Bay Village Women's Club awards senior scholarships

Front row, l-to-r: Bridget Schwert, Max Lamb, Meghan Olson; back row, l-to-r: Elyse Sopa, Dan Huntley, Campbell Slatton. Not pictured: Rannie Dong.

The Bay Village Women’s Club Foundation announced the awarding of $2,000 scholarships to each of seven outstanding graduating seniors from Bay High School at their annual “Honors for Scholars Luncheon” on May 9 at the Cleveland Yachting Club in Rocky River. The scholarship recipients also received a certificate of recognition from the Foundation at the annual Kiwanis Academic Awards Ceremony at Bay High School.  

The seven recipients are: Rannie Dong, daughter of Yi Dong and Danhong Song. Rannie's activities include Student Council, National Honor Society, and varsity tennis. She plans to attend Cornell University, majoring in engineering.

Daniel Huntley, son of Thomas and Amy Huntley, plans to attend Miami University, majoring in marketing and statistics. Daniel's activities include class president, Student Council president, a capella choir, Choraleers, Symphonic Band, HUDDLE and tennis.  

Max Lamb, son of Steve and Laina Lamb, plans to attend Case Western Reserve University, majoring in biology/sports medicine, pre-med. Max's activities include senior class vice president, Youth Philanthropic Foundation president, Student Council representative, Bay Village Education Foundation student trustee, HUDDLE, sportsmanship committee, theater, a capella and show choir, varsity football and varsity baseball.  

Meghan Olson, daughter of Mark and Susan Olson, plans to attend The Ohio State University, majoring in biology. Meghan's activities include National Honor Society, HUDDLE, Youth Philanthropy Foundation and soccer.  

Bridget Schwert, daughter of Gregory Schwert, plans to attend Ohio University. Bridget plans to major in physical therapy or nursing. Bridget's activities include swim team, National Honor Society, PAL, treble choir and ladies show choir.  

Campbell Slatton, daughter of Garnett and Michelle Slatton, plans to attend Vanderbilt University, majoring in mechanical engineering. Campbell's activities include National Honor Society president and founding member of The Village Project.  

Elyse Sopa, daughter of John and Sue Sopa, plans to attend Bowling Green State University, majoring in art education. Elyse's activities include co-captain of the girls basketball team, National Honor Society, HUDDLE, treble choir, Project Earth and teaching assistant at Bay Middle School.  

The Bay Village Women’s Club has awarded more than $427,000 in college scholarships to 321 Bay Village High School seniors since 1936. Monies are raised through various fundraisers and contributions from the Laura Hassler Fund and the Laura and Robert Hassler Charitable Trust.

One of the scholarships being awarded this year honors the memory of one of Bay Village Women's Club's past presidents, Mary Kay Aronson, who passed away earlier this year. This year’s scholarship awards committee members are Mrs. Marilyn Thomas, chairman; Mrs. Gloria Stanton; and Mrs. Arline Vogel.

Marilyn Thomas

Marilyn Thomas, President of the Bay Village Women's Club.

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Volume 5, Issue 12, Posted 10:51 AM, 06.11.2013