Stories tagged with: Starlight School

March 23, 2015 - 7:14am
28 weeks 3 days ago

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Free Throw Tournament

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - Students at Starlight Schools competed in a free throw tournament over the weekend. The event, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, gave the students the opportunity to have fun and get some exercise - all while taking part in some friendly competition.

Final Concert for Zanesville Concert Association's 76th Season


February 10, 2015 - 9:10pm
34 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Board of Developmental Disabilities now has the 75th chapter of People First across the state.

People First is a group of people who aim to improve their abilities to become self-advocates. The chapter here in Muskingum County will help self-advocates represent themselves.

"When we come in to start a chapter they learn about their bill of rights and their responsibilities," the executive director of People First of Ohio, Sadie Hunter, said. "...

May 30, 2014 - 6:17pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

A pep rally was held at Starlight School to celebrate nine special Olympic athletes who will be going to states this June.

To make this happen, area masons donated $600 to help fund their big trip to Columbus where they will compete at the Ohio State University.

" All that money basically helps to fund state events and it costs $140 per athlete and per person. So we have coaches going also as well as volunteers and so nobody pays a thing so we have to fund all that stuff...

November 16, 2013 - 7:05pm
1 year 46 weeks ago

A local school held a special event to help pay for its annual sporting events.

The Starlight School held a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday to raise money for its Special Olympics. The money goes towards paying for awards, T-shirts and traveling for Starlight teams.

"The money helps to pay for state events," said Special Oympics Coordinator, Sandy Drenten. "We need to go to state events like swimming, track, basketball teams, basketball skills those all cost money for...

November 17, 2012 - 5:57pm
2 years 46 weeks ago

One local organization hosted a fall bazaar to help give back to the community.

Starlight School welcomed in vendors Saturday for their bazaar. The school had a few tables of their own set up to help bring in some extra cash to assist their needs and community needs.

"Our employee Christmas party is coming up, that's always a big event. We have a summer picnic that we do. Our venture crew does various things with the scouting organization so they'll use some of that."...

August 4, 2012 - 5:56pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

The Terrible Towels don't usually make an appearance until fall, but today they made an exception.

Steelers supporters hit the Y-Bridge to raise money for Starlight School Special Olympics. The event was part of Terrible Towel Around the World, a campaign created by ESPN to show Steeler pride around the globe.

"Since I work with Special Olympics we decided to turn this into a fundraiser for Special Olympics.Steeler fans take their Terrible Towels around the world and since...

March 14, 2011 - 10:15pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Starlight Program held an open house Monday evening to raise awareness about those with disabilities.

In an effort to celebrate Developmental Disabilities Month, the school held the open house, with a provider fair, along with a chance to meet with state legislators about the importance of funding.

"Certainly we have taken some cuts in the past and with an 8-billion-dollar deficit state wide, we know there is going to be some future cuts so we think we'...

March 14, 2011 - 6:06pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

An area school is being recognized for its contributions to the community.

The Muskingum County Commissioners presented a proclamation to Starlight School in Zanesville Monday morning, as a part of developmental disabilities awareness month.

"We really appreciate the support of our county commissioners, we are a county agency and that's very important to us," said Administrative Services Director Cathy Smith.

Starlight offers an early intervention, pre-school, and...

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