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April 2009 in review
On April 9 Westerville Central High School hosted its third annual Arts Alive Festival, which featured a wide variety of art activities and performances.  The “Voices of Hawthorne” student choir from Hawthorne Elementary sang the National Anthem at the Schottenstein Center during the Boys State Basketball Tournament March 27.  Pat Frost-Brooks, president of the Ohio Education Association, Richard Cordray, Ohio Attorney General, and Jim Timlin, secretary/treasurer of the OEA read to students at Annehurst Elementary in observance of Read Across America.  The Cherrington community and Progressive Medical Insurance have partnered together with Big Brothers Big Sisters for the past eight years to provide mentors for students in first through fifth grade.  On March 31, Robert Frost Student Council members teamed up with the organization My Very Own Blanket to make blankets for children in Foster Care. The Westerville High Schools District Art Show, sponsored by Westerville city Schools an the Arts Council of Westerville, was held at Battelle Hall on the campus of Otterbein College. Heritage student leaders explain different kinds of light bulbs at an Energy Fair held March 27 for their peers in sixth grade science classes. Jermaine Guice, a professional basketball player who graduated from Westerville South in 1990, delivered the keynote address at the Cats with Class recognition program on April 1. Second grade student Jayden C. checks out the nutritional content label on a box of cereal during the Whole Grains Family Breakfast Celebration at Pointview Elementary School. Approximately $13,000 was raised at the Hanby Arts Magnet School auction held on Sunday, March 29, where 9,037 items were up for bid.