Mason City Schools discovered that 23 students (the most in school history) were recognized by the National Merit Scholar Competition — a prestigious academic competition for recognition and scholarship. They are only 23 of the 16000 students to achieve this honor. These students will be recognized during the October 16th football game and by the Board of Education on October 27. They will know if they are to be awarded corporate, college, and/or National Merit scholarships between April and July, 2016.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Making the decision of what you want
to be when you grow up is hard, but have you ever been thinking about going into
military service? If you have your not the only one because some MHS students have
made the decision to go into Military Service.
Friday May 15th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. MHS is hosting an event for students both men
and women who have decided to go into military service after they graduate from
During MHS's second semester, 506 students were at school every day and earned a chance to win $100 in cash from the Greater Cincinnati Credit Union. This marks the ninth year that GCCU has sponsored the Perfect Attendance Program at MHS. According to GCCU's Tammi Ellis, "A good way to speak to teens is with cash!" The company donates $800 each semester for eight students who maintain perfect attendance.
Middle School MathCounts Team Takes Top Honors at State for 3rd Year: Liu and Parthasarathi Going to Nationals
Mason Middle School MathCounts team has has established a winning streak. The team earned the first place trophy in Ohio's MathCounts competition on March 14. This is the third year in a row that the school has won the state championship.
Recently, the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program announced 20 Mason High School students as National Merit Finalists. This program is a prestigious academic competition for recognition and scholarship. These students include Kusha Ansari, Michael Chen, Michael Crawshaw, Charles Kim, David Liao, Ruby Liu, Nicole Markley, Sneha Rajan, Rahul Sandella, Isaac Steiger, Divya Takkellapati, Tina Tang, David Wang, Matthew Whipple, Sara Xiang, Jessica Xiang, Allison Yan, Nancy Yao, Sonia Yeolekar, and Nicholas Zhao.
Dr. Johnothon Sauer is a bit of a renaissance man. A mathematician who also taught theater and who describes himself as "just a bit sarcastic," Dr. Sauer has been bravely transforming his Mason High School classroom into a collaborative learning space where students both ask and answer the questions - and he facilitates their discussion and learning.
The Chronicle receives NSPA All-American Highest Ranking
William Mason High School’s student newspaper, The Chronicle, earned an All American rating with five marks of distinction from the National Scholastic Press Association.
The Chronicle earned distinctive recognition in five categories. They were: Coverage/Content, Writing/Editing, Photos/Art/Graphics, Layout/Design, and Leadership.
Recently, Mason Intermediate sixth grader Sankhya Rajan was crowned as the victor of her school's Spelling Bee held on January 9. She will represent team Endeavor and take the online WCPO 9 On Your Side Semi-Finals Test. If she qualifies, she will then be off to the 2015 WCPO 9 On Your Side Regional Spelling Bee that takes place on February 3, 2015.
Sankhya was one of four student contenders who qualified and competed. Other participants included fourth graders Samvit Das and Eddie Kong, and fifth grader Gayatri Rajan.