LWV awards Good Citizen scholarships

The Bay Village Chapter of the League of Women Voters Greater Cleveland has named two 2016 Bay High School graduates as outstanding “Good Citizens” of the school and community. Irini Kazanas and Jacob Melaragno were each awarded a $1,000 college scholarship at the Kiwanis Awards Night in May. Irini and Jacob were chosen for their superior qualities of character, scholarship and leadership.

Irini will attend Ashland University and major in early childhood education. While at Bay High Irini was involved in Key Club, National Honor Society, Treble Choir and the golf team. She was also active in the Greek Orthodox Youth Association, working with children in the community.

Jacob will attend The Ohio State University as an international business major with a minor in Spanish. During high school Jacob was active with A Cappella Choir, Stage and Jazz Band, and National Honor Society. He also participated in the Model United Nations and the West Shore Young Leaders Association.

The Good Citizen Scholarship is an annual award in memory of longtime Bay League members Maxine M. McQuate, who was a champion of students becoming involved in government, and George Serb, a community historian and peerless citizen activist.

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Volume 8, Issue 15, Posted 9:09 AM, 08.02.2016