Bay Men's Club awards scholarships

Bay Men’s Club President Dominic Giovannazzo (left) and scholarship chairperson John Stanton (right) are shown with the club’s 2012 scholarship recipients (left to right) Shannon Huckelberry, Kaitlyn McFeeley, Caroline Hall and Jaimie Kerka.

The Bay Men’s Club recently awarded $6,000 in scholarships to four worthy Bay High graduates.

Chosen from among 19 applicants were Caroline Hall, Shannon Huckelberry, Jaimie Kerka and Kaitlyn McFeeley.

“Each recipient met our criteria of need, character, scholastic achievement and leadership,” BMC scholarship chairperson John Stanton said, “and we are pleased to be able to offer this seed money to their futures.”

Hall, ranked 19th in her class of 187, plans to major in biology and dentistry in the Honors Program at John Carroll University. A National Honor Society member, she served on Student Council, played in the school orchestra and is an active blood donor.

Huckelberry, third in her class, plans to study English, Spanish and anthropology at The Ohio State University. A four-year Honor Roll student, Shannon is a Princeton Book Award winner, was a member of the marching and jazz bands, and sang with the choir.

Kerka, sixth in her class, plans to study biology or psychology at Wake Forest. A three-year Kiwanis Academic Award of Excellence winner, Jaimie also is an AP scholar, member of the National Honor Society and was named 2012 West Shore Conference Scholar Athlete.

McFeeley, 17th in her class, plans to study biology and pre-med at Loyola University of Chicago with the aim of becoming a pediatrician. On the Honor Roll for four years, Kaitlyn was honored with the Rotary Youth Leadership Award, served as president of the Youth Philanthropy Fellowship her senior year, played volleyball four years and holds the school record for aces recorded in a single match (11).

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Volume 4, Issue 12, Posted 9:51 AM, 06.12.2012