BARBERTON, Ohio — Kiwanis, through guidance and example, works to develop future generations of leaders. One facet of this work is that the Barberton Kiwanis each year offers three $1,000 scholarships to graduating Barberton High School seniors who plan on attending college in the fall. On May 1, 2013, Loreto George, Barberton Kiwanis Scholarship Committee Chairperson, presented Amanda Nickol, Katie Wright, and Katalina Estright with $1,000 scholarships for their academic achievements.
Amanda Nickol, has been involved with Key Club for three years and currently serves as the group’s president. “Key Club has been an absolutely phenomenal experience for me,” says Nickol, “I’ve learned so many great ways to be involved in Barberton.” She plans on attending Walsh University to major in Early Education / Intervention Specialist.
Katie Wright will put her scholarship to good use at Kent State University where she plans on studying chemistry. The final recipient, Katalina Estright, plans on studying forensic science at Tiffin University.
Loreto George notes that over 63 students applied for the three scholarships so the competition was tough. There were many worthy academic achievements in this graduating class. “They are our future,” says George, “and the Barberton Kiwanis is proud to support them. We look forward to the great things that these scholars will achieve.”
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