Ohio Youth of the Year
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America named Toledo teen Keyaunte Jones the Ohio Youth of the Year. This honor is awarded to a young person in recognition of leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle. Jones will serve as
an ambassador for all teens in the state, receive a $5,000 scholarship, and compete for regional Youth of the Year this summer. Jones graduated from St. John’s Jesuit High School &
Academy. A member of Christian service, meal delivery and academic tutoring programs, as well as the Ambassador Society and the baseball team. Jones will attend Grambling
State University this fall, where he will pursue a degree in biology and play baseball.
Congratulations to Southview senior Hannah Tipton, the first recipient of the prestigious Marjorie M. Fitkin Memorial Scholarship. Tipton, who maintained a GPA over 4.0 while participating in extracurricular activities, volunteering and working, will attend Miami University this fall, with plans to study Early Childhood Education. This $2,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a senior from a Sylvania high school pursuing a degree as an educator. This scholarship was made possible by Marjorie Fitkin a longtime Sylvania educator.
Taking the Stage
Grant Perry, a student at Sylvania Northview High School, was been chosen to be part of the 2017 International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska this month. Perry is one of just 28 students chosen from more than 120 applicants. The International Thespian Festival is a celebration of student achievement in the performing arts and is attended by more than 4,000 students and teachers.