The Ohio Lottery Academic All-Stars

Academic All-Stars

The Partners in Education Academic All Star Award recognizes K-12 students who have exhibited academic achievement, community involvement, citizenship and leadership in and out of the classroom.

2013-14 Monthly Winners
  • May

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Elise Keshock – Magnificat High School

      The Ohio Lottery recognizes a student

      ROCKY RIVER - Elise Keshock is  a student at Magnificat High School located in Cuyahoga County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star; she is in the 10th grade.

      “Even as a young child, Elise has had a tenacity that shines through in all of her actions.  Her determination shows on the basketball court as she continuously overcomes adversity to give 100 percent to her teammates, her coaches and the game!” She is also a cantor at mass. “In addition to her stellar grades, athletic talents and volunteer service to the community, Elise also maintains a part time job as a lifeguard.  She has learned to balance mind, body and spirit far beyond expectations of a sophomore in high school,” says Kathy Knight who nominated Keshock for the award.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Keshock will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift card.  

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Sean Arnold –  Teays Valley West Middle School

      The Ohio Lottery recognizes a student

      COMMERCIAL POINT -  Sean Arnold was recognized by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.  He is a seventh grade student at Teays Valley West Middle School.

      “Sean always comes to class prepared and ready to learn.  He has grown so much throughout the year academically.  He has become more responsible and is a role model to students in all of his classes,” says teacher Marty Bethel.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Sean Arnold will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift card.  

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received 
  • April

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Blythe Cassidy – Brecksville Broadview Heights High School

      The Ohio Lottery recognizes a student

      BROADVIEW HEIGHTS - Blythe Cassidy is a senior at Brecksville Broadview Heights High School.  Recently she was honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of April.

      She is described as having a deep love of learning and she is able to take what she learns and apply it to the outside world.  She is a role model for her peers and recently attended the City Club of Cleveland where she asked her Congressman a question about rising college costs.  Her American Government teacher is very impressed with her civic engagement.  She values her education and is making a difference in this world.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Cassidy will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Kirsi Smith – Antwerp High School

      The Ohio Lottery recognizes a student

      ANTWERP - Kirsi Smith is a senior at Antwerp High School located in Paulding County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.

      Smith is described by a school counselor as cooperative, self-disciplined and loyal.  She will be successful in college and beyond because she is intelligent, well-rounded and dedicated to her studies.  She is a good role model for her peers and an inspiration to her teachers.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Smith will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Amy Busse – Milton-Union Middle School

      The Ohio Lottery recognizes a student

      WEST MILTON - Amy Busse is a seventh grade student at Milton-Union Middle School located in Miami County.  She was recently honored as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.

      Busse writes poetry, short stories, blogs and enjoys creative works of art.  She is a detailed writer and has earned straight A’s in English Language Arts this year.  She extends the lessons from the classroom in her own life and therefore enriches the world around her with her creativity.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Busse will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Bethany Strauss – Goshen High School

      The Ohio Lottery recognizes a student

      GOSHEN -  Bethany Strauss is a senior at Goshen High School located in Clermont County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.

      Strauss plays varsity softball and is a gymnast along with a cheerleader and member of the concert band.  She volunteers at the church as a teacher and is intelligent and diligent in her studies.  She also has a perfect attendance record.  Strauss is a one of a kind student both in and out of the classroom who is extremely involved in school clubs and activities.  She is still, however, able to maintain high grades and do her best.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Strauss will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Abigail Coldren – Hamilton Intermediate School

      The Ohio Lottery recognizes a student

      COLUMBUS -  Abigail Coldren is a fifth grade student at Hamilton Intermediate School located in Franklin County.  She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.

      Samantha Long, Coldren’s reading teacher, writes that Coldren is a student who always puts forth her “best” effort.  She is willing to help others and encourages her peers to try their best and be involved in group activities.  She is both responsible and dependable.  She plays softball and basketball and exhibits wonderful qualities for a student her age.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Coldren will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Lauren Bodi – Fairport Harding High School

      The Ohio Lottery recognizes a student

      FAIRPORT HARBOR -  Lauren Bodi is an 11th grade student at Fairport Harding High School located in Lake County.  She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.  

      Bodi maintains a 3.84 GPA and she also takes post-secondary classes at Lake Erie College in Painesville.  She volunteers for the National Honor Society and is on Student Council.  She also volunteers at her church.  She plays volleyball and softball.  She was named News Herald Player of the week and is known as a leader in the community, school and her family.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Bodi will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received 
  • March

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Nicholas Schley – Padua Franciscan High School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      PARMA - Nicholas Schley is a student at Padua Franciscan High School located in Cuyahoga County.  He was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.

      Schley is in his senior year at the school.  Schley is described as “not your typical high school student.”  He is what his golf coach refers to as a ‘coach’s dream’.  He is gifted academically and athletically.  He is polite and a true leader.  He maintains a 4.0 GPA and continues to play baseball and golf.  He challenges himself to be the best that he can be.  He volunteers at the Parma Heights Food Pantry, Willow Wood Nursing Home and at Mt. Royal Villa Skilled Nursing Facility.  He is a well- rounded student who studies and maintains a part-time job.  Schley juggles this all with nothing but great strides.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Schley will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift card.  

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Lucy Stoller – Wayne Trace Jr./Sr. High School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      HAVILAND - Lucy Stoller is a student at Wayne Trace Jr/Sr High School located in Paulding County. She is in the seventh grade.  She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.

      Stoller is described as a “great kid” who tries her very best in class.  She isn’t afraid to ask for help with the subjects that are difficult.  She is involved in the school play.  She is a hardworking student who values her education.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Stoller will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift card.  

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Micah Tracy – Milton-Union High School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      WEST MILTON - Micah Tracy is a student at Milton-Union Middle School located in Miami County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.

      Tracy is academically at the top of her class.  She tries very hard in school and is very responsible and well prepared for her lessons.  She is willing to help others and is a good role model for her peers.  She is involved in student council and the band.  She brings a positive attitude to the classroom.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Tracy will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift card.

    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Cailey Grier – Teays Valley West Middle School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      COMMERCIAL POINT -  Cailey Grieran is an eighth grade student at Teays Valley West Middle School located in Pickaway County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.

      Grier is a hard working student who is dedicated to her studies and gives 100 percent effort in the classroom.  She is able to balance athletics and academics quite well.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Grier will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift card. 

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received 
  • February

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Samantha Leszkowicz – Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      BROADVIEW HEIGHTS - Samantha Leszkowicz is a senior at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School located in Cuyahoga County.  She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.

      Sean Brennan, a teacher at the school, believes she is deserving of recognition.  He is impressed with the fact that she set a goal of becoming a nurse very early and that she has taken advantage of many opportunities to immerse herself into the career at a young age.  “I have come across very few students in my nearly twenty years in education who have set their career goals early and honed their education, extra-curricular activities and high school job to the goal,” says Brennan.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Leszkowicz will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift card.

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Michael Mott – Paulding High School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      PAULDING - Michael Mott is a senior at Paulding High School located in Paulding County.  He was recently honored as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.

      Mott is described as a hardworking young man.  Mott is involved with football, track, student council and other organizations.  He works a part time job and is going to be on the Honor Roll.  He is able to juggle school work, a job and extra-curricular activities with ease.  He is very positive and pleasant.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Mott will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift card. 

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Larkyn Alley – Milton-Union High School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      WEST MILTON - Larkyn Alley was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.  She is a seventh grade student at Milton Union Middle School located in Miami County.

      Alley is described as a “top-notch” student who earns near perfect scores on her assignments.  She exceeds the expectations of her teachers and is detailed when it comes to completing her work.  In language arts class her writing is full of imagery and description.   She volunteers at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter and puts forth great effort in school and beyond.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Alley will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift card.  

    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Ciara Hardia – Hamilton Township High School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      COLUMBUS -  The Ohio Lottery recently named Ciara Hardia an Academic All Star.  She is a senior at Hamilton Township High School located in Franklin County. The Partners in Education program honors teachers and students throughout Ohio.

      Hardia is described as an “outstanding leader” in and out of the classroom.  She is responsible, mature and able to take on any challenge.  She maintains a positive attitude and strives for excellence.  She is a model to her peers and comes prepared to learn in class.  She takes her studies seriously and gives her all when she walks into a classroom as is evidenced by her thorough work.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Hardia will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift card. 

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received 
  • January

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Benjamin Gaal – St. Edward High School

      St. Edward High School student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      LAKEWOOD - Benjamin Gaal is a student at St. Edward High School located in Cuyahoga County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.

      Benjamin is a senior at the school who is a member of the National Honor Society and is a Eucharistic minister.  He was also recognized as a National Merit Scholar, and he received a scholarship from the Great American Rivalry for having one of the highest grade point averages.  He is a mentor to other students and is an ambassador for the school.  He is in the IB program and is a starting center on the football team.  Well rounded are great words to describe Gaal.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Gaal will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift card. 

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Jesica Ferguson – Milton-Union High School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      WEST MILTON - Jesica Ferguson is a 12th grade student at Milton-Union High School located in Miami County.  Ferguson was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.

      Teacher, Megan Bryson comments that, “Jesica is a diligent, committed, spirited, and driven student that has demonstrated on numerous occasions her commitment to her education and bettering her community.”  She has a wonderful work ethic and she pursues success both in and out of the classroom.  She was the Honda Math Award recipient for Milton –Union because of her stellar ACT score, math courses and grade point average.  She is willing to ask questions and participate in class discussions.

      She is different from her peers in that she is dedicated to being a leader.  She is a mentor and she leads by example.  She volunteers with the local Quick Start program and at the library.  She has organized fundraisers to collect money to purchase toys for children in the community.  “If the world was filled with students with a giving spirit like Jesica, I believe the world would truly be a better place.  This young lady’s character is one which we should all strive to emanate,” says Bryson.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Ferguson will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift card.  

    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Bethany Robinson – Hamilton Middle School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      COLUMBUS - Bethany Robinson is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She is a seventh grade student at Hamilton Middle School,  located in Franklin County.

      According to teachers Julie Kennedy and MandyVincent, Bethany goes above and beyond expectations in every situation.  She is described as the “best athlete”  in gym class. She always helps people in class work on things they have trouble with. She does side jobs in the gymnasium to help and is respectful to everyone around her.  She is referred to as a “shining star.”

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Robinson will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift card.  

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received 
  • December

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Sarah Ford – Brecksville-Broadview Heights High

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      BROADVIEW HEIGHTS - Sarah Ford is  a student at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School located in Cuyahoga County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of December.  

      “Throughout this school year I have grown increasingly proud of Sarah, especially for her diligence and willingness to challenge herself.  She is one of those few students who strives to take learning to the next level by exploring a little deeper and thinking a little harder.  That is, she truly exhibits a love of learning and stretching the curriculum beyond basic proficiency,” says teacher Sean Brennan.  Ford is a leader and a role model in the classroom when it comes to class discussions, group activities and class projects.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Ford will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Devin Hendricks – Vanlue High School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      VANLUE - Devin Hendricks is a 12th grade student at Vanlue High School located in Hancock County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of December.

      Hendricks is described by his teachers as kind, responsible and motivated.  He encourages his peers and challenges himself both academically and athletically.  He is one of the top students in his class.  Shelby Bratt, a teacher at the school, says that Devin has a “selfless attitude” along with the willingness to set new, higher goals.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Hendricks will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Haley Bloom – St. Patrick School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      TROY - Haley Bloom is a 7th grade student at St. Patrick School located in Miami County.  She was recently honored as an Academic All Star for the month of December by the Ohio Lottery.

      Bloom puts forth effort, enthusiasm and creativity when it comes to her lessons.  She is said to be a “joy” to have in class.  She is responsible and can work independently with a great attitude.  She is able to model good techniques and leadership skills for the entire school.  She is dependable and has an excellent attendance record.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Bloom will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Jacob Ralston – Hamilton Township High School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      COLUMBUS - Jacob Ralston isan 11th grade student at Hamilton Township High School located in Franklin County.  He was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery during the month of December.

      Ralston is described as a “great example for our student body.”  He is trustworthy and is a hard worker who prides himself in his work.  He goes out of his way to help others.  You can count on him to put forth a great effort and to do a conscientious job on school projects.  He is respectful and a hard worker with a great attitude.  He is willing to be a team player and is a “true joy” who leads by example.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Ralston will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received 
  • November

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Darshae Matlock – The Knight Academy

      Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      TOLEDO - Darshae Matlock is an eighth grade student at The Knight Academy located in Lucas County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of November.

      Matlock is the student council president and the captain of the volleyball team.  She is an A and B student with perfect attendance.  She is described as a model student that is respected by the faculty and students.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Matlock will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Grace Dexter – St. Patrick School

      Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      TROY - Grace Dexter is an eighth grade student at St. Patrick School located in Miami County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of November.

      Dexter is described as a student who “demonstrates all values of academic excellence.”  She is referred to as a “stellar student.”  She exemplifies leadership skills and a willingness to give.  She is dependable, responsible and is always willing to help.
       
      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Dexter will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Brandon Bumgardner – Teays Valley West Middle School

      Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      COMMERCIAL POINT - Brandon Bumgardner is a student at Teays Valley West Middle School located in Pickaway County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of December.  He is in the 6th grade.

      “Brandon has risen above his environmental hardships, academic and mental road blocks to become a successful student.  He works well above his academic abilities and achieves more than he statistically should.  He is a very pleasant, kind, and helpful child who works well with others.  Brandon always puts a smile on our faces,” says Assistant Principal, Dan Barnum.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Bumgardner will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Richard Price – Jefferson Area Junior High School

      Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      JEFFERSON - Richard Price is a student at Jefferson Area Junior High School located in Ashtabula County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of November.

      Price is an eighth grade student who has a positive attitude and tries hard in school.  He is a member of the cross country team and is an exemplary member of the community and school.  He makes good decisions regarding his behavior and participates in class to enhance the environment.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Price will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received 
  • October

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Nicholas Fuller – The Knight Academy

      Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      TOLEDO - Nicholas Fuller is a student at The Knight Academy located in Lucas County. He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of October.

      Fuller is described as a great student with all A’s and a perfect attendance record.  He sets an example for his peers and is an excellent role model for the students in the building to follow.  He works hard and meets the criteria of a “ star” student.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Fuller will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Chris Speak – Hamilton Township High School

      Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      COLUMBUS - Chris Speak is a student at Hamilton Township High School located in Franklin County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of October.

      Speak is described as “dedicated” by his teachers.  He is a polite and courteous student who values his education and time in the classroom.  As a senior in high school, Speak goes above and beyond what is asked of him.  He is enthusiastic about learning and is glad to handle any responsibility that comes his way.  He is a member of the National Honor Society and a great leader in the community and the school.  He is helpful to teachers and to students.  He is dependable and mature beyond the average high school senior.  Speak is in symphonic choir and chamber singers; he helps as a student aide as well.  He is smart, dedicated and motivated.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Speak will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Jacob Dunnwiddie – Massillon Washington High School

      Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      MASSILLON - Jacob Dunnwiddie is a student at Massillon Washington High School located in Stark County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic all Star for the month of October.

      Assistant Principal Ryan Spicer says, “Jacob is an active senior who participates in choir, our show choir Washingtonians and is a top student.  He is a driven student who is focused on improving the choirs he is involved in and making the most of his academic preparation in order to succeed at the collegiate level.”  He volunteers at many events such as open house and freshman orientation.  He truly puts others before himself.  He is a top student and “excellent ambassador” for the school district.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Dunnwiddie will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received 
  • September

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Tabatha Toppins – Constellation Westside School of the Arts

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      CLEVELAND - Tabatha Toppins is a second grade student at Constellation Westside School of the Arts located in Cuyahoga County.  She was recently honored as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of September.

      Toppins is described as an “excellent student” who tries very hard to help other s and complies with school rules.  She has never been tardy and strives to keep a “good record.”  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Toppins will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift card.

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Nathan Vale – Fairport Harbor Exempted Village School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      FAIRPORT HARBOR - Nathan Vale isa 12th grader at Fairport Harbor Exempted Village School located in Lake County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of September.  

      Vale is described as a “strong leader” on the field and in the classroom.  He is a member of the National Honor Society and is involved with the football and baseball teams.  He is also a member of the bowling team.  He is an active member of his church and he has over 200 hours of community service.  He is an inspiration to all at the Fairport Harbor Village School.  He is motivated, dedicated and committed to all that he does.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Vale will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received 
  • May

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Kaylee Davis – Hamilton Township High School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      COLUMBUS - Kaylee Davis is a student at Hamilton Township High School located in Franklin County.  She was recently honored as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of May.  

      Davis is described as hard working and a student who takes pride in her work.  She is smart, creative and pleasant.  She is a good role model and is very talented in arts and athletics.  She has the determination it takes to succeed.  She has a wonderful attitude and is always willing to help others when they need help.  Davis is described as a “joy” to be around.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Davis will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Eric Taber – Massillon Washington HIgh School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      MASSILLON - Eric Taber is a student at Massillon Washington High School located in Stark County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of May.

      Taber is an above average student who works for everything he “gets.”  He represents commitment, dedication and perseverance.  He is a student who possesses an outstanding work ethic and drive to succeed.  He connects well with peers and the staff at the school; others enjoy being around him.  He is an active leader and is a member of the media design/ teleproductions team at the school.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Taber will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Jacob Vormelker – Grand Valley High School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      ORWELL - Jacob Vormelker is a student at Grand Valley High School located in Ashtabula County.  He was recently honored as an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of May.  

      He is referred to as an “outstanding student” who participates in football, basketball and track along with keeping a 4.0 GPA.   He excels as a student and athlete but is also described as caring, thoughtful and giving.  He participates in Student Council and has volunteered to help the younger athletes as a Pee Wee basketball coach.  He is a member of the Philanthropic Club and Fellowship for Christian Athletes Club.  He is a one in a million kind of student who has so much going for him.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Vormelker will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Meena Mihalski – North Ridgeville High School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Meena Mihalski  is a student at North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain County.  She was recently honored as an Academic All Star for the month of May.  

      Mihalski is a member of the concert choir and she is very active in Old Town Hall and the Drama Department.  She is also in the National Honor Society and has been a member of the Student Council and Spanish Club.  She was recognized as a rotary student of the month recently.  She is hard working dedicated and successful both in and out of the classroom.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Mihalski will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

  • April

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Colleen Carroll – Magnificat High School
      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      ROCKY RIVER - Colleen Carroll is a student at Magnificat High School located in Rocky River.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of April.

      Carroll is a senior at Magnificat High School who is an excellent role model for students.  She is a member of the National Honors Society and academically she maintains a GPA of over 4.0.  She is always willing to help others and she enjoys volunteering in her community.  She volunteers her time with Youth Challenge Sports and she was involved in Look Up to Cleveland.  She is a dedicated student and possesses a positive attitude when it comes to school work and life in general.  Her school feels proud and honored to have her as a student.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Carroll will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Kelsey Sublett – Loveland High School
      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      LOVELAND - Kelsey Sublett is is a 10th grade student at Loveland High School located in Hamilton County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of April.

      Sublett is described as a “tremendous young lady.”  She is an honor roll student who is a basketball and football cheerleader.  She helps coach cheerleaders for the Charity Game as well.  She helps instruct gymnastics to young children who suffer from various illnesses.  She is a wonderful role model and is very encouraging to those she meets.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Sublett will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Sarah McCully – Hamilton Elementary School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      COLUMBUS - Sarah McCully is a third grade student at Hamilton Elementary located in Franklin County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of April.

      McCully is described as a hard worker who has a positive attitude and is eager to learn.  She is willing to take on a challenge and work towards success independently.  She is a good role model for her peers; she is always willing to help her fellow students in the classroom.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, McCully will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Olivia Muzi – Massillon Intermediate School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      MASSILLON -Olivia Muzi is a student at Massillon Intermediate School located in Stark County. She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of April.

      Muzi is described as a hard-working and responsible student.  She works as a library aide at the school.  She goes above and beyond in class and in the community.  She is involved in helping raise awareness of Alzheimers;  Muzi is a great role model for the youth of today.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Muzi will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Jacob Froats – Howland High School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      WARREN - Jacob Froats isa 12th grade student at Howland High School located in Trumbull County.  He was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of April.  

      Froats is described as an outstanding student.  He is an “exceptional” student who possesses “inherent, stellar qualities,” according to Andrea Ferenac, a teacher at the school.  He has been involved in numerous organizations, actively volunteers and excels in the classroom.  He is a phenomenal student whose spirit, energy and positive attitude are refreshing.  “Jacob is a difference maker and I ultimately see him making a tremendous impact on society,” says Ferenac.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Froats will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Erin Meinert – North Ridgeville High School

      Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Erin Meinert is  a student at North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of April.

      Meinert is a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the cheerleading squad.  She is a member of the Key Club and has volunteered at both Special Olympics and St. Andrew’s Soup Kitchen.  She is in the Marketing Education Program and last year she placed first in the district she competed in for Apparel and Accessories.  She plans on studying occupational therapy in college.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Meinert will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

  • March

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Albert Green III – Memorial Junior High School

      The Ohio Lottery recognizes a student

      SOUTH EUCLID-LYNDHURST - Albert Green III is a student at Memorial Jr. High located in Cuyahoga County.  He is in the eighth grade. He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of March.

      Green is described as a natural leader in all areas of his life.  He is a high achiever academically and he strives to excel.  He is the captain of the school’s football and basketball teams and is respected by his peers and staff members.  He is a great role model.  “He takes pride in all that he is involved in.  His positive attitude and strong work ethic is contagious which benefits our students, staff and the surrounding community.” says teacher Sara Budziak.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Green will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Stephanie Newland – Riverside High School

      The Ohio Lottery recognizes a student

      DE GRAFF - Stephanie Newland is a senior at Riverside High School located in Logan County.  She was recently honored as an Academic All Star for the month of March by the Ohio Lottery.

      “Stephanie goes over and above in her daily life,” says Michelle Weadock, a Media Arts instructor.  She is respected by her peers and teachers.  She has been a teacher’s aide for years and has an interest in becoming a teacher.  She recently put forth the time and effort to put together a “Christmas around the World Day” for the children and she created a book for each child that represented the country the kids were learning about.  She works countless hours in the school concession stand.  “From idea inception to funding to implementation, the leadership role that Stephanie takes is worthy of praise and recognition,” says Weadock.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Newland will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Duaith Hurst – Holy Family School

      The Ohio Lottery recognizes a student

      CINCINNATI - Duaith Hurst isis 4th grade student at Holy Family School located in Hamilton County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of March.

      Duaith is described as a bright and hard-working fourth grader.  She has been on the Honor Roll and she is a true leader.  She goes above and beyond what she is asked to do and she demonstrates “star student” behavior.  She is able to stay on task and complete excellent, thorough work.  She is willing to help others in the classroom and she shows school spirit and pride.  Her all around positive attitude and academic excellence are noteworthy.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Hurst will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Tara Hall – Hamilton Elementary School

      The Ohio Lottery recognizes a student

      COLUMBUS - Tara Hall is a first grade student at Hamilton Elementary located in Franklin County.  She was recently honored as an Academic All Star for the month of March.  

      Hall is well respected by teachers and students.  She has a positive attitude that spreads to other members of the building.  She is described as “kind and uplifting”; and she is happy to help others.  She is a wonderful role model and motivator for her classmates.  Hamilton Elementary School is honored to have her in their school learning each and every day.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Hall will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Amy Kish – Massillon Washington High School

      The Ohio Lottery recognizes a student

      MASSILLON -Amy Kish is a student at Massillon Washington High School located in Stark County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of March.

      Kish is a senior who has a 4.0 grade point average and is very active at the school.  She is the Drama Club President and she is on Student Council, National Honor Society and is a lead teacher for bible school at her church.  She is a well-rounded student who is committed to activities outside of academics.  She is described as a joy to be around and one who her peers look up to.  She is the valedictorian of her class and plans to study theatre and music in college.  She has had several leads in music and theater.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Kish will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Don Henderson – North Ridgeville High School

      The Ohio Lottery recognizes a student

      NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Don Henderson is a senior at North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain County.  He was recognized as an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education Program.

      Henderson is a four year Varsity athlete in cross country and track.  He serves on the Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Committee and has worked at Carat Coin Collectibles for several years.   He received an honorable mention by the Morning Journal and West Shore Conference for cross country. He is also a member of DECA.  His principal and school are proud of his accomplishments.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Henderson will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

  • February

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Biar Akar – Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

      Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      BROADVIEW HEIGHTS - Biar Akar is a 12th grade student at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School located in Cuyahoga County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of February.  

      Akar is described as a very special student for a number of reasons.  He came to America under very adverse conditions.  English is his second language and he achieves at very high levels regardless of it not being his primary language.  He is a true role model and his overall demeanor is respectful and diligent when it comes to academics.   He is very helpful to others and is extremely respectful to those around him.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Akar will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Jenifer Vliet – Central Catholic High School

      Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      TOLEDO - Jenifer Vliet is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery for the month of February. She is a 12th grade student at Central Catholic High School located in Lucas County.

      Vliet is described as “talented, inspirational and humble.” She is involved with the student government and the volleyball team. She is a member of the basketball and track teams as well. She is talented both in a game and out of a game. Her attitude is described as “contagious” and positive. She is a great supporter of school spirit at the school. She is a true inspiration to her peers and the faculty team at Central Catholic High School.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Vliet will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Avamarina Guerra – Bishop Flaget School

      Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      CHILLICOTHE - Avamarina Guerra is a second grade student at Bishop Flaget School located in Ross County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of February.

      Guerra is described as an “excellent student who always tries her best.”  She is a leader, helper and good friend to everyone.  She participates in the children’s choir at her church and is involved with gymnastics and swimming.  She “excels” in classroom participation and gives her all when it comes to her schoolwork.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Guerra will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Rasheeda Frazier – Massillon Washington High School

      Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      MASSILLON - Rasheeda Frazier is an 11th grade student at Massillon Washington High School located in Stark County. She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of February.

      Frazier is described as polite, reserved and dependable. She has perfect attendance and takes her high school career very seriously. She works very hard to achieve success and she has a great passion for writing. She is part of the journalism team and writes articles for the school newspapers. She is on the marketing team at the school and is a member of E-Commerce.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Frazier will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Kristina Polk – North Ridgeville High School

      Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Kristina Polk is a 12th grade student at North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain County.  She was recently honored as an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of February.  
      Polk is a member of the National Honor Society.  She has earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and has volunteered over one hundred hours for the Lorain County Metro Parks.  She has received various scholarships from many organizations such as the National Audubon Society to help her attend summer birding programs.  She is a member of the Ohio Young Birders Club.  She belongs to the Rotary InterAct Club, Key Club as well as the Yearbook Club.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Polk will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

  • January

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Tony Becker – Padua Franciscan High School

      Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      PARMA - Tony Becker is a 12th grade student at Padua Franciscan High School located in Cuyahoga County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of January.

      Tony is wrestler who is dedicated to all that he does.  He carries a 4.228 GPA and is also a member of the Medtrack program.  He is an example of a student-athlete who is a wonderful role model for other students in the class.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Becker will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Jessica Lippoldt – Greenon High School

      Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      SPRINGFIELD - Jessica Lippoldt is a 12th grade student at Greenon High School located in Clark County. She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of January.   

      Lippoldt serves as the President of Student Council. She maintains a busy academic schedule and is very involved with her church. She is a very kind student who is pleasant to have in class. She is definitely a leader at the school and gets involved in various projects such as a recent one for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Lippoldt will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Morgan Shockley – Hamilton Intermediate School

      Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      COLUMBUS - Morgan Shockley is is a 5th grade student at Hamilton Intermediate School located in Franklin County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of January.

      Shockley is described as a student leader in the classroom.  She is helpful and very respectful of her peers and her instructors.  She is willing to study during recess time to improve her grades.  Her positive attitude and responsible outlook towards her schoolwork are quite notable.  She always is striving to do her best.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Shockley will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Devan Patel – North Ridgeville High School

      Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Devan Patel is a senior at North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of January.  

      Patel is described as a role model who loves learning and strives to always do better.  He is respected by his peers.  He has been the class president for the past three years.  He is also in the National Honor Society and is a member of the Spanish Club and Varsity Football Team.  He is a true leader who the school is surely proud to call their own.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Patel will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

  • December

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Andrew Corser – Springfield Middle School

      The Ohio Lottery names an Academic All Star

      HOLLAND - Andrew Corser is an eighth grade student at Springfield Middle School located in Lucas County.  He was recently honored as an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of December.   

      Corser is described as an “ideal student.”  He is focused, hardworking and conscientious.  He is both kind and thoughtful towards others and is willing to help students who struggle.  “If all students behaved towards each other with the respect that Andrew displays on a daily basis, the word ‘bully’ would not exist in our language,” says Amy Merill-Wyatt, a teacher at the school.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Corser will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Megan Moore – Madeira High School

      The Ohio Lottery names an Academic All Star

      MADEIRA - Megan Moore is  a 12th grade student at Madeira High School located in Hamilton County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of December.

      Moore is the Captain of the Varsity Girls Basketball Team.  She is on the honor roll and is in the top 25% of her class.  She is a teen counselor for the middle school and is a member of the Spanish Club.  She is a wonderful role model for the younger students and is a team player and leader scholastically and on the court.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Moore will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Joseph Bennett – Hamilton Elementary

      The Ohio Lottery names an Academic All Star

      COLUMBUS - Joseph Bennett isa student at Hamilton Township High School.  He is in the 11th grade and was recently named an Academic All Star for the month of December by the Ohio Lottery.

      Bennett is described as a responsible student who is trustworthy and very diligent about his work.  He is a model student in that he is polite, hardworking and respectful.  He turns in his work on time and is attentive in class.  He exemplifies a positive attitude which shows he is committed to doing the best he can.  He values his education as a member of our youth population today and he is willing to put forth a great effort to perform the best that he can.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Bennett will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Ezra Teall – Gorrell Elementary School

      The Ohio Lottery names an Academic All Star

      MASSILLON - Ezra Teall is a third grade student at Gorrell Elementary School located in Stark County.    He was recently honored as an Academic All Star for the month of December.

      Teall’s first year at the school is this year.  He exhibits positive academic skills that are “noteworthy” says Miss Flickinger, a teacher at the school.  He completes his homework assignments on time and strives for academic excellence in the classroom.  He is kind and caring and works toward making a difference in the lives of students around him.  He is a cooperative student who exhibits team spirit and a positive attitude.  He represents the school and community well. 

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Teall will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Sabrina Mangapora – Canfield High School

      The Ohio Lottery names an Academic All Star

      CANFIELD - Sabrina Mangapora is a 12th grade student at Canfield High School located in Mahoning County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of December.

      Mangapora is described as an exceptional student who is mature and excels in academics and numerous extra-curricular activities.  She is the President of the National Honor Society and is a member of the student newspaper.  She is a leader, athlete and scholar.  She has earned multiple all -conference honors in basketball and is also a varsity volleyball athlete.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Mangapora will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received 
  • November

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Bradley Matherson – Emerson Academy

      The Ohio Lottery names an Academic All Star

      DAYTON - Bradley Matherson is a 4th grade student at Emerson Academy located in Montgomery County. He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of November.

      Matherson is described as a hard worker who puts his heart and soul into all he does.  “Bradley gives 110% to any task he takes on.  He is focused on doing his best.  Bradley is willing to complete any task asked of him and does not complain,” says Sherri Mackenzie, a teacher at the school.

      He is a wonderful example of making peace with others and he shows compassion for those around him.  He is a team player who tries his best in school.  He has many friends and tries to be a friend to others whenever he can.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Matherson will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Alainna Mills – Hamilton Elementary

      The Ohio Lottery names an Academic All Star

      COLUMBUS - Alainna Mills is a second grade student at Hamilton Elementary located in Franklin County.  She was recently honored as an Academic All Star for the month of November.  

      “Alainna Mills makes a wonderful star student because she is hard working and is always on task to learn further than what is expected.  She is a great role model in our classroom and is always supportive of her classmates.  She has a positive attitude and is always willing to go above and beyond in the classroom no matter what she is learning or doing,” says teacher Angela Herrel.   

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Alainna Mills will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Dillon Collin – Whittier Elementary

      The Ohio Lottery names an Academic All Star

      MASSILLON - Dillon Collin is a second grade student at Whittier Elementary located in Stark County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of November.

      Collin is described as “eager to please” and ready to complete tasks given to him by his teachers.  He is becoming a leader and is a role model in his class.  He is making good choices and has really improved and tried very hard this year in the classroom. His consistent effort to make good choices and do well in school is quite noticeable.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Collin will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Samantha Stephenson – North Ridgeville High School

      The Ohio Lottery names an Academic All Star

      NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Samantha Stephenson is a senior at North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of November.

      Stephenson is the Vice President of the National Honor Society and Secretary of the Spanish Club.  She plays basketball and is a cheerleader.  She has volunteered for the events at Special Olympics for several years.  Stephenson is thought of as an “all around” student.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Stephenson will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

  • October

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 2 Toledo Area -
      Joseph Wagner – Vanlue Local High School

      Academic All Star is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      VANLUE - Joseph Wagner is an 12th grade student at Vanlue High School located in Hancock County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of October.

      Wagner is described as an all- around great student both inside and outside of the classroom.  He is in the top half of his class.  He is a member of the band and the National Honor Society, Student Council, track and the morning announcement team.  He is also involved in his church’s Youth Group and other volunteer organizations.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Wagner will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Julian Matherson – Emerson Academy

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      DAYTON - Julian Matherson is  is a 5th grade student at Emerson Academy located in Montgomery County. He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of October.

      Matherson is described as an “ideal” student who strives to do his best in all he does.  Despite a “rigorous” academic program, Julian has earned the respect of his teachers and peers.  His work is exemplary, and he consistently sets a positive healthy example for his peers by having excellent attendance, completed class work and homework turned in on time.  He has the courage needed to always do what is right even in difficult situations.  He is an excellent student who is consistent in meeting the expectations of his school and community.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Matherson will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Rachel Reilly – Walsh Jesuit High School

      Academic All Star is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      CUYAHOGA FALLS - Rachel Reilly is an 12th grade student at Walsh Jesuit High School located in Summit County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of October.

      Reilly is described as talented and athletic.  She is a member of the Girls Golf Team.  She is a leader on the team and has held records on the team.  She is a member of the National Honor Society and a member of Student Government.  She is also the youth chair of multiple charities.  The school is very proud of her accomplishments.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Reilly will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Taylor Perez – North Ridgeville High School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Taylor Perez is a 12th grade student at North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain County.  She was recently honored as an Academic All Star for the month of October.

      Perez is a member of the National Honor Society.  She is involved in her community and school.  This past summer she participated in the Cleveland Clinic Summer Internship Program where she worked in the Allogen Laboratories.  She helped to refine an educational program on organ donations and transplants.  Her school is very proud of her accomplishments.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Perez will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

  • September

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 2 Toledo Area -
      Heather Gerschutz – Vanlue Local High School

      Academic All Star is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      VANLUE - Heather Gerschutz is an 11th grade student at Vanlue Local High School located in Hancock  County.  She was recently honored as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of September.  

      Gerschutz is ranked among the best in her class.  She is an active participant in volleyball, basketball and is in the school band.  She is able to manage a hectic schedule.  She volunteers to help other students  and is considered a “great asset” for the school.  She is also a teacher’s aide.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Gerschutz will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Mary Stovall – Emerson Academy

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      CINCINNATI - Mary Stovall is  isa sixth grade student at Emerson Academy located in Montgomery County.  She  was recently honored as an Academic All Star for the month of September.

      Stovall is described as an “amazing student” who is a leader in the classroom.  She is always looking to  take on a new challenge.  She enjoys helping her peers and does not expect to get recognition for it.  

      She is a positive role model for her peers.  Her character and attitude are impressive both in and out of  the classroom.  She is described by one of her teachers as being a “step above” her peers.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Stovall will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Jordan Sheeders – Midway School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      CINCINNATI - Jordan Sheeders is a fourth grade student at Midway School located in Hamilton County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of May.
       
      Sheeders has made the “A” Honor Roll twice and is a very dedicated hardworking student.  She studies hard and loves school.  She is an excellent citizen at the school and is able to excel in the learning environment at Midway School.  Her teachers enjoy having her in their class; she has received the Principals Award three times since kindergarten.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Sheeders will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Shanell Hayes – Hamilton Middle School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      COLUMBUS - Shanell Hayes is an eighth grade student at Hamilton Middle School located in Franklin County.  She was recently honored as an Academic All Star for the month of September by the Ohio Lottery.

      Hayes is a member of the cross country and track teams.  She is a “bright” student who works hard in the classroom.  She always has a smile on her face is known to have a wonderful personality.  She is willing to help other students and is constantly trying to better herself in and out of the classroom.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Hayes will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Jason Harris – Kean Elementary School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      WOOSTER - Jason Harris is a first grade student at Kean Elementary School located in Wayne County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of September.

      Harris is very considerate and kind to others.  He is always willing to help new students.  He is an “excellent” student who is a great friend to many.  He has become very positive and open to new experiences; he demonstrates independence when he is in school.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Harris will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Andrew Wade – North Ridgeville High School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Andrew Wade is a 12th grade student at North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain County.  He was recently recognized as an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of September.

      Wade is the Treasurer of the National Honor Society.  He is in the marching band and is a member of the West Shore Conference Honors Band.  He represented the school at the American Legion Buckeye Boys State.  Wade was one of six delegates to receive the prestigious Boys State Government Excellence Award, and he is also a counselor at Camp Invention.  Wade is a well-rounded student who tries his best in whatever he sets out to complete.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Wade will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

  • May

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Maggie Stebli – St. Patrick of Heatherdowns

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      TOLEDO - Maggie Stebli is an eighth grade student at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns located in Lucas County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of May.  She is described as an excellent student.

      Stebli plays sports, excels at her school work and volunteers.  She was recently voted by her peers as having the highest character among all the eighth graders in her class.  She is a great role model who is always respectful to the faculty and staff.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Stebli will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Jordan Sheeders – Midway School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      CINCINNATI - Jordan Sheeders iis a fourth grade student at Midway School located in Hamilton County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of May.
       
      Sheeders has made the “A” Honor Roll twice and is a very dedicated hardworking student.  She studies hard and loves school.  She is an excellent citizen at the school and is able to excel in the learning environment at Midway School.  Her teachers enjoy having her in their class; she has received the Principals Award three times since kindergarten.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Sheeders will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Jason Perez – Hamilton Elemetary School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      COLUMBUS - Jason Perez is a third grade student at Hamilton Elementary.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of May.

      Perez is described as a “wonderful student.”  He is said to be respectful and cooperative.  He is in on the honor roll and has a great attitude both inside and outside of the classroom.  He participates actively in class and helps his classmates when they need an extra hand. 
       
      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Perez will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      Makala Summers – Miller High School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      CORNING - Makala Summers is a 12th grade student at Miller High School located in Perry County.  She was recently honored as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of May.  

      Summers is described as a great student who is dependable and punctual.  She has held a job since the age of 13 and maintained a great GPA.  She is involved with Student Council and is the Vice President of the Senior Class.  She is also a member of the National Honor Society.  She plays volleyball and softball.  She also volunteers in the community doing things such as Bible School and helping at a nursing home with an Arts and Crafts Christmas activity.  She is well-rounded and is a deserving candidate for the award.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Summers will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Markus Daniels – Massillon Washington High School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      MASSILLON - Markus Daniels is a 12th grade student from Washington High School located in Stark County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of May.

      “Markus ranks eighth out of 280 graduates in his class.  He is a wonderful student/athlete.  Markus is an outstanding young leader in our school and community,” says Principal Brad Warner.  He participates in several clubs and activities such as Academic Challenge, Advisory Board, Spanish Club, National Honor Society and both the football and baseball teams.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Daniels will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Morgan Eisaman – Liberty School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Morgan Eisaman is a third grade student at Liberty School located in Lorain County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of May.  

      Eisaman is described as somewhat quiet while at the same time, a leader among her peers.  “She sets a fine example with regard to behavior, work ethic and kindness,” says Cathy Fischer, Gifted Intervention Specialist.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Eisaman will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

  • April

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      David Tilk – Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      BROADVIEW HEIGHTS - David Tilk is a 10th grade student at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School located in Cuyahoga County.  Tilk was recently named an Academic All Star for the month of April by the Ohio Lottery.  

      Tilk is open to constructive criticism and is always looking to improve as a learner. He is a hard worker who is dedicated to his studies and to reaching his goals academically.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Tilk will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Haley Boehm – St. Patrick of Heatherdowns

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      TOLEDO - Haley Boehm is an eighth grade student at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns located in Lucas County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of April.  

      “Haley excels in academics, consistently earning scholastic honors and excellent grades.  She challenges herself to do her best-not just get her work finished.  She is a responsible student and a leader among her peers.  Haley has a positive attitude toward school and toward life,” says Brenda Rayfield, a teacher at the school.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Boehm will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Anna Ehlers – Greenfield Middle School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      GREENFIELD - Anna Ehlers is an eighth grade student at Greenfield Middle School located in Highland County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of April.

      Ehlers is described as a “positive” example to her peers.  She exemplifies high moral values, excellent social skills and academic success.  She is a good role model to her peers as she mentors them and supports them in their endeavors.  She possesses life skills that allow her to help others both inside and outside of the classroom.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Ehlers will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Leah Settles – Hamilton Middle School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      COLUMBUS - Leah Settles was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of April.  She is a 7th grade teacher at Hamilton Middle School located in Franklin County. 

      “Leah has shown tremendous progress this year.  Leah is a student that all teachers want in their classroom.  She pays attention, completes her work accurately and on time, is very respectful to her teachers and peers,” says teacher Susan Murray.  Settles is a cheerleader and a student who works extremely hard, exhibits a wonderful work ethic and has a great  personality.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Settles will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      Nicole Brooks – Alexander High School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      ALBANY - Nicole Brooks iis a 12th grade student at Alexander High School located in Athens County.  She was recently honored as an Academic All Star for the month of April. 

      Brooks is described as outgoing and mature.  She has excelled academically and continues to maintain straight A’s in each class.  She is currently ranked first out of the one hundred and fifteen students in Alexander High School’s senior class.  She is a member of Student Council and was elected to be Student Council President. 

      She is also part of the Community Service organization.  She has participated in various groups such as the National Honor Society, Prom Committee, HOBY and she is involved with the Varsity Track team; her accomplishments are many.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Brooks will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Brooke Weber – Massillon Washington High School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      MASSILLON - Brooke Weber is a 12th grade student at Massillon Washington High School located in Stark County. She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of April. 

      Weber is said to be a “model” student, athlete and person.  She is a member of the cheerleading squad and track team.  She excels in whatever she sets out to do.  She is involved in the community and dedicates herself wholeheartedly in all that she acquires.  “What separates Brooke from her peers is her constant positive attitude with people as well as her willingness to help people.  She is always smiling and upbeat,” says Assistant Principal Jamey Palma.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Weber will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Brianna Lehman – North Ridgeville High School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Brianna Lehman is a 12th grade student at North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of April.

      Lehman is a member of the National Honor Society.  She was also the delegate to the Buckeye Girls’ State Convention.  She is in the Marching, Symphonic Bands and the Drama Club.  She also volunteers at various Christian Youth Organization activities.  She is dedicated to her community and her school.  Lehman is an excellent role model for her peers. 

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Lehman will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

  • March

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Rachel Schoonmaker – St. Patrick of Heatherdowns

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      TOLEDO - Rachel Schoonmaker is an eighth grade student at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns located in Lucas County.  She was recently named an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of March.

      “Rachel excels academically.  She works hard and even takes an advanced class in math.  She also willingly helps peers.  Rachel is a very responsible student who always completes what is expected of her.  Her positive attitude and willingness to work can help get others motivated,” says Brenda Rayfield, a teacher at the school.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Schoonmaker will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Austin Smith – Hamilton Middle School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      COLUMBUS - Austin Smith is a student at Hamilton Middle School located in Franklin County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of March.

      “Austin is an outstanding young man.  He is respectful, intelligent, helpful and involved in his school in many different ways,” says Principal Jeff Endres.  He is a member of the Junior National Honor Society and the Principal’s Honor Roll.  He is also a member of the Student Council and is in the Ohio Model United Nations program. 

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Smith will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Lucas James – LJ Smith Elementary School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      MASSILLON - Lucas James is a third grade student at LJ Smith Elementary School located in Stark County.  James was recently acknowledged by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of March.  

      James is considered to be a respectful, kind student who strives to do quality work.  He takes part in sports throughout the year and continues to succeed academically.  He stands out from others because he is able to stay out of conflict.  He is able to stay neutral when a conflict does arise or propose itself.  He has good manners and is willing to help in anyway he can.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, James will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Taylor Stephens – Brookside High School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      SHEFFIELD - Taylor Stephens is a 12th grade student at Brookside High School located in Lorain County.  Stephens was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of March.

      Stephens is described as conscientious and diligent.  She is a leader who takes pride in her work.  “Taylor stands out as a top student because of her involvement in our school and community,” says Guidance Counselor Gina Eschke.  She is involved with Student Council, National Honor Society, the Academic Competition Team and the North Coast Interact organization.  She is dedicated, compassionate and respectful.  She excels academically but also gets along with her peers and the authorities of the school. 

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Stephens will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.
       

  • February

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Brandon Davis – McClain High School

      Academic All-Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      GREENFIELD - Brandon Davis is an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of February.  He is an 11th grade student at McClain High School located in Highland County.

      Davis is described as a good student who is very helpful in the classroom.  He is the first McClain High School wrestler to win 25 matches in one season.  He is dedicated to his school work as well as wrestling. 

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Davis will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 
       

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Brad Stinnett – Hamilton Township High School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      COLUMBUS - Brad Stinnett iis an 11th grade student at Hamilton Township High School located in Franklin County.  He was recently acknowledged by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of February.  

      Stinnett is said to display “outstanding” quality work in the classroom.  He is described as an “ideal” student who goes above and beyond to do well in class.  He puts forth great effort when it comes to his studies.  Teachers say that he is an outstanding student who is very conscientious and who shows determination and success in the classroom.  He is a great role model for other students and a true inspiration to the student body.  His hard work and dedication are evident in his pursuit of academic excellence.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Stinnett will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      Brandi Johnson – Frontier High School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      NEW MATAMORAS - Brandi Johnson is a ninth grade student at Frontier High School located in Washington County.  She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of February.

      Johnson is described as a bright, hardworking student.  Her academic ability is very high; she is always willing to learn and do more.  She is very conscientious about her work.  She is extremely organized and motivated.  She is willing to work hard to get a job done.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Johnson will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Claudia Pedro – Massillon Middle School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      MASSILLON - Claudia Pedro was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of February.  She is a seventh grade student at Massillon Middle School located in Stark County.  

      “Claudia is not only academically advanced, she represents Massillon Middle School by being a positive role model both in and outside of the classroom,” says teacher Monica Schrader.  Claudia is empathetic towards her peers and is a very energetic student who exhibits school spirit.  She is described as a well rounded student who is respected by her teachers, students and peers.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Pedro will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.  

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Madison Kovalik – Brookside High School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      SHEFFIELD - Madison Kovalik iis an 11th grade student at Brookside High School located in Lorain County. Kovalik is an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of February.

      “Madison is an excellent student and has maintained a straight A average throughout high school.  She is a motivated learner who challenges herself by taking the highest level classes that are offered,” says school counselor Catharina McNichols.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Kovalik will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.
       

  • January

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Alicia Stewart – Greenon High School

      Academic All-Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      SPRINGFIELD - Alicia Stewart is an 11th grade student at Greenon High School located in Clark County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education Program as an Academic All Star for the month of January.

      Stewart organized a coat drive for the Rocking Horse Pediatric Clinic by delivering 85 coats to the clinic.  She also organized a “food war” food drive among the various groups at the school.  She simply wanted to give back in some way and took the initiative to do so.  She is an officer of the Varsity “G” Club, an honor bestowed upon those students winning academic varsity letters. 

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Stewart will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 
       

    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Kylee Stroud – McClain High School

      Academic All-Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      GREENFIELD - Kylee Stroud is a 10th grade student at McClain High School located in Highland County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of January. 

      Stroud excels in and out of the classroom.  “As a student, she has great attention to detail in all of her work often going above and beyond her peers.  She has enthusiasm for learning.  She helps younger students with their work.  You can always look to her for a smiling, positive attitude and ‘get it done’ personality, says Chris Dodds, a teacher at the school.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Stroud will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.
       

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Andrea Perrine – Utica Elementary School

      Ohio Lottery names an Academic All  Star

      UTICA - Andrea Perrine is a kindergarten student at Utica Elementary School located in Licking County.  She was recently honored as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of January.  

      Perrine is described as a “wonderful” child.  She works very hard and always does her best.  She is willing to help other children by cleaning up areas or just simply playing with them.  She is a responsible, hardworking kindergarten student.  Perrine is a good role model in her class.  Jennafer Searfos, her teacher, says, “I am proud to be Andrea’s teacher.”

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Perrine will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received 
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Kyle James – Massillon Washington High School

      Academic All-Star is honored

      MASSILLON - Kyle James is a 12th grade student at Massillon Washington High School located in Stark County.  He was recently honored as an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of January.  

      James is described as a “unique” student.  He is an athlete, performer and outstanding citizen.  He maintains a 4.0 GPA and is willing to take on challenges such as high level AP courses.  He stands out from his peers.  He is able to balance his school work and his work as a staff reporter for the newspaper.  He also is involved in the Academic Challenge Team and is a chemistry assistant in the science department.  “Kyle continues his successes outside of school as an active member of our choir, theater and soccer team,” says Assistant Principal, Jamey Palma.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, James will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Courtney Davenport – Austintown Fitch High School

      Academic All-Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      YOUNGSTOWN - Courtney Davenport is a student at Austintown Fitch High School.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education Program  as an Academic All Star for the month of January. 

      Davenport is known as being an “exemplary” student who desires to take true knowledge and understanding with her from the lessons that are taught.  She stands out in a crowd of students because of her desire for knowledge, her strong leadership role and her overall positive attitude toward learning.  She is always ready to participate and her determination and perseverance help her succeed in life.
       
      “The strengths Courtney exhibits in the classroom permeate into the rest of her pursuits.  Without question, her energy and willingness to be involved make her a true leader among her peers,” says Kelli Anderson, a Science teacher at the school. 

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Davenport will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 
       

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Julia Mancuso – North Ridgeville Middle School

      Academic All Star is honored

      NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Julia Mancuso is an eighth grade student at North Ridgeville Middle School located in Lorain County.  She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.

      Mancuso is described as kind and generous to everyone.  She is always willing to help others and she takes great pride in her work.  She consistently maintains A’s  in all of her core classes and has an excellent attendance record.  “Her conduct and demeanor are impressive.  She is a talented young lady who is destined for success!” says Principal Amy Peck. 

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Mancuso will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 
       

  • December

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Bradley Ernst – Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

      Introducing an Academic All-Star

      BROADVIEW HEIGHTS - Bradley Ernst iis a 12th grade student at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School located in Cuyahoga.   He was recently recognized as an Ohio Lottery Partners in Education Academic All Star.

      Ernst is described as outgoing, diligent and mature.  “He is one of those rare students that one comes across throughout his or her career that is truly a role model for his peers and is prepared to transition into the adult world.  His obvious and sincere interest in learning is second to none,” says Sean Brennan, his teacher.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Ernst will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.
       

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Clayton Burgess – Greenfield McClain High School

      Academic All-Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      GREENFIELD - Clayton Burgess is an 11th grade student at McClain High School located in Highland County.  Burgess was recently recognized as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of December.

      Burgess shows leadership skills in the classroom and on the field. “He always encourages classmates and teammates to do better, and brings out the best in them,” says teacher Chris Dodds. He is described as “readily teachable.”
       
      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Burgess will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.
       

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Aisha Cheema – Hamilton Middle School

      Ohio Lottery names an Academic All  Star

      COLUMBUS - Aisha Cheema is an eighth grade student at Hamilton Middle School located in Franklin County.  She was recently acknowledged by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of December.

      Cheema is described as an exemplary student who is on the Honor Roll and is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council and a volunteer in the library.  She strives to do her “best” in everything she sets her mind to doing.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Cheema will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      Marshall Aanestad – Eastern High School

      The Ohio Lottery names an Academic All-Star

      REEDSVILLE - Marshall Aanestad is a 12th grade student at Eastern High School located in Meigs County.  He was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of December.

      “Marshall is the epitome of leadership,” says Sarah Lee, a Gifted Teacher from the school.  Marshall is involved with the Eagle Scouts and he plays football and participates in the Ohio Sr. Model United Nations and the SOAR after school program.  He is always willing to help others and strives to make the school a better place.  He serves as a mentor to his peers both in and out of the classroom.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Marshall will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.
       

    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Emma Bachtel – L. J. Smith Elementary School

      Academic All-Star is honored

      MASSILLON - Emma Bachtel is a fourth grade student at L.J. Smith Elementary  located in Stark County.  Bachtel was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of December.

      “Emma is a model student and citizen.  She is in the gifted class and excels in all academic areas.  She is very helpful to the teacher and to her peers,” says Alice Johnston, a teacher at the school. 


      Bachtel is well liked by all that she comes into contact with.  She is described as kind, considerate and responsible.  She is on the Safety Patrol and helps in the cafeteria.  She is well liked by everyone she comes in contact with.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Bachtel will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Caitlyn Tipple – North Ridgeville High School

      Academic All Star is honored

      NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Caitlyn Tipple is a 12th grade student at North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of December.

      Tipple is a member of the National Honor Society and is on the Student Council.  She has lettered in cross country and track and is active in the community.  She has been a Girl Scout for 13 years and is involved with the Lorain County Junior Fair.  She is a dedicated student both inside and outside of the classroom.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Tipple will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.
       

  • November

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Samuel Kobilarcsik – Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

      Partners in Education Program honors an Academic All-Star

      BROADVIEW HEIGHTS - Samuel Kobilarcsik is a 10th grade student at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School located in Cuyahoga County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of November.

      Kobilarcsik is described as having an impressive work ethic.  He is consistent in completing his class work and despite his busy extra-curricular schedule he performs excellently in the classroom.  He is described as “kind and professional” and is thought of as an excellent role model by his teachers.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Kobilarcsik will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

       

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Heidi Marshall – McPherson Middle School

      Academic All-Star is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      CLYDE - Heidi Marshall is a sixth grade student at McPhersen Middle School located in Sandusky County.  She was recently honored as an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of November.

      Marshall is described as an absolute joy to have in class.  “She is a superb student in every aspect and goes well beyond my class requirements to achieve excellence.  She is always helpful to the other students and is truly a leader in class,” says Mr. Young, a teacher at the school.  Her fellow students think highly of her.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Marshall will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

       

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Marisa Hike – Greenfield McClain High School

      Academic All-Star is honored by the Ohio Lottery

      GREENFIELD - Marisa Hike is an 11th grade student at Greenfield McClain High School. She was recently recognized by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of November.

      Hike is described as an “outstanding student.”  She is on the honor roll and works hard.  She is always willing to go above and beyond what is expected of her.  She is a member of the National Art Honor Society; she is willing to stay after school to work on various art projects for the school play and homecoming.
       
      Hike took it upon herself to design this year’s backdrop for the opening night of the school’s musical.  “Marisa is an incredibly creative individual, who chooses not only to use her talents for her work in class but also to help others,” says Grace Duncan, an art teacher at the school.   The school feels very lucky to have both her talent and presence.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Hike will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Demetrous Miller – Hamilton Township High School

      Academic All-Star is honored by Ohio Lottery

      COLUMBUS - Demetrous Miller is a 12th grade student at Hamilton Township High School.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program as an Academic All Star for the month of November.

      Miller is described as displaying outstanding qualities and leadership skills throughout the school.  He is an incredibly hard worker and is courteous, respectful and giving.   He comes to school and the playing field with a positive attitude.   Miller is a part of the soccer team and his leadership qualities are consistent on and off the playing field.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Miller will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

       

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Grace Buchholz – Kean Elementary School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      WOOSTER - Grace Buccholz is a fourth grade student at Kean Elementary School located in Wayne County.  She was recently named an Academic All Star for the month of November by the Ohio Lottery.

      Buchholz is described as a “very bright” student who participates with enthusiasm in the classroom.  She works hard and turns in all her assignments on time.   She is a “good example” to her peers and is a great asset to the school and the classroom.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Buchholz will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

       

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      David Bacisin – North Ridgeville High School

      The Ohio Lottery names an Academic All Star

      NORTH RIDGEVILLE - David Bacisin is a 12th grade student at North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for month of November.

      Bacisin is a student who stands out.  He is “one of 34,000 students out of 1.5 million students” who received the Commended National Merit Scholars’ honor.  He was a member of the Academic Challenge Team for the school which had one of the highest scores for the season.  He is the President of the Serenade Group and is a talented artist.

      He is involved in the Olde Town Hall Theatre and has been an active volunteer for Special Olympics, Math Mania and the gifted program.  He is also a member of the Spanish Club.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Bacisin will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

       

  • October

    • Region 1 Cleveland
      No Entry Received
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Jimmy Free – McClain High School

      Partners in Education Program honors an Academic All-Star

      GREENFIELD - Jimmy Free is a 12th grade student at McClain High School located in Highland County. He was recently named an Academic All Star for the month of October by the Ohio Lottery.

      Free excels academically and is a member of the National Honor Society. He is involved in many clubs. He volunteered at Kamp Dovetail this summer which works with children with special needs. He likes to put others before himself. Currently he is raising funds to pay for camp for children that have financial difficulties. “He will go far academically and professionally, but he will surpass this as a humanitarian because he knows what is important in life,” said Chris Dodds, a teacher at the school.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Free will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Corey Thanthanavong – Hamilton Intermediate School

      Partners in Education Program honors an Academic All-Star

      Columbus - Corey Thanthanavong is a fifth grade student at Hamilton Intermediate School.  He was recently acknowledged by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of October.

      Thanthanavong was born in Laos.  He shared his background with his class by offering them insight as to why he values and appreciates his education.  He explained the Constitution to his classmates and how lucky they are to live in a country where there is freedom.  He is a role model for the students in his class.  “I wish that all my students had the perspective and gratitude that Corey possesses,” said Brooke Eckenrode, a teacher in the building.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Thanthanavong will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Anthony Nguyen – North Ridgeville High School

      Partners in Education Program honors a student

      NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Anthony Nguyen is a 12th grade student at North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of October.

      Nguyen is the Treasurer of the National Honor Society.  He plays Varsity Basketball and excels in school.  He volunteers in his community and was also a delegate at the American Legion’s Buckeye Boys State Prestigious Program.  He plans to be the first person from his family to go to college.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Nguyen will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

  • September

    • Region 1 Cleveland
      No Entry Received
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 4 Cincinnati
      No Entry Received
    • Region 5 Columbus
      No Entry Received
    • Region 6 Athens Area
      Katie Keller – Eastern High School

      Partners in Education Program honors a student

      REEDSVILLE - Katie Keller is a ninth grade student at Eastern High School located in Meigs County.  She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of September.

      “It has been an honor to work with Katie Keller in and out of the classroom.  She is not only a self-motivated all around Academic All Star but an inspiration to her world and those around her,” said teacher Sarah Lee.  Keller is looked to as a good example for others.  She has earned honor roll and has had perfect attendance.  Her outstanding work ethic combined with her dependability and enthusiasm exemplify that she is a good student.  She is able to maintain good grades in addition to the clubs she is involved with.  “When Katie sets her heart on something, she doesn’t just achieve it; she soars past it to the next level.” says Lee.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Keller will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.
       

    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Katie Casbean – North Ridgeville High School

      Partners in Education Program honors a student

      NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Katie Casbean is a 12th grade student at North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain County.  Casbean was recently honored as an Academic All Star for the month of September.

      Casbean is very involved in the Marching Band.  She received a “1 Rating” at a State competition and has lettered in track for three years.  This past summer she organized the first ever Mini Marching Band Camp for students in grades 4-6.  She hopes her influence with the camp will inspire students to remain active in the Marching Band.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Casbean will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.
       

  • May

    • Region 1 Cleveland
      Joseph Houk – Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      BROADVIEW HEIGHTS – Joseph Houk is a student at Brecksville-Broadview Hts. High School.  The school is located in Cuyahoga County.  Joseph was recently recognized as an Academic All Star for the month of May by the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education Program.

      Sean Brennan, a teacher at the school, says, “Joseph’s class participation and inquisitive nature truly assists me in keeping many of the other students focused on learning.  I know that I can always count on Joseph to be focused and to model this behavior for his peers.”

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star Joseph will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with team merchandise.  
       

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 4 Cincinnati
      Steven Barber – Edward Lee McClain High School

      Ohio Lottery’s Academic All Star

      McCLAIN Steven Barber is a 12th grade student at Edward Lee McClain High School located in Highland County.  He was recently named an Academic All Star for the month of May by the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education Program.

      “Steven is an ambitious young man of numerous talents and considerable self-discipline.  He is fun-loving, likeable, enthusiastic, trusting and trustworthy,” says Chris Dodds, a teacher at the school.  He says that in his 15 years of teaching he has met many students with the talent “equivalent to Steven” but that, “Many of them lacked his good nature and humility, and few demonstrated the genuine intellectual curiosity that Steven has exhibited over and over.”

       Dodd’s class received a grant for designing a green project; Steven became quite the leader in the project.  He helped others in the classroom and serves as a positive role model for the students.  He is described as responsible, ambitious and mature beyond most teens his age.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star Steven will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with team merchandise.  
       

    • Region 5 Columbus
      Alisa Askew – Hamilton Middle School

      Hamilton Middle School student receives recognition

      COLUMBUS – Alisa Askew is an eighth grade student at Hamilton Middle School located in Franklin County.  The Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education Program recently recognized her as an Academic All Star for the month of May.  

      Alisa is involved in her community and is also an athlete for the school and a participant in the school band.  She helps with the school tutoring program and enjoys her work with special education students. “She is a positive role model for these students and helps them to be more successful,” says Principal Jeff Endres.  

       She has made the Honor Roll every quarter and has not earned a single grade lower than an A on her report card.  She is described as a “great” student.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star Alisa will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with team merchandise.
       

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Jimmy Free – McClain High School

      Partners in Education Program honors an Academic All-Star

      GREENFIELD - Jimmy Free is a 12th grade student at McClain High School located in Highland County. He was recently named an Academic All Star for the month of October by the Ohio Lottery.

      Free excels academically and is a member of the National Honor Society. He is involved in many clubs. He volunteered at Kamp Dovetail this summer which works with children with special needs. He likes to put others before himself. Currently he is raising funds to pay for camp for children that have financial difficulties. “He will go far academically and professionally, but he will surpass this as a humanitarian because he knows what is important in life,” said Chris Dodds, a teacher at the school.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Free will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate.

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Michael O'Sullivan – North Ridgeville High School

      Announcing an Academic All Star

      NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Michael O'Sullivan is a 12th grade student at North Ridgeville High School.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education Program as an Academic All Star for the month of May.

      Michael is a member of the National Honor Society and the Vice President of the Marketing Program’s Distributive Education Club of America.  He has performed with the jazz, marching and concert bands at school.  He is also a part of the Varsity Bowling Team.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star Michael will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with team merchandise.
       

  • April

    • Region 1 Cleveland
      Katherine Kubera – Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

      Broadview Heights student is recognized as an Academic All Star

      BROADVIEW HEIGHTS – Katherine Kubera is a student at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of April.  

      Katherine is a 12th grade student who asks insightful questions and participates in classroom discussions.  Sean Brennan, a teacher at the school, says that, “She is truly a model for other students in our class.  There is rarely a day that goes by that Katherine is not the most engaged student in our class.”  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Katherine will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.  

    • Region 2 Toledo
      Jenifer Vliet – Central Catholic High School

      Ohio Lottery’ Names an Academic All Star

      TOLEDO – Jenifer Vliet is a 10th grade student at Central Catholic High School located in Lucas County.  She was recently named an Academic All Star for the month of April.  

      Jenifer is a scholar, leader, athlete and young lady of character.  She carries a 4.1 Grade Point Average while participating in volleyball, basketball and track.  She volunteers both in school and in the community.  She has an outstanding work ethic and attitude towards learning.  She is a wonderful representative of the school.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Jenifer will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.  

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 4 Cincinnati
      Rebecca Strauss – Goshen High School

      Ohio Lottery’ Names an Academic All Star

      GOSHEN – Rebecca Strauss is a 12th grade student at Goshen High School.  She was named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of April.  

      Rebecca is an outstanding high school student.  She is a participant of the cheerleading team and softball team.  She is a member of the National Honor Society, and she has a 4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).  She is also a member of Student Council.  She is a great role model for students since she is able to balance academics and extracurricular activities.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Rebecca will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Reds’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.  

    • Region 5 Columbus
      Hallie Curry – Hamilton Elementary School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      COLUMBUS – Hallie Curry is a first grade student at Hamilton Elementary located in Franklin County.  She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of April.  

      “Hallie is a friendly and outgoing student who puts her best foot forward in trying to help others.  You will rarely see Hallie without a smile on her face.  She is constantly helping her classmates and other students as well,” says Assistant Principal Josh Conley.  She excels in the classroom and beyond.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Hallie will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Reds’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.  

    • Region 6 Athens
      Erin Bright – Alexander High School

      Ohio Lottery names an Academic All Star

      ALBANY – Erin Bright is an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of April.  She is a ninth grade student at Alexander High School located in Athens County.  

      Erin is responsible when it comes to completing her work.  She is not only an excellent student but is also involved in extracurricular activities such as Yearbook Club, Girl Scouts, French Club and soccer.  She represents her school and community well and is a great team player.  Kimberly Sue Allen, Director of Gifted Services, says, “She truly is an Academic All Star by all standards.”  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Erin will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Reds’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.    

    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Adam Frank – Wayne Elementary School

      Academic All Star at Wayne Elementary School

      WOOSTER – Adam Frank is a 4th grade student at Wayne Elementary School located in Wayne County. He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of April.

      “Adam strives for excellence in everything he does in our fourth grade classroom.  He is an active learner, a student council representative and an eager participant in many extracurricular activities.  He is inquisitive, articulate, well- mannered and is an initiator.  He loves learning, comes to every class prepared and is eager to begin.  He is visibly excited when faced with a challenge.  He adds a spirit of fun and camaraderie to every class that motivates his peers to keep trying,” says teacher Marge Forbush.  

      Adam sets his goals high and works hard to achieve them. He helps make the classroom a friendly place. He is a leader, scholar, volunteer and compassionate classmate.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Adam will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Mark Szylakowski – North Ridgeville High School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      NORTH RIDGEVILLE—Mark Szylakowski is a 12th grade student at North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain County.  Mark was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of April.  

      Mark has been on the honor roll for two years.  He is a member of the football and basketball teams and was awarded the Student-Athlete Award.  He is a star player both on and off the field.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Mark will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.  

  • March

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 5 Columbus
      Brandon Lemley – Hamilton Intermediate School

      Ohio Lottery’ Names an Academic All Star

      COLUMBUS – Brandon Lemley is a fifth grade student at Hamilton Intermediate School located in Franklin County. He was recently named an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of March.

      “Brandon excels at school. His class work, homework and projects are always the highest quality,” says Kimberly Cook, a teacher at the school. Brandon is described as a “go to” person in the classroom. Polite, responsible and conscientious are all words used to describe Brandon. He is a leader at the school.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Brandon will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Reds’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

    • Region 6 Athens
      Sarah Lawrence – Eastern High School

      Student from Eastern High School receives honor from the Ohio Lottery

      ATHENS – Sarah Lawrence is a 9th grade student at Eastern High School located in Meigs County.

      Sarah is an all around good student who sets an example for others.  She has earned the honor roll and perfect attendance awards since she was in kindergarten.  She participates in many clubs and activities and volunteers in the community while maintaining good grades.

       “When Sarah sets her heart on something she doesn’t just achieve it, she soars past it to the next level.  It has been an honor to work with Sarah in and out of the classroom.  She is not only a self-motivated all around Academic All Star, but an inspiration to her world around her,” says Sarah Lee, a teacher at the school.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Lawrence will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Reds’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Haley Adams – Cardinal Middle School

      Ohio Lottery honors an Academic All Star

      Middlefield – Haley Adams is a seventh grade student at Cardinal Middle School.  She was recently honored as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of March.

      Haley’s academic achievements are high, and she is a good citizen.  She is a true leader in and out of the classroom. Haley participates in Student Council and several sports such as volleyball, basketball and softball.   She is described as responsible and has perfect attendance.  She has a positive attitude and demonstrates excellent conduct and is extremely dependable and trustworthy.

       “Haley is a respectful, honest, kind and generous young lady who treats people fairly and always follows through on commitments,” says teacher Melissa Cardinal.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Haley will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Zach Wiles – North Ridgeville High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      NORTH RIDGEVILLE—Zach Wiles is a 12th grade student at North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain County.  He was recently honored as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of March.

      Zach is the President of the Key Club and National Honor Society.  He is also a member of the Men’s Ensemble and has lettered in track and soccer.  He is a volunteer with Special Olympics and is passionate about teaching and working with students with special needs.  He also is in charge of the North Ridgeville Amateur Soccer League referees in the community.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Zach will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

  • February

    • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
      Pamela Seneff Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

      Ohio Lottery’s Academic All Star

      BROADVIEW HEIGHTS – Pamela Seneff was recently named an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of February.  She is a 10th grade student at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School.  
      Seneff is a student who stands out from her peers for her positive personality and her excellent class participation as well as her high academic performance.  She is a model for her peers and prides herself with excellent attendance and being on time.  She is interested in learning and is always able to “hit the road running,” says Sean Brennan, a teacher at the school.   
      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Seneff will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.  
    • Region 2 Greater Cleveland
      Larry Smith III – The Knight Academy

      Ohio Lottery names an Academic All Star

      TOLEDO – Larry Smith III is a sixth grade student at The Knight Academy located in Lucas County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of February.  
      Larry was the school’s December Student of the Month because of his outstanding academic achievement and for his exemplary behavior inside and outside of the classroom.  He is currently receiving all “A’s” on his report card and was honored as an all “A” student at the end of the first quarter.  He is an example of high achievement and dedication.  He has a very positive attitude which is contagious to others in his class.  Students look to him as a role model.
      Larry is an example of self-discipline and excellent dependability within the classroom.  He is always on time and prepared when class begins.  He is also involved in flag football, cross country and basketball.  He is described as a “super student” by Paul Raczkowski, Dean of Students.  
      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Larry will receive four tickets to a Toledo Walleye’s game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery. 
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Cameron King – Cameron Middle School

      Academic All Star receives recognition

      COLUMBUS – Cameron King is a seventh grade student at Hamilton Middle School located in Franklin County.  Cameron was recently recognized as an Academic All Star for the month of February.  
      Cameron is described as an “amazing young man.”  He is ranked near the top of his class academically and is active at the school.  He has attained the Principal’s Honor Roll every quarter this year. Cameron is always smiling; he is described as cheerful and respectful.  He is a role model for the students at his grade level.
      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Cameron will receive four tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.  
    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
      Dominyc Karasek – Cardinal Middle School

      Introducing an Academic All Star

      MIDDLFIELD – Dominyc Karasek, a seventh grader at Cardinal Middle School, was recently named an Academic All Star for the month of February.  Cardinal Middle School is located in Geauga County.  
      Dominyc is a dedicated student and athlete.  He shows enthusiasm toward his studies and is able to keep deadlines and even complete things in advance.  He is responsible and reliable.  Dominyc is a member of the football and wrestling teams.  He is a kind, thoughtful young man who is respectful to his teachers and peers.  
      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Dominyc will receive four tickets to a Lake Erie Monsters’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery. 
    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Samantha Burke – Wilcox Elementary School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      NORTH RIDGEVILLE—Samantha Burke is a fourth grade student at Wilcox Elementary School located in Lorain County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of February.
      Samantha is described as an “outstanding” student who is thoughtful and kind. Her work is superior in all of her subjects; she participates with enthusiasm in class.  Samantha is able to make responsible choices and is willing to help out her fellow classmates when asked. She values her education and takes pride in her accomplishments both in and out of the classroom.  
      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Samantha will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.  
  • January

    • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
      Jack Grisko Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      Jack Grisko was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of January. He is a 10th grader at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School.

      Grisko’s teacher, Sean Brennan, describes him as one of the students who excels in academics and extra-curricular activities. He consistently keeps high grades and is a dedicated hockey player. He is an excellent peer model. He participates in class and exemplifies enthusiasm which motivates other students.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Grisko will receive four tickets to a Lake Erie Monsters’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

      The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Nicole McKee Wyoming High School

      Student receives honor from the Ohio Lottery

      Nicole McKee is a 12th grade student from Wyoming High School. She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of January. She represents the Cincinnati area.

      Nicole has an inner strength that cannot be seen; but it shows up in her actions and was evident at a very early age,” says Haley Warden, a coach at the school. Despite challenges that came her way, Coach Warden says that, “She knows what it means to choose defeat or defy the odds.”

      She is described as both focused and driven. She plays basketball, soccer and track and field. She also takes honors and advanced placement classes. McKee gives 100 percent on her team and in the classroom. She continues to make a difference at Wyoming High School each day.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, McKee will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Cyclones’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

      The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Demyya Welch Hamilton Middle School

      Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

      Demyya Welch is a seventh grade student at Hamilton Middle School located in Franklin County. She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of January.

      Welch is described as wonderful, well-rounded and active at the school. She takes great pride in her school and is always willing to help others feel more comfortable at school. She is a positive role model and she consistently excels in her classes.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Welch will receive four tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

      The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      Joshua MacGregor Alexander High School

      Student from Alexander High School is honored

      —The Ohio Lottery recognized Joshua MacGregor as an Academic All Star for the month of January. MacGregor is a 12th grader at Alexander High School located in Athens County.

      MacGregor possesses great leadership skills, exemplary grades and is on the honor roll. He provides motivation to others on the football field and in the classroom. He exhibits school pride and shows his school spirit in the classroom, through sports and in the community. He is a leader when it comes to classroom discussions and always contributes to the class. He is a member of Student Council, French Club and the Leo Club, a club for Special Olympics activities.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, MacGregor will receive four tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

      The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
      No Entry Received
    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Alexis Presti Liberty Elementary School

      Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

      Alexis Presti is a fifth grade student at Liberty Elementary School located in Lorain County. She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of January.

      Presti is described as an excellent student within the classroom. She is on safety patrol and in the honors choir. Lisa Cormack, a music educator at the school, says, “She is bright, energetic and loves to learn. Every time I need something, she is willing to lend a helping hand. She is not only a great student, but an all around wonderful person.”

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Presti will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

      The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

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Past Winners
  • 2010

    • January 2010 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        No Entry Received
      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        Carrington Gelardi The Knight Academy

        Student at The Knight Academy is honored by the Ohio Lottery

        Carrington Gelardi is an eighth grade student at The Knight Academy located in Lucas County. Gelardi was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of January. She represents the Toledo area.

        Gelardi is achieving all A’s in her classes. She has an excellent attendance record. She exhibits a great work ethic and is dependable, trustworthy and responsible. She is described as dedicated and is a “model” student. She is willing to help others and is very active in school activities such as the Chess Club, Art Club and student leadership team. Gelardi is also active in her community and enjoys volunteering to assist many groups in the Toledo area.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Gelardi will receive four tickets to a Toledo Walleye’s game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Jessica Alexander Xenia High School

        Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

        Jessica Alexander is a 12th grade student at Xenia High School located in Greene County. She was recently recognized as an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of January. She represents the Dayton area.

        Alexander ranks in the top 10% of her class. She is a captain of the girls’ basketball team and was the Greater Western Ohio Player of the Year. She is said to be a coach’s dream player. District Assistant Principal Karol Warden said, “She is a leader among leaders and a wonderful role model for every young woman in Xenia.”

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Alexander will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Cyclones’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        Alexa Levick Wyoming High School

        Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

        Alexa Levick is a 12th grade student at Wyoming High School located in Hamilton County. She was recently named an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of January. She represents the Cincinnati area.

        Levick is said to be a “scholar athlete.” She participates in soccer and basketball. She is a leader on the court/field and in the classroom. She is a member of the Latin Club and the Foreign Language Honor Society. She volunteers at Wise Temple. Levick is described as “nice to everyone and well liked by peers and teachers.”

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Levick will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        Stacey Lapurga Bishop Flaget Catholic School

        Bishop Flaget Catholic School student equals academic all star

        Stacey Lapurga was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of January. She represents the Columbus area. She is an eighth grade student at Bishop Flaget Catholic School located in Ross County.

        Stacey is a wonderful young woman who strives to be the best that she can be. Stacey has good morals and can be counted on as a school leader. She is an honor student who shows great promise and is a great leader,” says Principal Laura Corcoran. Lapurga participates in athletics, school ensemble and Mandarin Chinese class.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Lapurga will receive four tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        No Entry Received
      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        No Entry Received
    • February 2010 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Sara Schirripa Normandy High School

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        Sara Schirripa is a 12th grade student at Normandy High School in Cuyahoga County. She is an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of February.

        Schirripa has maintained a 4.6 GPA in high school while taking advanced placement courses. She is involved in extracurricular activities such as the Drama and Orchestra Clubs. She is a well-rounded student.

        She received a Trustee Scholarship to Kent State University in their Honor College. She is highly motivated and has interned at Cleveland Clinic Hospital. Schirripa is not your average high school student. She is always up for a challenge and is able to accomplish whatever it is she sets out to do.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Schirripa will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        Matthew Webb McPherson Middle School

        Seventh grade student is named an Academic All Star

        Matthew Webb is a seventh grader at McPherson Middle School located in Sandusky County. He was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. He represents the Toledo area.

        Matt is certainly one of the finest students I’ve had in my thirty-six year teaching career,” says William Young, a teacher at the school. Webb is described as a class leader and an all “A” student in the classroom. He was a runner up in an annual National Geographic Geography Bee and has had several projects judged as a superior that he has completed.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Webb will receive four tickets to a Toledo Walleye’s game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Cassandra (Cassie) Whitley Xenia High School

        Xenia High School student receives recognition

        Cassandra (Cassie) Whitley, a 12th grade student from Xenia High School, was recently recognized as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. She is an Academic All Star for the month of February.

        Whitley is a leader in the classroom and on the athletic fields. She is a member of the Girls Varsity Track Team and the Girls Varsity Basketball Team. She is a member of Renaissance and the French Club. She is also a member of the Student Council Executive Board. She is a member of the youth group and an usher at her church. She is known to be an excellent player and a great student. She is also described as an asset to the teams that she plays on at school.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Whitley will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Cyclones’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        Susan (Sudy) Graham Wyoming High School

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        Susan (Sudy) Graham is a student at Wyoming High School located in Hamilton County. She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of February.

        Graham is an excellent student and outstanding athlete. She is a wonderful role model for others. She has earned 3 varsity letters in basketball. She is a member of the Latin Club and the National Honor Society. She is also a member of the Teen Advisory Program and a member of the TAP Program which counsels and mentors 6th grade students. Graham tutors mentally challenged children in the community. “Sudy is a top notch individual; she’s a pleasure to coach,” says Basketball Coach Haley Jane Warden.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Graham will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Cyclones’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        Allison DeLong Bishop Flaget Catholic School

        Eighth grade student is an Academic All Star

        Allison DeLong is an eighth grade student at Bishop Flaget Catholic School located in Ross County. She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of February.

        DeLong is described as a hard working student. She is a school leader and an athlete. She is truly a role model for other students and can be counted on to do her best in all of her endeavors.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, DeLong will receive four tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Melanie Carroll Cornerstone Elementary School

        Dedicated Cornerstone Elementary student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

        Melanie Carroll, a third grader at Cornerstone Elementary School, was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. Cornerstone Elementary School is located in Wayne County.

        Carroll was a second grade student when she was first life-lighted for a serious heart condition. Shortly afterwards, she underwent surgery for a heart transplant. She was not physically present in the classroom for a majority of the year, but remained dedicated to learning. Her love for school remained constant.

        On the days she was in school, she also went to tutoring after hours. The support from classmates and instructors gave her the strength to return to school in the fall. She achieved her goal of going to third grade. Shortly after school began, she suffered a setback and had to undergo a second heart transplant operation.

        She began instruction at home and returned to school in February. She is described by her teachers as a “shining star” to the entire school. Her hard work and perseverance make her a very special student. Despite her medical issues, she is able to remain dedicated to her studies and overcome any obstacles that come her way. She enjoys reading, doing math problems and writing stories.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Carroll will receive Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery and recognition on the Ohio Lottery Web site.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Michael Mytnick North Ridgeville High School

        12th grade student is an Academic All Star

        —Senior Michael Mytnick was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of February. Mytnick attends North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain County.

        Mytnick is the president of the National Honor Society, and he has lettered in golf for three years. He is active in the Drama Club. Mytnick is very focused on his career goals and has the determination to learn about the field of engineering. He has shadowed a NASA employee and has also participated in the Human Space Flight Program where he built rockets and robots. He is also involved with the STEM Program at NASA Glenn.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Mytnick will receive four tickets to a Lake Erie Monsters’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • April 2010 Recipients
      • Region 1 Cleveland
        Katherine Kubera – Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

        Broadview Heights student is recognized as an Academic All Star

        BROADVIEW HEIGHTS – Katherine Kubera is a student at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of April.

        Katherine is a 12th grade student who asks insightful questions and participates in classroom discussions.  Sean Brennan, a teacher at the school, says that, “She is truly a model for other students in our class.  There is rarely a day that goes by that Katherine is not the most engaged student in our class.”

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Katherine will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

      • Region 2 Toledo
        Jenifer Vliet – Central Catholic High School

        Ohio Lottery’ Names an Academic All Star

        TOLEDO – Jenifer Vliet is a 10th grade student at Central Catholic High School located in Lucas County.  She was recently named an Academic All Star for the month of April.

        Jenifer is a scholar, leader, athlete and young lady of character.  She carries a 4.1 Grade Point Average while participating in volleyball, basketball and track.  She volunteers both in school and in the community.  She has an outstanding work ethic and attitude towards learning.  She is a wonderful representative of the school.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Jenifer will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 4 Cincinnati
        Rebecca Strauss – Goshen High School

        Ohio Lottery’ Names an Academic All Star

        GOSHEN – Rebecca Strauss is a 12th grade student at Goshen High School.  She was named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of April.

        Rebecca is an outstanding high school student.  She is a participant of the cheerleading team and softball team.  She is a member of the National Honor Society, and she has a 4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).  She is also a member of Student Council.  She is a great role model for students since she is able to balance academics and extracurricular activities.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Rebecca will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Reds’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

      • Region 5 Columbus
        Hallie Curry – Hamilton Elementary School

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        COLUMBUS – Hallie Curry is a first grade student at Hamilton Elementary located in Franklin County.  She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of April.

        “Hallie is a friendly and outgoing student who puts her best foot forward in trying to help others.  You will rarely see Hallie without a smile on her face.  She is constantly helping her classmates and other students as well,” says Assistant Principal Josh Conley.  She excels in the classroom and beyond.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Hallie will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Reds’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

      • Region 6 Athens
        Erin Bright – Alexander High School

        Ohio Lottery names an Academic All Star

        ALBANY – Erin Bright is an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of April.  She is a ninth grade student at Alexander High School located in Athens County.

        Erin is responsible when it comes to completing her work.  She is not only an excellent student but is also involved in extracurricular activities such as Yearbook Club, Girl Scouts, French Club and soccer.  She represents her school and community well and is a great team player.  Kimberly Sue Allen, Director of Gifted Services, says, “She truly is an Academic All Star by all standards.”

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Erin will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Reds’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.  

      • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
        Adam Frank – Wayne Elementary School

        Academic All Star at Wayne Elementary School

        WOOSTER – Adam Frank is a 4th grade student at Wayne Elementary School located in Wayne County. He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of April.

        “Adam strives for excellence in everything he does in our fourth grade classroom.  He is an active learner, a student council representative and an eager participant in many extracurricular activities.  He is inquisitive, articulate, well- mannered and is an initiator.  He loves learning, comes to every class prepared and is eager to begin.  He is visibly excited when faced with a challenge.  He adds a spirit of fun and camaraderie to every class that motivates his peers to keep trying,” says teacher Marge Forbush.

        Adam sets his goals high and works hard to achieve them. He helps make the classroom a friendly place. He is a leader, scholar, volunteer and compassionate classmate.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Adam will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Mark Szylakowski – North Ridgeville High School

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        NORTH RIDGEVILLE—Mark Szylakowski is a 12th grade student at North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain County.  Mark was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of April.

        Mark has been on the honor roll for two years.  He is a member of the football and basketball teams and was awarded the Student-Athlete Award.  He is a star player both on and off the field.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Mark will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

    • March 2010 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        No Entry Received
      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Nicholas Arnett Xenia High School

        12th grader is acknowledged by the Ohio Lottery

        Nicholas Arnett is a 12th grade student at Xenia High School located in Greene County. Arnett was recently named an Academic All Star for the month of March by the Ohio Lottery. He represents the Dayton area.

        Arnett is described as a scholar and athlete. He is an office aid who helps handle situations when the secretary is out of the office. He also plays basketball and was chosen Most Valuable Player for his team as well as the Defensive Player of the Year. He teaches basketball skills to the youth of the Xenia community.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Arnett will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        Jane Streeter Wyoming High School

        Wyoming High School student is an Academic All Star

        Jane Streeter is a 12th grade student at Wyoming High School located in Hamilton County. She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of March.

        Streeter is very active at her school. She participates in sports programs such as softball, soccer and basketball. She is involved in her church group and has taken mission trips to various places. She enjoys helping those in need. She has been nominated to the Air Force Academy. Streeter is known as giving 100% effort in all that she does. She is considered to be a good role model and team player.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Streeter will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Reds’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        Tessa Byers Bishop Flaget Catholic School

        Eighth grade student is honored

        Tessa Byers is an eighth grade student from Bishop Flaget Catholic School located in Ross County. The Ohio Lottery recently recognized Byers as an Academic All Star for the month of March.

        Byers is described as hard working and motivated. She participates in student council and is a great spokesperson for the school. She has challenged herself by taking Algebra in addition to eighth grade math and works very hard to keep her grades up.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Byers will receive four tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Malory Bowman Wayne Elementary

        Wayne Elementary sixth grader is named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery

        Malory Bowman is a sixth grade student from Wayne Elementary. She was named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of March. She represents the Akron-Canton area.

        Bowman was a first place winner in the Spelling Bee held at the school and she achieved all A’s last quarter. She is described as a wonderful leader and student in the classroom. She is helpful to both teachers and to her classmates. Bowman has strong creative writing skills; her work is descriptive and enjoyable to the reader.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Bowman will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        Sasha Stubrich Hubbard High School

        12th grade student is honored from Hubbard High School

        Sasha Stubrich is a 12th grade student from Hubbard High School located in Trumbull County. She was recently named an Academic All Star for the month of March. She represents the Youngstown area.

        Stubrich is described as an amazing young lady. She excels in the classroom while taking honors and advanced placement courses. She is also a member of the marching band, wind ensemble and is involved in the drama productions at the school. She attended a mission trip to Jamaica and is a marksman for the Vienna Cougars Rifle Team. She was named Athlete of the Year as well.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Stubrich will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Ryan Romito North Ridgeville Education Center

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        Ryan Romito is a kindergarten student at North Ridgeville Education Center located in Lorain County. He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.

        Romito works well with others and has many friends at school. He has shown a lot of growth throughout this school year. Romito is described as having a big smile on his face and being ready to learn. “Ryan is loved by anyone who comes into contact with him,” says Principal Andrea Vance.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Romito will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • April 2010 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        No Entry Received
      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Matthew Fawley Xenia High School

        Xenia High School student is an Academic All Star

        Matthew Fawley is a 12th grade student at Xenia High School located in Greene County. Fawley was recently honored as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of April. Fawley represents the Dayton area.

        He is an outstanding athlete, team captain and the Most Valuable Player for the swim team. Fawley is described as a “remarkable” young man. He is a leader by example and is willing to swim whatever event he is needed to compete in for the team. Fawley is a real team player by putting the team first instead of himself.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Fawley will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Reds’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        No Entry Received
      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Holly Esposito North Ridgeville High School

        12th grade student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

        Holly Esposito is a 12th grade student at North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain County. She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of April. She represents the Lorain area.

        Esposito is well-rounded and is involved in many activities on the high school level. She is the Secretary for the National Honor Society, member of the Drama Club, Spanish Club and tennis team. She received the Coach’s Award for tennis and was featured as a North Ridgeville Rotary Club’s Student of the Month. She does volunteer work for Community Care as well.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Esposito will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • May 2010 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Joy Witzke Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        Joy Witzke is a 10th grade student at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School located in Cuyahoga County. She recently was named and Academic All Star for the month of May by the Ohio Lottery.

        Witzke is described by teacher Sean Brennan as a “joy” to have in class. Brennan had the pleasure of teaching Witzke in both the 8th and 10th grades. Brennan says that Witzke works diligently to strive for excellence. He says, “In fact, I continue to be impressed with her high levels of achievement in class, as well as her always cheerful, exuberant and respectful personality. She is a true role model to her peers and proves that good grades and high achievement can be attained through consistent hard work.”

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Witzke will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indian’s game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Clinton Krakowiak Xenia High School

        Xenia High School student is an Academic All Star

        Clinton Krakowiak is a 12th grade student at Xenia High School located in Greene County. Krakowiak was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of May. He represents the Dayton area.

        Krakowiak is described as an “amazing” young man. He is Valedictorian of the Class of 2010. He involves himself in many school sponsored activities. He participates in the National Honor Society, Student Council, and both the Chemistry and French Clubs. Krakowiak has participated in several sports teams such as the golf and baseball team along with Cross Country. He tutors at one of the elementary schools and helps coach younger students in basketball. He won the Ohio State Honda Math Medal Award and was chosen to be the school’s representative for Buckeye Boys State. Krakowiak is a well-rounded, talented young man.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Krakowiak will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Reds’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        Nathaniel Godby Goshen High School

        Academic All Star is honored by the Ohio Lottery

        Nathaniel Godby is a 12th grade student at Goshen High School located in Clermont County. Godby was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of May. He represents the Cincinnati area by receiving this award.

        Godby is described as an “outstanding” young man and one of the Valedictorians of the class of 2010. He is hardworking, a great leader and a member of several sports teams at the school. He shows good sportsmanship on and off the playing field. His achievements in the classroom and in sports have made him a wonderful candidate for the award of Academic All Star.

        Godby is also the President of the National Honor Society and of Student Council. His leadership skills are respected by his peers. He is the recipient of two scholarships, the Southwestern Ohio Education Association Scholarship and the Goshen Alumni Scholarship.

        Teacher Jennifer Rammel says, “There are few students that I have had the pleasure of working with and teaching like Nate. He is every teacher’s dream to have in class with his high academic achievement, witty sense of humor and compassion for others. He has accomplished all of these things at Goshen High School over the past four years while maintaining a perfect grade point average. He deserves to be recognized for all of his contributions and achievements to our school and the community.”

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Godby will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Reds’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        No Entry Received
      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Addysen Kerr Wilcox Elementary School

        The Ohio Lottery recognizes an Academic All Star

        Addysen Kerr is a fifth grade student at Wilcox Elementary School located in Lorain County. Kerr was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of May. She represents the Lorain area by receiving this award.

        Kerr is described as a diligent and dedicated student. Fifth grade teacher, Stephanie Urbancic, says that Kerr puts forth effort and talent to accomplish and compete fully what she sets out to do. Urbancic also says, “She welcomes new challenges and is eager to help her classmates. She maintains an excellent balance between being a student, Student Council President and being a member of our gifted program.” Kerr is described by Urbancic as a well-rounded student, a joy to teach and a student who values both her family and education.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Kerr will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indian’s game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • September 2010 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Hannah Ullman Normandy High School

        Academic All Star is honored by the Ohio Lottery

        Hannah Ullman is a 10th grade student at Normandy High School located in Cuyahoga County. She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of September.

        Ullman participates in class and is a positive role model for other students at the school. She holds a good attendance record and is diligent about completing her homework assignments. She takes her education seriously and strives to do well in the classroom.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Ullman will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Browns’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        Kaitlyn Camp Grove City High School

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        Kaitlyn Camp is an 11th grader from Grove City High School. She was recently recognized as an Academic All Star for the month of September by the Ohio Lottery. She represents the Columbus area.

        Camp is a 4.0 student who works hard and is dedicated to her academic studies. She is a member of the Varsity Swim Team, and she also mentors younger swimmers to encourage them to continue to swim. “Kaitlyn brings a positive attitude to any activity she joins and gives 100 percent. She supports her teammates and classmates in everyway possible and is an asset to any team or classroom that she is a part of,” says Julie Willis, a teacher and coach at the school.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Camp will receive four tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 6 Athens Area
        Devon Baum Eastern High School

        Eastern High School student is an Academic All Star

        Devon Baum is a 12th grade student at Eastern High School. He was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of September. He represents the Athens area.

        “Being an all around excellent student is not always an easy task, but one that Devon Baum achieves,” says Kim Allen, Director of Gifted Services. Baum is a National Honor Society member, honor roll student and a leader. He was chosen as one of two representatives at the Regional Scholars Leadership Conference in Southeastern Ohio. He has held class president positions during his high school career and is a positive role model for all students. He is a high achiever both inside and outside the classroom.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Baum will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Bengals’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        No Entry Received
      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Michael Mees North Ridgeville High School

        North Ridgeville High School student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

        Michael Mees is a 12th grade student at North Ridgeville High School. He was recently recognized by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of September. He represents the Lorain area.

        Mees is described as a leader in the classroom and in his athletic endeavors. He is a member of the National Honor Society. He has been an aid with Special Olympics and has worked at the Elyria Soup Kitchen. He is also the quarterback and captain of the football team. He wrestles and also works year-round at West Marine.

        Michael has had many accomplishments; however, I feel his greatest strength is his extremely positive and outgoing personality. He constantly helps peers and staff members at North Ridgeville High School and does it with a smile,” says Principal Patricia Bahr.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Mees will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Browns’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • October 2010 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Rachel Brocco Independence Middle School

        Eighth grade student is honored as an Academic All Star

        Rachel Brocco is an eighth grade student at Independence Middle School located in Cuyahoga County. She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. She represents the Cleveland area.

        Brocco is described as a kind and caring person whose personality is contagious. She is admired by others for the volunteer work she does at the Ronald McDonald House in Cleveland. She is very active in the school community as well. She was instrumental in organizing the special day referred to as Heroes Day; Brocco is involved in many Student Council activities. She is always glad to volunteer for any worldwide cause. She makes a difference each day with her positive influence that she has both inside and outside of the community and school.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Brocco will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Browns’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        Cameron Isaac Hamilton Intermediate School

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        Cameron Isaac is a sixth grade student at Hamilton Intermediate School. Isaac was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of October.

        Isaac possesses outstanding leadership qualities in class. He thinks critically and offers to help others in the classroom. Isaac is described as being able to think “out of the box” and ask questions in such a way that new ideas are sparked. He is respectful and kind to others in the classroom and is not afraid to take on challenges with a positive attitude when they come his way.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Isaac will receive four tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Hannah DeHart Kean Elementary School

        Academic All Star at Kean Elementary School is honored by the Ohio Lottery

        Hannah DeHart is a sixth grade student from Kean Elementary School. She was recently honored as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of October. She represents the Akron-Canton area.

        DeHart is described as mature and responsible. She is a positive role model for her peers. She helps to raise and lower the flag each day at the school. Her assignments are completed to the best of her ability and she participates in both class and school events.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, DeHart will receive four tickets to a Lake Erie Monsters’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Kelsey Watson North Ridgeville High School

        Junior at North Ridgeville High School: Academic All Star

        Kelsey Watson is an 11th grade student at North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain County. She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of October.

        Watson is the Vice President of her junior class. She is a member of the Drama Club, Prom Committee and a member of the tennis team. She participates in a group called the Genesis House of Lorain County that deals with domestic violence and provides services to victims. She has worked on the Lunch Box program and also participates in the Marketing Education program at the high school. Her willingness to volunteer in a variety of ways separates her from her peers.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Watson will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • November 2010 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Chris Bertram Brecksville-Broadview Hts. High

        Academic All Star from Broadview Heights is honored

        Chris Bertram is a 12th grade student at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School located in Cuyahoga County. He was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. He represents the Cleveland area.

        Bertram is described as a student that every teacher wishes they could teach. “He is responsible, has an excellent attitude, and is very involved in school activities. On top of all of this, Chris stands out from his peers due to his academic curiosity,” says Sean Brennan, a teacher at the school. Brennan describes Bertram as an excellent role model to other students and a student who is excited to learn, which helps to set the tone for his class.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Bertram will receive four tickets to a Lake Erie Monsters’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        D.J. Hudson Northmont Middle School

        Seventh grade student is named Academic All Star

        D.J. Hudson is a seventh grade student at Northmont Middle School located in Montgomery County. He was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery; he represents the Dayton area.

        Hudson is described as a hard working student with a pleasant demeanor. He is the captain of the seventh grade football team and is a high achiever. He is a member of Student Council and serves as a peer mediator.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Hudson will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Bengal’s game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        Emilee Garren Hamilton Elementary

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        Emilee Garren is a second grade student at Hamilton Elementary. She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of November.

        Garren is described as an exceptional student who is able to exceed set expectations. She has been nominated on countless occasions for the Respectful Ranger Award at the school. She is always doing things for others. She has a kind and caring heart. She takes pride in her community. She is a cheerleader for the local sports league. Garren is thought of as a positive role model for others.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Garren will receive four tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 6 Athens Area
        Preston Brooks Alexander High School

        Student from Alexander High School is named an Academic All Star

        Preston Brooks is a 12th grade student from Alexander High School. He was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of November. He represents the Athens area.

        Brooks is described as a mature and outgoing man who participates in various organizations at the school. This year he was elected President of the Senior Class. He participates in community service such as Special Olympics, Relay for Life and Highway cleanup projects. He is in the Spartan Marching Band and is a member of the Prom Committee and Spanish Club. He participated in the Regional Science Olympiad and participates in athletics by playing soccer and basketball. He continues to be a role model and strives to motivate the team.

        Preston Brooks is a dependable, trustworthy and well-rounded young man who has excelled in academics, proven to be a leader in the community, remains involved in a multitude of school related activities, demonstrates outstanding citizenship, maintains a positive attitude and enjoys interacting with a variety of different individuals,” says Kim Allen Director of Gifted Services.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Brooks will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Bengals’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Melina Mera Cornerstone Elementary School

        Third grade student is an Academic All Star

        Melina Mera is a third grade student at Cornerstone Elementary School located in Wayne County. Mera was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. She represents the Akron-Canton area.

        Mera is described as very helpful and responsible. She is selected every year to be a Student of the Month at school. According to Principal Sharon Ferguson, she is an exceptional student who takes on her own learning and makes sure that she understands each new concept or skill. Melina is always willing to help other students and is valued by her classmates.” She recently helped a sixth grade student who is new to the school; she is able to help the student translate Spanish to English and assists the teachers as well.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Mera will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Bengals’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        Shelby Reigelman Hubbard High School

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        Shelby Reigelman is a 12th grade student at Hubbard High School located in Trumbull County. Reigelman was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of November.

        Shelby is the epitome of the high school student. Besides having a 3.375 GPA with honors English and French IV in her schedule, she is the example others strive to follow,” says Traci Hill, a school counselor. She is on the cheerleading squad and also plays in the band. She is the president of SADD and the treasurer of Student Council. She is described as a true team player who always focuses on the team rather than herself.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Riegelman will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Amanda Fleegle North Ridgeville High School

        Senior at North Ridgeville High School receives recognition

        Amanda Fleegle is a 12th grade student at North Ridgeville High School. The Ohio Lottery recently named Fleegle an Academic All Star for the month of November. She represents the Lorain area.

        Fleegle is a member of the National Honor Society, the Drama Club, French Club and Rotary Inter-Act. She has earned the Ambassador Level of Girl Scouts. She also trains with the Young Marines and is a Private First Class. Fleegle stands out from her peers because she is commended by many for her dedication to her studies, focused determination and desire to help others.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Fleegle will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • December 2010 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Taylor Basnett Brecksville-Broadview Hts. High

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        Taylor Basnett is a 10th grade student at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School. She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of December. She represents the Cleveland area.

        Basnett is described as a student who shines above her peers. She participates in class and possesses an impressive work ethic. She is a role model for her peers. Basnett completes assignments and class work on time. She possesses excellent academic habits which include excellent attendance, punctuality and diligence.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Basnett will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        Hailee Schlager Wyoming High School

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        Hailee Schlager is a 12th grade student at Wyoming High School located in Hamilton County. She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of December.

        Schlager is an outstanding senior who ranks in the top 20 percent of her class with a 3.99 Grade Point Average. She is a Varsity athlete in both soccer and basketball. Schlager is a volunteer at the Children’s Hospital and in her community. She represented the school at the National Youth Leadership Conference and the Presidential Youth Inauguration Conference. She is a leader academically, on the playing field and in her community.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Schlager will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Cyclones’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        Alainna Mills Hamilton Elementary

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        Alainna Mills is a kindergarten student at Hamilton Elementary located in Franklin County. She was recently recognized by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of December.

        Mills is described as a leader. She is a caring child and is willing to help other students in her classroom. Without any prompting from a teacher, Mills has taken it upon herself to help a child in her classroom that ha0 as disability. She is there to help with anything the student needs and is an example for her whole class to follow. She does not do this for recognition; she just knows it is the right thing to do. “Alainna is an exemplary model of what we strive to be here at Hamilton Elementary,” says Principal Ann Marie Carley.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Mills will receive four tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 6 Athens Area
        Brady Bissell Meigs High School

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        Brady Bissell is a 12th grade student at Meigs High School located in Meigs County. He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of December.

        Bissell is described as a high achiever and has maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout high school. Bissell has a perfect attendance record for this year. He maintains high work ethics. He is known to be a dependable and trustworthy individual with a positive attitude. Bissell works at Dairy Queen and is able to find a balance between work, academics and extracurricular activities.

        He is a member of the National Honor Society. He is very supportive of the school and exhibits school spirit by attending basketball games, track and field events and he participates in the River City Players musicals and plays as well as the Meigs County Community Band. He is also a member of the Educational Talent Search and the Meigs County Jr. Fair Board. Bissell was a People to People Representative in Washington D.C. and a People to People Representative last year. He was chosen to attend the Regional Scholar Leadership Conference at Camp Akita.

        Bissell has accomplished many things during his high school years. It is very evident that he wears the school colors, maroon and gold, with pride and excellence. He is an outstanding citizen, student and role model.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Bissell will receive four tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Madison Kurtz Wayne Elementary School

        Wayne Elementary School student is recognized

        Madison Kurtz is a second grade student at Wayne Elementary School located in Wayne County. The Ohio Lottery named her an Academic All Star for the month of December.

        She is described as a model student who puts forth 100 percent effort every day. She is enthusiastic and has a positive attitude. She is able to overcome the obstacle of wearing an eye patch over her glasses for half of the school day and still works hard and enjoys learning in second grade.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Kurtz will receive four tickets to a Lake Erie Monsters’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Brian Le North Ridgeville Middle School

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        Brian Le is an eighth grade student at North Ridgeville Middle School located in Lorain County. The Ohio Lottery recognized Le as an Academic All Star for the month of December.

        Le is described as having outstanding character and a fantastic academic record. Le has volunteered for the public library’s Friends of the Library Sale by helping organize and straighten books. He is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and has helped organize a canned food drive. He will be giving up his Saturday to help at North Ridgeville Community Care to unload the bags and boxes from the food drive. Le is described as caring, friendly, fun, responsible and helpful. He is a true gentleman and is able to put a smile on many people’s faces.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Le will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

  • 2009

    • January 2009 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Naja Davis Beachwood Middle School

        Beachwood Middle School student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

        Naja Davis is an 8th–grade student at Beachwood Middle School. She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of January. She represents the Cleveland area.

        Davis is described as having “exceptional” study habits. She was on the honor roll the first quarter of this school year. She seeks knowledge by reading books beyond the school textbooks. “Naja reflects all of the positive aspects that we, as teachers, look for in the development of each middle school student. She is an outstanding student, has a charismatic personality, meets people very well and is able to relate her feelings and emotions to others,” says Benjamin Singer, an 8th-grade teacher.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Davis will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Kaitlynn Suttles Xenia High School

        Xenia High School student is an Academic All Star

        Kaitlynn Suttles is a 12th – grade student at Xenia High School, located in Greene County. She is an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of January. She represents the Dayton area.

        Suttles is a member of the National Honor Society and serves on the executive board as president of student council. She is a student speaker for the U.S. Naturalization Ceremony and is a speaker for the D.A.R.E. program as well. She excels in Track and Field. She has been the class President for the past four years at the high school. Suttles is a member of the Chemistry Club and enjoys doing presentations to elementary schools.

        She is described as a hard worker, which enables her to excel in everything she does. She is a well-rounded individual, who is nice to everyone and well liked by those she encounters. She was the high school’s representative for the Junior Leadership Council of Greater Dayton.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Suttles will receive four tickets to a Dayton Bombers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Heather Koontz Edgewood Middle School

        Eighth-grade student receives recognition from the Ohio Lottery

        Heather Koontz was recently honored as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. Koontz attends Edgewood Middle School in Wayne County. She represents the Akron/Canton area for the month of January.

        According to her teachers and those who know her, Koontz shows kindnesses and a level of compassion not usually seen in an eighth-grader. Many say that she often goes out of her way to be kind to others without being asked. She has reached out to students with multiple disabilities by helping out the physical education teacher with her adaptive physical education class. She works with her peers in the physical education class who have special needs.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Koontz will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        Ashley Frazzini Hubbard High School

        12th grader receives recognition from the Ohio Lottery

        Ashley Frazzini is a 12th grade student at Hubbard High School. She was recently named the Ohio Lottery’s Academic All Star for the month of January. She represents the Youngstown area.

        Ashley is an outstanding young woman. She is a dedicated student, electing a most rigorous schedule and maintaining a 4.0 G.P.A. She is a student with outstanding academic potential and will achieve whatever she puts her mind to,” says school guidance counselor, Toni Haidaris. Frazzini is well liked by both her peers and the faculty of Hubbard High School. She is active in her community and school and willingly volunteers for numerous clubs and organizations.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Frazzini will receive four tickets to a Lake Erie Monsters’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Drew McGhee North Ridgeville High School

        Academic All Star award is given by the Ohio Lottery

        Drew McGhee is a 12th-grade student at North Ridgeville High School located in Lorain County. He was recently acknowledged by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of January. He represents the Lorain area.

        McGhee is described by his principal as a “straight A” student with a 4.1 G.P.A. He has earned Academic Honors during his junior and sophomore years. McGhee is the captain for the Varsity Boys Basketball Team. “He is one of the most personable students in the school. He always puts others first and is very respected by his peers and our staff,” says school principal, Patricia Bahr.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, McGhee will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • February 2009 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Kyra Reu Beachwood Middle School

        Beachwood Middle School Student Receives Recognition

        Kyra Reu came to Beachwood Middle School from Germany. Reu recently was named the Ohio Lottery’s Academic All Star for the month of February. She represents the Cleveland area. She is a 6th grader who possesses great leadership qualities.

        “She has a positive attitude and her work is completed with care and precision. Her comments reflect a maturity of understanding that gives other classmates a new understanding of the topics being discussed. She is responsible, thoughtful, and committed to being a high achieving student,” says language arts teacher, Virginia McCormac.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Kyra will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Bryce Kuhn Xenia High School

        Student leader from Xenia High School receives recognition

        Bryce Kuhn is a senior at Xenia High School. Recently he was named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of February. Kuhn represents the Dayton area.

        Karol Warden, the Assistant Principal at the school, says, “Kuhn is the young man every parent would hope their son would become. He is nice to everyone. He is a leader among leaders. We are fortunate to have him as a leader at Xenia High School.”

        Kuhn participates in various sports programs at the school. He is a member of Blue Crew, the Chemistry Club, 4-H, Student Council and has volunteered for the Booster Club Auction. He has volunteered to teach and coach at youth football camps and has worked at the Clifton Mill as a tour guide and host. He was the Most Valuable Player in the All Star Softball Game. He is described as an “outstanding male athlete” and was nominated for the Excellent Leadership Award at the school. His achievements are many.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Kuhn will receive four tickets to a Dayton Bombers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        Maddie Reed Bishop Flaget School

        Student is named an Academic All Star

        Maddie Reed is a sixth-grade student at Bishop Flaget School in Chillicothe. She was recently recognized by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of February. She represents the Columbus area.

        Reed is described as a hardworking student who strives for academic excellence. Her writing is said to be “delightful.” She is a super citizen both in and out of the classroom. “What separates Maddie from many children is her strong sense of integrity and purpose. She chooses to do the right thing; she is a real winner,” says Carrie Hill, a teacher at the school.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Reed will receive four tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Nakia Hullum Hartford Middle School

        Hartford Middle School student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

        Nakia Hullum was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of February. She represents the Akron-Canton area. Hullum is an eighth-grade student at Hartford Middle School who maintains a 3.8 grade point average and participates in advanced classes.

        Hullum is noted as being a “conscientious” student who does her best. Michelle Gump-Wilson, the school counselor, says that Hullum is “polite, respectful and intelligent.” She shows compassion to others and understands the importance of planning for her future.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Hullum will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        Sethin Burrier Malvern Elementary

        Malvern Elementary student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

        Sethin Burrier is a fifth-grade student at Malvern Elementary located in Carroll County. He recently was named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. He represents the Youngstown region.

        Sandra Gahan, a reading teacher at the school, describes Burrier as funny and welcoming of challenges. He is a quick thinker and enjoys science experiments and solving codes. He loves music, mysteries and is described by Gahan as an “all around star.” She comments that, “Academically he is above the top, but he does it with class.”

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Burrier will receive four tickets to a Lake Erie Monsters’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Matt Kretschmer North Ridgeville High School

        9th grade student is recognized as an Academic All Star

        Matt Kretschmer was recently recognized as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of February. He represents the Lorain area. He attends North Ridgeville High School.

        Kretschmer is a member of the concert band and Key Club. He also delivered a speech for Veterans Day to over 1,200 students. Kretschmer’s other achievements are running on the cross country team and participating in the marching band. As an eighth-grader, he was the proud recipient of the Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Kretschmer will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • March 2009 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Daniel Stanescu Beachwood Middle School

        Beachwood Middle School student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

        Daniel Stanescu is a 6th grade student at Beachwood Middle School. He was recently selected as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. He represents the Cleveland area for the month of March.

        Stanescu is described as an “open-minded learner” who is responsible. He raises the bar when it comes to learning and being educated with his positive attitude. He is a good role model who takes his education to heart and recognizes its importance. He has maintained a 4.0 grade point average this year.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Stanescu will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Jan Wolters Xenia High School

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        Jan Wolters was recently recognized as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of March. Wolters is a twelfth grade student at Xenia High School located in Greene County. He is a foreign exchange student from Germany.

        Wolters holds a perfect attendance record. He is able to find a balance between his academic skills and athletic abilities. He takes all Honors and Advanced Placement classes. He is on the Super Honor Roll. He earned his varsity letter in soccer this fall and is participating in the varsity tennis team this spring. Assistant principal Karol Warden says that, “Jan adds great insight in classroom discussion. The class of 2009 has embraced Jan Wolters.”

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Wolters will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Reds’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        No Entry Received
      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        Erika Clemente Hubbard High School

        Hubbard High School student is recognized as an Academic All Star

        Erika Clemente is a twelfth grade student at Hubbard High School located in Trumbull County. She represents the Youngstown area for the month of March. She is described as responsible, dedicated and determined.

        Clemente has elected a college prep schedule. She takes Honors and Advanced Placement courses as well. She is a student with “sound academic” promise who is well respected by the teachers of Hubbard High School. Clemente is also interested in school clubs and organizations in addition to her academic studies. She is able to be a “team player” and participate in the success of clubs at the school. She is said to work well with her peers.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Clemente will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Kristin Rohrer North Ridgeville High School

        Twelfth grader is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

        Kristin Rohrer is a twelfth grade student at North Ridgeville High School. She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. She represents the Lorain area for the month of March.

        Kristin Rohrer is extremely involved in school and community activities. Meanwhile, she has maintained the number One ranking in her class throughout high school. She has focused on academics yet her extra curricular involvement and the countless hours she spends volunteering for her church certainly deserve recognition,” says, Principal Patricia Bahr.

        Rohrer was one of one hundred and fifty selected to spend one weekend sight reading music which concluded in a concert. She has won numerous honors for her vocal and instrumental abilities. She is the Field Commander for the Marching Band for the past two years. She is involved with the “Adopt-A-Highway” project. It is no wonder with Rohrer’s involvement in all of these activities that she is an Academic All Star.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Rohrer will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • April 2009 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Ian Mitchell Beachwood Middle School

        Beachwood Middle School student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

        Ian Mitchell is a 6th grade student at Beachwood Middle School. Mitchell was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of April. He represents the Cleveland area.

        Mitchell is described as a “standout student” by his teachers. He was nominated for the award for his work ethic and “consistent positive interaction” with classmates and teachers. “Ian is constantly putting forth his best efforts in school and always paying close attention to detail in his work,” says teacher Dugan Bentley. Mitchell leads by example and is committed to succeeding in school.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Mitchell will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Calin Cantrell Xenia High School

        12th-grade student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

        Calin Cantrell is a 12th-grade student from Xenia High School. He was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. He represents the Dayton area for the month of April.

        Cantrell is described as dynamic. He is a member of Student Council, the National Honor Society, the Chemistry Club and Renaissance. He participated in the marching band and is in the top 5 percent of his class with a 4.6 GPA. Cantrell is a member of his church youth group and is known as a leader by his administrators. “He is a real asset to our school,” says Assistant Principal Karol Warden.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Cantrell will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Reds’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        Jacob Hirsch Bishop Flaget School

        Academic All Star is recognized

        Jacob Hirsch is a 7th grade student from Bishop Flaget School who was recently honored as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. Hirsch represents the Columbus area for the month of April.

        Jacob is a student who strives for excellence in all that he does. He is an all “A” student who challenges himself by striving for his personal best,” says Principal Laura Corcoran. He is involved in the arts and plays soccer. He is a well rounded student.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Hirsch will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Reds’ game, recognition at the event and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Kyle Noel Edgewood Middle School

        Kyle Noel is an Academic All Star

        Kyle Noel is a 7th grade student at Edgewood Middle School in Wooster. He was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of April. He represents the Akron/Canton area.

        Kyle is a 7th grade math student of mine. Through hard work, he has earned A’s in my class. He is always prepared for class and participates in classroom activities,” says his teacher William Chiboroski. Noel is willing to help others in the classroom and his positive nature is said to be contagious. Noel is a member of the band.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Noel will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        Makala McCormick Struthers Elementary School

        Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

        Makala McCormick is a 3rd grade student at Struthers Elementary School located in Mahoning County. She was recently acknowledged as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of April. She represents the Youngstown area.

        McCormick is described as well mannered, easy to get along with, honest, kind and helpful to her teachers. She turns in quality assignments in a timely manner. She exhibits leadership skills and is a good judge of character. She is known as possessing a good work ethic and is consistently responsible.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, McCormick will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Kaitlyn Redden North Ridgeville Education Center

        The Ohio Lottery recognizes an Academic All Star

        Kaitlyn Redden was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. Redden is a kindergarten student at North Ridgeville Education Center. She represents the Lorain area for the month of April.

        Redden is known as an outgoing student who works well with others. She has shown a lot of growth throughout the year. Redden enjoys working in centers in the classroom. “She is loved by anyone who comes in contact with her. She always has a big smile on her face,” says Principal Andrea Vance.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Redden will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • May 2009 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        No Entry Received
      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Mija Clanagan Hartford Middle School

        Student from Canton is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

        Mija Clanagan is an 8th grade student from Hartford Middle School. She was recently recognized by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of May. She represents the Akron-Canton area.

        According to School Counselor, Michelle Gump-Wilson, Clanagan is a very conscientious worker. She was a participant on the Academic Challenge team for the school. She helps out in the office after school and is always willing to lend a hand when needed. She participated in several extra-curricular activities at the school such as bell choir, drama, chess and Baby Think it Over (a program sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Northeastern Ohio).

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Clanagan will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        Zachary Lord Hubbard High School

        Academic All Star: 12th grader at Hubbard High School is named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery

        —The Ohio Lottery recently recognized Zachary Lord as an Academic All Star. He is a 12th grade student at Hubbard High School.

        Zack has earned the respect of his peers and adults with whom he has worked. Zack has professional qualities and leadership that are needed for success in today’s society,” says Guidance Counselor, Julianne Carsone. Lord is active in his church and community and also participates in sports such as football, track and basketball. He is the Vice-President of Future Business Leaders of America and participates in several clubs such as the French Club, Drama Club and the Ecology Club.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Lord will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Nicholas Vilagi North Ridgeville High School

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        Nicholas Vilagi is a 9th grade student at North Ridgeville High School. He was named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of May. He represents the Lorain area.

        Freshman Vilagi is involved in the marching and jazz bands at his school. He earned a Varsity letter in cross country and is on the Lorain County Youth Leadership Council. This council is comprised of 25 students in grades 7-9.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Vilagi will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • September 2009 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Stephen Pioro Beachwood Middle School

        Beachwood Middle School is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

        Stephen Pioro attended Beachwood Middle School as a 6th grade student. Pioro was recently recognized as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of September. He represents the Cleveland area. Pioro currently attends University School located in Shaker Heights.

        According to teacher Robert Ristau, Pioro consistently put forth a tremendous effort to do his very best in all of the 6th grade classes. Along with great knowledge, he demonstrated a willingness to find and search out new information when faced with an unfamiliar concept. Pioro was accurate and detailed in completing his work. It was noted that he had a positive attitude in the classroom.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Pioro will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Browns’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        Quentin Ranson Birmingham Elementary

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        Quentin Ranson is a student at Birmingham Elementary. He was recently honored as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.

        Ranson is described as an “outstanding student.” Ranson received three very important awards at the school. He won awards for academic excellence, perfect attendance and the Citizenship Award. He has earned these awards every year while attending Birmingham Elementary.

        “Quentin is one of the brightest students I’ve had in my years at this school. He participates in all classroom discussions. He follows directions and puts forth his best effort,” says teacher Aimee DeMarco.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Ranson will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Erika Thorn Xenia High School

        Xenia High School student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

        Erika Thorn is a 12th grade student at Xenia High School. She was recently named an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of September. She represents the Dayton area.

        Thorn is described by District Assistant Principal Karol Warden as an outstanding, intelligent and well-rounded student. She participates in Key Club, Tennis Team, Student Council and the Chemistry Club. Thorn is also a member of the National Honor Society. She is thought of highly by her peers as well as the administration.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Thorn will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Bengals’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Luke Alvord Northfield Elementary School

        Northfield Elementary School student is an Academic All Star

        —The Ohio Lottery recently named Luke Alvord an Academic All Star for the month of September. He represents the Akron-Canton area. Alvord is a 3rd grade student at Northfield Elementary School.

        Alvord is described as a great example of the school’s mission which consists of pride, courage, hard work and the student themselves. “Although Luke was born with a physical disability he does not see himself as disabled. Luke’s attitude toward learning consistently demonstrates how dependable and trustworthy a student should be to succeed. Luke completes all of his homework and assignments to the best of his ability,” says Special Education Teacher, Peggy Ross.

        Ross says, “I believe Luke should be considered for this award not because of what sets him apart from his peers, but what he does to include himself. I wish every student I worked with shared Luke’s kind and caring nature.”

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Alvord will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        India Allie East High School

        Student from Youngstown is honored as an Academic All Star

        India Allie is a student at East High School. She was recently acknowledged by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of September. She represents the Youngstown area.

        India is a very kind student. She was a leader in her freshman class. She was chosen as a guide to assist 8th graders with the transition to high school. India also performed in the All City Choral Concert,” says teacher Julie Hazy. Allie is described as having a friendly smile.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Allie will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Katie Kovach Western Reserve Elementary

        Western Reserve Elementary student is named an Academic All Star

        Katie Kovach is a student at Western Reserve Elementary located in Collins. She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of September. She represents the Lorain area.

        Katie is an outstanding student in many areas. She is a great citizen in our school. Katie also participates in the music program. She participated in 4-H and her AWANA program outside of school,” writes teacher Tracy Lomax. Katie received the all academic award last year for earning all A’s. She is described as being both responsible and a good citizen.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Kovach will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Browns’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • October 2009 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Scott Nemet Normandy High School

        Normandy High School student receives recognition

        Scott Nemet is a 10th grade student at Normandy High School located in Cuyahoga County. He recently received the award known as Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of October. He represents the Cleveland area.

        Scott Nemet is a fantastic student! Scott comes to class everyday with his homework complete and a genuine interest in learning. He works very hard every single day. As a high school math teacher, I encounter all kinds of students. Scott stands out because of his respect for others,” says Allison Kensicki, Nemet’s math teacher. Nemet volunteers to answer questions and has a positive influence on the students in his class. He is described as having a “refreshing attitude.”

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Nemet will receive four tickets to a Lake Erie Monsters’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        Zachary Poolos The Knight Academy

        Student attending The Knight Academy is honored by the Ohio Lottery

        Zachary Poolos is a 7th grade student at The Knight Academy located in Lucas County. He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of October. He represents the Toledo area.

        Poolos has served as a member of the student leadership team and has helped to develop school rules and policies for the handbook. “In the classroom, teachers always utilize Zach as a peer tutor. He assists our needy students, and helps them learn some difficult and important strategies to help them get better grades,” says Paul Raczkowski, Dean of Students. Poolos is said to be a role model for all students, able to turn work in on time, dependable and trustworthy.

        Poolos participates in cross country, hockey and lacrosse. He also referees youth hockey and helps students who are younger learn the sport of hockey at the recreation center. It is no surprise that with excellent grades and leadership skills that Poolos is recognized as an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star. He certainly does shine at The Knight Academy.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Poolos will receive four tickets to a Toledo Walleye’s game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Dakota Anderson Xenia High School

        Xenia High School student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

        Dakota Anderson is a 12th grade student at Xenia High School located in Greene County. Recently, Anderson was named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of October. He represents the Dayton area.

        Dakota Anderson is a tremendous role model for younger students and a leader among his peers,” says Karol Warden, the district assistant principal. He takes honors classes and is well-rounded in that he does well academically and is also a captain of the football team. He holds many records as a football player. He also plays varsity basketball and is said to be a pleasure to coach. Anderson is described by Warden as an “excellent student, outstanding athlete and a true gentleman.”

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Anderson will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Bengals’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        Dorian Richards Lockland High School

        Lockland High School student is recognized as an Academic All Star

        Dorian Richards was recently recognized as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. She represents the Cincinnati area and is a student at Lockland High School located in Hamilton County.

        Richards is able to meet high academic standards along with her athletic accomplishments. She plays volleyball, runs track and swims. “Dorian is an honor student with a strong work ethic. Her behavior is outstanding and she is always willing to share her answers from homework assignments and participate in class discussions,” says Linda Ball, a teacher from the school.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Richards will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Bengals’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        No Entry Received
      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        Craig Dreger Jefferson Area High School

        Jefferson Area High School student receives recognition

        Craig Dreger was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of October. He represents the Youngstown area. Dreger attends Jefferson Area High School, located in Ashtabula County.

        Dreger is a freshman at Jefferson Area High School. He is said to have an "exemplary" attitude and is committed to both his school and the community. Dreger is not afraid to ask for help and is kind, patient and respectful. He is a member of the Cross Country team and is active in his church youth program.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Dreger will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Justine Keenan North Ridgeville High School

        North Ridgeville High School student is honored

        Justine Keenan is a 12th grade student at North Ridgeville High School. Keenan was recently named an Academic All Star for the month of October by the Ohio Lottery. Keenan represents the Lorain area.

        According to Principal Patricia Bahr, Keenan holds many leadership positions. She is currently the President of Rotary Interact and is the President and co-founder of the Junior Statesman of America. She is the Secretary of the French Club and is the section leader for the football rangerettes. She is the only student that sits on the Community Foundation of the Lorain County Youth Fund.

        Keenan is the co- founder of Earth Week and has influenced the school to recycle plastic bottles. She has made the level of National Merit Semifinalist. She was a volunteer in a foreign country this summer and enjoys helping others through the AMIGOS organization where she helped out in Nicaragua.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Keenan will receive four tickets to a Lake Erie Monsters’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • November 2009 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Hallie Dorko Independence Middle School

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        Hallie Dorko is a 7th grade student at Independence Middle School located in Cuyahoga County. She represents the Cleveland area in receiving this award. Her dedication, maturity, and loyalty make her a great recipient of the award.

        Hallie Dorko is one of the most caring, respectful and genuine students I have ever worked with. Her leadership ability can be seen in and out of the classroom,” says School Counselor, Lisa McClain. She is a participant in Student Council and is a member of the band, Pep Club, Recycle Club and member of the basketball team. She is able to earn honor roll every quarter in addition to participating in many activities.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Dorko will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        William Jackson Xenia High School

        Xenia High School student receives recognition

        William Jackson is a 12th grade student at Xenia High School. He recently was named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery during the month of November. He represents the Dayton area.

        Jackson is described as a wonderful role model for the younger students in the school. He participates in two varsity sports and is able to maintain a 3.28 grade point average. He is a member of student council. He goes out of his way for others and works with junior high athletes to teach them how to safely lift weights. He also helps with the levy campaign by passing out fliers and distributing signs.

        Will has an ‘I can’ attitude. We are in a rebuilding year in football with a new head coach. Will has stepped up to be a real leader. Outstanding student, gifted athlete, and a true gentleman- that’s Will Jackson,” says Assistant Principal Karol Warden.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Jackson will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Bengals’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        Katherine White Ripley Union Lewis Huntington High School

        Senior attending Ripley Union Lewis Huntington High School receives recognition

        Katherine White attends Ripley Union Lewis Huntington High School located in Brown County. She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of November. She represents the Cincinnati area.

        White is known to excel in everything. She is a member of the Mock Trial Team, the Academic Team, the Spanish Club, year book staff and is the vice president of the National Honor Society. She volunteers at Matthew 25 Ministries, the community vacation bible school program and the Union Township Library.

        White plays volleyball and is a member of the cross country team as well as the track team. She has worked as a Kindergarten Teaching Assistant and has helped 7th and 8th graders during summer school. She is ranked number 1 in the class of 2010 and has a 4.0 grade point average.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, White will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Bengals’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Kaitlin Amos Hartford Middle School

        Hartford Middle School student: Academic All Star

        Kaitlin Amos is a 7th grade student at Hartford Middle School located in Stark County. She was named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of November. She represents the Akron-Canton area.

        Amos is described by her teachers as respectful, positive and helpful. She is responsible and has a wonderful work ethic. She recently participated in a “Girls Get Technical Day” event and enjoyed learning about engineering. According to School Counselor Michelle Gump-Wilson she is an “all star student.”

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Amos will receive four tickets to a Lake Erie Monsters’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        Todd Gasior Hubbard High School

        Hubbard High School student is an Academic All Star

        Todd Gasior is a 12th grade student at Hubbard High School. The Ohio Lottery recently named Gasior an Academic All Star for the month of November. He represents the Youngstown area in receiving this award. Hubbard High School is located in Trumbull County.

        Gasior is described as fantastic, friendly, honest, considerate, outgoing and an all around genuine student. He is the kind of student you can count on to do the right thing even when no one is looking. School Guidance Counselor, Toni Haidaris, says, “He is a team player on and off the field. He is an exemplary student and young man.”

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Gasior will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Browns’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Elizabeth Ulferts Black River Middle School

        8th grade student is an Academic All Star

        Elizabeth Ulferts is an 8th grade student at Black River Middle School located in Medina County. She was recently named an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of November. She represents the Lorain area.

        Ulferts is described as hard working and responsible. She has a positive attitude and likes to assist other classmates with solving their problems. Ulferts is a member of the middle school band and the community twirling team. She exhibits great school pride and spirit. She created a donation program at a local business to help support the family of a fellow classmate who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Ulferts will receive four tickets to a Lake Erie Monsters’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • December 2009 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        No Entry Received
      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Brady O’Callaghan Xenia High School

        Xenia High School student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

        Brady O’Callaghan is a student at Xenia High School located in Greene County. He was recently honored as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of December. He represents the Dayton area in receiving this award.

        O’Callaghan is a 2010 National Merit Scholar. He is an Honor Student Renaissance member, German Club member, Chemistry Club member and a band officer. He is considerate to others and goes out of his way to help when he can.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, O’Callaghan will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Cyclones’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        Francesca Urbina Saint Ursula Academy

        Student is recognized from Hamilton County

        Francesca Urbina is a 12th grader at Saint Ursula Academy. She recently was honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of December. She represents the Cincinnati area in receiving this award.

        She is an assistant director for theatre at Saint Ursula Academy. She is said to be a pleasure to work with in a production. She is one of the top students academically and took a lead in the spelling bee. She is not afraid to take on a challenge and participates in the Spanish Exchange Program and is a member of the Astronomy Club. It is no surprise that Urbina received this honor. She is smart, outgoing and a leader who works hard to achieve success.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Urbina will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Bengals’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        Andrew Corcoran Bishop Flaget Catholic School

        8th grade student is honored by the Ohio Lottery

        Andrew Corcoran is an 8th grade student at Bishop Flaget Catholic School located in Ross County. He was recently recognized as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of December. He represents the Columbus area in receiving this award.

        Corcoran is described as hard-working, a good role model and honor student. He is involved in many activities which include soccer, basketball, track and 4-H. He is a participant in the school band. Corcoran is a well rounded student who exhibits good moral values. He prides himself in being an excellent student.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Corcoran will receive four tickets to a Blue Jackets’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Ta’Seana Kay Lincoln Way Elementary

        Student from Wayne County is recognized as an Academic All Star

        Ta’Seana Kay is a fifth grade special education student at Lincoln Way Elementary. She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of December. She represents the Akron-Canton area.

        Kay is known as having an outstanding work ethic and pleasant personality. She has performed well academically regardless of her learning handicap and other obstacles she has overcome. Kay has made the honor roll numerous times and the 4.0 honor roll once. She is a great citizen and illuminates a positive attitude towards her peers.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Kay will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        Ashley Tatarka Hubbard High School

        Student is honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star

        Ashley Tatarka is a 12th grade student at Hubbard High School located in Trumbull County. She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of December. She represents the Youngstown area.

        Tatarka is described as hardworking, motivated and determined. She is able to find time for family and friends amongst her hard work and is able to keep her priorities grounded. “She can be entrusted to handle responsibilities on her own and one can rest assured success will be achieved,” says School Counselor Traci Hill.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Tatarka will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Marli Harrelson North Ridgeville High School

        North Ridgeville High School Student is an Academic All Star

        Marli Harrelson is a 10th grade student at North Ridgeville High School. She was recently recognized by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of December. She represents the Lorain area in receiving this award.

        Harrelson was selected to be in the People to People Organization as a student leader to travel to Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland this summer. She enjoys theater and is going to be in the next high school’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” She also volunteers in the community by helping out at Community Care and recently sang the “Star Spangled Banner” at a Veterans’ Celebration and at an Indian’s Game. She is in a band and writes lyrics as well.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Harrelson will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

  • 2008

    • January 2008 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Mariah Workman Roosevelt Elementary

        Euclid fourth-grader named Academic All Star by Ohio Lottery

        —At Roosevelt Elementary, Mariah Workman is busy doing her best. At this point in her 9-year-old life, fewer things are more important than being the best she can be at whatever she does.

        Roosevelt teacher Terrie Dodd noticed that Mariah, a fourth-grader, has capably managed to produce high-quality work in both academics and extracurricular activities. So the Ohio Lottery is honoring Mariah as its January Academic All Star for Cuyahoga County.

        As an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star, Mariah will receive four tickets to an upcoming Lake Erie Monsters game, where she will be publicly recognized. She will receive a prize pack of Monsters’ merchandise and assorted Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        “While working with the Student Council, Mariah helped to collect hats and gloves for her less-fortunate peers,” Dodd said in her nomination. “She is a student who is always willing to give more of herself to make our classroom and our school a positive place to be.”

        In addition to being a stellar student and involved in Student Council, Mariah also plays the violin.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Ilia Smith Greenmont Elementary

        Courageous fourth-grader overcomes adversity, is Academic All Star

        —In many respects, Ilia Smith is a typical overachieving fourth-grader. She takes pride in her work, she’s a volunteer helper, she’s kindhearted and she loves to smile.

        What makes 9-year-old Ilia remarkable is the spirit she shows despite what she has already overcome in her young life. After a long struggle with cancer, Ilia’s mother finally succumbed to the disease two years ago. Ilia and her sister subsequently moved to a new school district to live with their father and stepmother. In her two years at Greenmont Elementary in Kettering, Ilia has been a model student.

        The Ohio Lottery is proud to honor Ilia as its January Academic All Star for the Dayton area.

        Ilia has been very brave in the face of her mother’s death, coming to a new school, making new friends and showing the spirit she does,” says Sharlyn Stephens Radcliffe, the guidance counselor at Greenmont. “She entered school here just a few days after her mother’s death, and she is a wonderful model of what it is to persevere in the face of adversity.”

        Ilia’s teacher, Pamela Karkalik, concurs: “In spite of the adversities of the past two years, Ilia has maintained her spirit of determination and success.”

        As an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star, Ilia will receive four tickets to an upcoming Dayton Bombers game, where she will be publicly recognized. She will receive a prize pack of Bombers merchandise and assorted Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        No Entry Received
      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Hailey Ackerman North Ridgeville High School

        Busy, versatile senior honored by Ohio Lottery

        —All anyone needs to know about why 17-year-old Hailey Ackerman is being honored by the Ohio Lottery was on display recently at a school assembly.

        The Veterans’ Celebration Assembly at North Ridgeville High School featured Hailey presiding over the affair as Student Council President. Then she directed, announced and sang with the A Capella Choir at the school-wide assembly. School principal Patricia Bahr says, “I can attribute much of the success of the assembly to Hailey’s dedication and organizational skills.”

        Hailey, a senior, is also a member of the National Honor Society and is a Field Commander in the marching band. She competes in academic challenge, drama and track, and holds a second-degree black belt in karate.

        “She gives 100 percent of herself to being a true Ranger,” Bahr says. “We are fortunate to have her here.”

        The Ohio Lottery is proud to honor Hailey as the January Academic All Star for the Lorain area. She will receive four tickets to an upcoming Cleveland Cavaliers game, where she will be publicly recognized on the court. She will also receive a prize pack of Cavaliers’ merchandise and assorted Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • February 2008 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Daniel Tomcik Brooklyn High School

        Young actor, artist is honored by Ohio Lottery as Academic All Star

        —At 15, Daniel Tomcik already has developed a great love and talent for art and for acting. He has been singled out for being quite good at it, and the art teacher at Brooklyn High School, where Daniel is a freshman, is impressed.

        Daniel has produced an outstanding body of artwork, even at this level of experience and age,” says Christopher Kaspar, who works with art and theater students at Brooklyn High. “He has excelled at the fine arts and in theater.”

        Accordingly, Daniel, who earned a role in the stage production of “Anything Goes” as an eighth-grader last year, has an even bigger role this year in Brooklyn High’s production of “High School Musical.” This role, Kaspar says, “further increases Daniel’s stage credibility.”

        Daniel is being honored by the Ohio Lottery as its February Academic All Star for the Cleveland area. As an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star, Daniel will receive four tickets to an upcoming Cleveland Cavaliers game, where he will be publicly recognized. He will receive a prize pack of Cavaliers merchandise and assorted Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        Daniel’s dedication to his craft is evident by the high quality of his artwork and his acting abilities,” Kaspar says.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        Roni Good Old Fort High School

        Creative, well-rounded Old Fort senior honored by Ohio Lottery

        Roni Good’s ability to “think outside the box” is one of the reasons that Home Economics teacher Martha Hall nominated the young woman for the Ohio Lottery Academic All Star award. Being of great character, being in the National Honor Society and being a well-rounded, active and dependable student are among the other reasons that Roni is being honored with the award.

        Roni, a senior at Old Fort High School, is being honored by the Ohio Lottery as its February Academic All Star for the Toledo area. As an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star, Roni will receive four tickets to an upcoming Lake Erie Monsters game, where she will be publicly recognized. She will receive a prize pack of Monsters merchandise and assorted Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        “I have known Roni for four years as both a student and a club member,” Hall says. “She has been a member of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America for four year … and she is willing to think outside the box and arrive at creative activities. She can be counted on to follow through on any tasks assigned to her.”

        A music fan, Roni also participates in jazz choir, pep band and Old Fort High plays and musicals. Also a sports fan, she is a three-year member of the softball team and is a volunteer with the volleyball and basketball teams.

        In her nomination of Roni, Hall adds: “I separate her from other students because of all these things and her unique and positive character traits. She is friendly, caring, thoughtful and mature.”

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Nathaniel Huff Miami Valley Academies

        The Ohio Lottery Honors 8th Grader

        Nathaniel Huff, an eighth grader at Miami Valley Academies in Trotwood, Oh was recently named the Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of February. Huff represents the Dayton area.

        Nate has excelled each quarter in the classroom by maintaining an A/B average. He is a true role model to his fellow classmates through his determination to complete all assignments and by his ability to demonstrate a positive attitude about school and life. He can be counted on to follow directions regardless of the situation,” says Heather Look (Huff’s teacher).

        Huff is described as dependable and trustworthy. It is with no surprise that Huff is being recognized as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. For being recognized as the Academic All Star, Huff will receive four tickets to a Dayton Bombers’ game, a merchandise prize pack from the team, and an assortment of Partners in Education Lottery merchandise.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        Char’Mell Allen International College Preparatory Academy

        International College Preparatory Academy Student Receives Recognition from the Ohio Lottery

        Char’Mell Allen was recently named the Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of February. Allen represents the Cincinnati area. Allen is currently in 7th grade at I.C.P.A. (International College Preparatory Academy) in Hamilton County.

        She is described by her teacher, Pernell Shelby, as having a positive attitude. She participates in class and always follows the prompts of the teacher. Shelby describes Allen as “very pleasant” and a school leader.

        Allen has participated in both the school drill team as well as cheerleading. “She shows citizenship by being kind to other students and is willing to help them if they do not understand a concept, says Shelby. Shelby says that Allen “is kind, well-rounded, and an intelligent girl.”

        For being recognized as Academic All Star, Allen will receive four tickets to a Blue Jackets’ game, a merchandise prize pack from the team, and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        Ashley Colwell Dempsey Middle School

        Student Is Honored by The Ohio Lottery For Improvement in Her Grades

        Ashley Colwell is being honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of February. Colwell represents the Columbus area. Colwell is in 7th grade at Dempsey Middle School.

        Colwell is described by Anna Allender, Intervention Specialist, as “responsible and respectful.” She was able to improve her grades significantly in three out of four subjects despite learning challenges. Colwell is trying very hard in the classroom to improve her grades while maintaining an A in math. “Ashley has learning challenges that make it twice as difficult for her to achieve academic success than the average 7th grader,” says Allender.

        It is without wonder that Colwell is being recognized this month as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Colwell will receive four tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets’ game, merchandise from the team, and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        No Entry Received
      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Lindsey Prososki North Ridgeville Middle School

        North Ridgeville Middle School Student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

        Lindsey Prososki is described as an “outstanding student”. She is in the eighth grade at North Ridgeville Middle School and recently had the honor of receiving recognition by the Ohio Lottery. Prososki represents the Lorain area as the Ohio Lottery’s February Academic All Star.

        Prososki is a consistent honor and merit roll performer. She is also active in music as a member of the 8th grade choir and show choir. She plays volleyball and basketball.

        James Brandenburg, her teacher, says that Prososki is “quite a unique student as exhibited by her out of school passion.” Her accomplishments both in and out of the classroom are truly remarkable. She is a unique student who consistently exhibits good character and is always kind to other people. It is with no surprise that Prososki recently received recognition as Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.

        For being recognized as Academic All Star, Prososki will receive four tickets to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, a merchandise prize pack from the team, and an assortment of Partners in Education Lottery merchandise.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • March 2008 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Shardae Sears Roosevelt Elementary

        5th Grader Is Honored By The Ohio Lottery

        —Student Council Representative, Shardae Sears, was recently named an Academic All Star by The Ohio Lottery. Sears represents the Cleveland area and is a recipient of the award for the month of March.

        Sears is a 5th grader at Roosevelt Elementary. “Her enthusiasm goes beyond a typical 5th grader. She is respectful and responsible. Being a top-notch student is her job,” says Laura Hixenbaugh, a teacher at Roosevelt Elementary.

        For being recognized as Academic All Star, Sears will receive tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, merchandise from the team, recognition at the event, and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        Stephanie Bullock Coshocton County Career Center

        Student at the Coshocton County Career Center is Honored by The Ohio Lottery

        Stephanie Bullock is described as an “outstanding student.” She recently was recognized by The Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of March. She represents the Central Ohio area.

        Stephanie is a natural on leadership,” says Darla Wagner, an instructor at Coshocton County Career Center. Wagner states that, “Stephanie has shown to be a very responsible student and has excellent attendance and punctuality. She demonstrates an outstanding personality and has shown to be very dependable and trustworthy.” She has been known to encourage another student when they are down.

        She is the Vice President for Student Council, Treasurer for the local skills USA chapter, peer mentor for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Senior Cosmetology-Secretary, and President of the Center’s National Honor Society. She represents the Coshocton County Career Center by the numerous groups she remains active in. She is also the Secretary for Senior Cosmetology.

        Bullock is involved in many groups and is dedicated to her commitments. It is no surprise that she is the recipient of The Ohio Lottery’s Academic All Star award. Bullock represents the Central Ohio area.

        For being recognized as Academic All Star, Bullock will receive tickets to see the Columbus Destroyers, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team, and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Eleni Timas Cardinal Middle School

        Cardinal Middle School Student is Honored by The Ohio Lottery

        Eleni Timas is a seventh grader at Cardinal Middle School in Geauga County. She is a 4.0 student who also plays basketball and volleyball. She is dedicated to everything that she participates in and is described as “an excellent role model.”

        She is the Captain on the volleyball team. Her teacher, Melissa Cardinal, describes her as a leader, hard worker, and a dedicated student. Timas was selected as Student of the Quarter at her school by teachers on staff.

        It is no surprise that Timas is the recipient of the Ohio Lottery’s Academic All Star Award for the month of March. Timas represents the Akron/Canton area.

        For being recognized as Academic All Star, Timas will receive four tickets to a Lake Erie Monsters’ game, recognition at the event, a merchandise prize pack from the team, and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Joshua Miller North Ridgeville High School

        North Ridgeville High School Student is Honored by the Ohio Lottery

        Joshua Miller, a Senior at North Ridgeville High School, recently was honored by the Ohio Lottery as their Academic All Star for the month of March. Miller represents the Lorain area.

        Miller is an honor roll student and an extraordinary soccer player. He ranked 34th in the state of Ohio for assists, and 50th in the state for points. Miller was also North Ridgeville High School Player of the Year. “Yes, he’s extremely competitive yet off the field you cannot find a student who is a more polite, respectful, and caring than Josh Miller,” says Patricia Bahr, School Principal of North Ridgeville High School.

        For being recognized as Academic All Star, Miller will receive four tickets to a Lake Erie Monsters’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team, and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • April 2008 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Jhanae Pearl Roosevelt Elementary

        Roosevelt Elementary Student is Recognized by The Ohio Lottery

        Jhanae Pearl is a 5th grader at Roosevelt Elementary. Pearl was recently recognized by The Ohio Lottery as April’s Academic All Star. Pearl represents the Cleveland area.

        Pearl is described as a “natural leader.” She would like to be a teacher someday. She is enthusiastic, meticulous in her work, and a straight A student. She is helpful to other students as a peer tutor.

        Pearl is the producer of the “Bear Country News”, a member of Student Council, and a member of the band and school choir. She is described as a “pleasure to have in class.” She is respectful and well liked by her peers and teachers.

        Pearl will receive four tickets to a Gladiators’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team, and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from The Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        Ashley Clark North Adams High School

        Student From Seaman, Ohio is Honored by The Ohio Lottery

        Ashley Clark is an 11th grader at North Adams High School. She was recently honored by The Ohio Lottery as this month’s Academic All Star. Clark represents the Greater Cincinnati Area.

        Clark is graduating as a Junior and is Valedictorian of her class. She has been accepted into the University of Pittsburgh for Fall of 2008 where she will major in Psychology. She is described as “going above and beyond all others to do the best that she can.”

        For being recognized as Academic All Star, Clark will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Reds’ game, merchandise from the team, recognition at the event, and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        Shawn Salada Hamilton Township High School

        French Student is Recognized by The Ohio Lottery

        Shawn Salada is an 11th grader at Hamilton Township High School. Salada takes French classes and has proven to be an “exemplary student.” He maintains a high GPA. “His command of the French language surpasses many of his peers. Shawn produces creative and complex work that is always a joy” for his teacher, Robin Sacher, to assess.

        Salada is a leader in his school and community. He has been President of his class, a member of the homecoming court, stage crew, band, and National Honor Society. Salada has helped with recycling at the school as well as with blood drives, and tutoring of his peers.

        It is with no surprise that Salada is being recognized by The Ohio Lottery as this month’s Academic All Star. Salada represents the Central Ohio area. For being recognized by the Lottery, Salada will receive four tickets to the Columbus Destroyer game, merchandise from the team, recognition at the event, and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        No Entry Received
      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Justin Fletcher North Ridgeville High School

        Marketing Education Student is an Academic All Star

        Justin Fletcher, a 12th grader at North Ridgeville High School, was recently honored by The Ohio Lottery as their Academic All Star for the month of April. Fletcher represents the Lorain area.

        Fletcher is a Marketing Education student, a lettered Cross Country participant, and a member of the Scout’s National Honor. He has volunteered for two summers as a Camp Counselor along with being an Eagle Scout in the Boys Scouts of America. Fletcher planned and oversaw a community service project for the Park and Recreation Department.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Fletcher will receive four tickets to a sporting event, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team, and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • May 2008 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Jonathon Mirabal Lincoln West High School

        Lincoln West High School Student Receives Recognition From The Ohio Lottery

        Jonathon Mirabal is a senior at Lincoln West High School. Mirabal recently was named an Academic All Star by The Ohio Lottery. He represents the Cleveland area for the month of May.

        Mirabal is the Vice President of the Student Council at Lincoln West High School. He is a Captain of the Cross Country team and a member of the Track Team. He volunteers for Toys For Tots and assisted in a canned food drive at his church. He won the “All Subjects Outstanding Performance” award this year.

        “For me Jonathon has been a tremendous student and an example asset to our sixty five percent English limited students in our low income student population,” says Olga Gueits (Science teacher).

        Jonathon was able to move from “0” performance to a 4.0 GPA in his 12th grade year. He is described as a “one in a thousand man”. “He encountered a variety of issues during his initial high school life. His academic performance was a serious threat for him to graduate. He was able to change his immediate environment to pursue a better future,” says Gueits.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Mirabal will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, merchandise from the team, recognition at the event, and Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        No Entry Received
      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Allyssa Bertram North Ridgeville High School

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        —Junior Allyssa Bertram recently received recognition from The Ohio Lottery as the Lottery’s May Academic All Star. Bertram represents the Lorain area. Bertram attends North Ridgeville High School and the Joint Vocational School.

        Bertram dances, plays softball, and is involved in her Greek Orthodox Youth Organization. Last summer her mission traveled to New Mexico where she assisted in building a daycare. Bertram is the Secretary for the Business Professional of America’s Club for the Junior class. She recently won third place out of 50 students in designing a poster to promote recycling at the Joint Vocational School.

        For being recognized as Academic All Star, Bertram will receive four tickets to a Gladiator’s game, merchandise from the team, recognition at the game, and Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • June 2008 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        No Entry Received
      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Kareesma Parbhoo Jackson Middle School

        6th Grader at Jackson Middle School is Recognized By The Ohio Lottery

        Kareesma Parbhoo is a 6th grade student at Jackson Middle School who has proven herself to be an outstanding student. Parbhoo recently won the Academic All Star award for the month of June from the Ohio Lottery. She represents the Akron/Canton area.

        Parbhoo is in accelerated classes and has maintained a 4.0 grade average. She displays leadership qualities and is a member of the Math Club and tournament team. She participated in the Stark County Bar Association Law Day Poster Contest and won 1st place. She is an active member of the community and plays softball. Recently, Parbhoo donated her hair to Locks of Love.

        Her participation in the community, athletics, and in the classroom are worthy of recognition. For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Parbhoo will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Indians’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        No Entry Received
    • September 2008 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        No Entry Received
      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        No Entry Received
      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        No Entry Received
    • October 2008 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Tej Patel William Foster Elementary

        Garfield Heights student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

        Tej Patel is a 3rd grader at William Foster Elementary. Recently Patel was named Academic All Star for the month of October by the Ohio Lottery. Patel represents the region of Cleveland in earning this title.

        Patel is described as a good friend toward others, helpful and outstanding. He rarely misses school and never forgets his homework. He repeatedly shows himself to be an “outstanding student.” Congratulations to Patel for being named an Academic All Star.

        For being selected as an Academic All Star, Patel will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        Machelle Stone Pace High School

        PACE High School student is an Academic All Star

        Machelle Stone is a 9th grader at Pace High School in Cincinnati. She recently received recognition from the Ohio Lottery as she was named an Academic All Star for the month of October.

        Stone is separated from her peers because of her strong determination to do well in school. She is focused on doing what it takes to graduate. There are days that Stone takes up to 3 buses to get to and from school. She is in her teacher’s room first thing working on unit assignments on the computer. She has an attitude of a never “give up” spirit.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Stone will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Bengals’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        Tyler Gorham Millersport High School

        Fairfield County student receives recognition from the Ohio Lottery: Academic All Star

        —Laura Whalen, a Guidance Counselor at Millersport High School, describes Tyler Gorham as “outgoing, personable, mature, full of life, entertaining and generous.” Gorham is an Academic All Star for the month of October for the Ohio Lottery. He represents the Columbus area.

        Gorham is a 12th grader at Millersport High School in Fairfield County. Gorham participates in all school events. He played a major role in creating a parade float for the Homecoming. He also participated in the 2008 Poetry Out Loud recitation competition. He is part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Tyler is recognized for his talents and good academic record by Whalen.

        Gorham is able to balance his time between National Honors Society, academics, sports, extra curricular activities and work. He is well liked among his peers and teachers. It is no surprise that Gorham is being recognized by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Gorham will receive four tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets’ game, recognition at the game, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 6 Athens Area
        Autumn Adams Central Elementary

        Third grader is named Lottery’s Academic All Star

        Autumn Adams is a third grader at Central Elementary in McArthur. Autumn is an Academic All Star for the month of October. She represents the Athens region and has the distinction of being the Ohio Lottery’s first Academic All Star from this region. She is described as making her school a better place because of her character.

        Adams consistently makes good choices and is a role model for students in the school. She is respectful to adults and enjoys both math and reading. She encourages her peers to listen to their teachers. Adams is described by her school principal, Teresa Snider-Boring, as an “excellent student who always makes great choices”.

        For being named an Academic All Star, Adams will receive four tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets’ game, merchandise from the team, recognition at the event and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Kolbi Ross Hartford Middle School

        7th grader is honored by the Ohio Lottery

        Kolbi Ross is a 7th grader at Hartford Middle School in Stark County. Ross was recently named an Academic All Star for the month of October by the Ohio Lottery. He represents the Akron/Canton region.

        Ross is described as having a “wonderful” mind. He brings his heart and desire to the community to be successful. He is able to work through difficulty without giving up and will persevere until he finds the correct solution to the problem. He works very hard and constantly shows the desire to learn no matter what comes his way. He is able to remain focused in his school and learning.

        For being selected as an Academic All Star, Ross will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Browns’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        Allison Dugan Niles McKinley High School

        7th grader is honored by the Ohio Lottery

        Allison Dugan is a 12th grader at Niles McKinley High School. She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of October. She represents the Youngstown area.

        Dugan quietly stands out from her peers. Dugan does not brag about her achievements and has definite goals in mind for her future. Language Arts teacher, Chad Ries, comments that she possesses advanced writing skills and is highly advanced for a Sophomore.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Dugan will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Hannah Daly EHOVE Career Center

        Culinary arts student is named Academic All Star

        Hannah Daly is a senior in the Culinary Arts program at EHOVE Career Center. She recently received the honor of being named an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery for the month of October. She represents the Lorain area.

        Daly is a participant in the 5th Quarter Internship Program, which is a program for the very best students who have met high standards required for eligibility in the program. Daly also assists the instructor of Culinary Arts in the adult education program and she carries a 4.0 G.P.A. She has received various awards for her participation in school sports, honor roll and has been awarded for her outstanding attendance. She is a role model for other students.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Daly will receive four tickets to a Lake Erie Monsters’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • November 2008 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Naylee Le-Quay Westpark Community Middle School

        Westpark Community Middle School student is recognized

        Naylee Le-Quay is a 6th grade student at Westpark Community Middle School. She separates from her peers in that she has a positive attitude and is kind to others. She is described as never giving up and is always trying to include others. She is described as an “overall’ great kid.

        Le-Quay was named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. She represents the Cleveland area for the month of November. She “has a fantastic understanding of working hard, helping others, being kind, being honest, not giving up and she displays leadership in/out of the classroom.” These are just some words and phrases that Julie Roberts, her teacher, says in praise of Le-Quay.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Le-Quay will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Lydia Tillmaand Xenia High School

        National Honor Society student is named an Academic All Star

        Lydia Tillmaand was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. She represents the Dayton area for the month of November. Tillmaand is a 12th grader at Xenia High School.

        She is ranked 1st in a class of 300 students, a member of the National Honor Society, Homecoming Queen, member of the Chemistry Club and the Vocal Ensemble. Tillmaand also participates in both track and cross country. She has won awards for sportsmanship and Most Valuable Player.

        Lydia serves as a role model for others. Her ability to excel in academics, athletics, the arts and community volunteering is what we all strive to have our students achieve. Students like Lydia are few in number,” says Assistant Principal, Karol Warden.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Tillmaand will receive four tickets to a Dayton Bombers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        Kayla Wandsnider William Henry Harrison High School

        William Henry Harrison High School Student is Recognized

        Kayla Wandsnider is an 11th grader at William Henry Harrison High School. She recently was recognized as an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of November. Wandsnider represents the Cincinnati area.

        Wandsnider is a Varsity Cheerleader, member of Student Council and the Young Life group. She recently helped with the school’s homecoming dance. “She is everything I want my children to look up to. She is committed to her beliefs and values and she doesn’t let anyone persuade her to change them,” says Varsity Cheerleading Coach, JamieLyn Johnson.

        Wandsnider is described as a true inspiration. For being recognized as an Academic All Star, she will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Bengals’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        Logan Pirnstill Taft Elementary School

        The Ohio Lottery recognizes an Academic All Star

        Logan Pirnstill is a 4th grade student at Taft Elementary School in Marion. Recently Pirnstill was recognized by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the month of November. He represents the Columbus area.

        Pirnstill is described as responsible, a leader and a student with a good attitude. He sets examples for others. He is bright, motivated and is in the “Gifted Program” at Taft Elementary School. Susan Duke, a teacher, says it is a privilege to have Pirnstill in her class and that he is a student on which she can depend.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Pirnstill will receive four tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets’ game, merchandise from the team, recognition at the event and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the team.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Ida Gorman East Canton High School

        12th grade student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

        Ida Gorman was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of November. Gorman represents the Akron-Canton area. Gorman is a 12th grade student at East Canton High School.

        Gorman is described as hard working. “She is going to work hard at all she does in life. I feel that this hard work sets her apart from her peers,” says her Science teacher, Rick Landon.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Gorman will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        Sara Truman Bell Herron Middle School

        8th grade student receives recognition from the Ohio Lottery

        Sara Truman is an 8th grade student at Bell Herron Middle School in Carroll County. She was recently recognized as an Academic All Star for the month of November by the Ohio Lottery.

        Truman is a “straight A student with a great attitude,” says principal, Tricia Green. She is described as helpful and nice. Truman will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery for being recognized as an Academic All Star.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Meena Mihalski North Ridgeville Middle School

        Student from North Ridgeville is named an Academic All Star

        Meena Mihalski is an 8th grader at North Ridgeville Middle School. She is an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star for the month of November. She represents the Lorain area.

        Mihalski is a member of the choir, and she enjoys writing and listening to music. Her teachers describe her as respectful, polite, and a great role model for her peers. She is described as going above and beyond what is expected of her in the classroom. Mihalski is known as an outstanding 8th grader who enjoys the challenge of high powered mathematics.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Mihalski will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, merchandise from the team, recognition at the event and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • December 2008 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Monica Colmenares Beachwood Middle School

        Beachwood Middle School Student Named Academic All Star

        Monica Colmenares is a 6th grade student at Beachwood Middle School. She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of December. She represents the Cleveland area.

        Colmenares is described as being enthusiastic about her academic work as well as showing a level of excellence in the classroom and outside of it. Jackie Crandall, a teacher at Beachwood Middle School, says that Colmenares is, “extremely conscientious and exhibits other traits by consistently producing quality work in an accurate and timely manner.” Colmenares is said to be enthusiastic about learning and is also very kind and helpful to her teachers and classmates.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Colmenares will receive four tickets to a Lake Erie Monsters’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Marissa Randall Xenia High School

        Xenia High School student is recognized by the Ohio Lottery

        Marissa Randall is a 12th grader at Xenia High School. She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of December. She represents the Dayton area.

        Randall is described as, “a tiny little young lady, but she is so active,” by Karol Warden. Randall is a member of the National Honor Society at Xenia High School as well as chairman of the induction committee. She is also a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, the United States Achievement Academy and the Super Honor Roll.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star Randall will receive four tickets to a Dayton Bombers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        Jessica Jordan Winton Woods High School

        Cincinnati Student Named an Academic All Star by Ohio Lottery

        Jessica Jordan is a 12th grade student at Winton Woods High School in Hamilton County. She was recently named an Academic All Star for the month of December by the Ohio Lottery. Jordan represents the Cincinnati area.

        Jordan is described by her counselor as “outstanding.” She volunteers at a local nursing home, has worked with City Gospel Mission and went with a group to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Academically, Jordan is a National Honor Society Member and treasurer of the AAA Honor Society. She is also actively involved in extracurricular activities at Winton Woods High School.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Jordan will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Cyclones’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        Tyquan Kendrix Arlington Park Elementary School

        Arlington Park Elementary Student Named Academic All Star

        Tyquan Kendrix is a 4th grader at Arlington Park Elementary School. Kendrix was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of December. He represents the Columbus area.

        Kendrix has been selected to the Student Council by his teachers and classmates for the past three years. A school volunteer says, “He always has a friendly smile on his face, helps classmates and peers to solve conflicts peacefully and is a good role model.” Students and staff of Arlington Park see Kendrix as respectful to everyone he meets and a natural born leader.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Kendrix will receive four tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Kourtney Kelly Cardinal Middle School

        Cardinal Middle School Student Honored as Academic All Star

        Kourtney Kelly is an 8th grader at Cardinal Middle School in Middlefield. She has recently been recognized as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of December. She represents the Akron-Canton area.

        Kelly is the president of the Student Council as well as Captain of the Cheerleading Squad, all while maintaining a 3.76 GPA. Kelly’s teacher Melissa Cardinal says, “She displays a positive attitude, appropriate behavior and is dependable and trustworthy.” Kelly is an active volunteer in her community, spending time in the nursery and youth group of her church as well as taking mission trips throughout the country. She is described as an excellent role model and a pleasure to have in class.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Kelly will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        Brianna Vayner Jackson-Milton High School

        Jackson-Milton Student Recognized as an Academic All Star

        Brianna Vayner, an 11th grader at Jackson-Milton High School, was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery for the month of December. She represents the Youngstown area.

        Vayner played an instrumental role in getting the district’s school levy passed after six failed attempts. Principal of Jackson-Milton David Vega says, “Brianna is a very important part of our school’s morale and has done tremendous work in helping to boost pride in our district.” Vayner is described as a very good student academically as well as an active part in the school’s league championship volleyball program (ITCL).

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Brianna Vayner will receive four tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, merchandise from the team and an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        No Entry Received
  • 2007

    • September 2007 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        No Entry Received
      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        Breanna Boechner Upper Scioto Valley High School

        Ohio State Lottery honors peer role model

        —Student government, peer tutoring, and high achievements academically are what make Breanna Boechner a student who shines. The Ohio State Lottery recognizes Breanna as September’s Academic All Star for the NW Ohio area.

        Academically, Breanna ranks at the top of a very strong class. She is a student leader in her high school which enables her to be a positive influence on younger students. Jon Cook, a Student Advisor at Upper Scioto Valley High School, comments that, “She is an outstanding example of what can be accomplished in a small school setting when students focus on diligence, work ethic, and conscientious behavior. Breanna is a prime example for others to follow and makes an outstanding role-model.”

        For being recognized as Academic All Star, Breanna will receive four tickets to the Dayton Bombers game against Cincinnati on October 20 and will be publicly recognized at the game.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Daniel Shanks Dunbar High School

        Student receives recognition from The Ohio State Lottery

        —The Ohio State Lottery recognizes Daniel Shanks as the Academic All Star for the Dayton area. Shanks was nominated by his principal, Phyllis Combs.

        Shanks is a senior at Dunbar High School located in Montgomery County.

        Combs says that Shanks is “a personable and polite student. He is very focused and on target for his senior year.” Shank is noted as being helpful to both teachers and peers. He plans to attend college in the fall.

        For being recognized as Academic All Star, Shanks will receive four tickets to the Dayton Bombers game scheduled for October 28 and a merchandise prize pack. He will be publicly honored at the game.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        No Entry Received
      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        No Entry Received
    • October 2007 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Damian O’Malley Rocky River Middle School

        “Academic All Star? Me?”
        Ohio State Lottery honors modest 13-year-old

        Damian O’Malley is the most shocked guy in the place to hear that he’s being honored as an Academic All Star by the Ohio State Lottery. That’s just one of the dozens of reasons his guidance counselor, Peg Liberatore, admires him.

        Damian is a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Rocky River Middle School. He excels in multiple honors classes, leadership, citizenship and community service. Liberatore admires Damian’s willingness to help other students at the school as a peer mentor and calls him “one of the most positive students in our building.”

        And humble, too. “The only thing `flashy’ about Damian is his contagious smile,” Liberatore says, adding that “he does not do anything that he does for recognition.”

        But he’s going to get it anyway. As an Ohio State Lottery Academic All Star, Damian will receive four tickets to an upcoming Lake Erie Monsters game. He will be publicly recognized at the game and will receive a prize pack of Monsters’ merchandise.

        Damian is an outstanding student, a role model for all and a gentle spirit,” Liberatore says. “He separates himself from his peers by quietly forging ahead and always doing the right thing.”

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        Alex Marshall Clyde St. Mary’s

        “Good morals, good manners, good grades, and a good kid”

        The Ohio State Lottery recognizes October’s Academic All Star

        —Kay Dick, a staff member at Clyde St. Mary’s, describes Alex Marshall as having “good morals, good manners, good grades” and thinks of him as a “good kid”.

        Marshall is noted for his honesty and politeness which sets him apart from other students. He sees a need and without being asked, gets the job done.

        Marshall is the treasurer of this fifth grade class. Although he is quiet in nature, he is outstanding in church, school, and community activities. At the early age of 10 he exhibits the importance of family and a good work ethic. He has perfect attendance for two years.

        Marshall is involved in the Clyde Flier Pee Wee Football teams and plays basketball as well as Clyde Little League Baseball. He won the Pass, Kick and Punt competition representing Clyde, Ohio at his age level at the District competition in Willard, Ohio.

        For being recognized as The Ohio State Lottery’s Academic All Star for the month of October, Marshall will receive four Cavs’ tickets (Nov. 24) and recognition at the event. He will also receive a merchandise prize pack. Marshall represents the North West Ohio region.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Amy McClelland Xenia High School

        Student With Perfect Attendance Receives Recognition

        Amy McClelland has never missed a day of school through high school yet. Besides her perfect attendance record, she is noted as being a role model for her peers. She was elected to the National Honor Society and participates in many activities.

        McClelland serves as Secretary of Student Council, plays Varsity Basketball and Varsity Volleyball, serves as a guidance office aide, and is a DARE role model. Amy helps at the school by showing new students around. She was chosen to be a member of the Dayton Junior Leadership Council. She worked this summer to clean up a park and make it safe for children to enjoy.

        McClelland is being recognized as The Ohio State Lottery’s Academic All Star for the month of October. McClelland represents the Dayton area. For being recognized as Academic All Star, she will receive four tickets to a Dayton Bombers’ game (Nov. 3), recognition at the event, and a merchandise prize pack.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        Richard Godby Goshen High School

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        Richard Godby is involved in many community service organizations at Goshen High School. He is the President of both Student Council and the National Honor Society. He participates in the Random Acts of Kindness Club and was recently elected Homecoming King by his peers.

        Godby is described as an asset to school organizations and to the academic environment of the school. He is a role model for the entire student body because of his willingness to help others and the way that he completes assignments. Richard is admired by his teachers and peers because he is always friendly and shows great pride in being a Goshen warrior.

        Godby is being recognized as the Academic All Star for October for the greater Cincinnati area. He will be honored at an upcoming Bengals’ game (October 28) and will receive four tickets to a Bengals’ game along with a merchandise prize pack.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        Ciera Moore Nicholas Drive Elementary

        Third grade student is The Ohio State Lottery’s Academic All Star

        Ciera Moore is a third grader who is described as having a positive attitude and a good work ethic. Moore is thought of as an enthusiastic learner, a good role model, and a wonderful help in the classroom.

        Moore’s teacher, Barbara Tootle, describes the third grader as being willing to help others with encouraging words and a smile. Moore is respected by her teacher as well as her peers.

        It is no surprise that Moore is the recipient of The Ohio State Lottery’s October Academic All Star. Moore represents Central Ohio. She will receive four tickets to a Blue Jackets’ game. Moore will also receive a merchandise prize pack as well as recognition at the event.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Beau Cross Coventry High School

        Akron sophomore displays perfect attendance and GPA
        Beau Cross is honored by Ohio State Lottery as October Academic All Star

        —In nominating Beau Cross as an Academic All Star, teacher Nils Swenberg attested to Beau’s excellent attendance and grade-point average.

        Excellent is an understatement. How about perfect?

        Beau, a sophomore at Coventry High School in Akron, hasn’t missed a day of school in 11 years, including Kindergarten. Throughout that time, he has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA. Says Swenberg, who taught Beau as a ninth-grader at Coventry Junior High, “Beau is dependable, well-organized and is always interested in doing a quality job. He has a winning personality which has allowed him to deal effectively with staff members and students alike. He never talks to down to anyone and is always asking how he can help others.”

        Beau is also a stellar athlete, lettering in wrestling, football and baseball. He lists an ultimate goal of winning an academic or athletic scholarship to Ohio State University.

        Here’s another honor Beau can add to his collection: The Ohio State Lottery is proud to honor him as the October Academic All Star for the Akron/Canton area. As an Academic All Star, Beau will receive four tickets to an upcoming Cleveland Cavaliers game and a prize pack of Cavaliers’ merchandise. He will also be publicly recognized at the game.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        Kimberlie Smyth Edison High School

        Stellar student honored as Academic All Star by Ohio State Lottery

        —The Ohio State Lottery is proud to second the notion that Edison High School’s Kimberlie Smyth is a notable student. Her English teacher, Catherine Miles, has listed all the ways in which Smyth qualifies as an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star.

        With a grade point average of 4.04, Smyth is ranked first in her class. She’s a stellar athlete who participates in softball and basketball. She’s active in many clubs and service organizations at Edison High, and she participates in community service projects. To top it all off, she is an umpire in the local softball league.

        “She’s a hard-working, conscientious young woman whose integrity and honesty are beyond reproach,” Miles says. “I’ve gotten to know Kimberlie very well. A leader in and out of the classroom, she gives 110 percent to whatever task she faces. In my professional opinion, she will be a success in whatever endeavor she aspires.”

        The Ohio State Lottery notes that Kimberlie is a success already and honors her as the October Academic All Star for the Youngstown area. As an Academic All Star, Kimberlie will receive four tickets to an upcoming Lake Erie Monsters game and a prize pack of Monsters’ merchandise. She will also be publicly recognized at the game.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Melissa Kory North Ridgeville High School

        Busy teen studies, volunteers her way to Academic All Star Award

        Melissa Kory is a 17-year-old high school senior, so it’s a safe assumption that she leads a busy life. It’s the things she does to keep busy that have led to her being named as an Academic All Star for the Lorain Area by The Ohio State Lottery.

        Melissa, who ranks first in her class at North Ridgeville High School, has won numerous academic awards, but she also volunteers much of her time in service of the Animal Protective League, Cleveland Play House and Key Club. She attends Lorain Community College as a Post Secondary Option Student and while studying at the college has received the Scholar’s Award and been named to the Dean’s List.

        Typical of Melissa’s dedication is what happened last summer when she volunteered for an internship at the North Ridgeville Press. What was supposed to be a 20-hour volunteer experience turned into an entire summer volunteer experience that produced 14 published articles. “Clearly, Melissa is a talented writer who displays the maturity to work with adults and who has the follow-through to meet deadlines,” says North Ridgeville Principal Patricia Bahr, who nominated Melissa for the award. “I’m very proud of Melissa she truly meets the qualifications of the Ohio State Lottery Academic All Star Award.”

        For being named an Academic All Star, Melissa receives four tickets to the Cleveland Browns game against Seattle on Nov. 4 and a prize pack of Browns’ merchandise. She will be publicly recognized during a pre-game ceremony on the field.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • November 2007 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Joseph Seelbach Brooklyn High

        What’s happening in your world?
        Social Studies buff is honored by Ohio State Lottery

        Joseph Seelbach, a 17-year-old senior at Brooklyn High, has made quite an impression on Annie Hostetler, his History & Social Studies teacher. She is excited about his inquisitive mind and his interest in what’s happening in the world around him.

        Joe has a fantastic understanding of current events, geography and world affairs,” Hostetler says. “He is an exceptional student in Social Studies. His ability to discuss world problems and politics separates him from his peers.”

        The Ohio State Lottery agrees and is highlighting him a bit more. Joe has been named as the Lottery’s November Academic All Star for the Cleveland area. He will receive four tickets to an upcoming Cleveland Browns game and will be publicly recognized on the field before the game. He will also receive a prize pack of Browns’ merchandise and assorted Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        Joe is also involved in Brooklyn High’s television show and yearbook.

        Principal Marsha Miller says, “He’s a great student, and it’s really nice to see those students who are doing the right things be recognized in this way.”

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Tammy Warmbein Miami Valley Academies

        Student With School Spirit is Honored by The Ohio State Lottery

        Tammy Warmbein is a ninth grader at Miami Valley Academies. She recently received The Ohio State Lottery’s Academic All Star Award for November. She represents the Dayton area.

        Tammy serves on the Prom Committee; through which she demonstrates school spirit. “Tammy is a dedicated student with excellent attendance and a very outgoing and positive attitude towards both the staff and her peers,” writes Johanna Rettich, Prom Committee Moderator.

        Rettich also comments that Tammy follows through on the completion of any task she is asked to do. She plans fundraisers and school activities. She is respected by both students and teachers as honest and dependable.

        It is with no surprise, then, that Tammy will receive four tickets to a Dayton Bombers’ game, recognition at the event, and a merchandise prize pack from the team for being named Academic All Star. Tammy will also receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        Kiyah Darby International College Preparatory Academy

        Academic All Star is named by the Ohio Lottery

        Kiyah Darby recently received recognition from the Ohio State Lottery. Darby is the Greater Cincinnati area’s representative for the Lottery’s Academic All Star Award for the month of November. Darby attends the International College Preparatory Academy in Hamilton County.

        Kiyah is described as a “model student” who follows directions and is a very good listener. Darby is in the school choir and is noted as a “good singer”. She is an A/B student in all subjects and performs well on tests.

        For being recognized as Academic All Star, Darby will receive four tickets to a Cincinnati Bengals’ game, recognition at the event, and a merchandise prize pack from the Cincinnati Bengals. Darby will also receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        Tori Mouser-McDonald Madison Elementary

        Fifth Grader is recognized by The Ohio State Lottery

        Tori Mouser-McDonald, a 5th grade student at Madison Elementary, is being honored as November’s Academic All Star. Tori represents Central Ohio.

        Tori is described by her classroom teacher, Elizabeth A. Mess, as a social leader and a student who is well-liked and responsible. You can count on Tori to welcome new students to the school and rely on her to help them in getting acclimated to the school.

        Tori can be trusted to help her peers make positive decisions that reflect good moral characteristics. Mess states that Tori is an “ideal candidate” for the award. She has all A’s in her subjects and most of all, an attitude that is nothing but positive.

        For being recognized as the Lottery’s Academic All Star, Tori will receive four tickets to an upcoming Blue Jackets game, recognition at the event, and a Blue Jackets merchandise prize pack. Tori will also receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise for receiving this award.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Ashton Avery McKinley High

        Scholar-athlete honored as Academic All Star by Ohio Lottery

        Ashton Avery, like most teenagers her age, has so many things she could be doing. How she chooses to spend her time is what McKinley High teacher and coach Mark Hyser feels sets her apart from most of her peers.

        “In an age where teens have so many distractions available to them, Ashton has a true focus and dedicates herself to be successful in the classroom and in her community,” he says. “She is, in every sense of the word, a role model for our entire student body.”

        Ashton, a 17-year-old senior at McKinley High in Canton, is being honored by the Ohio State Lottery as November’s Academic All Star for the Akron-Canton area. She will receive four tickets to an upcoming Cleveland Cavaliers game and will be publicly recognized on the court before the game. She will also receive a prize pack of Cavaliers’ merchandise and assorted Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        Ashton was a basketball player in her first two years at McKinley High and is now involved in track & field, cross-country and swimming. “Ashton combines intellect with athleticism,” Hyser says. “She is a very studious and respectful student. She will be a success wherever she goes and in whatever she does because of the character traits she exhibits daily in school and in her athletic endeavors.”

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        Brianna Davis Chalker High School

        Growing as a student and a person
        Helpful ninth-grader honored as Academic All Star by Ohio State Lottery

        —For five years now, Linda Davenport, a teacher for Southington Local Schools, has been able to watch Brianna Davis grow up. By all accounts, it’s been a pleasure. Now Davenport has found a way to share that pleasure with others.

        Brianna, a ninth-grader at Southington’s Chalker High School, is being honored by the Ohio State Lottery as November’s Academic All Star for the Northeast Ohio area. She was nominated by Davenport, who is delighted that 13-year-old Brianna will be publicly honored for being the person and student she has become.

        “With our district being as small as it is, one advantage is always being able to watch former students as they progress through school,” Davenport says. “Two years ago, Brianna came to my classroom and worked as a teacher’s aide. I could always be sure that any tasks given to her would be done to the greatest of my expectation.”

        Even privately, Brianna shows kindness and compassion with other students. Davenport recently witnessed Brianna help a younger student who had dropped all of his belongings in the school hallway. “Her friends kept on walking, but Brianna carefully picked up his things for him and handed them back,” Davenport reports. “This is just another example of how Brianna displays wonderful empathy.”

        As an Academic All Star, Brianna will receive four tickets to an upcoming Lake Erie Monsters game, where she will be publicly recognized in a pre-game ceremony on the ice. She will receive a prize pack of Monsters’ merchandise and assorted Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        Brielle Somodi Walter Kidder Elementary

        Brunswick first-grader honored as Academic All Star

        —As a first-grader, Brielle Somodi shows none of the timidity you might expect from a youngster new to the academic world. Instead, according to her teacher, Brielle is helpful, cooperative and has excellent work habits. She’s a good citizen who gets along with her peers.

        First grade at Walter Kidder Elementary in Brunswick doesn’t seem to faze her at all.

        Brielle accepts responsibility beautifully,” says teacher Gayle Tomson. “She’s very dependable and she takes pride in her work. She has excellent work habits and study skills.”

        The Ohio State Lottery is honoring Brielle as the November Academic All Star for the Lorain area. She will receive four tickets to an upcoming Cleveland Cavaliers game, where she will be publicly recognized on the court. She will receive a prize pack of Cavaliers’ merchandise and assorted Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

    • December 2007 Recipients
      • Region 1 Greater Cleveland
        Aaron Kinter Brooklyn High School

        High School Student Receives Recognition From The Ohio State Lottery

        Aaron Kinter, a tenth grader at Brooklyn High School, is being recognized as The Ohio State Lottery’s Academic All Star for the month of December. Kinter represents the Cleveland area.

        Kinter is described by teacher Katie Renkas as an “excellent student”. He is polite and courteous and receives consistent grades in school. “He continually gets his work done and done well. All of his teachers agree that Aaron is an outstanding student and wishes they had more students like him,” says Renkas.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Kinter will receive four tickets to an upcoming Cleveland Cavaliers’ game. Kinter will also receive a merchandise prize pack, recognition at the event, and a variety of Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 2 Toledo Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 3 Dayton Area
        Andrew Hull Greeneview High School

        Greeneview and Ohio Heritage Conference Scholar Athlete Receives Recognition

        Andrew Hull is in 11th grade at Greeneview High School. He was recently named The Ohio State Lottery’s Academic All Star for the month of December. He represents the Dayton area.

        Dr. Wallace Campbell, the Principal at the school, describes Hull as having one of the most positive attitudes that he has seen in his forty-four years in public education. “The training that his parents give him in civility is obvious in his positive behavior. Andrew has perfect attendance thus far this year. In fact, he has perfect attendance since 8th grade,” comments Campbell.

        Hull is involved with community service and participated in the SODA Club (Students Opposed to Drugs and Alcohol). He also assists with evening bus duty and is able to handle just about anything with ease. He was selected as a Greeneview and Ohio Heritage Conference Scholar Athlete for the past two years. He is a teacher’s aid to one of the school’s Spanish teachers. It is with no surprise with all his accomplishments that Hull is being recognized as The Ohio State Lottery’s Academic All Star.

        For being recognized as Academic All Star, Hull will receive four tickets to the Dayton Bombers’ game, recognition at the event, and a merchandise prize pack. He will also receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 5 Columbus Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 6 Athens Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 7 Akron (Canton Area)
        Jocelyn Petron Robert G. Hyre Middle School

        Middle School Student Receives Recognition

        Jocelyn Petron, a 7th grader at Robert G. Hyre Middle School, recently was named Academic All Star for the month of December by the Ohio State Lottery. Petron represents the Akron/Canton area.

        Petron is described as kind and hard working. She is active in many activities which benefit the school as well as the community. She is always willing to help others and is described as a true asset to her school and community.

        Petron also plays the viola at churches and is the first to volunteer at school when help is needed. Petron recently became a member of Student Council. She was also the understudy for the lead in the school play. Petron has exceptional grades and works very hard at maintaining those grades.

        For being recognized as Academic All Star, Petron will receive four tickets to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game, recognition at the event, and a merchandise prize pack. Petron will also receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

      • Region 8 Youngstown Area
        No Entry Received
      • Region 9 Lorain Area
        John “Tyler” Smith North Ridgeville High School

        North Ridgeville Student Receives Recognition by The Ohio State Lottery

        —Senior John Smith, known as “Tyler,” recently received recognition as an Academic All Star for the Lottery’s Partners in Education Program. Smith represents the Lorain area for the month of December.

        Smith was nominated by his school principal, Patricia Bahr. Smith is a 12th grader at North Ridgeville High School. He was one of thirty individuals to receive the Outstanding Citizen Award selected by the Legionnaires. He was elected President of the Utility Commission which was responsible for the electric company for the state. He has been employed at a heating and cooling company where he has worked for four years.

        Smith is a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club. He placed fourth in district in the Marketing Education Financial Analysis Competition and competed at the state level in Travel and Tourism. As a member of the Ranger Tennis Team, he achieved the most wins in several years and placed fourth at the West Shore Conference Tournament. He volunteers for his Community Care adopted family.

        For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Smith will receive four tickets to an upcoming Cleveland Browns’ game, recognition at the event, and a merchandise prize pack. Smith will also receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Lottery.

        The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year. For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to www.OhioLottery.com.

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