High School Honor Roll 3.75 – 4.00
12th grade: Hannah Bouillon, Elizabeth Bowen, Emma Bowen, Sarah Haggerty, Jacquelyn LeMieux, Avery McCoy, Caitlin O’Hagan, Lauren Schumm, Austin Sheets, Olivia Skelton, Haley Speith, Chelsea Taylor, Rayana Thatcher, and Hannah Weaver. 11th grade: Hannah Barnes, Roselynn Bogle, Chloee Case, Cameron Cearns, Liliana Dietrich, Morgan Dowler, Hope Goings, Alexis Gregory, Alexis Harter, Ragen Harting, Laney Jones, Michael Joseph, Danee Krouse, Isaiah LaTurner, Andrew Mosier, Salex Overmyer, Delmer Risley, Brandon Sherman, Kaden Short, Sarah Simmons, Colby Swager, Olivia Torrey, and Dillon Underwood. 10th grade: Vincent Adam, Olivia Cunningham, Kalen Etzler, Breena Grace, Sophia Kline, Carson Kreischer, Audrey Lichtensteiger, Amanda Macki, Faye Morgan, Kaitlyn Motycka, Brian Myers, Lindsey Schumm, and Hannah Turpening. 9th grade: Sierra Bates, Ethan Best, Kaygen Bogle, Payton Bontempo, Jazmine Boroff, Allison Dingus, Emily Greulach, Alyssa Hoersten, Kaylee Pawlick, Brynn Putman, Sophia Saylor, Haley Sheets, Maisee Short, Jenessa Sparks, Alexia Taylor, Ellie Vining, Lauren Walls, and Kathryn Williamson.
High School Merit Roll 3.25 – 3.74
12th grade: Kimberly Adams, Ashley Call, Derick Dealey, Olivia Dealey, Ryleigh Dye, Javin Etzler, Emily Fegley, Chase Forwerck, Jaylen Jefferson, Andrew Kline, Kassidy Klinger, Codi Miller, Clancey Morgan, Griffin Painter, Brant Richardson, Devan Roberts, Riley Saylor, Wade Sheets, Savannah Smith, Alyssa Taylor, Riley Wilson, and Erika Younts. 11th grade: Lauryn Black, Aleigh Chesbro, Aubrey Gebert, Samantha Klinger, Madelyn Lamb, Danil Lichtensteiger, Aurora Longstreth, Lydia Saylor, Alyssa Sparks, Alexis Ward, Madalyn Ward, Kaylee Wolford, and Amber Young. 10th grade: Ian Bailey, Lindsey Barnes, Brody Brecht, Dalton Castle, Chamberlynn Couts, Olivia Dirr, Logan Gerardot, Raegan Hammons, Adalynn Longstreth, Tanner Myers, Nevaeh Pruett, Jade Sheaffer, Hailey Speaks, Zachary Springer, Alexandra Stefanek, David Braxton Strunkenburg, Makala Sully, Kirsten Swander, Andrea Tussing, and Jordan Updegrove. 9th grade: Kiara Anderson, Jacob Dealey, Hannah Dickson, Landin Friemoth, Payton Helstad, Chloee Helt, Carmen Hoersten, Grace Jewel, Daevon Kline, Alexis Lazarus, Ayden Lichtensteiger, Hope Loyer, Alexis Parrish, Bailey Pollock, Jayden Renner, Kylee Reno, Noah Riggenbach, Evan Scarlett, Zoie Sites, and Hayden Tomlinson.
High School Commendable Roll 3.00 – 3.24
Crestview High School senior, Chelsea Taylor, daughter of Dr. Darrin Taylor and Shanay Taylor, recently announced her appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Taylor plans to major in aeronautical or astronautical engineering while studying at the Academy.
Taylor’s nomination for the prestigious academy came from U.S. Congressman Bob Latta and U.S. Senator Rob Portman which she described as a long but beneficial process. “I grew a lot as a person and learned about myself during the application and appointment because it was a period of self-reflection through essays and interviews. I learned to take things one step at a time and to celebrate every small victory,” said Taylor.
Taylor spent her high school years excelling academically while staying busy and involved in her community. She worked her way through leadership positions as a gymnastics coach, KEY (Kindness Empowering You) founder, and captain of her sports teams. Throughout this time she learned from others and learned more about herself. “I taught myself that it is okay not to be perfect, to learn from every mistake, and to become stronger through every hardship.”
Overall, Taylor expressed a great deal of gratitude for the appointment and looks forward to what this opportunity will bring. “I have dreamed of this since middle school. Since then, my life has been turned upside down more than once and things turned out differently than I expected. So for me to be able to attend USAFA is something I do not take for granted. I understand my appointment was given to me for a reason, and I will commit my life to fulfilling this purpose that God has graciously given me.”
Olivia Skelton, Crestview High School senior, recently accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point for the Class of 2023. Olivia is the daughter of Wes and Tina Skelton.
While attending West Point, Skelton plans to major in Space Science or Aeronautical Engineering with an interest in branching to aviation and becoming a pilot or combat engineer.
Skelton received a nomination from U.S. Congressman Robert Latta and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and she described the process as a long one. “It was a very rewarding feeling to complete everything and very cool to meet new people and form new relationships along the way,” said Skelton.
Throughout high school Skelton took classes she was interested in but always tried to challenge herself with AP and honors classes while participating in extracurricular activities. Extra training was required for the interview and physical tests of the process. “I made sure to practice my responses to help my confidence. I also had to train for the Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA) in the midst of all of my other activities which was tough. I think that training and learning how to manage my time throughout the whole process is something I can take with me to the Academy,” said Skelton.
Excitement of the appointment has Skelton looking forward to the next chapter of her life. She said, “I am unbelievably excited to receive my appointment. I feel very blessed to have this opportunity, and I cannot wait to begin my 47-month experience at West Point.”
The U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federal, liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. It was founded it 1802 as America’s first college of engineering and continues today as the world’s premier leader-development institution, consistently ranked among top colleges in the country. Its mission remains constant – to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the U.S. Army.
Crestview senior, Olivia Skelton, accepts her appointment to the U. S. Military Academy at West Point. Parents Tina and Wes Skelton along with her siblings and grandparents, and Brian Chaka, West Point Admissions Liaison, joined her for the acceptance.
The Crestview Boys’ Basketball and Basketball Cheerleading programs concluded their season with boys’ basketball head coach Jeremy Best, along with his coaching staff, and cheerleading coach Halle Beougher recognizing their teams’ accomplishments throughout their season that ended with a State Championship.
Crestview Knight-Vision along with the high school chorus, jazz band, and middle school swing choir will be presenting their annual dinner theater March 29 & 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crestview auditeria. Tickets for “A Knight in the Jungle” will go on sale Thursday, March 7 in the teacher’s dining room attached to the auditeria to families with performing seniors from 6:30 – 6:45 p.m., followed by juniors 6:45 – 7:00, sophomores 7:00 – 7:15, freshmen 7:15 – 7:30, and middle school 7:30-7:45. At 7:45, tickets will go on sale to the
general public until 8:00. Ticket
prices are $13. Ticket sales will
conclude March 14. For more information, you may call Danille
Hancock at 419-749-9100 ext. 2113.
As a result of missed days due to
weather-related cancellations, Crestview Local Schools will extend the school
day by 45 minutes over the course of 18 school days with classes ending at
3:45pm instead of 3pm. Extended days will include: March 11-15, March 18-21
(not on March 22), March 25-29, and April 1-4 (not on April 5).
School will also be in session Monday, April
22, which was previously a scheduled day off. In addition, early releases for
March 13 and May 1 are cancelled.
At this time, the last day of school for
students will remain Tuesday, May 28.
Crestview junior Morgan Dowler was recently awarded a “Silver Key” award from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her piece titled “Oh, Honey”. Dowler’s artwork was inspired by broken pieces of drainage field tile and is on display at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art through April 7th.
The Scholastic Art & Writing
Awards features the Gold and Silver Key winning art and writing by students in
grades 7-12 from Northern Indiana and Northwest Ohio. It has grown into what is
now a model program for the rest of the country, exhibiting the best student
artwork and writing of the region in the FWMoA galleries. The exhibition
features hundreds of paintings, drawings, sculptures, graphics, photographs,
mixed-media projects, and all genre of written pieces, each expressing topics
that inspire creative teens today.
Team members, with Principal Dave Bowen, are
Hannah Bouillon, Vincent Adams, Colby Swager and Chelsea Taylor. The team is
coached by Sandy Grooms.
Monday, January 7 from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the athletic office to VARSITY boys’ basketball coaches and players for immediate family. Immediate family is defined by family members living in the player’s household as well as grandparents.
Tuesday, January 8 from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the athletic office to all of the above as well as for the immediate family of varsity cheerleaders, stats, and managers.
Wednesday, January 9 to students and the general public from 6-7 p.m. in the HS office.
The Crestview High School Student Council recently held its annual Winter Carnival to raise money for Lee Kinstle’s Toss-a-Toy drive. This year, students were able to raise over $750 which they used to purchase gifts for local families in need. Thanks to Walmart’s partnering up with Lee Kinstle and offering 50% off all items purchased for Toss-a-Toy, Crestview’s Student Council was able to donate over 200 items this year.
Caption: Crestview student council members Avery McCoy,
Austin Sheets, Isaiah LaTurner, Lexi Gregory, Codi Miller, Olivia Skelton,
Lizzie Bowen and Bailey Gregory shop at Walmart for gifts to donate to the
Toss-a-Toy Drive with money raised from their Winter Carnival.
The Crestview music department will be presenting their
high school Christmas concert on Monday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. Performing that evening will be the jazz
band, high school chorus, Knight Vision show choir and the concert band. Doors
will open at 7:00 p.m. On December 13, the middle school Christmas concert will
begin at 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Performing will be the 6th grade
band, middle school band, 6th grade swing choir and middle school swing choir.
The Crestview Cross Country program concluded their season after the girls’ team’s state appearance last weekend. Head coach Jeff Bagley and assistant coach Randy Grandstaff recognized their teams’ accomplishments throughout the season at their recent awards presentation.
Girls Scholar-Athlete Awards Row 1 (l to r): Lauren Walls,
Emily Greulach, Lydia Saylor, Lizzie Bowen (Academic All-Ohio). Row 2: Ragen
Harting (Academic All-Ohio), Savannah Smith, Adalynn Longstreth.
Girls’ Special Awards (l to r): Ragen Harting (Golden Guts Award), Lauren Walls (Most Improved), Savannah Smith (Most Valuable Performer, Senior Award), Lizzie Bowen (Senior Award), Hannah Weaver (Senior Award).
Boys Scholar-Athlete Awards Row 1 (l to r): Dayton
Schuerman, Danil Lichtensteiger, Wyatt Richardson. Row 2: Hayden Tomlinson,
Cameron Cearns, Brian Myers.
Boys’ Special Awards (l to r): Jayden Renner (Most
Improved), Chase Forwerck (Senior Award), Wyatt Richardson (Most Valuable
Performer), Hayden Tomlinson (Golden Guts Award).
Congratulations to Avery McCoy and Lauren Schumm for being
selected as Elks Student of the Month for November!
The Crestview Volleyball program concluded their season by recapping
the year while head coach Tammy Gregory and her staff gave our various awards
to the players.
NWC Scholar-Athlete Awards (l to r) Row 1: Bailey Gregory,
Raegan Hammons, Kaylee Wolford, Kimber Adams. Row 2: Maddy Lamb, Avery McCoy,
Laney Jones, Lexi Gregory, Lauryn Black.
Special Awards (l to r): Maddy Lamb (Knight Pride Award,
Most Aces, Most Assists), Lexi Gregory (MVP, Most Kills, 1st Team
NWC, 1st Team District 8, Honorable Mention All-Ohio), Avery McCoy (Most
Blocks, 2nd Team NWC) , Kaylee Wolford (Most Improved), Bailey
Gregory (Most Digs, 1st Team NWC, Honorable Mention District 8),
Lauryn Black (Honorable Mention NWC).
tickets for Crestview’s Division VII Regional Semifinal football game Saturday
night vs. Minster at Wapakoneta’s Harmon Field will be on sale Wednesday night
from 5:30-6:30pm in the HS office and Thursday and Friday from 7:45am to 3:15pm
in the A.D. office. Pre-sale price is $8 for everyone. All tickets at the gate
are $9. There will be a $3 parking fee. Gates open at 5:30. Game time is 7:00.
On November 12, 2018, Crestview High School and Middle School will be presenting a program to honor our nation’s Veterans. The program will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Crestview High School gymnasium, and all Veterans are invited to attend. Any Crestview High School or Middle School student who knows a Veteran or currently serving military member that they would like to honor is encouraged to invite them to attend this program. If possible, please inform Mike Bowen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or James Lautzenheiser (Lautzenheiser.email@example.com) of who will be attending for planning purposes. To RSVP by
phone call 419-749-9100 (ext. 2214) or (ext. 2106). However, no RSVP
is necessary. We would like to honor as
many people who have served or are serving our country as possible!
The Crestview FFA chapter recently traveled to the National
FFA Convention held in Indianapolis and participated in several events during
the five day convention.
First, the Farm Business Management team, comprised of Brett
Schumm, Olivia Skelton, Lizzie Bowen and Liliana Dietrich, competed at the
national level representing the state of Ohio and finished 30th with
a bronze rating.
The 11 current members that attended the convention took part in several tours, attended sessions, talked with colleges, and looked at new machinery. During their downtime, the group was able to attend a “Buckeye Bash” for Ohio chapters and a Garth Brooks concert.
Finally, on Saturday, nine members watched Crestview
graduate Joel Germann receive his American Degree. Only 1% of national FFA
members earn this prestigious degree. After the degree presentation, the
members were able to participate in the closing ceremonies which included an
address from the President of the United States.
2018 Football Playoff Shirts will be on sale in the
Elementary Cafeteria on a first-come-first-serve basis Wednesday, Oct. 31st
from 6:00-8:00 in the evening. (short sleeve t-shirt-$15, long sleeve
dri-fit-$20, and hoodie- $30)
Elementary winners include: Row 1 - Ross Eding – 3rd place, Evan Heckler – 4th place, Madison Wilson 3rd place, Maggie Gilkey – 1st place. Row 2 - Corbett Roth – 1st place, Lauren Tracey – 1st place, Cole Miller – 3rd place and Anna Gardner – 2nd place. Absent: Presley Starr – 2nd
Middle and High School winners include: Row 1 - Michaela Debbe – 2nd place, Josie Kulwicki – Outstanding, Danil Lichtensteiger – 2nd place, Jordan Leverton – 4th place. Row 2 - Andi Tussing – Outstanding, Caylib Pruett – 4th place, Ethan Best – 1st place, and Chauncey Bachar – Outstanding. Absent: Kallen Wolverton – 4th place and Tiffany Thompson – Outstanding.
Crestview High School’s Fall RMA students along with the faculty members who
nominated them include: Kiara Anderson nominated by Steven Rickard, Alyssa
Ballio nominated by Ami Callow, Kole Small nominated by Libby Motycka,
President of the Convoy Community Foundation Greg Kulwicki, Riley Saylor
nominated by Ericka Priest, Crestview High School Principal Dave Bowen, Faith
Keezer nominated by Ali Sawmiller (absent), and Hannah Bouillon nominated by
New members include: (front row) Kaden Short, Michael Joseph, Chase Forwerck, Colby Swager, Drew Mosier, Danee Krouse, Haley Speith, and Ragen Harting. (back row) Maddy Lamb, Morgan Dowler, Lexi Gregory, Laney Jones, Rosie Bogle, Dillon Underwood, Hannah Barnes, Lili Dietrich, and Cameron Cearns.
Sophomores recently explored potential career options within Van Wert County with the help of the Van Wert Economic Development Corporation. Students visited the Van Wert Fire/Police station and heard from Jay Fleming, Safety Service Director, who discussed the various jobs and departments within the city offices. Visits to Braun Industries and Alliance Automation and information from Stacy Adam, Van Wert Area Economic Development Director, rounded out the trip.
Crestview High School recognized their 2018 girls’ softball and boys’ and girls’ track scholar athletes during the first week of school. These athletes earned this recognition by meeting required criteria established by the Northwest Conference: Silver Level - 3.0 GPA and varsity letter and Gold Level – 3.5 GPA and varsity letter.
The Crestview Baseball program concluded its season with head coach Jim Wharton, along with his coaching staff, recognizing their teams’ accomplishments throughout their 16-6 season which earned them the NWC Co-Champion honor.
he Crestview Track and Field program recently handed out awards to conclude their season. Head coach James Lautzenheiser and assistant coaches awarded student-athletes for their efforts throughout the season during the event. Special award acknowledgments were made including Coaches' Awards and Captains' Awards.
For the third time in five years, Crestview High School was named one of America’s Best High Schools by U.S.
News & World Report (2013, 2016, 2018).