Academic All Stars

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

2017-18 Monthly Winners
  • November 2018

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

      Academic All Star is recognized

      WEST MILTON -  Cheryl 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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