Scholarships

North Olmsted Community Council gives scholarships every year using the money we make at the North Olmsted Homecoming Festival. Recipients are chosen by a committee of members of Community Council based on grades, need, community service, and work experience. Renewal amounts are based on availability of funds.

JESSICA SMITH would like to be a nurse graduating from Kent State University. Eventually she would like to pursue a Doctorate and become a neonatal nurse practitioner in Cleveland. She has been active in French Club, on Student Council, in Choir, and an Eaglet Kickline captain. She also took classes at Tri-C her senior year as a CCP student. She has been a dance teacher and choreographer in the Olmsted Performing Arts group, volunteered at blood drives during the summer, been a pre-professional student for the North Pointe Ballet and active in Key Club. She also worked throughout high school as head hostess and cashier at Si Senor Mexican Restaurant.
JESSICA PAYNE will attend the University of Akron majoring in Brass Performance and Music Education. She would like to then get her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Euphonium Performance at a university or perform with a major symphony orchestra. She has received outstanding awards while playing in the school symphony orchestra, concert band, symphonic chorale, and marching band. She has received excellent and superior ratings for solos and ensemble performances at the district level and organized a brass quintet and a trombone choir. She participated in Girl Scouts receiving the Bronze and Silver Awards. She also performed with the Symphony West Orchestra, NASA Glenn Band, John Knox Brass Ensemble and Tri-C Wind Ensemble.
ABDIFATAH HASSAN is a very unique individual having been in the USA for only a few years. He has mastered English since coming from Kenya and he speaks five languages. He will attend Cleveland State University and would like to become an Electrical Engineer and a Mechanical Engineer. He played 4 years of soccer in high school and won the coaches award while being chairman of the Environment Club and serving as a red cross volunteer. He participated in the Debate Club and volunteered over 150 hours. He is presently working at Target and plans to work there this summer.

Renewal scholarship funds of $500 were awarded to the following previous winners:
Erika Keifer
John Madison, Jr.
Ryan Sara
Sonja Summer
Jared Sweigard