Rock On – 4Hands program puts rock band instruments in the hands of promising young Cincinnati musicians

Ten years ago, on the streets of New Orleans, 5-year-old Hassan Patin danced to a drummer’s beat. The street musician’s da-dum-da-dum-da-dum moved Patin, body and soul, he says. “I felt the rhythm of the drum under my feet,” recalls Louisiana native Patin, now a sophomore at Summit Academy Transition High School – Cincinnati. Today, Patin’s … Continued

Young Musicians to Lead Listeners on a Journey of Black History with African Drumming, R&B and more

There’s a saying Christopher G. Smith, music teacher at Summit Academy Transition High School in Cincinnati, likes to share with his students: “I won’t let my label be my limit.” It’s the inspiration behind an ambitious performance, “A Musical Journey Through Black History,” the school’s young musicians will present Thursday, March 12 at 12:45 p.m. … Continued

Aiming High – Summit Academy Community School – Cincinnati basketball team wins state champ title

The gymnasium at Summit Academy Community School – Cincinnati captures a scene worthy of a silver screen. Picture nine basketball players moving in synchronized harmony, performing customized plays, swishing balls through baskets and winning, a lot. The Rev. Thomas Hargis, a member of the school board, established the team to give students an opportunity to … Continued

Egg Drop Challenge Puts Critical Thinking to the Test

Students from Summit Academy Transition High School  in Cincinnati crafted containers with everything from duct tape to Styrofoam and put them to the test during the school’s first Egg Drop Challenge. The objective: to land an egg without breaking it. Mission accomplished. Containers designed by students Isaiah Clay, Shelby Kruse, Kendra Meiser, Madison Taylor and … Continued