Brandywine spotlights students

By By JOANNA ARNETT / Niles Daily Star
NILES -- Students were the spotlight at Monday night's Brandywine Board meeting.
Dave Roeder, Social Studies teacher, presented a slide show of his class's trip overseas.
He and a handful of students, along with chaperone and band teacher Christina Gibson, traveled to the Netherlands a few weeks ago as part of an exchange program. A teacher from the Netherlands traveled to our country last year, experiencing life in Niles to share with his own students.
Roeder expressed to the Board that he hoped this could be an annual trip. Students Melisa Zimmerman and Kay Whitney expressed their gratitude and excitement about the trip as well.
"Nobody really uses cars; everyone's on a bike. I mean, they can fit, like, five people on a bike."
The students traveled to Denmark and Paris, among other historic areas.
Seniors Marcus Turner, Brian Taylor, and Kayla Sipocz also presented their Senior Projects to the Board. Senior Project is actually a new class in the curriculum that all Seniors must take, instructed by English teacher Sherri Willems.
Marcus Turner plans to eventually become a Music Instructor and open his own studio in Chicago, first attending Northwestern University School of Music in Chicago, Juilliard School of Music in New York, then coming back to our region.
Brian Taylor plans to study automechanics and Kayla Sipocz plans to attend Ferris State University for optometry.

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