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Oak Harbor and Woodward HS get the chance to connect

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Students from Oak Harbor High School joined students at Toledo’s Woodward High School Thursday for a chance to connect and share ideas.

“This is a beginning for our kids because we want this to become a long term relationship,” said Benton-Carroll- Salem Superintendent Guy Parmigian.

Fifty students went through activities and exercises together exploring what good qualities they want to see in their classmates, teachers and themselves.

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TPS students explore new career options at the Career Connect Expo

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Toledo Public Schools hosted its Career Connect Wednesday to help young people explore possible career and educational paths.

The day-long event at the Glass City Center included more than 100 employers, colleges and universities, military recruiters, as well as representatives from TPS career technology programs and magnet academies.

Bowsher High School senior David Maidlow, who wants to be a firefighter, spent the day talking with younger students still considering career paths.

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UToledo students are giving back this holiday season

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TOLEDO, Ohio — A University of Toledo law student is making it her mission to help domestic violence victims in Toledo.

Last summer, Ally Zenda worked in the domestic violence unit at a prosecutor’s office in Michigan. After that, she knew she wanted to do more to help as an advocate.

So two weeks ago, Zenda placed boxes around UT’s law school asking for donations to give to the YWCA. She said she’s had to empty the boxes on more than one occasion now because it continues to overflow with items.

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UToledo student honors friend by highlighting organ donation

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As a college student, something you don’t think about on a daily basis is whether or not you’re an organ donor.

“Not a lot of people want to think about donation,” said Madison Giglio, the founder of Students for H.O.P.E.

But for Giglio, it is.

“No one wants to think about like death or anything but ultimately I’m like, you could save hundreds of lives through one person.”

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St. Francis wins 2022 Pack a Pickup contest

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Once again, local high schools stepped up during football season to help those less fortunate in the area.

Thanks to participants in this year’s Pack a Pickup, more than 42,000 pounds of food has been collected for SeaGate Food Bank of Northwest Ohio.

The food bank, in partnership with WTOL 11 and Charlie’s Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, challenges high schools in the area to donate food for those most in need every year during Pack a Pickup.

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Local organization offers free tutoring, homework help for students in three area districts

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Test results show the pandemic caused historic learning setbacks for American children. National test results show just how much the pandemic has impacted them. Specifically, 4th and 8th graders.

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, math scores saw their largest decreases ever. Reading scores dropped to levels last seen in 1992.

After-school programs and tutoring are often a critical part of helping kids raise their test scores and grades. Not everyone can afford to hire tutors but there are a number of organizations in our region that provide that help for free.

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Hundreds of students visit TPS college fair to explore post-high school opportunities

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Toledo Public Schools representatives said more than 50 local, regional and state colleges, universities and career training programs attended the TPS College Day & Night fair on Monday to give local students insight into their career options.

Students were encouraged to have their interests in mind before selecting the right college.

Many students, like Bowsher High School senior Chakiya Williams were seeking general information on a variety of colleges and other education options after high school.

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Honors awarded for students at Mercy College of Ohio

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TOLEDO – The following students were awarded honors for the Summer 2022 semester at Mercy College of Ohio. To be named on the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.3 or higher and be enrolled for 12 or more credit hours. To be named on the Honor’s List, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.3 or higher and be enrolled for 6-11 credit hours. To be named on the President’s List, a student must achieve a 4.0 grade point average and be enrolled for 14 or more credit hours.

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20th Latino Scholarship Day celebrates with parade through downtown

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TOLEDO, Ohio — The Annual Latino Scholarship Day will be celebrating its 20th year in partnership with the Toledo Mud Hens with a parade on Sunday.

Ohio and Michigan-based newspaper La Prensa will be hosting a parade starting at 12 p.m. at the Erie Street Market and ending at the Fifth Third Field, prior to the game against the Indianapolis Indians at 2:05 p.m.

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‘It’s been very stressful’ | TPS students participate in simulated stock market

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Students at Jones Leadership Academy got to be what some would call “day traders;” spending their afternoon on Toledo’s version of Wall Street.

“It’s been very stressful. Running around a lot, trying to catch the people who buy and trade for us,” Jones Leadership Academy senior Teontre Kiser said.

It’s all part of the Stock Market Challenge, hosted by Junior Achievement of Northwest Ohio.

The goal is to help students learn the ins and outs of the financial world.

“This is just the starting point of learning about the stock market. We don’t expect them to be experts today, we just want to build excitement and start to inspire them to want to learn more,” Junior Achievement President Jim Pollock said.

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