CIAO announces scholarship winners LIMA — The Charitable Italian American Organization (CIAO) of Lima announced its 2015 scholarship winners. This year’s recipients were: Cierra Adams, Elizabeth Art, Garrett Brinkman, Rachael Brown, Meredith Bruno, Honesti Cowan, Sydney Delgado, Clark Etzler, Madalynn Helmig, Emily Heffner, Jack Huffman, Trevor McMichael, Adam Purdy, Robert Sarno, Vincent Schreck, Grayce Smith, McKenzie Smith, Sophia Venturella, McKenna Waldroup and Julie Webster. Applications were available to students from all Allen County schools, and this year CIAO was able to award scholarships to students from every school that submitted applications. These schools included Allen East, Bath, Elida, Lima Central Catholic, Lima Senior, Shawnee and Spencerville. Every student who applied “was well-deserving and choosing a limited number to award out of so many outstanding young people is the toughest job we do,” according to a statement from the organization. The statement continued by reporting that the students who received the scholarships were “dedicated to their families, communities, churches as well as their studies.” Minster Bank awards $12,000 in scholarships MINSTER — Minster Bank has awarded $12,000 in scholarships to local recipients. Drew Schaurer of Covington High School, Elizabeth Pleiman of Fort Loramie High School, Elizabeth Edwards of Lehman High School, Oksana Mizer of Marion Local High School, James Nixon of Minster High School, Kira Irick of New Bremen High School, Adam Howe of New Knoxville High School, Reign Vanvoorhis of Sidney High School, Luke Gossard of St. Marys Memorial High School, Caroline Elsass-Smith of Troy High School, Austin Risner of Troy Christian High School and Beth Severt of Wapakoneta High School each received a Minster Bank scholarship based upon their academics and pursuit of a business degree. OSU Lima to hold engineering success series LIMA — From Monday through Aug. 6, The Ohio State University at Lima will hold Engineered for Success, a success series for students entering the engineering program at Ohio State this year. Ohio State Lima offers the first year of coursework for all Ohio State engineering majors. Students who begin their engineering educational career in fall 2015 will also be able to take the second year of engineering coursework in Lima for electrical and computer engineering and computer science engineering. Engineered for Success builds the skills and habits necessary to successfully complete an engineering degree and go on to a career as a professional engineer, a news release stated. The four-day program is open to Ohio State students taking their first year of engineering classes at Ohio State Lima in autumn 2015. OHSAA awards scholarships to local students COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association will hand out $54,200 in college scholarships to 48 recent high school graduates after selections made by each of the OHSAA’s six district athletic boards. Of the 48 honorees, 41 will receive $1,000 awards, including six (one from each district) who will receive an OHSAA Minority Scholarship. The highest ranking scholarship recipient in each district will receive a $2,000 OHSAA Spirit of Sport scholarship (a tie in one district resulted in both graduates receiving $1,600). Lauren Seas, of Coldwater, will receive the Spirit of the Sport Scholarship valued at $1,600. Ellie Dackin of Bath High School in Lima, Cassie Jutte, of Minster, Jon Wenning, of Coldwater, and Adam Henderson, of Wapakoneta, are recipients of the Scholar-Athlete Scholarship valued at $1,000 per student. Mallet’s life to be celebrated at UF service FINDLAY — The University of Findlay and the Mallett family will hold a celebration of life service to honor the late Jerry Mallett at 3 p.m. Sept. 11 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Attendees may also visit the Mazza Museum that day between 1 and 3 p.m. To assist with reception and refreshments planning, organizers are encouraging those who intend to attend to email the Mazza Museum at email@example.com. Those without Internet access may call the museum at 419-434-4560. Mallett, a longtime educator, children’s literacy expert and Mazza Museum founder died July 19 at age 76. He grew up in Toledo and was a junior high school teacher and elementary principal. In 1968 he was hired at what was then Findlay College as an assistant professor of education. Throughout the years he held many positions at UF and won many awards, including the University’s Arch Award in 2006, for his outstanding teaching and motivational speaking. Most recently he served as the Mazza Museum’s curator, assisting with the annual exhibition rotation, contributing to summer conference activities and preparing works for the upcoming paper engineering gallery that is expected to open this fall.
Susan Lucente | Submitted Photo Front row from left to right: Clark Etzler, Garrett Brinkman, Adam Purdy, Rachael Brown, McKenna Waldroup, Honesti Cowan and Meredith Bruno. Back row from left to right: Trevor McMichael, Cierra Adams, Sydney Delgado, Julie Webster, McKenzie Smith, Jack Huffman, Grayce Smith, Madalynn Helmig, Emily Heffner, Robert Sarno, and Vincent Schreck.