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Lindsey Harden 2017 Recipient of The LO.V.E. Fund

LindseyHardenLindsay Harden, a 2016 graduate of Mariemont High School, is the 2017 recipient of the LO.V.E. Fund. The Olivia V. Erhardt Memorial Fund, otherwise known as “the LO.V.E. Fund,” was established by the Erhardt family in conjunction with the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Mariemont School Foundation to honor Olivia’s life, her love of science and her desire to help others in need.

Olivia participated in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program in 2015, and the LO.V.E. Fund was launched to help other young scholars in the Mariemont City Schools community. The Fund allows Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to extend a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship position to a Mariemont High School graduate in a research lab that otherwise could not fund such a position.

Lindsay Harden has recently completed her freshman year at the University of South Carolina and will participate in the SURF program this summer. “We are thrilled that Lindsay Harden, a 4.0 freshman, will be working with Dr. Patrick McGann in the Division of Hematology in the area of global health research as part of the SURF program,” said Sherry Thornton, PhD, program director of SURF. “Her fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the L.O.V.E. fund.”

The LO.V.E. Fund provides an opportunity for additional Mariemont High School graduates to participate and experience one of the premier undergraduate research programs in the area, by providing funding to a research lab that otherwise would not be able to support a student. The SURF program renders the experiential learning and career exploration the Mariemont City School District embraces through the Warrior BEyond flagship program.

Congratulations Maritza Stapanian (Crabtree), Mariemont High School Distinguished Alumni

Maritza_Stapanian_Crabtree (crop)Maritza Stapanian (Crabtree) graduated Valedictorian of the class of 1967.  Upon graduation, Maritza studied at the Space Physics Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she graduated with Honors.  She subsequently was admitted to the Planetary Science Program at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where she earned a PhD.  The conclusions from her doctoral thesis helped to update the time horizon calculations for the creation and evolution of individual stars, our galaxy and solar systems.  

After earning her PhD, Maritza enlisted in the US Air Force where she had a distinguished career with assignments in programs highly critical to national security.  She received numerous Air Force honors including the Commendation Medal (twice) and the Meritorious Service Medal (three times).  

Martitza’s diagnosis of ovarian cancer led her to actively support scientific research of the disease.  She died in Cincinnati in October 2001.

On Friday, October 6th, all of this year’s distinguished alumni recipients will spend the day at Mariemont High School, where they will meet the faculty, visit with students and share their stories of success. At 5:30pm, they will be featured as honored guests in the school district’s annual Homecoming Parade. Finally, the Distinguished Alumni will be formally introduced and honored before the start of the Homecoming Game at Kusel Stadium.

Congratulations Christopher Martin, Mariemont High School Distinguished Alumni

martinheadshot (crop)Christopher Martin was a member of the class of 1974. He attended Oberlin College where he graduated with Honors in Physics and was Phi Beta Kappa. Chris received a PhD in Physics from the University of California Berkeley before teaching Physics at Columbia University for 6 years. In 1993, he became Professor of Physics at the California University of Technology (Caltech), where he has taught ever since.

Christopher’s research includes his role as Principal Investigator for GALEX, a NASA Small Explorer mission, which involves an orbiting space telescope observing galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. GALEX’s observations are telling scientists how galaxies evolve and change. He conceived and designed the Cosmic Web Imager at Caltech, where astronomers can obtain the first three-dimensional pictures of the inter-galactic medium (IGM). Christopher has received numerous awards for his work, including the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal.

We look forward to welcoming Chris back to the Mariemont City Schools as a part of the 2017 Class of Mariemont High School Distinguished Alumni! On Friday, October 6th, all of this year’s distinguished alumni recipients will spend the day at Mariemont High School, where they will meet the faculty, visit with students and share their stories of success. At 5:30pm, they will be featured as honored guests in the school district’s annual Homecoming Parade. Finally, the Distinguished Alumni will be formally introduced and honored before the start of the Homecoming Game at Kusel Stadium.

Congratulations Gayle Gleckler, Mariemont High School Distinguished Alumni

Gayle GlecklerGayle Gleckler graduated from Mariemont High School with the class of 1960. She was active as class Vice-President, editor of the Warpath, a member of the Pep Club, and in the visual arts. She attended the University of Florida where she received her Bachelor of Design degree.

Gayle went to New York and quickly made her mark in the advertising world. She was responsible for Clairol’s “I’m gonna wash that gray right out of my hair” and many other ad campaigns. Gayle co-wrote “Lord of the Flatbush”, a film starring Sylvester Stallone and Henry Winkler and has written and illustrated several books. Her paintings are shown in galleries in New York City and along the East Coast.

In her “free” time, Gayle volunteers for Pegasus Therapeutic Riding and AdVets for WarVets Foundation. Gayle and her husband enjoy travelling the world and use their experiences to inspire their next artistic endeavor.

We look forward to welcoming Gayle back to the Mariemont City Schools as a part of the 2017 Class of Mariemont High School Distinguished Alumni! On FridayOctober 6th,  all of this year’s distinguished alumni recipients will spend the day at Mariemont High School, where they will meet the faculty, visit with students and share their stories of success.   At 5:30pm, they will be featured as honored guests in the school district’s annual Homecoming Parade. Finally, the Distinguished Alumni will be formally introduced and honored before the start of the Homecoming Game at Kusel Stadium.

Presenting: Helping Anxious Kids with Dr. Andrew Sweeney

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As part of our district’s Life & Leadership Series, Dr. Andrew Sweeney will be presenting “Helping Anxious Kids:  Continuing the Conversation” on Tuesday, October 3rd 6:30 to 8pm in the Terrace Park Elementary Library . This presentation is geared toward Kindergarten through 2nd grade students, however, all parents are welcome. Dr. Sweeney is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes Child and Adolescent Psychology, Psychological Assessment and Animal-Assisted Therapy. For more information about him, please visit http://www.bassetpsych.com/providers.  Any additional questions? Please contact, Suzie Lehman at slehman@mariemontschools.org

2017 Scavenger Hunt a Great Success!

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Thank you to all the teams and businesses that participated in this year’s Scavenger Hunt on September 9!  Over 30 teams participated and a great time was had by all.  Congratulations to our top 3 teams:

  1. Wonder Willetts
  2. The Millers
  3. Go Blue or Go Home

And a big THANK YOU to all our businesses for participating:

  • Stihl, Michaelson Homes, & Kyle Gearhart
  • Time Timer
  • Tri-State Running Company
  • Little Miami Fire Department
  • Trevor Furbay
  • The Wardrobe
  • The Dilly
  • The Birch
  • Snappy’s Pizza
  • Orange Leaf
  • 50 West Cycling
  • Mac’s
  • Miller Insurance
  • Starbucks
  • Groovy Gumball
  • The Mango Tree
  • The Sweeterie
  • Rooted
  • Eye Care on the Square
  • Lawnscapers
  • Etegent Technologies
  • Mariemont Capital

2017 Mariemont High School Distinguished Alumni Selected

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The Mariemont Alumni Association and the Mariemont School Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of Mariemont High School’s fifth annual Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recognizes Mariemont High School graduates of at least 10 years who have notably distinguished themselves by extraordinary contributions and/or remarkable accomplishments in their chosen career; skill, trade or business; in civic duties; in military service; in philanthropy; in volunteerism; in the arts; in the sciences; in education; in religion; or any other field, endeavor or pursuit.

The 2017 recipients are Gayle Gleckler, class of 1960, Advertising Executive, Writer, Artist; Christopher Martin, class of 1974, Astrophysicist and Professor; and Maritza (Crabtree) Stapanian (dec.), class of 1967, Astrophysicist and Air Force Major. The fifth class of recipients was selected from nominations submitted to a committee of Mariemont School Foundation (MSF) board members.

On Friday, October 6, these truly distinguished alumni will spend the day at Mariemont High School, where they will meet the faculty, visit with students and share their stories of success. At 5:30pm, they will be featured as honored guests in the school district’s annual Homecoming Parade. Finally, the Distinguished Alumni will be formally introduced and honored before the Homecoming football game at Kusel Stadium.

Gayle Gleckler graduated from Mariemont High School with the class of 1960.  She was active as class Vice-President, editor of the Warpath, a member of the Pep Club, and in the visual arts.  She attended the University of Florida where she received her Bachelor of Design degree.  Gayle went to New York and quickly made her mark in the advertising world.  She was responsible for Clairol’s “I’m gonna wash that gray right out of my hair” and many other ad campaigns.  Gayle co-wrote “Lord of the Flatbush”, a film starring Sylvester Stallone and Henry Winkler and has written and illustrated several books.  Her paintings are shown in galleries in New York City and along the East Coast.   In her “free” time, Gayle volunteers for Pegasus Therapeutic Riding and AdVets for WarVets Foundation.  Gayle and her husband enjoy travelling the world and use their experiences to inspire their next artistic endeavor.

Christopher Martin was a member of the class of 1974.  He attended Oberlin College where he graduated with Honors in Physics and was Phi Beta Kappa.  Chris received a PhD in Physics from the University of California Berkeley before teaching Physics at Columbia University for 6 years.  In 1993, he became Professor of Physics at the California University of Technology (Caltech), where he has taught ever since.  Christopher’s research includes his role as Principal Investigator for GALEX, a NASA Small Explorer mission, which involves an orbiting space telescope observing galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history.  GALEX’s observations are telling scientists how galaxies evolve and change.  He conceived and designed the Cosmic Web Imager at Caltech, where astronomers can obtain the first three-dimensional pictures of the inter-galactic medium (IGM).  Christopher has received numerous awards for his work, including the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal.

Maritza Stapanian (Crabtree) graduated Valedictorian of the class of 1967.  Upon graduation, Maritza studied at the Space Physics Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she graduated with Honors.  She subsequently was admitted to the Planetary Science Program at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where she earned a PhD.  The conclusions from her doctoral thesis helped to update the time horizon calculations for the creation and evolution of individual stars, our galaxy and solar systems.  After earning her PhD, Maritza enlisted in the US Air Force where she had a distinguished career with assignments in programs highly critical to national security.  She received numerous Air Force honors including the Commendation Medal (twice) and the Meritorious Service Medal (three times).  Martitza’s diagnosis of ovarian cancer led her to actively support scientific research of the disease.  She died in Cincinnati in October 2001.

The Mariemont School Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the long-term success of our students and community through initiatives that enhance educational excellence in the Mariemont City School District. Your support of its Annual Fund Drive is critical to the success of the organization. For more information contact Molly Smyth, MSF Trustee, at 513-271-3316. Nominations for the sixth annual Distinguished Alumni Award will be solicited in the spring. Visit http://mariemontschoolfoundation.org/ for more information.

 

Scavenger Hunt Registration Now Open!

scavenger huntRegistration is now open for this fun, family-friendly event which will be held on Saturday, September 9 from 4-7 pm!  Please visit the Village Scavenger Hunt page for event details and registration!

Save the Date! Village Scavenger Hunt

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This fun, family-friendly event is Saturday, September 9th, from 4 to 7pm.

After a spirited kick-off event at the Starting Line (Mariemont Junior High School), teams will rally through the villages of Fairfax, Mariemont, William’s Meadow and Terrace Park in a crazy scavenger hunt, collecting points for various stops and challenges. The competition will end at the Finish Line (Mariemont Junior High School) with a celebration party and announcement of winners!

Is your family up for the challenge? Test your family’s teamwork and competitive spirit.  Or maybe you’re a rec or school team looking for a fun way to build team unity. Teachers, take on some of your students and show them who’s boss. Grab some friends and hit the road in this awesome adventure!

Watch for more details and team registration information in August.

Do you know a community business that would like to be a stop on the race course? There are many sponsorship opportunities and we’re looking for event stops. If you know of a company or business that would like to be involved, please contact Chandra Buswell at chandrabuswell@yahoo.com.

Brought to you by The Mariemont School Foundation

Presenting: Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students

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Join us for a presentation by Dr. Edward Amend, who will be speaking on the topic of “Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students” at Terrace Park Elementary on Tuesday, May 9 at 7pm in the library.

Sponsored by the Life and Leadership Series through the Mariemont School Foundation and paid for by Warrior Run funds, this event is open to all district K-6 parents and we encourage you to attend!

Dr. Amend is a Clinical Psychologist at Amend Psychological Services, P.S.C. in Lexington, Kentucky. He focuses on social, emotional and educational needs of gifted and talented youth, adults and their families. He is co-author of two award-winning books: “A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children” and “Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults; ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger’s, Depression and Other Disorders.”

Click here for more information about Dr. Amend: http://amendpsych.com/providers/edward-r-amend-psy-d.

 

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