LWV awards Good Citizen scholarships
The Bay Village chapter of the League of Women Voters Greater Cleveland has named two 2017 Bay High School graduates as outstanding “Good Citizens” of the school and community. Chris Gepperth and Martha Swanson were each awarded a $1,000 college scholarship at the May Kiwanis Awards Night. Chris and Martha were chosen for their superior qualities of character, scholarship and leadership.
Chris will attend the University of Akron, majoring in mechanical engineering. While at Bay High, Chris played trumpet in marching band, symphonic and jazz band, and pit orchestra. Additionally, he performed with the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony at many venues including Severance Hall.
Martha will attend Samford University, a private Christian school in Alabama, as a special education major. During high school Martha was class president, head photographer for the yearbook, and homecoming queen. Her friends, family and faith are important to her.
The Good Citizen Scholarship is an annual award in memory of long-time 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.