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By the Canvass Staff. Last week, already plagued by five C days, was made even worse on Thursday, March 4. As Cincinnati’s long winter continued, snow fell throughout Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning. Instead of receiving the traditional 1 hour delay or canceling school, Seven Hills decided to go with the first 2 hour delay in the School’s history. As a result, the C day schedule was shortened to this format: Here are some of the student and faculty responses to the schedule: “I’m just a pile ofRead More
By Mehul Patel. From February 20th – 22nd, twenty eight Upper School students spent their weekend at the annual TechOlympics Expo, sponsored by the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati. Since 2010, INTERalliance has put on this event to provide high school students with an interest in the information technology field a chance to network with local professionals. The event is also a competition between 43 local high schools to see which school can win the “INTERalliance Cup.” Points towards the cup are earned either by a student ranking in the topRead More
By Chris Shoemaker. Two weeks ago, visiting author Colum McCann met with the Seven Hills community to discuss his unique experiences living as a father, as an author, and as a storyteller. Having recently finished reading McCann’s latest novel, Let the Great World Spin, the senior class (accompanied by a number of interested students) met with McCann in the library to discuss some of the novel’s most emphatic themes: optimism, beauty, humanity, and the power of storytelling. As the conversation unfolded, McCann offered his own personal wisdom in regard to developingRead More

Posted On February 11, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, News

Mock Trial Competes At Districts

By Bennett Smith. On Friday, January 30, the Seven Hills Mock Trial program competed in the annual District Competition, performing against other Ohio teams at the Clermont County Courthouse. Though the three Seven Hills teams included many students who had mock trial experience, none of the teams advanced to the Regional finals. The teams began to meet in early September, even before the mock trial case, which is used across the state, was released. Every Sunday from 11-1, the teams studied Emerson Jones vs. The Buckeye Junior Correctional Institute, aRead More
Model UN

Posted On February 5, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, News

Model United Nations Attends Conference

By Bennett Smith. On January 30 and 31, twenty-four Seven Hills students travelled to the annual Model United Nations Conference held at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. Led by seniors Avery Coombe and Srishti Kapur, the Seven Hills delegation looked to follow up a strong performance at the University of Dayton Conference earlier this year. The 400 Model UN conferences that are held each year seek to teach students research, debating, and teamwork skills through learning about diplomacy and international relations. Students are assigned a country to represent and aRead More

Posted On February 4, 2015By CanvassIn Arts, Featured Articles, News

Coley Directs Production of Sez She

By Stuart Edwards. Junior Kate Coley made a fantastic debut into the world of directing with her production of Sez She, written by Jane Martin, at Essex Studios on January 23 and 24. Sez She is a collection of 37 monologues detailing many aspects of the daily life of a female. The production featured Gina Cermiele-Mechley, Chelsea Rice, Olivia Cremisio, Perri Olson (12, Turpin High School), Daisy Bentley (12, Turpin High School), and Olivia Ulmer (12, Highlands High School). Sez She was staged “in the round” allowing the performers toRead More
By Mehul Patel and Curtis Sun. At Seven Hills, students are offered an ever-expanding variety of electives, giving them the opportunity to pursue burgeoning interests outside of core academic classes. In the coming years, the school plans on adding more non-traditional classes. The school will offer four of these classes in the upcoming school years: Archeology, Environmental History, Computer Engineering, and Biotechnology. How soon these classes will be made available is largely based on enrollment, as well as the availability of the teachers. That being said, it is very likelyRead More

Posted On January 28, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Features, News

Collette Creates Videos For MEAC

By Bennett Smith. Film artist Lauren Collette (11) is using her talents to promote the cause of the Madisonville Education and Assistance Center (MEAC). Collette, who has family and friends who volunteer at the Center, aims to highlight the deeds of MEAC. MEAC seeks to “provide clothes, food, and really anything that families can’t afford themselves.” Annual drives, especially during the holidays, which Collette notes is the “hardest time” for the Center, collect as many as 300 turkeys for Thanksgiving and hundreds of toys for Christmas. MEAC also runs anRead More

Posted On January 19, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, News

7UP To Host Winter Formal

By Michael Heldman. On January 31, the Seven Hills 7UP Club will be hosting the annual Winter Formal Dance. In past years, this dance has not been well attended, so 7UP is being creative in getting students to attend the dance this year. Last year, the masquerade-themed dance ended 45 minutes early as a result of poor attendance. Many people thought the dance was too awkward, and they felt uncomfortable because of the empty dance floor. 7UP, which is making a number of changes to this year’s formal, wants peopleRead More

Posted On January 11, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, News

A Win-Win for Cincinnati Icons?

By Michael Heldman. Did you see all the ads to vote YES on Issue 8 last fall? Many Cincinnati’s were proud to announce that the campaigning was a success; but what was Issue 8, and why does it matter? Last August, Hamilton County Commissioners voted to put Issue 8 on the November ballot. The result was a a five year, quarter-cent sales tax increase to fund the restoration of Union Terminal. The building itself is decaying and it required money to ensure it would receive necessary repairs. Since the successfulRead More

Posted On November 17, 2014By CanvassIn Featured Articles, News

Model UN Chapter Attends Dayton Conference

By Bennett Smith. Last Friday, twenty-five Seven Hills students travelled to the University of Dayton (UD) for the annual Model United Nations (UN) conference. The conference, held at UD for over a decade, is run by university students, many of whom study foreign relations or international diplomacy. The Model United Nations program aims to teach students about diplomacy and international relations through research, debate, and public speaking. Students, who are referred to as “delegates” during deliberations, represent a given country in one of the United Nations’ many committees such asRead More
Pat Kramer

Posted On November 17, 2014By CanvassIn News

Goertemoeller Helps Out The Kramer Family

By Michael Heldman. For twenty-one years, Hillsdale Assistant Food Service Manager Pat Kramer-Carroll has been a member of the Seven Hills community. One day Brian Goertemoeller (12) was buying his lunch with some friends and he noticed an orange wristband that Kramer-Carroll was wearing. When Goertemoeller asked why she was wearing the wristband she told him about her beloved grandson, Nate Kramer. Nate Kramer was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of twenty-three. Now twenty-five, he is still battling the disease. Kramer-Carroll says that as a teenager “Nate was known to be someoneRead More