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Junior school hosts two monumental events
Written by Christian Tracy, Mark Meibers   
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:16 PM

Editor:
Recently at Harrison Junior School we had the opportunity to share in two major events.

First, the Harrison Wildcat Space Race was a tremendous success that partnered students, the best Junior School teaching staff in the state, and some of the most supportive parents.

This event was the culmination of 15 weeks of hard work.  Students had the challenge of getting a photo of the Harrison Wildcat with the curvature of the Earth in the background.   Our teachers had the challenge of taking the time and effort to help students achieve the goal of the Common Core Curriculum, and partnering with our students in their learning.  I can say that both our students and staff achieved great success.

In addition, the support of Harrison AT&T who provided five i-phones to assist in tracking the devices and F&M Mafco who provided the helium to launch the weather balloons were paramount for our success. We would have not been able to reach our goal without this tremendous community support.

Second, Harrison Junior School hosted one of  the largest Junior High wrestling tournaments in the Midwest. This event featured 30-plus schools from across Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

The tournament lasted two days and featured over 100 volunteers from the community.  The highlight of the tournament was the motivational speech given by Harrison graduate and UFC World Champion Rich Franklin. Franklin addressed the crowd and spoke to our core value of ownership.

The ability for a school to pull off two major events that are able to draw on all of our school stakeholders is what makes this community such a special place to live and work. We thank each and everyone involved in these events for the support of our students.

In Education,
Christian Tracy
principal

Mark Meibers
assistant principal/athletic director
Harrison Junior School