COPLEY — Emily Hoffman, of Copley, is this year’s winner of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rensselaer Medal at Copley High School. The Rensselaer Medal is awarded by more than 3,700 secondary schools throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. This award is given to students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science. To be honored with the Rensselaer Medal, a student must be a member of the junior class and the high school’s most promising science and mathematics student. Each medalist who is accepted and subsequently enrolls at Rensselaer, which is located in Troy, N.Y., receives a scholarship of $60,000.
FAIRLAWN — Taylor Rose, a first-year Denison University student, is among those named as winners of an Alumni Award. She is the daughter of Paul and Stacy Rose, of Fairlawn, and a 2006 graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School. Denison’s Alumni Award provides between $7,000 and $11,000. They are awarded to students on the basis of academic achievement, a special talent in the creative or performing arts or demonstrated leadership in school, community or religion organizations. Candidates must rank in the top quarter of their graduating class and have taken a college preparatory course of study.