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  • THOMAS GALLICK/THISWEEK
    Olentangy Orange High School students (from left) junior Courtney Dorsey, sophomores Gabby Bertaggia, Audrey Mertz and Hannah Lower, and seniors Meghan McCloskey and Bre Medillin pose Monday, Feb. 8, at the school with portraits they created as part of the Memory Project. The portraits eventually will be sent to the students who inspired them in Madagascar.

    Art students' portraits could be kids' only selfies

    An art project at Olentangy Orange High School is allowing students to give a personal gift to children thousands of miles away.
  • FRED SQUILLANTE/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Katie Parker, 7, of Powell gets some help holding a knife from her mom, Karen, during a Petite Chefs -- Crockpot Meals class held last Thursday, Feb. 4, at Adventure Park. Children learned how to make chicken noodle soup during the city-sponsored course.

    A cut above

  • Delaware Area Career Center

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    Olentangy Academy STEM program freshmen (from left) Lauren Leah, Taylor Tuller and Kaitlyn Brown show Big Walnut High School freshmen (from left) Zach Hopper, Max Muhlbaier and others how to control robots during an open house Friday, Jan. 22, for the Delaware Area Career Center's new engineering technology program. The preview was held at the center's south campus.

    New programs respond to needs

    Delaware Area Career Center officials hope a new engineering program and two additional areas of study appeal to students and area employers.
  • Mount Carmel facility in Orange Township

    JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEK
    Valerie Garvin (left) a fitness specialist, shows new member and Galena resident Michelle Hopkins how to operate the various functions of a treadmill during a member orientation Jan. 11 at the new MC Fitness and Health in Orange Township. The 125,000-square-foot building features gym equipment, pools and a walking track as well as a health center and emergency room.

    Fitness center off to running start

    As Olentangy High School's swim team practiced in MC Fitness and Health's lap pool earlier this week, workers throughout the facility were putting finishing touches on Mount Carmel's big splash into Delaware County.
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