Thursday, May 9, 2013
120 students in high school choir to perform 32 songs
Anticipation is brewing for the 43rd Annual POPs Concert at Theodore Roosevelt High School on May 17. Corey Fowler, director of choirs at Kent Roosevelt, will lead the show for the first time after taking over the program from Donna Crews. Fowler said all 32 songs that will be performed were chosen by the students. "It’s an interesting way how it’s set up," Fowler said. First, seniors in the high school choir choose 20 songs from material performed throughout the course of the year. Then, the seniors create a ballot that the entire choral ensemble votes on to whittle the selection down to eight songs that will be sung by the entire chorus. "This is a great way for the students to have their say because the rest of the year the normal choir…
Monday, March 25, 2013
Find out the dates and times of the baseball games this season.
Kenton Ridge Cougars 10:00am BEACHWOOD BISON 4:30pm @JA Garfield G-Men 4:30pm Wickliffe Blue Devils 1:00pm @Chagrin Falls Tigers 3:30pm @Field Falcons 4:15pm FIELD FALCONS 4:15pm “David Starkey Classic” SOUTHEAST PIRATES 4:30pm WOODRIDGE BULLDOGS 7:00pm COVENTRY COMETS 4:15pm @Coventry Comets 4:15pm “Coaches for Cancer” @Revere Minutemen 4:30pm @Hudson Explorers 7:00pm @Streetsboro Rockets 4:15pm STREETSBORO ROCKETS 4:15pm @Barberton Magics 4:30pm RAVENNA RAVENS 4:15pm @Ravenna Ravens 4:15pm WRA PIONEERS 4:30pm @Glenoak Eagles 7:00pm @Springfield Spartans 4:15pm SPRINGFIELD SPARTANS 4:15pm CRESTWOOD RED DEVILS 4:15pm @Crestwood Red Devils 4:15pm OHSAA Division I Sectional TBD @Norton Panthers 4:15pm NORTON PANTHERS 4:15pm *Home games in …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Roosevelt's hockey team will face Solon on Friday.
The Theodore Roosevelt High School hockey team advanced to the second round of the Baron Cup Playoffs Monday night. The Riders beat Elyria Catholic 4-2, according to the school's website. Kent's record is now 19-11-2 this season thanks to goals by Okko Boger, Matt Marniella, Gordie Fisher, and Scott Rainey. The second round of the playoffs will be Friday night against Solon.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Leila Mulla imprisoned in Baton Rouge for crime she was first arrested for one year after graduating from Roosevelt.
A Kent native was recently arrested and charged with the murder of a Baton Rouge businessman nearly three decades ago – just one year after her 1983 graduation from Theodore Roosevelt High School. Leila Mulla, 47, was extradited Dec. 21 from her Astoria, NY, home to Louisiana and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, where she remains today. The registered nurse – daughter of a now-deceased prominent Kent obstetrician – is facing charges of first-degree murder, criminal conspiracy and simple robbery in connection with the November 1984 murder of Gary Kergan, who was 29. Facing identical charges for the crime is Mulla’s former boyfriend, Ronald Dunnagan, 64, of Bossier City, LA. He is being held in the same Baton Rouge prison as …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Kent State University student journalists survey Ohio high schools on concussion policies, reporting and tracking
In sports today it's become one of the most widely reported and analyzed injuries: the concussion. Injuries to the brain don't just happen to NFL players. High school athletes on the volleyball court to the lacrosse field can experience a concussion. Journalism students in Kent State University's computer-assisted reporting class recently surveyed high schools around Ohio to find out if the schools track concussions, whether there is a formal policy in place for dealing with concussions and if the school trains coaches on how to deal with the injury. In Kent, at Theodore Roosevelt High School athletic administrators have a policy in place for handling concussions. The school also tracks concussion injuries and provides training for coaches…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Police respond after calls about a man with a gun near school campus; weapon found to be air gun
It's been a hairy 24 hours for students and parents of Theodore Roosevelt High School. Kent Police arrested a Kent man Monday afternoon after receiving calls that he was waving a gun in public near the high school campus. Kent Police Lt. James Prusha said five officers responded to a call at 2:41 p.m. Monday that a man was carrying a gun on North Mantua Street near Needham Avenue — several hundred feet from the school when classes were ending for the day. Prusha said officers encountered Todd J. Hyde, 19, of 1528 Benjamin Court, and found he was carrying an air-powered BB gun. "You couldn't tell it was a BB gun until you got right up on it," Prusha said. One parent who saw Hyde carrying the air gun called the high school, which in turn …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Parent volunteer group needs sponsors for 2012 season
The high school football season is fast approaching, and the Kent Roosevelt Rough Rider Booster Club needs your help supporting the team this fall. At this point, you may be asking yourself "What exactly does the football booster club do?" My response to you is: what don't they do? Mike Spicer, a longtime member of the booster club, ran down the short list for me of how the booster club keeps between 100 and 150 players (including freshmen) at their best for the 13-plus week season. "The booster club makes sure that the players have snacks and meals during the season to keep up their energy levels and get the nutrients into their systems that they need while working so hard," Spicer said in an email. "Whether it be fresh fruits, nuts, …
Monday, July 23, 2012
It's not too late to register for Saturday event hosted by Kent State Veterans Club.
There's still time to register for this Saturday's second annual scholarship fund memorial cornhole tournament in honor of U.S. Army Specialist Adam Hamilton, who was killed in Afghanistan last year. The Kent State Veterans Club will host the tournament at the Kent VFW Post, tucked away at 500 VFW Parkway in Kent (follow the signs at S.R. 59). Gates open at 11 a.m. and the tournament starts at noon. The fee to enter the tournament is $40 per team. Non-participants pay $10. Tickets cover food and drinks. All proceeds will be donated to the Adam Hamilton Memorial Academic and Athletic Scholarship Fund, set up by his parents Scott and Nancy. The tournament will be single-elimination rounds with two-person teams. First place winner will …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Susan Huang is headed to Dartmouth College after graduating from Kent Roosevelt with a 4.0 GPA
Susan Huang is sure about where she's headed. The valedictorian for Theodore Roosevelt High School's class of 2012 is going into a field of study she's been fascinated by since she was a child. She'll leave Kent for Hanover, NH, where she'll attend Dartmouth College — almost 13 hours away from home — and where she's already developed friendships with some like-minded incoming students. Perhaps most importantly, she's sure about herself. Kent Patch talked with the hopeful neurobiologist about life in Kent and future plans following today's graduation ceremony in the following Q&A. You can also read a copy of her commencement speech, which is attached to this article. Kent Patch editor Matt Fredmonsky: I understand you're going to Dartmouth …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The high school band performs the last concert of the 2011-2012 school year
Amateur video of the Theodore Roosevelt High School orchestra performance on May 3, 2012. Got your own photos or videos of the band? Click on the "Upload Photos" button to share them.