Revere Notes

Revere High School students Kayla Amick and Emily Nelson were honored for their achievements outside the classroom.

Nelson, a sophomore, was named 2024 Northeast Ohio Teen of Impact by the American Heart Association.

Nelson’s mother went into cardiac arrest before her daughter was born and was saved by CPR. She suffered another heart attack followed by surgery when Nelson was 10.

“Because of all this, heart health is so important to my family,” said Nelson, who followed through by learning CPR and teaching it to others.

The sophomore recently taught CPR to 452 staffers in the Orange School system, and she is scheduled to do the same thing at Revere in April.

As an 8-year-old, Nelson addressed the Ohio House when she and her mom traveled to Columbus to lobby for a bill requiring students to learn CPR as a graduation requirement. It passed.

In addition to classroom work at Revere, Amick, a junior, takes classes at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center that will lead to her goal of becoming a personal trainer.

She also is accomplished in Irish dance, an activity she began as a 4-year-old. Ranked internationally, she competed in the 2023 All-Ireland Championship and the World Championship in Montreal.

In late March, she was scheduled to leave for Glasgow, Scotland, to compete in the Irish World Dance Championship.

Richfield Elementary students Alex Berg and Allison Craven were recognized for their school achievements.

“This past month Alex has led our exercises from start to finish,” said Wade Vantrease, who teaches an adaptive physical education class.

“What Allison is well known for in our classroom is being a leader and a helper,” said first-grade teacher Tina Cowdery.

Revere Middle School eighth-graders Lauren Bir, Ali Linderbaum and Grace Regula were recognized for their contributions to the middle school’s Legacy Project.

They identified the need for a more efficient lost and found venue and built a large organizer to store lost items. They also learned to write grant requests to pay for the project.

The Revere High Mock Trial Team 2 finished among the top eight at the Ohio state championship tournament in Columbus in March. Junior Matthew Smith was named Outstanding Witness on the first day.

The Revere band, choirs and orchestra visited New York City and Penn State University in March. The groups performed at Penn State, and the choirs sang at two New York cathedrals.

Carson Banks was ranked Honorable Mention to the Ohio Division II Basketball All-Ohio Team.

Bath Elementary fourth- and fifth-graders will participate in Career Day on April 4. As part of the program, students will dress in business attire and ask their own questions to professionals. ∞

Anish Chandran, Adam Stano and Dylan Molter were recognized by the Revere Board of Education for qualifying for the National Speech and Debate Tournament in June.

Revere High speech and debate coach Hanna Steinker said the three debaters competed with 300 others to earn their spots in the tourney. She also said the 18 Revere competitors, the most ever, debated in the state finals.

Revere Middle School students Lily Boelter, Zoe Oleghe and Celia Shiban qualified for the state finals in the Power of the Pen tournament, a competitive writing activity.

The team finished first in the district, then had to score among the top 25% in the regionals to qualify for the state competition.

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center students Ethan Hogue and Jamie Dotson, who also attend Revere High, were named the outstanding students in their class, Hogue for media arts and Dotson for auto science technology.

Bath Elementary fourth-grader Hadley Affolter was recognized for her empathy and willingness to help.

She has taken it upon herself to learn sign language to communicate with the school’s deaf students.

“When they [her classmates] need encouragement, she finds a kind word,” said her teacher, Michelle George.

Richfield Elementary students Kenley Burton and Jarome Suen were recognized for being Revere Ready.

Suen moved to the U.S. from Malaysia last year in time to enroll in kindergarten, knowing barely any English. Now, as a first-grader, “He has shown resiliency and adaptability in the classroom last year and this year,” said his teacher, Michelle Pruchnicki.

“Kenley is a quiet leader in the classroom,” said her teacher, Traci Spaeth. “She has never been one to seek attention or feedback for her actions.”

Richfield Elementary second-graders showed off their work to hundreds of grandparents on Silver Linings Day.

At Revere Middle School, May is concert month. The fifth- and sixth-grade band concert is scheduled for May 14. The orchestra concert is scheduled for May 16, and the seventh- and eighth-grade band concert is scheduled for May 21. The middle school choir will present its concert on May 22. All concerts begin at 7 p.m.

At Revere High School, more than 250 community members visited the school for Senior Citizens Breakfast and the last dress rehearsal of “Cinderella,” performed by the Revere Players. ∞