Years of Scholarly Work Recognized, Applauded
The Kent State Columbiana County campuses held a graduation celebration to recognize members of the Rising Scholars program who are each graduating from their respective high schools this spring.
The graduating scholars include:
- Destiny Beaver of East Liverpool High School
- Allison Borchardt of Salem High School
- Maddie Cole of Leetonia High School
- Katelyn Cross of Leetonia High School
- Alexia Dennison of United Local High School
- Ashley Diem of Salem High School
- Carys Douglas of Wellsville High School
- Danny Felton of David Anderson (Lisbon) High School
- Timmy Finch of Leetonia High School
- Logan Haueter of Salem High School
- Trinity Hoskinson of United Local High School
- Ayden Korda of David Anderson (Lisbon) High School
- Francis Lewis of Salem High School
- Devin McGuire of United Local High School
- Jordan Powell of Southern Local High School
- Giovanna Pucci of Wellsville High School
- Kyra Rawson of East Liverpool High School
- Jasmine Rhodes of East Liverpool High School
- Anthony Steff of Wellsville High School
The Rising Scholars Program is designed to offer local first-generation college-bound students and their families the knowledge and social support needed to succeed at a university. The goal is for each student in the program to complete a post-secondary education with credentials necessary to succeed in his or her career. Students are chosen by their schools based on their academic and leadership potential.
Kent State Salem and East Liverpool students serve as mentors to the younger scholars. Each mentor is a first-generation college student from Columbiana County with a strong record of academic success and a desire to serve the community.
Photo A: The Rising Scholars Class of 2022 includes (from left) Anthony Steff, Katelyn Cross, Ashley Diem, Ayden Korda, Danny Felton, Maddie Cole and Carys Douglas.
Photo B: Mentors and campus administrators who worked with the scholars included (front, from left) Loke Kalima, Brienna Scott, Ally Harman and (back, from left) Dr. David Dees, Nick Berger, Tommy Kornbau, Blaine McCurdy and Dr. Jessica Paull