MVESC hosts annual Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony

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Zanesville, Ohio- $7,500 in scholarships was awarded to local seniors this evening.

The Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center hosted their 28th annual Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony at OUZ campus. Superintendent of the Muskingum Valley Educational Service, David Branch, explains the scholarships offered to 14 school districts and 2 career centers.

“We will be recognizing students with $1000 dollar scholarships for writing awards those are called the Susan Writing awards. We will be recognizing students from each of the school districts with Franklin B Walter was a former state superintendent. Each county winner will receive a $500 scholarship.”

The finalists and winners for each award were:

Susan E. Mahoney Writing Award Winners

  • Alayna Cowden, John Glenn High School
  • Brittany Smith, John Glenn High School
  • Bennett Van Horn, John Glenn High School
  • Miranda Reed, Maysville High School
  • Madeline Myers, Tri-Valley High School

Franklin B. Walter Finalists

Coshocton County

  • Skyler Wright, Coshocton High School
  • Katie Leitz, Ridgewood High School
  • William Fornara, River View High School-Winner

Hocking County

  • Jeremy Williams, Logan High School-Winner

Morgan County

  • Jasmine Penrod, Morgan High School-Winner

Muskingum County

  • Alayna Cowden, John Glenn High School
  • Matthew Pitcock, Maysville High School-Winner
  • Kim-Lien Le, Philo High School
  • Ethan Harris, Tri-Valley High School
  • Bailie Miller, West Muskingum High School
  • Aaron Ashby, Zanesville High School

Perry County

  • Austin Burgess, Crooksville High School-Winner
  • Emily Hinkle, New Lexington High School
  • Joel Chennells, Sheridan High School

Branch notes a special part of the ceremony involving those that helped the students the most

“One of the neatest parts of the evening events will be when we recognize an outstanding senior student and then that student has chosen a teacher that has made a significant difference in his or her life and that student recognizes that teacher.”




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