Amherst News-Times, 2001-07-04
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r™ This pony's a special breed — Page 31 Swim team crushes Bay in opener — Pr~~ Amherst News-Time Wednesday, July 4. 2001 Amherst, Ohio X X ! M T. -< ■ —t H - • S> II •■^IBwJWfe ♦V c*; ftfatteavalliSf Superintendent Robert Boynton speaks to onlookers before the last Thursday. At right, members of the board of education and other Construction is slated for completion in October, 2002. groundbreaking ceremony for the new Amherst junior high school school officials break ground on the site of the new school building. BOE breaks ground on school by ERIK YORKE Newt-Time* reporter School superintendent Robert Boynton sounded relieved last Friday when he spoke before a small group gathered to observe the groundbreaking of the district's future junior h*gh school. This ceremony brings us to what has been a three-year struggle," said Boynton in a short speech kicking off the ceremony. Boynton, members of the Amherst Board of Education and other chool officials then took their cere monial shovels, placed them into the ground and turned for the first time, the soil on the site of the new school Board members present were president Michael Sutton, vice president Sandy Freedman, JVS representative James Berthold, Carol Jajack and Ron Yacobozzi. Other school officials present were Robert Wiersum, principal of Powers Elementary, Dan Trent, principal of Harris Elementary and Michael Diamond, principal of Nord Junior High. Ihe event was not without controversy. Amid disputes over the construction contracts revolving around the inclusion of contractors from outside of Lorain County, some protestors hovered around the site handing out fliers which condemned the school board for "not supporting the people who supported them, local people." On the other side of the flier is the roster for the Amherst Board of Education. According to Boynton, the issue of who gained the contracts was not a geographical one, but a legal one. "We have to follow the Ohio revised code," Boynton said in an interview. "We must accept the low. responsible bid." Clark ft Post Architects, the company that made the designs for the new school building were also mentioned in the fliers. "We started designing in February. We took bids in May, took contracts a week ago," said Ron Cocco, one of the designers of the school along with John Mazze. "We assisted the schools in the obtaining of competitive bids." According to Cocco, actual construction on the site will begin July 9 and is scheduled for completion in October, 2002. CONTINUED on page 9 Builders blast school board for pick on bids Because a Cleveland company will lay the bricks and an Ashland plumber will lay the pipes for the new junior high school, a group of local construction workers laid out their displeasure with the board of education last Monday night A group of about 30 plumbers, electricians, and other construction trade members crowded into the school board meeting last Monday to complain that four of the five contracts CONTINUED on page 9 : Young thespians prepare for the stage Sunshine, Apprentice crews rehearse for weekend plays by ERIK YORKE News-Time* reporter While many students home for the summer have been spending their time in front of the television, some Amherst students have been using their time honing their theatrical skills. Members of the 2001 Sunshine Company and Sandstone Apprentices theater groups have been working hard in preparation to put on this summer's shows: "Are We There Yet?" the Sunshine Company's offering and "Hotel For Hollywood Has- Beens," a comedy to be performed by the Sandstone Apprentices. Having begun rehearsals on June 8. the students will perform on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday. July 8 at Powers Elementary School in Amherst On Saturday night, "Are We There Yet?" will begin at 6 pjn. and "Hotel For Hollywood Has-Beens" will start at 8 pjn. On Sunday the shows will be at 3 pan. and 5 p.m., respectively. It's fun. You come here, you have a good time." said ffick Saadipour, co-director of "Arc We There Yet?" put on by the Sunshine Company, which is made up entirely of children aged 8 to 11 years old. "Some of these kids, their acting ability is beyond belief." They're doing really well" agreed Julie Powell Saadi- pour's co-director, adding, "die play we're doing is especially difficult." One of the performers in the Sunshine Company, Aly Welch, welcomed the challenge. 1 have a solo part Usually I'm afraid of singing in front of people. I'm building my self esteem," said Welch. "Hotel For Hollywood Has- Beens" is the comedy slated to be performed this year by the Sandstone Apprentices, a group comprised of 12- to 15-year-olds. The director, JP. Morgan, takes the reigns of this community production before leaving lo study acting and directing in England. They're a really talented group of kids," said Morgan. They work hard when you make them." One of the cornerstones of the two community groups, according to Powell is that everyone can get involved. "Everybody hat a chance to be a character," said Powell. "Everybody can feel special" "It amazes me, how much work they've all put into this," said Chip Ingersoll, producer of both plays, of everyone from the children to the volunteers, like Tom Teets, who stepped in at the last minute lo play the piano for -Are We There YetT It's going to be s good show," added Ingersoll. Ihe Sunshine Company members performing in Are We There Yet?" are as follows: Sarah Andrews, Drew Ashton, Clay Barns, Nolan Bams, Janet Bellush, Andrea Bernardo, Gin* Bonaminio, Krystal Borntrager, Angelo Calabrese, Hilary Carrender, Alexis Chervenak, Olivia Cotton, Michele Drugs, Christina Essi, Nicole Favre, Eleanor Geer, Lauren Glowacki, Jeff Hamm, Maggie Hoffman, Kat- lyn Jeffreys, Cassandra Kelly, Michael Kelly, Greg Lauba- cher, Jane Lehman, All Marr Michelle Meats, Angelica Meggitt, Genna MurieUo, John Powell, Rachel Preskr, Mackenzie Remster, Michael Salisbury, Nicole Santatonio, Chloe Shauck, Rachel Solomon, Anne Sleeker, Casey Sweet, Christopher Sweet. Aly WW Members of the Sandstone Apprentices theater group practice an irnprovisational exercise that wW help hone their stage skills. For more photos of the upcoming student plays, see Page 2. Welch. Kevin Welch. Caitlin Wenrich and Tare Witten. The members of the Sands- lone Apprentices appearing in "Hotel For Hollywood Has- Beens" are as follows: Katie pjiarejpi Kayb Q?ffman. Jenny Of**^*, Lauren Qvtto". Crystal Cruz, Mandi Dodson, Dan Drags, David Essi, Mike GieJe, Kevin Hobson, Alice Hyster. Evan Jones, Christina King, Amber Lewandowski, Nikki Macy. Kaitlin Mafo- babic. Austin Meggitt, Megan Miller, Jamie Meyers, Kyle Olson, Joy Powell, Lauren Preskr, Caitlin Ritenaur, Ra- nia Shattour, Matt StavesU, Laray Vaquera, Monica Voi- anie. Alcssandra Wachholz, Sam Wagner, Brian Waller, Sarah WUbura, Lindsay Yuh- asz and Erin Zeitler. 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|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2001-07-04|
|Date of Original||04-JUL-2001|
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