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    May 17, 2019

    From the Superintendent…

    May 17th Miami East Newsletter (Click Here)


    Mus Band and Choir to State
    Congratulations to the Miami East High School Concert Band and Choir for advancing to State level competition with Superior ratings! Good luck to all of these students who are now STATE BOUND!!

    Symphonic Choir         (Superior Rating)

    Concert Band              (Superior Rating)

    Congratulations to the Miami East Symphonic Choir as they earned straight 1's & SUPERIOR rating at the District OMEA Contest in class AA (OMEA's top class). This is the first time in school history the choir has received straight 1's in this classification!

    Congratulations to the Concert band for earning a SUPERIOR rating at the District OMEA Contest for the 8th consecutive year!


    scho Miami East Common Scholarship

    ATTENTION all Miami East Seniors.  Applications for the Miami East common scholarship are now available in the scholarship file.  This application form includes 17 different scholarships that are available to Miami East Seniors ONLY!  The deadline for completion of this common scholarship is March 29th.



    State FFA Evaluations Held

    The State FFA Evaluations were recently held at the Ohio FFA Center in Columbus, Ohio.  Several members of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter competed in various competitions.  Members became eligible for State Evaluations by placing at District Evaluations in February.

    State FFA Degrees – Juniors Michael Bair, Ethin Bendickson, Lucas Gilliland, Savannah Holzen, Kearsten Kirby and seniors Liza Bair, Kaitlyn Hawes submitted applications to receive the State FFA Degree.  Their applications were approved, and they will receive their Degrees in May at the State FFA Convention in Columbus.

    Star State FFA Degree – Maci Krites applied for the Star State in Agribusiness Award. Maci began her own business of designing 20 different metal productions using horseshoes and metal where she markets them at the Troy Farmers Markets and through social media. She was named a Top 4 in the state and will be interviewed at her welding shop. She will be recognized at the State FFA Convention in May.

    American FFA Degrees – Graduates Dylan Hahn, Carly Gump, and Alex Isbrandt applied to receive the American FFA Degree. Their applications were reviewed and will now be submitted to the National FFA Organization. If approved by National FFA they will receive their degree at the National FFA Convention in October.

    Proficiency Awards – Members applied for a district and state proficiency award. They were recognized for having an outstanding Supervised Agricultural Experience program in one of 47 areas. Four members applied placed in the state and will receive an interview. They just received notice of interviews for being Top 4 in the State candidates. They will now prepare a display of their project, be interviewed by an industry panel of judges, and be recognized on stage at the State FFA Convention.

    Agricultural Sales Placement – Kylie Blair has job placement at Family Farm and Home in Piqua where she assists customers and operates the cash register. She is diverse in her understanding of the business and uses the inventory system.

    Beef Production Placement – Lucas Gilliland has job placement at Stone Springs Shorthorns in Casstown. He works with the production of beef animals, feeds livestock, and assists with other farm production practices.

    Dairy Production Placement – Michael Bair works on his family’s organic dairy farm. He assists in milking cows and caring for calves following organically raised farm practices. He attended rotational grazing clinics and mixes feed.

    Diversified Livestock Production – Michael Bair has job placement on his family’s dairy and poultry farm. He is responsible for milking cows, feed and caring for livestock, and gathering eggs to be sold. He also raises and markets his own market chickens.

    Poultry Production – Michael Bair raises and markets “Michael’s Pasture Raised Poultry” through his on-farm sales and a local virtual market. He earned a National FFA Grant to purchase a freezer to store his product in. He also works for his family’s organic egg sales.

    Small Animal Care and Production – Zach Kronenberger operates Zach’s Huskies in which he breeds and markets Huskie puppies. He utilizes a wellness plan to care for the mothers and their offspring. He markets his puppies through his website.



    VikingFest 2019 Winners—Baked Goods Contests

    The Miami East Education Foundation Board members give a huge thank you to all the VikingFest 2019 bakers and judges!  You are part of the success of this event!

    Winners of the Baked Goods Contests

    Grades K-2

    J. Bennett----decorated cakes

    Jackson Gray---favorite cookies

    Grades 3-5

    Anna Ray Scherer---refrigerated pies

    Dridin Patton---decorated cakes

    Emma Hershberger---cupcakes

    Cher Sroufe---favorite cookies

    Ella Hershberger---bar cookies

    Grades 6-8

    Life Skills classes---fruit pies

    (Each fruit pie baked was entered; judges felt the APPLE pie was the best.) 

    Lindi Snodgrass---cupcakes

    Courtney Walker and Kennedee Elifritz----4 decorated cupcakes

    Grades 9-12

    Korrah Patton----specialty cake

    Mrs. Riddle's Home Ec classes---chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal scotchies



    Jeanne Wagner---caramel apple pie---fruit pies

    Wendy Brunke---sugar cream pie---refrigerated pies

    MaryAnne Mumford---Mississippi mud cake---specialty cakes

    Mary Jacobs—Sour Cream Cake—“other” cakes

    Penny Hoekstra---chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting---family favorite cake

    Becky Weldy—homemade cherry pie


    Lou Ann Jess---head judge, Patty Taynor, Lisa Colebaugh, and Karen Honeyman


    Miami East Wrestling

    The Miami East Wrestling team sent two wrestlers to compete at the State Wrestling tournament this weekend.  Olivia and Max Shore became the first ever brother sister duo to compete at this tournament.  Olivia went 1 and 2 over the weekend becoming the first female to win a Championship match.  Freshman Max Shore had a tremendous weekend finishing second in the State. Max was only the ninth wrestler in school history to reach the finals and the third freshman to do so.  Great job!



    Girls on the Run and Heart and Sole

    It is once again that time of year. Time to get registered for the fall season of Girls on the Run and Heart and Sole. Registration is now available for girls who will be in grades 3 - 5 in the fall for Girls on the Run and girls who will be in grades 6 - 8 in the fall for Heart and Sole. 

    Registration is available beginning now until September 1. See link below to register your girl(s).

    Participation Registration Link: https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/Fall2019Registration

    If you have any questions feel free to email me at rwoodward@miamieast.k12.oh.us

    Thank you,

    Coach Woodward


    The Alumni committee is in need of help.  The current members have been active in raising funds for scholarships for our senior graduates for many years.  If we do not get more people to help it is unsure what will the future will hold. Contact information can be found on the Alumni site.   

    The Miami East Alumni Association is seeking “new blood” to help keep the fund raising, banquet,  and most importantly the scholarships continuing.

    If interested please contact one of the Alumni Association members below:


    Ross Snodgrass, President                           937-570-3543

    Janie Young Hershberger, Treasurer        371-1126

    Janet Custer Taylor, Secretary                    937-845-2052

    Patty Beeson Taynor                                      937-335-6013

    Kim Crabtree Cecil                                           937-206-4115

    Kim Mitchell Snodgrass                 

    Cindy Hershberger Lillicrap                          937-773-2328      

    Janet Filbrun Knife                                          937-667-6201                 

    Bob & Norma Smith Karnehm                    937-368-3954    

    Lisa Jones Borgerding             


    twitter @MiamiEastAlumni

    on FaceBook @ Miami East Alumni Association



    Looking for flexible hours???  Have you ever thought about driving a school bus? We are currently looking for substitute bus drivers that can be available on an as needed basis. 

    Fill out an application today in the Miami East Board Office. We need conscientious and safe minded drivers today!
    If interested in becoming a bus driver please send an email to:  trappold@miamieast.k12.oh.us  or call 335-7505  ext. 1124.

    Dr. Todd Rappold, Superintendent

    Miami East Schools




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