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Sharon Women’s Club names scholarship winners

7/4/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Sharon’s Women’s Club
WADSWORTH — The Sharon Women’s Club, which has been in existence for 57 years, has been awarding college scholarships since the 1990s through the organizing efforts of member Betty Osborn, for whom the scholarship is named, according to club officials.

Ten students applied this year, and three were chosen to receive a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each. Funding for these scholarships is provided from the club’s annual Fall Fest, which will take place this year Oct. 5 at Sharon Town Hall on Sharon Circle.

The presentation of scholarships was made May 15 at The Galaxy Restaurant to the following students:

  • David Back was a member of the Highland High School first robotics team; is a member of the Boy Scouts of America, where he completed his Eagle Scout project and has been inducted into the Boy Scout National Honor Society; and was a peer leader in marching and concert band. He has been a member of the National Honor Society for the past three years and currently stands in the top 10 percent of his class. David has volunteered at the Sharon Township Fire Department fish fry, a food pantry and Music in the Circle. He hopes to become a mechanical engineer studying at The University of Akron (UA).
  • Caitlyn Hydel has participated in sports as a softball player, playing four years of her high school career and receiving the athletic scholar award given to athletes who maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher during the semester they are involved in sports. She has volunteered setting up the Highland High School Art Show and helped with the Sharon Easter Egg Hunt and Memorial Day Parade. A member of the Latin Club, she is currently in her third year of Honors Latin. In her spare time, she enjoys being a member of 4H, cleaning out horse stalls, driving tractors and bailing hay. Caitlyn will enter The Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute Campus in Wooster to study agronomy and agriculture business.
  • Thomas Kennedy is a member of the Boy Scouts of America and helps out with activities and fundraisers organized by the Boy Scouts, including helping a fellow Scout with his Eagle Scout project of building a prayer walkway. He also has volunteered for the annual fall cleanup for the elderly in inner-city Akron and with the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. He played soccer for the home school team for three years. He is enrolled in the computer science and forensics program at the Medina County Career Center, where he has attained the status of Microsoft technology associate. This fall, Thomas will enter UA to pursue his studies in information technology and business.

Shown above, from left, are Lee Nichols, Sharon Women’s Club Scholarship chairperson, David, Caitlyn and Thomas.

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