Up until recently, Old Trail eighth-grader Wilson Ha's kitchen experience topped out at making ramen noodles or maybe toast. His family cooks. Him, not so much. But that changed after he enrolled in chef manager Jay Williams' new Let's Cook class for seventh- and eighth-graders that meets twice a week. Williams also teaches an after-school Iron Chef program. "It was really fun," Wilson said. "I learned a lot of cooking methods and different flavors that I'd never heard of before."
Students from Buchtel high school did more than just clean up a vacant lot recently in the Roselawn/Excelsior section of Akron's Middlebury neighborhood. They planted hope. The lot at 782 Excelsior Ave. is owned by the Summit County Land Bank and maintained by neighbor Dean Christy, who lives on Roselawn Avenue behind it and two adjacent vacant lots. Christy, 55, cuts the grass when it gets too long. He also, on occasion, removes poison ivy that springs up among some trees he also cut down.
Once, Teresa Williams Roberts wept at the thought of parting with her three babies. She'd had to carry them out into the night time and again seeking shelter, not knowing where her twins' next bottle or her 3-year-old's next meal would come from. For 30 days in January 2000, they did not have a home. Her tears turned to joy as her daughter, Davierre Kidd, walked across the stage at the Word Church to receive her diploma at Buchtel high school's graduation.
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Selecting a term
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