MIDDLEPORT — The Middleport High School Alumni Association presented 10 scholarships to graduates of the class of 2017.
Recipients of the Susan Park Scholarship were Bryson Scott Creed, Angela Danielle Morris, Sidney Nikole Roller and David Crooks Spitz. The Susan G. Park Scholarship is in memory of a longtime Latin teacher at Middleport High School.
Creed is the grandson of Suzanne Bradbury Sayre (Class of 1965), and the great-grandson of Jeanne Anne Young Bradbury (Class of 1944) and Charles Asa Bradbury (Class of 1940). He is the son of Wendy and Scott Creed of Hilliard, Ohio and a graduate of Hilliard Bradley High School. He plans to attend Ohio State University to major in business.
Morris is the granddaughter of Nancy Haddox Morris (Class of 1959). Morris is the daughter of Angela and Danny Morris of Middleport and a graduate of Meigs High School. She will be attending Ohio University to pursue degrees in accounting and business.
Roller is the granddaughter of Loretta Hanning Roller (Class of 1960) and Richard Roller (Class of 1959). She is the daughter of Richard and Selena Roller of Castle Rock, Colorado, and is a graduate of Castle View High School. She will be attending Arapahoe Community College with plans to transfer to a university to major in exercise science and become a physical therapist.
Spitz is the grandson of Judy Sauer Crooks (Class of 1961) and Edward Crooks (Class of 1959) and the great-grandson of Rodeny Sauer (Class of 1938). He is the son of Cynthia Crooks and David Spitz of Hudson, Ohio, and is a graduate of Hudson High School. He plans to attend John Carroll University and major in pre-medicine with hopes of becoming a radiologist.
The recipient of the McComas-Moore Scholarship was Mariana Romeo. The McComas-Moore Scholarship was established in memory of Lee W. McComas and Nan Moore, two Middleport educators who inspired students and community members alike. The scholarship is awarded to a person who is a descendant of a Middleport High School graduate and is going into the field of education.
Romeo is the granddaughter of Larry Wiley (Class of 1953) and Mary Carolyn Miller Wiley (Class of 1956). Romeo, of Alliance, Ohio, is the daughter of John and Jennifer Romeo. At Kent State University, Romeo plans to major in early childhood education so she can inspire and educate youngsters in the same manner she was inspired by her grandmother.
The recipients of the Middleport High School Alumni Scholarships were Trae Hood and Whitley Paige Snyder.
Hood is the grandson of Diane Lynch (Class of 1965) and Bob Caruthers (Class of 1966). Hood is the son of Heidi Rittenour of Middleport and a graduate of Meigs High School. He will be attending Campbell University in North Carolina in the fall, studying homeland security.
Snyder is the granddaughter of Debra King Finlaw (Class of 1968) and the great-granddaughter of William H. King (Class of 1943). She is the daughter of Heather and Joe Snyder of Canal Winchester and a graduate of Canal Winchester High School. She will be attending the University of Akron, majoring in interior design.
The recipients of the Brownell Avenue Graduates Scholarships were Dillyn Paige Ohlinger, Gracie Kathryn Hoffman and Allison Rachel Hatfield. The Brownell Avenue Scholarships are awarded in honor of 1967 graduates Sam Hood, Steve Pullen and George Sauer, who grew up as close friends on Brownell Avenue.
Ohlinger, of Middleport, is the granddaughter of Carolyn Russell Collins (Class of 1963) and Jack Satterfield (Class of 1964). She is the daughter of Amy Satterfield and Steve Ohlinger and a graduate of Meigs High School. She plans to attend Ohio University in the fall and is undecided on a major.
Hoffman, of Middleport, is the granddaughter of Fred Hoffman (Class of 1950). She is the daughter of Kathie and David Hoffman and a graduate of Meigs High School. She will be attending Ohio State University to pursue a degree in nursing, then medical school to become a pediatrician.
Hatfield, of Pomeroy, is the granddaughter of Joyce Long Redman (Class of 1966) and the great-granddaughter of Dorothy Clatworthy Long (Class of 1940). She is the daughter of Lori and Wally Hatfield and a graduate of Meigs High School. She plans to attend Rio Grande University and is undecided on a major.
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