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The Beaver Local High School Class of 2014.
CALCUTTA —During its May 23 graduation Beaver Local High School awarded 10 students the rank of valedictorian. The first valedictorian was Halie Brooks, daughter of Peggy Brooks, East Liverpool; and Gerald Brooks, Biloxi, Mississippi. A member of the varsity cheerleading squad, she was also involved with concert choir and the spring musical. She was vice president of Students Against Destructive Decisions and National Honor Society (NHS) secretary. Her awards include NHS and Summi Decem. Brooks plans to major in pre-med and biology at the University of Mount Union. Also graduating as valedictorian was Natalyn Chamberlain, daughter of Robert and Bonny Chamberlain, East Liverpool. She was involved with show choir, Varsity B Spirit Club, yearbook and the online newspaper. Along with National Honor Society, her awards include DAR Good Citizen Award and the Coaches Award for tennis. Chamberlain will attend Geneva College to major in communications writing. Hannah Edwards was also named a valedictorian. She is the daughter of Kevin and Jean Edwards, Wellsville. A member of the girls varsity
golf team, she also served as Students Against Destructive Decisions president, English Honors and Science Club secretary; and choir treasurer and section leader. Her awards include National Honor Society, Summi Decem, Calcutta Rotary September Community Service Student of the Month, All Eastern District second team for golf, and Academic All Ohio for golf and grade point average. Edwards plans to major in speech pathology at the University of Mount Union. Steven Hall II also graduated as a valedictorian. The son of Steve and Ruth Ann Hall, East Liverpool, he was a member of marching band, jazz band, track team, swim team, and school musicals. He was a member of Summi Decem and received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award. Hall plans to attend Youngstown State University to major in chemistry. Also graduating as valedictorian was Joseph Houk, son of Bob and Bonnie Houk, Negley. He served as Leo Club and student council president, while also taking part in the county mock crash and Rhythm in Red show choir. A four year track See BEAVER LOCAL, Page 5
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letterman, he was inducted into National Honor Society and Summi Decem. Houk will major in mechanical engineering and participate in the Naval ROTC program at The Ohio State University. Graduating with valedictorian status was Devin Tice Ordich, daughter of James and Bridget Ordich, East Liverpool. Her extracurriculars included colorguard, Students Against Destructive Decisions, jazz band, choir, and Masquers Club. She received the National School Marching Award and was named to Summi Decem. Ordich plans to major in forensic chemistry at Ohio University. Landon Palma also graduated with valedictorian status. The son of Tammy Palma, East Liverpool; and Scott Palma, Alliquippa, Pennsylvania, he was a member of the golf team and Varsity B. He received a Bill Baker Award and was named to Summi Decem. Palma will attend The Ohio State University to major in finance. Another valedictorian was Paige Prologo, daughter of Julie and Chad Prologo, East Liverpool. A member of the soccer and softball teams, she also participated in show choir and Leo Club. Along with National Honor Society, her awards include an Academic Award for soccer and Summi Decum. Prologo will attend Youngstown State University on a full ride to major in pre-med. Abgail Trevor also graduated as a valedictorian. She is the daughter of Tom and Amy Trevor, East Liverpool. Her extracurriculars included mock trial, Leo Club, musicals, and Students Against Destructive Decisions. Among her awards are National Honor Society, Outstanding Witness for mock trial, See BEAVER LOCAL, Page 37
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The Columbiana High School Class of 2014.
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COLUMBIANA —Columbiana High School had 15 students receive top honors during its May 25 graduation held at Clipper Football Stadium in Firestone Park. Named class valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA was Clayton Cooper, son of Bev and Carl Cooper, Canfield. He was a member of the marching and jazz bands, golf team, speech and debate team, as well as Academic Challenge/Quiz Bowl. Among his awards are AP Scholar, All-American Scholar, four year academic letter winner, National Merit Scholarship quarterfinalist, National Honor Society, and a Michelson-Morley Scholarship from Case Western. Cooper plans to double major in mechanical engineering and business at Case Western Reserve University. Also earning a 4.0 GPA was Nick Baylor, son of Kevin and Stephanie Baylor, Columbiana. A member of the varsity soccer and track teams, he was also involved in Interact, Destination Imagination and Physics Olympics. His academic awards include an academic letter, soccer academic award, state soccer academic award, National Honor Society, Milligan College Dean’ s and Soccer scholarships. Baylor will study accounting at Milligan College. Dylan Edwards, son of John and Jody Edwards, Columbiana, also graduated with a 4.0 GPA. He participated in Quiz Bowl/Academic Challenge, Boy Scouts, Destination Imagination, Drama Club and French Club. Along with National Honor Society, his academic achievements include four year distinguished honor roll, Voice
of Democracy Scholarship, South Side Middle School Teachers Scholarship, Buckeye Boys State delegate, and Ohio State Provost Scholarship. Edwards will attend the Ohio State University to major in pre-law/history. Carlie Merlo, daughter of Mark and Cynthia Merlo, Columbiana, graduated with a 4.0 GPA. Her extracurriculars included marching band, Destination Imagination, student government, Interact, and French Club. She is a four year honor recipient, a National Honor Society member, and received an Award of High Distinction Scholarship from Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Merlo plans to study film production and theater at BGSU. The final student to earn a 4.0 GPA was Katherine Schallick. The daughter of Richard and Beth Schallick, Columbiana, she was a four year member and two year co-captain of the varsity soccer team. She was also a four year member of the speech and debate team, serving as co-president her senior year. Her other extracurriculars include ADAPT’ s Columbiana County Youth Coalition and LYFT youth group. She is a four time academic letter winner, four year 4.0 honor roll student, and a member of National Honor Society. She won the All-Ohio Academic Award for girls varsity soccer and a Merit Scholarship from the University of Cincinnati (UC). Other awards include Columbiana Honors Diploma and Ohio Honors Diploma. Schallick plans to attend See COLUMBIANA, Page 7
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UC and major in graphic communication design. Dillon Randolph earned a 3.979 GPA to graduate second in his class. The son of Brandy Bettura, Columbiana, he was a three year football letterman and served a captain. He was also a two year track letterman and one year baseball letterman. His other activities include student government and Interact. He received a $55,000 Vanderbilt University Academic Award and was an Ohio representative for the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment. He is also a four year academic letterman, and a Columbiana and Ohio honors graduate. Randolph will attend Vanderbilt University to major in medicine, health and society with a pre-med track. Also graduating second with 3.979 GPA was Harman Thind. He is the son of Chanchal Thind and Bakhsho Kaur, Columbiana. He was involved with student government, soccer, track, speech and debate, and Academic Challenge. He is a Columbiana High School and Ohio honor graduate, four year academic letterman, and a member of National Honor Society. Thind plans to major in chemical engineering at The Ohio State University. Earning a 3.978 GPA to graduate third was Conner Witherow, son of Kenneth and Teresa Witherow, Columbiana. A member of the varsity soccer and basketball teams, he also participated in student government, Spanish Club, and speech and debate. His awards include Ohio Honors and Columbiana Honors diplomas, four year academic letterman, and National Honor Society. Witherow will attend John Carroll University to major in molecular biology and minor in neuroscience. Adrianna Dunlap, daughter of George and Deborah Dunlap, Columbiana, graduated fourth with a 3.96 GPA. She was Senior Class president, soccer co-captain, throws captain for track, and student government treasurer. She also served as section leader and head drum major in the band. Her academic awards include four year academic letterman, Academic All Ohioan, three years perfect attendance, Band Directors Award, 2013 Outstanding Rotary Student of the “CONGRATULATIONS” YORK DREXLER POST 5532
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COLUMBIANA —During its 2014 graduation, Crestview High School recognized eight students as valedictorians. Alexys Brooks, daughter of Charlie and Diana Wilkinson, Columbiana, was one of eight valedictorians to hold a 4.0 GPA. A member of the varsity volleyball and softball teams, she took part in Freshman Focus and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She was also a member of National Honor Society. Brooks will attend Ohio Northern University to major in forensic biology. The second valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA was Trevor Cope, son of Jeff and Terry Cope, New Waterford. He was a member of the football and track teams, as well as the Fairfield Ruritans. Along with National Honor Society, his awards include a Crestview Alumni Scholarship and the 1,000 Yard Club in football. Cope plans to major in accounting at Thiel College. Also graduating as a valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA was Joshua DeSalvo. He is the son of Richard and Melanie DeSalvo, Columbiana. He was a member of the football, wrestling and baseball teams, Math Club and Leo Club. DeSalvo
plans to attend Youngstown State University to major in nursing. Jacob Ferris also graduated with a 4.0 GPA to be a valedictorian. The son of Richard and Lana Ferris, East Palestine, he played football and baseball. He was also involved with the Knights of Columbus, Leo Club and National Honor Society. Ferris will major in exercise science at Kent State University. Brandon Koenig, son of Dimitri and Frances Koenig, Columbiana, earned a 4.0 GPA to be valedictorian. A percussionist in the marching band, he also took part in Chemistry Club, Math Club, French Club and Peer-to-Peer tutoring. Koenig plans to attend Youngstown State University to major in chemical engineering. Graduating as a valedictorian with 4.0 GPA was Anthony Marr, son of James and Nancy Marr, Leetonia. He was Senior Class president, National Honor Society vice president, and soccer team captain. He also served on student council and Student Advisory Committee. Marr plans to major See CRESTVIEW, Page 9
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in finance at Miami University. Also earning a 4.0 GPA to graduate as valedictorian was Samuel Powers, son of Amy and Milton Powers, Columbiana. A member of the Math and Computer clubs, he was also enrolled in the Seniors to Sophomore program at Kent State University (KSU) where he was named to the 2013 fall dean’ s list. He was also named to the 4.0 honor roll. Powers will attend KSU-Salem and is undecided on his major. The final valedictorian to graduate with a 4.0 GPA was Samuel Weikart. He is the son of Jim and Crystal Weikart, Leetonia. Along he varsity track, he was involved with student council, and head organizer for the inaugural “Cruise for a Cure” car show. He was also Senior Class vice president and a National Honor Society member. Weikart plans to major in industrial systems engineering at Youngstown State University. Enzio Lucci, son of Vince and Katie Lucci, Columbiana, graduated with a 3.959 GPA to be named class salutatorian. He was a member of the golf and basketball teams, Chemistry Club, Rebel Hoops and National Honor Society. Lucci will attend Kent State University to major in accounting. Graduating 10th was Tavia Birnesser, daughter of William Kunkle, New Waterford; and Tonya Johnson-Birnesser, East Palestine. She was Chemistry Club vice president and a member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Birnesser plans to major in biologyforensic science at a yet to be determined university. “CONGRATULATIONS” YORK DREXLER POST 5532
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The East Liverpool High School Class of 2014.
EAST LIVERPOOL —East Liverpool High School held its graduation ceremony on May 25 in the high school gym. Andrew Hutchman was the first of two valedictorians with a 4.0 GPA. The son of David and Kathryn Hutchman, East Liverpool, he was involved with Boy Scouts, tennis, bowling, and amateur radio. His awards include National Honor Society, Scholar of the Month, honors graduation, and the Jack Rudibaugh Memorial Award for bowling. Hutchman will major in atmospheric sciences at The Ohio State University. Also earning a 4.0 GPA to graduate as a valedictorian was Olivia Shaw, daughter of Mike and Cheri Shaw, East Liverpool. A four year member of the cheerleading squad, she was also involved with Outdoor Adventure Club, thespians, and was the 2014 student director. She was also Booster Club president. She received the Heather Coakley Award, Buckeye Girls State Scholarship, a Mount Union Dean’ s Scholarship, and was inducted into National Honor Society. Shaw will attend the University of Mount Union to major in human development and family science. Graduating as salutatorian with a 3.92 GPA
was Taylor Wise, daughter of Mike and Karen Wise, East Liverpool. She was Booster Club vice president, National Honor Society treasurer, as well as a member of Outdoor Adventure Club, Thespians and a Camp Fitch counselor. She was also named the January Student of the Month. Wise plans to attend The Ohio State University. Grant Owens, son of Scott and Clare Owens, East Liverpool, graduated third with a 3.89 GPA. He was a member of Outdoor Adventure Club, track, and cross country. His awards include National Honor Society, Buckeye Boys State, and Scholar of the Month. Owens will major in pre-med at Kent State University. Alisha Angus earned a 3.81 GPA to graduate fourth. The daughter of Gail Angus, East Liverpool, she took part in Tri-M, ELHS Young Democrats, criminal justice and concert choir Angus plans to major in criminal justice at an undecided university. Earning a 3.80 GPA to graduate fifth in her class was Kasey Badgley. She is the daughter of Rhonda and Thomas Badgley, East Liverpool. She served as ELHS and Columbiana County See EAST LIVERPOOL, Page 11
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Young Democrats vice president, and was involved with theater. Among her awards are National Technical Honor Society and May Scholar of the Month. Badgley will major in graphic design at Youngstown State University. Prince Graduating sixth with a 3.76 GPA was Ashley Fullerton, daughter of Carol Ceer, East Liverpool. She was enrolled in early childhood education and was a member of the National Technical Honor Society. Fullerton will attend Eastern Gateway Community College to major in early childhood education. Ryian Burson, son of Bryian and Kathy Burson, East Liverpool, graduated seventh with a 3.75 GPA. A member of the golf, baseball, and basketball teams, he was also involved with umpiring and community service. He was a member of the state runner-up golf team, as well as a Buckeye Boys State delegate, February Scholar of the Month, Award of Excellence and honors diploma recipient. Burson will major in athletic training and physical therapy at Wheeling Jesuit University. Alyssa Higgins earned a 3.75 GPA to graduate eighth in the Class of 2014. The daughter of Billie Higgins and Charlie Higgins, both of East Liverpool, she was enrolled in commercial arts. Higgins plans to study design at either Eastern Gateway Community College or Pittsburgh Technical Institute. Graduating with a 3.68 GPA to be ranked ninth was Cole Hamilton, son of Dave and Alison Hamilton, East Liverpool. He was a member of the football, wrestling and tennis teams, as well as Thespians. He was also inducted into the National Honor Society. Hamilton will attend West Virginia University to major in petroleum and natural gas engineering. Rounding out the top 10 with a 3.65 GPA was Blake Prince. The son of Randy and Lisa Prince, East Liverpool, he was Good Luck Graduates!
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The East Palestine High School Class of 2014.
EAST PALESTINE —East Palestine High School had three students graduate as valedictorians during its May 24 commencement ceremony. The first valedictorian was Sarah Adams, daughter of Deb and Mike Adams, Petersburg. She served as student council president, and was a member of Girl Scouts, cross country and band. Her academic awards include National Honor Society, Incentive Scholarship, honor roll, diploma with honors, President’ s Award for Educational Excellence, $4,000 Award of Performance, and a $3,000 Thompson Working Class Families Scholarship. Adams will attend Bowling Green State University to major in integrated mathematics. Megan Brown, daughter of Jim and LeeAnn Brown, East Palestine, also graduated as valedictorian. Her extracurriculars included CLEAR, student council, volleyball, and serving as a class officer. Along with National Honor Society, her academic achievements include an Incentive Scholarship, Leadership Award, honors diploma,
honor roll, and a President’ s Award for Educational Excellence. Brown plans to major in health and human sciences at an undecided university. The final valedictorian was Logan Frye, son of Rhonda Frye, East Palestine; and Jeffrey Frye, Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania. A member of the football and track teams, he served as student council vice president and CLEAR treasurer. He was also National Honor Society president. Among his awards are an Incentive Scholarship, Football Defensive Lineman Award, Inter-Tri County and Quad County leagues honorable mention for football, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence, National Society of High School Scholars, Business Education Award, honor roll, and Ohio High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete. Fry will attend the University of Pittsburgh to major in bioengineering. See EAST PALESTINE, Page 13
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Isaac Ree was named class salutatorian. The son of Wendy and William Pander, East Palestine; and Daniel Ree, he received an Incentive Scholarship. Ree plans to attend Youngstown State University. The first honor student was Alex Dumbauld, son of Dr. Mark and Lana Dumbauld, East Palestine. He played golf, baseball, basketball, was a member of the band and Columbiana County Youth Coalition. His awards include National Honor Society, Leadership Award for golf, Inter-Tri County League golf first team, Basketball Defensive Player of the Year, and student of the month. He will major in mechanical engineering at The Ohio State University. Christopher Eichler, son of Ronald and Sally Eichler, Negley, was also named an honor student. His extracurriculars included soccer, baseball, band, Rotary soccer coach, and Camp Kon-o-Kwee counselor. He received an Incentive Scholarship and graduation honors. Eichler will study business administration at Youngstown State Univer-
sity. Bryn McElroy was also an honor student graduate. She is the daughter of Eric and Darlene McElroy, East Palestine. A four year member and three year letter for track, she was also on the yearbook staff, student school board representative, and Country Hands 4-H Club president. Along with National Honor Society, which she served as vice president, her academic awards include Incentive Scholarship, student of the month, and Heads Above the Rest. McElroy plans to major in speech-language pathology at Miami University of Ohio. Also graduating as a honor student was Mark Ortega, son of Britt Ortega and Leonard Ortega, East Palestine. He was involved in soccer, band, tennis and Drama Club. Her academic awards include National Honor Society and an Incentive Scholarship. Ortega will attend The Ohio State University to major in engineering.
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Edison High School Class of 2014
HAMMONDSVILLE —Edison High School had four students share the rank of valedictorian for its Class of 2014. Travis Bell, son of Barry and Amy Bell, Toronto, was one of three valedictorians. He was involved in Beta Club, Spanish Club, Ruritan Club, Academic Team, and soccer. Among his awards are National Honor Society and a third year academic letter. Bell plans to attend Eastern Gateway Community College. Also graduating as a valedictorian was Madisen Hunter, the daughter of Nelson and Shannon Green, Wellsville. A member of the basketball and softball teams, she was also involved in marching and concert band, and served as Senior Class vice-president. She is a four year letter winner, and member of National Honor Society, and was named WTOV 9 Top of the Ohio Valley. Hunter will attend the University of Mount Union to major in nursing. Joshua Pasek was also named a valedictorian during graduation exercises. He is the son of Ron Pasek and Kim Rawson, both of Toronto. His extracurriculars included Beta Club, football, baseball, Bray’ s Chapel youth group and Spanish Club. He earned a four year academic letter, an All-Conference Academic Award, was named to the All Ohio Eastern District Academic Team for baseball, and was inducted into National Honor
Society. Pasek will major in exercise science at Slippery Rock University. The final valedictorian was Madeline Williamson. The daughter of George and Melissa Williamson, Bloomingdale, she served as Senior Class president. She was also involved in marching, concert and jazz band, and volleyball. Her awards include National Honor Society, Buckeye Girls’ State, four year academic letter winner, National Merit Commended Scholar, American Legion Americanism Test county and district winner, DAR History Contest winner, and the Steubenville Rotary Club Service Above Self Award Recipient. Named class salutatorian was Samuel Sheets, son of John and Shelly Sheets, Toronto. Samuel was a member of the National Beta Club, Spanish Club, Ruritan Club, marching band and soccer. Along with National Honor Society, his awards include a fourth year academic letter, a varsity letter marching band and soccer. Sheets plans to attend the University of Akron to major in electrical engineering. Blaine Cline, son of Charles and Amie Cline, Toronto, graduated sixth. He was heavily involved with the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and County Classics 4-H Club, serving various posiSee EDISON, Page 39
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The Leetonia High School Class of 2014. LEETONIA —Leetonia High School awarded diplomas to 55 students during its 2014 commencement ceremony with two sharing the title of valedictorian. Brianne Frederick, daughter of Sherri Frederick and Brian Frederick, Leetonia, is co-valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. She was involved with marching band, volleyball, student council, and NOSB/Envirothon. Along with National Honor Society, her awards include honor roll, an academic letter, and varsity letter. Frederick plans to attend Bluffton University to major in elementary education. Also named valedictorian is Alyssa Harris, daughter of Connie and Clyde Harris, E. High St., Leetonia. She is a four year member of the softball and volleyball teams, as well as a five year member of the marching band. A student council representative, she served as National Honor Society vice president. During her senior year she was awarded the Trombitas Award for the student athlete with the highest in season GPA. Harris will major in nursing at Kent State University at Salem. Graduating third with a 3.96 GPA is Emily Schneider. The daughter of Ron and Dala Schneider, Grafton Road, Leetonia, she is a member of National Honor Society. Along with 4-H, she is a member of the softball, cross country, and basketball teams. Her senior awards include the Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Award and second team Inter-Tri County League for basketball. She also received the Trombitas Award for the student athlete with the highest in season GPA for basketball, cross country, and soc-
cer. Schneider plans to study biological sciences/premed at Wright State University. Alexa Bruderly graduated fourth with a 3.9 GPA. She is the daughter of Michael Bruderly, Salem; and Stephanie Bruderly, Leetonia. Her extra curricular activities include softball, marching band, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and student council. She is also president of National Honor Society. Bruderly will attend Youngstown State University to major in pre-med. Graduating fifth with a 3.6 GPA is Melissa Sawman, daughter of Paula Criss and Rodney Sawman, Leetonia. Sawman plans to attend the University of Akron to study radiology. Nicholas Craig, son of Tami Greaver, is graduating seventh with a 3.5 GPA. He is involved with drag racing and marching band. Craig will study mechanical engineering at Youngstown State University. Graduating ninth is Erin Zickefoose, daughter of Jeanna Zickefoose, Stoy St., Leetonia. She is a member of National Honor Society, Drama Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and Spanish Club. Zickefoose is going to attend the Casal Aveda Institute for its cosmetology program. Rounding out the top 10 with a 3.4 GPA is Mara Newton. The daughter of Chip and Bonnie Newton, state Route 558, Leetonia, she is involved with Ruriteens and 4-H. She was also a member of the cross country, basketball and track teams, earning the Captain’ s Award for each. Newton will attend Walsh University to major in occupational therapy.
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Leetonia High School Class of 2014
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LISBON —Lisbon David Anderson High School had two students earn the rank of valedictorian during its recent graduation. Holly Graham, daughter of Bob and Kim Graham, Lisbon, was one of two valedictorians with a 4.150 GPA. She was president of the Science and Spanish clubs, as well as a member cross country, track, and marching band. She received All County honorable mention for cross country, a Trustee Scholarship, Honors Scholarship, and AMVETS Scholarship. Graham will attend Kent State University. Also earning a 4.150 GPA to be class valedictorian was Brandon Haldiman. He is the son of Jenette Petro and Raymond Householder, Lisbon; and Adam and Tracy Haldiman, Twinsburg. Along with varsity football, he participated in Academic Challenge, Mock Trial, Spanish Club and Science Club. During his senior year he was named the Inter-Tri County League Defensive Player of the Week. Haldiman plans to major in chemical engineering at Youngstown State University. Graduating second with a 4.127 GPA was salutatorian Lucas Tolson. The son of David and Rebecca Tolson, Lisbon, he participated in theatre, Academic Challenge, Science Club, band, and played golf. Among his awards is a second place finished in the Physic Olympics airplane contest. Tolson will study criminal justice at Kent State University-Salem. Jagr Groubert, son of Gary and Vanessa Groubert, Lisbon, graduated third with a 4.079 GPA. He was student council, Pep Club and Senior Class president, as well as a member of Academic Challenge and mock trial. He received Inter-Tri County League and Quad County honors for football and baseball, and was named Baird Brothers Player of the Week. He also received an Elks Scholarship and second place in the Physics Olympics music event. Groubert plans to attend Slippery Rock University to major in athletic training. Alexis Summers, daughter of George and Stephanie Summers, Lisbon, earned a 3.997 GPA to graduate fourth. A four year volleyball letterman, she was a member of Key Club, Spanish Club, Science Club and Health and Careers Club. Among her awards are See LISBON, Page 18
The Lisbon David Anderson High School Class of 2014.
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National Honor Society, Buckeye Girls State and a HOBY 2012 representative. Summers will major in nursing at Kent State University-Salem. Earning a 3.987 GPA to graduate fifth was Alexa Achberger, the daughter of Troy Achberger and Denise Achberger, both of Lisbon. She was a member of marching band, concert band, pep band, Key Club and student council. She was awarded a Deans Award and Muskie Grant. Achberger will attend Xavier University in Cincinnati to major in psychology. Graduating sixth with a 3.871 GPA was Tiffany Bowen. She is the daughter of Dorothy Thompson, Lisbon; and Adam Bowen, Madisonville, Louisiana. A volunteer at Salem Regional Medical Center, she served as Health and Careers Club president. She was also a member of Spanish Club and Key Club. Her awards include four year member of National Honor Society (NHS) and NHS honors graduate.Bowen plans to major in nursing at Kent State University-Salem. Jacob Jarome, son of Phillip and Victoria Jarome, Lisbon, graduated seventh with a 3.857 GPA. His extracurriculars included football, track Chess Club and Academic Challenge. Jarome will major in
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The Minerva High School Class of 2014.
MINERVA —Minerva Local High School held its graduation ceremony on May 25. Shania Miller, daughter of Thomas and Vanessa Miller, Minerva, was named class valedictorian with a 4.204 GPA. A member of the varsity softball team, she served as Students Against Destructive Decisions treasurer. She was also involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes and leadership. Along with National Honor Society, her academic awards include Ohio High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Award, John F. Kennedy Memorial Award, Enos “Red” and Ruth Jamison Scholarship, Joseph William Deagan Hoorays Scholarship and a $1,200 Rotary Scholarship. Miller plans to attend Kent State University to major in nursing and specialize in pediatrics. Graduating was class salutatorian with a 4.202 GPA was Ryan Zwahlen, son of Steve and Donna Zwahlen, Minerva. He was involved with International Circle, the Salvation Army, Grace Chapel Youth Praise Band, and his church softball league. His awards include National Honor Society, Larry P. Gram Memorial Scholarship, UAW Scholarship, Enos “Red” Jamison Scholarship, Colfor Mfg. Scholarship, and an University of Akron Scholarship for Excellence. Zwahlen will major in accounting at the University of Akron. Earning a 4.194 GPA to graduate third was Shelby Amatangelo. She is the daughter of Cindy Amatangelo, Minerva; and Russell and Joyce Amatangelo, Malvern. Her extracurriculars included varsity softball, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Students Against Destructive Decisions, and
tutoring middle school students. Among her awards are October Teen of the Month, Wendy’ s High School Heisman winner, Elks Local Lead Scholarship, Social Studies Department award, Minerva Education Foundation and Alumni Association Award, Community Service Scholar Award, and Enos “Red” Jamison Scholarship. Amatangelo will attend the University of Akron Honors College to major in accounting and pursue a pre-law track. Judy Lin, daughter of Kexiu Cao and Mu Cheng Lin, Minerva, graduated fourth with a 4.177 GPA. She served as Ecology Club and National Honor Society president, while also participating in leadership, International Circle, and Students Against Destructive Decisions. Her awards include Outstanding Spanish I-IV, Annual Dallas R. & Earnest H. Lutz Scholarship, and a Minerva Education Foundation and Alumni Association award. Lin will major in biology at the University of Michigan. Emory Bandurka, daughter of Sabrena Blose, Minerva, earned a 4.164 GPA to graduate fifth. She took part in Ecology Club, photography/drawing, choir and Students Against Destructive Decisions. She was also employed at subway. Her awards include a Science Department Scholarship and the Minerva Lions Community Civic Club Jan Snively Moore Memorial Award. Bandurka plans to major in paralegal studies at the University of Pittsburgh. See MINERVA, Page 20
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Graduating sixth with a 4.151 GPA was Morgan Preston. She is the daughter of Lynn and Steven Preston, Minerva. She was a member of the volleyball, basketball and softball teams, as well as Students Against Destructive Decisions. Along with National Honor Society, her awards include the Bob Simms Memorial Scholarship, William Elliot Memorial Scholarship, Enos “Red” Jamison Scholarship, Minerva Education Foundation and Alumni Association Scholarship, and an Award of Excellence for Exemplary Display of Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity. Preston will attend the University of Akron to major in mechanical engineering. Earning a 4.125 GPA to graduate seventh was Katlyn Willison, daughter of Amy and Bob Horn, East Rochester. A member of the varsity volleyball team, she was also involved with Students Against Destructive Decisions and student council. She also served as Future Farmers of America (FFA) president and National Honor Society vice president. Among her awards are a varsity
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NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. —Oak Glen High School awarded top honors to seven graduates of the Class of 2014. Shelby Hudson, daughter of Paul and Michele Hudson, New Cumberland, West Virginia, was one of seven top graduates. Her extracurriculars included Key Club, Culture Club, band, theater, and RAZE. She was also a member of National Honor Society. Hudson plans to attend Marshall University and major in pharmacy. Also graduating in the top seven was Michelle Campbell. She is the daughter of Roger and Penny Campbell, New Cumberland, West Virginia, and a member of the Chester First Baptist Church. Among her extracurriculars were theater, Pep Club, Masque & Sward Society, and track. Her honors include West Virginia Girls State and National Honor Society. Campbell will major in education at West Liberty University. Graduating in the top seven was Elisabeth Six, daughter of Steve and Amy Six, Chester, West Virginia. She was a member of Business Club, Key Club, Culture CLub and was inducted into National Honor Society. Six will attend West Virginia University and major in nursing. Jenny Colaber was also a top seven student. She is the daughter of Jim and Becky Colaber, New Cumberland,
West Virginia. A member of National Honor Society, she was also involved with Key Club and Culture Club. Colaber will attend West Virginia Northern Community College. Madison Hill, daughter of Duff and Janet Hill, Chester, W.Va., also graduated in the top seven. She was a four year member of the tennis team, and took part in Pep Club, Culture Club, Key Club and Business Club Hill plans to major in pharmacy at West Virginia University. Also graduating in the top seven was Megan Nally, daughter of Frank Nally and Elizabeth Grimes, both of New Cumberland, West Virginia. A four year track team member, she participated in Pep Club, Culture Club, Key Club and Business Club. Nally plans to attend Bethany College and major in chemical engineering. The final top seven graduate was Marisa Stoffel. She is the daughter of John and Betsy Stoffel, Chester, West Virginia. Her extracurriculars included Prom Committee, Key Club, Business Club, wrestling statistician, and volunteering at the Hancock County Animal Shelter. She also served as National Honor Society treasurer. Stoffel plans to attend West Virginia University and major in pharmacy.
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The Salem High School Class of 2014.
SALEM —Salem High School held its graduation ceremony on May 25 in the high school gym and awarded 154 students diplomas. Emma Wilson was named class valedictorian with a 4.172 GPA. Also ranked fourth in her class, she is the daughter of Deanna and George Wilson, Salem. She served as varsity cheerleading and cross country captain, as well as Spanish Club president, Key Club vice president, and student council secretary. Along with being a member of National Honor Society which she served as secretary, her awards included a University of Mount Union Trustee Scholarship, Brooks Writing Awards, and a Buckeye Girls State Scholarship. Wilson will attend Mount Union to major in national security and foreign intelligence analysis. Graduating first with a 4.221 GPA was Mark Fredrickson, son of Lauren and Lee Fredrickson, Salem. A member of the basketball team, he was also involved with Pep Club, German Club, Delta Epsilon Phi and TACT. Among his academic awards was the 2013 Physics Student of the Year Award and Youngstown State University Leslie H. Cochran Scholarship. Fredrickson plans to major in mechanical engineering at YSU. Earning a 4.192 GPA to graduate second was Hannah Carner, daughter of Becky and Jeffrey
Carner, Salem. She was softball team captain and Spanish club sergeant at arms. She was also involved in Pep Club and TACT. Her academic awards include a $13,000 Presidential Scholarship and National Honor Society, where she was historian. Carner will major in pre-med at Baldwin Wallace University. Nathan Eisel graduated third with a 4.186 GPA. The son of Terri and Bill Eisel, Salem, he played football and ran track. He was a member of Key Club, Delta Epsilon Phi, and German Club. His academic awards include National Honor Society and a $9,500 a year President’ s Scholar Award from Costal Carolina University. Eisel will attend Costal Carolina to major in marine science. Annaliese Radcliff, daughter of Wendy and Daryl Radcliff, Salem, graduated fifth with a 4.170 GPA. She served as Academic Challenge captain, Key Club secretary, and German Club president. She was inducted into both the German National Honor Society and National Honor Society. Along with these activities she also attending Regents Foreign Language Academy to study Russian. Radcliff will attend Kazan State University on a scholarship. Graduating sixth with a 4.153 GPA was Brittany Skiba, daughter of Pam and Steve Skiba, See SALEM, Page 23
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Salem. She served as student council representative, Spanish Club treasurer, and was involved with Pep Club and Project Support. She also taught students in West Virginia through the Americorps program. Among her academic awards are Ohio Scholastic Coaches Association Academic Excellence Award, Girls Soccer Academic Excellence Award, Academic Merit Scholarship, Northeast Buckeye Conference Athlete Award for soccer, and Bowling Green State University Honors Experience Scholarship. She was also inducted into National Honor Society where she served as registrar. Skiba plans to attend BGSU to major in early childhood education-inclusive. Also graduating sixth and holding a 4.153 GPA was Carson Herron. She is the daughter of Diana and Robert Herron, Salem. A member of the varsity volleyball team, she also participated in Key Club, Pep Club, TACT and Computer Club. Her academic awards included Harvard Prize Book Award, The Ohio State University Maximus Scholarship, and National Honor Society where she served as historian. Herron will study health science through OSU’ s Health Sciences Scholars Program. Earning a 4.147 GPA and graduating eighth was Michael Anzevino. The son of Judy and Harry Anzevino, Salem, he was a member of the soccer team. He was also involved in Delta Epsilon Phi, German Club,
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The Sebring McKinley High School Class of 2014.
SEBRING —Sebring McKinley High School held its graduation on May 25 in the high school gymnasium. Jonathan Ward was named valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Ward, he served as senior class president, National Honor Society vice president, and on Student Senate. He also played basketball and was a member of Ecology Club. His academic awards and scholarships include National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence, Bausch and Lomb Science Award, Academic Team, Elks Teenager of the Year, Dorman-Baxter Scholarship and John Carroll University Presidential Scholarship. Ward plans to attend John Carroll University to major in biochemistry Named salutatorian for the Class of 2014 with a 3.962 GPA was Alissa Courtney. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Courtney. Her extracurricular activities include cheerleading, softball, Student Senate, Ecology Club and Wind
River Science Club. Along with National Honor Society, her academic awards include Academic Team All A Honor Roll, and a Malone Scholarship. Courtney will major in nursing at Malone University. Aidan D’ Ostroph, son of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm D’ Ostroph, earned a 3.779 GPA to be ranked third in his class. A soccer coach, he was a member of Language Club, Wind River Science Club, the high school musical and Destination Imagination, where he was a two year state qualifier. Along with National Honor Society, he was named to the honor roll, Academic Team and was an Elk’ s Student of the Month. D’ Ostroph plans to major in nursing and education at either the University of Mount Union or Kent State University. Madison Handy, daughter of Krista Handy and Jeff Handy, graduated with a 3.705 GPA to be See SEBRING, Page 25
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ranked fourth. He extracurricular included Students Against Destructive Decisions, Student Senate, spirit crew, Ecology Club and Language Club. Among her academic awards were National Honor Society, honor roll, student of the month, Academic Team, Young Woman with a Bright Future honoree, Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month and Elks Teen of the Month. Handy plans to attend the University of Mount Union and major in psychology. Graduating fifth with a 3.659 GPA is Kelsi Settle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Settle. She was president of Students Against Destructive Decisions and National Honor Society, as well as, Senior Class vice president. She was also captain of the basketball, softball and volleyball teams. Her academic awards include honor/merit roll, Elks Teen of the Month, Academic Team, HOBY delegate and Elks Teen of the Year. Settle will attend Bethany College to major in special education and to play basketball. Joshua Faudree graduated sixth in the Class of 2014 with a 3.595 GPA. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Faudree, he served on the yearbook staff and was copy editor of newspaper, ECHO. He was also in Students Against Destructive Decisions and Ecology Club. Among his academic awards and scholarships are National Honor Society, Junior Marshall, student of the month, and a University of Mount Union Dean’ s Scholarship. Faudree plans to major in biochemistry and physics or a health science at the University of Mount Union. Julia Cunningham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rod Cunningham, graduated seventh with a 3.493 GPA. She served as Ecology Club president and Senior Class treasurer. She was also a member of the cheerleading squad, softball team, and Language Club. He academic awards include honor roll, Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month, Elks Student of the Month, student of the month. Cunningham plans to attend Kent State University. Graduating eighth was Nicolle Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wilson, who earned a 3.477 GPA. She was a Senior Class office, Ecology Club secretary, and held various yearbook positions, including editor. She also participated in high school book clubs and Student Senate. Among her academic awards are the Hartshorn Award, Alliance Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month, National Honor Society, and an Academic Excellence award. Wilson will major in business management at the University of
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GREENFORD —South Range High School had 12 students named valedictorians during its graduation ceremony. The first valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA was Taylor Christian, son of Ellen and Edward Christian, Salem. He was involved with Quiz Bowl and Boy Scouts. His academic achievements include National Honor Society and graduating with honors. Christian plans to study political science at Youngstown State University. Also graduating with a 4.0 GPA was valedictorian Luke Eusebio. He is the son of Joe Eusebio, Columbiana; and Heather Eusebio, Salem. He served as Speech and Debate team captain, student council vice president, and band president. He was also a member of Key Club and a Salem Regional Medical Center volunteer. As a member of the Speech and Debate team he was named a state quarter finalist. Eusebio has been accepted into the Northeast Ohio Medical University’ s bachelor of science/medical doctor program. Emily Griffith also earned a 4.0 GPA to be named a valedictorian. The daughter of Bill and Linda Griffith, North Lima, she was a member of band, Quiz Bowl, Sisterhood, yearbook, and the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band. She was named a Quiz Bowl Mahoning County JV All-Star. Griffith plans to attend Ohio University to study media arts and studies and creative writing. Holly Heck, daughter of Dave and Cindi Heck, North Lima, also graduated as a valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. She was involved with Key Club, FCA, FTA and Sisterhood. Her academic awards include National Honor Society. Heck plans to major in business at The Ohio State University. Also earning a 4.0 GPA and valedictorian status was Raianne Mason. She is the daughter of Richard and Donann Mason, North Lima. A member of the varsity track and volleyball teams, she was also yearbook editor and involved with Bible study. She is a three year volleyball letterman, four year track letterman, and received the Robinette Scholastic Award for the highest GPA in spring sports. She is also graduating with honors. Mason will attend Harding University to major in management. Graduating as a valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA was Christian Moore, son of Leonard and Amanda Moore, Salem. His extracurriculars included varsity Academic Challenge, 4H, Mill Creek Farms volunteer, and Bible Study. Moore will attend The Ohio State University to major in landscape architecture. Tiffany Patterson, daughter of Lois and
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The Southern Local Jr./Sr. High School Class of 2014.
SALINEVILLE —Southern Local Jr./Sr. High School held its graduation ceremony on May 23. Tesa Lynn Calvin was named class valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. She is the daughter of Linda Beadnell and John Calvin, both of Salineville. She was involved in cheerleading, softball, and student council. Among her academic achievements are Salineville Kiwanis September Student of the Month, all A honor roll and National Honor Society. Calvin will attend Old Dominion University to major in biotechnology. Kaylee Ann McCaffrey, daughter of John and Linda McCaffrey, Wellsville, graduated with a 3.85 GPA to be salutatorian. Her extracurriculars included cheerleading and student council. Along with National Honor Society, her academic awards included honor roll and Salineville Kiwanis Student of the Month. McCaffrey plans to major in pharmacology at the University of Akron. Graduating third with a 3.798 GPA was Michael Patrick McKenzie. The son of Sheilah McKenzie, Lisbon; and Michael McKenzie,
Youngstown, he was a member of the football and took part in weight lifting. He received the Indian Award for football. McKenzie will attend Youngstown State University to study business and play football. Earning a 3.76 GPA to graduate fourth was Kayla Jean Huff, daughter of Troy Huff, Wellsville. She was a member of the cheerleading squad and softball team, as well as student council. She was also National Technical Honor Society treasurer and a Salineville Kiwanis Student of the Month. Huff plans to study physical therapy at Kent State University. Jared Samuel Shilot, son of Paul Shilot, East Liverpool and Marguerite Smuck, Wellsville, graduated fifth with a 3.73 GPA. A member of the football, basketball and track teams, he also took part in Tech Club and yearbook. His academic achievements include National Honor Society, all A honor roll, and Student of the Month. Shilot will
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attend Kent State University at East Liverpool to major in physical therapy. Brandon Jon Beveridge graduated with a 3.69 GPA to be ranked sixth. The son of Dale and Connie Beveridge, Lisbon, he was a member of the track team, Art Club and Spanish Club. Beveridge will enroll in the power plant technology program at Youngstown State University Also graduating sixth with a 3.69 GPA was James Steven Napierkowski, son of Frank and Christine Napierkowski, Salineville. He was a member of the cross country and track teams, as well as Spanish Club. A honor roll student, he also received the Welder of the Year Award, Napierkowski may enter the Air National Guard, before attending The Ohio State University of Welding Engineering. Graduating eighth was Elizabeth Ashley Scyoc, who earned a 3.68 GPA. She is the daughter of Diana Helman, Salineville; and Earl Scyoc, Columbiana. Her extracurricular Morning Journal/Devin Bezeredi activities include FFA, Chinese Club, FACS and tractor pulling. She received the FFA Southern Local Class of 2014 SalutaState Degree and is a honor roll student. Scy- torian Kaylee McCaffrey addresses her classmates. oc will attend The Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute to majoring in livestock nutrition. Randi Brittany Carroll, daughter of Eric Smith, Wellsville, graduated ninth with a 3.63 GPA. A member of the marching band, Brandon Jon Beveridge Dustin John Earich she served as student government vice presi- Joshua Tyler Bickley Benjamin Thomas Elliott James Anthony Giannone dent, student council treasurer, and National Joshua David Black Caleb Edward Gotschall Honor Society president. She was also named Macey Lynn Blair David Allen Grace Jr. student of the month. Carroll plans to study McKenna Marie Boals Howard Wayne Bott Robert Allen Guthrie forensic accounting and business manageKimberly Michelle Brucker Levi Douglas Haddox ment at Kent State University. Robert Walter Callahan Casey Rae Howdershelt Graduating 10th with a 3.51 GPA was Tesa Lynn Calvin Kayla Jean Huff David Allen Grace, son of Dave and Sue Randi Brittany Carroll Brandi Alexis Hunt Grace, Salineville. His extracurriculars Amanda Jo Cosma Miracle Star Javens included marching band, student council, Clayton Ryan Cunningham Brianna June Ketchum concert band and Spanish Club. He received Dalton Michael Cunningham Jesse Michael Liggitt seniors awards in marching band and was a Jacob Tyler Davis Mathew Wayne Madison honor roll student. Grace will major in neuroScott Douglas Deitch II Ryan Loye Maskaluk science at Allegheny College.
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NEW MIDDLETOWN —Springfield Local High School awarded top honors to eight graduating seniors with two sharing the valedictorian ranking. Julia Denmeade, daughter of Maureen and Thomas Denmeade, New Middletown, was one of two valedictorians with a 4.0 GPA. A member of the softball team, she was also involved with French Club, student council and float committee. Her academic awards include National Honor Society, high honor roll, Academic Hall of Fame, Scholar Athlete, and the Leslie Cochran Scholarship from Youngstown State University. Denmeade plans to major in history at Youngstown State University. Also graduating as valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA was Zachary Cain. He is the son of Sandra Cain, New Middletown; and Shawn Cain, Middleburg Heights. An Eagle Scout, he was a four year member of the football team, Senior Class vice president, and a four year Youngstown State University English Festival participant. He received the Tim Whither’ s Scholar Athlete Award and 20 under 20 nomination. Cain will attend The Ohio State University’ s Humanities Scholars Program. Named class salutatorian with a 3.915 GPA was Kennedy Richey. The daughter of Peggy and Dan Richey, Petersburg, she was a member of the volleyball and basketball teams, French Club, Science Club, and was Senior Class president. Along with National Honor Society, her awards include honor roll. Richey will study marketing at Robert Morris University. Heather Sutherin, daughter of Thomas and Karen Sutherin, Petersburg, graduated fourth with a 3.9 GPA. She was a member of the marching band, pep band, jazz band, Drama Club and concert band. She received the YWCA Young Women With Bright Futures Award. Sutherin plans to major English and creative writing at Kent State University at Salem. Audrey Schoenike, daughter of Jon and Lynn Schoenike, Poland, earned a 3.861 GPA to graduate fifth. Captain of the soccer team, she was also involved with French Club, 4-H, and Science Club. Her academic achievements include National Honor Society, Academic Hall of Fame, all A honor roll, the “Shoe” Award for soccer, district soccer honorable mention, Inter-Tri County League second team and Scholar Athlete Award. Schoenike will attend Youngstown State University to major in English. Graduating sixth with a 3.707 GPA was
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The United Local High School Class of 2014.
HANOVERTON —United Local held its 2014 graduation at 2 p.m. May 25 in the high school gymnasium. Bridgette Kelly, daughter of Chip and Julee Kelly, Lisbon, was named co-valedictorian with a 3.981 GPA. She was active in 4-H, Flight, Talon newspaper staff, and Winona Friends Church youth group. She was also student council treasurer and National Honor Society secretary. Along with NHS, her academic awards include distinguished honor roll, STEM Scholarship and Honors Scholarship. Kelly plans to attend the University of Toledo to major in pharmacy. Also named valedictorian with a 3.981 GPA was Elaina Zehentbauer, daughter of Richard and Jennifer Zehentbauer, Hanoverton. She served as secretary for Ruriteens, 4-H and the Junior Fairboard, as well as National Honor Society vice president. She was also a member of the soccer and track teams. Her academic awards included NHS, distinguished honor roll, Challenge Program Inc.: Academic Excellence, Columbiana County Dairy Princess, Eagle of the Cross, Student Ambassador to China, and a Scholar Athlete Award. Zehentbauer will major in chemical engineering at the Uni-
versity of Akron. Named class salutatorian with a 3.966 GPA was Allison Parks. The daughter of Rodney Parks and Joyce Harris, both of Lisbon, she was Senior Class president, as well as a member of 4-H, Talon newspaper staff, band, and was a featured majorette. Her academic awards include National Honor Society, distinguished honor roll, Wendy’ s Heisman State Finalist, All State Ohio Track, All State Ohio Cross Country, and Perfect Attendance Award. Parks will attend the United States Naval Academy to major in chemistry. Taylor John, daughter of Scott and Kris John, Salem, graduated fourth with a 3.901 GPA. A member of the volleyball and softball teams, she was also involved with FCCLA, Ruriteens and ASL Club. Her academic awards include distinguished honor roll. John plans to major in speech/language pathology and audiology at the University of Akron. Brittny Miller, daughter of Matt Miller and Jamie Dillinger, both of Hanoverton graduated fifth with a 3.858 GPA. She played softball and tennis, while also participating in Spanish Club, Ruriteens See UNITED, Page 31
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and Key Club. Among her academic awards are National Honor Society and distinguished honor roll. Miller will attend Kent State University. Earning a 3.828 GPA to graduate sixth was Mikayla Englert, daughter of Robert and Debbie Englert, Hanoverton. Her extracurriculars included Ruriteens, Key Club, U and Me Mentor Program, track, and Salem Regional Medical Center volunteer. She was inducted into the National Honor Society and was named to the distinguished honor roll. Englert plans to major in pre-med/pre-osteopathy at Kent State University. Graduating with a 3.752 GPA to be ranked seventh was Emily Crowell. The daughter of Carl and Maria Crowell, Hanoverton, she was active in jazz band, pep band, marching band, FCCLA and Spanish Club. Her academic awards included distinguished honor roll. Crowell will attend Hocking College to major in culinary. Dawn Berry, daughter of Kevin and Melissa Berry, East Rochester, earned a 3.748 GPA to graduate eighth. Her extracurriculars included band, FFA, Junior Fairboard, 4-H, and Envirothon. She was named to the distinguished honor roll and presidential excellence award. Berry plans to major in veterinary medSee UNITED, Page 39
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The Wellsville High School Class of 2014.
WELLSVILLE —Wellsville High School held its graduation ceremonies on June 1. Class valedictorian was Samantha Caldwell, daughter of Shannon and Daryl Caldwell, Wellsville. She earned a 4.0 GPA and served as Senior Class and National Honor Society president. She was also co-captian of the varsity softball team, as well as a member of student council and Ebony & Ivory show choir. Her awards include 3.75 Honor Roll Award, and Excellence Awards in pre-Calc, anatomy and physiology. Caldwell will attend Malone University to major in nursing. Graduating as salutatorian with a 3.882 GPA was Domenica Cartwright, daughter of Anne and Jerry Cartwright, Wellsville. Her extracurriculars include student council, volleyball, and softball. Among her awards were Buckeye Girls State, National Honor Society, three-year 3.75 Honors Awards, Award of Excellence for Exemplary Display of Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity, and Excellence Awards in anatomy, physics, pre-calc, and American government. Cartwright will major in pre-dentistry at Ohio University. Brooke Clarkson, Lisbon, graduated third with a 3.753 GPA. She is the daughter of Norman and Sherri Rudder, Wellsville. She was
involved with band, chemistry, and Health Academy. Her awards include National Technical Honor, Skills USA two- year membership, and 3.75 Honors. Clarkson will enter the RN program at Kent State University-Salem and the LPN program at Columbiana County Career and Technical Center. Travis Childers earned a 3.745 GPA to graduate fourth. The son of Mark and Glenda Childers, East Liverpool, he was a member of the golf and bowling teams, and student council. He was also Senior Class and National Honor Society treasurer. Along with NHS, his awards include 3.75 Honors, and Excellence Awards in pre-calc and American government. Childers plans to attend Kent State University to major in pre-med/biology. Earning a 3.647 GPA to graduate fifth was Samuel McIntosh, son of Christa and Kevin McIntosh, Wellsville. He served as Leo Club president, as well as Y-Teens and Senior Class secretary. He was also a member of honors choir. His awards include Buckeye Boys State, National Honor Society, Excellence in Physics, and 3.75 Honors. McIntosh will major in physical therapy at The Ohio State University. See WELLSVILLE, Page 33
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Graduating sixth with a 3.642 GPA was Kathryn Lowe. She is the daughter of James and Traci Lowe, East Liverpool; and Bronwen and Matthew Woolley, Wellsville. Her extracurriculars included Art Club, Drama Club, and English Festival. Her awards include Excellence in Art and 3.75 Honors. Lowe plans to attend Kent State University-East Liverpool to major in the State Tested Nurses Aid program. Serena Thrasher graduated with a 3.578 GPA to be ranked seventh. She is the daughter of Tracy Thrasher, Wellsville; and Jim Thrasher, Toronto. Thrasher plans to major in nursing at Kent State University. Graduating eighth with a 3.553 GPA was Sami Giordano. She is the daughter of Mark and Melissa Giordano, Wellsville. Her extracurriculars included cheerleading, show choir, Drama Club, Spirit Club and
National Honor Society. Giordano plans to major in journalism at Kent State University. Sara Herron, daughter of Charles and Shirley Herron, Wellsville, graduated ninth with a 3.551 GPA. She was involved with cheerleading, Varsity W, Spirit Club, student council, and was enrolled in the Senior to Sophomore program. Among her awards were 3.75 Honors and Excellence in PreCalc. Herron will attend Cleveland State and NEOMED. Earning a 3.510 GPA to graduate 10th was Marvin Brinkley, son of Mark and Pamela Brinkley, Wellsville. A member of the football and track teams, he was also a member of Varsity W and was enrolled in the Seniors to Sophomore program at Kent Morning Journal/Devin Bezeredi State University at East Liverpool. Brinkley plans to major in criminology and justice The graduates of Wellsville High School’s Class of 2014 sends their caps flying in celebration of their graduation. studies at Kent State University. Seniors join their classmates in singing “Feels Like Home” at Wellsville’s graduation.
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West Branch Class of 2014
BELOIT —West Branch High School had four students of the Class of 2014 share the title of valedictorian. The first valedictorian was Benjamin Dickerhoof, the son of Daniel and Suzanne Dickerhoof, Homeworth. He served as band vice president, and was a member of Environmental Club, Academic Challenge and 4-H. Among his academic achievements are Buckeye Boy’ s State delegate, National Honor Society, and a Merit Based Award from The Ohio State University. Dickerhoof plans to attend OSU and major in chemistry. Alexandrea Garrett was also named valedictorian. The daughter of Patrick Garrett, Beloit; and Patti Utes, Springfield, she was captain of both the varsity basketball and softball teams. She was also West Branch Red Cross Blood Drive, chairman, a student council officer, and four year peer tutor. Her awards include a Trustee Level Scholarship from Kent State University, National Honor Society, Alliance Elks Student of the Month, and Future Problem Solvers state qualifier. Garrett will major in pre-med/integrated life sciences at KSU. Amanda Linhartis, daughter of
Mike and Trisha Linhart, Salem, also graduated as valedictorian. A senior class officer, she also served as basketball captain for two years and was National Honor Society vice president. She received the West Point Leadership Award, was a two time West Branch Athletic Boosters Scholastic Award recipient and a two time Alliance Review “ Athlete of the Week.”Linhartis plans to major in athletic training at The Ohio State University. The final valedictorian was Dylan Walker. The son of Jon Walker, Sebring, he took part in the Seniors to Sophomore Program. He was also a two year member of Academic Challenge, one year soccer letterman, and a two year member of the tennis team. Along with National Honor Society, his awards include a four year Provost Scholarship. Walker will attend The Ohio State University to major in mechanical engineering. Frederick Schlueter Jr., son of Frederick and Lori Schlueter, Salem, was named class salutatorian. He was captain of the soccer team, band president, See WEST BRANCH, Page 35
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and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Academic Challenge. An Eagle Scout and National Honor Society president, his achievements include being a National Merit Scholar finalist, two time Academic Challenge All County Honors, and a Trustee’ s Scholarship from the University of Dallas. Schlueter will major in liberal arts at the University of Dallas. The first honors graduate was Katelyn Mountain. The daughter of Dale and Kim Mountain, Salem, she was involved with yearbook, student council, and served as Leo Club president. She received the Damascus Ruritan Double Your Dollar Scholarship and was an Elks Student of the Month. Mountain will attend The Ohio State University to major in biology. Thomas Korda, son of William and Sandra Korda, Salem, was also an honors graduate. He was Academic Challenge vice-president, tennis captain, as well as a member of the Physics Olympics team and Foreign Language Club. His academic awards include a Rickey Physics Scholarship, National Honor Society, and Elks Teenager of the Month. Korda plans to major in physics and minor in computer science at Marietta College. “CONGRATULATIONS”
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Tristen Belt also received recognition as an honors graduate. The daughter of Bruce and Adrienne Belt, North Benton, she was a Key Club member. She received the Sullivan Dean Scholarship, Sullivan Academic Scholarship, and was a member of the National Technical Honor Society. While studying culinary arts she was named a star student and earned a medal for FCCLA Senior Culinary Team. Belt will continue to study culinary arts at Sullivan University. Jeremy Truex, the son of Mark and Darla Truex, Beloit, was also recognized as an honors graduate. He was a four year member and co-captain of the tennis team, as well as cross country captain and a member of Foreign Language Club. A member of National Honor Society, he received Northeast Buckeye Conference honorable mention for cross country. Truex will attend the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, to majoring in entrepreneurship and Spanish. The final honors graduate was Kate Lowry, daughter of Krista Lowry and Chris Lowry, both of Salem. She was enrolled in the Seniors to Sophomores and served as a peer tutor. She received a Renewable Award of Distinction Scholarship from Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Lowry plans to major in marine biology at BGSU.
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American Spirit The Heartland Christian School Class of 2014.
COLUMBIANA —Heartland Christian School held its graduation on May 23 in the school gymnasium. Named class valedictorian was Drew Alexander Fountain, son of Peter Fountain and Erin Fountain. A member of the soccer, track and basketball teams, he also particiFountain pated in the Buddies Program and Roaring Lions. He was also a member of the National Honor Society. Fountain plans to attend Colorado Christian University to major in premed. Katherine Ann Cruickshank, daughter of Robert and Ola Cruickshank, graduated as salutatorian. Her extracurriculars included the Buddies Program and yearbook. Cruickshank will major in civil engineering at Cruickshank Youngstown State University.
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American Spirit Academy Class of 2014
Rachel Elizabeth Andrews Matthew Curtis Baker Katherine Ann Cruickshank Solomon Richard Driscoll Drew Alexander Fountain Kelly Blair Fryer Christopher Aaron Hoover Paige Eleanor Hopper Alyssa Lynn LaRocca Matthew Alan Leach Zachary Eugene Long Aaron Daniel Moore Christopher James Moore Madison Alexis Pennington Jared Asher Robinson Hannah Marie Sheely Harold Durand Winnale IV
EAST LIVERPOOL —American Spirit Academy held its 2014 graduation on May 24. Jesse Smith, son of Rob and Billie Jo Smith, East Liverpool, was named valedictorian. Salutatorian was Emily Smith, daughter of Jeff and Lisa Smith, East Liverpool.
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was Thomas Couche, son of Tom Couche and Trish Couche, Boardman. He played soccer and basketball, while participating in Drama Club, French Club and Interact. Among his awards are an academic letter, Ohio Honors Graduate, and National Honor Society. Couche plans to attend The Ohio State University to major in psychology. Graduating ninth with a 3.733 GPA was Rebecca Wilms, daughter of Ed and Judy Wilms, Columbiana. She was a five year member of the marching band and three year member of concert band. She also took part in French Club. During her time at Columbiana, she received two perfect attendance awards. Wilms plans to study English, education and communications at Kent State University at Salem. Rounding out the top students and graduating tenth with a 3.723 GPA was David Downey. He is the son of Dave and Penny Downey, Columbiana, and a honor roll student. Downey is considering majoring in either secondary art education, early childhood, or culinary arts.
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Buckeye Online School for Success (BOSS) celebrated its 10th annual commencement on May 23 at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Finnegan Field House. BOSS graduated 175 students and 95 students were in attendance. The ceremony was also streamed live on YouTube for graduates and families that could not be in attendance.
South Range Class of 2014 Bryce Aaron Allen Emily Rose Allen Lauren Elizabeth Baer Keith D. Bair Zachary E. Baird Brent Martin Bigelow Alexis Rae Bishop Daniel James Blough Angela Marie Borer Dallas James Braund Kaitlynne Emily Butera Justin Tyler Campanelli Christian Candle Danielle Josephine Ceplice Taylor Samuel Christian Christina Marie Coler George Michael Colettis Abigail Marie Crowe Turner Eugene Curry Noah Tyler Cvelbar Caralyn Jean Dailey Meagan Starr Daugherty Mali Claire Derr Dean Anthony Diego Dario Dittli Alexander Doyle Mattison Ann Dunham Emily Katherine Erb Luke Joseph Eusebio Benjamin Scott Farmer Max Pearson Fisher Jeffrey Hunter Freeze Isaac Michael Garlough Michaela J. Gibson Ryan Marcus Gilbey
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Summi Decem, four year choir award, Ohio Achievement Scholarship, and Ohio Distinction Scholarship. Trevor plans to major in pre-physical therapy at Ohio University. The final valedictorian was Robert Steffen, son of Robert and Merabeth Steffen, Rogers. A Boy Scout, he was also a member of the band, Science Club and Destination Imagination. His awards included National Honor Society and the John Philip Sousa
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lish Festival, and Sisterhood. Along with National Honor Society, her awards included NAQT All-Star and Mahoning County Quiz Bowl Career Achievement Award. Prislipsky plans to major in English at the University of Pittsburgh. Shawn Rast also earned a 4.0 GPA to graduate as a valedictorian. Jessica Shelley, daughter of Tom and Jane Shelley, Canfield, also earned a 4.0 GPA to graduate as a valedictorian. She served as Senior Class vice president, while participating in competitive dance, marching band and wind ensemble. She was also a volunteer at Hampton Woods Nursing Home. Her academic achievements include National Honor Society and honors band. Shelley will attend Ohio Northern University o major in pharmacy.
Award. Steffen plans to attend the University of Mount Union to major in mechanical engineering. Class salutatorian was Olivia Tice, daughter of Mark and Juli Tice, East Liverpool. She served as Varsity B Spirit Club and English Honors president, student council treasurer, and was a varsity cheerleader. She was named April Student of the Month and was a member of National Honor Society. Tice will major in early childhood education and business at St. Vincent College. Earning a 4.0 GPA to be a valedictorian was Harleigh Solvesky, daughter of Ron and Staci Solvesky, Columbiana. She was vice president of student council and president of Speech and Debate team. Her other activities included band and volunteering at Salem Regional Medical center and Akron Children’ s. A member of National Honor Society, she was named a state quarter finalist and national qualifier for Speech and Debate. Solvesky will attend Seton Hill University for its physician assistant program. The final valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA was Madison Taylor. The daughter of Jeff and Sherry Taylor, she was involved with Key Club, Sisterhood, Greenford Lutheran Church worship band, and she played piano. She was also a member of National Honor Society. Taylor plans to attend Johnson University to major in intercultural studies with English as a second language.
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arship and Honors Scholarship from Kent State University. McKinney will attend KSU to major in computer science. Graduating 12th with a 4.071 GPA was Megan Lehwald, daughter of Heather and Jim Lehwald, Salem. She served as student council and National Honor Society president, yearbook editor, as well as a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Project Support. She received the Northeast Buckeye Conference Scholar Athletic Award for volleyball and basketball, an Academic Merit Scholarship, and an Academic Award for girls basketball. Lehwald will major in physical therapy at The Ohio State University. Brook Ackerman graduated with a 4.065 to be ranked 13th. The daughter of Diana and Darrin Ackerman, Salem, she was involved with Project Support and Pep Club. She was also a Buckeye Elementary mentor and National Honor Society inductee. Ackerman plans to attend Kent State University to major in nursing. Anna Wyss graduated 14th with a 4.047 GPA. The daughter daughter of Margie and Bart Wyss, Salem, she was a member of Pep Club, German Club, and the track team. She also served as varsity soccer captain, Key Club sergeant at arms, and National Honor Society special events coordinator. Along with NHS, her academic achievements included German National Honor Society, Northeast Buckeye Conference Athletic Award and Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association Academic Merit Scholarship. Wyss plans to attend Point Park University to major in secondary/special education and play soccer. Graduating 15th with a 4.030 GPA was Camrin Costal, daughter of Leslie and Richard Costal, Salem. Captain of the varsity volleyball team, she also ran track and was a member of Pep Club. She was also student council treasurer and Spanish Club vice president. As well as serving as National Honor Society co-vice president, her academic awards include a Honors Scholarship and Scholarship for Excellence from the University of Akron. Costal plans to major in nursing at the University of Akron. A 4.011 GPA was earned by Cyrena Cooper, who graduated 16th. The daughter of Gina and Tracy Cooper, Salem, she was a member of Key Club, Spanish Club, Prom Committee, and the varsity soccer team. She was also co-president of Project Support. Her awards include National Honor Society, honor roll, Lou Slaby award, Red Cross Scholarship, Elks Scholarship, Salem Alumni Association Scholarship and Home Depot Scholarship.
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Cooper will major in biology and exercise science at the University of Mount Union. Kelli Little, daughter of Ann and Joel Little, Salem, graduated 17th with a 4.0 GPA, She was a member the track and cross country teams, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, jazz band, and Pep Club. Along with receiving an Academic Award for cross country she received an Academic Merit Scholarship. Little plans to attend Kent State University to major in nursing. Rounding out the Class of 2014 top students was Megan Daley, who earned a 4.0 GPA to graduate 18th. The daughter of Kelly Daley, Salem, she was band vice president and Spanish Club secretary. She was also a youth group leader at Tri-County Church of God. Daley will attend Kent State University to study a medical field related subject.
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diploma, and University of Akron honors program. Barto will attend the University of Akron to major in medical dietetics and continue cheerleading. Rounding out the top 10 students was Jantsen Locke, son of Pepper and Jodi Locke, Minerva, who earned a 4.052 GPA. He was a member of the varsity basketball, golf and baseball teams, as well was yearbook editor. His awards include National Honor Society, Male Athlete of the Year, Wendy’ s High School Heisman Award Winner, Ohio High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Award, and Northeast Buckeye Scholar Athlete Award. Locke plans to major in mathematics and play basketball at Hiram College.
Earning honor student status at graduation was Taylor Rafferty. She is the daughter of Sandra Rafferty, Dr. Ronald and Corrie Rafferty, East Palestine. Her extracurriculars included marching band, concert band, Rotary Interact and student council. She was named to merit roll and received an Incentive Scholarship. Rafferty plans to attend Slippery Rock University. Alexis Winkle, daughter of Martin Winkle, East Palestine, is the final honor student graduate. She was a member of the tennis team and received the Kent State Award for Public Speaker. Winkle will major in language arts education for grades 7-12 at Youngstown State University.
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Springfield Class of 2014 Michael Allgower Kaitlin Applegate Trenton Ball Craig Balluck Anthony Belfast Dillon Bennett Vanessa Bilas Kayla Bornemisza Kathleen Bosly Marissa Buchenic Morgan Buchenic Zachary Cain Samuel Cappelli Dawn Chambers Gabriella Cotto-Ramos David Crowe Michael Crowe Richard Dearing Emily Deemer Daniel DelSignore Dustin DelSignore Julia Denmeade Justine Dietrich Cierra Duvall
Baylee Felger Shane Forame Trinity Grant Mackenzie Groner Ryan Harris William Heid James Hillyer Jennifer Horn Jessica Huskins Dean Jaric Nicole Johnson Brittany Kennedy Rachael Lavender Dillon Lewis Ryan Lewis Nicholas Liversage Joseph Lonardo Stephanie Lowrey Sierra Maldonado Michelle Mashburn Anthony Meassick Zixi Meng Mark Mesmer Julia Miglets
Jacob Ohlin Taylro Petronek Preston Richard Kennedy Richey Anthony Scandy Shawn Schaffer Audrey Schoenike Bobbi Schragal Michael Simko Spencer Snyder Darian Sowers Sawyer Stevens Cheyenne Sugar Heather Sutherin Brian Swantek Jillian Tabaka Tiffany Tatar Charley Troggio Johnithan Vinkler Matthew Wansack Crystal Ware Christopher Wells Nicolino Wells Joseph Wrask
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icine and minor in dairy production at The Ohio State University. Travis Miller graduated ninth with a 3.726 GPA. The son of Mike Cornelius and Rebecca Miller, both of Hanoverton, he was involved with 4-H, ASL Club, U and Me Mentoring Program, jazz band, and marching band. His achievements include distinguished honor roll and the 4-h community service award. Miller plans to attend the University of Akron to study biomedical engineering. Rounding out the top 10 with a 3.686 GPA was Emma Paparodis, daughter of Nick and Michelle Paparodis, Salem. A member of the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department, she took part in Ruriteens, ASL Club, Principal’ s Advisory Committee, and was Student Council president. Along with National Honor Society her academic awards included distinguished honor roll. Paparodis will major in occupational therapy at Kent State University.
band. Jaric plans to major in mechanical engineering at Youngstown State University. Ranked seventh and earning a 3.6 GPA was Jillian Tabaka, daughter of Edward and Francine Tabaka, New Middletown. She was a member the soccer and basketball teams, French Club and Science Club. Along with National Honor Society her academic awards included Academic Hall of Fame, Scholar Athlete Award and honor roll. Tabaka plans to attend St. Francis University to major in physician assistant-health science. The final top student and eighth ranked graduate was Stephanie Lowrey. Lowrey earned a 3.563 GPA and is the daughter of Steven and Sarah Lowrey, Petersburg. She was a member of the cheerleading squad and track team. Her academic achievements include a varsity letter, Scholar Athlete Award, Academic Hall of Fame and academic letter. Lowrey will major in pre-med biology at Edinboro University.
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tions and committee. He was also a member of the Jefferson County Junior Fairboard, football and wrestling teams. Among his awards are a four-year academic letter, four-year wrestling letterman, two time wrestling district qualifier, Ohio Valley Athletic Conference fifth place wrestler, two year football letterman, first place State Forestry Team, 11 th place National Forestry Team, FFA Star Chapter Farmer, Star Greenhand and four- year dedicated member. Cline plans to attend The Ohio State University with a dual major in agricultural engineering and agricultural education. Seventh in the class is Michaella Mathias. She is the daughter of Ross and Helen Mathias, Hammondsville. She was involved in Future Farmers of America, Beta Club, Spanish Club and soccer. A four-year academic letter winner, she was also inducteed into National Honor Society. Mathias will attend Lake Erie College to double major in biology with a pre-med concentration and equine facility management with a stud farm management concentration. Graduating eighth was Dylan Jones, son of James and Dana Jones, Richmond. His
extracurriculers included Beta Club, basketball, and baseball. Among his awards were National Honor Society, All Ohio Valley Athletic Conference honorable mention in basketball, All Ohio Eastern District special mention in basketball and all ohio eastern district academic award in baseball. Jones plans to major in computer science technology at Kent State University. The ninth ranked graudated was Zoe Westfall, daughter of Carolyn Westfall, Toronto. She served as Spanish Club secretary, Senior Class and choir treasurer, and participated in Solo and Ensemble and softball. A four year softball letterman, she received a superior rating at Solo and Ensemble, is a three-year academic letterman, and a National Honor Society member. Westfall will major in bio-chemistry/ pre-med at Kent State University. Tierra Taylor graduated 10th to round out the Class of 2014. The daughter of Ryan and Nichole Taylor, Toronto, she was involved in softball, concert band, marching band, and Beta Club. She was also a member of National Honor Society. Taylor plans to attend Eastern Gateway Community College to earn an associate’ s degree in arts.
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