Dantonio Scholarship Awarded

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Five students of Zanesville City Schools received $1,000 scholarships through the Justin and Maryan Dantonio Memorial Scholarship.

The number of scholarships awarded this year because the Dantonio family said Covid continues to impact the Zanesville Community.

These students will continue their education at accredited colleges, universities, community college, trade, vocational or technical schools.

This year’s recipients are:


Kiersten Allen – who will study Media and Communications at Ohio University.

Evan Dinan – who will study Computer Science at Ohio Northern University.

Julian Jackson – who will study Criminal Justice at Youngstown State University.

Charles Lightle – who will study Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University.

Slade Young – who will study Athletic Training at University of Cincinnati.

To date the Dantonio brothers Frank, Mark, John and Mike have awarded more than $20,000 in scholarships to Zanesville High School Students.

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Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.