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Southview is Overall Essay Winner in Ealey Contest

L-R: ‘Undefeated Spirit’ contest scholarship recipients Lauren Smith, Devon Cleghorn and Corinne Fischer, of Sylvania Southview, visit with Chuck Ealey.


Chuck Ealey, former University of Toledo/Canadian Football League star and philanthropist, continually gives back to the community by providing 15 scholarships ranging from $125-$500 to area high school seniors through his “Undefeated Spirit Foundation.” Ten athletes, five football players, and five girls’ basketball players were selected as finalists based on three criteria. First, the students must possess an inspiring drive and leadership with team/classmates on campus and in the community. Second, students must have strong family values with encouragement and support from within the family structure. Lastly, students must hold a

strong focus on education and community/campus involvement. Mr. Ealey has also partnered with Leadership Toledo to encourage all area high school seniors to share with him their “Undefeated Spirit” stories through a 500word essay contest. This year, over 80 students from almost 20 area high schools entered the “Undefeated Spirit Essay Contest.” All Ealey scholarship recipients were celebrated during an awards ceremony held April 8 at The University of Toledo’s Driscoll Alumni Center. Corinne Fischer, a student at Southview High School, won a $500 scholarship and was chosen as the overall essay winner. Fischer wrote in her essay, “One day I was a competitive gymnast, the next, it was difficult to walk. I was diagnosed with a movement disorder that affects the control of my legs.” Since then, she has had numerous tests, surgeries, and treatments. Ealey stated, “Corinne Fischer was chosen as the top essayist for the ‘grit’ that defines her in dealing with health challenges. Corrine is dealing with her struggles that reveal her undefeated spirit.” Lauren Smith, a student at Rogers High School and Devon Cleghorn, a student at Maumee High School, were also chosen to receive $500 scholarships this year. “Each exemplified the spirit of this program,” stated Ealey. “Each of these three young leaders made a choice to use the challenges that they faced to become better people.”

Chamber Scholarship Winners

Sylvania Schools Superintendent Adam Fineske, left, and Northview Principal Steve Swaggerty and Southview Principal Casey Vens, right, congratulate the chamber scholarship winners: NV senior Daniel Draheim, $1,500 second place; Southview senior Corinne Fischer, $2,500 first place and Northview senior Miali Dalwalla, $1,000 third place.

Flower Auxiliary Holds Speech Contest

L-R: Finalists in the annual speech competition Ada Ogbanna, Abagail Kohler, Loryn Wright, Carter Bomeli, Diala Abou-Dahech and Northview’s Kirsten Gable prepare to present their speeches.

L-R: Flower Hospital Auxiliary members Pat Hilfinger, Norene Drewicz, Tana Ohneck, Tracy Clegg and Susan Kanwal, president of the Auxiliary support the talented students who spoke.

The tough competition was judged by ProMedica Flower Hospital’s Jim Collins and Darrell Wachowiak and Holly Baumgartner, Ohio Northern University.

Grand prize winner Ada Ogbanna proudly displays the big check that shows her winnings. –by Mary Helen Darah

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Robotics team to host open house Dana Holding Corporation’s FIRST Robotics Team, The Cat Attack, is holding an open house for prospective new students on Tuesday, May 22. The event will be held at the Dana Advanced Manufacturing Center at 6515 Maumee-Western Road in Maumee. Current 8th to 11th graders can come to the Dana facility between 6 and 8 p.m. to learn more about the team. The Cat Attack Robotics team allows area high school students to learn about science and technology, engineering, business, and marketing. A new game is announced at the

beginning of each year, and students have six weeks to design and build a robot to play the game. The team then takes the robot to compete with other teams from across the country. According to the team’s website, The Cat Attack’s mission is to experience the fun, excitement, and hard work of using math, science, technology, and teamwork to accomplish goals—forming a partnership between students and engineers in the process. For more information, see

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We believe a positive outlook is power against the barrage of negativity all around us and generally makes for upbeat living.