CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 WINNERS!

BREAKTHROUGH SCHOOLS - $10,000 DONATION:

Breakthrough Schools is the highest-performing network of free, public charter schools in Cleveland, Ohio for the second year in a row. Their nationally recognized network of schools was formed in 2010 by three of the highest-performing, non-selective, college preparatory, urban public charter schools in Cleveland — Citizens Academy, E Prep, and The Intergenerational School. They are building upon past successes by opening new Citizens, Preps, and Inter- generational schools throughout Cleveland. Breakthroughs vision is to further Greater Cleveland’s transformation by providing distinctive school options for no fewer than 6,000 children in 19 schools by 2020. There are cur- rently10 campuses serving nearly 3,300 students throughout Cleveland.
To learn more, vistit them at www.breakthroughschools.org.

JACOB KNOX - $10,000 KIRTLAND HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP:

Jacob has worked hard to succeed during his years at Kirtland High School where the staff describe him as kind, respectful, and an example for others demonstrating focus and determination on preparing for his future. In addition to his effort in the classroom, he has also worked throughout high school to save money for his future education.

The award this year is especially exciting for us as it endorses something near and dear to our hearts, manufacturing! We know the important role manufacturing, and the trades in general, play in our society and we are happy to help Jacob pursue learning a manufacturing trade skill, Heavy Machining at Hocking College. When asked why Jacob chose Heavy Machining as a career goal, his answer, ‘It sounds interesting and I know I will be able to get a job’. We love his answer!

SHIRLEY (ANHTHU) BANH - $2,500 LIBRA INDUSTRIES FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP:

Shirley is a full-time freshman at Austin College where she is studying Biochemistry. Her mother and father are both employees of Libra Industries – Dallas.  Shirley’s hopes and dreams include a life of serving others in a career as a dentist. Her dynamic personal statement and glowing letters of recommendation make us proud to award her with this year’s scholarship. Best of luck to her as she begins her education.