• TAUB AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP: Meridian Community Care has awarded Alexis Taub from Mineral Ridge High School the 2015 Meridian Scholarship, a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. She will recieve $1,000 a year for four years to the university of her choice. She will attend Walsh University.

Meridian created the Meridian Scholarshipas a way to honor and support students in the Mahoning Valley who have participated in Meridian’s PANDA Leaders Club.

DAUM NAMED SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Daniel Daum of Warren, was recently named among the 2,200 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.

An additional group of scholars will be announced in July, bringing the total number of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients in the 2015 competition to approximately 4,100.

Semifinalists were the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represented less than one percent of the nation’s seniors.

A graduate of Howland High School, Daum’s probable career field is economics.

TCESC SCHOLARSHIPS: Trumbull County Educational Service Center held its annual scholarship banquet on May 20 at Leo’s Ristorante. More than $25,000 in scholarships was awarded to 43 students from Trumbull County schools.

The Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award, which is a $2,500 scholarship, was awarded to Lexi Rager from Bristol High School. Franklin B. Walter nominee textbook awards in the amount of $500 each were given to the following students: Morgan Chitwood, Bloomfield High School; Delaney Saxton, Brookfield High School; Haylee Gardiner, Champion High School; Brian Spence, Girard High School; Gianna Pishotti, Howland High School; David Vavrinak, Hubbard High School; Kelsey Mislai, Joseph Badger High School; Maxwell Hoover, LaBrae High School; Ryan Wolanzyk, Lakeview High School; Shunran Xu, Liberty High School; Marlena Liming, Lordstown High School; Morgan Hansel, Maplewood High School; Madison Nicula, Mathews High School; Celina Vidman, McDonald High School; Jacob Harrah, Newton Falls High School; Sarah Pack, Niles City; Lucas Habosky, Southington Chalker High School; Cara Hernon, Warren G. Harding High School; and Jenna Breedlove, Weathersfield Mineral Ridge High School.

First Place Bank awarded Paul A. Watson Academic Scholarships in the amount of $500 each to the following Trumbull County students: Katlynn Hennessey, Bloomfield-Mespo High School; Lexi Rager, Bristol High School; Delaney Saxton, Brookfield High School; Haylee Gardiner, Champion High School; Caitlyn Trebella, Girard High School; David Ottney, Howland High School; Melissa Baker, Hubbard High School; Sabrina Snell, Joseph Badger High School; Sydney Wells, LaBrae High School; Marissa Snyder, Lakeview High School; Shunran Xu, Liberty High School; Marlena Liming, Lordstown High School; Morgan Hansel, Maplewood High School; Amanda Hovanec, Mathews High School; Samantha Dawson, McDonald High School; Sarah Honeycutt, Newton Falls High School; Kirsten Cvengros, Niles McKinley High School; Lucas Habosky, Southington Chalker High School; Ashley Wolanzyk, Trumbull Career & Technical Center; Adam Butler, Warren G. Harding High School; and Madison Blanchard, Weathersfield Mineral Ridge High School.

The Stanley L. and Grace A. Woofter Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 was presented to David Ottney, Howland High School and Ashley Wolanyzk, Lakeview High School.

WOLVES AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS: The Trumbull County Chapter of the National Association of Wolves recently honored 12 Trumbull County High School seniors at their annual scholarship dinner May 21 at Leo’s Ristorante.

For 2015, the Trumbull County Wolves awarded a total of $24,000 scholarships.

The Wolves Club is a professional organization tracing their ideals of learning, discovery and public service to the founding of ancient Rome.

David Leo, chairman of the scholarship committee, said the Trumbull County Wolves Club, has awarded $424,550 over the past 30 years to 252 students and the Wolves Club of Ohio and Pennsylvania have awarded more than $6 million in their 53 years of existence.

Daniel Eschman of Maplewood High School was presented the Peter P. Rossi Memorial Academic Achievement Award and Christian McNight of Joseph Badger High School was presented the Toni Ross Spirit Foundation Scholarship.


HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTED: Hunter Thomas, a senior at Liberty High School, was selected as a 2015 Horatio Alger National Scholar. Hunter will receive a $22,000 college scholarship to be disbursed over his college career. In addition to the scholarship funds awarded, Hunter attended an all-expense paid trip to the 2015 Horatio Alger National Scholars Conference in Washington as a guest of the association.

ATHLETE AWARD PRESENTED: Abdel Ruhman Yusuf, a senior at Liberty High School, was selected to receive one of the Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the National Football Foundation’s 2014 Scholar-Athlete Awards. He was nominated for the award by his high school coach, Kevin Cylar. Abdel was honored at the Chapter’s 27th annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet that took place in March in Westlake.

COVELLI SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED: The Kennedy Family announced recipients of the Albert M. Covelli Foundation Scholarship, established to inspire a new generation of leaders to make a difference in the world they live in. The 10 seniors who have shown exemplary academic, service and leadership skills will each receive a $5,000 scholarship to be used for college tuition.

The are Maura Dixon, Elizabeth Kellar, Jenna Keller, Bridget LaRock, Nina Macali, Anna McCue, Michael Roscoe, Royal Smith, Rachel Vince and Myreah Williams.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for its William MacDonald Memorial Scholarship, established to honor the commitments of individuals to conservation of our natural resources.

One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Trumbull County high school senior or student enrolled at any accredited two or four year college, university or technical school. The applicant must be majoring in agriculture, conservation sciences, natural resources management, civil engineering or a related field for the fall of 2015.

Applications can be found online at , or can be requested from high school guidance offices or the Soil and Water District office at 330-637-2056, Ext. 110.

MERIT SCHOLAR ANNOUNCED: Katherine M. Greskovich of Farmdale, a student at Badger High School in Kinsman, was awarded a National Merit $2,500 Scholarship by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.