Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Hoover High School girls' softball team (30-0) is showing no signs of slowing.
The Hoover High School girls' softball team is about as familiar with losing as it is with quantum physics. On Wednesday, the Lady Vikings owned the Division I district final at Massillon's Washington High School when they went on to defeat Louisville 5-1. Tara Thacker (18-0) kept the Leopards' bats on ice with a dozen strikeouts, while Andi Farrah's hot bat led to three hits, including an RBI double and three runs scored, reports the Canton Repository. With the dominant win, Hoover (30-0) has advanced to the Columbus regional round for the second year in a row. The Lady Vikings will play Friday’s Gahanna Lincoln-Westerville Central winner on May 30 at OSU’s Buckeye Field. For more to the story, refer to cantonrep.com.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The annual art challenge tests local art students' creativity in the name of a good cause.
Hoover High School's artists have done it again. For the second year in a row, a small team of Hoover students won the "Paint Off" held at Diebold's world headquarters in Green last week. Based on the theme of "Art and Technology," the students were given four hours to create a 4'x4' mural to convey their concept, said Hoover art teacher Christopher Triner. After the allotted time, students shared their concept with top executives from the local manufacturer, said Triner. The winning team, comprised of, Hannah Gianfagna, Hannah Cowie, Sheldyn Nicholson, Quyen Duong and Kayli Sommers, claimed a $100 gift certificate for art supplies. Six teams in all participated in the competition. Proceeds from the annual event were donated to …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Find out where Hoover High School ranked in the annual list of best high schools prepared by U.S. News and World Report.
Hoover High School is the 58th best high school in Ohio and 1,243th nationally, according to the annual rankings prepared by U.S. News & World Report. There are 242 public high schools in Ohio. The school recieved the silver medal and was praised for its participation rate in Advanced Placement courses. Students are also 98 percent proficient in reading and 95 percent proficient in math, according to the magazine. Learn how U.S. News calculated the Best High Schools rankings. For the full report on Hoover High School, click here.
With several shutouts, few errors and solid hitting, the Hoover High varsity baseball team remained undefeated till Monday's 10-6 loss against Wooster.
You can't win 'em all. After a 12-0 start, the Hoover High varsity baseball team lost their first game against Wooster on Monday night, said Vikings head coach Jeff Hite. "We got beat 10-6, our pitching was a little shaky, but hey, that's the game," said Hite. The Vikings remain in first place (6-0) in the Federal League, and despite the loss, Hite and Hoover athletic director Don Shimek couldn't be more pleased with the team's solid showing out of the gate. In their first 13 games, the Vikings have seven shutouts, a collective E.R.A. under one and a .350-plus team batting average, said Hite. "We're going to have some tough games coming, you know, but the kids are playing well," said Shimek. "I've liked the hitting and the pitching is …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Engineering students came in second place in a STEM challenge.
This weekend, Hoover High School engineering students showed off their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills — which led to a $5,000 grant for engineering programs. During Goodyear's Engineering Career Day, students participated in hands-on STEM challenge. Hoover High School raked in enough points to place second in the competition overall. The team was awarded a trophy and a $5,000 grant to be used for the school's engineering programs. The following students participated:
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Catch up on seven days worth of North Canton news with our Week in Review update.
Get the full story by clicking on the blurbs below: 1. The new North Canton YMCA Child Care center is just a few months away from completion. Click here and learn more about the project. 2. Infrastructure upgrades aren't cheap! $90 million will be spent on renovations to Canton's sewer plant, and North Canton has to pick up $2 million of the tab. 3. Councilman Doug Foltz would like the city to spend $50,000 to create more parking near the little league ballfields. Should more spots be added, or could the money be better spent elsewhere? 4. No need for the TV guide this week when looking for something to watch. Just step outside for the 2013 Lyrids meteor shower. 5. Hoover High School earns national recognition from The Washington Post. 6…
Friday, April 19, 2013
The future Zip, Nyles Evans, signed his letter of intent with Akron Wednesday.
Hoover High School's all-time leading scorer, Nyles Evans, signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday to play basketball at the University of Akron. Evans announced in December he would transfer to Akron from Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Fla., gozips.com reports. Interestingly enough, he's the Zips' first junior college transfer and will have two seasons of eligibility on the court. "We received Nyles' commitment during the school year and he is a player we recruited out of high school," said Akron head coach Kevin Dambrot in a prepared statement. "We felt that our first junior college player should be special and Nyles is a great ball player. He comes from a great family, played for great high school and junior college …
Following an in-depth study of over 22,000 high schools nationwide, Hoover High was handpicked as one of the most challenging in Ohio by the reputable newspaper.
Each year, The Washington Post calculates the academic achievements of over 22,000 high schools nationwide to find out which are the most challenging. 91 percent of the schools under review didn't make the cut; fortunately, Hoover High School wasn't in the majority, the Post reported April 12. Hoover was ranked 22nd in the top 32 most challenging schools in Ohio, based on total student participation in highly rigorous, college-preparatory coursework and exams. According to Hoover principal Tony Pallija, it was AP director Margie Blake who helped pave the way to national academic recognition. "I am very proud of our teachers –the ones who groom our Advanced Placement students to be prepared for the rigor of these high school courses and…
Friday, April 12, 2013
500 gymnasts, 300 volunteers and scores of spectators will convene at Hoover High School this weekend for the 2013 YMCA "In10sity" regional championship.
Roughly 500 gymnasts representing YMCA teams from Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio will descend upon Hoover High School this weekend for the 2013 "In10sity" regional championship. The two-day tournament will feature mid-level to highly skilled gymnasts that will compete in four events: bars, beam, floor exercises and vault, said YMCA Communications and Marketing Director Kathy Yaros. 27 teams will face off in the event, including the North Canton Y Team, led by head coach Jennifer Anderson. The local team is comprised of 65 gymnasts — including top-ranked Hoover High sophomore Kathleen Shier — that will represent virtually every high school in the Stark County area, said Anderson. “This event is really a very big deal for us,” she said. "We…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Journalists from Hoover High School traveled to Kent State last Friday for the annual Ohio Scholastic Media Association's convention.
Hoover High School's The Viking Views newsmagazine took home a second place award and 71 students received individual awards April 5 from the Ohio Scholastic Media Association. The awards were handed out at the sixth-annual Ohio Scholastic Media Association state conference April 5 at Kent State University. Newspaper, yearbook, broadcast and video productions students earned a total of 18 Superior rankings, 28 Excellent and 25 Honorable Mentions for work that had been submitted in various individual and team advance contests. The Viking Views adviser Rachelle Ogilvie shared the good news in a press release. Take a look at the awards the students received: SUPERIOR EXCELLENT HONORABLE MENTION