Marina Hershberger ‘19 and her artwork depicting the Mad Tea Party.

Marina Hershberger ‘19 and her artwork depicting the Mad Tea Party.

Bernice Sun '20 performs on the flute at District Adjudications sponsored by the Ohio Music Education Association.

Bernice Sun '20 performs on the flute at District Adjudications sponsored by the Ohio Music Education Association.

Members of the Elms Speech and Debate Team at the OSDA State Finals are Abigail Cox '19, Adeline Hatfield '20 , Josie Rozner '20, Sara Khan '21, Lacy Nicholas '21, Zoe Zelch '19, and Emily Arnold '21.

Members of the Elms Speech and Debate Team at the OSDA State Finals are Abigail Cox '19, Adeline Hatfield '20 , Josie Rozner '20, Sara Khan '21, Lacy Nicholas '21, Zoe Zelch '19, and Emily Arnold '21.

Elms Students Excel

Marina Hershberger '19 participated in the annual Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition. Her piece, depicting the Mad Tea Party, made it to the State competition. Hershberger set out to represent the scene in a modern way with the clothing choices, while trying to stay true to some of the details in the tablecloth, tea set and cookie choices.  Now in its 49th year, the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition is dedicated to the educational and artistic advancement of talented young people in the state of Ohio. The exhibition is open to all of Ohio's 1,112 high schools, both public and private, chartered by the State of Ohio Department of Education.

Kaylee Brunton '21 will be singing with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Honor Choir at Severence Hall on Sunday, April 14, with other High School students from all over Northeast Ohio.

At a recent Diocesan Elementary Principals meeting, Our Lady of the Elms School and 20 other schools were presented with a Dogwood sapling for having all students reaching high achievement and high growth on the recent MAP test.

Elms Panthers who have been accepted early decision to colleges include: Jennifer Ahmann '19, Wellesley College; Alexis Armstrong '19 (Elms lifer), College of the Holy Cross; Mercedes Bryan '19, Hillsdale College; and, Abby Kushner-Benson '19, The College of Wooster.

Jamie Tan, Gwen Ledbetter, Maggie Myers, Anna Bohrer and Lisa Thomas, members of the Middle School Academic Challenge Team, have qualified for regionals for the National Science and History Bowl in Pittsburgh.

Middle School student, Jamie Tan, represented the Elms at the 2019 Summit County Spelling Bee.

At the District Adjudications, sponsored by the Ohio Music Education Association. Bernice Sun '20 earned a Number 1 rating, the highest given in adjudications for her performance on the flute of the Mozart Sonata. She had absolutely no technical errors!  Bernice also earned a Number 2 rating for her Chopin piece on the piano. Emily Stephens '20 earned a Number 3 rating for her piano performance of a Mozart Sonata.

At the Ohio Speech and Debate Association (OSDA) State Finals at Jackson High School, Adeline Hatfield '20, Lacy Nicholas '21, and Zoe Zelch '19 all advanced to quarter-finals.  Abigail Cox '19 is a four year state qualifier.

The Elms High School Academic Challenge team has qualified to move on to Regional competition. They team of Kelsey Weir '19, Jennifer Ahmann '19, Mercedes Bryan '19 , Josie Rozner '20, Mackenzie Knott '22 and Laney Rozner '22 won their division of the Summit County Academic Challenge League (SCACL) to qualify. This means the team has the opportunity to play April 6, for a chance to qualify to the State Tournament in Academic Challenge. In addition, at the tournament to qualify for Regionals, Josie Rozner '20 was named to the 1st team All League Academic Challenge team for the year earning a medal. Mercedes Bryan '19 represented the team in the top gun round for the final meet of the day.