2014, july, ThisWeek, ThisWeekNews, westerville

‘Center for Inspiration’ takes shape

Wednesday July 22, 2015 4:32 PMWith three weeks until school starts, Walnut Springs Middle School's new media center, called the Center for Inspiration, is getting close to completion.The contractor, GHM Inc., is working hard to finish up the drywall, painting, sealing, flooring and furnishings.The $374,538 renovations were approved by the school board Feb. 9 and… Continue reading ‘Center for Inspiration’ takes shape

2014, dublin, dublinschools, dublinvillager, hourofcode, ThisWeek, ThisWeekNews

Hour of Code event teaches computer coding basics

Originally published hereTuesday December 30, 2014 2:57 PMStudents throughout the Dublin City School District got to try their hand at coding and learned some of the basics of computer science, as part of a national Hour of Code initiative.Dublin participated by having students complete a one-hour introductory course which was designed to take the mystery… Continue reading Hour of Code event teaches computer coding basics

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First chapter of Copenhagen Clouds

(This is the first chapter from Copenhagen Clouds which was my year-long senior writing project in college. It's a YA novel about a college student who studies abroad in Denmark, falls for her host sister's boyfriend and struggles to find her independence.)Chapter 1Today was finally here. In less than sixteen hours, I would be in… Continue reading First chapter of Copenhagen Clouds

2014, dublin, dublinschools, dublinvillager, heart attack, scioto, ThisWeekNews

Staff members save Scioto custodian’s life after heart attack

(Originally published in ThisWeek News)Tuesday December 23, 2014 9:30 AMFrom left to right: Heidi Wess, Chris Martin and Brian Nimmo Heidi Wess, the school nurse at Dublin Scioto High School, was preparing for another normal Tuesday morning Nov. 25.Suddenly, on her two-way radio she heard the words "emergency in the cafeteria."She and Brian Nimmo, the school… Continue reading Staff members save Scioto custodian’s life after heart attack

2014, article, barrel, baskets, magazine, signatures

Baskets, Barrels & Longaberger

(I wrote this article for the Fall/ Winter Signatures magazine for Longaberger. I went out to The Homestead and interviewed both Ahmad and Christy about the barrel basket. I enjoyed researching the history of barrels and learning how a basket evolves from being just an idea to a real basket. I'm proud of how factual… Continue reading Baskets, Barrels & Longaberger

2014, article, dublin, dublinschools, dublinvillager, education, news, ThisWeek, ThisWeekNews

Parents hear draft of gifted program revamp

Tuesday December 23, 2014 9:28 AMPage A2 of 12/25 issueThe Dublin City School District presented a Gifted Service Delivery Draft to community members recently and then listened to their feedback.About 60 community members gathered Dec. 10 in the Wyandot Elementary School Library to listen to Kimberly Pietsch Miller, the district's chief academic officer, present the… Continue reading Parents hear draft of gifted program revamp

2014, article, dublin, dublinschools, dublinvillager, organ donor, ThisWeekNews

Student’s organ donation honored on parade float

(originally published in ThisWeekNews)Wednesday December 17, 2014 3:37 PMTom, Kathy and Reilly Harrington look at the floragraph of their daughter and sister, Lindsay Jones (photo from ThisWeekNews)To honor the late Lindsay Alyce Jones, her family invited students and staff to help decorate her floragraph, which will be displayed on the 2015 Donate Life Tournament of Roses… Continue reading Student’s organ donation honored on parade float

2014, baskets, layout, longaberger, magazine, pets, signatures, work

Furry Friends in Baskets

Longaberger has a magazine called Signatures, that is exclusively made for their Collectors Club members. In the fall of 2014, I organized this collection of Home Consultant's pet pictures to be in the Fall Winter issue. First, I asked Home Consultants on social media to send photographs of their pets in Longaberger baskets. I was… Continue reading Furry Friends in Baskets

2014, dublin, dublinvillager, education, schools, ThisWeek, ThisWeekNews

Students learn about giving back to community

OLDE SAWMILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL(Original ThisWeek News article can be found here)By DEBBIE GILLUMWednesday December 10, 2014 8:59 AMPhoto from Janet DiSilvestroFor the fourth year, Olde Sawmill Elementary students are learning the importance of helping those in need through a year-long service learning project. It’s called the Penny Harvest and it is a three-phase program from the… Continue reading Students learn about giving back to community