Malvern Schools received two new 2008 Thomas buses. Each bus has a 66 passenger capacity and cost $70, 349. The buses replaced were bus 3, a 1988 model with 140,000 miles and bus 12, a 1990 model with 189,000 miles.
Minerva High School Symphonic Band, under the direction of Deborah Tissot, earned a superior in the state large group contest at Glenoak High School held May 4. The band performed "La Banda Nascente," "Tsunami" and "By Loch and Mountain.
Three teachers at Malvern Schools were honored by their peers as they were named Martha Holden Jennings Scholars. At Malvern High School, Drinda Hanni and Kathy Smith were chosen. Betsy Gorrell at Malvern Elementary Also received the honor. Each received a silver plate denoting the honor.
Minerva photographer Terry Dunlap was recently elected as president of the Professional Photographers of Ohio for 1998. Dunlap received certification in 1986 as a Certified Professional Photographer in the state of Ohio, becoming one of less than 100 CPP's in the state. His most recent achievement has been his election as councilman to the Professional Photographers of America, becoming one of six people from Ohio at the National level.
Dale Smith was one of the only 40 chosen from a field of 800 applicants to attend the 1987 session of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale (Helen) Smith of Citris Road in Malvern. Dale graduated from Malvern High School May 31 with the Class of 1987.
The first year of Minerva's Mentorship Program was deemed "successful" by Hazen Junior High Principal Doug Birks, at the Evening of Recognition held May 27. According to gifted teacher /consultant Cathy O'Kane, who set up and managed the program, 29 of over 50 students nominated by their teachers participated in the one-on-one relationship betwwen the student and community member.
The 91st annual graduation and commencement will be held at Minerva School with Valdictory Orations being given by Barbara Thurin, Kevin Nash and Brian Pendleton. Salutatory Oration is by Joan Toussant. This year's class address speaker will be Chuck Hart.
Flag raising ceremonies outside City Hall marked the first stop for the annual memorial day parage which marched through Malvern from school on Monday. Members of the local Boy Scout Troop 155 who conducted the flag raising were John McShaffrey, Larry Devine and Greg Steffey as while the Malvern High School Band, directed by William Blackburn, played the national anthem.
Minerva High School students will hear Rev. Merlin D. Vining, pastor of the Methodist church deliver the baccalaureate sermon "Ready or Not-Here I Come." The Minerva High School Chorus under the direction of David Dusing will present Martin Shaw's "A Blessing."
Minerva Mermorial Day was observed in the village with the annual parade and services at both Valley Street and East Lawn cemeteries to honor the War Dead. Harry M. Smallwood, Commander of American Legion Post 357 was parade marshal and Larry Miller, Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4120 was officer of the day. "Carrying the Torch" was the subject of the address given by Miss Sandy Earnest, Minerva High School Senior.
With this issue of The Minerva Leader we begin our 21st year of publication. It is a distinct pleasure to serve our advertisers and readers. In looking back over the volumes for the past 20 years we have shared your joys as well as your sorrows. The Leader, thanks to our many good friends, has built-up the largest circulation in the weekly newspaper history of Minerva.
Twenty-five Minerva High School seniors left Sunday for a five day trip to New York City. They left Alliance early Sunday Morning and arrived in New York City early that evening. They stayed at the Hotel New Yorker. The party will leave New York Wednesday night and afrrive in Alliance at 10 a.m. Thursday morning.
Officers for 1947-1948 of the Minerva chapter of the Business and Professional Women's club were installed following a banquet held May 26. Miss Mary Hannah, president of the Canton Chapter was installing officer. The officers installed were Miss Pearl George, president; Mrs. Jane Wilson, vice president; Miss Ella Mae Schrader, secretary and Miss Marjorie Juergens, treasurer. The program opened with group singing led by Miss Phyllis Long. Following a short business session, Mrs. Gladys Dennis gave a humorous reading.
On Tuesday, June 11, 120 boys and girls from the seventh-grade to the senior class, inclusive, will witness the baseball game between the Indians and the Boston Red Sox at the stadium in Cleveland. The three bus loads of youths are being sent to Cleveland through arrangements made by the local Rotary club.