Step into fame
The Coalition for Youth Enrichment, a subcommittee of The Community Partnership, is honoring local youth with their 6th annual CYE Youth Walk of Fame awards. The 2010 winners were nominated for their outstanding contribution to the Toledo/Lucas County community in four distinct areas. These winners were honored at a banquet on March 24 at the Toledo Zoo African Lodge. Their names and biographies will be embossed on a plaque to be positioned in the entry plaza to the Toledo Zoo.
Service to others
Dylan Moore, 17
Springfield High School
A member of SHAPE (Springfield Holland Assets Partnership for Excellence), high school band and the Student Body President. Dylan was selected to pilot the Youth Jefferson Awards and was an early participant in the school’s “Mentorship Program” and helped create the “Speak No Evil” campaign, to call attention to the impact our words have on one another.
Hannah Blanc, 17
Start High School
A participant in the ZOOTeen Program, Hannah has donated over 2,100 hours of service through a variety of education, conservation and community service activities. As an avid “crafter”, she began a new service initiative within the Program, a Knitting Club. Since the club’s inception, Hannah has introduced over 50 ZOOTeens to the world of knitting, crocheting and plarn (plastic yarn).
Nathan Watt, 18
Northview High School
Throughout his life Nathan has had one simple dream: to sing on stage while standing. Born with spina bifida, he was told he would never walk or stand. Despite multiple surgeries and hospital visits, Nathan kept working toward his dream, taught himself how to play guitar, writing music and, in 2007, performed in the school’s musical, standing throughout the performance.
Johnathon Bush, 16
Central Catholic High School
In 2006, Johnathon started a business, Not Just Cookies, offering a range of homemade baked goods, including cookies, brownies, pies and cupcakes. His business is also a philanthropic endeavor. As a member of the Northwest Ohio Scrip Association, Johnathon allows consumers to purchase gift certificates with a portion of the proceeds benefiting local schools and nonprofit organizations.
Walleye tee winners
Over the past few months, 30 different schools from Ohio and Michigan have participated in the 1st annual Toledo Walleye
“Design a T-Shirt Contest.” Divided into two winning categories, Savannah Compton from Genoa Middle School took home the first place prize for the Middle School/Elementary category. Sarah Kobylak, from Notre Dame Academy, received the first place prize for the High School category. Both designs are being sold at the Swamp Shop through June, with 20 percent of the proceeds benefiting the individual schools.
Sylvania Southview’s mock trial team competed at the Toledo Municipal Court February 5. Pictured (left to right): Harshita Sinha, Jessica Potter, Robert Ellis, Chelsea Bloom, Saul Jacobs, and Susan Solari.