Franklin B. Walter scholarship recipients pose for a group photo with Dr. Lolli.

Seven Dayton Public Schools seniors awarded $1,000 scholarships

Alexandra Kincaid News

One graduating senior from each DPS high school received a $1,000 Franklin B. Walter Scholarship provided by the Montgomery County Educational Service Center (MCESC) last week.

The Franklin B. Walter Scholarship is named in honor of the longtime State Superintendent who served between 1977 and 1991.

Students across the county were nominated for the honor by their school districts. Nomination criteria included student awards, activities, GPA and attendance. Students were also asked to write an essay about a teacher who has positively impacted their lives. Those teachers received $500 to spend on classroom materials and resources.

DPS scholarship recipients and teachers of influence include:


Belmont High School

Mohieldin Ibrahim

Teacher of Influence: Mr. Beck


David H. Ponitz CTC

Dameon Darden Jr.

Teacher of Influence: Ms. Robinson


Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Donovan Ewing

Teacher of Influence: Ms. Campbell


Meadowdale CTC

Breyona Hughes

Teacher of Influence: Mr. Davis


Mound Street Academy

Mugisa Byaruhanga

Teacher of Influence: Ms. Bame


Stivers School for the Arts

Lonnie Fleming

Teacher of Influence: Ms. Daniels


Thurgood Marshall STEM High School

Tamia Ramey

Teacher of Influence: Mr. Platt

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