The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) selected Kristina Gresham of Davis Middle School and Ellora Majumder of Grizzell Middle School to be among 15 middle school students who are studying environmental watershed issues that impact the state as participants at the 12th annual Young Women's Summer Institute, running July 24-30 in Columbus.

The Dublin Scioto volleyball boosters and Bob-Boyd Lincoln are partnering for a fundraiser on Aug. 20.

As part of Lincoln's "Drive Smart for Your School" program, the volleyball team could make up to $6,000 through the event that is slated to run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 20 at Scioto High School, 4000 Hard Road.

For every unique Dublin household that test drives a Lincoln model car at the event, Bob-Boyd Lincoln will donate $20 to support the girl's volleyball team.

Tests drivers must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license. Test drives are limited to one per household.


Grant Jameson, 17, is one of two winners of the Interlochen Center for the Arts' annual "Concerto to Competition."

Jameson, who will be a senior at Coffman High School in 2011-12, tried out during his time at the arts camp and won a chance to perform as a solo euphonium artist with the Interlochen World Youth Wind Symphony.

"It is such a great feeling and an honor being named a winner after going up against such great musicians," Jameson said.

The Interlochen World Youth Wind Symphony performed July 24, and Jameson performed "Fantasia for Euphonium."

Jameson is a member of the Dublin Silver, Central Ohio Brass and Dublin Cornet bands.

He is the son of Tim and Tina Jameson.


More than 300 teachers are expected to attend the Dublin Leadership Academy next week.

The annual academy is in its ninth year and gives Dublin City Schools teachers two days of professional development.

"I can't say enough about our staff, who give up their time to organize and attend this event," superintendent David Axner said in a news release. "This is the type of activity which defines our staff's commitment to the children of this district."

The academy is organized by teachers, and this year led by Staci Lutz, Patty Nyquist, Jason Bishop, and Samantha Althouse. Dublin teachers will also lead training sessions that include digital generation, bullies be gone, problem-based learning, using Google Docs in the classroom and other technology-based lessons.

John Perricone, a motivational speaker who attended last year's leadership academy, will speak again this year. Perricone is also an author and an educator for 27 years.

"This year the theme is know thyself, know thy students," Lutz said. "One of the new things we're doing this year is having book talk break-out sessions. Teachers had options of reading a book over the summer and then attending one of these discussions."


The Dublin City School PTO Presidents Scholarships were recently handed out to three Dublin seniors.

Scholarships for $1,000 went to Coffman student Robert Daulton, who will attend the Ohio State University; Jerome senior Ashley Zheng, who plans to attend Cornell University; and Scioto senior Christopher Ebersole, who will also attend OSU.

The scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior from each Dublin high school. The winners must demonstrate positive contributions to the community, education and career goals and write an essay about a person in the Dublin City Schools community that had a great influence on them.

The scholarship is funded by the 19 PTOs supporting Dublin City Schools.

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) selected Kristina Gresham of Davis Middle School and Ellora Majumder of Grizzell Middle School to be among 15 middle school students who are studying environmental watershed issues that impact the state as participants at the 12th annual Young Women's Summer Institute, running July 24-30 in Columbus.

OSC started YWSI in 2000 to help young women develop a strong interest in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects and careers by engaging them in practical, interesting scientific studies.

For more information, visit www.ywsi.org.