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School of the Year Celebration Set For Hamilton Township High School. Go Rangers!

COLUMBUS - The Rangers of Hamilton Township High School in Franklin County are ready to celebrate their recognition as the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education School of the Year.  The event takes place Friday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.

David McCreary, Cash Explosion game show host, will entertain the school’s more than 900 students and will be the Master of Ceremonies for the show. At the event, Hamilton Township High will receive a School of the Year trophy, a $500 gift card to Staples and team merchandise from several of the Lottery’s Partners in Education sponsors, including the Columbus Crew, Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Clippers and Cincinnati Bengals. Many of the teams’ mascots, including LouSeal and Krash from the Columbus Clippers, Crew Cat from the Columbus Crew and Mr. Redlegs from the Cincinnati Reds will be there for the fun. Every student will receive a School of the Year backpack.

Senator Charleta B. Tavares will attend the event, along with several school and local leaders. 

Hamilton Township High was selected as School of the Year in a random drawing comprised of all Ohio schools participating in the Lottery’s Partners in Education program throughout the 2010/2011 school year. Participation means nominating outstanding K through 12 teachers and students for Teacher of the Month and Academic All Star awards, respectively, any month from September through May. Participation is open to every school in Ohio.

Hamilton Township High nominated eight teachers and eight students giving them sixteen entries in the drawing. Two of their teachers, Robert Lanthorn and Michael Morbitzer, were Teacher of the Month winners. In fact, the Hamilton School district made the Partners in Education program a part of their monthly routine, nominating deserving teachers and students every month.

The Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program started in 2007 to recognize and reward outstanding teachers and students from all over Ohio. The program has grown every year since then and received 277 nominations from 70 different schools during the 2010-11 school year. Visit for more information. 

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