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Penta Career Center recognizes outstanding students
Several metro- and suburban-area students were among graduating seniors who received Outstanding Students Awards at Penta Career Center. The award is presented based on performance and excellence in individual career-technical program.

The awards were presented during Senior Recognition Ceremonies held May 20-22, during which 736 members of the class of 2014 were recognized during seven separate ceremonies.

Among the 2014 Outstanding Students were:

Northwood: Joshua Leech, Computer Hardware & Networking;

Eastwood: Victor Kern, Culinary Arts; Allyson LaCourse, Cosmetology; Shane VanVorce, Heating & Air Conditioning Technology;

Genoa: Grant Adams, Geographic Information Systems; Kayleigh Artiaga, Medical & Legal Office Management;

Jared Coker, Welding; Marisa D'Emilio, Cosmetology; Amber Gordon, Business/Marketing Concepts;

Lake: Allen Jones, Automotive Technology; Jody Violanti, Welding;

Oak Harbor: Hannah Glass, Marketing Education; Cheyenne Heggie, Dental Assistant; Kristine Vanallen, Medical Technologies;

Woodmore: Kailyn Robilotto, Floral Design/Greenhouse Production.


Academic honors
Bluffton College: Rachel Duncan, of Northwood.

Bowling Green State University: Amanda Ramirez, Carrie Brittson, Christy Adams, of Toledo; Jessica Celestino, Garrett Reighard, Paige Keesee, Ashley Lu, Alexander Nash, Matthew Wurzel, Nathan Lowe, Logan Taylor, Jennifer Lehman, of Northwood

Heather Pollauf, Nadejda Mirochnitchenko, Emily Gunner, Andrew Gale, Brett Jordan, Keith Huering, Alexandra Roberts, Emily Novak, Shari Saunders, Karena Cook, Patrick Tate, Alexa Laberdee, Emily Hillyer, Taylor Freyer, Kylee Ault, Kimberly Crawford, of Oregon;

Erin Schwamberger, Kasey O’Shea, Jordan Coker, Kendra Hartenstein, Alyssa Shaffer, of Curtice;

Kathryn Perry, Clare Davis, Cassandra Bringman, Brielle Lowry, Haley Speaker, Morgan Netcher, Mikayla Baer, of Elmore; Kara Harmeyer, Kristen Padgett, Rachael Goetz, Mackenzie Baumhower, Nicole Buchanan, Jaron Bintz, Andrew Price, of Genoa;

Lauren Kirwen, Renee Roach, Sadie Sneider, Dennis Shammo, Rebecca Fork, of Gibsonburg; Mark Kohn, Jacob Grzymkowski, Kathryn Kleman, of Graytown; Zachary Cowell, of Harbor View; Ashlee Layman, Jessica Stevens, of Helena;

Christine Foster, Christopher Dodd, Jacob Newmister, Saige Smith, Taylor Ernsthausen, Hannah Jacobs, Alexis Lawniczak, Eric Magrum, of Luckey;

Nicholas Buhrow, of Martin; Madison Georgeoff, Amelia Griffith, Lauren Densic, Logan Hecklinger, Rebecca Boos, Amanda Cutcher, of Millbury;

Elizabeth Vogel, Alexis Frisch, Allison Dunn, Natalie Eyink, Robert Baker, David Reau, Theresa Beasley, Samuel Laderach, Anton Skojac, of Oak Harbor;

Thomas Schmeltz, Marissa Flores, Emily Helm, Alexa Almond, Allison Sutton, Allison Bailey, Brianna Moore, Melissa Bolton, Emily Meece, Jena Jacoby, Andrew Starr, Kerri Gangwer, Joshua Carr, Jared Haas, Adrienne Getz, Bridget Fitzpatrick, Thomas Heckman, Isaiah Conkle, Danielle Baugher, Alexandra Hill, Joel Black, Matthew Baer, Christopher Russell, Alisha Sanders, Kevin Martin, Clayton Rolf, of Pemberville;

Holly Davis, Katie Everhardt, Brandon Matanick, Breanne Hitchen, Tyler Jefferson, Abbie Soltis, Hailee Greenlese, Christina Hurst, Hannah Cox, of Walbridge;

Erika Avers, Hanna Wilt, Christina Link, Sarah Walter, of Woodville.

Defiance College: Haley Kuhlman and Ryan Nelson, of Oregon; David Jacobs, of Elmore.

Terra State Community College: Alan Haar, Floyd Miller, Charles Wooten, of Elmore; Colton Ebeling, Leslie Gerwin, Shelby Granger, Crystal Leavitt and Kristie Seem, of Gibsonburg;

Qiaoping Rohloff, of Graytown; Kristi Krotzer, Austin Shafer, of Helena;

Emily Bast, Timothy Delp, AnnMarie Detray, Jessica Dotson, Payson Galway, Jessica Lipstraw, Clark Miller, Aaron Smith, Ethan Valdez and Samantha Wilkins, of Oak Harbor;

Amy Duty, of Rocky Ridge; Zachary Jacobs, of Woodville.


Graduates
Bowling Green State University: Thomas Gulch, Regina Barr, Christine Smith, of Toledo; Jared Hillman, of Curtice; Katie Corbitt, Caitlyn Nichols, Joshua Steedman, Mary Mercer, Nathan Lowe, Nathan James, of Northwood;

Molly Dedo, Alex Timofeev, Lucas Pitsenbarger, Christopher Algarin, Jessica Kerman, Joseph Phillips, Amanda Vargo, of Oregon;

Bethany Evans, Ashley Lutz, Haley Speaker, Megan Valasek, of Elmore; Christian Weiland, Samantha Heninger, Francisco Cardenas, of Genoa;

Shannon O’Connor, Katrina Kohman, Danielle Perkins, Jacob Hunter, of Gibsonburg; Kathryn Kleman, Rebecca Birchall, Katie Schmidt, of Graytown; Ashley Fairbanks, Jessica Thornton, Marissa Borcherding-Jacobs, Tyler Oberhouse, of Luckey; Sara Castellanos, of Millbury;

Ashlee Layman, Andrea Stuck, Michelle Novitski, Cody Brubaker, Audrey Vamos, Grace Hoffman, of Helena;

Rachael Johnson, Philip Benner, Christina Shepard, Holly Ontko, Ryan McPherson, Kimberly Meyer, Jaimee Prieur, Spencer Stone, of Oak Harbor;

Jennifer Featherston, Jimmi Gangwer, Kerri Gangwer, Joshua Carr, Mikel Hill, Alexandra Hill, Veronica Villegas, of Pemberville;

Caitlin Bierbaugh, Kendra Caudill, of Walbridge; Ryan Emch, Megan Bitter, Laura Hoesman, Erin Bostic, John Paletar, of Woodville.

Terra State Community College: Susana Escobar, of Oregon; Zachary Walter, of Curtice; Laura Hazel, Ruth Pettrey, of Elmore; Jill Allport, Anthony Angelone, Billie Jo Brauer, James Cantrell, Sidney Damschroder, Leslie Gerwin, Clayton McCoy, Chris Meyer, Spencer Morelock, Kiersten Thomasson, of Gibsonburg;

Brett Zimmerman, Jessica Garber, of Graytown; Ross Kistner, Gregory Rousch, Austin Shafer, Luis Taveras, Yolanda Yanez, of Helena; Travis Crispen, Christopher Diekman, Brenda Mills, Tracy Overmyer, of Lindsey;

Allison Apling, Emily Bast, Jenilee Biehler, Klay Bodi, David Brackett, Tyler Brown, Nathan Carolus, Nicole Case, Robin Dartt, AnnMarie DeTray, Cynthia Dunfee, Erin Fowler, Gregory Grieger, Andrea Hasselbach, Kyle Hayes, Jessica Lipstraw, Deborah Marquez, Melissa Rimboch, Leslie Ritzman, Nathan Rust, Christy Stark, Audrey Young, of Oak Harbor;

Zachary Jacobs, Cynthia-Anne Muranyi, Angela Taylor, of Woodville.


Owens students inducted
Four area Owens Community College students were among the spring inductees into the Gamma Zeta Chapter of the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society.

Selection criterion for acceptance into the honor society includes achieving a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average for two consecutive full-time semesters or three-four part-time semesters. In addition, students must have taken at least one developmental education course at Owens.

Inductees included Julie Bitter, of Oregon (education); Jennifer Cavey, of Oregon (criminal justice); Chelsea Hooks, of Oregon (dental hygiene);

Kristen Borcherding-Jacobs, of Luckey (occupational therapy assistant); Sarah Soncrant, of Northwood (accounting technology) and Tonya Young of Elmore (accounting technology).


Jamie Farr Scholarship Awards
The Board of Trustees of Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. recently awarded $48,000 in 2014-2015 college scholarships from the Jamie Farr Scholarship Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation.

Since its inception in 1994, the fund has awarded $737,500 to 76 students from 48 different high schools in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

New recipients, who each received $3,000 awards, Toledo residents: Zachary Swan, Waite High School, who will attend the University of Cincinnati, and Natalie Thomsen, Toledo Early College High School, who will attend Xavier University.

Renewal scholarships were awarded in the amount of $3,000 each to Carly Cassady, University of Pittsburgh; Connor Kenney, Ohio State University and Arika Knannlein, Siena Heights University.

The Jamie Farr Scholarship Fund was established in 1994 to assist deserving high school seniors from Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan in attending a post-secondary institution of their choice. Once awarded, the scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years of undergraduate study.

Applications for the scholarship are accepted online through the foundation’s website at www.toledocf.org. Information about availability is provided to guidance departments at area high schools.


E. Toledo Club scholarships
East Toledo Club Scholarships recipients included Waite High School students Joseph M. Fix, II; Sharee N. Hood and Elijah P. J. Vasquez.

Fix’s activities include National Honor Society, Red Cross Club, Indian Leadership Team and serving as captain of the varsity baseball team. His school service includes volunteering on Saturdays cleaning and organizing the school during its renovation and serving as a volunteer for the Athletic Boosters concession stand. He plans to attend the University of Toledo.

Hood, a member of the National Honor Society, Indian Leadership Team, varsity cheerleading squad, varsity volleyball team and softball Team, volunteered for the Teen Outreach Program and the Athletic Booster Club concession stand. She plans to attend Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia.

Vasquez’s activities included National Honor Society, Indian Leadership Team, Razas Unides and the Spanish Club. He has volunteered for Razas Unides, his church's youth group, and with his Latino Dance Group. He plans to attend Eastern Michigan University.


DEKALB award winner
Genoa High School student Madison Sheahan received the 2014 DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto.

The award, the schools highest agricultural honor, recognized academics, leadership and agricultural work experience.

Sheahan, vice president of the chapter, served as vice-president of the Genoa FFA chapter and participated in the agri-science fair.

As the 2014 award winner, her name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed at the school.


32° Mason scholarships
The 32° Masons in Toledo presented scholarships to Amanda Bergman, of Genoa, and Leah Thompson, of Toledo.

Bergman, who attends Lourdes College, received the Abbott Scholarship. Thompson, who will be attending the University of Toledo, received the 32° Rite Scholarship. Both scholarships recognize scholastic and all-around achievements.


Mrs. Mahaney scholarship
Alex Drahosh, of Northwood, has been awarded the 2014 Mrs. Mahaney Scholarship in the amount of $300.

The scholarship is given in memory of Mrs. Paulette Mahaney who taught many years at Lake Local Schools. The award was open to any of Mrs. Mahaney’s former students graduating from Lake Local Schools this year and planning to attend college.

Criteria for selection include high school GPA, extracurricular activities, leadership positions held and a response to a short essay question.

Drahosh plans to major in chemistry at University of Toledo.


Youth Jefferson Awards
They are called many things – ordinary high school students engaged in extraordinary service to others, unsung heroes, the next generation of service leaders.

The 129 area high schools students who received 2014 Youth Jefferson Awards are “young leaders of today” according to Leadership Toledo Executive Director David Schlaudecker,

Among the 2014 honorees were Cardinal Stritch students Tyler Gawrych and Samantha Perry; Lake High School students Russell Brett Fisher, Ashley Folley, Autumn Walker, and Ne’Shell Neal; Northwood High School student Sarah Raymond and Waite High School students Luciana Carmona, Angelina Gonzales, Jovan Sanson, Zachary Swan, and William Webb.

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