Alumni host OSU freshmen party send off


Dylan Smith, left, 18, son of Jayne and Mitch Smith, and Allen Tangeman, 18, both of Sidney, son of Jerry and Daniela Tangeman, make buckeye necklaces during a going away party for local Ohio State University freshmen held by the Ohio State Alumni Club of Shelby County Tuesday, Aug. 14. The event was held at the Sidney American Legion. The alumni club helps freshmen make connections at Ohio State University and give the students support. Smith is majoring in pharmaceutical sciences and Tangeman is majoring in biology and neuroscience.

Dylan Smith, left, 18, son of Jayne and Mitch Smith, and Allen Tangeman, 18, both of Sidney, son of Jerry and Daniela Tangeman, make buckeye necklaces during a going away party for local Ohio State University freshmen held by the Ohio State Alumni Club of Shelby County Tuesday, Aug. 14. The event was held at the Sidney American Legion. The alumni club helps freshmen make connections at Ohio State University and give the students support. Smith is majoring in pharmaceutical sciences and Tangeman is majoring in biology and neuroscience.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY — Approximately 100 people met at the Sidney American Legion Aug. 14 for an OSU freshman send off. Twenty-eight students from eight different schools who have recently graduated from high school and are attending The Ohio State University for the first time enjoyed an evening of pizza, fun, games and chance to network among themselves.

Larry Lokai, the “Buckeye Man” and a Jim Tressel look alike (Denny Singleton) also entertained the students and the alumni.

Students guessed the number of buckeyes in a bucket. The winner was Megan Frazier. They also made buckeye necklaces and introduced themselves telling their name, which high school they had attended, where they would be living on campus and what they would be pursuing as a major.

An OSU trivia game followed with Dylan Smith and Laura Brady winning OSU rain ponchos.

Lindsay Seminara from the university was present to talk to the students about the journey they were about to take and gift bags were given to the students. The evening concluded with everyone singing “Carmen Ohio.”

The Shelby County OSU Alumni Club had been selling raffle tickets the past few months to raise money for scholarships. Currently the club chooses five students each year for these scholarships. The winner of the raffle received two tickets to a home game. Winners were Bryan Johnston, Oregon game; Laurel Kirch, Rutgers; Sam Fogt, Tulane; Bob Snarr, Indiana; Mitch Smith, Minnesota; Fran Miller, Nebraska; and Dr. David Fields, Michigan.

Dylan Smith, left, 18, son of Jayne and Mitch Smith, and Allen Tangeman, 18, both of Sidney, son of Jerry and Daniela Tangeman, make buckeye necklaces during a going away party for local Ohio State University freshmen held by the Ohio State Alumni Club of Shelby County Tuesday, Aug. 14. The event was held at the Sidney American Legion. The alumni club helps freshmen make connections at Ohio State University and give the students support. Smith is majoring in pharmaceutical sciences and Tangeman is majoring in biology and neuroscience.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/08/web1_SDN081618OSU-1.jpgDylan Smith, left, 18, son of Jayne and Mitch Smith, and Allen Tangeman, 18, both of Sidney, son of Jerry and Daniela Tangeman, make buckeye necklaces during a going away party for local Ohio State University freshmen held by the Ohio State Alumni Club of Shelby County Tuesday, Aug. 14. The event was held at the Sidney American Legion. The alumni club helps freshmen make connections at Ohio State University and give the students support. Smith is majoring in pharmaceutical sciences and Tangeman is majoring in biology and neuroscience. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News