The deadline for applying to city boards and commissions has been extended to Feb. 27.

Deadline for boards and commissions applications extended

The deadline for applying to city boards and commissions has been extended to Feb. 27.

Dublin has two seats open on the Architectural Review Board and Board of Zoning Appeals, and one seat open on the Community Services Advisory Commission, Personnel Board of Review and the Dublin Convention and Visitors Bureau board.

All applicants must be Dublin residents and registered voters. The deadline to apply for a seat has been extended to 5 p.m. Feb. 27. Applicants must be available for an evening interview on March 4 or 11.

Applications for the seats can be found at the municipal building or online at Applications can be submitted online or mailed to the clerk of council, Dublin Municipal Building, 5200 Emerald Parkway.

For more information, call the clerk of council at 410-4436 or email

Students win 'Power of the Pen' awards

Several Dublin middle school students won awards at a "Power of the Pen" writing contest featuring 18 schools in early February.

Sells Middle School won first place in the eighth-grade competition. Sells Middle School students Emma Rose, Molly Cohen and Carrie Helldoerfer also won individual awards. Rose won a best of round award for a story called "Essence." According to a release from the school district, the award is given to the top story in a round and is judged on plot, character development and more.

Davis Middle School eighth-grader Ariana Steiner won first place in individual competition and the seventh-grade team won third place in team competition.

The seventh-grade Karrer Middle School team won second place in team competition and Jisoo Hong and Krithika Vasudevan won individual awards.

Karrer Middle School will host a regional Power of the Pen competition March 14.

Story Box Project comes to Dublin Scioto

Through a partnership between Dublin Scioto High School and members of Amnesty International, the Story Box Project will visit the school next week.

As part of the school's 2009 Right to Read and Read Across America celebrations, students, parents and staff are asked to submit memoirs, poems, photos, drawings, songs, videos and paintings to the project that is traveling across the country.

The contribution will be placed in the story box and sent to another community, which will read Dublin's submissions and add its own. The box will travel across the globe for one year before returning the Scioto High School in March 2010. When the story box project returns, everyone will be able to look at the works inside.

Students are invited to see Dublin's story collection from 2:40 to 5 p.m. March 5 at the Read A Latte Caf at Scioto High School, 4000 Hard Road.

Students perform at contest

Dublin residents Sitara Koneru, Jeff Myers, Josh Robinson and Kevin Zhu recently performed in the Ohio Music Education Association's Senior High Solo and Ensemble competition.

Students at the Conservatory of Piano, they received the highest possible ratings in the event.