Academic All Stars

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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.

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 to submit a nomination, go to https://ohiolottery.com/SupportingEducation. We are now accepting submissions online! 

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

2019-20 Monthly Winners
  • April 2020

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Mya Tomoto –  Shaw High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      EAST CLEVELAND -  Mya Tomoto is a student at Shaw High School located in Cuyahoga County. She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program. She is entering her senior year. 

      According to teacher Shanti Coaston, “Mya is a brilliant young lady, not in only in the classroom but socially and athletically as well.  Mya’s talents include writing the school’s Black History play in February 2020.  Mya is the kind of student what accepts any challenge and is not afraid of failure; she instead, embraces it and learns from it.  She pushes herself to be better than she was the day before.”

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Dale Black – Arlington Elementary School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      LUCAS -  Dale Black is a student at Arlington Elementary School located in Lucas County.  He is in the eighth grade. He was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  The program honors teachers and students throughout the state who are working hard.  

      Black has excelled in every content in math.  “He exceeds 8th grade standards and consistently challenges me as a teacher to deliver him material that will challenge him and help him develop his mathematical thinking.  He has earned an ‘A’ every quarter in math, had the highest MAP score in the 8th grade and is someone who truly has a future in any math-related field.,” says Melisa Viers, an administrator at the school.  Black is described as having a warm and caring personality and is recognized as a great kid.  

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Savannah Chun – Goshen Spaulding Elementary School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      GOSHEN -  Savannah Chun is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery for the Partners in Education program. She is a fourth- grade student at Goshen Spaulding Elementary School located in Clermont County. 

      “Savannah is a tremendous gymnast.  She performs with the Spring Master Tumbling Team.  She is a straight ‘A’ Honor Roll student and also plays on the soccer, volleyball and basketball teams.  She is a role model for so many of the younger kids --her athletic skill level is extraordinary

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 8 Athens Area
      Winner To Be Posted Soon
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Corbyn Barth – Dowds Elementary School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      SHELBY -  Corbyn Barthr is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He is a student at Dowds Elementary School located in Richland County. He is in the ninth grade. 

      “Corbyn is a positive influence on all those around him.  He works hard every day at school and has continued his hard work during the COVID-19 closure.  Corbyn sets a positive example of leadership, kindness, and a hard work ethic.  He makes us all proud to know him,” says Kristin Kaple -Jones, an administrator at the school.  

  • March 2020

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Brandon Stoia – Normandy High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      PARMA -  Brandon Stoia is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He is a senior at Normandy High School located in Cuyahoga County.  

      “This student has shown outstanding leadership as a team captain this year and has made states for the past 2 years.  All around, this is a great kid and an amazing person.  He is someone I definitely look up to as a swimmer myself and am definitely proud of him for all of his accomplishments.  His personality and determined attitude really shows you how hard he works to meet his goals.  Brandon really motivates me and others on the team to get better and grow in the sport,” says Emma Merrick. 

      Stoia is at the top of his class and is a swimmer on the swim team. He is an inspiration to his fellow classmates and teammates; an all- around great role model and hardworking student! 

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      To Be Posted Soon
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      To Be Posted Soon
    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Benjamin Cox – Olentangy Liberty High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      POWELL -  Benjamin Cox is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He is a student at Olentangy Liberty High School located in Delaware County. 

      Cox is described as diligent, honest and humble. Bryan Jones says that Cox is willing to help others and is a peer that others gravitate to.  He has a contagious smile and wonderful work ethic “that makes me want to try harder.”  His attitude on life is outstanding and “refreshing”.  Jones says, “He has given me hope in the generations to come.”   

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Morgan Soltis – James A. Garfield Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      GARRETTSVILLE -  Morgan Soltis is a student at James A. Garfield Middle School located in Portage County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.  She is in the eighth grade. 

      Teacher Vanessa Shafer says that Soltis is “remarkable.”  “She has proven great qualities in academics, leadership, and attitude.  Academically, she strives to do her best, demonstrates strong critical thinking skills and challenges herself.” She is described as bright and determined; she is  admired because of her overall positive attitude.  She is always willing to help others and is outgoing in nature.  She is a leader and wonderful student. Shafer says, “She is one of the most pleasant young women I have had the pleasure of teaching.”   

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Wyatt VanDevender – Jefferson Area Junior High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      JEFFERSON -  Wyatt VanDevender is a student at Jefferson Area Junior High School located in Ashtabula County.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program as an Academic All Star; he is in the seventh grade. 

      Danielle Jackson, a teacher at the school, says that Wyatt VanDevender is an “excellent scholar and a fine human being.” She says, “Each day he enters my classroom with a smile and willingness to help me and the other students.  He comes to school prepared, organized, ready to learn, and eager to excel. Wyatt has consistently been an honor roll student and earned a 4.0 status in the last grading period.”  He is member of the National Junior Honor Society and is a good citizen.   

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Michael Kemer – Westview Elementary School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      AVON LAKE -  Michael Kemer is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He is a fourth- grade student at Westview Elementary School located in Lorain County. 

      Principal Nick Moore says that, “Michael is a 4th grade student at Westview Elementary School that exemplifies an all Star.  He is a great person and student.  Michael works diligently in all academic areas an strives to perform to his best abilities.  He is an important member of our building Safety Patrol.   He is a positive role model for other students and helps keep our students safe.  Michael’s school spirit is never in question as he has participated in our Color Walk, Holiday Spirit Week and PTA events.”  He is described as a “great kid and a positive influence on his peers.”   

  • February 2020 - Winners will be posted soon. Please check back.

  • January 2020

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Samia Williams – Brecksville Broadview Heights High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      CUYAHOGA -  Samia Williams is a student at Brecksville Broadview Heights High School located in Cuyahoga County.  Williams was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery Partners in Education program.

      Williams is a senior at the school.  According to teacher Sean Brennan, “Ms. Williams is a senior in my Honors American Government class.  She is one of the few students I have known in 25 years who would already be in college doing deep dives into the curricular area of her choosing.  Her class participation is second to none and her intellectual curiosity is unlike any student I have ever served.  She is certainly a pleasure to have in class and she is a role model for her peers.”

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Titus Copp– Milton Union Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

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

      Copp is a model student in class.  He uses his time wisely in class.  He works diligently to get things done before things are actually due.  Even when other students are acting out, he continues to stay focused and work on items.  He also excels academically and is a top -notch student,” says Jessica Kepler, a teacher at the school.  

    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Celeste Roberson – Colerain High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      HAMILTON -  Celeste Roberson is a student at Colerain High School located in Hamilton County.  She is a 10th grader who was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.

      Roberson is described as a “renaissance woman who is capable of many tasks,” says teacher Rose Glauberman.  She is very crafty, sings and does well academically.  She is a joy to have in the classroom and is involved with the tech crew for performances and participates in the show choir. 

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Amber Ralston – Worthington Christian School High School Campus

      Academic All Star is recognized

      WORTHINGTON -  Amber Ralston is a student at Worthington Christian School High School Campus located in Franklin County.  She is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.

      “Amber is a great student with a 3.8 GPA.  She is a captain of her bowling team in which she leads the team with over a 170 average,” says Edward Ralston.  She has a “great attitude” and plays varsity tennis along with being a member of the National Honor Society.

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Nehemiah Toles – Edison Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      MASSILLON -  Nehemiah Toles is a student at Edison Middle School located in Stark County.   He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.

      Toles is in the seventh grade and is said to exhibit kindness toward other students.  He is willing to make new friends and talk to students.  He is very welcoming and is a member of both the football and basketball teams.  He is a dedicated student who tries hard and helps others feel welcome at the school.  He is a role model for his peers.

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Josh Welch – East Palestine High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      EAST PALESTINE -  Josh Welch is a student at East Palestine High School located in Columbiana County.  He was honored as an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.

      “Josh is a tremendous asset to our school and community.  He has served as the class of 2020 Treasurer for the past 4 years and is a 4 year member of the Student Council.  In addition he is ranked 1st in his class and is a 3 year recipient of the schools Incentive Scholarship academic program earning a Certificate, Bronze Key, Silver Key, and is on track to receive the Gold Key this spring along with being a member of the National Honor Society,” says counselor Liz Sherry.

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Avery Bing – Perkins High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      SANDUSKY -  Avery Bing is a student at Perkins High School located in Erie County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.

      “Avery is an outstanding honor student and leader.  She works hard in the classroom and in her extracurricular activities.  She was the co-captain of the golf team and a co-captain of her basketball team,” says Shellie Bing.

  • December 2020

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Aliceya Baker – Whittier Elementary School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      TOLEDO -  Aliceya Baker is a student at Whittier Elementary located in Lucas County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.  She is in the sixth grade.

      She is described as one of “the best kids” in the world.  She is described as smart, forgiving and caring by her parent.  She is a leader and great model for her peers.  She is loving, caring and is referred to as “the most awesome kid in the universe”.  

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Anna Sturgill– Milton Union Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      WEST MILTON -  Anna Sturgill is a student at Milton Union Middle School located in Miami County.  She was recently honored as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.

      Sturgill is described as a great leader in the classroom.  She has a very positive attitude and is a wonderful role model to her fellow students. She goes out of her way to help and assist others.

    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Delaney Dunlap – Loveland Intermediate School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      LOVELAND -  Delaney Dunlap is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She is a student at Loveland Intermediate School located in Hamilton County. She is in the fifth grade.

      Delaney is on the honor roll and is described as a tremendous gymnast, soccer player, and softball player.  She is a hard worker and is a wonderful role model to her peers.  She is a well-rounded student who does her best in and out of the classroom and on and off any field.

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Carson Basham – Edison Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      MASSILLON -  Carson Basham is a student at Edison Middle School located in Stark County.  He is in the eighth grade and was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.

      “Carson Basham is the type of student athlete that continually challenges himself to succeed.   He is  humble, articulate, and kind-hearted.  Carson is a born leader in and out of the classroom, as well as in the athletic arena.  He is detailed, prompt, and puts good effort into his schoolwork.  He also helps others in class achieve their best.  Carson plays multiple sports and has pride in himself, his family, his team and his school,” says Elizabeth Robinette, a teacher at the school.  He is a great role model to his peers.  

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Katelinn Kinsey – Indian Valley Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      TUSCARAWAS -  Katelinn Kinsey is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program. She is a student at Indian Valley Middle School.  She is in the eighth grade.

      Kinsey is known for her “consistent service and leadership”.  She is a volunteer on the girl’s basketball team as a manager and is an active member of Student Council.  She has a positive attitude and is a well-rounded student who strives to do well.  She is always willing to help others and is kind to her classmates.  She has a great work ethic.  What sets Kinsey apart is the word “always”, says Jody Ditcher, an administrator from the school.  

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      William “Billy”  Burgher – Willetts Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      BRUNSWICK -  Billy Burgher is a student at Willetts Middle School located in Medina County.  He is in the eighth grade and was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.

      Burgher has improved his grades to straight A’s and works hard at what he does.  He has dedicated many hours to his assignments and has taken his grades very seriously.  He volunteers at food drives and has really improved the use of his free time.  He helps tutor other students and is self-motivated to improve and succeed in and out of the classroom.
       

  • November 2019

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Jeremy Jonozzo – Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      BROADVIEW HEIGHTS -  Jeremy Jonozzo is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He is a student at Brecksville -Broadview Heights High School located in Cuyahoga County. He is an 11th grader. 

      Jonozzo is described as a straight A honor student who plays Varsity basketball and football.  He is a student teacher helper and volunteers in the community at camps and teaching PSR at the church.  He is involved with Habitat for Humanity and Hoopin Stars.  He feeds the hungry and does his best in all he sets out to do.  He is a committed student who is faithful to his community. 

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Ayrika Ball – Roy C. Start High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      TOLEDO -  Ayrika Ball is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She is a student at Roy C. Start High School located in Lucas County. She is a senior. 

       Ball is active in the Drama club and plays multiple instruments.  She is described as “independent, socially diversified and emotionally and mentally strong.”  She has been a section leader in every phase of her music career. 

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Jocelyn Summer – Milton Union Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      WEST MILTON -  Jocelyn Summer is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She is a student at Milton Union Middle School located in Miami County. 

      Summer is described as responsible and as a leader inside and outside the classroom. She is honest and encourages her peers in the classroom.  She is a pleasure to have in class and is a committed student who strives to do her best.  

    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Tiffany Comberger – Eastern Local High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      WINCHESTER -  Tiffany Comberger is a student at Eastern Local High School located in Brown County.  She is a senior at the school and is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  

      Comberger is in the National Honor Society and is involved with Student Council. She has perfect attendance and excels “at everything she does”, according to Katrina Nicholas.  She is willing to help other students and is a great role model for other students. 

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Mackenzie Upp – Edison Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      MASSILLON -  Mackenzie Upp is a student at Edison Middle School located in Stark County.  She is in the seventh grade and is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program. 

      Upp is described as a “model student”.  She earns top grades in her classes some of which are honors classes.  She is a member of band, choir, Junior Model United Nations, Bible Club and Drama Club.  She enjoys helping teachers at the school and is a wonderful role model for her peers as she models good character and has a wonderful attitude.  “Because of her motivation, positivity, caring and humble nature, Mackenzie would be a perfect choice for this honor,” writes teacher Meagan Patron.  

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Michaela Creager – Midvale Elementary School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      MIDVALE -  Michaela Creager is a student at Midvale Elementary School located in Tuscarawas County.  She is in the fifth grade. She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program. 

      Principal Ryan Wells described Michaela as “kind, hardworking, respectful and responsible”.  She manifests character that inspires others in a positive way; she makes a difference at Midvale,” says Wells.  She is willing to help others and exceeds the monthly reading goal.  She shows compassion and kindness towards other students.  She is a prepared student who inspires her classmates and teachers.  

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Nolan Gast – Perkins High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      SANDUSKY -  Nolan Gast is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He is a senior at Perkins High School located in Erie County.  

      Teacher Ashlie Gowitzka says, “He has taken the most rigorous courses our school offers and is taking part in our academy experience program, which affords him the opportunity to get inter/work experience in his field of interest.  He’s involved in a multitude of organizations and sports, and works thought the year, all while maintaining excellent grades in all of his courses.”

  • October 2019

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Robert Tomoto – Chambers Elementary School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      EAST CLEVELAND -  Robert Tomoto is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He is a teacher at Chambers Elementary School located in Cuyahoga County. 

      “Robert Tomoto is an exceptional student and model leader for his peers to follow.  He is always able to manage his time superbly and willing to lend a hand to other students struggling with their work.  While some are destined to develop leadership skills, Robert seems to possess the intrinsic qualities of a born leader and he’s able to accomplish this without an air or arrogance or superiority towards his peers,” says Niesia Copeland. 

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Dominic Esparza – Marshall Stemm Academy

      Academic All Star is recognized

      TOLEDO -  Dominic Esparza was recently recognized as an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He is a student at Marshall Stemm Academy. Located in Lucas County.

      Esparza is a dedicated and hard worker.  He is “capable of greatness” and according to administrator Douglas Bell, “This young man has made an incredible turn-around and deserves some recognition for his efforts.”  

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Autumn Young – Felicity-Franklin High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      FELICITY -  Autumn Young is a student at Felicity-Franklin High School located in Clermont County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.

      “Autumn has had straight A’s since first grade.  She is in her first year of high school and in honors classes making straight A’s.  She cares about her grades.  Autumn is a wonderful young lady with a smile that lights up the room,” says Lana Young.

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Karsyn Schirm – Unioto Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      CHILLICOTHE -  Karsyn Schirm is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program. She is a student at Unioto Middle School located in Ross County.

      “Karsyn is one of the kindest most compassionate seventh grade students that I have ever seen.  She excels in her academics as well in her extracurricular activities, as a cheerleader and a softball player.  She goes above and beyond to help other students and make them feel better about themselves.,” says Judy Abbott.  She is on Student Council and is a member of the National Honor Society.

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Rylee Richardson – Edison Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      MASSILLON -  Rylee Richardson is a student at Edison Middle School located in Stark County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.  

      Teacher Dalene Street says, “Rylee is the type of young lady every teacher wants to have in class.  She is friendly, kind, helpful and if given a task, you can count on it being done right and done well.  Not only is she an excellent, diligent student, she is also incredibly talented.”  She is a member of the choir and band and is a member of Jr. Teen Institute, Model United Nations and Drama Club.  

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Cole Randolph – East Palestine Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      EAST PALESTINE -  Cole Randolph is a student at East Palestine Middle School located in Columbiana County.  He was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.

      Randolph is currently holding all A’s in his classes.  He is supportive to his peers and works hard at all that he does. He is a great friend to his classmates and has a good nature and “caring spirit”.    He participated in the Drama Club and performing arts at the school.  He is a cub scout and is described by counselor Liz Sherry as a “fantastic young man”. 

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Josie Andres – Perkins High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      SANDUSKY -  Josie Andres is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She is a student at Perkins High School located in Erie County.

      Andres takes rigorous courses at Perkins and does “exceedingly well.”  Teacher Ashlie Gowitzka says, “She is diligent about her work, and develops great relationships with her teachers.  She is a three -sport athlete and involved in many extra- curricular activities, while also maintaining three different jobs in the community.” Andres volunteers in the community and “brightens up any room that she walks into.  She is a model student who is well respected by her peers.

  • September 2019

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Russell Chapman III – Jones Leadership Academy of Business

      Academic All Star is recognized

      TOLEDO -  Russell Chapman III is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  He is a student at Jones Leadership Academy of Business located in Lucas County.  He is a senior at the school. 

      Chapman is a student in the Chess Program at the school, captain of the chess team and is an honor student.  He took part in the United States Chess Federation k-12 National Chess Tournament in Columbus, Ohio.  He was selected to be one of the students from Jones to represent Youth Leadership Toledo which connects individuals with the community.   

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

      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 to submit a nomination, go to https://ohiolottery.com/SupportingEducation. We are now accepting submissions online! 

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Takko Ndiaye – Gamble Montessori High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      CINCINNATI -  Takko Ndiaye is a student at Gamble Montessori High School located in Hamilton County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.   

      Teacher Yolanda Lawson says, “I have had an opportunity to watch Takko grow from a great student to become an amazing student and person.  Takko is smart, kind, helpful, talented and driven.  She is not only a great academic student but a great person.”   

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

       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 to submit a nomination, go to https://ohiolottery.com/SupportingEducation. We are now accepting submissions online! 

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Jayden Sparks – Chamberlin Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      TWINSBURG -  Jayden Sparks is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He is a student at Chamberlin Middle School located in Summit County. He is in the seventh grade. 

      Teacher Linda Brown says that, “Jayden has demonstrated respect, responsibility, and making right choices on a daily basis.  He pays attention in class, asks questions, and completes all assignments.  His mom received a positive call home early in the school year and his teacher Linda Brown considers herself lucky to have him as a student this year.   

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

      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 to submit a nomination, go to https://ohiolottery.com/SupportingEducation. We are now accepting submissions online!  

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Cole Rutledge – East Palestine High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      EAST PALESTINE -  Cole Rutledge is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He is a student at East Palestine High School located in Columbiana County.  

      School Counselor, Liz Sherry says that Cole is a senior with a great personality and kind heart.  He is in the National Honor Society and has been a “model student athlete”.   He is part of the television programming at the school and is on the Cross Country team and track team.  He is a volunteer for Helping Hands, a camp counselor at the YMCA and tutors students in the community.  He works hard and is dedicated to his schooling and surrounding area.  

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

      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 to submit a nomination, go to https://ohiolottery.com/SupportingEducation. We are now accepting submissions online! 

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received
  • May 2019

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Zoe Johnson – North Olmsted High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      NORTH OLMSTED -  Zoe Johnson is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She attends North Olmsted High School located in Cuyahoga County.  She is in the 11th grade. 

      Johnson is described as a pleasure to have in class.  She exceeds expectations and she pushes herself “to maximize her understanding of every topic,” says teacher Peter DuBois.   

      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 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
      Loralai Kinzy – Teays Valley West Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      COMMERCIAL POINT -  Loralai Kinzy is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She is a student at Teays Valley West Middle School located in Pickaway County. 

      “Loralai is a wonderful and hardworking young lady!  She is a leader in the classroom and is always willing to assist her peers.  Loralai’s smile and positive attitude are contagious and very much appreciated,” says Allison Swanger, Assistant Principal. 

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Kinzy 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
      Elaine Bissell – Crestwood High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      MANTUA -  Elaine Bissell is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She is a student at Crestwood High School located in Portage County.  

       Paul Schmidt says, “Elaine is an Honor Roll student and has been involved in marching band, soccer, drama club, student council, and an office aide.”  Elaine volunteers in the community for children with disabilities and Tractor Club.  She has “high expectations” for herself and this separates her from her peers.  She is described as kind, polite and helpful. 

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

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received
  • April 2019

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Zahia Mills – Oxford Elementary School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      CLEVELAND HEIGHTS -  Zahia Mills was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.  She attends Oxford Elementary School located in Cuyahoga County. 

      Mills consistently turns in her assignments and she is able to solve problems independently.  She is described as a “curious reader”.   

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Mills 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
      Camryn Hemmelgarn – Turpin High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      CINCINNATI -  Camryn Hemmelgarn is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  She attends Turpin High School located in Clermont County. She is in the 12th grade.  

      Hemmelgarn is President of the Kind Club which is a club that reaches out to kids who feel alone or struggle to fit in.  She is a cheerleader and a media center aide.  She is a well-rounded student who tries her best.  “She’s very big into helping with mental illness and making sure all students feel good with themselves,” says Haley Jane Warden.  She is described as a “special young lady-great leader and role model.”   

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

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Israel Mujibi – Hamilton Elementary School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      COMMERCIAL POINT -  Israel Mujibi is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery.  He is in the first grade at Hamilton Elementary School located in Franklin County.  

      Mujibi’s first grade teacher Mrs. Fisher says, “Israel is one of the most caring students.  He is kind to everyone, encourages his classmates, and praises them when they do well.  He helps people in need by sharing his supplies or assisting students when they struggle with various activities and assignments.  He is a Star Student!”  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Mujibi 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
      Ryan Turner – Edison Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      MASSILLON -  Ryan Turner is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery.  He is a student at Edison Middle School located in Stark County. 

      Mrs. Self, a teacher at the school says, “Ryan Turner is a model student, for many reasons.  He is a young man who is well-respected by both his teachers and his peers.  Not only is he an extremely hard worker, he will jump in to help others when they need a helping hand, without judgement and with sincerity.  His grit and determination are second to none, as evidenced by his stellar grades and athletic achievements. In addition to the spirit he displays for his school, he is actively involved in his church, giving back to our community through ministry service work.” He strives for “excellence” in all he does. 

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

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Jaliyah Mixon – East Palestine High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      EAST PALESTINE -  Jaliyah Mixon was recently named an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program. She is a student at East Palestine High School located in Columbiana County. 

      Liz Sherry, a school counselor, says that Jaliyah is a dedicated student with notable attendance and “flawless behavior”.  She is a member of the Varsity Girls Basketball and Track teams.  She holds the shot and discus records in track. She is a leader and is involved with Student Council, National Honor Society and was President for 2 years of her class.  She is involved with the Science Club, Science Camp and the Youth Leadership Summit.  She is a wonderful role model to her peers.    

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

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Gwen Gojevic – Westview Elementary School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      AVON LAKE - Gwen Gojevic is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She is a student at Westview Elementary located in Lorain County.   

      Principal Nick Moore says, “Gwen Gojevic is a wonderful student in all areas and a role model for our k-4 friends at Westview.  Beyond her outstanding academic achievement, she displays a positive attitude.”  Gojevic is a hard worker who is described as a leader and has a great attitude.  She is in choir, Kids in the Community, yoga and Student Council.  She is happy to help others and is described as a “terrific student”.     

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

  • March 2019

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Thomas Ryerson – Milton-Union Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      WEST MILTON -  Thomas Ryerson is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  Ryerson is a seventh- grade student at Milton-Union Middle School located in Miami County.   

      Teacher Joseph Knostman says that, “Tommy always has a grin on his face and puts forth his best effort.  He has never had a missing assignment in the three years that I have had him in class.  If he is ever out for being sick, he always gets his work made up.  He is willing to work with anyone and gets along with everyone.”   

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Ryerson 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
      Millicent Ackleys – Teays Valley West Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      COMMERCIAL POINT -  Millicent Ackleys is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  She is a seventh-grader at Teays Valley West Middle School located in Pickaway County.   

      Assistant Principal Allison Swanger says, “Millie Ackleys works hard in all of her classes.  She makes sure she has everything done after it is assigned.  She comes to class with a positive attitude and a smile on her face daily.”  She works well in group settings and comes to class ready to learn.   

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Ackleys 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
      Skye Hoover – Edison Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      MASSILLON -  Skye Hoover is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She is an eighth grader at Edison Middle School located in Stark County. 

      Teacher Mrs. Whitaker says, “She is a delightful young lady who exemplifies the characteristics for Students of the Month.  She is member of the band, Model UN, and Jr. Teen Institute. Skye’s academics are beyond reproach.  Skye is bright and capable, but her work ethic is truly what makes her successful in the classroom.  She leads by example and is kind and generous to her peers.” The school is lucky to have her as a student.  

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

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Madilyn Gaydos – Brunswick High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      BRUNSWICK - Madilyn Gaydos is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She is an 11th grader at Brunswick High School located in Medina County. 

      Gaydos is a member of the tennis team.  She received the Most Improved Player award and works hard throughout the year and off season.  She volunteers for Safety Town and at the library.  She also volunteers at the senior center and tutors as well.  She is a member of the National Honor Society.  She participates in student council and is a great role model for her peers.   

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

  • February 2019

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Christine Rutkowski – Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      BROADVIEW HEIGHTS -  Christine Rutkowski is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She is a senior at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School located in Cuyahoga County. 

      “Christine is truly among the top student leaders in our school.   Having worked with her in our Schools Youth and Government Club, as well as advising her on many initiatives, I can attest that she has been a positive influence on our entire student body and institution.  Her professionalism, hard work and creativity truly set her apart from her peers,” says Sean Brennan, a staff member at the school.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Rutkowski 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
      Benjamin Schommer – Milton-Union Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      WEST MILTON -  Benjamin Schommer is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  He attends Milton -Union Middle School located in Miami County.  He is in the eighth grade.

      Schommer has grown academically and socially. He is engaged in class conversations and is always willing to help a classmate.
       
      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Schommer 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 4 Columbus Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Alyssa Julian – Edison Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      MASSILLON -  Alyssa Julian is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She is a student at Edison Middle School located in Stark County.  She is in the 7th grade. 

      Teacher Mrs. Drumm says, “Alyssa Julian is a remarkable young lady. She puts forth her best effort into every task and challenge given to her.  She is organized, driven, and self- motivated.  Alyssa exhibits great respect and responsibility in the classroom towards her peers and teachers.  She is a member of choir, Power of the Pen, and French Club.  She is also on the Honor Roll.  We are proud to have her as a student at Edison Middle School!”

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

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received
  • January 2019

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Edward Loera – Strongsville High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      STRONGSVILLE -  Edward Loera is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He is a student at Strongsville High located in Cuyahoga County.

      Loera has worked hard since he transferred from another school to accomplish his goal of graduating on time. He put in many hours to catch himself up.  He has taken recovery credits along with classes in the traditional classroom.  “Through his hard work and determination Eddie was able to complete all 16 classes in the first semester.  He will be walking across the stage to receive his diploma with the rest of his class; and this was a goal he had since he transferred from Texas.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Loera 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
      Austin Haacke – Langsford Learning Center

      Academic All Star is recognized

      WEST CHESTER -  Austin Haacker is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He is a student at Langsford Learning Center located in Butler County.

      Haacke is a wonderful role model for his peers and younger students.  He has a positive attitude and is always willing to put forth his best effort.  He has made “significant progress in developing his literary skills,” according to Sarah Scotland.  He possesses a strong character and is able to set goals and works to achieve them.  He is truly an inspiration in the classroom.

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

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Clayten Blair – Hamilton Elementary School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      COLUMBUS-  Clayten Blair is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He is a student at Hamilton Elementary School located in Franklin County.  He is in the second grade.

      Teacher Mrs. Gibson says, “Clayten is a respectful, caring young man.  He is always considerate of other students and staff members and has the best manners of any second-grade student I’ve had.  He greets me with a smile every day.  He isn’t afraid to admit when he’s made a mistake and apologize to a friend.  His respectful attitude wears off on those around him making our classroom a better place to be every day!”

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Blair 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
      Katelyn Thomas – Edison Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      MASSILLON -  Katelyn Thomas is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program. She is a student at Edison Middle School located in Stark County.

      Teacher Mrs. Blend says, “Katelyn demonstrates excellent academic habits in the classroom.  She is a hard worker, maintains good grades, and always has a positive attitude.  Katelyn is a positive role model for her classmates and is always willing to help others.  At school she is a member of student council, the volleyball team and ski club.  In the community Katelyn volunteers to help with dinners for those in need.”  She is described as respectful, humble and very kind.

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

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Sam Early – East Palestine High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      EAST PALESTINE -  Sam Early is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  Early is a student at East Palestine High School. He is in the 11th grade.

      Early is a merit roll student with good attendance and behavior.  He was a participant in the Rotary four-way speech contest and has a passion for the arts.  He is involved in the Drama Department and works hard academically to achieve success. “Sam is a great young man who is committed to the arts and his academics,” says school counselor Liz Sherry.

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

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Kaitlyn Holop – Brunswick High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      BRUNSWICK -  Kaitlyn Holop is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program. She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery; she attends Brunswick High School located in Medina County.  She is in the 11th grade.

      Head Coach Mark Merchant says, “Kaitlyn is a current member of our high school varsity tennis team.  She has been a scholar athlete for the last two years and maintains a 4.0 grade point average.  She volunteers at the library and at the high school for sporting events.  She is a tutor and member of the high school choir along with a hip- hop dance group.”  She is determined and committed to the team and her studies.  The district is lucky to have her as a student and team member.  

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

  • December 2018

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Cory Lawson – Strongsville High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      STRONGSVILLE -  Cory Lawson is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He was recently recognized by the Ohio Lottery.  He is a student at Strongsville High School located in Cuyahoga County.  

      Lawson worked hard to achieve success in the classroom.  He is a hard- working student.  His self-esteem and academics have shown improvement and he has made great strides.  He has done an “awesome job” this year, according to his teacher Ann Walz.

      For being recognized as a Teacher of the Month, Lawson will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift card.  

      No Entry Received
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Jim Benton – Milton-Union Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      WEST MILTON -  Jim Benton is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He is a student at Milton-Union Middle School located in Miami County.

      Brett Barnes says that “Jim has shown unbelievable growth from grade 7 to grade 8.”  He has improved in the areas of organization, work completion and behavior. The significant progress he has made is notable.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Benton 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
      Simon Lupfer – Teays Valley West Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      COMMERCIAL POINT -  Simon Lupfer is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery. He attends Teays Valley West Middle School located in Pickaway County. 

      Assistant Principal Allison Swanger says, “Simon is a helpful and hardworking leader in the classroom!  His enthusiasm when facing a challenge is contagious; he influences those around him to work harder to achieve their goals.”  He is in the seventh grade. 

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Lupfer 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
  • November 2018

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Jennifer Riquelme – Milton-Union Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      WEST MILTON -  Jennifer Riquelme is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery. Riquelme is an eighth-grade student at Milton-Union Middle School located in Miami County.

      Evelyn Brady says, “Jennifer works hard and goes above and beyond what is required in class daily.”  She is willing to help other students and is a great team member in the classroom.  She is known to be kind, patient and humble.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Riquelme 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
      No Entry Received
    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 7 Dayton Area
      Miah Morris – Edison Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      MASSILLON -  Miah Morris is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  Morris is an eighth-grade student at Edison Middle School located in Stark County.

      Teacher Mrs. Robinette writes that, “Miah stands out as a leader in the classroom and is always willing to help her fellow classmates.  She works hard and is dedicated to her school work and her sport.  Miah is a role model for what a good friend should look like, as well as always having an extra moment to help other students in the school.”  She is a member of the volleyball team and the honor roll.

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

    • Region 8 Dayton Area
      Dokota Fiest – East Palestine High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      EAST PALESTINE -  Dokota Fiest is a student at East Palestine High School located in Columbiana County.  Fiest was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. Fiest is in the 10th grade.

      According to Elizabeth Sherry, “Dokota is a kind and supportive student, and an amazing Bulldog!  He is a dedicated manager of the EPHS Baseball and Football teams.  His dedication to support the athletes and coaches is outstanding.  Academically, Dokota was a merit roll student last year and is currently getting all A’s with great attendance.  

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

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received
  • October 2018

    • 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
      Kendal Wood – Teays Valley West Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      COMMERCIAL POINT -  Kendal Wood is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She is a student at Teays Valley West Middle School located in Pickaway County.

      Assistant principal Allison McSwanger says, “Kendal demonstrates responsibility.  She is a positive influence on others.  She always has a positive attitude and tries her best.  Her smile is contagious to others.”  Wood is in the sixth grade and is a great role model for her classmates.    

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Wood 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
      Nickiiya Jackson – Akros Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      AKRON -  Nickiiya Jackson is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She is a seventh- grade student at Akros Middle School located in Summit County.  

      Teacher Mona Newbauer says, “Nickiiya is a very responsible and respectful student. She makes sure to ask questions if something is unclear to her and is willing to participate and answer questions in class.  She cares about her academics and it shows in her classwork homework, and assessments.”  She is a wonderful role model and example to her peers of what it means to be a great leader.  

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

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received
  • September 2018

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Emma Lightner –  Milton-Union Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      WEST MILTON -  Emma Lightner is a student at Milton-Union Middle School located in Miami County.  She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.  She is in the eighth grade.

      Lightner shows improvement in the classroom and works at home to supplement learning at school.  She is focused on her school work and is a great role model to students.  She makes progress in school and works hard to be the best student she can be.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Lightner 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
      No Entry Received
    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Payton Sherry –  East Palestine Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      EAST PALESTINE -  Payton Sherry is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She is a student at East Palestine Middle School located in Columbiana County.  She is in the 10th grade.

      Sherry is an honor roll student and an Incentive Scholarship recipient who works hard and is dedicated to her school work. She is a member of the Science Club, Varsity Basketball and Golf teams.  She volunteers in the elementary school and tutors middle school students.  She is enrolled in college credit classes at Kent State Salem.  She is active inside and outside of the classroom and is a wonderful role model for students.  

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

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received
  • May 2018

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Cora Agler –  Paulding Elementary

      Academic All Star is recognized

      PAULDING -  Cora Agler is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  She is a student at Paulding Elementary located in Paulding County.  She is in the first grade.

      According to Jan Kohart, Grant Site Coordinator, “Cora is a first grader who tries very hard.  She is a good worker who wants to learn.” She has become an excellent reader and is an asset to the school.  

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

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Kess Cline –  Teays Valley West Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

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

      Cline is described as hardworking and creative.  She is respectful and able to express her opinions in a respectful way.  She strives to be “the best she can be.”  Allison Swanger, assistant principal, refers to Cline as a role model and a student who “strives to meet her goals.”  Cline is a talented writer and musician.  She is a pleasure to have in class and the school is lucky to have her as a student.
       
      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Cline 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
      Sam Gielink–  R.B. Chamberlin Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      TWINSBURG -  Sam Gielink is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  He attends R.B. Chamberlin Middle School located in Summit County.  

      Gielink is described as an “independent thinker and a creative writer who conveys clear purpose.”  He demonstrates the ability to write and speak “eloquently.”  He recently wrote a persuasive letter to the principal to plan a safe day to protest gun violence and remember those lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas.  He is a leader with ambition who motivates students and invites them to come together for a common purpose.  He takes pride in the school and his community which also illuminates out into the world.  His teachers and students both hold him in high regard.

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

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Thomas Shasteen-Taylor –  East Palestine Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      EAST PALESTINE -  Thomas Shasteen-Taylor is an Academic Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He is a student at East Palestine Middle School located in Columbiana County.

      Shasteen-Taylor is described as having nearly perfect attendance, being an outstanding honor student and having “exemplary behavior and character.”  He is a dedicated athlete and student who has had to “overcome some adversity” but has done an “amazing job.”  He is a member of the Builder’s Club and academic achievement group.  He is an asset to the school.

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

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received
  • April 2018

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Jean-Claude Hatem –  Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      BROADVIEW HEIGHTS -  Jean-Claude Hatem is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  He is a senior at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School located in Cuyahoga County.

      Hatem is a hard worker who completes his assignments on time and participates in class. Sean Brennan, a teacher at the school says, “His questions often take the class to a higher level of learning than was intended.  In fact, many times I will ask him to research the answers to his questions and ask him to report back to the class where his ideas turned into a project for the entire class.”  He has a “positive impact” on the students in the classroom and his grades are among the top of the class.

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

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Zoey Schultz –  Paulding Elementary

      Academic All Star is recognized

      PAULDING -  Zoey Schultz is a fourth -grade student at Paulding Elementary.  She was recently recognized by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.

      Schultz is described as a hard-working student.   She is friendly and helpful to fellow students.  She does her best to complete her homework on time and is willing to ask for help when she needs it.  

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

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Madison Swabb –  Milton-Union Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

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

      Samantha Klaus, a teacher at the school says, “Madison is a joy to have in class as well as a student-athlete on the track.” She is always willing to help other students in the classroom. 

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

    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Wyatt Lykins  –  Little Miami High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      MORROW -  Wyatt Lykins was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.  He is in the tenth grade at Little Miami High School located in Warren County. 

      Lykins is described as an “excellent student athlete” for the school.  “Wyatt is an active participant in health class who has demonstrated excellence and leadership.  Wyatt also has an energetic personality that helps him in working with classmates and teachers,” says teacher Caleb Jones. 

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

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Jack Shope –  Teays Valley West Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      COMMERCIAL POINT -  Jack Shope is a student at Teays Valley West Middle School located in Pickaway County.  He was recently honored as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.  

      Erica Neal, a teacher at the school says that, “Jack is becoming a leader in the classroom.  His confidence is growing as the year progresses.  He is always smiling, has a great attitude, and has positive energy.” 

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Shope 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
      Ava Turkal–  Edison Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      MASSILLON -  Ava Turkal is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She attends Edison Middle School located in Stark County.

      Teacher Mrs. Patron says, “Ava is a dedicated student who puts maximum effort into all assessments.  She can always be counted on to participate in class discussions, model successful work habits, and assist peers who may be struggling.  She challenges herself by maintaining impressive grades in challenging courses such as Honors Math, and participates in electives such as 7th grade band. In addition to her scholastic achievements, she is a kind and caring young lady who strives to be a friend to all.”

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

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Jonathon Bertovich –  East Palestine Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      EAST PALESTINE -  Jonathon Bertoviche is an eighth- grade student at East Palestine Middle School located in Columbiana County. He was recently honored as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.

      “Jonathon is a fantastic honor roll student who has outstanding behavior and attendance.  He is a member of Builder’s Club, an academic achievement club.  He also volunteers time to help teachers throughout the school year as well,” says school counselor Elizabeth Sherry.

      Bertovich is an athlete who plays basketball and he also assists with coaching himself.  He volunteers at this church and works at a family Christmas tree farm.  He is described as an “outstanding young man” who tries his best at everything he sets out to do.

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

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received
  • March 2018

    • Region 1 ClevelandArea
      No Entry Received
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Peyton Puckett-Cereghin –  Paulding Elementary

      Academic All Star is recognized

      PAULDING -  Peyton Puckett-Cereghin is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  Puckett-Cereghin is a second-grade student at Paulding Elementary located in Paulding County.
        
      Bethany Smith, a teacher at the school, says, “Peyton is full of spunk and tries very hard to get all her work done.  She is helpful to others and always tries her best to cheer everyone up.”

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

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Mina Boocher –  Milton-Union Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      WEST MILTON -  Mina Boocher is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  She is a student at Milton-Union Middle School located in Miami County.

      Gentry Glasscoe, a teacher at the school, says, “Mina worked really hard in class when we were writing argumentative essays.  She used class time to write and ask questions.  Mina has a positive attitude in class.”  

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

    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Emily Grim  –  Langsford Learning Center

      Academic All Star is recognized

      WEST CHESTER -  Emily Grim is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  She attends Langsford Learning Center and is in the seventh grade. She was recently named an Ohio Lottery Academic All Star.

      Instructor Sarah Scotland says Emily has a wonderful work ethic and comes ready to learn and gives her best effort.  She makes academic progress and is committed to improve each day.  “Time and time again I am impressed by her achievement.  Working with Emily is a pleasure.  She is a daily reminder of the reason I chose to teach,” says Scotland.

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

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Harrison Payne –  Teays Valley West Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      COMMERCIAL POINT -  Harrison Payne was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. He attends Teays Valley West Middle School located in Pickaway County.
        
      “Harrison has such a great attitude in class every day.  He is always working hard and helping others.  He is a pleasure to have in class, is able to face any challenge given to him academically and is well liked by his peers,” says Erica Neal, a teacher at the school.

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

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      Lexi Smith– Notre Dame High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      PORTSMOUTH -  Lexi Smith is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  She is a student attending Notre Dame High School located in Scioto County.

      “Miss Smith is an excellent role model for our students.  She is a well behaved young lady who sets high standards for herself, says Thomas Walker, principal at the school.  She has a high G.P.A. and has over 80 hours of community service.  She is a volleyball player and an “outstanding” singer.  She also plays basketball.

       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 card. 

    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Leila Ligona–  RB Chamberlin Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      TWINSBURG -  Leila Ligon is a student at RB Chamberlin Middle School.   She is a seventh grader who is described as an “enthusiastic learner.” 

      She exhibits a “positive outlook and attitude” in the classroom.  Ligon is cooperative, kind and helpful to her peers.  Linda Brown, says, “She uses her mature temperament to set positive examples of respect, responsibility and making the right choices on a daily basis.  Leila’s multi-faceted and dynamic personality is showcased through her detailed writing, her contributions to class discussions, and her involvement in Robotics Club.  Leila welcomes leadership roles when group projects are assigned and she ensures that group members remain on task and focused.”  

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

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Cooper Vance –  East Palestine Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      EAST PALESTINE -  Cooper Vance is a student at East Palestine Middle School located in Columbiana County. He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star. He is in the eighth grade.

      Vance is an honor roll student who has great attendance and is part of the Builders Club, an academic recognition incentive program.  He is a baseball player and on the basketball team as well.  He is a hard -working young man who deserves to be recognized for his great work in and out of the classroom.  A team player and wonderful academic role model are ways that describe Vance.  He is an asset to the school!

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

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received
  • February 2018

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Kevin Hall – Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      BROADVIEW HEIGHTS -  Kevin Hall, was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.  He is a senior at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School located in Cuyahoga County.

      Teacher Sean Brennan says that positive qualities come to mind when he thinks about Mr. Hall.  “His hard work, especially when it comes to preparing for summative assessments sets him apart from many of his peers.  In my experience he has demonstrated his ability to digest the material we cover in class and to think about it in critical and creative ways.  He also participates very effectively in class on a daily basis,” says Brennan.  Hall is described as professional and is a wonderful model to his peers.  “Always even-keeled, patient and approachable, he will serve as an asset to any program or employer.  He works well on his own and is certainly a team player when necessary,” says Brennan. 

      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 card.  

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Ava Martinez –  Paulding Elementary

      Academic All Star is recognized

      PAULDING -  Ava Martinez, is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She is a fourth- grade student at Paulding Elementary located in Paulding County.

      “Ava is a very wonderful and respectful student.  She participates every day in class.  She works well with all students.  Ava has a bright smile on her face every day,” says teacher Carrie DiVincenzo. 

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

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Addy Stevens –  Milton-Union Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      WEST MILTON -  Addy Stevens, is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  She is a student at Milton-Union Middle School located in Miami County.

      Miss Adkins says, “Addy is a wonderful student and a pleasure to have in class.  She always completes daily assignments in a timely manner and uses class time constructively.”  She is known to come to school smiling.  “Addy is an excellent nominee for this award,” says Miss Adkins.  

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

    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Kenyona Bell  –  Western Hills High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      CINCINNATI -  Kenyona Bell, is a student at Western Hills High School located in Hamilton County.  She was named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery and is in the tenth grade.

      Bell is a role model student who is an Ohio State Young Scholar.  She is a member of the National Honor Society. She is helpful in the classroom and comes with a positive attitude every day. Yolanda Lawson, Ohio State University Young Scholars Program Coordinator, describes Bell as “a delight to all of her teachers.”  Bell is also a student ambassador.

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

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Sonja Teal –  Teays Valley West Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      COMMERCIAL POINT -  Sonja Teal, is a student at Teays Valley West Middle School located in Pickaway County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.

      Teal was a new student this year who fit right into the school environment.  She is known as a hard worker and a student with a very positive attitude.  She stays on task and comes prepared to class.  She is respected by her teachers and students. Her effort and attitude make her a remarkable student both inside and outside of the classroom. 

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Teal 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
      Emily Pleva–  AJ Jordak Elementary

      Academic All Star is recognized

      MIDDLEFIELD -  Emily Pleva, was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.  She is a third- grade student.  She attends AJ Jordak Elementary located in Geauga County. 

      Teacher Melissa Cardinal says, “Emily is a high-achieving 3rd grade student.  This school year she has earned a perfect 4.0 GPA and recently received the Cleveland Cavaliers Straight A All-Star Student Award.  She is the first student in the district’s history to win the school district’s Spelling Bee as a 3rd grader.  Pleva is described by Cardinal as “bright” and an excellent example for other students.  She is dedicated to her studies.  She plays soccer, softball and basketball. She is also a Girl Scout.  Pleva is an all -around great student!

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

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Hannah Felger –  East Palestine Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      EAST PALESTINE -  Hannah Felger, is a student at East Palestine Middle School.  She is a fifth grader who was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.  She is on the honor roll at the school and has very good attendance. 

      She works hard in the classroom and enjoys being a member of the Science Club and a part of the Leader of the Pack group.  She served as a “personal assistant” to the 8th grade Leadership Team.  She is always helpful and willing to assist others such as the guidance office with tasks.  The school is appreciative of all that she does and considers her a “very special young lady.”

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

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received
  • January 2018

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Katherine Burtch –  Paulding Elementary

      Academic All Star is recognized

      PAULDING -  Katherine Burtch, is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery. She is a fourth grader at Paulding Elementary located in Paulding County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.

      Burtch is described as a kind, hard worker.  She gives 100 % to whatever she sets out to do and has a smile on her face.  She is a good friend to her peers and is supportive to everyone.  She is described as a “pleasure to have in class.”  

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

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Lily Brazie –  Milton-Union Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      WEST MILTON -  Lily Brazie, is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She is a sixth -grade student at Milton-Union Middle School located in Miami County.

      Brazie is known to try her best in school and is described as “helpful and attentive.”  She encourages other students around her to try their best and do well in school. 

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Brazie 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
      Ivan Smith –  Teays Valley West Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      COMMERCIAL POINT -  Ivan Smith, is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  He is a student at Teays Valley West Middle School located in Pickaway County.  He is in the seventh grade.

      “Ivan is a kind, respectful and hardworking young man!  He takes time to help others in both the classroom and hallways.  Ivan is always happy, positive and a joy to be around,” says Allison Swanger, assistant principal Teays Valley West Middle School. 

      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 card.

    • Region 6 Athens Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 7 Akron-Canton Area
      Isabella Folio–  James A. Garfield Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      GARRETTSVILLE -  Isabella Folio, was recently recognized as an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.  She attends James A. Garfield Middle School located in Portage County.  She is in the eighth grade.
        
      Folio is a student who is described as an “extraordinary” student.  Vanessa Shafer, a math teacher in the building, says that “Isabella is an 8th grade advanced student who has proven great qualities in academics, leadership, and attitude.  Academically, she strives for perfection, demonstrates strong analytical skills and challenges herself to learn beyond course content.” She is willing to take on new challenges and is willing to use the resources around her and think critically.  

      Shafer says that “Isabella is a bright future leader with excellent behavior and an overall positive attitude accepting the challenges of her accelerated course work.”  Folio has participated in many community service projects and extracurricular activities.  

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

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Hannah Cunningham –  East Palestine Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      EAST PALESTINE -  Hannah Cunningham, is an Academic All Star who was recently recognized by the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program. She attends East Palestine Middle School located in Columbiana County.

      Cunningham is described as polite and caring.  She is on the honor roll and has good attendance.  “Her work ethic in the classroom is fantastic.  In addition to being an asset in the classroom, Hannah is an amazing athlete,” says Elizabeth Sherry, a guidance counselor at the school.  Cunningham participates in various sports teams such as cross country, basketball and track.  She is a member of the Leader of the Pack group and she is indeed a wonderful leader.

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

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received
  • December 2017

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Olivia Witt –  Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      BROADVIEW HEIGHTS -  Olivia Witt, is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  She is a student at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School located in Cuyahoga County.  She is in the 11th grade.

      Witt is described as having many positive qualities.  She is described as having “intellectual promise and professionalism.”  Teacher Sean Brennan says, “Her hard work, especially when it comes to preparing for summative assessments sets her apart from many of her peers.  In my experience, she has demonstrated her ability to digest the material we cover in class and to think about it in critical creative ways. She also participates very effectively in class.” Witt is a role model to her peers and is a wonderful asset to the school. She works well independently but is also a strong team player.  

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

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Kendra Schroeder –  Paulding Elementary

      Academic All Star is recognized

      PAULDING -  Kendra Schroeder, is a student at Paulding Elementary located in Paulding County.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program as an Academic All Star. 
       
      Kendra is described as a hard -working student who is dedicated to her homework and Success Maker.  She excels in reading and math.  

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

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      Chase Linnemann – Little Miami High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      MAINVILLE -  Chase Linnemann, is a student at Little Miami High School located in Warren County. He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.

      Health teacher Caleb Jones says, “Chase is an excellent student-athlete.  His work ethic is second to none, and is always on top of his grades.  He is a leader in the classroom and on the football field where others look up to him.  He is also a starting offensive lineman on our football team which finished 7-3.”

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

    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Hayden Dalton –  Hamilton Intermediate School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      COLUMBUS -  Hayden Dalton, is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery. He attends Hamilton Intermediate School located in Franklin County.

      Dalton is described as respectful to others.  Teacher Christy Powers says that Dalton helped her organize folders and helped her remember things when she forgot to do them.  He is described as “kind, helpful, respectful, responsible and honest.”  He is an asset to the school and the community.  

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Dalton 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
      Aniello Buzzacco –  South Range High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      CANFIELD -  Aniello Buzzacco, is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He is a 12th grader at South Range High School located in Mahoning County.

      Trisha Hutton says that, “Aniello Buzzacco is an exemplary student athlete at South Range High School.  Aniello carries a 3.875 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society.  Aniello is currently the starting quarterback for the South Range football team.”  He is described as a model student who has outstanding character and traits that make him a wonderful recipient for this award.

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

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      Lillian Whiteman –  Westview Elementary School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      AVON LAKE -  Lillian Whiteman, is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  She is described as an “extraordinary” student.  She is in the fourth grade and attends Westview Elementary School located in Lorain County.

      Principal Nick Moore says, “Besides excelling in the classroom in regards to academics, she is a child with character. Lilly is kind, thoughtful, and respectful.  She thinks of others in all situations and at school and is a genuine nice kid!  Lilly is an All- Star in every way.” Lilly is a safety patrol representative as well.

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

       

  • November 2017

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Taufiq Sharif-Ivey –  Heights Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS -  Taufiq Sharif-Ivey, is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  He is a student at Heights Middle School located in Cuyahoga.

      “I admire Taufiq because he is truly dedicated to his school work and his sport, soccer.  He already in the sixth grade mastered the art of time management as he works during connect tutoring, then goes each day to a two- hour soccer practice and many times returns home to complete more work.  When I work with him he stays focused, asks significant questions and has a natural curiosity about the world,” says Lynne Gaines, intervention specialist.

      Sharif-Ivey is in advanced math and he takes pride in his Spanish class.  He is on the merit roll at the school.   

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

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Grady Arend –  Paulding Elementary

      Academic All Star is recognized

      PAULDING -  Grady Arend, is a student at Paulding Elementary located in Paulding County.  He was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery.

      “Grady is a hard worker.  He always tries his best. He loves math and is always willing to help the other students when needed.  Grady is a respectful and kind young man.  He is a good role model for the other students in class,” says Kelly Buss, a teacher at the school.

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

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Alayna Moreaux –  Milton-Union Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      WEST MILTON -  Alayna Moreaux, is a student at Milton-Union Middle School located in Miami County.  She was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.

      Moreaux is in the seventh grade and she continuously turns in quality work.  Her teacher, Joseph Knostman, says that he is inspired by her “kindness and openness to work with others.”  She has no reservations about helping students who may be different than her.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Moreaux 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
      TaAliyah Palmer –  Beechcroft High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      COLUMBUS -  TaAliyah Palmer, is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  She is a student at Beechcroft High School located in Franklin County.  

      Teacher Amanda Cox says, “I have the honor of having TaAliyah in class this year.  She is a standout student in all regards.  She is currently performing at the top of her class academically.  She is a member of the cheerleading team and is a natural leader.  TaAliyah is very deserving of this honor.”

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Palmer 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
      Cheyenne Recklaw –  James A. Garfield Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      GARRETTSVILLE -  Cheyenne Recklaw is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  She is a student at James A. Garfield Middle School located in Portage County. 

      Math teacher Vanessa Shafer says that, “Cheyenne is a new 7th grade student to Garfield who has proven great qualities in academics, leadership and attitude.  Academically she strives to do her best, demonstrates strong critical thinking skills and challenges herself to learn beyond expected material.  Cheyenne is a bright young lady with excellent behavior and an overall positive attitude that brings a smile to your face.”

      Recklaw is active in her community and participated in a volunteer activity for meal delivery at a local Church.  She is involved with the yearbook and Student Council.  “Cheyenne’s outgoing nature enables her to flourish as a leader during group work and open in class discussions.  She is one of the most respectful young women I have had the pleasure of teaching.”

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

       

    • Region 8 Youngastown Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received
  • October 2017

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      Griffin Vacchelli –  Heights Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS -  Griffin Vacchelli, is a student at Heights Middle School located in Cuyahoga County. He was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star for the Partners in Education program.

      Vacchelli’s work is described as “meticulous.”  He uses kind words towards his classmates and is polite to the teachers and helpful in the classroom.  He tries his best and is happy to take on challenges.  “Griffin is able to ignore the negative behavior of peers,” says Lynne Gaines, a teacher at the school.

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

    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Wade Huelsmeyer –  Paulding Elementary

      Academic All Star is recognized

      PAULDING -  Wade Huelsmeyer, is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.  He is a fourth grader who works hard in school.  He attends Paulding Elementary located in Paulding County. 

      Huelsmeyer puts forth great effort and he has a smile that can “light up a room.”  He has figured out ways to be successful in the classroom even when struggles come his way.  Emily Miller, Intervention Specialist, says that “Wade is a joy to have in class.  He deserves to be recognized for his determination.” 

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

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      Paige Barnes –  Milton-Union Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      WEST MILTON -  Paige Barnes, is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  She is an eighth-grade student at Milton-Union Middle School located in Miami County.

      Barnes has grown throughout the year and is conscientious about her learning.  She is willing to help others who are struggling and she uses technology and alternate methods of learning to succeed in the classroom.  She is an asset to the school.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Barnes 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
      Reagan Holzbacher –  Teays Valley West Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      COMMERCIAL POINT -  Reagan Holzbacher, is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program. She is in the seventh grade at Teays Valley West Middle School located in Pickaway County. 

      Holzbacher works well with others and gives her all to her school work.  She is a very positive role model and her positive attitude is described as “contagious!”  She is very helpful to the other students in class and is always on task when it comes to school assignments. 

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star Holzbacher 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
      Walter Tidenberg III –  Edison Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      MASSILLON -  Walter Tidenberg III is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  He is in the seventh grade at Edison Middle School located in Stark County.

      Teacher, Mrs, Chaney, comments that, “Walter Tidenberg III is genuinely kind to anyone and everyone he meets.  He strives for success in everything that he does.  He challenges himself in the classroom with his academic work, makes sure that he is prepared each day, and is a very responsible young man.” 

      Tidenberg is willing to help other students and is willing to help his teacher as well.  He is in the Boy Scouts and is a wonderful role model for his peers.

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

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Diamond Berg –  East Palestine Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      EAST PALESTINE -  Diamond Berg is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  She is a seventh- grade student at East Palestine Middle School located in Columbiana County. 

      Elizabeth Sherry, a counselor at the school, says that, “Diamond is a fantastic young lady with a giving heart.  She goes out of her way to include others and supports students with disabilities.  Diamond is a strong leader with outstanding character.  Her work has been described as always being well-done, neat and on time.  She is a merit roll student with great attendance and behavior.  Diamond not only goes out her way to help students, but teachers as well.” Berg volunteers in the community and in the classroom.

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

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received
  • September 2017

    • Region 1 Cleveland Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 2 Toledo Area
      Kaliegh Hummer –  E.L.Bowsher High School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      TOLEDO -  Kaliegh Hummer, was recently recognized by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.  She is a senior at E.L.Bowsher High School located in Lucas County.

      Hummer is a member of the volleyball team and is an honor student. “She is a kind, caring and committed individual.  While maintaining a part time job, she still maintains an exceptionally high G.P.A.  She serves as a student aid where she assists younger students as well as the teacher. She is friendly to everyone in the school and is always the first to volunteer for community events or to assist people,” says teacher Christina Reisinger.  

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

    • Region 3 Dayton Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 4 Cincinnati Area
      No Entry Received
    • Region 5 Columbus Area
      Reagan Fullen –  Teays Valley West Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      COMMERCIAL POINT -  Reagan Fullen, was recently recognized by the Ohio Lottery as an Academic All Star.  She is a seventh-grade student at Teays Valley West Middle School located in Pickaway County.

      “Reagan is an outstanding leader in the classroom and on the athletic field.  She does a nice job working with others and exhibits respectful and remarkable behaviors,” says Allison Swanger, assistant principal.

      For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Fullen 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
      Aleks Martinez –  Edison Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      MASSILLON -  Aleks Martinez is an Academic All Star for the Ohio Lottery.  He is an eighth-grade student at Edison Middle School located in Stark County.

      Martinez is described by guidance counselor Ms. Rudnicki as well- rounded.  He is a leader who leads by example.  He is a trained peer mediator who helps students work with conflicts. He is also a member of the Jr. Teen Institute where he educates others on the dangers of drugs, alcohol and smoking.  “He is always willing to lend a helping hand.  Aleks is very kind and compassionate.  He has a warm smile and personality that makes new students feel welcome,” says Ms. Rudnicki. He is a positive role model for his peers.

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

    • Region 8 Youngstown Area
      Jacob Sloppy –  East Palestine Middle School

      Academic All Star is recognized

      EAST PALESTINE -  Jacob Sloppy is a student at East Palestine Middle School located in Columbiana County.  He was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. He is an eighth grader.

      Elizabeth Sherry says, “Jacob is a great young man with a giving spirit.  He is the student who goes out of his way to brighten staff’s morning with a smile and a hello, and the afternoons with a have a nice day and thank you for his school day.  His manners and attention to caring for others is commendable.”   He is known as a positive role model for the school and he is described by his peers as “respectful, kind and caring.”

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

    • Region 9 Lorain Area
      No Entry Received

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