Senior Recognition Dinner Honors the Students and Staff Who Made a Difference Thursday, March 26, 2015
Congratulations to the Solon students and educators honored last night at the 2015 Senior Recognition Dinner. These students represent the Top 15 scholars academically in the class of 2015. Each selected one educator to invite to the dinner as a thank you for making a significant impact on them.
The 2015 SHS seniors recognized are: Zachary Bogorad, Dorothy Chan, Catherine Chervenak, Stephen Dayneka, Shannon Finnerty, Christopher Guo, Yi-Lin Huang, Zhong Huang, Anthony Immormino, Bharath Katragadda, Yucen Li, Andre' Saunders, Jenny Yang, Leah Young and Sheng Zhang.
The teachers, advisors and coaches honored are: Robert Rivera, Drew Kirian, William Nyerges, Dan Daquila, Ed Kline, Laura Fitch, Anthony Sanson, Bryan Ashkettle, Michael Davidson, Daniel Ceci, Melissa Fitzgerald, Joseph Paris, Nanci Bush, Brian Sabol and Teresa Pace.
Freshmen firstsTuesday, March 24, 2015
Team Ginsburg from left: Trey Catalano, Raj Mukkamala, Vivian Ren, Izma Khaliq, Shivani Kaw, Adesh Lebhasetwar and Vinay Bodapati. Photo courtesy of Izma Khaliq
For 11 years, the Solon High School Mock Trial Team has achieved many successes. Last year, one of the teams made it all the way to the top four teams in the state. So it's not surprising that this year, Solon had a new success. The real surprise...for the first time an all freshmen team qualified to regionals.
“I was hopeful that they would have a shot,” said Mock Trial Coach, Robert Rivera. “I was surprised [that they moved on] only because they’re new.”
Rivera explained that qualifying to regionals means teams first must battle at districts- a competition that is fierce. Mock trial is challenging because the teams that face each other are randomly drawn, so the top team at one school could go up against the top team from another school-and only one team advances. Solon teams can face Solon teams, because of how big Solon’s team is. This year the Solon team consists of 10 different teams and 72 students.
Three out of Solon’s 10 teams moved on to regionals. Team Alido, an all junior team, Team Kennedy, made up of juniors and seniors and Team Ginsburg, the all freshmen team.
“I didn’t expect it at all,” said freshman team member Izma Khaliq.
Lady Comets Advance to Final Four; State Semi-Final Game Set for Friday, March 20, at 6 p.m. in ColumbusSunday, March 15, 2015
The SHS Lady Comets basketball team has advanced to the Final Four in the OHSAA State Tournament. Solon will play Toledo Notre Dame Academy in the first Division 1 State Semi-Final game at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 20, at the OSU Schottenstein Center-Value City Arena.
In an effort to allow students and staff to travel to Columbus to support the team, Solon High School will dismiss at 1 p.m. on Friday. All bus routes will run from the high school at that time. The schedule for the day (which includes shortened periods due to the final day of OGT testing that morning) is attached to this message and posted on the SHS home page.
Travel to Columbus:
Rush-hour traffic in Columbus can be quite challenging on a normal Friday. Now, with the State Tournament games as well as first-round Men’s NCAA Tournament games also in Columbus Friday night, we want to be sure our Comet fans have adequate time for safe travel to the game.
ALL tickets for the game are reserved seating. Tickets are $8 pre-sale and $10 at the door. We encourage everyone to purchase tickets in advance this week at school to ensure you sit in the Solon cheering section.
Read MoreResources: SHS Schedule for Friday, March 20
Let's Get Fans In The Stands for the Elite Game Regional Championship Game Friday Night!Thursday, March 12, 2015
After downing the #1 state-ranked team in a Sweet 16 win Tuesday night, the Solon Lady Comets basketball team is ready to take on Massillon Jackson Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Regional Championship game at the Canton Civic Center.
Pre-sale student and adult tickets are on sale in the high school athletic office for $7 until 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Tickets at the gate on game night are $8.
The high school is sponsoring another Spirit Bus for SHS students to get to the game. Cost is $10 and includes a game ticket. SHS students must sign up for the Spirit Bus in the athletic office by noon on Friday. The bus will leave SHS at 5:30 p.m. and return at approximately 10:30 p.m.
Support the Comets through their exciting playoff run! Let’s get Comets fans in the seats and the cheer the team on to the Final Four!
Hop on the Spirit Bus for Comets Regional Playoff Game on March 10Friday, March 06, 2015
Students can ride the Spirit Bus to the Comets girls basketball regional playoff game on Tuesday, March 10, at the Canton Civic Center. The Comets will face New Philadelphia at 8 p.m.
The Spirit Bus will leave SHS at 6 p.m. and return about 11 p.m.
The cost for the Spirit Bus is $10, which includes $7 for a game admission ticket.
Congratulations to the Comets on their fourth straight district crown.
Speech and Debate's Henry DonFriday, March 06, 2015
Journalism 1 student Chad Spurio interviews Henry Don about his experience with Speech and Debate.
Rising Star -- Rachael QuandtMonday, March 02, 2015
As of late, sophomore Rachael Quandt has been shining for the bowling team. “She makes it to all of the practices, and has been improving greatly," coach Cheryl Tarr said. “She always has a smile on her face, and makes the team laugh.” Watch as Rachael continues to knock those pins down!
Solon High School Hosts 16 Show Choirs for Annual Competition Event on March 7Friday, February 27, 2015
Solon High School’s show choir Music in Motion is hosting the fourth annual Solon Show Choir Invitational Saturday, March 7. The day-long competition event steps off at 8:30 a.m. on the Solon High School auditorium stage and features 14 high school and two five middle school singing and dancing competition groups from Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia. The six highest-scoring high school groups from the daytime competition will compete again during the evening finals program, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
As the host singers and dancers for the competition, Music in Motion does not compete but will stage a special performance at 10:30 p.m. following the competition.
Tickets are $10 for the daytime competition, and $10 for the evening finals, or $16 for a combination ticket that is good for the entire day’s events. Tickets/wristbands may be purchased in advance online at the solon.es/soloninvitational. Attendees who purchase their tickets online must print out the online ticket to exchange for a wristband on the day of the show. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
Solon’s Music in Motion is again having a stellar competition season.
Read MoreResources: Buy Tickets Here