Foundation Salutes 2010 Scholars
Did you know that the Community Foundation grants nearly $300,000 in scholarships annually to Lorain County students? Here are just a few stories of our 2010 scholars:
Caitlin Johnson is the recipient of the Myron and Elinor Kolbe Agricultural Scholarship. Caitlin is fulfilling her childhood dream of working with animals at The Ohio State University, where she will graduate with a degree in Animal Science in 2011. A member of the university’s Pre-Veterinary Medical Association, Caitlin volunteers in her spare time at a low-cost spay and neuter clinic located near campus. Caitlin, a Dean’s list student, ultimately aspires to become a veterinarian.
Sylvia Luu is the recipient of the Walter and Virginia Nord Scholarship. Sylvia, an Amherst Steele graduate, is the daughter of Chinese immigrants. This honors student worked an average of twenty-five hours per week at one of the three restaurants owned by her family while staying active in student council, choir and the Leo Club. Sylvia, who excels in math and science, will pursue a career in pharmacy at Miami University of Ohio.
Michael Morales is the recipient of the Walter and Virginia Nord Scholarship. A graduate of Avon High School, Michael will be the first in his family to attend college. He will attend Case Western Reserve University this fall with the ultimate goal of becoming a pediatrician. Michael has played baseball throughout high school, coached Little League, and was a member of the Key Club all while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average
Amanda Price is the recipient of the Myron and Elinor Kolbe Agricultural Scholarship. Amanda, a graduate of Wellington High School, who currently attends The Ohio State University’s Agricultural Institute. This former Junior Fair Board President majors in Livestock Science and hopes someday to own her own farm. Her ultimate goal is for all people to know where their food comes from and for children not to think that chocolate milk comes from a brown cow.
Rocky Radeff is the recipient of the Walter O. Larson and Walter and Virginia Nord Scholarships. First in his class at Brookside High School, Rocky is one of seven children. He aspires to be an attorney and to, someday, make a difference as a politician. A student athlete, Rocky also hopes to someday own a gym where, in an effort to fight childhood obesity, kids will be able to attend free.