Women’s Club funds $12,000 in scholarships

Bay Village Women’s Club scholarship recipients, from left, Abriana Holzworth, BHS Principal Jason Martin, Kelsey Reilly, Grace Harms, Victoria Hamilton, Shaley Stearns and Robert Ziebarth

The Bay Village Women’s Club awarded scholarships to six Bay High seniors at its annual Honors for Scholars Luncheon. The May 8 program at the Cleveland Yachting Club provided Club members with the opportunity to chat with the students and their parents and to meet Bay High School staff members.

At the podium each student described his or her future plans. Later the Huff-n-Puff Barber Shop Quartet provided entertainment with songs from the 1800s up through the Doo-Wop era.

The Club awarded its first scholarship in 1936. This year’s $12,000 total – $2,000 to each student – brings the Club’s scholarship funding to over $427,000. Funding comes from the annual Antiques Show at the high school in February, the Hassler Funds, and ongoing sales of Bay memorabilia (afghans, cookbooks, cards, etc.). 

The Club also funds community projects and activities which this year included: The Knickerbocker Westshore Senior Center, Bay High School Science Project, LENSC Planetarium, Village Project and the Bay Fireworks Fund. 

This year’s scholarship recipients are:

Victoria Hamilton, art history at Case Western Reserve University; president of Key Club and active in the World Student Organization and National Honor Society

Grace Harms, graphic design at Kent State University; co-president of World Student Organization and president of National Honor Society

Abriana Holzworth, pharmacy at University of Toledo; head editor of the yearbook and member of National Honor Society

Kelsey Reilly, business at The Ohio State University; active in student council, golf and lacrosse

Shaley Stearns, nursing at Kent State University; member of National Honor Society, PAL, Huddle; served as elementary school aide; participated in Academic Challenge

Robert Ziebarth, engineering at The Ohio State University; member of National Honor Society, marching band, symphonic band, orchestra, and Key Club

Nancy Trainer

Bay Village Women's Club is a non-profit social and charitable organization that supports needs in the city of Bay Village.

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 9:13 AM, 06.10.2014