Bexley News

Making marks

* Bexley High School students Emily Mossor and Elizabeth Heym have been selected to attend Wellspring of Imagination, a three-day poetry writing workshop to be held in Hocking Hills in early November.

The two won a schoolwide poetry writing contest to qualify for the honor.

Wellspring of Imagination is a new program for high school students who have shown promise in the writing and presentation of poetry. It is produced by Power of Poetry, a weekend festival of the spoken word that originated in Hocking Hills in 2002. Taking place in the Lodge at Old Man's Cave, Wellspring student workshops consist of intensive instruction in the writing and presentation of poetry, with a culminating presentation by students and instructors Nov. 8. The student work will be featured in a book published by the nonprofit Ravensun.

* Bexley High School's In the Know academic quiz team opened its league season with a victory over Worthington Kilbourne High School. Max Cohen led all scorers with 210 points and David Heym added 110 more. For the junior varsity, Micah Goldson scored 130 points and Sarah Robbins 120, according to team adviser, BHS librarian Mike Nolan.

* Bexley native Erin Kellogg was one of 18 college students who had the opportunity to attend the 24th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council held recently in Geneva, Switzerland.

The students, who were selected through an application process, were among the first group of young adults to be present in the council room while the Human Rights Council was in session. Three of these students had the opportunity to make presentations during the session as well. Kellogg is studying abroad with the program Semester at Sea -- a "floating campus" sponsored academically by the University of Virginia that voyages to 17 countries around the globe over the course of 115 days. Students earn academic credit through a variety of classes offered on the ship.