North Olmsted Community Council gives scholarships every year using the money we make at the North Olmsted Homecoming Festival. We awarded $5,000 in new and renewal scholarships in 2015. 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.
|RAYMOND GYORGAK has a GPA of 4.4 and will attend the University of Alabama with a double major in engineering and secondary education because of his love of teaching. He has played soccer while in school and served as captain of his team. He has been on the math team and participated in the academic challenge. He is an AMC participant and a karate tutor with a first degree black belt. He has also worked at Andy's Car Wash for two years.
|EKATERINA HAUFF (Katya) has GPA of 3.8 this year and will attend Tiffin University majoring in international business and psychology. Her interest in international business is because she speaks Russian and English. In addition, she loves to learn about other cultures and desires to travel around the world. Katya lived in Russia until she was 16. When her parents died, she and her brother were adopted by an American family. She had to quickly learn to speak English so she could attend school. She played soccer for the last three years and was in the drama club. She volunteers at the NOSO tournaments in the refreshment booth and at the YMCA. She worked at Camp Y-Noah as a counselor in 2014 and presently works at Five Below. Her parents are so proud of the accomplishments that she has achieved in such a short period of time.
|CHRISTOPHER ROSS has a 3.9 GPA and will attend Cleveland State University. He will major in computer science to be a computer programmer. Christopher has been in the marching band all during high school, played in the symphonic band and the wind ensemble, sang in "Coming Attractions," and has been a section leader in Special Edition. He has been secretary of the computer club, on the math team and in the robotics club. Christopher has attained the rank of Eagle Scout earning 53 merit badges. He will work on the staff of the Firelands Scout Reservation again this summer.
Renewal scholarship funds of $500 were awarded to the following previous winners:
John Madison, Jr.