Avon Lake Schools Happenings…

Learwood Middle School Living Wax Museum

Kaidyn Luznar, 13 – Freddie Mercury, British singer and songwriter, lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. “I chose Freddie Mercury because I look up to him. He did a lot of very unique stuff in his life. Queen is my favorite band.”

History comes to life on Friday, Jan. 27 at Learwood Middle School in Avon Lake as eighth-grade students from Elizabeth Moffat’s English Language Arts (ELA) class participate in a Living Wax Museum.

The students have been conducting research on a person of their choice who shows attributes of: bravery, courage, determination, compassion, among others. They were dressed in character and had a monologue ready to share with guests.

Some of the wax figures include Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali, Princess Diana and Rosa Parks. The students were ready to answer questions that guests had for them about their person’s life. This was a fun and engaging learning activity for both students and guests.

Avon Lake Boys Win SWC Swimming & Diving Championship

Avon Lake High School won its second straight Southwestern Conference Boys Swimming & Diving Championship Saturday (January 28) on the campus of Cleveland State University. The Shoremen, who won their first outright league title in 21 years last season, dominated the field again by winning seven of the 12 events and compiling 416 points in 2023.

Avon High School finished runner-up with 208 points, while Amherst Steele High School placed third with 198 points and Berea-Midpark High School took fourth with 168 points.

Avon Lake’s Joe Swain set a new SWC record while winning both the 200-yard IM (1:53.95) and 100-yard Butterfly (50.05). The previous records were 1:54.57 and 52.52, respectively.

Final Team Scores: 1. Avon Lake – 416 • 2. Avon – 208 • 3. Amherst Steele – 198 • 4. Berea-Midpark – 168 • 5. Olmsted Falls – 159 • 6. North Ridgeville – 142 • 7. Elyria – 14 • 8. Midview – 6

Avon Lake High School Dance Team State Champs

Congratulations to the Avon Lake High School Dance Team!

OASSA (Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators) State Champions!

The OASSA competition has five different style categories that are also broken down between large group and small group categories. Avon Lake High School won States in the Game Day Small Group category, and State Runner-Up in the Pom Small Group category.

To qualify for States, teams have to compete at one of four Regionals. Avon Lake hosted one of the regional events for the first time this year.

At Regionals, teams either qualify or don’t qualify to advance to States. This year Avon Lake High School qualified in four categories – Game Day, Pom, Jazz, and Contemporary/Lyrical.

The Avon Lake High School Dance Team has never won a State Championship title before. They did place State Runner-Up last year in the Jazz Large Group category.

Avon Lake High School Dance team members include: Carley Armbrecht, Coralyn Balogh, Jocelyn Brown, Claire Catlin, Nina Cline, Ella Corbo, Sophia Crannis, Grace Hallett, Taylor Head, Brooke Hill, Ava Manly, Elise Mercio, and Kiersten Zwilling.

Avon Lake High School Dance Team coaches/advisors: Head Coach: Victoria Caruso-Myers; Assistant Coach: Molly Stanton; Advisors: Tru Pace and Tyra Taylor


Photo credit: Avon Lake City Schools

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