College-bound students receive scholarship assistance

06/18/2010

June 14, 2010
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer
Jmoberle@dps.k12.oh.us
For Immediate Release

They are artists, athletes, writers, scientists and scholars with one thing in common: They want to spend their lives making a difference for others.

Above all, they are good students. For these efforts and more, 10 recent Dayton Public Schools graduates will be recognized for academic excellence during a 2:30 p.m. luncheon and awards ceremony today (June 14), as part of the 16th annual Dayton Public Schools Scholarship Golf Classic at Meadowbrook Country Club, 6001 Salem Ave.

Following an 18-hole golf tournament, Superintendent Kurt Stanic will present each student with a $500 scholarship for his or her school of choice and a laptop computer from Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions. He will be joined by Dayton Board of Education President Jeff Mims.  Scholarships were awarded based on grade-point average, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. Out of nearly 70 applications, the 10 scholarship winners are: Belmont - Derek McCord; Dunbar - Marcus Johnson and Shae Reynolds (Louis Galiardi Award); Meadowdale - Cherri Kindred, Sapphire Thomas and Olivia Wilson; and Stivers - Gregory Carter, Veronica Easley, Kristen Schroeder (Bob Denney Award) and Tyla Young.

The Scholarship Golf Classic has provided 134 scholarships for exceptional Dayton Public Schools graduates over the past 15 years, according to Mims.

Money is raised through company sponsorships and individual player’s fees. This year’s sponsors include Bob Ross Dealerships; Coolidge Wall Co., LPA; Dayton Power & Light; Preferred Meals; Shook Touchstone and DSDA.

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College-bound students receive scholarship assistance