DICRISTOFARO AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP: Danielle DiCristofaro, a 2014 graduate of Brookfield High School, has been awarded the annual Brenda Rae Haun Scholarship for $1,200.
Class salutatorian for 2014, she was a multiple letter winner in softball, basketball and cross country. She belonged to the National Honor Society and was Junior and Senior Class treasurer. She was a member of SADD, Student Council, Freshmen Focus Mentor, Future Teachers of America, Academic Top 10, and named to the Trumbull County Honorable Mention basketball team and was nominated for Trumbull County Player of the Year in basketball.
RIGELHAUPT SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED: The following local students have been selected to receive the 2014-15 Judge Sidney Rigelhaupt and Attorney Bert Rigelhaupt Pre-Law Scholarship at Youngstown State University. The scholarships are funded by a $1 million trust held by the Farmers Trust Co.:
Chelsea Ellis of Youngstown, a junior who is majoring in political science at YSU.
Lindsey Harrison of Warren, a senior who is majoring in political science at YSU.
Jesse Huber of Hubbard, a senior who is majoring in political science at YSU.
Patrick Kiraly of Youngstown, a junior who is majoring in industrial engineering at YSU.
Kelly Matanin of Hubbard, a freshman who is majoring in political science at YSU.
Robert Miller of Vienna, a senior who is majoring in political science / history at YSU.
Shawnna Moore of Youngstown, a junior who is majoring in social work at YSU.
Briana Scott of Youngstown, a freshman who is majoring in accounting at YSU.
Charles Wilson of Warren, a senior who is majoring in political science at YSU.
The trust is the result of a gift from the late Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge Sidney Rigelhaupt and his brother and law partner, the late Attorney Bert Rigelhaupt. Both Rigelhaupt brothers were graduates of the former Youngstown College of Law.
VLG OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS: The Valley Leadership Group (VLG), known as an exclusive networking organization focused on business relationships in the Mahoning Valley, will offer a scholarship donation to an individual that showcases exemplary leadership qualities and attributes.
The group, formerly known as The Valley Lead Group, is offering this scholarship as part of their revitalized mission to give back and to be a positive influence on the community. The scholarship will be awarded to an individual that showcases being a good leader in their life as well as their schooling. The group is considering either a foundation or particular non-profit tied to an educational program.
The VLG is a close-knit group of 15 core decision makers and business owners who work within the Mahoning Valley. Unlike other large networking groups that keep their headquarters outside of the area, VLG was founded by local professionals to serve local businesses. Other than locality, the only prerequisite is to “be serious about your business,” Palowitz says.
Group meetings are 7:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Davidson’s Restaurant in Cornersburg. Guests are permitted to attend up to two meetings for free and are then encouraged to become members. All membership inquiries can be sent to Sam Morocco at email@example.com.