At the Thursday, Nov. 21 meeting of the Barnesville Exempted Village School District Board of Education, administrators praised the participation of high school students at the recent Ohio School Board Association’s Capital Conference on November 12 in Columbus. High School Principal Micah Fuchs said the choir gave a great performance at the conference and art and computer students worked together to present a project, titled “Large Scale Concept in the Classroom", that was well-received.
“They really did an excellent job,” Fuchs said of the students. “I received good comments from other districts.” He said the choir performance was also excellent and performing for several thousand people was somewhat intimidating for the students.
Superintendent Randy Lucas estimated that the choir students performed for approximately 5,000 people and were projected on wide-screen televisions.
Lucas said he too, received compliments on the choir performance and the presentation by the art and computer students. Lucas said the students were complimented, not just on the quality of the project, but how they communicated with viewers. “The art and computer students were well-spoken,” Lucas said.
He said approximately 10,000 people attended the four-day conference.
Angela Hannahs also commented the students and said the high school staff and students did an excellent job. “It was a very proud moment,” she said.

The OSBA Capital Conference and Trade Show, the nation's second largest education conference, which ran Nov. 10-13,  drew 9,465 public eduation leaders, staff, studetns and guests to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. In addition to the Student Achievement Fair, the conference featured hundreds of learning sessions, renowned keynote speakers and the largest education trade exhibition in the U.S. Next year's conference is scheduled for Nov. 9-12.