2021-22 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the following 39 Highland High School graduates who were awarded a total of $67,481* in scholarships through The Highland Foundation. (Total includes 9 renewable scholarships).

Highland Foundation Scholarship ($1,000)

Kathryn Borla

Kathryn Borla

Xavier University

Kathryn is attending Xavier University where she is studying nursing. She is the daughter of Brian and Michelle Borla of Sharon Township.

Lilian Latkovic

Lilian Latkovic

Ohio University

Lillian is attending Ohio University where she is studying biology. She is the daughter of Ken and Helen Latkovic of Wadsworth City.

Maria Davis

Maria Davis

Bowling Green State University

Maria is currently attending Bowling Green State University. She is the daughter of Calvin and Tina Davis of Montville Township.

Delaney Lawson

Delaney Lawson

The Ohio Sate University

Delaney is attending The Ohio State University where she is studying biology/pre-med. She is the daughter of Todd and Christine Lawson of Sharon Township.

Emily Dunn

Emily Dunn

University of Mount Union

Emily is attending the University of Mount Union where she is pursuing a degree in accounting. She is the daughter of Lawrence and Julie Dunn of Montville Township.

Reagan Murray

Reagan Murray

The Ohio State University

Reagan is attending The Ohio State University where she is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. She is the daughter of Douglas and Pamela Murray of Sharon Township.

Joseph Grecenuk

Joseph Grecenuk

The Ohio State University

Joseph is attending The Ohio State University where he is studying business. He is the son of Frank and Denise Grecenuk of Montville Township.

Hannah Stasiowski

Hannah Stasiowski

The Ohio State University

Hannah is attending The Ohio State University where she is studying exercise science. She is the daughter of Eric and Donna Stasiowski of Montville Township.

Caden Klein

Caden Klein

The Ohio State University

Caden is attending The Ohio State University where he is studying finance. He is the son of Jared and Heidi Klein of Sharon Township.

Drew Thomas

Drew Thomas

The Ohio State University

Drew is attending The Ohio State University where he is studying pharmaceutical science/pre-pharmacy. He is the son of Marc and Diane Thomas of Montville Township.

Ava Latham

Ava Latham

Kent State University

Ava is attending Kent State University where she is studying nursing. She is the daughter of Craig and Danielle Latham of Montville Township.

Anya VanKirk

Anya VanKirk

University of Akron

Anya is attending the University of Akron where she is studying marketing. She is the daughter of Tom and Becky VanKirk of Sharon Township.

Lauren Webb

Lauren Webb

Brigham Young University

Lauren is attending Brigham Young University where she is studying communications and/or education. She is the daughter of Jeremy and Stacey Webb of Granger Township.

Jonathan Wuchter

Jonathan Wuchter

University of Michigan

Jonathan is attending the University of Michigan where he is pursuing a degree in chemical engineering. He is the son of Gerald Wuchter and Kimberly Blair of Sharon Township.

Named Foundation Scholarships

Emma Hetkey

Emma Hetkey

College of Wooster

Former Friends of Hinckley Library Scholarship ($1,000) — Applicants of the Library Science Scholarship, offered through by the Former Friends of the Hinckley Library, should pursue a degree in Information Sciences/Technology or Education. This year’s recipient was Emma Hetkey who is pursuing a degree in business and communications at the College of Wooster. She is the daughter of John and Patti Hetkey of Sharon Township.

Jordan Yu

Jordan Yu

Bowling Green State University

Victoria M. Jackson Performing Arts Scholarship ($1,000) —
This scholarship was established by the Jackson family in memory of their daughter, Victoria, who passed away in an auto accident in 2009. This scholarship is presented annually to an outstanding performing arts student. This year’s recipient was Jordan Yu who is studying education at Bowling Green State University. He is the son of Tony and Bernadette Yu of Sharon Township.

Ellen Fuller

Ellen Fuller

The Ohio State University

Mike Kudla Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) —
Mike Kudla was a 2002 Highland honors graduate and member of The Ohio State University championship football team. He went on to play for the NFL and have a successful business career. Recipients of this award must be passionate in their life goals, possess the qualities needed to persevere through life’s obstacles and the determination to make a difference by helping others in the community. Ellen Fuller is pursuing a degree in animal science at The Ohio State University. She is the daughter of Timothy and Lisa Fuller of Brunswick Hills.

Isabella Eshlerman

Isabella Eshlerman

Kent State University

Hugh & Grace Eyerdom Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) —
This scholarship was created by Don and Edith Simmons in loving memory of Edith’s parents. The scholarship is presented to a student pursuing studies in horticulture, agriculture or other closely related field. Isabella Eshleman is attending Kent State University where she is studying environmental science. She is the daughter of Matt and Jami Eshleman of Sharon Township.

Kaitlin Herman

Kaitlin Herman

The Ohio State University

Steven J. Bilecky Memorial Scholarship ($1,500) —
Established by the Bilecky family in memory of their son, Steven, a 1988 graduate, applicants must demonstrate high academic achievement. Kaitlin Herman, daughter of John and Linda Herman of Wadsworth City, is currently majoring in biochemistry for pre-dentistry at The Ohio State University.

Henry Hummel

Henry Hummel

Bowling Green State University

William O. Wagar Memorial Math & Science Scholarship ($1,000) —
Inspired by 1983 graduate Bill Wagar who died of cancer in 2000, this scholarship is awarded to a senior majoring in a math or science-related field. Henry Hummel is attending Bowling Green State University where he is is studying pre-optometry. He is the son of Stephen and Katie Hummel of Granger Township.

Heather Brickman

Heather Brickman

The Ohio State University

Letha E. House Scholarship ($1,000) —
Mrs. House was a life-long resident of Medina County and was very interested in horticulture, specifically flowers and gardening. Recipients must pursue a career in horticulture or related field of study. Heather Brickman is currently studying agricultural and biological engineering at The Ohio State University. She is the daughter of Dan and Dianne Brickman of Sharon Township.

Simona Kozul

Simona Kozul

MIami University

Lalitha Chada Scholarship ($2,500) —
Offered to a senior who plans to pursue a career in a science-related field of study, this year’s recipient was Simona Kozul who is working toward a degree in engineering at Miami University. She is the daughter of Bogdan and Tanja Kozul of Hinckley Township.

Gabe Colbrunn

Gabe Colbrunn

Kent State University

Alyssa & Justin Haun Memorial Scholarship ($2,500) —
This scholarship was established as a means to give back to the community that gave so much to the Haun family in the wake of the siblings’ tragic deaths in July 2018. This renewable scholarship is awarded to a college-bound senior pursuing a STEM course of study and one who has positively impacted others. Gabe Colbrunn was this year’s recipient. He is studying microtronic engineering at Kent State University and is the son of Robb and Joni Colbrunn of Hinckley Township

Sofiya Cole

Sofiya Cole

American University

George R. Ayres Memorial Achievement Scholarship ($3,000) —
These scholarships were created through the estate plan of long-time area resident George Ayres. The scholarships are offered to college-bound Highland seniors in the top 20% of their class who have demonstrated high achievement in scholastic activities, have a record of activities both in school and in the community, and who plan to pursue collegiate STEM studies. Sofiya is the daughter of Mark and Christine Cole of Granger Township and is studying international relations at the American University.

Jason Yen

Jason Yen

University of Michigan

George R. Ayres Memorial Achievement Scholarship ($3,000) —
These scholarships were created through the estate plan of long-time area resident George Ayres. The scholarships are offered to college-bound Highland seniors in the top 20% of their class who have demonstrated high achievement in scholastic activities, have a record of activities both in school and in the community, and who plan to pursue collegiate STEM studies. Jason is the son of Daniel and Vickie Yen of Hinckley Township. He is studying computer science at the University of Michigan.

 

Brennan McCarthy

Brennan McCarthy

Cuyahoga Community College

George R. Ayres Memorial Opportunity Scholarships ($3,000) —
Made possible through the estate plan of long-time area resident George Ayres, these scholarships are available to Highland seniors in need of an opportunity of their own in order to pursue a professional/technical program, associates degree or traditional college course of study. Applicants explain what inspires them to learn and how this scholarship will impact their future educational and career opportunities. Brennan McCarthy and Evan Miceli were this year’s recipients. Brennan is studying data analysis at Cuyahoga Community College and is the son of Matthew and Shana McCarthy of Sharon Township

 

Evan Miceli

Evan Miceli

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for Aerospace Engineering

George R. Ayres Memorial Opportunity Scholarships ($3,000) —
Made possible through the estate plan of long-time area resident George Ayres, these scholarships are available to Highland seniors in need of an opportunity of their own in order to pursue a professional/technical program, associates degree or traditional college course of study. Applicants explain what inspires them to learn and how this scholarship will impact their future educational and career opportunities. Brennan McCarthy and Evan Miceli were this year’s recipients. Evan, the son of Amedeo Miceli of Granger Township and Cheryl and Dennis Casey of Parma, is attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for Aerospace Engineering.

 

Luke Norman

Luke Norman

Ohio University

Chorba Family “Give Where You Live” Scholarship ($1,981) —
New this year, the Chorba family believes in supporting their local community. To honor their Highland education, they established the Chorba Family “Give Where You Live” Scholarship. Ever connecting people with their passions, Dale and his family created a two-year college scholarship that honors their legacy. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Highland senior with a 3.0 or better GPA, an athlete, band or orchestra member and who is pursuing collegiate study in business and/ or music. As a special honor to his alma maters, the scholarship award amounts will coincide with Dale’s graduation years: $1981, the first year, and $1985, the second year. Luke Norman was this year’s recipient. He is the son of Daniel and Julie Norman of Granger Township and is studying business at Ohio University.

Olivia Wolfgang

Olivia Wolfgang

Bowling Green State University

William L. Kubinski Scholarship ($2,000) —
New in 2022, the William L. Kubinski Student-Athlete Scholarship pays tribute to the life of former Brunswick teacher and Highland coach, Bill Kubinski. It was his belief that sports provided invaluable life lessons — win, lose, pick yourself up, work hard and strive for greatness. This scholarship is awarded to a college bound Highland student who has excelled in the classroom and on the field of play and who is pursuing a career in education. Olivia Wolfgang was this year’s recipient. She is the daughter of Alta and Edythe Wolfgang of Sharon Township and is studying business at Bowling Green State University

 

Scholarship Renewals

Baker Family Leadership Scholarship ($1,000):

Lily Cross (2020)
Owen McInnes (2021)

Alyssa & Justin Haun Memorial Scholarship ($2,500):

Cecilia Mainzer (2019)
Evan Buck (2020)
Maggie Petersen (2021)

George R. Ayres Memorial Achievement Scholarship($3,000):

Anna Lanier (2020)
Christian Pedersen (2021)

George R. Ayres Memorial Achievement Scholarship($3,000):

Mohammad Rashid (2020)
Samantha Kuczynski (2021)

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