Lima Senior

  • Top students honored


    During this year’s Honors Banquet at Lima Senior High School, top academic honors where presented to students at each grade level from each department.

    Teachers in each department decide on the award winners. Students did not know they won until the program.

    The following were honored. They are listed in order from freshman to seniors.

    English: Bailey Hoover, Kaitlyn Thompson, Madeline Emerick and Bethannie Shoemaker Jackson

    Math: Jonah Sheets, Xavier Duckett, Tanea Napper and Aaron Bowsher

    Social Studies: James Brown, Ariana Custer, Keegan Halliday and Alijah Kohler

    Science: Natalie Quintero, Nevaeh Moellering, Damien Stearns and Jhanea Gilbert

    Spanish: Ti’ana Spivey (Spanish 3) and Molly Sheets (Spanish 4)

    French: Alexis Raska (French 3) and Sariah Hurley-Pea (French 4)

    Career Tech: Junior Miracle Manuel and Senior Ricky Lee

    Art: Virgo Lee, Allison Fronzaglia, Matilda Nelson and Tommie Jefferson, III

    Music: Davyon Williamson, Graham Shauf, Evan Large and Evelyn Williams

  • Miracle Manuel qualifies for National Competition


    Lima Senior High School culinary student Miracle Manuel has advanced to the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) national competition this summer.

    Miracle, a junior in Lima Senior’s culinary program, competed in the state culinary event Friday, April 29, in Columbus.

    Miracle competed in the regional competition last month, where she earned a gold star rating and advanced to the state contest. The national competition is June 29 through July 3 in San Diego.

  • DECA team finishes sixth in the world


    Lima Senior High School DECA students Keegan Halliday and Tillie Nelson finished sixth in this week’s DECA International Competition in Atlanta.

    Lima Senior had 22 students qualify for Internationals at the state contest last month.

    Halliday and Nelson, both juniors, competed in the Integrated Marketing Campaign. Only 20 percent of students competing in each event advance into the top 10 at the International Competition. The Lima Senior team was the only one from Ohio to advance in this event.

  • Forty-two inducted into National Honor Society
    The following students are being inducted into the Lima Senior High School National Honor Society: Matilda Nelson, Keegan Halliday, Makayla Willhight, Maggie Bloomfield, Evan Large, Dakota Lewis, Shire James, Emma Leach, Madeline Emerick, Tatum Twining, Logan Davenport, Ti’ana Spivey, Logan Baker, Camron King, Matthew Benton, Tanea Napper, Kenneth Melton, Mallory Sluder, Ariana’ Allen, William McClintock, Trinity Vezina, Emma Hipsher, Destiny Harris, Charles Good, Delena Crawford, Gavin Lyons, Damien Stearns, Alayna Rader, Vanessa Stegg, Ayrianna Engberg, Coryasia Owens, Addison Delph, Mekhi Chandler, Alexis Raska, Sir Horrison, Savannah Mendez, Anthony Mosley, Thomas Cooper, Jadah Evans, Zion Jackson, Jakhia Howard and Quiana Blackwell.
  • Hahn named Exchange Club Youth of the Year


    Dalton Hahn, a senior at Lima Senior High School, who was chosen as the Lima Exchange Club’s Youth of the Year Award winner.

    Dalton was one of nine students competing for the award, which required an essay on how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted their lives.

    Dalton received an additional $500 scholarship on top of the $200 each teen received. Dalton moves on to the district level with a chance to compete for an additional $1,000 in scholarship money.

  • Miracle Manuel headed to state FCCLA competition
    Lima Senior sophomore culinary student Miracle Manuel has advanced to the state Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition next month. She will compete in culinary arts and event management events. Miracle competed this past weekend in the regional competition, where she earned a gold star rating. Junior Zoey Barnes also completed and earned a bronze star rating.
  • Twenty-two headed to International DECA competition


    The Lima Senior High School DECA program will send 22 students to the International Competition April 23-27 in Atlanta.

    The students qualified after this past weekend’s state contest. Below are the results.

    1st Place:

    Integrated Marketing Campaign – Service: Tillie Nelson and Keegan Halliday

    Business Solutions: Emma Schick and Charlese Ferris

    3rd Place:

    Community Awareness Project: Domanique Peterson, LJ Layson and Zanyia Smith

    Sales Project: Haley Shafer, Elsbeth Nelson and Evie Williams

    Community Giving Project:  Lynnae Wheeler, Janya Henderson and Quintel Wilson

    Career Development: Diante Griffin, Isaah Moore and Isaiah Russell

    4th Place:

    Innovation Plan: Addie Delph and Maddie Emerick

    5th Place:

    Human Resource Management: Gage Hipsher

    GOLD Certification

    Spartan Higher Grounds: King Shannon and Tommie Jefferson

    Spartan Spirit Shack: Nick Sinthalaphone

    Also making the finals, but not advancing to State:

    Finalist – Financial Consulting: Mekhi Chandler

    Top 10

    Integrated Marketing Campaign – Product: Tatum Twining, Tiana Spivey and Anna Engberg

    Financial Literacy Project: Alexis Burns, Carlos Harmon and Alyssa Warthem

    Buying and Merchandising Research Project: Dylon Rodgers, Avion Simpson and Reece Waithe.

  • Turner next LSH principal


    An assistant principal at Lima Senior High School will take over as principal next school year.

    Current Principal Fran Mort is retiring this summer. A group of staff from the high school and district interviewed five candidates for the position. Turner will begin his new job July 1.

    Turner is a graduate of Waynesfield-Goshen High School and Miami University. He earned his master’s degree from the American College of Education.

    Turner’s first teaching job was at Lima Senior High School, where he taught science for a year. He then spent two years teaching eighth-grade science for Kenton City Schools. He then taught science/STEM for seven years at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.

    Turner returned to the Lima City Schools in 2020 to serve as an assistant principal at the high school.

  • Student artwork advances in judging for Governor’s Show


    Artwork created by Lima Senior High School senior Elsbeth Nelson and junior Tillie Nelson have advanced to Round 2 of selection into the Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition.

    Elsbeth’s piece is a fused glass jewelry project called “Fabulous Fusion.” Tillie’s is a pen and ink drawing titled “Migration.”

    Students from public and private schools around the state enter artwork for selection. The final pieces will be on display later this spring at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower, across from the State Capitol.

  • DECA students advance to state competition
    Lima Senior High School Business/Marketing Education and Audio Engineering students competed and saw great results at the Ohio DECA District 3 Career Development Conference this week. Nearly 25 teams/individuals have advanced to the state competition March 11 and 12. Below are the Lima Senior results. The top three in each advance to state. Financial Consulting – Mekhi Chandler, 1st place, and Madison Gilbert, 4th place Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling – Nicholas Sinthalaphone, 1st place Integrated Marketing Campaign – Service: Keegan Halliday and Matilda Nelson, 1st place Alexander Bennett, Logan Davenport and Noah Engberg, 3rd place Dre’anna Gilbert, 5th place Integrated Marketing Campaign – Event: Taurean Frazier and Qua’jane Tobias, 2nd place Charlese Ferris, Selena Payne-Greeno, and Emma Schick, 4th place Integrated Marketing Campaign – Product: Ayrianna Engberg, Tiana Spivey and Tatum Twining, 2nd place Emma Hipsher, Alexis Raska and Ziany Pagan Rosario, 3rd place Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan – Addison Delph and Madeline Emerick, 2nd place Principles of Hospitality and Tourism – Chase Hipsher, 4th place Principles of Marketing – Darnaeja Sims, 3rd place Principles of Business Management & Administration – Zach Warnement, 2nd place, and Mitchell Tyson, 3rd place Principles of Finance – Jagger Hutchins, 3rd place, and Royeisha Woods, 4th place Accounting Applications – Dalton Chiles, 3rd place, and Destiny Harris, 4th place Automotive Services Marketing – King Shannon, 1st place Business Finance Services – Carlos Harmon, 4th place, and Damien Gipson, 5th place Business Services Marketing – Quintel Wilson, 3rd place Entrepreneurship – Tommie Jefferson, 3rd place, and Alyiana Coppler, 5th place Hotel and Lodging Management – Marcus Brown, 1st place Human Resources Management – Gage Hipsher, 1st place Marketing Communications – Zanyia Smith, 5th place Quick Serve Restaurant Management – Brandon Keeling, 5th place Retail Merchandising – Martrice Gaddy, 5th place Personal Financial Literacy – Jairo Canchola, 1st place, Josh Vezina, 2nd place, and Karmelo Daniels, 3rd place Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making – Lynnae Wheeler and Janya Henderson, 4th place Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making – Diante’ Griffin and Isaiah Russell, 5th place Financial Analysis Team Decision Making – Alexis Burns and Alyssa Warthem, 4th place, and TJ Ward & Aniyah Hollon, 5th place Hospitality Services Team Decision Making – Elsbeth Nelson and Evelyn Williams, 3rd place Marketing Management Team Decision Making – Avion Simpson and Reece Waithe, 3rd place