Local students among Chuck Ealey Undefeated Spirit finalists
Through his Undefeated Spirit Foundation, former University of Toledo and CFL football star Chuck Ealey is giving back to the community by providing three $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors.
Twenty athletes – 10 football players (one $1,000 scholarship) and 10 girls basketball players (one $1,000 scholarship) have been selected as finalists based on the following criteria:
• An undefeated spirit-inspiring drive and leadership with their teammates, campus, community and or youth; • Strong family values with strong family support-encouraging and supporting parent/family structure behind the athlete;
• Strong focus on education and community/campus involvement- good grades and extracurricular activities.
Mr. Ealey also partnered with Leadership Toledo to encourage area high school seniors to share with him their “Undefeated Spirit” stories through a 500-word essay contest. Fifty-three students from 17 area high schools submitted entries for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.
Among the finalists were:
Boys Football – Johnny Douanglee—Waite HS (City League), John Segura—Northwood HS (TAAC).
Girls Basketball – Samantha Charcol—Clay HS (TRAC), Kre’Ana Henry—Waite HS (City League), Abby Mass—Cardinal Stritch HS (TAAC), Megan Roach—Northwood HS (TRAC).
Essay contest finalists—Adriana Cannon—Lake HS, Olivia Latz—Cardinal Stritch HS, Alexa Wegman—Northwood.
The winners will be announced during an awards celebration April 16 at the University of Toledo’s Driscoll Alumni Center. For more information, call Kristina White at 419-290-5027.
Academic All-Ohio Honors
On March 11, the Oak Harbor High School Athletic Department received a very exciting letter in the mail. Enclosed were two certificates from the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association notifying the district that both the Oak Harbor High School boys and girls varsity soccer programs had earned the most prestigious team academic honor in the state – Academic All-Ohio.
In order to for a team to accomplish this feat, the team must maintain an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 throughout the soccer season.
Girls varsity soccer team members include Sidney Allen, Erin Bryant, Paige Velliquette, Amber Burnette, Makayla Carpenter, Jordan Giesler, Amanda Hetrick, Addie Barton, Michaela Goldstein, Emily Kamann, Kelsey Lacer, Allyson Michael, Karis DeWalt, Sydney Street, Gillian Allen, Ivy Martin, Nichole Weis, Hannah Hess, Tessa Tyburski, and Allyson Croy.
Boys varsity soccer team members include Andy Burnette, James Walters, David Birchall, Brandon Schimming, Kyle Draper, Brian Wyss, Tate Haar, Garrett Crum, Tim Poiry, Ben Dresser, Zachary Bolen, Greg Haar, Zachary Seaman, John Pluto, Tyler Sievert, Alan Luecke, Trevor Hanely, and Sam Laderach.
Alexandria L. Sneed, of Oregon has been named to the dean’s list for the 2012 fall semester at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. She is a 2012 graduate of Clay High School.
Tractor skills competition
Seven area high schools recently put their knowledge of tractors to the test during competition in the 20th annual FFA District I Agricultural and Industrial Diagnostics Contest at Owens Community College.
Presented by the college’s Transportation Technologies, the contest involved high school teams consisting of two students challenged to complete various testing to determine their expertise of tractors. As part of the practical skills competition, teams were required to locate, identify and repair a malfunction on a specified tractor donated for the event.
The Woodmore High School team, consisting of Hunter Haar and Jacob Rothert, of Elmore, accompanied by their teacher Adam Downs, finished second, after district champion winners Casey Heller and Jon Shinew from Elmwood High School.
Online store launched
Over the past several months, Marketing Education students at Oak Harbor High School have been learning 21st century skills while promoting their new online school-based web store, The Launch Pad.
In 2004, Marketing Education students opened a school store in the Oak Harbor High School cafeteria, offering an opportunity to build management, supervision, and leadership skills. For some students, the store provides their first work experience and teaches skills needed for work and college.
This year, the senior class decided it was time to update merchandise, rebrand and to use technology to market merchandise. In November, a new web store was launched, followed by a mobile marketing campaign. Students are gaining experience in using several other social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. In addition to providing an educational experience, the students use profits to help fund field trips and various community service projects.
The students are documenting their experiences in their DECA Learn and Earn Project, which were presented by project leaders Lindsey Reau, Douglas Pennington and Nicole Wilhelm at the Ohio DECA Career Development Conference held in Columbus March 16-17, 2013.
To see the new online store, visit www.theoakharborlaunchpad.com.