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The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad and the International Chemistry Olympiad are multi-tiered competitions that bring together the world’s most talented high school students to test their knowledge and skills in chemistry. Nations around the world conduct examinations to — nominate the most high-performing students for the International Chemistry Olympiad. Jonathan Thomas, a sophomore at EHS, scored the highest in Kent County on the American Chemical Society Chemistry Olympiad Test. He has been chosen to take the national test. Congratulations Jonathan.
Eastern High School Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Chapter for the first time attended the state conference the weekend of March 15. During the event, students visited Career Booths, attended sessions, and competed in these events:
Drew Barron-Kraus – Financial Services – Individual Series
Andrew Hammond – Sports and Entertainment Marketing – Individual Series
Chris Cantu and Zach Derylo – Financial Services – Team Event
Kelsey Muma, Elaine Bageris. and Alex Wassink – Advertising Campaign – Team Event
Meghan Fries – Entrepreneur Innovation Plan – Individual Event.
Having this many students qualify for the state conference in the first year that FHE has participated in DECA, was quite an honor. Alex Wassink was honored for the top five test scores in her category, and Elaine Bageris also was honored for a high score in her category. Qualifying to move on to represent Michigan at the International Career and Development Conference in Anaheim, California is Meghan Fries and Drew Barron-Kraus! Congrats to all of the DECA members and good luck to Drew and Meghan in Anaheim!
The Re-Design Fashion Show is coming up and students are already busy from all three high schools making clothing from recycled materials, Goodwill castoffs, and new design clothing from scratch. The show is open to the public and admission is free. It will take place on Tuesday, April 16, at the Fine Arts Center from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Come and see the wonderful designs these students have produced and enjoy the evening event.
Attached are two videos of the event at the Fine Arts Center on January 28, with Dr. Steve Pastyrnak, Division Chief, Pediatric Psychology at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, and the Q&A panel.
Please click on “Video 1″ and/or Video 2.”
Video 1 – I Dr. Pastyrnak speaking about Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and the Developing Brain.
Video 2 – Is the Q & A panel made up up Dr. Pastyrnak; Dr. Kathleen Howard, Forest Hills Pediatric Assoc.; Tammy Bentley, M.A., L.P.C., FHPS; Aaron Kauffman, L.M.S.W., FHPS; Christy Buck, Executive Director, Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan; and Kathy Freberg, Network 180.