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Vol. 23, No. 36 September 10, 2014 www.oakwoodregister.com A aming a SHOW YOUR TEAM SPIRIT Availa e : &AR(ILLS!VEp$AYTON/( p7EBER*EWELERSCOM &ACEBOOKCOM7EBER*EWELERS 4UESq&RIAMqPMp3ATAMqPM /FÚCIALLY,ICENSEDBYTHE.&, Washington Post ranks OHS among Most Challenging High Schools in America Oakwood High School has been named one of America's Most Challenging High Schools for 2014, according to a survey released by The Washington Post. Oakwood High School is ranked 688th nationally, and 19th in the state, by the Washington, D.C., newspa- per. The ranking scored high schools by the number of college-level or advanced placement tests given in the previous calendar year divided by the number of graduates that year. Also noted in the rankings are the percentage of graduates who passed at least one college-level test during their high school tenure, as well as the number of students qualifying for free or reduced fee lunch programs. "The tradition of excellence is alive and well," OHS Principal Paul Waller said in praising the school's students, parents and staff for the attaining the ranking. "Our focus on preparing our students for college and careers has not wavered. We have the very best teachers and a community that supports our students. This is a special place and being named as one of the most challenging high schools is just one more indication of just how special OHS is. It is great to be recognized on a national level for what we all do." "We are proud of rigor that is evi- dent in our classrooms from kinder- garten through the high school," said Oakwood Schools Superintendent Dr. Kyle Ramey. "Our families, staff and entire community work together to provide the resources, support, expertise and experiences to produce the learning environment where all this can happen." Walnut Hills in Cincinnati was the top ranked school in the state, followed by Wyoming, Indian Hill, Columbus Alternative and Upper Arlington. Chaminade Julienne, the only other Dayton school to make the list, is ranked 31st in the state based on The Washington Post criteria. Dog Days Photo by Lena Barr Brandi, a 2-year-old chocolate lab, takes the plunge as Gardner Pool in Oakwood opened its doors to the city's four-legged residents. The annual end-of-summer rite lets dogs, and own- ers, take one last dip before the pool is drained for the season. Brandi is owned by Scott Huey of Oakwood. OHS Athletic Hall of Fame inducts class of 2014 Oakwood Schools inducted the Class of 2014 into the Athletic Hall of Fame during ceremonies Aug. 28 at the Dayton Country Club. Inductees also were recognized during halftime at the Lumberjack football game the following evening. This year's class included Jane Shaffer, Leo Flotron, Jon Easton, Lesley Whalen and Christy Whalen the undefeated 1935 Lumberjack football team. Jane Shaffer, OHS '69, a four- sport letter winner in basketball, ten- nis, volleyball and softball. She was a three-year starter in basketball, aver- aging 40 points per game her junior year and 20 points per game her senior year. In ten- nis, she was a 3-letter winner, playing dou- bles with Janet Wilson, ranked number one in Ohio Valley Region (USTA). She was also number two in singles in the Ohio Valley Region (USTA). In volleyball, Shaffer was a 3-year starter and let- ter winner; during her junior year she was the leading scorer. Shaffer lives in Oakland, Ca. Leo Flotron, OHS '79, was a four- year starter on the varsity basketball team and led the basketball team to a SWBL title his senior year. Flotron still holds many basketball records that include, leading scorer (1,091 points), most points in a sea- son (498), most points in one game (45) and highest season field goal percentage (60 percent). Flotron was All-Greater Dayton District All Star player of the year, District 15 A-AA Coaches All Area junior and senior year, as well as SWBL First Team in both his junior and senior years. Flotron resides in Oakwood with his wife, Connie Gardner, and their two children, Daisy and Leo. Jon Easton, OHS '86, lettered in both track and soccer. He was a Midwest All-Star Soccer player, and during his junior year he was named First Team All State and A-AA Player of the Year. As a sophomore, he tied the school record with 7 shutouts. During his junior year he had 9 shutouts as goalkeeper and was named captain his senior year. Easton lives in Annapolis, Md. Lesley Whalen, OHS '99, Lesley participated at the state level in ten- nis and track, earning seven letters in two sports. In tennis, she played number one singles and was on both the All-Area and Miami Valley All- Star teams all four years. She was team MVP all four years. She won SWBL three years in a row and was team captain her final two years at Oakwood. She qualified in singles for State her sophomore year, and qualified in doubles, with her sister Christy, her junior year. During her senior year, she won 12 consecu- tive matches with only one match going 3 sets. She was doubles State Champion with her sister Christy and was named First Team All-State. In track, as a sophomore, she was first at League and a State qualifier on the 1600m relay team, setting a school record. She also was on the third- place 800 -relay team and received the team sportsmanship award. During her junior year, she was a Regional Qualifier in the 400m, third at District on the 800m relay, second at League in both the 400m and 1600m relays. During her senior year, she was team MVP and elected team captain. She placed first at District in the 400m to send her to the regional tournament. She took sec- ond at League in the 400m and was fourth at District on the 1600m relay team. Whalen resides in Oakwood with her husband, Aaron, and children Cameron, Michael, and Ashley. Christy Whalen, OHS '01, was a two sport athlete earn- ing seven letters in four years. In ten- nis, she was League Champion, and on both All-Area and Miami Valley All-Star Teams all four years. She qualified for State her freshman year with her sister Lesley in doubles. She played number two singles, going 22-2 during the season, and was presented the Coaches Award. Sophomore year she was a State Championship in doubles with her sister, Lesley. She played number two singles and went 21-1 during the regular season. She was Team MVP and named FirstTeam All-State. In her junior year, she was elected team captain and was a state quali- fier in doubles with Nikki Motto, a 2010 Hall of Fame inductee. She played number one singles during the season and went 20-3. In her senior year she continued as cap- tain & played number one singles. She achieved a 23-1 record, with Pictured at the induction ceremony Aug. 28 at the Dayton Country Club are, from left to right, Christy Whalen Heppner, Leo Flotron, Jon Easton, and Lesley Whalen Jones. See Hall on page 13 u

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