1 Members of the Holy Family School’s PAWS Club (Pray always; Act responsibly; Work hard; Show respect) have participated in several activities this school year to be stewards of their faith.

Members of the group, consisting of students in grades kindergarten through fifth at the school in Stow, have been bell ringers for the Salvation Army at Christmas time, helped provide items to Good Neighbors, helped the homeless in Akron and provided many craft items to the elderly at Heritage of Hudson.

2 Seaman Tyler Newhouser, a Canton native and 2015 graduate of Canton South High School, is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush as an operations specialist.

3 Nick Salladay, a member of Boy Scout Troop 48 in Akron’s Ellet neighborhood, achieved Boy Scouting’s highest rank of Eagle Scout last month.

Salladay, 18, earned a total of 31 Merit Badges and two Palm Awards over the course of seven years as a Boy Scout. For his Eagle service project, he coordinated a work crew that installed outdoor lighting in the pavilion at Wedgewood United Methodist Church, Troop 48’s charter organization.

Salladay is a senior at Akron STEM High School, a member of the National Honor Society and works at Parasson’s Italian Restaurant. He plans to attend the University of Akron in the fall to study computer science.

He is the son of Bob Salladay of Akron and Colleen Salladay of Akron and brother of Jimmy and Brad Salladay, also a Troop 48 Eagle Scout.

4 Eleven seventh- and eighth-grade students from Wadsworth’s Sacred Heart School competed last month at the Mohican District Science Day fair at Ashland University. The following students received category awards and scholarships: Hailey Smith, Governor’s Award in Biotechnology and Biomedical Technology Research; Gianna Oliverio, Charles Rivers Laboratory Award; Helen Chermak, Lily Myers, Gianna Oliverio and Alexis Youngblood, Buckeye Women In Science, Engineering, and Research Camp Scholarship; Carson Bernard, Ohio Tuition Trust Authority College Advantage 529 Award; and Matthew Sandor, alternate to Ohio Tuition Trust Authority College Advantage 529 Award.

5 St. Sebastian Parish School Band won first place last month in the junior band category at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Akron.

6 Employees in the office of Sandra Kurt, Summit County clerk of courts, donated $2,900 to local nonprofit organizations: F I Community Housing, Not Just October and Akron Snow Angels. The donated funds were raised from a program permitting staff to dress casually on Fridays in exchange for their contribution.

7 University of Akron student and ROTC cadet Tristen Sweitzer from Akron recently joined 8,300 service members, wounded warriors and civilians from around the world in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March.

The Bataan Memorial Death March is a 26.2 mile or 14.2 mile marathon staged in the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico consisting of intense challenges and obstacles, including elevation changes and sand pits. The event commemorates the sacrifice and service of the 72,000 U.S. service members who were prisoners of war in the Philippines during World War II.

Sweitzer is a senior majoring in emergency management and homeland security at UA. He was also a member of the UA team of five ROTC cadets who finished third out of 46 college ROTC and West Point teams participating in the marathon.

After graduation in May, Sweitzer will be stationed on active duty with the Army as a 2nd lieutenant in the infantry.

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