June 2, 2023


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14 receive Canton Professional Education’ Association scholarships

CANTON – The Canton Professional Educators’ Association has awarded $18,000 in scholarships to 14 students for 2021, according to a news release.

Ah’shah W. Gardner, a student at Timken Early College High School, received the $2,000 First Generation College for African American Student Scholarship. 

Allyson R. Moreland and Adam M. Welden II, both from McKinley High School, received the $2,000 Nathaniel L. Roberts Scholarship. Jonathan B. Mendes Jr. from McKinley High School received the $2,000 Samuel J. Dorto Jr. Scholarship.  

Recipients of the $1,000 CPEA Memorial Scholarships, which are awarded to a child or dependent of a CPEA member, are: Alexandra M. Ault (Minerva High School); Elias J. Coulas, (Miami University); Abram M. Fleischaker (Perry High School); John K. Grunder (Kent State University); Maegan M. Morton (Kent State University); Markee B. Moss (Notre Dame College); Shakira M. Nowden (Woodridge High School); Thomas G. Pedrotty (Kent State Stark); Anthony J. Snell (GlenOak High School) Logan A. Vanicek (The University of Mount Union). 

Five net aviation scholarships 

Five students from the Stark County area are among nine scholarship winners that the East Central Ohio Pilots Education & Safety Foundation Scholarship Committee recently announced. The recipients will receive funds for flying lessons or aviation maintenance schooling. The local recipients are: Jack Betz, Uniontown; Isabelle Bosler, Canton; Hershel Chenault, Canton; Hayden Burrier, Bolivar; and Adam Cassetty, Mogadore. 

The winners will have one year to use the funds. This year’s money allocation brings the grand total to more than $100,000 since the program’s inception. Other entities participating in the award program this year are: Don Armen Memorial, NEO Flying Club, Ed Duber Memorial, Ron Siwik Memorial and Modern Avionics and Maintenance. The ECOPA scholarships are awarded annually. Application information is available at www.ecopapilot.com. 

Stark students get foundation funds

HUBBARD – Five students from Stark County have been awarded one of 30 scholarships from the Richard T. Naples Sr. Education Foundation for 2021, according to a news release.

They are Heather Guiley and Nathan Guiley of Louisville, David Wellman and Nathan Wellman of Canton; and Emily Maxheimer of Massillon. 

Naples, the founder of the Wholesale Fireworks chain of stores, created the scholarship 23 years ago.

Alliance Career Center
open house is Tuesday 

ALLIANCE – The Alliance Career Center will host an open house from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday for people interested in learning about adult education programs. ACC offers five high-quality adult education programs – welding, cosmetology, STNA, practical nursing and medical billing and coding.

The open house will offer all future and prospective students the chance to tour the career center, meet the instructors and learn more about the programs and financial aid available. 

An affordable option for all adults looking to start a career or transition to a new career path, ACC takes a hands-on approach to helping adults through their educational journey and into a career. 

If you are interested in learning more about the programs available, but are unable to attend the open house, complete an interest form at the shortened link, bit.ly/2TwUzhn. A member of the ACC staff will be in touch to provide more information and answer questions about programs and financial aid. 

ACC is located at the back of Alliance High School, 500 Glamorgan St. For more information, visit www.accrtw.org or call 330-829-2267. 

Malone launches hospitality, tourism program 

CANTON – Malone University has launched an academic program in Hospitality Management and Tourism, according to a news release. Students who are interested in careers in hotels, restaurants, cruise lines, theme parks, tour operations, travel agencies, resorts, and convention and visitors’ bureaus will benefit from a broad-based foundation in the current fundamentals of hospitality management and tourism. 

Students in the program will get hands-on learning opportunities in the form of 300 hours of paid internship work in businesses and industries throughout the region. Students may couple Hospitality Management and Tourism with another passion such as majors in business, communication arts, music or sport management.