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Port Clinton Middle School Announces Honor Rolls

Port Clinton Middle School announces its Honor Students for the second grading period of the 2013-2014 school year:

Principal’s List, Highest Honors

Sixth Grade:  Caitlin Chafee, Grace Heilmann, Elena Kessler, Mattison Koskela, Cara Linn, Hannah Moore, William Segaard, Hunter Webster and Annie White. 

Seventh Grade:  Morgan Bagovich, Bryanna Barr, Allison Batterton, Maxwell Brenner, Conor Cadigan, Jack Carpenter, Alexandra Cline, Marisol Fick, Andrew Fillmore, Gabriel Haghiri, Alexis Helton, Brynn 

Jacoby, Kamlin Nisch Quan, Niki Tipton, Madison Vargas and Emma Zeitzheim.

Eighth Grade:  Hailey Ball, Hannah Castro, Jared Depner, Kyle Dietrich, Emma Eickert, Leslee Gilleland, Erin Hiller, Blake Kelly, Drew Kopchak, Hannah Mallory, Madeline Recker, Jadan Rogers, Claudia Rosiar, Isabelle Rospert, Maxwell Rumbarger, Lauren Shaw, Lauren Steyer and Paige Steyer.

High Honor Roll

Sixth Grade:  Michael Baxter, Lyman Brown, Elijah Burkholder, Caden Chapman, Ileana Garza, Robert Geisheimer, Avery Hines, Zoe Hines, Christopher Knowles, Mandi Koehl, Cooper Kowal, Omar Lucero, Jaxon Martinez, Hannah Paeth, Kaylee Phillips, Hailey Ranzenberger, Sierra Robinette, Dylan Smothers, Samantha Sneider, Cooper Stine and Zachary Weldon.

Seventh Grade:  Andrew Babcock, Chloe Cook, Alia Czerwinski, Briana Giron, Jackson Kennedy, Madison Kodak, Lucas Patrick, Caitlyn Pipoly, Madison Reed, Courtney Sayre, Andrea Stitak, Alexis Trick, Madyson Webb, Ian Willoughby, Alexis Yoh and Zoe Zgodzinski.

Eighth Grade:  Chloe Avis, Mason Bodi, Ashlyn Borton, Kate Bowers, Eian Burkholder, Zachary Colflesh, Alexis Cook, Kayce Deal, Kyle Fitzpatrick, Madelynn Gerwin, Merissa Jagucki, Jack Kessler, Alexander Koskela, Quincy Kowal, Delayna Laurel, Kirsten Lorge, Nicholas Mainous, Kaitlyn Michnay, Zachary Murphy, Gabrielle Sharkey, Parker Sherry, Kayleigh Snyder, Tyler Williams, Morgan Wojciechowski and John Young.

Honor Roll

Sixth Grade:  Lohany Arambula, Valorie Borton, Kyle Coleman, Roy Cooper, Jr., Brianna Curley, Logan Dague, Andrew Ferguson, Michaela Ferrell, Shelby Gilbert, Benjiman Gilleland, Lissa Gillman, Carli Laurel, Madison McGlothlin, Monique Perkins, Gavin Preston, Alanna Read, Alexis Runyon, Beau Scott, Jazmyn Silva, Dylan Simpson, Grace Talbott and Hannah Witte.

Seventh Grade:  Gabriel Armendariz, Elizabeth Aukerman, Alexius Borton, Alexis Bradshaw, Stacey Bragg, Elye Byington, Brenda Crowl, Peyton Culver, Riley Damschen, Samuel Diaz, Austin Emmons, Isabella Fillmore, Jacob Fleck, Seth Gossard, McKenzie Halsey, Mallory Holbrook, Dekota Irick, Dylan Johnson, Josiah Klein, Sierra Mackey, Hunter Mares, Olivia McDougall, Alec Meacham, Caitlyn Prentice, Alexia Read, Lillian Reiman, Dresden Riggs, Ashlyn Rogers, Nikolas Skoufos, Amelia Smith, Analisa Snyder, Olivia Spieldenner, Katherine St. Leger, DeShawn Strickland, Caden Swander, Dailee Terry and Leanna Thomas.

Eighth Grade:  Bailey Cole, Amaya Eppse, Allison Goans, Dymond Heckman, Payton Herevia, Andrea Hutton, Kertis Johnson, Ariel Koepplinger, Amber Luma, Ryan McDougall, Anthony Nesbitt, Christopher Niceswanger, Andrew Rich, Damien Royster, Kendall Rusincovitch, Jerald Sedilko, Rachel Simpson, Blakelee Sneider, Ana Stahl and Kaleb Wadsworth.

Merit Roll 

Sixth Grade:  Logan Appleman, Dale Bagovich, Cayla Bodi, Ethan Cantu, Kristen Carpenter, Selena Carrisales, Madison Clere, Kailey Cornell, Keanoh DeLeon, Allison Dickman, Autumn Eckman, Mason Elson, Brooke Gibbons, Marie Gluth, Tyler Gobmeier, Shyia Havens, Michael Helmer, Chaz Jackson, Griffin Joseph, Kira Kimmet, Charmise Lewis, Star Mackey, Mason McDougall, Christian Meek, Aleena Mitchell, Amanda Mulkey, Brendon Mullins, Jasper Nickel, Elisa Pannell, Aliyah Phillabaum, Marissa Pollard, Rok Scott, Carrie Shupe, Kathleen Smith, Shania Spaulding, Shyanne Taylor, Sierra Thomas, Samuel Walker, Tyler Webb, Avery Wettrich, Bobbijo Whiteside, Madison Wiles and Morgan Zibert.

 Seventh Grade:  Jose Abrego, Isabelle Biers, Corey Bodi, Michelle Brough, Jack Cantu, Autumn Capodice, Robert Chilton, Caitlin Conrad, Caleb Couture, Makaila Daniels, Nichole Davis, Joseph Devins, Briana Dunnuck, Michaela Flynn, Madison Garcia, Everett Gore, Cin’Ara Hicks, Reese Jadwisiak, Felicia Jones, Braedon Kelly, Kyla Kimmet, Hannah Klein, Isaiah Kleinhans, Shelbi Krupp, Ian Kuzma, Tristen Laird, Morgan Mallory, Spencer Mallory, Michael Meacham, Alisandra Mejia Garza, Megan Montgomery, Skylar Norman, Alaina Schultz, Kierstan Seamon, Sierra Seibold, Donte Sidney, Christian Silva, Ivy Soler, Chyeanne Strader, Tyler Tennyson, Hailey Ward, Aubrey Wharton and Tristan Yoh.

 Eighth Grade:  Dylan Albright, Dominic Fulkert, Christian Garcia, Jordan Gresh, Maryssa Grimm, Macie Hunter, Cailee James, Samuel Kuenzer, William Moody, Jeannine Reaper, Alexandrea Rose, Kyle Schultz, Cali Sees, Gaven Sewell, Luis Soler, Christian Sparks, Jenna Sullivan, Dawson Tommer, Breeanna Welch, Bailey Wells and Stone York.

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Free developmental screening for preschool children in Port Clinton

A free developmental screening for infants and children in the Port Clinton School District will be held April 28–May 1. These screenings are for any child ages 0 to 5 years old, and is an opportunity to ensure parents that their children are developing age-appropriate skills. Hearing, vision, motor skills, concept development and communication skills will be evaluated. 

To make appointments for children ages 3-5, contact the Port Clinton City Schools Student Services Office at 419-734-2147, Ext 7. The screenings will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams Street, Port Clinton, with appointments beginning at 8:30 a.m. on April 28-May 1.

To make appointments for children ages 0-2, contact the Ottawa County Help Me Grow/Early Intervention Program at 567-262-3141. These screenings will take place on May 1 beginning at 1 p.m. and will be held at the Port Clinton City Schools Student Services Office, (located in the High School), 821 S. Jefferson Street, in Port Clinton.

All appointments must be made by April 23. This event is sponsored by Port Clinton City Schools, North Point Educational Service Center and the Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

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Restoration project to bring native coastal species to area

Projected area for restoration

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a detailed project report and environmental assessment for the Coastal Wetland Restoration Project for the City of Port Clinton. The project specifically details section 506, which is the Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration (GLFER) Project. The restoration would produce wetland and shoreline habitat that would be better suited for native species than what is now in place in the area.

The affected area of the project is west of City Beach on Perry Street and east of Derby Pond at Waterworks Park. The project is also set to restore the shoreline in front of Waterworks Park that reaches to the pier. 

The need to protect and conserve Great Lakes coastal wetlands is an increasing concern. This is especially true in Ohio. Between 1780 and 1980 Ohio lost 90% of its wetlands. Natural and cultural practices have greatly altered the coastal wetlands of the Great Lakes and it is feared by federal agencies, state agencies and environmental groups that past and continued uses of the Great Lakes will lead to continued water quality problems and significant losses of rare habitats and biological diversity.

The coastal wetland in the projected area, which is a preserve, currently provides little quality habitat for coastal species, including migratory birds. The area now is characterized by an abundance of non-native and invasive plant species. The existing wetland is also cut off from external sources of surface water, such as upland lake connections, that would provide adequate water input or exchange. The preserve is bordered on three sides by large areas of maintained lawn that don’t provide suitable habitat. According to the report, the proposed restoration site on Perry Street along the lake provides very few of the required habitat qualities sought by coastal and migratory species.

The restoration and expansion of the coastal wetland will enhance ecological function and provide an additional high quality migratory bird stopover habitat. The projected restoration will result in the expansion of coastal wetland habitat, increased habitat quality and improved water quality.

The report states that the Preferred Action Alternative is Alternative 22, which consists of invasive species removal and revegetation, wetland expansion, creation of microtypography within wetlands and creation of a hydraulic connection between the wetlands. The total first cost for implementing the recommended plan is $2,047,800. The cost will be covered by the Army Corp of Engineers and the federal government. Any other costs will be covered in grants that the City of Port Clinton can earn. 

After the project is completed, the cost for maintenance, repair, replacement and rehabilitation of the area is to be taken care of by the city. The report states the cost of maintaining the project is projected to be $15,300 per year.

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