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College Planning Made Easy
It’s no secret that planning for college is different this year and, perhaps, for the foreseeable future. Still, you can be your own champion during these uncertain times.
As the world continues to do its part to flatten the curve of COVID-19, college and university personnel have transitioned their services into remote or alternative models. This includes remote college courses and extracurricular activities, along with virtual campus tours and events.
Kent State Stark Graduate, RedHawk Entrepreneur Blake Gibbs Manufactures PPE During Pandemic
The hot sun beat on the pavement as customers, wheelers and dealers scurried around the crowded Hartville Flea Market. A small group of curious shoppers gathered around the “ZingAnything” booth, manned by several Lake High School students.
Blake Gibbs knew then he was on to something. While outsiders may have seen “just a kid from Hartville” with a newfangled gadget, this 15-year-old budding entrepreneur had an eye for new products.
Leah Springer is Hometown Flash Award Winner
Marlington Dukes’ star forward Leah Springer knows what it means to give back to her hometown. And, for this basketball standout, “giving back” is more than just a few words, it’s a way of life.
That’s why this stellar scholar athlete, who has volunteered since childhood, was named the winner of Kent State University at Stark’s Hometown Flash Award at the virtual 2020 Best of Stark Preps.
Senior Lianna Fertig Spreads Sandwiches and Hope
As a young girl, the pink slip Lianna Fertig held tightly in her small hands guaranteed her a free lunch at school. Today, the pink truck she drives carries that same promise to kids in the inner-city neighborhood where she grew up: Free Lunch Fridays.
Preparing ready-to-eat lunches from her food truck, EntICING Cakes, was a way for Fertig to help local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.