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					                                                YOU
                                                 and
                                                YOUR                                       Summer 2004

                                              BULLETIN OF THE BEACHWOOD CITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION



BMS Student Ranks 1st in
                                              Beachwood Middle School Wins National
State, 5th in Country in                      21st Century School of Distinction Award
National French Contest                       for Excellence in Technology
Two Additional Students

                                              B
                                                    eachwood Middle School was named the             selected based on their implementation of inno-
Score in Ohio’s Top Ten                             2004 National 21st Century School of Dis-        vative and replicable programs that support posi-
Felicitations to 8th grader Yuh Jung                tinction in Technology Excellence at the         tive educational outcomes. Each winning school
Han, who ranked #1 in the state and           National Educational Computer Conference in            will have ten “best practices” posted on the Blue
#5 in the country in the 2004                 New Orleans.                                                                            continued on page 3
National French Contest sponsored                 The national award pro-
by the American Association of                gram, created by Intel Corpo-
Teachers of French.                           ration, Scholastic Inc., and the
    Elina Gidalevich earned 9th place         Blue Ribbon Schools of Excel-
honors and Sara Monfared won 10th             lence Foundation, recognizes
place in the state.                           the finest K-12 schools in the
    More than 97,000 students par-            United States. The program
ticipated in the national competi-            highlights successes of the
tion. The Middle School French                nation’s best schools and cele-
teacher is Andrea Laggan.                     brates their use of technology,
                                              the benefits of strong team-
                                              work and their development of
                                              excellent classroom teachers.
  Inside                                          Schools submitted online
  Perspective ............................2   applications in two rounds,
  Essays Win State Contest.....2              and the judging process was
                                              led by Blue Ribbon Schools Eighth graders (from left) Lee Axelband, Kara Zelman and Brandon
  “Spinney” Awards ................4          Foundation staff, with site vis- Cranfield use their laptops for research in preparation for the 8th grade
  SPECIAL SENIOR                              its for finalists. Winners were trip to Washington D.C.
  EDITION..............................5
  Spring Sports......................14       Beachwood Proficiency Scores Receive Highest Rating
  Scrapbook...........................15
                                              Hilltop Praised by State for High Minority, Special Ed Achievement
  Message from Your


                                              F
  Superintendent...................16              or the year 2003, the Beachwood School Dis-                            PASSAGE        ADVANCED
                                                   trict has again received the highest rating of                         RATE           PROFICIENCY
                                                   Excellent for proficiency scores, meeting all     4th Grade
                                              18 proficiency performance indicators.                 Writing              87%            36%
                                                 Hilltop Elementary School received special          Math                 86%            54%
                                              commendation from the state for its high profi-        Science              82%            41%
                                              ciency scores combined with one-third minority
                                                                                                     Reading              92%            19%
                                              enrollment (20 percent African-American, 10
                                              percent Asian and 4 percent others) and 18 per-        Citizenship          83%            40%
                                              cent special education students.                       6th Grade
                                                 Superintendent Paul Williams attributed this
                                                                                                     Writing              99%            50%
                                              “closing of the achievement gap” to realignment
                                                                                                     Math                 84%            34%
special                                       of curriculum and comprehensive intervention
                                              programs for students needing extra help.              Science              83%            29%
SENIOR                                           A large number of Beachwood students also
                                              scored at the “advanced proficiency” level.
                                                                                                     Reading              81%            38%

EDITION                                                                                              Citizenship          82%            30%
                                          O   ver the years, I have had the opportunity to     be, why was the bus late, and our personal

    Perspective                               read many retirement and resignation let-
                                          ters. Some were typed and some were hand-
                                          written; each was written in a unique style. It
                                                                                               favorite, when will my trash be collected. It
                                                                                               never ceased to amaze me how different peo-
                                                                                               ple viewed the same thing and how one issue
                                          was evident many of the writers felt a deep          could generate so many different opinions.
    A Message from Sylvia W.Aarons        bond with the Beachwood school community                 I appreciated just about every call. I learned
                                          – the Board members, the administrators, the         from my callers and always felt good that
                                          teachers, the counselors and the classified staff.   community members and even staff felt com-
                                          I definitely fall into that category.                fortable talking to me. Together, we were able
                                              The Beachwood school community was               to make the Beachwood Schools what they
                                          a part of our family for 15 years. My child-         are today.
                                          ren don’t remember life without them. We                 I truly have felt privileged to serve on the
                                          discussed them at dinner like we did our             Beachwood Board of Education. I have served
                                          family, we celebrated with them, and we              with 10 different Board members – all very
                                          shared sorrows.                                      dedicated, caring and bright individuals con-
                                              We talked about the new addition at Bry-         stantly advocating for our students and staff.
                                          den, the opening of Fairmount School, the            Both Dr. Lee McMurrin and Dr. Paul Williams
                                          new Middle School, the new gym and cafete-           have been exceptional, inspirational and
               The Beachwood school       ria at Hilltop, the new labs at the High School      visionary leaders. Our budget and finances
            community was a part of       and finally, the new entrance to the High            have been carefully monitored, invested and
                                          School. Each of these major additions, along         brilliantly managed by our treasurer Michele
           our family for 15 years. My    with new athletic fields, new gym floors, new        Mills. The administrators, supervisors and
             children don’t remember      carpeting, new buses and even new roofs were         staff, both certificated and classified, all have
                                          topics of discussion, along with all sorts of        been role models. You all have touched my
                    life without them.    other things.                                        life and enhanced it greatly.
                                              Block scheduling, Japanese math, string              To my husband, Jeff; my children, Danny,
                                          programs, various reading and writing meth-          Zachary and Alison; and the entire Beach-
                                          ods, proficiency testing, curriculum writing,        wood community – thank you for your sup-
                                          and so many other educational trends too             port, friendship, devotion and caring and your
                                          numerous to mention filled our daily lives.          help during the difficult times in my life.
                                              Elections, whether for school board posi-            I will never forget you.
                                          tions or school levies or bond issues, could fill
                                          hours of debate.                                     Sylvia Aarons and her family are moving from
                                              Then, of course, there were the many             Beachwood. She resigned from the Board of
                                          school phone calls – when will spring break          Education June 28 following 15 years of service.



                                          Four Beachwood Middle School Students Read
                                          Winning Essays on School Funding at Ohio Statehouse
               Beachwood                  F  our students from Beachwood Middle
                                             School read their winning essays on school
                                          funding in the Ohio Fair Schools Campaign
                                                                                               Ohio – were among eight contest winners.
                                                                                               Jonathan Fish won 1st place and $250;
                                                                                               Sam Kay, Rebecca Kendis and Emily
        Board of Education
                                          2004 Essay Contest May 6 at the Ohio State-          Sykes earned honorable mention and $50.
           Beth Rosenbaum, President      house in Columbus.                                     Here are excerpts from their essays:
                              831-9246       The 8th graders earned top honors among
       Sylvia W. Aarons, Vice President   essays submitted from students in grades 7-12            An educated society is the key to an enlight-
                              831-3999
                                          throughout the state on the following topics:        ened world. Everything that we use is the result
                    Martin S. Horwitz
                              464-6560       Why is a high quality education necessary         of people’s knowledge hard at work. Human
                       Dr. Scott Peters      for the public good?                              rights are a prime example of the world awak-
                          440-565-1111                                                         ening to the realization that every person, white
                                             What makes Ohio’s system of funding
                        David B. Ostro                                                         and black, man and woman, rich and poor, all
                                             schools unconstitutional?
                              464-0718                                                         deserve to be aided to their intellectual pinnacle.
                                             What the DeRolph decision means to me.            Our fathers and mothers, grandparents and
                      Superintendent:        How my school is affected by Ohio’s school        friends, contribute to making people who are
               Paul R. Williams, Ph.D.       funding problems.                                 remembered for their achievements and suc-
                                             The four Beachwood Middle School stu-             cesses. But, it is our schools that provide the
                                          dents – the only students from Northeast                                         continued on page 13
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BHS Congratulates Seven National Champions
B   eachwood High School proudly congratu-
    lates seven national champions – students
who earned “best in the nation” awards.
                                                  rhyme, all in Hebrew, and published in the
                                                  book Hebrew Literature for Students in the
                                                  United States.
                                                                                                     46th year and the first time that two writers
                                                                                                     from Beachwood High School have been
                                                                                                     recognized.
    Senior Michael Blackwell was named                For the second year in a row, senior Josh          Ben also was one of five high school
an “All-American Wrestler” in the national        Reiner was named to the Louisville Slugger         students nationwide to receive a New York
senior wrestling tournament, defeating three      All-American High School “Dream Team.”             Times/James B. Reston Silver Award for his
state champions and placing 7th in the coun-      Last season, John hit .666 with 8 home runs,       nonfiction writing portfolio.
try in his weight class.                          13 doubles, 36 RBIs, 12 stolen bases, and 12           The New York Times Award is part of the
    Two Beachwood                                                   intentional walks; this year,    Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Program,
High School students                                                despite an injury limiting       the largest, longest-running and most gener-
won national 1st place            Beachwood High School             him to just 13 games, Josh       ous awards program for young artists and
awards for Hebrew                                                   hit .580 with 15 RBIs.           writers in the country. Ben submitted a port-
poetry: senior Sarah            students won seven “best in             Seniors Ben Sykes and        folio of his nonfiction work as editor-in-
Isquick earned 1st                                                  Abbie Weil were two of           chief of the Beachwood High School news-
place, senior category,      the nation” awards in wrestling, 600 students nationwide                paper The Beachcomber. He was honored at
for her poem The                                                    to earn a National Council       Carnegie Hall in New York City in June.
Color of Love, a melo-         baseball, Hebrew, and fiction        of Teachers of English               Beachwood also proudly salutes Beach-
dious poem that told                                                (NCTE) Achievement               wood Middle School violinist David Beytas,
how “life and love                and non-fiction writing.          Award in Writing.                who was selected as a “Young Composer” by
come in a rainbow of                                                    Each year, the 70,000-       the National Association for Music Educa-
colors.” Junior Kim                                                 member National Council          tion. David performed his original composi-
Shreter won 1st place, junior category, for       of Teachers of English sponsors the Achieve-       tion, “Starlight Spinner,” at the organization’s
her poem Lullaby, a tribute to the people         ment Award in Writing as a way to publicly         annual conference April 17 in Minneapolis.
who risked their lives to save others during      recognize some of the best student writers         His composition was one of 22 selected from
the Holocaust. Both poems were written in         in the nation. This is the award program’s         more than 170 nationwide submissions.


Middle School Wins National Technology Award
continued from page 1
Ribbon Schools Web site.                           ward to sharing their award-winning methods       proud of what we accomplished this year. We
    Beachwood Middle School will receive cur-      to help drive education improvements around       opened a new school building in August and
riculum materials, professional development        the nation,”said Wendy Hawkins, Intel director    initiated our ‘one-to-one’ laptop program in
resources, and technology software and hard-       of education.                                     October. To receive a national award for tech-
ware valued at more than $120,000 from pro-            Award-winners were chosen from more           nology excellence is a real tribute to our entire
gram sponsors, including                                             than 1,200 applications sub-    Beachwood Schools community and especial-
a $10,000 grant from the        To receive a national award          mitted by elementary, mid-      ly to our Middle School staff and students who
Intel Foundation.                                                    dle and high schools            worked so hard to make our dream a reality.”
    “It is important to
                                for technology excellence is         nationwide. The winning             Beachwood Middle School is the first
recognize the achieve-          a real tribute to our entire         schools were honored by         school in Ohio to implement a wireless “one-
ments of our nation’s                                                Intel CEO Craig Barrett and     to-one” laptop program for students and
schools are not always
                                Beachwood Schools commu- Scholastic CEO Dick                         teachers, preparing students for what will be
measured by test scores,”       nity and especially to our           Robinson at the event.          the future of teaching and learning.
said Bernadette Grey, edi-                                           Beachwood Middle School’s           BMS also has been designated as a “Light-
tor-in-chief of Scholastic
                                Middle School staff and stu-         award was presented by          house School” by the Blue Ribbon Schools
Administr@tor magazine,         dents who worked so hard             Greg McLaughlin, executive      Foundation and will be a featured presenter at
a division of Scholastic,                                            director of the Tiger Woods     the “Blueprint for Success” Conference in Myr-
the global children’s pub-
                                to make our dream a reality. Foundation.                             tle Beach, S.C., in December.
lishing and media com-                                                  Summarizing the power            It is the only Ohio middle school to receive
pany.“These awards are uncovering great new        of technology in education during his speech,     two U.S. Department of Education Blue Rib-
ideas for creating partnerships, working with      Intel’s Dr. Barnett stated, “Technology is not    bon Awards, in 1993 and 2000, and also has
parents, and a host of other significant inno-     magic – teachers are magic. Technology is a       been recognized by the Ohio Association of
vations that can lead to a better school experi-   tool to be used by creative, caring teachers to   Elementary School Administrators as a Hall-
ence for our children and, ultimately, to          help kids learn.”                                 of-Fame School in 1991, and by the Harvard
improved academic performance.”                        Edward Bernetich, Beachwood Middle            Business School Club with an “Excellence in
    “We applaud these schools and look for-        School Principal, said, “We are extremely         School Management” Award in 2000.
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Beachwood Honors 266 Students at “Spinney”
Awards for Educational Excellence
T  he 21st Board of Education Awards for
   Educational Excellence honored 266
Beachwood students.
                                                           in the creative problem solving competition
                                                           Destination Imagination, including two
                                                           teams who earned the prestigious DaVinci
    The Awards for Educational Excellence,                 Award for outstanding creativity, one of
nicknamed “Spinneys’” because of the spin-                 whom also earned a regional championship.
ning disc on the trophy, honor the accom-                      ■ Hilltop students in the worldwide
plishments of Beachwood students who were                  academic competition Knowledge Master
recognized outside the District during the                 Open, including a 6th grade team that was
school year for achievement in academics                   first in state.
and fine arts.                                                 ■ Middle School students who spent
    Recipients included:                                   hours outside the classroom researching the
    ■ 19 High School seniors who earned                    inequities of school funding in the state of
recognition in the National Merit Scholarship              Ohio, and then prepared essays that won best          Sixth grader Eric Parris, keynote speaker at the
Program, the highest academic achievement                  in the state and presented them to our legisla-       21st Awards for Educational Excellence, urged stu-
for high school students in our country. This              tors in Columbus.                                     dents to “find your own path toward excellence.”
was the largest number of students honored                     ■ More than a dozen scientists from our
by National Merit Scholarship in the history               Middle and High Schools who took top hon-             something,” said Eric.“It is self-respect, inte-
of the Beachwood School District and repre-                ors in Science Olympiad and the Science and           grity, being honest with yourself, thinking for
sented 14 percent of the class.                            Engineering Fair.                                     yourself, opening your mind, looking beyond
    ■ More than 100 student musicians in                       ■ Our High School newspaper staff who             face value. It is taking the right path and help-
Hilltop, Beachwood Middle School and                       won a record number of awards this year for           ing others do the same. It is a state of being.”
Beachwood High School who earned honors                    writing, in-depth reporting, design and illus-            “Finding your own path will inspire oth-
of distinction, including the Middle School                tration from the Scholastic Press Association.        ers to find their path. That is the most impor-
orchestra, which made Beachwood history                        Bryden students Griffin Celleghin,                tant part of excellence, to teach and inspire
with its 1-plus superior rating from the Ohio              Hongsuk Choi and Annie Adelman                        others to do what they have to do.
Music Educators Association – the highest                  received special certificates honoring their              “The best thing you can do is do it. Help
honor an ensemble group may earn.                          artwork that decorated the program.                   yourself and help others, but never wait for
    ■ 56 award winners from Bryden, Hilltop                    Sixth grader Eric Parris served as keynote        excellence to find you. You are the only person
and the Middle School – a District record –                speaker.“Excellence is far more than just doing       to find your path. Excellence begins with you.”

Bryden Elementary    Jeff Choi            Sarah Newman          Akash Appachi       Sarah Lewin         Jacqueline Stern      Carly Fox           Michael Nance
School               Eliane Coffler       Maxie Novinc          David Beytas        Marla Lipsyc        Emily Sykes           Elana Fox           Alex Palmer
Joshua Abraham       Vance Coles          Eric Parris           Edward Bobincheck   Tamar Lisbona       Sarah Tamarkin        Billy Goldberg      Jason Parris
Graham Atherton      Brittany Crosby      Brett Peskin          Danny Bortz         Uri Magaram         Joshua Tresser        Evan Goldblatt      Tara Polster
Bryan Gemler         Andrew Darvin        Ben Reisman           Won June Choi       Shali Mahna         Alex Voigt            Michael Goldman     Jared Robbins
Jessica Gill         Andrew Davis         Susan Reisman         Roni Cohen          Alexandra Malkin    Jessica Weberman      Arielle Goldstein   Daniel Ruben
Samantha Jacobs      Olivia Diallo        Philip Schiavone      Taylor Collins      Michael Maniawski   Taryn Weiss           Sara Greenberg      Sarah Ruben
David Litwin         Allison Diamond      Aaron Sciborowski     Rui Dai             Greg Marmaros       Bobby Weitzner        Sophia Hall         Sajed Sarwar
Hannah Margolis      Ashley Dudley        Taylor Shamis         Andrew Darvin       Melissa Martel      Venchise West Glenn   Rachel Harris       Thamar Sarwar
Taylor Ann Palmer    Jason Edwards        Nate Sheridan         Samantha Dolin      Sara Monfared       Rebecca Wolkoff       Kevin He            Evan Scott
Christina Phelps     Amy Eisenberg        Rachael Silver        Dale Edwards        Arielle Muller      Emily Wyse            Sagie Henig         Laura Shefner
Armani Smith         Marc Eisenberg       Eric Silverman        Olivia Fine         Nancie Otto         Danielle Zimet        Erica Henkin        Kim Shreter
Sara Spain           Gabe Firestone       Alexandra Stern       Jonathan Fish       Daniel Perez                              Nozomi Hitomi       Ben Siepser
Julia Winkeler       Lisa Friedman        Danielle Taylor       Shani Fox           Evan Peskin         Beachwood High        Yutaka Hitomi       Sarah Silverman
                     Ryan Goldblum        Allison Teitelbaum    Adam Ganz           Randi Polster       School                Alex Hoover         Abby Smith
Hilltop Elementary   Sam Goldman          Sam Terkel            Elina Gidalevich    Aaron Rapport       Alison Aarons         Sarah Isquick       Joshua Sterling
School               Cinderella Gray      Cary Tresser          Matthew Glassman    Linda Robertson     Swathi Appachi        Jennifer Jacob      Ben Sykes
Hannah Abraham       Sevy Harris          Amy Van               Molly Goldman       Doni Robinson       Kate Atherton         Doug Jacobs         Natalie Talis
Elliot Angart        Austin Haynesworth   Natali Vannoy         Jessie Greenberg    Sam Rosenbaum       Emily Axel            Jennifer Janovitz   David Toth
Monica Arkin         Byanca Henderson     Zach Voigt            Danny Goodman       Kristen Ross        Jason Axelband        Anne Jiao           Jessica Traeger
Tigran Askaryan      Emi Hitomi           Isaiah Watts          Charlotte Gross     Jessica Roth        Aaron Bankhurst       Tim Jin             Hersh Varma
Blake Atherton       Kei Hitomi           Kyra Weiner           Yuh Jung Han        Nathan Rzepka       Josh Berger           Ben Kay             Danyun Wang
Elijah Balogh        Alex Hohl            Ben Wengel            Lauren Henkin       Suzanne Schiavone   Zach Berliner         Andrew Keller       Michael Warn
Matthew Banchek      Straun Hwang         Alex Wertheim         Taylor Hines        Eli Sciborowski     Brandon Bond          Sarah Kendis        Abigail Weil
Matt Baron           Ethan Isaacson       Isaiah Williams       Aaron Kahn          Ling Shen           Diana Braun           Mike Khusid         Jonathan Weiss
Chelsea Beytas       Joshua Jacobs        Scott Winer           Danny Kaplun        Max Sheridan        Daniel Budish         Zoya Kolkin         Emily Wengel
Lindsay Bialosky     Danielle Kelner      Lauren Wyman          Erin Katz           Sam Silverman       Evan Burg             Saul Kopelowitz     Jacqueline Wertheim
Olivia Bobincheck    Katie Landis         Luya You              Sam Kay             Sara Silverman      Stephanie Chait       Sam Kraus           Robert Wertheim
Michael Bohm         Josh Lauretig        Jeremy Zimet          Rebecca Kendis      Alec Simon          Don Chen              Michael Kravitz     Aaron Wolf
Bryan Kekst Brown    Sarah Levine                               Jae Won Kim         Jon Slavin          Sasha Chusid          Hayley Leventhal    Jaime Winer
Jordan Brown         Ben Lewin            Beachwood Middle      Cory Kippen         Larry Slaughter     Andrew Deglin         Lisa Lewicki        Alex Wyse
Alex Bruening        Jeremy Margolis      School                Zoe Knight          Sarah Slinger       Max Eden              Saar Mahna          Emily Yahr
Amnon Carmi          Joseph Marmerstein   Julian Abramof        Eric Krohngold      Brandon Smith       Emily Elman           Ari Milgrom         Molly Yahr
Chris Choi           Taishi Namura        Zach Amdur            Lindsay Larkey      Jared Smith         Lidia Estevez         Natan Milgrom       Mika Yamawaki
                                                                Adam Lauretig       Lindsey Smith       David Feuer           Daniel Morrison     Ziyu Zhang
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              ASS OF 20
The Beachwood City
Schools Foundation
Awards and Scholarships




                                                          Emily Elman            Sarah Isquick            Sara Binkofsky             Danna Weiss

                                                     Emily Elman                                       Abigail Weil
                                                     Sarah Isquick                                     The Sheila and
                                                     The Harvey Friedman Leadership Scholarship,       Kenneth Ross
    Joanna Fields            Jennifer Litvak         given to a senior who has demonstrated signifi-   Scholarship,
                                                     cant leadership during his or her high school     awarded to a senior
Joanna Fields                                        career.                                           who has demon-
The Dr. Leonard and Mims Adler Scholarship,          Amy Kleinman                                      strated a love of
awarded to a senior who has been outstanding         The Dan and Pam                                   Shakespearean
in and indicates an intention to pursue a career     Johnston Scholar-                                 plays or literature.
in one or more of the following areas: pre-medi-     ship, awarded to a                                Rachel Harris
cine, business, or arts and design. This year, the   student who will                                  The Jay Shlachter
focus of the award was arts and design.              participate in the                                Art Award, for a            Abigail Weil
Jennifer Litvak                                      Beachwood High                                    senior who has
The Gina Michelle Agin Memorial                      School graduation                                 demonstrated an appreciation for and talent in
Scholarship, awarded to a female Beachwood           ceremony and who                                  the area of fine arts.
High School graduating senior who has partici-       experiences chal-
                                                                                                       Dana Wax
pated in women’s interscholastic sports or           lenges on a daily
                                                                                                       The Steven Mark Wasserman Memorial Schol-
cheerleading or has served as a team support         basis, yet continues       Amy Kleinman           arship, awarded to a senior who indicates an
person, and has demonstrated dedication to           to persevere.
                                                                                                       intention to pursue a career in television writing
achieve team success.                                Andrew Keller                                     and/or film.
Emily Yahr                                           The Robert D. Kates Award, established for a
The Beachwood                                        senior who has shown outstanding leadership
Chamber of Com-                                      within the Student Council.
merce Business                                       Olga Blyumin
Scholarship, award-                                  The Joan Lobert Scholarship, awarded to a
ed to a senior who                                   senior who has been outstanding in the areas
has been successfully                                of political science, leadership and genuine
employed in a                                        public service.
Beachwood business
or industry and
intends to pursue a
career in business or          Emily Yahr
a business-related                                                                                         Rachel Harris              Dana Wax
vocation.
Mike Lawyer                                                                                            Senior photos by Scott Gloger/Myron
The Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Har-                                                                 Photographic Elegance.
lan Diamond Scholarship, awarded to a gradu-
                         ating senior of the
                         Beachwood High
                         School Consortium
                         Culinary Arts Pro-              Andrew Keller           Olga Blyumin
                         gram who has been
                         accepted to and             Sara Binkofsky
                         will attend a post-         Danna Weiss                                                                       special
                         secondary educa-            The Jill Dobrin Menachem Scholarship,
                         tional program in
                         the field of culinary
                         arts or restaurant
                                                     awarded to a senior whose love of children
                                                     and concern for their welfare has motivated
                                                     her/him to pursue a career in Early Childhood
                                                                                                                      SENIOR
     Mike Lawyer         management.                 Education or a related field working with young
                                                     children.
                                                                                                                     EDITION
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Department Foundation                                                   Maya Chatburn
                                                                        The Dakota “Cody”
Scholarships                                                            Weiner Memorial
                                                                        Scholarship, awarded
                                                                        to a senior with an
                                                                        extremely kind heart
                                                                        who, because of his
                                                                        or her spirit, succeeds
                                                                        against all odds.


                                              Maya Chatburn                                           Andrew Deglin              Benjamin Sykes

                                           Saul Kopelowitz                                        entrepreneurial spir-
                                           The Norm Weiss                                         it, and/or dedication
    Benjamin Sykes      Saul Kopelowitz                                                           to lifelong learning.
                                           Scholarship, award-
        English         Foreign Language
                                           ed to a senior who                                     Selena Eskinazi-
                                           has demonstrated                                       Budge
                                           and participated in                                    The Dr. Jerry S.
                                           charity, volunteer                                     and Gail R. Wolkoff
                                           and community                                          Civic Award, given
                                           service activities sub-                                to a senior who has
                                           stantially greater                                     exceeded the require-
                                           than those required                                    ments for communi-
                                           for graduation.              Saul Kopelowitz           ty service work,            Selena Eskinazi-
                                                                                                  participated in two              Budge
                                           Andrew Deglin
                                           Benjamin Sykes                                         or more Beachwood
                                           The Paul and Kate Williams Scholarship,                School cocurricular activities,
     Ben Siepser          Emily Elman      awarded to a senior who has demonstrated               and achieved a 2.75 GPA in high school.
     Mathematics         Performing Arts   outstanding capabilities in visionary thinking,



                                           Special Scholarships                                   Sarah Ruben
                                                                                                  Yale Book Award
                                           and Awards                                             Maya Avitan
                                           Jacqueline Wertheim                                    Washington University Book Award
                                           Phi Beta Kappa Award, recognizing scholastic
                                           excellence as exemplified by outstanding high          Benjamin Sykes
                                           school students throughout the Cleveland area.         Home Savings & Loan Scholarship
                                           Jacqueline Wertheim                                    U.S. Marine Corps Awards, presented by the U.S.
                                           National Merit Scholar                                 Marines for students who are distinguished in
Jacqueline Wertheim      Sarah Isquick                                                            academics, athletics and band:
       Science           Social Studies    Elana Fox • Benjamin Kay
                                           Merit Scholars                                         Emily Elman • Sarah Isquick
                                                                                                  Distinguished in Academics
                                           Benjamin Sykes
                                           National Merit Scholarship Finalist                    Selena Eskinazi-Budge
                                                                                                  Distinguished in Athletics
                                           David Feuer • Jen Rzepka
                                           National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists              Jacqueline Wertheim
                                                                                                  Distinguished in Band
                                           Zachary Berliner • Andrew Deglin • Emily
                                           Elman • Sarah Isquick • Mike Khusid • Sam              Rebecca Garson • Andrew Keller
                                           Kraus • Natan Milgrom • Jason Parris •                 Randy S.Boroff Bison Award, presented to students
                                           Evan Scott • Benjamin Siepser • Beth                   who have served the school with spirit and enthusiasm.
                                           Thomas • Jessica Traeger • Michael Warn                Katie Fishman
                                           National Merit Scholarship Commended Students          Virginia L. Kline Award, presented to a student who
    Benjamin Kay          Brian Barron     Zachary Berliner • Amar Desai • Emily                  intends to pursue a career in elementary education.
     Technology            Visual Arts     Elman • Selena Eskinazi-Budge • Elana                  Amy Kleinman
                                           Fox • Rebecca Garson • Sarah Isquick •                 Barbara Nancy Holstein Memorial Award,
                                           Benjamin Kay • Saul Kopelowitz • Samuel                presented to a senior who has demonstrated the ability
                                           Kraus • Jamie Petras • Benjamin Sykes •                to overcome obstacles despite challenge.
                                           Jonathan Weiss • Jacqueline Wertheim                   Benjamin Sykes
                                           Magna Cum Laude Awards                                 Carolyn Groner Arsham Memorial Award,
                                           Briana Ickowicz                                        presented to a senior who has achieved outstanding
                                           West Point Leadership Award                            literary achievement in the area of journalism.
                                           Laura Shefner                                          Jacqueline Wertheim
                                           Smith College Book Award                               Louis L. Powers Music Memorial Award, presented
                                           Swathi Appachi                                         to an outstanding band student.
                                           Harvard Book Award
               Alison Aarons
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  “My grandfather, Ralph Garson, enlisted to fight in World War II and put his       127 Colleges and Universities
  life on the line to fight for his country.
       On May 31, 1944, while on a bombing mission over Berlin, Germany, the
  26-year-old 1st lieutenant’s plane was shot down. As Ralph landed on a
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  beach, he saw German soldiers marching towards him. He looked frantically
  down at his dog tags, which had an H for Hebrew. Ralph knew that he would          Members of the Class of 2004 were accepted at the following
  be punished more severely once the Germans found out that he was Jewish.           colleges and universities:
  Four of the non-Jewish crewmembers had not survived the fall. Ralph felt           Allegheny College                        Northwestern University
  conflicted. He knew that he could switch dog tags with one of them to escape       American University                      Ohio State University
  being punished for his religion. But he kept his own dog tags and was taken        Arizona State University                 Ohio State University (Honors)
  as a prisoner of war. Though Ralph desperately wanted to return home to see        Art Institute of Chicago                 Ohio University
  his newborn son, he refused to sacrifice his Jewish identity even in the face of   Ashland University                       Ohio Wesleyan University
  grave danger.                                                                      Babson College                           Paradise Valley Community College
       I would like to thank my grandfather for making a decision that still res-    Baldwin-Wallace College                  Pennsylvania State University
  onates with me today. I wish that he could be here today to share this             Bard College                             Pennsylvania State University (Honors)
  momentous occasion with me. As each one of us looks to the future, I can           Berklee College of Music                 Purdue University
  only hope that we have the courage to remember where we came from and              Boston University                        Rhode Island School of Design
  stay true to ourselves in times of challenge and controversy.”                     Bowling Green State University           Roanoke College
                                                                                     Brandeis University                      Rochester Institute of Technology
                                                             Rebecca Garson          Canisius College                         Scottsdale Community College
                                                                                     Capital University                       Shawnee State University
                                                                                     Carnegie Mellon University               Skidmore College
Saman Sinai                                                                          Case Western University                  Smith College
James Orin Salvucci Memorial Award, presented to a student who has                   Central Florida State University         Syracuse University
demonstrated “the courage to discover your inner self.”                              Central State University                 Temple University
Lindsay Turbow                                                                       Cleveland State University               Trinity University
Beachwood Federation of Teachers Scholarship Award, established to honor a           Columbia College                         Tufts University
member of Beachwood High School’s graduating class who has shown personal            Community College of S.Nevada            Tulane University
                                                                                     Cornell University                       University of Akron
commitment to academics, school activities and community service.                    Cuyahoga Community College               University of Alaska at Fairbanks
Jennifer Jacob • Lindsay Turbow                                                      DePaul University                        University of Arizona
John K. Payton Humanitarian Award, to recognize a young humanitarian who             DePauw University                        University of California at Davis
served the school with a keen sense of dedication.                                   Denison University                       University of California at Los Angeles
                                                                                     Dereck Institute                         University of California at San Diego
Eilon Arieli                                                                         Drexel University                        University of California at Santa Barbara
Scott David Relman Memorial Drama Award, presented to a senior who has               Eastern Michigan University              University of California at Santa Cruz
“loved and lived”the theatre.                                                        Edinboro University                      University of Chicago
Samuel Kraus                                                                         Elon University                          University of Cincinnati
                                                                                     Emerson College                          University of Colorado at Boulder
Wendell David Haynes Memorial Award, presented to a student who has                  Emory University                         University of Denver
contributed countless hours in community service.                                    Eugene Lang College                      University of Detroit Mercy
Selena Eskinazi-Budge                                                                Florida Memorial College                 University of Hartford
Keith Bankhead Memorial Athlete Award, presented to a student who has                Gallaudet University                     University of Illinois
excelled in the sport of basketball.                                                 George Washington University             University of Kansas
                                                                                     Hampton University                       University of Maryland
Jonathan Schwarz                                                                     Hiram College                            University of Maryland (Honors)
Chagrin Highlands Rotary Club Award, presented to a senior who displays              Hofstra University                       University of Massachusetts (Honors)
achievement at a high level as a most improved student.                              Indiana University                       University of Miami
                                                                                     Indiana University (Honors)              University of Michigan
Ryan Weiskopf                                                                        Ithaca College                           University of Nevada,Las Vegas
Chagrin Highlands Rotary Club Award, presented to a senior who has pursued           John Carroll University                  University of North Carolina at Asheville
his or her study successfully in a vocational setting.                               Johns Hopkins University                 University of Pennsylvania
Jason Friedman                                                                       Johnson C.Smith University               University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School)
Beachwood Community Connection Award, presented to a student who has                 Kent State University                    University of Pittsburgh
served the Beachwood community by participating in community service.                Kent State University (Honors)           University of Rochester
                                                                                     Kentucky State University                University of South Carolina
Jamie Petras                                                                         Kenyon College                           University of Southern California
Master Builder Outstanding Science Award, presented to a student who has             Lake Forest College                      University of South Dakota
excelled in the field of science.                                                    Loyola University of Chicago             University of Toledo
                                                                                     Lynn University                          University of Wisconsin
Andrew Deglin                                                                        Maryland Institute College of Art        Ursuline College
Walter McMahon JCWA Award, presented in honor of Walter McMahon, the first           McGill University                        Vanderbilt University
Junior Council on World Affairs (JCWA) advisor.                                      Mercyhurst College                       Washington University in St.Louis
Sophia Hall                                                                          Mesa Community College                   Wesleyan University
Gail Brewster JCWA Award, presented to an individual who best exemplifies            Miami University                         West Virginia University
leadership and dedication.                                                           Miami University (Honors)                Williams College
                                                                                     Michigan State University                Wright State
Benjamin Sykes                                                                       Mount Ida College                            University
Cleveland Chapter of The Society of Professional Journalists Award                   Muskingum College
                                                                                     New England College
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Benjamin Sykes                                                                       New York University
Wikoff Scholarship for Editorial Leadership
Sarah Isquick
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    Community Scholarships
    The Cathy S. Light Memorial Award
    Jennifer Jacob

    Ron Papaleo Band Parents Award
    Emily Elman

    Beachwood Alumni Scholarship Award
    Jason Axelband • Jennifer Litvak •
                                                                       Jason Axelband                    Emily Elman              Katie Fishman               Jennifer Jacob
    Danna Weiss

    Beachwood Boosters Athletic Scholarship
    Awards
    Stuart Ostro • Jessica Traeger

    PTA Scholarship Awards
    Katie Fishman • Benjamin Kay • Jennifer
    Litvak • Stuart Ostro • Jason Powers •
    Joshua Reiner • Benjamin Sykes •
    Jonathan Weiss • Emily Yahr
                                                                        Benjamin Kay                    Jennifer Litvak            Stuart Ostro               Jason Powers




       Joshua Reiner                 Benjamin Sykes                    Jessica Traeger                   Danna Weiss             Jonathan Weiss                 Emily Yahr



                                                                                                                                Kathleen Grady
       “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities. I never read it, but       Hugh O’Brien Leadership Award
       I got an A on the paper. (Just kidding.)
            Although this book was not written about the high school experience (duh, it was about, well…., two                 Swathi Appachi
       cities??) I have found, through all of the nostalgic reflection that the senior year entails, that these past 12 years   The Michelson-Morley Award
       really have been the best and worst of times…                                                                            Kim Shreter
            …and in a heartbeat, it’s over. We work for 12 years up to these last few weeks of senioritis and prom and          Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award
       graduation, and it all flies by without any of us realizing it. We are each going off into the great big world of
       college and beyond, leaving BHS behind. The worst of times are gone, forgotten, and learned from. The best of            Ziyu Zhang
       times are yet to come.                                                                                                   University of Rochester Humanities in Social
            But the best memory of these past 12 years for me is simple, really. It is this: Watching each and every one        Science Award
       of us over the years become our own person; growing apart, yet at the same time staying together; and know-              Emily Wengel
       ing that no matter where each of us goes with our lives, we will all be able to look back upon these Beachwood           Kodak Young Leaders Award
       memories as the best of times and proudly, fondly, always call Beachwood our home.”
                                                                                                                                Stuart Ostro
                                                                                                      Benjamin Sykes            Junior Achievement Award
                                                                                                                                Jacqueline Wertheim
                                                                                                                                Le Cercle des Conferences Francaises de Cleveland
    Benjamin Sykes                                                   Emily Elman • Sarah Isquick •                              Award
    The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards/New York                   Benjamin Sykes                                             Sarah Isquick • Benjamin Kay
    Times James B. Reston Portfolio Silver Award                     Outstanding Service to the Beachcomber                     B’nai Zion Award
    Benjamin Sykes • Abigail Weil                                    Sophia Hall • Jonathan Weiss                               Saul Kopelowitz
    National Council of Teachers of English                          Student Council Spirit Award                               AFS Award (Outstanding Hebrew Student)
    Achievement Awards                                               Jacqueline Wertheim • Aaron Wolf                           Jessica Walker
    Andrew Keller • Samuel Kraus •                                   Outstanding Concert Band Member                            Veterans of Foreign War Speech Contest
    Lindsay Turbow • Jonathan Weiss                                  Aaron Bankhurst • Jason Parris •                           Gregg Rollins • Jessica Traeger
    Outstanding Service to the Oculus                                Jacqueline Wertheim                                        Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award
    Elana Fox                                                        Outstanding Stage Band Member
                                                                                                                                Jason Axelband • Carrie Treister
    Outstanding Service to the Introspect                            Eilon Arieli                                               Marketing Awards
                                                                     Outstanding Service in Drama
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Alison Aarons • Jeremy Banchek • Gregg
Rollins • Jessica Traeger                                        “Everything I need to know, I learned in high school. It is a common misconception that everything we need to
3 Sport Participants                                             know, we learned in kindergarten. And while the value of safely crossing the street, sharing and snack are all
                                                                 extremely important, hopefully you will also find some worth in the lessons that each of you have taught me in
Rebecca Garson • Saul Kopelowitz                                 one way or another.
Ohio High School Athletic Association Scholar                        Lesson #1: Drive has to come from within.While external motivators are probably the way I got through these
Athlete Award                                                    past four years, I understand now more than ever that I have to want all on my own.
Michael Blackwell                                                    Lesson #2: Family is everything. My mom, my sister and I, we’ve always been a team taking on the world. Stop
Ohio High School Athletic Association Courageous                 and take a moment to thank those people who have made your life better just because they are a part of it.
Student Award                                                        Lesson #3: Relationships are not easy. But the relationships that matter, the ones that really count, you make
                                                                 them work.
Lindsey Levinstein, Cheerleading                                     Lesson #4: Nothing and no one is beneath me. My grandpa fervently reminds me that what many of us call
Jason Friedman, Cross Country                                    ‘gross’ or feel that we’re too good for, his generation referred to as ‘opportunity.’
Anne Jiao, Drill Team                                                Lesson #5: Always believe in something. I believe in the power of change, the power of possibility and the
Gregg Rollins, Football                                          power of education. I believe in the future.”
Ari Friedman, Golf
                                                                                                                                                               Jennifer Litvak
Zachary Berliner, Soccer
Saul Kopelowitz, Soccer
Rebecca Garson, Soccer                                         Kraus • Jennifer Litvak • Yuri Marmerstein • Natan            Polinkovsky • Jason Powers • Joshua Reiner • Gregg
Jennifer Baum, Tennis                                          Milgrom • Eric Narodovich • Anna Neyman • Adam                Rollins • Evan Scott • Benjamin Siepser • Jeremy Stein •
Jessica Traeger, Volleyball                                    Orlansky • Stuart Ostro • Jason Parris • Jamie Petras •       Joshua Sterling • Benjamin Sykes • David Toth • Jessica
MAC-8 Scholar Athlete Awards (Fall)                            Arkady Polinkovsky • Jason Powers • Gregg Rollins •           Traeger • Lindsay Turbow • Michael Warn • Abigail
Selena Eskinazi-Budge, Basketball                              Evan Scott • Benjamin Siepser • Sarah Silverman •             Weil • Jonathan Weiss • Jacqueline Wertheim • Emily
Gregg Rollins, Basketball                                      Courtney Solomon • Jeremy Stein • Joshua Sterling •           Yahr • Anna Zhabotinsky
Yutaka Hitomi, Swimming                                        Benjamin Sykes • Jessica Traeger • Lindsay Turbow •
                                                               Michael Warn • Dana Wax • Abigail Weil • Jonathan             Vocational Award of Merit
Jamie Petras, Swimming                                                                                                       Joanna Fields
Adam Solomon, Wrestling                                        Weiss • Jacqueline Wertheim • Emily Yahr • Anna
MAC-8 Scholar Athlete Awards (Winter)                          Zhabotinsky                                                   Ohio Academic Scholarship - Board of Regents
Amar Desai, Baseball                                           PTA Scholastic Recognition                                    Sarah Isquick
Ari Bram, Lacrosse                                             Eilon Arieli • Jennifer Baum • Zachary Berliner • Olga        Certificates of Achievement - Board of Regents
Jennifer Jacob, Softball                                       Blyumin • Amar Desai • Emily Elman • Selena                   Zachary Berliner • Emily Elman • Benjamin Kay •
Jessica Traeger, Softball                                      Eskinazi-Budge • Joanna Fields • Katie Fishman •              Saul Kopelowitz
Saul Kopelowitz, Tennis                                        Elana Fox • Rebecca Garson • Karen Gold • Ian
Samuel Kraus, Tennis                                           Goldlust • Rachel Harris • Sarah Isquick • Jennifer           NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Anne Jiao, Track                                               Jacob • Benjamin Kay • Andrew Keller • Scott Kendis •         Anna Neyman • President
Evan Scott, Track                                              Mikhail Khusid • Saul Kopelowitz • Samuel Kraus •             Selena Eskinazi-Budge • Co-President
MAC-8 Scholar Athlete Awards (Spring)                          Lindsey Levinstein • Anna Neyman • Adam Orlansky •            Rebecca Garson • Executive Vice President
                                                               Stuart Ostro • Jason Parris • Jamie Petras • Arkady           Jamie Petras • Vice President
Benjamin Sykes
                                                               Polinkovsky • Jason Powers • Gregg Rollins • Evan Scott •     Emily Elman • Secretary
2004 American High School 12th Grade
                                                               Benjamin Siepser • Jeremy Stein • Benjamin Sykes •            Jennifer Baum • Treasurer
Mathematics Exam
                                                               Jessica Traeger • Lindsay Turbow • Michael Warn •             Seniors
Won June Choi                                                  Dana Wax • Abigail Weil • Jonathan Weiss • Jacqueline
2002 American High School 10th Grade                                                                                         Eilon Arieli • Jennifer Baum • Zachary Berliner • Amar
                                                               Wertheim • Emily Yahr • Anna Zhabotinsky                      Desai • Emily Elman • Selena Eskinazi-Budge • Elana
Mathematics Exam Award
                                                               Ohio Awards of Merit                                          Fox • Rebecca Garson • Sarah Isquick • Benjamin Kay •
                                                               Eilon Arieli • Jeremy Banchek • Brian Barron • Jennifer       Andrew Keller • Saul Kopelowitz • Samuel Kraus •
Recognition                                                    Baum • Zachary Berliner • Olga Blyumin • Stephanie            Anna Neyman • Stuart Ostro • Jamie Petras • Gregg
                                                               Chait • Stuart Davidovich • Andrew Deglin • Amar              Rollins • Benjamin Siepser • Benjamin Sykes • Jessica
Honors Diploma                                                 Desai • Emily Elman • Selena Eskinazi-Budge • David           Traeger • Lindsay Turbow • Michael Warn • Jonathan
Eilon Arieli • Jennifer Baum • Zachary Berliner • Olga         Feuer • Katie Fishman • Elana Fox • Jason Friedman •          Weiss • Jacqueline Wertheim • Emily Yahr
Blyumin • Stephanie Chait • Stuart Davidovich • Amar           Brittany Gannon • Rebecca Garson • Andrew Glazer •
Desai • Emily Elman • Selena Eskinazi-Budge • David                                                                          Juniors
                                                               Halle Goldblatt • Ian Goldlust • Rachel Harris • Sarah        Swathi Appachi • Maya Avitan • Sarah Binstock • Ari
Feuer • Joanna Fields • Katie Fishman • Elana Fox •            Isquick • Jennifer Jacob • Benjamin Kay • Andrew
Jason Friedman • Rebecca Garson • Andrew Glazer •                                                                            Bram • Diana Braun • Daniel Budish • Alex Gardner •
                                                               Keller • Mikhail Khusid • Saul Kopelowitz • Samuel            William Goldberg • Sara Greenberg • Kevin He • Yutaka
Halle Goldblatt • Ian Goldlust • Rachel Harris • Sarah         Kraus • Jennifer Litvak • Brett Madow • Yuri
Isquick • Jennifer Jacob • Benjamin Kay • Andrew                                                                             Hitomi • Laura Joseph • Steven Kyman • Hayley
                                                               Marmerstein • Natan Milgrom • Anna Neyman • Stuart            Leventhal • Ariel Lipsky • Yael Misrahi • Michael
Keller • Mikhail Khusid • Saul Kopelowitz • Samuel             Ostro • Jason Parris • Jamie Petras • Arkady                  Priesand • Matthew Rothenberg • Daniel Ruben •
                                                                                                                             Sarah Ruben • Alissa Rubin • Kim Shreter •
                                                                                                                             Adam Solomon • Meredith Solomon •
   “One of my favorite quotes, which originated from my grandmother and was passed on through my mother to
                                                                                                                             Meredith Stern • Jacob Vinocur •
   me, was,‘It’s a poor wind that can’t change its direction.’ That statement was meant to give me inspiration to want
   to do something with my life. In other words: to get it together. For my generation, a chance for success without         Jessica Walker • Gregory
   college and beyond is slim, and it is up to us whether we want to succeed or fail.                                        Wolkoff
       Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about other people and myself. Earlier in my life, I didn’t know that it was
   better just to not say anything, or to stay outside looking in, so I that I could stay out of trouble. I matured to
   realize that education is more important than where everyone is going on a Friday night.                                                                       special
       Words of wisdom are the best things a person can ever have because they lift your spirits so high to the
   point where you feel you are doing wrong if you are not doing your best. I’d like to congratulate my classmates
   on their success and thank all of my teachers who taught me the last four years. You have made an impact on
   me and although you may not have known it, you have helped me. For this, I love you all.”
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 NATIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL
 HONOR SOCIETY                                               “The saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. This simple and well-known phrase is all the infor-
 Seniors                                                     mation an individual needs to know in order to succeed in life.
 Alison Aarons • Jason Axelband • Stephanie Chait                 It has been our nation’s icons who have embraced failures and accepted and learned from their experience
                                                             to ultimately achieve success. For instance…
 Underclassmen                                                   Babe Ruth held the major league home run record for 35 years. He will always be remembered for the 714
 Sara Greenberg • Yutaka Hitomi • Abigail Smith              towering home runs he hit. If he had given up like so many of us do, he might have been remembered for the
                                                             1,330 strikeouts he had, which is nearly another major league record.
 DECA National Marketing Education Honor Award                   Abraham Lincoln experienced multiple failures in his life. If he had taken his losses as the be-all, end-all,
 Jason Axelband • Stephanie Chait                            our nation would not have had an adequate leader to direct us during a time of a very controversial war.
 STUDENT COUNCIL                                                 Failure is all around every one of us. It happens to us every day. We fail exams, we fail to properly stop at
 Executive Board                                             stop signs, we fail at business transactions, and we even fail in our relationships. It is the determined individ-
 Andrew Keller • President                                   ual who learns from his or her failures who ultimately succeeds.
                                                                 So the ball is in your court. What will you take from the next failing situation you experience?”
 Jason Parris • Executive Vice President
 William Goldberg • Vice President                                                                                                                              Stuart Ostro
 Sophia Hall • Secretary
 Michael Wax • Treasurer
                                                           SENIOR INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC AWARDS                               Scholarship to Berklee College of Music Summer
 Class of 2004 Officers                                    MAC-8 Honors Band                                              Music Program
 Rebecca Garson • President                                Jacqueline Wertheim • Aaron Wolf                               Aaron Bankhurst
 Lindsay Turbow • Vice President
 Jonathan Weiss • Secretary                                Superior or Excellent Rating in the OMEA Solo &                Chamber Symphony (sponsored by the Cleveland
 Samuel Kraus • Treasurer                                  Ensemble Contest                                               Music School Settlement)
                                                           Jacqueline Wertheim • Clarinet Quartet                         Jacqueline Wertheim
 Representatives                                           Emily Yahr • Clarinet Trio
 Jason Axelband • Emily Elman • Ian Goldlust •
 Stuart Ostro • Gregg Rollins • Sarah Silverman •          Outstanding Musicianship at the Lakeland
 Benjamin Sykes                                            Jazz Festival
                                                           Aaron Bankhurst • Jason Parris • Jacqueline Wertheim



 College Awards and Scholarships
 Shiri Akrish                                              Maya Chatburn                                                  Elana Fox
 Paul & Helen Clarke Scholarship – Allegheny College       Annual Fund and DePauw Academic – DePauw                       Dean’s Award – Brandeis University
                                                             University                                                   Honor Grant - Brandeis University
 Eilon Arieli                                                                                                             Kodak Young Leaders Scholarship – University of
 Cuyahoga Community Academic Excellence Scholarship        Elizabeth Corwin                                                 Rochester
   – Cuyahoga Community College                            West Virginia University Blue & Gold Scholarship –             Rush Rhees Scholarship – University of Rochester
                                                             West Virginia University                                     STRIDE Scholars – Smith College
 Jeremy Banchek
 Ohio Leader Scholarship – Miami University                Michelle Czocher                                               Jason Friedman
 Ohio Resident Scholarship – Miami University              Chambers Scholarship – Gallaudet University                    Dean’s Scholarship – Ithaca College
                                                           Freshman Scholarship – Gallaudet University                    Ohio Leader Scholarship – Miami University
 Aaron Bankhurst
 Cleveland 2003 World Scholarship – Berklee College        Andrew Deglin                                                  Ohio Resident Scholarship – Miami University
 Outstanding Musicianship – Lakeland Community             Trustees Scholarship – Brandeis University                     Rebecca Garson
    College                                                Rochester Scholarship – University of Rochester                George Edgar Merrick Scholarship – University of Miami
 Corinne Bash                                              Amar Desai                                                     Dean’s Scholarship – Boston University
 William D. Godman Award – Ohio Wesleyan University        Presidential Scholarship – Case Western Reserve                Ohio Resident Scholarship – Miami University
                                                              University                                                  Ohio Leader Scholarship – Miami University
 Jennifer Baum                                             Honors Scholarship – The Ohio State University                 Miami Scholars – Miami University
 Ohio Leader Scholarship – Miami University                Asian American Scholarship – Kenyon College
 Ohio Resident Scholarship – Miami University                                                                             Andrew Glazer
                                                           Dean’s Scholarship – University of Rochester                   Buckeye Community Scholarship – The Ohio State
 Zachary Berliner                                          Emily Elman                                                      University
 Ohio Leadership Scholarship – Miami University            Dean’s Award – Brandeis University
 Ohio Resident Scholarship – Miami University                                                                             Jacqueline Goas
                                                           Rush Rhees Scholarship – University of Rochester               Ohio University Incentive Award – Ohio University
 Bowman Foster Ashe Scholarship – University of Miami      Kodak Young Leaders Scholarship – University of
 University Scholarship – The Ohio State University           Rochester                                                   Karen Gold
 Eliot Scholarship – Washington University in St. Louis    Medialist Scholarship – The Ohio State University              Trustee Scholarship – Kent State University
 Sara Binkofsky                                            Cleveland Alumni Scholar – The Ohio State University
                                                           Big 33 Scholarship – Big 33 Scholarship Foundation             Halle Goldblatt
 Dean’s Award – Baldwin-Wallace College                                                                                   Cincinnatus Scholarship –University of Cincinnati
 Trustee Scholarship – Kent State University               Ohio Academic Scholarship – Ohio Board of Regents
                                                           Forest City Scholarship – Forest City Hebrew Benevolent        Rachel Harris
 Michael Blackwell                                            Association                                                 The Rhode Island School of Design Scholarship – Rhode
 NCAA Scholarship – Kent State University                  The Ohio State University Alumni Scholarship                     Island School of Design
 Alphi Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship                                                                                   The Hudson Scholarship – Washington University in
                                                           Joanna Fields
 Craig Blaustein                                           Academic Scholarship – School of the Art Institute of            St. Louis
 American Values Scholarship – John Carroll University        Chicago                                                     The Founders Scholarship – Syracuse University
                                                           Trustee Scholarship – Maryland Institute College of Art        Academic Excellence – Maryland Institute College of Art
 Olga Blyumin                                                                                                             The Trustees Scholarship – Maryland Institute College
 Provost’s Scholarship – Case Western Reserve University   MICA Recognition Award – Maryland Institute College
                                                              of Art                                                        of Art
 Stephanie Chait                                           Academic Honors Scholarship – Maryland Institute               Sarah Isquick
 Ohio Leader Scholarship – Miami University                   College of Art                                              Medalist Scholarship – The Ohio State University
 Ohio Resident Scholar – Miami University                                                                                 Michigan Alumni Scholarship – The University of
                                                                                                                            Michigan
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                                                            Stuart Ostro                                                Brenna Taub
                                                            Buckeye Community Scholarship – The Ohio State              Trustees Scholarship – Capital University
   Class of 2004 Statistics                                    University                                               Collegiate Fellow Recognition Award – Capital University
                                                            Indiana University Faculty Scholarship – Indiana            Frances Payne Bolton Scholarship – Case Western
   42% will attend selective colleges                          University                                                  Reserve University
                                                            Ohio Leader Scholarship – Miami University                  Huntington Scholarship – Case Western Reserve
   and universities                                         Ohio Resident Scholarship – Miami University                   University
   57% will attend college in-state                         Jason Parris                                                David Toth
                                                            Presidential Scholarship – The Ohio State University        Ohio Leader Scholarship – Miami University
   43% will attend college out-of-state                                                                                 Ohio Resident Scholarship – Miami University
                                                            Jamie Petras
   40% will attend private colleges                         Trustee Scholarship – Ohio Wesleyan University              Jessica Traeger
                                                            The Tradition Scholarship – The Ohio State University       Provost Scholarship – Case Western Reserve University
   60% will attend public colleges                          The President’s Honor Award – John Carroll University       Ohio Leader Scholarship – Miami University
                                                            The President’s Scholarship – Ithaca College                Ohio Resident Scholarship – Miami University
   Earned $4,369,632 in scholarships                        Ohio Resident Scholarship – Miami University                Oxford Scholars Scholarship – Miami University
                                                            Ohio Leader Scholarship – Miami University                  University Scholarship – The Ohio State University
                                                            Miami Scholars – Miami University
                                                                                                                        Lindsay Turbow
Jennifer Jacob                                              Arkady Polinkovsky                                          Ohio Resident Scholarship – Miami University
Founders Book Award – Kent State University                 Alumni Scholarship – The Ohio State University              Ohio Leader Scholarship – Miami University
Honors Scholarship – Kent State University                  Academic Achievement Scholarship – Purdue University
Honors Scholarship in Residence – Kent State University
                                                                                                                        Michael Warn
Trustee Scholarship – Kent State University
                                                            Jason Powers                                                Tulane Distinguished Scholar – Tulane University
                                                            Indiana University Faculty – Indiana University             Stern Scholarship – New York University
Miami Scholars Award – Miami University
                                                                                                                        Kasden Institute Scholarship – The University of
Ohio Leader Scholarship – Miami University                  Katherine Rapport                                              Southern California
Ohio Resident Scholarship – Miami University                Frances Payne Bolton Scholarship – Case Western
University Scholars – The Ohio State University                Reserve University                                       David Wasserman
                                                            Capital University Trustees Scholarship – Capital           Cincinnatus Scholarship – University of Cincinnati
Benjamin Kay
                                                               University                                               Buckeye Community Scholarship – The Ohio State
Full Tuition Scholarship – The Ohio State University
                                                                                                                           University
Engineering Scholarship – The Ohio State University         Joshua Reiner                                               The Scarlet & Gray Scholarship – The Ohio State
President’s Scholarship – Case Western Reserve University   Cleveland Food Dealer College Scholarship – Cleveland          University
Mesmer Scholarship – Washington University in St. Louis        Food Dealer Association
Dean’s Honorary Scholarship – Washington University in                                                                  Dana Wax
   St. Louis                                                Perdell Richardson                                          Tisch School of the Arts Scholarship – New York
Stipen Scholarship – The Ohio State University              Multicultural Affairs Academic Excellence – Bowling            University
                                                              Green State University
Andrew Keller                                                                                                           Abigail Weil
The Chancellors Scholarship – New York University           Gregg Rollins                                               Bard Scholarship – Bard College
The GSP Scholarship – New York University                   IU Faculty Award – Indiana University                       Bard Special Scholarship – Bard College
                                                            Ohio Leader Scholarship – Miami University
Mikhail Khusid                                              Ohio Resident Scholarship – Miami University                Adam Weiss
Presidential Scholarship – Canisius College                                                                             The Promise Scholarship
Dean’s Honor Scholarship – Tulane University                Jason Ross
Provost Scholarship – Case Western Reserve University       IU Faculty Scholarship – Indiana University                 Jonathan Weiss
Presidential Scholars – Ohio University                                                                                 IU Faculty-Virgil DeVault Award – Indiana University
                                                            Evan Scott                                                  Distinguished Scholars Award – Tulane University
Amy Kleinman                                                Cooper Scholarship – University of South Carolina           Senior Standout Scholarship – The Plain Dealer
The Godman Award – Ohio Wesleyan University                 Ohio Wesleyan University Faculty Scholarship – Ohio
Ursuline Award – Ursuline College                              Wesleyan University                                      Jacqueline Wertheim
                                                            Trustees Scholarship – The Ohio State University            National Merit Scholarship
Saul Kopelowitz                                             University Scholarship – The Florida State University       Oxford Scholar (Honors College) – Miami University
Dean’s Award – Brandeis University                                                                                      University Scholarship – University of Florida
University Scholar – The Ohio State University              Benjamin Siepser                                            University Scholarship – University of Texas at Austin
Ohio Academic Scholarship – Ohio Board of Regents           Calvin L.Woodward Fellowship – Washington University        Ohio Resident Scholarship – Miami University
                                                               in St. Louis                                             Ohio Leader Scholarship – Miami University
Jennifer Litvak                                             George Edgar Merrick Scholarship – University of Miami
Ohio Leader Scholarship – Miami University                  President’s Scholarship – University of Maryland            Christine White
Ohio Resident Scholarship – Miami University                Bausch & Lomb Scholarship – University of Rochester         Alumni Scholarship – University of Detroit Mercy
The University Scholarship – The American University        Rush Rhees Scholarship – University of Rochester
Jewish Big Brother/Big Sister Scholarship – Jewish Big
                                                                                                                        Emily Yahr
                                                            Excellence in Science & Math – Cleveland Technical          Trustees Scholar – The Ohio State University
   Brother/Big Sister                                          Societies Council                                        Buckeye Community Scholarship –
Miami Scholars – Miami University
                                                            Saman Sinai                                                    The Ohio State University
Hilda B. Ogomony Award – Fairmount Temple
                                                            GM/EEOC Scholarship – Muskingum University                  Indiana University Faculty Award – Indiana University
The University Honors Award – Miami University
                                                            Ohio Wesleyan Scholarship – Ohio Wesleyan University        Humanities/Social Sciences Scholarship –
Yuri Marmerstein                                                                                                           University of Rochester
Trustee Scholarship – Allegheny College                     Jeremy Stein
                                                            Indiana University Faculty Scholarship – Indiana            Anna Zhabotinsky
Natan Milgrom                                                  University                                               Excellence Scholarship –
Trustees Scholarship – The Ohio State University            Ohio Leader Scholarship – The Ohio State University            Northeastern University
Ohio Resident Scholarship – Miami University                Ohio Resident Scholarship – The Ohio State University       Ohio Leader Scholarship –
Ohio Leader Scholarship – Miami University                                                                                 Miami University
                                                            Benjamin Sykes                                              Ohio Resident Scholar-
Anna Neyman
Provost Scholarship – Case Western Reserve University
                                                            The Society of Professional Journalists, Cleveland
                                                              Chapter Scholarship
                                                                                                                           ship – Miami
                                                                                                                           University
                                                                                                                                                             special
University Scholar – The Ohio State University              Wally Wikoff Scholarship for Editorial Writing – National
Presidential Scholars – Ohio University
Adam Orlansky
                                                              Scholastic Press Association
                                                            Home Savings Scholarship – Home Savings & Loan
                                                              Company
                                                                                                                                        SENIOR
Buckeye Scholarship –The Ohio State University
Indiana University Faculty Scholarship – Indiana
   University
                                                                                                                                       EDITION
                                                                                                                                                                                 11
 Senior Search Provides                           High School Publications Sweep Awards
 Meaningful Career Experience                     ’04 ever Oculus Scores                               Emily Elman
                                                                                                       Commentary, Honorable Mention
 To 72 Graduating Seniors                         Highest Ratings in
                                                  Yearbook Competition                                 Billy Goldberg
        any thanks to volunteers Diane Ellis                                                           Personality Profile, Honorable Mention
 M      and Char Nance, the Beachwood
 Chamber of Commerce, and each of the
 sponsors and advisors who created an out-
                                                  T  he Beachwood High School ’04 ever year-
                                                     book won six separate monthly competi-
                                                  tions for the year from the Great Lakes
                                                                                                       Evan Goldblatt
                                                                                                       In-Depth Team Reporting,
                                                                                                       Honorable Mention
 standing Senior Search experience this year      Interscholastic Press Association, earning a
 for a record 72 participants.                    perfect score and beating the first runner-up        Rachel Harris
     Senior Search provides an opportunity        by 26 out of 60 points.                              Editorial Cartoon, Superior
 for Beachwood High School seniors to                Two editors won two 1st place awards:             Art/ Non-Editorial Hand Drawn, Superior
 explore their individual career interests off-   Lindsay Turbow for the school dance and              Editorial Cartoon, Honorable Mention
 campus in a school-community partner-            faculty double page layouts, and Jon Weiss           Art/Non-Editorial Hand Drawn,
 ship. Senior Search may involve shadowing        for fall sports double page layout and club          Honorable Mention
 a professional, creating a performance or        coverage. Editor Sam Kraus won 1st place             Sarah Isquick
 work of art, researching a specific field or     for senior class double page layout, and             General Feature, Excellent
 issue, or assisting a social service agency.     Maya Avitan earned 1st place for a drama             General Feature, Honorable Mention
     This year, for the first time, students      production double page layout.
 chose either a two- or four-week period for         The yearbook advisor is Patsy Morrison.           Jenny Janovitz
 their Search. Instead of attending classes,                                                           Sports Coverage/News, Honorable Mention
 they worked 25 hours per week, kept daily
 journals, wrote final reflection papers, and
                                                  Beachcomber Wins 22                                  Andrew Keller
                                                                                                       Review, Honorable Mention
 publicly presented exhibits describing their     Journalism Awards
 experiences and what they learned.               June Scharf Named Best New Advisor                   Sarah Silverman
     The goal of Senior Search is to provide                                                           Column Writing, Honorable Mention
                                                  By Anna Zhabotinsky
  a meaningful growth experience for high                                                              Ben Sykes
 school seniors during this critical time in                                                           News Writing, Superior
 their lives as they prepare for graduation
 and beyond.
                                                  S  tudent staff of the Beachwood High
                                                     School newspaper, The Beachcomber,
                                                  racked up 22 awards at this year’s Press Day,
                                                                                                       Column Writing, Superior
                                                                                                       In-Depth Team Reporting, Honorable
                                                  held at Kent State University and sponsored          Mention
 The Beachwood Board of Education thanks                                                               Editorial, Honorable Mention
                                                  by the Northern Ohio Student Press Associ-
 senior Anna Zhabotinsky for her outstand-
                                                  ation. More than 1,200 students from 70              David Toth
 ing work during her Senior Search project.
                                                  schools participated in the competition.             News Feature, Superior
 Anna worked in Central Office communica-
                                                      June Scharf was named best new advisor
                              tions for a month                                                        Alex Wyse
                                                  of the year, the highest honor given to an
                              on many projects                                                         Review, Excellent
                                                  advisor in this position for three years or less.
                              that included
                              special events      Josh Berger                                          Emily Yahr
                              planning,Inter-     Sports Opinion, Excellent                            Sports Coverage/News, Superior
                              net research,                                                            Sports Feature, Honorable Mention
                                                  Daniel Budish
                              copy writing and
                                                  News Feature, Honorable Mention
                              media relations.
                              She plans to
                              major in market-
 ing at Northeastern University.Look for her         DI Team Wins State Award for Creativity
 byline in this issue of You &Your Schools.
                                                     C  ongratulations to the Hilltop regional cham-
                                                        pion Destination Imagination (DI) team for
                                                     winning the prestigious DaVinci Award for out-
     National Technical Honor Society
                                                     standing creativity at the state level.
     Alison Aarons • Jason Axelband                      Front row, from left: Amnon Carmi, Josh
     Stephanie Chait • Sara Greenberg                Jacobs, Nate Sheridan, Ryan Goldblum, back:
                                                     Jason Edwards, Elliot Angart.Destination Imagi-
     Yutaka Hitomi • Abby Smith                      nation is a 20-year-old international program
                                                     based on creative problem solving and team-
                                                     work. The advisor is Shelly Lewis.

12
Mock Trial Serves as Powerful Warning                                                                              Walk for the Cure
By Anna Zhabotinsky
                                                                                                                   By Anna Zhabotinsky


                                                                                                                   T   hanks to the incredible Beachwood
                                                                                                                       community for their participation in
                                                                                                                   the first Cleveland “Kids for the Cure.” More
                                                                                                                   than 300 students,parents and staff mem-
                                                                                                                   bers walked in support of Hilltop guidance
                                                                                                                   counselor Sue Yuratovac.
                                                                                                                        They raised more than $15,000 to ben-
                                                                                                                   efit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
                                                                                                                   Foundation through sponsorships and
                                                                                                                   lemonade stands.Special thanks to Hilltop
                                                                                                                   physical education teacher George Folger
The Beachwood High School auditorium was hushed during junior Beth Snyder’s chilling portrayal of
                                                                                                                   for organizing the Hilltop walk.
a teenage drunk driver in the Beachwood High School pre-prom mock trial. Beth was “sentenced” to 13
years in prison by “Judge” (Det.) Mike Nelson of the Beachwood Police Department, while Det. Donn
Breckenridge, attorney John Fatica and Ptl. Roger Martin await his decision.

                                                                                                                Math Students
A   s a high school senior, I often think of my-
    self as invincible.
    However, watching the Beachwood High
                                                           The “driver,” played by Beth Snyder, was
                                                       “sentenced” in a mock trial that took place in
                                                       the High School auditorium, depicting what
                                                                                                                Score Top Honors
School mock trial, I was frozen in my seat lis-
tening to a girl my age be “sentenced” to 13
years in prison for an accident while driving
                                                       would actually occur in a real courtroom.
                                                           Students and faculty gathered to watch the
                                                       fate of the “driver,” view a videotape of her
                                                                                                                T  wo Beachwood students received top
                                                                                                                   national math honors in the American
                                                                                                                Mathematics Competition: senior Ben
drunk. I was horrified as I realized that this         “arraignment,” and hear testimony from the               Sykes and 8th grader Won June Choi.
could have happened to someone I know, or              “parents” of both the driver and the victim.                Won June scored 7th in the state out of
worse, they could be one of the “victims.”             With the help of Det. Donn Breckenridge,                 more than 5,000 students on a 10th grade
    As teenagers, we often forget about the            Det. Mike Nelson and Ptl. Roger Martin                   test although he is only in 8th grade. He
repercussions of our decisions. We do not              from the City of Beachwood and attorney                  earned an Ohio Certificate of Superior
think it can happen to us. We think we are             John Fatica portraying police and Court                  Achievement and an Ohio Merit Prize.
invincible. But we are not.                            officers, the scene was chilling and realistic.             Ben scored 39th in the state out of
    This year’s mock trial took place following            The program was sponsored by Students                almost 7,000 participants. He also earned an
last year’s mock crash. The crash depicted a           Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and                 Ohio Certificate of Superior Achievement.
drunk driving accident that left two people            organized by SADD president Jenny Jacob
“dead” and three “injured.”                            and Daniel Budish.


School Funding Essays
continued from page 2

stepping-stone from dreams to reality. Our chil-           1.6 million children in Ohio are
dren will be the ones who forever revolutionize        receiving anywhere from $500 to
our society and forever improve our lives.             $3,500 less per pupil in funding
    A better education will not only help Ohio         than the 200,000 other children in
progress but will shape our nation, and the            our state. That is a whole lot of
world, in ways that we can only imagine.               children not given the equal chance
                                – Jonathan Fish        for an adequate education because
                                                       of a lack of money. So President         BMS students (from left) Jon Fish, Rebecca Kendis, Emily
   Ohio is at a crossroads. In the past 40 years,      Bush, are these 1.6 million children     Sykes and Sam Kay wrote essays about the inequities of Ohio
                                                                                                school funding, winning top honors in the state. Their advisor
we have seen the number of Ohio manufactur-            not being left behind?
                                                                                                is Garth Holman.
ing jobs cut in half. Business is leaving, so is our                   – Rebecca Kendis and
tax base. With a changing world comes a                                           Emily Sykes                legislators about school funding. The day
changed economy, an economy with a technol-                                                                  ended with the presentation to the Gover-
ogy base to replace a manufacturing base. Ohio            The May 6 event was part of the                    nor’s office of a giant paper chain linking
must change with the world.                            Ohio Fair Schools Campaign’s Our Schools-             together all of Ohio students’ needs and
                                        – Sam Kay      Our Voices Summit. Students from                      wishes to improve learning in their schools.
                                                       throughout the state gathered at the State-              The students’ advisor is social studies
                                                       house to meet in small groups with their              teacher Garth Holman.
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                     Spring Sports 2004
                                                          REGIONAL AWARDS
BASEBALL                         3rd Team                         TRACK (Men’s)              3200 Meter Run              TRACK (Women’s)
Louisville Slugger                  Jonathan Adler                All-Ohio                      Kevin Silver             MAC-8
    All- American                   Ari Bram                      5th Place                  800 and 1600 Meter Run      1st Team
    Josh Reiner                  All-Star Player                      Aaron Haynes              Jeremy Banchek           800 Meter Run
East West All-Star                  Jonathan Adler                Regional Qualifier         110 and 300 Meter Hurdles       Alison Aarons
    Zach Marcus                                                   100, 200 and 400 Meter        Andre Watkins Clark      3200 Meter Run
    Josh Reiner                  SOFTBALL                             Dash                   4x800 Meter Relay               Anne Jiao
Jacobs Field All-Star Player     MAC-8                                Aaron Haynes              Jeremy Banchek           300 Meter Hurdles
    Josh Reiner                  1st Team                         3200 Meter Run                Josh Braman                  Ava Haynes
MAC-8                                Kate Rapport                     Kevin Silver              Kevin Silver             2nd Team
Co-MVP                               Jessica Traeger              MAC-8                         Evan Scott               100 Meter Hurdles
    Josh Reiner                  2nd Team                         MVP                        Honorable Mention               Ava Haynes
1st Team                             Babette Cantrall                 Aaron Haynes           1600 Meter Run              4x100 Meter Relay
    Zach Marcus                  Honorable Mention                1st Team                      Kevin Silver                 Jacquelyn Gary
    Josh Reiner                      Jennifer Jacob               100 and 400 Meter Dash;    Shot Put                        Ava Haynes
2nd Team                             Alissa Rubin                 School and MAC-8 Records      Edwin Yarbrough              Brittany Milliner
    Jason Axelband                   Meredith Stern               (400 Meter Dash)           4x100 Relay                     Jennifer Warren
    Amar Desai                                                        Aaron Haynes              Jon Agnew                4x200 Meter Relay
Honorable Mention                TENNIS                           800 Meter Run                 Ty Bennett                   Jacquelyn Gary
    Josh Berger                  Rocky River                          Evan Scott                Ase Thrower                  Ava Haynes
    Tyler Margolin                   Tournament                   High Jump and Long Jump       Andre Watkins Clark          Brittany Milliner
                                 1st Place, 1st Singles               Ase Thrower            4x400 Meter Relay               Jennifer Warren
LACROSSE                             Jeremy Stein                 2nd Team                      Jeremy Banchek           Honorable Mention
All-Ohio                         District                         High Jump and 200 Meter       Michael Feig             4x400 Meter Relay
1st Team                         4th Place Singles                    Dash                      Evan Scott                   Alison Aarons
    Logan Camin                      Jeremy Stein                     Aaron Haynes              Andre Watkins Clark          Ava Haynes
                                 Sectional Qualifier              Long Jump                                                  Anne Jiao
                                     Jeremy Stein                     Ty Bennett                                             Brittany Milliner



                                                          Beachwood High School Scholar Athletes
                                               76 percent of Bison spring athletes maintained a 3.0 grade point average for 4th quarter grades.

                                               Alison Aarons              Max Eden                 Alex Koppelman           Jessica Rzepka
                                               Jonathan Adler             Adam Eisenberg           Sam Kraus                Thamar Sarwar
                                               Shiri Akrish               Michael Feig             Heather Krauss           Evan Scott
                                               Monroe Alvarez             Brian Freedman           Josh Landis              Lainie Schwartz
                                               Allison Amdur              Rachel Freiman           Kevin Lavin              Laura Shefner
                                               Swathi Appachi             Jason Friedman           Jordan Lipp              Kevin Silver
                                               Chad Aronson               Michael Garson           Raleigh Lipsky           Nathan Simhai
                                               Jason Axelband             Jacquelyn Gary           Nicole Litvak            Justin Sperling
                                               Jeremy Banchek             Jonathan Gerschman       Jennifer Luxenburg       Jeremy Stein
                                               Corinne Bash               Mitchell Glassman        Zach Marcus              Meredith Stern
                                               Rachael Baum               Drew Goldberg            Matt Marmaros            Jack Storie
                                               Zachary Berliner           Iliya Goldberg           Brittany Milliner        David Toth
                                               Jessica Binstock           Alexander Gostomelsky    Aaron Nathanson          Jessica Traeger
                                               Erica Bleiweiss            Daniel Greenberg         Adam Orlansky            Hersh Varma
                                               Ari Bram                   Aaron Haynes             Stuart Ostro             Jake Vinocur
                                               Brandon Bond               Ava Haynes               Zachary Ostro            Jennifer Warren
 Junior Aaron Haynes ran to a 5th-in-          Daniel Budish              Ashley Hecht             Tara Polster             Adam Waters
 state finish, 100 meters, Division II, in     Logan Camin                Nozomi Hitomi            Zachary Rabovsky         Andre Watkins Clark
 11.13. Aaron was a regional qualifier         Jimmy Campbell             Yutaka Hitomi            Kate Rapport             Brandon Weisman
 in the 100, 200 and 400 Meter Dash,           Babette Cantrall           Jennifer Jacob           Josh Reiner              Adam Weiss
 MAC-8 MVP, made MAC-8 1st Team                Mike Caruso                Ashley Jacobs            Laura Robertson          Gregory Wolkoff
 in 100 and 400 Meter Dash, and set
                                               Kendra Chatburn            Doug Jacobs              Gregg Rollins            Edwin Yarbrough
 school and MAC-8 records.
                                               Liz Corwin                 Anne Jiao                Ben Rosenbaum            Rachel Zieleniec
                                               Jonathan Dermer            Nate Jones               Elliott Rosenbaum
                                               Amar Desai                 Mariya Khusid            Jason Ross
14                                             Andrew Doris               Saul Kopelowitz          Alissa Rubin
                                                          Spring
                               SCRAPBOOK



                                                                                                                                                    students – was
                                                                                                                                    d produced by
                                                                                                          n – en tirely written an             and lyrics; built
                                                                                                                                                                  the
                                                                                         grade productio                       e script, music                        ns,
The Ohio Statehouse was filled with the young voices                     This year’s 6th         on Now.” St udents wrote th            rved as pu blicists, historia
of Hilltop students when all three choirs performed in                   called “Looking Back              rolled the  lighting; and se               ttliff, Ricky
                                                                                          e costumes; cont                         stone, Taylor Ra
April. Other musical notes: the Middle School orchestra                  sets; created th                         left: Gabe Fire
                                                                                           and pr oducers. From
won 1st place at the Music in the Parks Festival at Six                   makeup artists          ond and Zach
                                                                                                                  Morris.
Flags in May, also earning Best Overall Orchestra                         Cohe  n, Allison Diam
(ranked against participating middle and high schools).




                                                                                                   Congratulations to Hilltop students (from left) Ryan
                                                                                                   Goldblum, Josh Lauretig and Eric Parris for winning
                                                                                                   top honors in the spring Borders poetry competition.
                                                                                                    Josh earned 1st place at the 4th grade level for his poem
                                                                                        s at       “Winter.” Eric won 1st place, 6th grade level, for his poem
                                                                         doing chore
                                                           ll year long ing younger                “Alternate Universe.” Ryan based his poem “Eragon” on
                                               s worked a                  h
                                   ergartener                 rbage, watc id off in
                      ulies’ kind               g out the ga                 pa
                                                                                                   the best-selling book by Christopher Paolini, earning
        Ellen Marg                r beds, takin nds. Their hard work                               notable recognition from the publishing representative.
                        king thei                                                  inder-
        h ome — ma olding lemonade sta                      nald H   ouse. The k mes;              More than 300 students from nine area schools competed
         siblings , even h          ted for Ro nald McDo books, food and ga
                       $400 collec                        toys,              isit, enjoye
                                                                                          da       in the Borders contest. The Hilltop Horizons teacher is
         more than                          ; purchased         fter their v
                      counted  the money          elves; and a eir classroom.
                                                                                                   Kathleen Kelly.
          garteners                   cked the sh onald in th
                         e items; sto                                                              Caption by Anna Zhabotinsky
          delivered th              by Ronald
                                                McD
                          rmance
           sp ecial perfo




                                                                                                                                                                            15
  PTA Provides                                From Your Superintendent…
  $4,000 in Grants for                        Dear Beachwood Community:                           smart and capable and hard-working and
                                              In this, my 10th year as your superintendent,       determined. That she believed in us.
  District Learning                           it is time for me to say farewell to Beach-             I earned all A’s for Mrs. Aristeneuax, for
      ive School District projects will re-
  F   ceive $4,000 in funding for the 2004-
  05 school year, thanks to the exceptional
                                              wood Schools.
                                                   Over the past ten years, I have taken great
                                                                                                  the first time in my life. And after six weeks,
                                                                                                  she told me that my sister’s and my report
                                              pride in watching our students grow. I have         cards had accidentally been switched. That I
  generosity of the Community PTA
                                              gotten to know so many through their aca-           really should have been sent downstairs, not
  Grants Program.
     PTA will provide funding to purchase:    demic, athletic and fine arts achievements          up. But that since I was doing so well, she
     • 12 cassette voice recorders and a      and through our summer camping trips in             was going to leave me right where I was.
       CD/cassette player to be used by AP    Colorado. These times have been the best in             This changed my whole life.
       foreign language students in learn-    my life.                                                More than 50 years have gone by since the
       ing how to speak the language.              I want to tell you a story. The summer         day I climbed those stairs and I will tell you
     • An author visit program to support
                                              between my 7th and 8th grade years, we              this with absolute certainty. This teacher’s
       character education in the elemen-
       tary schools.                          moved to a new school district in Louisiana.        belief in me directed me toward the paths I
     • Media literacy program materials       My sister Ruth and I were in the same grade.        chose to follow throughout my life.
       and a digital video camera for the     On the first day of school, we were told to             My vision for this District was to create a
       Middle School.                         bring last year’s report cards with us. Ruth        school community of intellectual entrepre-
     • 10 keyboards for the creation of a     was a straight A student. But as for me, I          neurs with a social conscience who would
       Music Technology class at the Mid-
                                              was more of a solid D student. So we handed         make Mrs. Aristeneaux proud. I hope that
       dle School.
     • The purchase of Web creation soft-     our report cards to the attendance officer at       this will serve as my legacy.
       ware for student and teacher devel-    the school. He looked at me and told me to              Thank you for allowing me to be a part
       opment of dynamic Web sites.           go upstairs, and then he told Ruth to go            of this extraordinary community. I wish you
     Congratulations to Jill Goodman,         downstairs.                                         the best, and I hope our paths cross again.
  Shannon Gunn, Andrea Laggan, Jan                 I walked up the stairs. And there in my
  Levey and Terri-Nicole Singleton for
                                              new homeroom was Mrs. Aristeneaux. On
  their comprehensive grant proposals.
     This marks the 5th year for the PTA      that first day, the first thing she said was that   Sincerely,
  Grants Program. The District extends        we, each of us, had the potential for great-
  our deepest gratitude to PTA for their      ness. That our lives would be filled with
  generosity and continual support of our     achievement and success because we were             Paul R. Williams, Ph.D.
  students and learning processes.




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