28th Annual Ottawa County Top Ten Banquet held April 17

Press Staff Writer

        Approximately 335 students, family members, teachers, administrators, honored guests and student volunteers attended the 28th Annual Ottawa County Top Ten Banquet held April 17 at Camp Perry Clubhouse in Port Clinton.
        The event was sponsored by the Ottawa County Cabinet of Superintendents and North Point Educational Service Center.
        The banquet honors the top 10 academic students from each school within Ottawa County. The student honorees, in turn, select and honor an educator who made a positive impact in their lives.
        Local students who were recognized, along with their honored educators include:
        Benton-Carroll-Salem: Daniel Bollin – Travis Magoto; Xavier Gschwind – Pamela Mills; Ronni Hartlage – Lauretta Swint; Tad Jensen – Ginger Velliquette; Carson Jess – Jonathan Head; Samuel Lattea – Noah Neiderhouse; Chelsea Rathbun – Douglas Slagle; Abbey Scherf – Susan Hany; Kennedee Weirich – Natalie Karr and Anna Zeitzheim – Meghan Dougherty.
        Genoa Area Local: Dylan D’Emiliio – Robert Bergman; Joseph Dominique – Ronald Liwo; Katie Gruic – Kimberly Richards; Jamie Keenan – Holly Szepiela; Bradley Koperski – Maria Maluchnik; Brenna Nye – Brett Strickland; Veyda Sievert – Holly Kimpon; Amanda Tucholski – Courtney Cannon; Marissa Young – Jean Gidich-Holbrook and Grace Zurawski – Amanda Fox.
        Woodmore Local: Katelyn Aliemenious – Andrew Hemminger; Delany Hablitzel – Christine Rahe; Nora LaMunyon – Whitney Flick; Michael Lindhorst – Jacob Huss; Emma Melter – Rachel Beeler; Alanna Grace Riffle – Tina Sandwisch; Kirsten Sargent – Kenneth Emerine; Paige Schmeltz – Madelyn Hetrick; Madelyne Thatcher – Donna Katafias and Makayla Throop – Janus Perkins.
        Six $750 Earl J. Johnson Scholarship Awards were presented to the following students: Caitlyn Pipoly (Port Clinton), Amanda Tucholski (Genoa), Janessa Shortridge (Danbury), Xavier Gschwind (Oak Harbor), Makayla Throop (Woodmore), Maximilian Schneider (Put-in-Bay). James Rinaldo and Paul Lockwood, North Point Educational Service Center Governing Board members, along with North Point ESC Superintendent Andrea Smith, presented the awards.
        The program is made possible through the support of the Ottawa County Cabinet of Superintendents and through donations from area businesses, individuals and organizations.


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