The following students also were nominated by their schools as Star Students:

Olivia Carder

Akron Early College High School

GPA: 4.09. Rank: 1 of 67.

College: University of Akron.

• National Honor Society president.

• Over 50 hours of volunteer work.

• Class valedictorian.

Jenna Collins

Akron North High School

GPA: 5.0. Rank: N/A.

College: University of Akron

• Class valedictorian.

• Three semesters on Dean’s List at UA.

• One semester on President’s List at UA.

Bryce Hood

Alliance High School

GPA: 4.0. Rank: 1 of 167.

College: University of Mount Union

• Captain of golf, basketball and soccer teams.

• National Honor Society member.

• West Point Leadership Award.

Benjamin Andrew Sutter

Archbishop Hoban High School

GPA: 4.465. Rank: 2 of N/A

College: University of Notre Dame

• National Merit Scholarship recipient.

• Candidate for Presidential Scholars Program.

• Class salutatorian.

Kathryn Ebner

Barberton High School

GPA: 3.98. Rank: N/A

College: Kent State University

• Qualified for the International Career Development Conference.

• Selected for internship with Barberton Community Foundation.

Timothy Andrew Long

Barberton High School

GPA: 4.0. Rank: N/A

College: Georgetown University

• Maintained a 4.0 throughout high school.

• Led substance abuse service project at school.

• Contributed to Barberton’s 125th anniversary slogan.

Liam Tyler Megraw

Bio-Med Science Academy

GPA: 4.0. Rank: 10 of 44.

College: Rochester Institute of Technology

• Eagle Scout.

• Created an app for youth outdoor education.

• National Honor Society member.

Trista Finch

Bio-Med Science Academy

GPA: 3.875. Rank: 20 of 44.

College: Rochester Institute of Technology

• Founder of church group.

• Collaboration Award.

Brandon Heath

Black River High School

GPA: 4.0. Rank: 8 of 99.

College: Northwestern Ohio University

• Eagle Scout.

• Ranked fifth in State Agricultural Power Diagnostics.

• Honor roll throughout high school.

Joshua Jacob

Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

GPA: 4.484. Rank: 10 of 371.

College: Georgia Institute of Technology

• National Merit Commended Scholar.

• Economics for Leaders alumnus.

• Public Forum Debate double-octofinalist.

Ivana Terziyska

Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

GPA: 4.0. Rank: 3 of 367.

College: Cornell University

• Science Olympiad captain and first place in fossils at state competition.

• Two-time Ohio High School Mathematics Invitational Olympiad qualifier.

• U.S. Biology Olympiad semi-finalist.

Raymond Liu

Brunswick High School

GPA: 4.6048. Rank: 2 of 576.

College: University of Massachusetts Amherst

• National Merit Scholarship finalist.

• Certified Java software developer.

• First place in senior piano at the 2014 MTNA Ohio State Competition.

Jordan Sibley

Buchtel High School

GPA: 3.96. Rank: 1 of 114.

College: Ohio State University

• Young Scholar.

• Class valedictorian.

• National Honor Society member.

Nicole Locke

Central Catholic High School

GPA: 4.59 Rank: 4 of 103.

College: University of Notre Dame

• Danced in Montreal, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia with the Canton Ballet Co.

• Received a three-year letter in varsity track.

• Received a letter of commendation for score on NMSQT.

Chandler Gerstenslager

Chippewa High School

GPA: 4.325. Rank: N/A.

College: Ohio State University

• Kicker for the regional finalist football team (2015).

• Center-midfielder for the regional finalist soccer team (2013).

• Honor roll throughout high school.

Lily Chen

Copley High School

GPA: 4.42. Rank: 5 of 259.

College: John Hopkins University

• National Merit Scholarship finalist.

• Maintained straight A’s throughout high school.

• Second place piano duet at American Protege International Music Talent Competition.

Justin Khamvongsouk

Coventry High School

GPA: 3.99. Rank: 10 of 184.

College: Kent State University

• National Honor Society member.

• Played soccer throughout high school; voted team’s MVP senior year.

Morgan Foldowski

Crestwood High School

GPA: 4.065. Rank: 5 of 161.

College: College of Wooster

• Music Performance Award Scholarship recipient.

• Played violin in the symphony orchestra.

Nathan Pallotto

Crestwood High School

GPA: 3.907 Rank: 13 of 161.

College: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

• John Philip Sousa Award recipient.

• Honor roll throughout high school.

Brandon Plucinski

Cuyahoga Falls High School

GPA: 4.50. Rank: 1 of 364.

College: Clemson University

• MVP for track and field team.

• President of National Honor Society.

• Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award recipient.

Alexandra Pamfilre

Cuyahoga Falls High School

GPA: 4.435. Rank: 2 of 364.

College: University of Akron

• AP Scholar Award (2015).

• Voted most outstanding marching band squad (2015).

Morgan Burnell

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy

GPA: 4.12. Rank: 19 of 134.

College: Emory University

• Volunteered in the mountains in Colorado at Eagle Lake Camps for five weeks.

• Chief procurement officer of Shya Designs.

•4.0 GPA throughout high school.

Kaylee Gifford

East Canton High School

GPA: 4.0. Rank: 3 of 62.

College: Stark State College

• Over 100 hours of National Honor Society work.

• Top ten in graduating class.

Jordan Cantrell

East High School

GPA: 3.839. Rank: 1 of 142.

College: University of Akron

• Valedictorian.

• DECA International Career Conference qualifier.

• President of National Honor Society.

Makira Martin

East High School

GPA: 3.608. Rank: 2 of 142.

College: Kent State University

• Salutatorian.

• Vice president of National Honor Society.

Christian Simmons

Fairless High School

GPA: 3.9. Rank: 13 of N/A.

College: Ohio State University

• Dean’s List at Kent State Stark and Tuscarawas.

• Earned 11 varsity letters throughout high school.

• Scored 1,000 career points in basketball.

Hannah Eberly

Firestone High School

GPA: 4.4516 Rank: 1 of 272.

College: University of Akron

• Captain of soccer team.

• Full scholarship to UA.

• Class valedictorian.

Spencer Kummer

GlenOak High School

GPA: 4.2. Rank: 123 of 429.

College: Ohio University

• Canton Repository Teen of the Month.

• Four-year academic letterman.

• Two-year football letterman.

Maxwell Kreider

Green High School

GPA: 4.79. Rank: 2 of 319.

College: Miami University

• Senior of the Month in November.

• GHS cross country Character Counts award.

• AP scholar with honors.

Maison DeWalt

Highland High School

GPA: 4.307. Rank: N/A.

College: Bowling Green State University

• Accepted into the Sidney A. Ribeau President’s Leadership Academy at BGSU.

• Two-year teen ambassador board member for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

• American Legion Buckeye Boys State Attendee (2015).

Zachary Napholz

Hoover High School

GPA: 4.515. Rank: 4 of 331.

College: Ohio State University

• Earned 11 varsity letters in three sports.

• Accepted into OSU’s Humanitarian Engineering Program.

• Honor roll throughout high school.

Nicole Lehman

Hudson High School

GPA: 4.61. Rank: N/A.

College: Cornell University

• Head senior squad leader of school’s swing marching band.

• Won business pitch competition at Harvard Summer Pre-College Program.

• Won 13 awards in three years at science fairs and received a superior rating at state level.

Andrew Stovall

Kenmore High School

GPA: 3.227. Rank: 9 of 132.

College: Central State University

• Maintained Academic Excellence Honor throughout high school.

• Four-year letterman in basketball and football.

• Member of DECA.

Anna Ressler

Kidron Central Christian High School

GPA: 4.0. Rank: N/A.

College: Eastern Monnonite University

• Planned an entire church service.

• Played Jane in production of Mary Poppins.

• Sang in the Varsity Singers.

Andrea Wyder

Lake Center Christian School

GPA: 4.35. Rank: 1 of 48.

College: University of Akron

• Class valedictorian.

• Direct admission and scholarship to College of Engineering.

• Received various softball awards.

Timothy Kurczewski

Lake Center Christian School

GPA: 4.10. Rank: 5 of 48.

College: University of Mount Union

• All-Ohio Senior Scholar Athletic Award in soccer.

• Fourth place in State Division III 4-by-200 meter relay .

• Honor roll throughout high school.

Joanne Ash

Lake High School

GPA: 4.34. Rank: 2 of 282.

College: Ohio State University

• Danced at the Bourn Academy of Dance since age 2.

• Voted Lake’s most spirited student.

• Perfect attendance every year of high school.

Joshua Miller

Lake High School

GPA: 4.0. Rank: 4 of 282.

College: Ohio State University

• National Honor Society president.

• Squad and section leader in marching band.

• Got a lead role in production of Fiddler on the Roof.

Johnathon Durgala

Manchester High School

GPA: 4.126. Rank: 2 of 102.

College: Bowling Green State University

• National Honor Society president.

• Captain of the varsity football team.

• Class salutatorian.

Erin King

Manchester High School

GPA: 4.138. Rank: 1 of 102.

College: Muskingum University

• Class valedictorian.

• Band president.

• Lead role in fall play.

Max Dubois

McKinley Senior High School

GPA: 4.3689. Rank: 4 of 322.

College: Vassar College

• Dramatic interpretation state champion.

• Speech and Debate president.

• Acceptance into Oberlin and Vassar colleges.

Joshua Zizka

Mogadore High School

GPA: 4.31. Rank: 2 of 68.

College: Wright State University

• Founded school’s Science Olympiad Team.

• National Honor Society vice president. • Directed and filmed Shrekbeth.

Alex Erisey

NIHF-STEM High School

GPA: 4.121. Rank: 1 of 80.

College: Miami University

• Four-year section leader of band.

• Honors scholarship recipient.

• Captain of Firestone High School baseball team.

Stefani Schmocker

Nordonia High School

GPA: 4.342. Rank: 2 of 318.

College: Ohio Wesleyan University

• Tennis team MVP (2015).

• UA’s Future Engineer Award.

• Cleveland Technical Society member.

Brian Zaborszki

Nordonia High School

GPA: 4.286. Rank: 7 of 318.

College: Ohio State University

• Eagle Scout.

• National Honor Society member.

• Cross country state qualifier and team captain.

Nicolas Wagner

Norton High School

GPA: 4.20. Rank: 4 of 177.

College: Kent State University

• National Honor Society president.

• Three-year section leader in symphonic choir.

• 35 on ACT.

Olivia Rocco

Theodore Roosevelt High School

GPA: 4.0. Rank: 3 of 280.

College: Ohio University

• Three-year letterman and section leader in band.

• District bulletin editor for the Ohio District of Key Club International.

• Drama guild president.

Meghan Deutsch

North Royalton High School

GPA: 4.155. Rank: 24 of 400.

College: Ohio State University

• Two-year National Honor Society member.

• Recorded original music and performed in venues.

• Maintained above a 4.0 GPA throughout high school.

Brooke West

Northwest High School

GPA: 3.855. Rank: 13 of 137.

College: Ohio State University

• Honor roll throughout high school.

• Two-year National Honor Society member.

David Dill

Northwest High School

GPA: 4.04. Rank: 3 of 136.

College: Geneva College

• 34 on the ACT.

• Earned straight A’s throughout high school.

• Was a starter on the varsity football team throughout high school.

Jacelyn Alberts

Northwest High School

GPA: 4.807. Rank: 1 of 112.

College: Allegheny College

• Buckeye Girls state delegate (2015).

• Captain of the Northwestern Color Guard.

• Four-time regional qualifier for cross country

Sarah Kline

Orrville High School

GPA: 4.208. Rank: 4 of 114.

College: Ohio State University

• Two-year National Honor Society member.

• Scholastic Art Awards 2015 Gold Key recipient.

• Studied in New Zealand.

Sarah Auble

Orrville High School

GPA: 4.373. Rank: 1 of 114.

College: University of Findlay

• Junior and senior class president.

• Honor roll throughout high school.

• Volleyball, swimming and track throughout high school.

Jennifer Rozzotto

Ravenna High School

GPA: 3.814. Rank: 6 of 207.

College: Case Western Reserve University

• Student council vice president.

• Secretary for Key Club.

• Vice president of National Honor Society.

George Hayden

Ravenna High School

GPA: 3.918. Rank: 1 of 207.

College: Kent State University

• Published twice in the annual America Library of Poetry national student poetry collections.

• Co-founded the Ravenna High School Improv Club.

Kyle Bauman

Rittman High School

GPA: 4.191. Rank: 3 of 60.

College: University of Akron

• Honor roll throughout high school.

• Sophomore and junior class president.

• National Honor Society member.

Marli Wilson

Rittman High School

GPA: 4.051. Rank: 4 of 60.

College: Kent State University

• Competitive dancer for 14 years.

• Honor roll throughout high school.

• Four years in student council.

Anthony Paolucci

Rootstown High School

GPA: 4.0. Rank: 1 of 87.

College: Ohio State University

• Varsity wrestling throughout high school.

• Class valedictorian.

Jessica Wilson

Rootstown High School

GPA: 4.0. Rank: 1 of 87.

College: Kent State University

• President of National Honor Society.

• Class valedictorian.

• Portage County Teen Board representative.

Vincent Diago

St. Vincent-St. Mary High School

GPA: N/A. Rank: N/A.

College: Ohio State University

• OSU’s Morrin Scholars Program scholarship recipient.

• Academic letterman.

• AP scholar designation.

Jacob Steiner

Smithville High School

GPA: 4.545. Rank: 4 of 99.

College: University of Akron

• Secretary of National Honor Society.

• Academic Challenge team member.

• Four-year participant of Tri-County Honors Band.

Kyle Bauman

Rittman High School

GPA: 4.191. Rank: 3 of 60.

College: University of Akron

• Honor roll throughout high school.

• Sophomore and junior class president.

• National Honor Society member.

Anastasia Fitzsimmons

Springfield High School

GPA: 4.04. Rank: 4 of 195.

College: Ohio State University

• Completed a semester at Yale University.

• President of National Honor Society.

• National Honor Society member.

Ashley Stuart

Stow-Munroe Falls High School

GPA: 4.509. Rank: 2 of 439.

College: Boston University

• AP Scholar with Distinction.

• Buckeye Girls State delegate (2014-15)

Sydney Campbell

Streetsboro High School

GPA: 4.2712. Rank: 3 of 150.

College: Kent State University

• Volleyball coach.

• Class vice president.

• President of National Honor Society.

Julia Klaben

Strongsville High School

GPA: 4.732. Rank: 2 of 479.

College: Purdue University

• Accepted into honors program at Purdue.

• Organized a project that raised over $1,000.

Andrejs Albertins

Strongsville High School

GPA: 4.763. Rank: 1 of 479.

College: Case Western Reserve University

• One of Channel 5’s Best of Class 2016.

• Believe in Ohio regional qualifier.

• Scholastic Recognition Award for academic excellence.

Victoria A. Murray

Tallmadge High School

GPA: 4.564. Rank: 1 of 192.

College: Kent State University

• Four-year track and field letterman.

• Founding member of high school’s Biomimicry Club.

Kyle Harvey

Tallmadge High School

GPA: 4.443. Rank: 3 of 192.

College: Duke University

• Varsity soccer team captain.

• Co-Editor-in-Chief for the school newspaper.

Christopher Nmai

Twinsburg High School

GPA: N/A. Rank: N/A.

College: Harvard University

• Interned with the Cleveland Clinic.

• AP Scholar with Distinction.

• President of National Honor Society.

Ryley Poling

Waynedale High School

GPA: 3.782. Rank: 18 of 101.

College: Ashland University

• Four-time All-American cheerleader and staff member for AmeriCheer.

• Academic All-Ohio in softball.

Reid Stanley

Waynedale High School

GPA: 3.935. Rank: 13 of 101.

College: Bloomsburg University

• Four-time All-Ohio wrestler.

• Four-time Northeast Ohio District champion wrestler.

• Will be the first Division I collegiate wrestler from WHS at Bloomsburg.

Michael Zeleznik

Western Reserve Academy

GPA: 6.9. Rank: Top 10 of 104.

College: Northeastern University

• Dartmouth Book Award.

• Editor of school newspaper.

• Member of baseball team.

Taryn Washburn

Western Reserve Academy

GPA: 7.0. Rank: Top 10 of 104.

College: Grinnell College

• Captain of school’s rifle team.

• Silver Key and honorable mention in National Scholastic Arts Competition.?• Created centerpiece for school musical.

Logan Hershberger

Windham High School

GPA: 3.5. Rank: 9 of 49.

College: Youngstown State University

• National Honor Society member.

• Honor roll throughout high school.

Jackson Taylor

Woodridge High School

GPA: 4.092. Rank: 17 of 145.

College: Ohio University

• Captain of football and baseball teams.

• Eight-time scholar athlete in multiple sports.

Jenna Zhu

Wooster High School

GPA: 4.0. Rank: 1 of 293.

College: Ohio State University

• Accepted into honors program at OSU.

• Class vice president.

• Founder of school’s ultimate frisbee club.

David Wood

Wooster High School

GPA: 4.0. Rank: 1 of 293.

College: Purdue University

• Eagle Scout.

• Honor roll throughout high school.