The Canfield Board of Education wrapped up the 2012-13 school year with special recognitions for members of the Canfield music program, science students and athletes at last week's meeting.
The CHS band program has several recognitions that included the One Octave Higher Female Ensemble, the Canfield Chamber Ensemble, the Canfield Concert Band and the Canfield Symphonic Band, all who received a superior rating at the state level.
Canfield Band Booster representative Bob Ward thanked the board members for all the years of support the board has given to the Band Boosters
Students who competed in The Ohio Academy of Science's State Science Day who received honors included Bisshoy Anwar for "The Capacitance of Capacitors in Series" project which received an excellent rating. Superior ratings were given to Alyssa Armstrong for "The Effects of Sewage Sludge on Lettuce Growth and Earthworm Toxicity, Stephen Gant for "How Does the Molority of a Solution Affect its Index of Refraction," Alicia Taylor for "How Manufacturing Affects the ph of the Surrounding Environment," and Richard Abel and Alexander Kan, each for "The Impact of CO2 on Algea Growth." Other superior ratings were earned by Jonathan Gant and Kamran Sarac, both for "Staph Aureus: Food Poisoning Prevention." Canfield High School also earned the Harold C. Shaw Memorial Outstanding School award at the event.
In the field of art, Lauren Adams earned first place at the Mahoning County Schools Annual Art Show for her sculpture.
In sports the Canfield boys tennis team was honored as the AAC champions and individual recognition went to Ryan Kaleel, first team All-AAC; Nick Debiec, first team All-AAC and district qualifier; and Will Brown, first team All-AAC and district qualifier.
In girls softball, the CHS team was recognized for winning the AAC championship and individual honors went to Abby Baker, Kayley Keller, Rachel Tinkey, Sydney Opladen, and Kara Rothbauer, who were each named to the first team All-AAC.
In girls track, honors went to Emma Lunne, who was named first team All-AAC and was a state qualifier. Other track members named to the first team All-AAC included Stephanie Carrocce, Devin Foley, Bailey Fischer, and Sara Martinko.
In boys track, Trevor English was recognized for making first team All-AAC as was teammate Alec Kennedy.
After the board read the proclamation for all the students being honored, they accepted a donation of a Makergear 3D printer that uses a piece of plastic to make a 3D model, or print out. The printer was donated by Dave Izzo, retired technology and robotics teacher.
"I have no idea what this printer costs," said business manager Rich Archer. "It will be put to use in the middle school lab as another piece of cutting-edge technology the district will have."
Archer showcased what the printer is capable of by showing the board a gorilla head that was printed in 3D on the new device.
In other business:
The board approved field trips as follows: the varsity and JV cross country team to travel to Villa Maria, Pa., in July for conditioning; the boys and girls soccer teams to travel to Edinboro University in Pennsylvania for a team camp in July; and the cheerleaders to travel to the University of Akron in June to participate in a cheerleading camp. All lodging and transportation to be paid by an outside source.
The board approved a 5 percent increase in medical insurance premiums.
The board adopted a resolution to oppose legislation seeking to transfer public dollars to support private education.