Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Ricky L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Cecil N Graham Sawyers charged in sex for heroin plot Group demands changes at ELSD Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann Kids enjoy a ‘Touch-a-Truck’ event in Mt. Orab New police chief takes over in Fayetteville BC Chamber moving forward on 2017 SummerFest Two killed in wrong way crash in Mt. Orab Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Corbin testifies before Ohio Senate Five arrested in Hamersville drug bust Neil Diamond tribute band coming Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Women return to county jail as funds start to run low Georgetown Council takes action on vacant structures Veterans honored in Mt. Orab John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Huseman signs with UC Clermont Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Armstrong sentenced to twenty years on child porn possession charges Russellville hires new Village Clerk Russellville Council approves purchase of two ambulances

Andryshak completes Eagle Scout Project

Brett Andryshak, of Boy Scout Troop 629 in Hamersville, recently completed building individual treasure chests for the Adams Brown Head Start Summer Bridge Program children for his Eagle Scout Project. Andryshak designed and built the treasure boxes from reclaimed wood.

One part of achieving the rank of Eagle Scout is to complete an Eagle Project. An Eagle Project consists of planning, developing and giving leadership to others in a service project that is helpful to any religious institution, school, or the community. A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, the unit leader and committee, and the council or district before the project is started.

Andryshak chose this project because he wanted to help at risk children develop a love of reading and learning before they enter school. He personalized the boxes with the child’s first name so it made it truly their own. As part of the Literacy Program and a surprise for Andryshak, the Summer Bridge children designed and sent him thank you cards for their treasure chests.

The Summer Bridge Literacy Program is a seven week home visitation program that supports one-on-one learning so the child’s strengths can be built upon and special needs can be addressed. The crucial role of parents in their child’s school success is stressed. When parents see that their role as their child’s first teacher can be fun and rewarding, the stage is set for their continued involvement in their child’s academic career. The Summer Bridge program is unique in that it provides interventions in the summer when traditionally children do not receive academic instruction. When children are not exposed to instruction for several weeks they tend to show regression in the skills that they have learned. This summer intervention helps them not to regress or to regress less before they go to kindergarten.

Funding from United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the partner agency Adams Brown Community Action Program Head Start program was able to continue the Summer Bridge Literacy Program. Research continues to support the connection between high quality preschool programs, such as Head Start/Early Head Start and the benefits for children and the communities in which they live. Positive early learning contributes to later academic achievement, positive social and emotional growth, literacy, and quantitative skills.

Brett Andryshak, of Hamersville Troop 629, presents the treasure chests to Bonita Haas, Assistant Director and Education Manager of Adams-Brown Head Start a division of ABCAP.
http://newsdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Brett-Andryskak-and-Bonita-Haas.jpgBrett Andryshak, of Hamersville Troop 629, presents the treasure chests to Bonita Haas, Assistant Director and Education Manager of Adams-Brown Head Start a division of ABCAP. Submitted photo

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