The teen years. Not a kid, not an adult. It can be an awkward time.
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Allie Mooney Marathon
Cleveland Woman Allie Mooney is a sophomore at The Ohio State University. She ran the Columbus Marathon and did quite well with a time of 3 hours and 43 minutes. The average time for the 26.2 mile race was 4:23. Allie placed 548th out of 5513 runners.
The race benefits the National Children's Hospital and is in its 34th year.
Great job Allie!
Congratulations and Great Job to Girl Scout Troop 70301, better known as the Queen Bees, from Mary B. Martin STEM School of Cleveland. The Queen Bees competed in the FIRST Lego League (FLL) regional tournament at Hathaway Brown School in December. Their presentation caught the attention of the judges and the team was granted the Judges Award.
To their surprise, the Queen Bees were invited to advance to the FLL Ohio State Championship, which was held at the Ervin J. Nutter Center on the campus of Wright State University in Dayton! The team was nominated and invited to compete as a Wildcard Advancement Team. These teams overcame some hardship and still were able to compete at a regional tournament. The judges looked for teams that excelled in ways that surprised them, and felt they would benefit from experiencing a championship event.
36 teams from across the state designed and built Lego robots to help solve this year's challenge theme: Food Factor - Keeping Food Safe. The FLL Ohio State Championship tournament was a spectacular array of talent and ingenuity. The event encouraged team work, professionalism, imagination and lots of fun…and the Queen Bees embraced it ALL!
Cleveland Collinwood High School student Imane Blaine recited her poem Pressure about student peer pressure at the Project Love Purple America ceremony at Landerhaven on November 30, 2011.
Two young high school students, Cameron Beason and Jane Tang saw the stories on the news and knew they had to do something for all the people suffering as a result of Japan's tsunami. Beason says they didn't want to just give money; they wanted to encourage other people to donate as well. So they organized an event.
Congratulations to Beaumont Track Star Emily Infield for being a finalist in the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards held January 24, 2008. And congratulations also to Lakewood High School's (then Wake Forest) Michelle Sikes for winning the Collegiate Athlete of the Year Award. See more from the Awards and read more and listen to an interview with Michelle where she gives advice to high school girls.