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MHS Class of 2016 Offered over $13.9 million in Scholarships

On May 22, 868 students graduated from William Mason High School during the school's 130th commencement ceremony held at the Cintas Center – 861 more graduates than during the school’s first commencement ceremony in 1886 that was held in Mason’s Opera House, where 5/3 Bank is today.

2016-2017 Comon Application Essay Prompts

2016-2017 Essay Prompts
1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
2. The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
3. Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?

5 Mason Students Prepare to Make History at OH National History Day Competition

Four Mason Middle School students and a Mason High School student represented the Comets in Ohio’s National History Day Competition on April 30 at Ohio Wesleyan.
 
MMS students Aadi Pallerla (Website-Commodore Matthew Perry), Pardhu Namburi (Exhibit-Marco Polo), Tejas Srinivasan (Documentary – 1973 Oil Embargo), Manwinder Singh (Website – Mycenaean History), and MHS student Akhil Pallerla (Website – Apollo 11 and the Space Age) all qualified for the state competition based on their performance at regionals.
 

23 MHS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Mason High School has the most National Merit Finalists in school history. The 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program named 23 MHS students as National Merit Finalists: Julianne Berry, Alexander Chung, Andrew Gao, Clare Hagen, Prajwal Hegde, Kedi Hu, Wenrui Huang, Caleb Kim, Kevin Liu, Divya Manoharan, Dennison Min, Vighnesh Ramesh, Amith Rao, Jeet Shah, Daniel Song, Radhika Upadhye, Divya Vinod, Sriharsha Voleti, Anthony Wang, Hao Wu, Singyi Yen, Alvin Zhang and James Zhu.

OTCM Mathematics Tournament

Februrary 27th, 2016 the Mason math team will be competing at the OCTM mathematics tournament. The OCTM Mathematics Tournament is an annual tournament sponsered by the Ohio Councels of Teachers of Mathematics. The tournament is open to all Ohio public, private and home-schooled students grades 9-12. Top scoring students recieve awards and may recieve scholarship oppurtunities. 

42 Mason Students to Compete at UC Science Fair

On March 19, 42 Mason City Schools students will present their projects during the 12th Annual UC Science and Engineering Expo. Students from school districts across southwest Ohio will present at this event for scholarships and other awards.  Mason Middle School and Mason High School students who earned a superior rating at the January 28 Mason Science Fair were eligible to attend the UC fair.
 

College 101 Night

Februrary 4th, 2016 the mason high school guidance department and Sinclaire Community college will be hosting College 101 night at 6:00 PM in the Mason High School Auditorium. This will be open to all Juniors, Sophomores, Freshman and parents. Admission reps from many prestigious universitys will be there to inform on the latest trends in college universities. Along with a question and answer portion following the panel dscussion. Learn all the secrets to help you get ahead for college!

VENKATARAO NAMED REGIONAL FINALIST IN GOOGLE SCIENCE FAIR

Instead of facing judges, rising junior Sreeram Venkatarao presented his science fair project facing a computer screen.
Unlike most traditional science fairs, the first two rounds of the Google Science Fair are held entirely online. According to Venkatarao, this is distinctly different from other science fairs in which he has competed.

Write Now

Teachers Lori Roth and Stephanie Nally have taken their teaching skills and turned it into a business. They opened a business called Write Now that helps students write college essays, but they also have a section called Arts of Words that writes insurance appeal letters and helps write resumes. Their business also includes a boot camp that is run in the summer which immerses you in the eyes of an admissions officer. Students keep this knowledge for the rest of their lives. For more information see Mrs. Roth or Mrs. Nally.

Mason School District Releases 3rd "Quality Profile"

Mason City Schools joined almost 60 school districts throughout Ohio in releasing arobust companion to the state’s Local Report Card. Called a Quality Profile, the report includes additional accountability measures that define a high-quality education.
The Quality Profile helps characterize the overall educational value of public education beyond standardized testing. This year's report highlights six key areas: academics, finances, innovation, learning environments, global awareness, and whole child.

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