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20170321 alycheer recordcourierThe Roosevelt Cheerleaders had a nice big article on the front page of the sports section in the Record Courier for their runner up position at the OASSA State Championships. I realize this article is right next to the other one so I won't get too wordy about the accomplishment.

Good job to all the girls and especially Aly!

Nate made the Record Courier when he was captured in a photo of the Roosevelt Rowdies before a Friday night game. Front row, all the way on the right.

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20161109 aly cheercompetitionProud of aly and her Kent Roosevelt competition cheer team.  They took first place in the Suburban League Cheer Competition this last weekend.

Here's the full writeup from the Record Courier.

The Kent Roosevelt High School cheerleaders recently won the team competition championship for the American Conference at the annual Suburban League competition hosted at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School. The Routh Riders' cheer team includes (front row from left to right) Amy Montgomery, Mimi Freeman, Meredith Hartsook, Riley Atkinson, Emme Lenzo, Niarra Gooden-Clarke, Halle Jordon, Courtney Kenworthy, head coach Renee Manning. (Back row from left to right) coach Elizabeith Lenzo, Abby Madej, Mia Carey, Emma Combs-Bennet, Madison Bauza, Isa Kreiner, Aly Giunto, Taijane Johnson, Jajah Wright. 

20161014 aly pinkoutAly at the Kent Roosevelt cheerleaders were photographed in front of the rock at her high school during Pink Out game.

Here's the writeup from the Record Courier.

Kent Roosevelt is painting "The Rock" in front of the high school pink, in honor of Rough Rider football team's upcoming "Pink Out", which will take place at the team's last home game of the season against Copley on October 21. Kickoff is at 7 p.ml, and the evening will conclude with the marching bankd illuminating the field in "Script Kent" tradition. T-shirts will be for sale for $6 during the game. The team plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from the T-shirt sales to breast cancer research. Pictured above are: Fooball - seniors Nick Spicer and Nate Talley; juniors Kelvon Blackmon, Payne Hartman, Cole McDougal, Mingsho Subba, Travis Verh and Jordan Welch, sophomores Ty Chlad, Blake Holcomb, Henry Shepart and Bill Wolford; freshman CJ Anderson and Nick Rothaermel. Cheerleaders - Madison Bauza, Mimi Freeman, Aly Giunto, Isabella Kreiner and Amy Montgomery. Bank - Alexis Hazelwood and Mark Rocco.

20160413 alyson annieReally proud and excited to see Aly in her role as Annie in the 8th grade play at St Patrick School.  

She's been practicing like crazy and excited and nervous about it.

It's playing at the Kent Stage on the corner of Main St & Depeyster and if you're able to make it, it's FREE.

Showtimes are Friday, April 15 at 12:30p and 7:00p as well as Saturday, April 16 at 12:30p.

This article appeared in the Record Courier ealier this week.

Good Luck Aly.

20150104 aly nutcracker newspaperThe Moscow Ballet came into town (Cleveland) a few months ago and selected several kids to dance in their production of The Nutcracker.

Aly's been practicing with the other girls for a couple months and finally just before Christmas, had her bright and shiny moment.

The performace was on December 22 at the Music Hall in Cleveland and with family and friends, we brought a huge cheering section for her. I secretly think that's part of their marketing plan to get more butts in seats.

It was the first Ballet I have ever been to, and after about 60 seconds, I asked Jean why nobody was talking.

It was pretty cool to see her and Ella up there on stage as support dancers and I'm pretty proud of her.

The Gateway news picked up a photo of her and Ella in their Christmas memories section.

20140922 marathoninterviewThe Akron Beacon Journal wrote up an article about the numerous relay teams in the Akron Marathon this year and how so many of them were built from people supporting cancer victims. They decided to spotlight Josh and our family and celebrating his success thus far as conquring his bout with cancer.


There ended up being a pretty large writeup and several picture of us and the Tshirts. It was pretty good recognition of what Josh went through.

Jean coordinated six relay teams and there will be over 50 runners sporting the "Team Josh" shirts in the marathon all together.  We ended up selling/creating over 100 shirts all together so thanks to all for supporting Josh and the family during it all.

I know there's not alot of success stories out there when it comes to cancer so it's nice to be involved in one finally.

20140325 cashforcrittersAly's class took park in the Cash for Critters benefit at St Pats. She's towards the middle-left of the photo. Below is their write-up.

The sixth-grade students at St. Patrick Catholic School in Kent held their annual "Cash for Critters" drive to benefit the Portage County Dog Warden and the Animal Protective League. This year, the sixth grade presented Portage County Dog Warden David Mcintyre with a check for $1,275.32 along with enough dog and cat food, treats, blankets and paper towels to fill the back of his truck. To date, -the school has collected a total of$3,188.67, which benefits the animals in Portage County. Pictured above is Mcintyre along with the sixth-grade students at the spirit rally held on St. Patrick's Day.

20140117 catholicexponentWe received a call from the Catholic Exponent wanting to interview us about our desire for Catholic schools for our kids. It was a nice little writeup that we're proud of so I thought I'd put it in my  blog.

Can't really put the whole article in my blog entry but I'll link to the full article.

Full Catholic Exponent Article


20130602 aly recyclingThe Record Courier took a photo of Aly's class for a recycling challenge. Below is the article caption.

St Patrick students accept recycling challenge.

Students in Lura Roblee's fifth-grade science class at St. Patrick School in Kent are, in first row from left, Jaiden Harris, Aly Giunto, Grace Yupa, Merce Manning, May Mader, Katie Stephan and PJ McKinney; middle row, Danielle Dozanti, Annah Hahn, Corey Neubert, Connor Lovejoy, Mason Heir, Hunter Thorn, Lily Holstein, Vito Lenzo and Ryan Bronowski; and back row Dominic Russo, Kolleen Lewis, Mara Labedz, Jesse Negron, David Verba, Carter Troyer, Trevor Woodward, Casey Troyer, Miriam Stanley and A'Lanyae Wright. Also in the class are Jaci Wilson and Robby Shepard.

2013 04 12 Nate SchoolThe Record Courier took a photo of Nate's class for collecting pennies for St Judes. Below is the article caption.

St Pat students collect pennies for St. Jude's.

During Catholic Schools' Week, the classes at St Patrick School in Kent competed against each other to collect the most pennies as a service project. The eighth grade, a class of 28 students won by raising an average of $5.94 per student. The class selected St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to receive all money collected, totaling $851.47. Representing the eighth grade are, from left, Anna Gruber, Jacob Schettler, Nate Giunto, Grant Kersh, Matt Perison, Allison Bailey, Gia Broska and Mogan Thorn. St Patrick School participates in the Math-a-Thon each year to raise money for the hospital by completing math workbooks for donations.

20120321_joaniesdinerI was caught actually doing some work at the Joanies Diner at St Joan of Arc. This was in the Gateway News.

Steve Giunto, left, Wendy Schneider and Eric Howard helped the yough group by serving food. Members of youth group entertained and served attendees during the event, which was a youth ministry fundraiser.

20111130 poster contestNate's class was highlighted in the Record Courier for a winning poster Design. He's front row on the right.

During the recent Red Ribbon Week, the students at St. Patrick School in Kent created posters for a Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest. Showing off the winning Primary School poster, above, are students in Catherine Kirkland's kindergarten class. At left, students from Carleen Lostoski's and Lura Roblee's seventh-grade classes display the winning Middle School poster. All the posters from the school will be entered in the 2011-12 Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest.

20120519 recordcourierAly was caught in the Record Courier again asking a question at a field trip in Kent.

St. Patrick School fourth-graders watch and ask questions as Portage Park District volunteer Dawn Alber teaches about river wildlife at Heritage Park in Kent.

20110323_aly_emalieI'm going to straight lift the text from the Gateway News on this one. The photo caption is probably readable but for search-engine purposes, I'm going to retype it!

Aly Giunto, left, and Emalie Novotny, both 8, recently made donations to make a life a little better for children experiencing hair loss due to cancer or other diseases. The girls decided about 11 months ago to grow their hair out and donate it to Locks of Love, an organization that makes pediatric wigs of real hair.

Good job Aly and Emalie.

20101013_firepancakeOur three kids, along with several others got their photo in the local Gateway News, while at a fund-raiser for the Streetsboro Fire Department.

Here's the full story.

The Streetsboro Fire Department held its annual pancake breakfast and open house recently to raise money for the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children program. Enjoying the breakfast and children's activities are, from left, Jimmy Hall, Jacob Betts, Vivian Hall, Sara Betts, Alyson Giunto, Brandon Giunto, Abby Novotny, Nathan Giunto and Emalie Novotny.

20080927 newspaper alyJust another snippet of Aly in the newspaper.  Besides for being called Amy, it's a pretty cute picture.

It was taken at the Streetsboro Expo.

Here's the snippet for the search engines!

Amy Giunto, who just turned 6 on Wednesday, shows off her freshly painted face Saturday at the Streetsboro Community Showcase & Business Expo.

20090123_catholicschoolparentsOur family had a callout in the Catholic Exponent regarding Catholic school parents.

The Giunto family, of Streetsboro St.Joan of Arc parish and school, pause for a photo during a Christmas activity at the school. Pictured are parents Jean and Steve, with from left. Brandon, Nathan and Alyson.

2008 Talking StrategyI was photographed teaching Brandon's Parks & Recreation basketball team this winter. This was in the Gateway News.

Coach Steve Giunto takes a moment to talk strategy with his team of 8 and 9-year-old boys in a Jan. 14 basketball practice at Streetsboro Municipal Building.

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