2015 Academic Recognition Scholarship Program | Recipients

Congratulations, Class of 2015!

The Barberton Community Foundation’s (BCF) high school scholarship program was implemented in 1997 to assist Barberton High School graduates reach their educational goals. As one of the Foundation’s signature community investments, the program recognizes students’ academic achievement and helps propel promising students into the pursuit of higher education.

On Monday evening, the BCF and its fund holders awarded many students with scholarships at the Academic Recognition Scholarship Program that took place at Barberton High School. The current program awards over $100,000 annually to each graduating class. This program includes awards for Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude along with special recognition awards for excellence in character and talent. Implemented in 2014, renewable scholarships are awarded to students not designated cum laude but those that received a 21 or higher on their ACT. This year, 13 of these students were recognized. Additionally, five students were selected to receive a ‘First Generation’ Scholarship – awarded to students who are the first in their families to receive a Bachelor’s degree.

Muffet Family Memorial Scholarship – Abbey Carneal and Emily Young

AAA Ohio Auto Club Scholarship
– Morgan Dent, Jess Lee, Dan Daunhauer, Cameron Cromer

Barberton Band Boosters Henda Jones Memorial Scholarship
– Joanna Hrepcak, Michael Hodgen, Emily Dunkler, David Jenkins

Thomas L. Angerer Memorial Scholarship – Austin Bates

James A. and Juleen Colombo Scholarship – Brittany Hill

Harry J. Bauschlinger Memorial Scholarship – Morgan Kadilak and Michael Hodgen

Robert Genet Leadership Scholarship – Abbey Carneal

Dr. Milan Pavkov Scholarship – Sarah Bittinger

Barberton Elk Lodge 982 Memorial Scholarship
– Drew Berlin and Katelyn Craft

Dr. Douglas A. Gormley Scholarship – Lydia Weaver

A.O. Austin Engineering Scholarship – Andrew Needs

Leach Family Scholarship – Austin Bates

Barberton Community Foundation Board of Directors Scholarship – Christopher Gray

Barberton High School Alumni Association Scholarship – Lindsey Krska and Perry Johnson

Lois and Gary Matney Scholarship – Abigale Raber

Cianciola/Macko Scholarship – Eric Mitchell and Shannon Wilson

Outstanding Character – Nicholas Chiswell, Collin Long, Kaylyn Patterson, Brittany Yanders

Excellence in the Arts – Joanna Hrepcak

Excellence in Athletics – Luke Holcomb and Emily Young

ACT Achievers’ Scholarship

Drew Berlin
Alexis Macko
Jenna Cramer
Ronald Monroe
Nicholas Chiswell
Abigale Raber
Dan Daunhauer
Adrianna Schultz
Makenna Garner
Nathaniel Steinhour
Andrew Hull
Destiny Styer
Daysha Keyes

First Generation Scholarship

Cameron Cromer
Kristian Kowaleski
Luke Dantz
Lataisha Jones
Morgan Dent

Cum Laude | With Honor

John August
Lindsey Krska
Abbey Carneal
Rylee Lappin
Cameron Cromer
Eric Mitchell
Zachery Gosen
Collin Long
Joanna Hrepcak
Kaylyn Patterson
Michael Hodgen
Jessica Richiutti
Perry Johnson
Brooke Tokie
Macy Kaisk
Shannon Wilson

Magna Cum Laude | With Great Honor

Austin Bates
Jillian Semonin
Sarah Bittinger
Heather Sykes
Kyle Haywood
Coree Ullman
Kellee Hudak
Shira Vano
Riley Ries
Kaitlin Webster
Lauren Light
Brittany Yanders
Logan Seifert
Emily Young

Summa Cum Laude | With Highest Honor

Jelena Bundalo
Luke Holcomb
Emily Burns
David Jenkins
Nathan Cacioppo
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Nicholas Cacioppo
Jess Lee
Luke Dantz
Andrew Needs
Morgan Dent
Daniel Sabljak
Emily Dunkler
Meghan Stobaugh
Brittany Hill
Lydia Weaver

For information on scholarship renewals, please click here.

Announcing 2Q15 Small Grants!

Program Name
Amount Granted
Focus Area
Barberton City Schools
Destination Imagination
Educational Excellence
City of Barberton Police Department
Barberton Drug Take Back Program
Community Image
Mobile Meals, Inc.
Meals, supplements and nutrition education for Barberton residents
Social Services
Neighborhood Conservation Services of Barberton, Inc.
Emergency Home Repair Program
Social Services

Grantee Spotlight

Barberton’s Destination Imagination program helps students develop critical thinking skills focusing in the STEM areas (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Three of the teams in the Barberton City School District have chosen to complete a service learning challenge that benefits people in the Barberton community. The teams are challenged to design and carry out projects that meet real community needs. The supported organizations include the Barberton Community Pregnancy Center, Manor Care Nursing Home and deserving families in Barberton.

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