Marlington Alumni Association awards $121,900 in scholarships

The Marlington Alumni Association awarded a record $121,900 in scholarships at its recent annual banquet.

MAA President Michelle (Vaughan) Bakan (1981) hosted nearly 300 attendees at the first in-person event in two years. The banquet was held virtually in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bakan also indicated that MAA’s assets totaled more than $2.4 million.

Frank Carozzi (’83), Chairman of the Outstanding Alumni Committee, introduced this year’s Outstanding Alumni, as well as those from 2020 and 2021.

Ron Davis (’51) won the 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award. He recounted the meaningful friendships and relationships of his early years at Marlboro High School. He cited his Marlboro teachers and his father, Ford C. Davis, as role models, saying they groomed him for his role as a US Air Force fighter pilot and then president of Buckeye Packaging Company after the untimely death of his father.

Mike Pauli

Mike Pauli (’68) won the 2021 Outstanding Alumni Award. He credited Marlington, his wife, Linda (Hoover) Pauli (’68) and family for providing him with a richly blessed life. Pauli said his career and business gave him the opportunity to train and work with many other Marlington graduates. He has owned Pauli Electric since 1975.

Steve Matthew

Steve Matthew (’79) won the 2022 Outstanding Alumni Award. He shared memories from Marlboro Elementary School, Marlington Middle School and Marlington High School. He said winning the John D. Liber Service Award in 1979 was impactful and said he received a valuable education in the district. Matthew recognized Bill Liber (’65) and announced that he would donate to the John D. Liber Fund. Matthew is president of Wooster Hydrostatics and Fluid Power Solutions.

The group then awarded 57 scholarships to 43 students. Here are the scholarships and the identity of the students who have been honored:

The Marlington Alumni Association awarded a record $121,900 in scholarships at its recent annual banquet.  Among those who received awards were, front row from left, Konnor Jackson, Aiden Dennison, Andrea Dager, Ariana Painter and Josilyn Scheible;  and, back row from left, Samantha Ryan, Taylor Maurer, Michael Stauffer, Hailey Confalone, William Lanzer and Georgia Taylor.

Andrea Dager received the Elizabeth Albright Scholarship and the Louise Bingham Memorial Scholarship. She will be studying Early Childhood Education and Music at Mount Union University.

Hayden Sambroak will attend Stark State University to study Electrical Engineering. He received the Battershell Family Fellowship.

Wyatt Madison also received a Battershell Family Scholarship and will study welding technology at Stark State College.

Ashley Closky received the Mary Louise Bixler Scholarship and will go to the University of Cincinnati to study Early Childhood Education.

Three students received the Richard W. and Annabelle Bohaychyk Memorial Scholarship. Ella Wright will attend Kent State University to become an X-ray technician. Zachary Dine will study electrical engineering at the University of Cincinnati and Georgia Taylor will study dental hygiene at Stark State University. Dine also received the Ed and Linda Kuvlesky Fellowship.

The Marlington Alumni Association awarded a record $121,900 in scholarships at its recent annual banquet.  Among those honored were, front row from left, Alexis Hunt, Kailee Hudgins, Mykah Kackley, Ella Wright and Alison Landon;  and, back row from left, Claire Gerber, Lauren Keithley, Brianna Kurtz, Madison Wade, Mallory Bennett, Jayden Mitchell and Ashley Closky.

Janaan Alihassa was awarded the Gerald P. Burke Fellowship and will be pursuing a major in biology and a minor in Spanish at Mount Union University.

Mallory Bennett received the Frank and Anna Carozzi Memorial Scholarship and will study mathematics at The Ohio State University.

Madison Nicholls was awarded the newly created Ede Carretta Family Scholarship and will study Elementary Education/Intervention Specialist at Walsh University.

Samuel Dine received the General John Churchill Academic Warrior Award and the Ford C. Davis Fellowship. He will study electrical engineering at the University of Cincinnati.

Brianna Kurtz plans to study biochemistry/pre-pharmacy at The Ohio State University. She received the Class of 1990 scholarship and the Hastings scholarship.

Madison Wade also received a scholarship from the Class of 1990 and a scholarship from the Class of 1968. She plans to study psychology and digital media at Kent State University.

Aidan Dennison joins the United States Marine Corp and received the Class of 1966 Military Award.

Kailee Hudgins, Claire Gerber and Alexis Hunt each received a Coastal Pet-Stout Family Scholarship. Hudgins will study wildlife and conservation biological sciences at The Ohio State University. Gerber will study flight technology and operations at Bowling Green State University, and Hunt will study microbiology at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Walter Bungard will continue his studies in chemical engineering at the University of Akron and was awarded a Ford C. Davis Fellowship.

Hailey Confalone was awarded the Harold (Bud) and Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Devies Scholarship and will study nursing at the University of Akron.

Caleb Carr was awarded the Howard and Ruthann Dickerhoof Memorial Scholarship and will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience at Kent State University.

Walter Bungard and Lauren Keithley each received a Duke Scholarship from the Marlington Alumni Association. Walter will study chemical engineering at the University of Akron and Lauren will study recreational therapy at Texas State University.

Taylor Maurer received the Lee and Carolyn Gabric Fellowships. Maurer will study nursing at Aultman College.

Lance Beachy received the Govern-Schisler Family Scholarship to study Computer Science or Electrical Engineering at the University of Akron.

Josilynn Scheible will attend the University of Akron to study history and was awarded the Barbara Yoder Hall Memorial Scholarship.

Noah Graham received both the Thomas Hazen Memorial Scholarship and the Howard F. and Trudy S. Kitzmiller Student Athlete Award. He will attend Walsh University to study pre-physical science and therapy.

Mykah Kackley will study fashion design at Kent State University. She received the Kimi Korleski Memorial Scholarship.

Taylor Maurer, Logan Waite, Chance Gandee and Wyatt Madison each received a James Krabill Memorial Scholarship. Maurer will study nursing at Aultman College, Waite will study conservation biology at Kent State University, Gandee will study to become an electrician at JATC Electrician School and Madison will study welding technology at Stark State College. Gandee also received one of the first Ed and Linda Kuvlesky scholarships.

Samantha Ryan received the Lexington Twp. Volunteer Fire Department in memory of Berkley Barker. Samantha will be studying nursing at Kent State University.

Thanks to the generosity of alumni, friends and family, four students received scholarships from the Marlington Alumni Association. Allison Landon will study environmental science and biochemistry at Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania, Konnor Jackson will study computer science at the University of Akron, William Lanzer plans to study psychology at Walsh University and Alec Goodwin will attend Williams Honor College at the University of Akron. in Computer Science, College of Engineering and Polymer Science.

Danny Grimes received the Wayne and Bertha McAlister Scholarship and will study engineering at Ohio University.

Jacob Charlton received the McIntosh Family Scholarship and will study Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

Autumn Schillig received the Donald Moore Memorial Scholarship and will attend the Alliance Career Center to become a licensed practical nurse.

Jayden Mitchell will attend Malone University to study Pediatric Nursing and was awarded the Pete Moulin Scholarship.

Michael Stauffer will study computer engineering and received the Rita Moulin scholarship.

Garret Odey was awarded the Franklin L. (Butch) Muniz Baseball Scholarship and will study Mechanical Engineering at Notre Dame College.

Luke Chunko received the Robert E. and William E. Patton Scholarship and will go to Mount Union University to study engineering.

Ariana Painter received the Ramser Fellowship. She will major in biochemistry and minor in Spanish at Kent State University.

Connor Evanich and Mallory Bennett each received the Scott and Cheryl Robertson Fellowship. Evanich will pursue a master’s degree in commerce and Bennett will study mathematics at Ohio University.

Janaan Alihassan was awarded the Melvin J. Snode Memorial Scholarship and will be majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Spanish at Mount Union University.

Kailee Hudgins was awarded the Howard and Berdine Strouble Scholarship and Kailee will study Wildlife and Conservation Biological Sciences at The Ohio State University.

Melanie Hackney will study interior design at Kent State University. She received the Hal and Ruth Sweitzer Fellowship.

Logan Waite was awarded the Carol Teutsch Memorial Scholarship and will study Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies.

Lauren Keithley and Madison Nicholls received the Thomas Family Scholarship. Keithley will study recreation therapy at Texas State University. Nicholls will attend Walsh University to study elementary education.

The Marlington Alumni Association awarded a record $121,900 in scholarships at its recent annual banquet.  Among those honored were, front row from left, Jacob Charlton, Lance Beachy, Walter Bungard, Noah Graham and Connor Evanich;  second row from left, Garret Odey, Luke Chunko, Janaan Alihassan, Madison Nicholls, Melanie Hackney and Alec Goodwin;  and, third row from left, Zachary Dine, Caleb Carr, Sam Dine, Hayden Sambroak and Logan Waite.

Andrew B. Reiter