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Commended Students in the 2021
National Merit Scholarship Program
The principal, Kevin Snyder, of Poland Seminary High School, announced that Will J. Davies and Anthony F. Gallo have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for the National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success, commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resources; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”
Right: Wil Davies, Left: Anthony Gallo - National Merit Scholars Commended Students
Financial Aid Workshop
Thursday, Oct. 8th at 7pm
This workshop is geared to parents of graduating seniors and is intended to answer the many questions concerning the financial aid process. Parents of juniors are also welcome to attend to get an idea of what is forthcoming.
Speakers at the workshop will be Gina McHenry from YSU’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship along with Poland High School’s Guidance Counselors, Mr. Mike Vagas and Mrs. Liz Calderon.
Specific topics to be addressed are:
- Types of financial aid
- How the financial aid process works
- Completing the FAFSA
- Alternative funding sources for higher education
- Questions and Answers
USDA Announces Free Meals
The USDA announced that all students attending the Poland Local Schools are eligible for free meals, whether they are attending in person or remote. Families with children who are not yet school-age are also eligible to obtain meals under this program, so please share this information with family members and friends.
All In-person students can obtain a free lunch and any meals previously purchased this week by in-person students will find their funds credited to their account.
For remote learners or non-Poland School Aged Families with children, orders can be placed via email to Megan Roemer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (330)757-7000 ext. 5. Orders must be placed by 12 Noon each Friday to arrange for Monday pickup.
Meals will be available for curbside pick-up from 9:30am-10:30am every Monday outside of the District Offices facing the stadium.
Breakfast items will include a cereal bar, fruit, juice and milk.
Lunch items will include sandwiches, vegetables, fruit and milk.
Distribution will take place in a drive thru fashion in order to promote social distancing and limit contact.
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Stadium Closed for Track and Turf Replacement
Poland, Ohio- The Poland Schools Stadium will be closed until further notice starting June 1, 2020. The stadium has been previously closed, this is a continuation of the closure. The track and turf at the stadium are being replaced in preparation for the start of the fall athletic season. All other outdoor athletic facilities on school grounds will open on June 1, 2020, including tennis courts and baseball/softball Fields. We ask all community members who use any of those facilities to visit www.coronavirus.ohio.gov and follow the Responsible Restart Ohio guidelines that are mandated by Governor DeWine. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
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