Around Rootstown By Susan Jenior

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The First Congregational Church of Rootstown, United Church of Christ welcomes everyone to enjoy roast pork and sauerkraut at the monthly dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 19.

The complete menu, along with the pork and sauerkraut, includes mashed potatoes, salads, vegetables, rolls, beverages and desserts.

Cost of the meal is $9 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 12.

Carry-outs are available.

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Rootstown Middle School honored the 2012 scholar athletes who participated in fall sports.

Cheerleading: Stephanie Burkey, Allison Chapple, Mira Clavecilla, Calista Galleher, Abigail Housely, Ariana Marva, Callan Morris, Jenna Parker;

Cross Country: Kyle Borbely, Emma Burns, Grace Gretz, Natalie Hopp, Abigail Housley, Brandon Rhodes, Lukus Stricker;

Golf: Jared Butcher, Samuel DiTirro, Brandon Tasker, Nathan Zurzolo;

Football: Adam Helmling, Kyle Martell, Cameron Miller, A.J. Myers, Luke Sorboro;

Volleyball: Shaye Birkett, Audrey Burns, Allison Chapple, Mira Clavecilla, Emily Drago, Colette Franks, Samantha Galambos, Elizabeth Gape, Holly Gordon, Paige Knoch, Sally Maltempi, Ariana Marva, Callan Morris, Kyleigh Slagle, Kaitlyn Sloey and Katelyn Tooley.

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Craig Hughes, the son of Ray and Denise Hughes of Rootstown, competed in the Special Olympic State of Ohio swim competition held at Ohio State University's McCorkle Aquatics Pavilion in December.

Having an outstanding meet, Craig earned three gold medals taking first place in the individual 50-meter freestyle and 25-meter backstroke. Craig was also one leg of the Olympic champion 4x50-meter medley relay, swimming the butterfly stroke.

Craig has been competing in the Special Olympic swimming competitions for more than 10 years.

"He truly enjoys the experience," said Ray Hughes.

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The Rootstown High School National Honor Society recently inducted nine students into the organization.

Andrew Hawkins, superintendent of Rootstown Local Schools, Michael Ferguson, high school principal, and Carol Pullin, NHS adviser, were the featured speakers at the induction ceremony.

Officers of the organization each talked about the four pillars of National Honor Society: scholarship, service, leadership and character.

Selected Rootstown teachers comprise the Faculty Council and meet to consider candidates for selection using the four pillars as the standards. This year's inductees impressed the Faculty Council with their variety and amount of community service projects.

The NHS induction ceremony is always filled with pride as the best students in the school are recognized by their parents, the faculty and their peers.

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Susan Jenior

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Craig Hughes won three gold medals at the State Special Olympics.

The newest members of the Rootstown High School National Honor Society are, in front row from left, Hannah Chapple, Miranda Galleher, Rachel Park and Ceara Stack, and back row, Kaitlyn Parker, Shelby Mills, Kelsey Darrah, Jacqueline Moss and Magdalene Durback.

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