook is still available for $5 each. It includes 400 recipes from VCA families. Proceeds will go to buy a new piano for the auditorium.Other coming activities: May 31 -- 6J and 6T classrooms field trip; June 1 -- 2R and 2X field trip, spirit day, 4L and 4S party at 9 a.m. and sports day for grades 6 and 7 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.June 4 -- 3H, 3S, 5H and 5P parties; June 6 -- last day of school with an awards assembly at 9 a.m. and promotion ceremony at 7 p.m.AHS graduation slatedAnother Aurora High School class will say goodbye to 12 or 13 years of primary and secondary when 230 members of the class of 2007 participate in commencement exercises June 5 at 7 p.m. at Parkside Church in Bainbridge Township. Senior symposiums are taking place this week, and baccalaureate is scheduled for May 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Lakeview ChapelCareers focus at CraddockCraddock School observed Career Week May 7 to 11, with many visitors presenting information about their jobs and introducing students to choices available to them.Some professions that students learned about were pilots, physical therapists, steel manufacturing, stay-at-home moms, tutors, school counselors, ice cream business and nursing.Counselor Tami Mazzella compiled a list of the top jobs as determined by kindergartners and first- and second-graders: teacher, real estate agent, firefighter, police officer, singer, dancer, chef, race car driver, doctor and architect.Five graduate from CVCAFive Aurora residents graduated from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy on May 26. They are Michael Cardis, Anthony Finelli, Kelsey McClellan, Robert Pecchio and Kyle Ulrey. Cermonies too place at the Chapel in Akron.