Year after year Ohio public schools are among the best in the country, earning national recognition, landing on prestigious awards lists and showcasing best practices of efficiency and achievement. The Ohio School Board Association's (OSBA) Proud Products of Ohio Public Schools campaign was designed to raise awareness about the importance of public education by featuring living examples that prove public schools are doing a great job preparing Ohio students for bright futures.
Madeira alumnus Eli Maiman '04 was selected by the OSBA as one of its newest Proud Products because of his success as a guitarist with the wildly popular band Walk the Moon. In OSBA's June 2015 publication, Eli says his music teachers pushed him to try new things, and that he was able to jump into more advanced material because of the incredible teachers he had. He calls his years at Madeira High School a "magical time in his life."
To read the entire article which features Eli, as well as Mannheim Steamroller creator Louis F. “Chip” Davis Jr.; social entrepreneur Helen verDuin Palit; best-selling author and TV host Daniel H. Pink; Giant Eagle Professor Joe William Trotter Jr.; actor Frederick Arthur “Rick” Scarry and United Nations Foundation CEO Kathy Fitchey Calvin please see page 45 of OSBA JOURNAL.
Eli Maiman - one of Madeira's many Proud Products!
Photo: Eli Maiman in one of “The Voice” judge’s chairs before the band’s May 12 appearance on the TV show.