At the Community Champion Awards program ceremony April 20, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Dublin City Schools recognized more than 220 outstanding students and staff for exemplifying volunteerism, character, leadership and a sense of caring and responsibility for others. The 14-year-old Community Champion Awards program has recognized nearly 2,800 students and staff of Dublin City Schools and awarded more than $67,000 in savings bonds and scholarships.
Each Community Champion Award honoree received a limited-edition medal, as well as a gift bag filled with goodies and gift certificates from area businesses.
In addition, one student in each grade K-11 received $100 in a 529 plan account, and 12 seniors received $1,000 or $500 scholarships.
A 529 plan is a college tuition savings plan that offers tax and financial aid benefits. It gets its name from Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Dublin City Schools staff member Stephen Dickman, an intervention specialist at Dublin Jerome High School, was awarded $500 to use for a school project of his choice.
The 12th-grade scholarship winners included:
* Coffman High School -- Hyndavi Anksapuram, Melike Baspinar, Jacob (Kobe) Collins and Areebah Jamal.
* Jerome High School -- Jeremy Daubner, Emily Houghtlen, Anna Menker and Matthew Oh.
* Scioto High School -- Benjamin Bolyard, Mary Grace Hamlin, Andrea Nieves-Dias and Kyra O'Connor
The students who received the $100 in a 529 account included:
Brooke Michaels, kindergarten student at Chapman Elementary School; Sophia Bostic, second grade, Riverside Elementary School; Judi Attia, third grade, Thomas Elementary School; Lauren Bliss, fourth grade, Chapman; Rian Strickland, fifth grade, Deer Run Elementary School; Audrey Martyna, sixth grade, Karrer Middle School; Hira Sohail, seventh grade, Davis Middle School; Morgan Erdmann, eighth grade, Grizzell Middle School; Erica Shen, ninth grade, Jerome; Lilly Shepherd, 10th grade, Jerome; James Johnson, 11th grade, Coffman.
School district staff members honored included:
* Bailey Elementary School -- Katherine Armfelt.
* Coffman -- Jonathan Richardson and Greg Snyder.
* Davis -- Emily Temple.
* Eli Pinney Elementary School -- Donna Johnson.
* Glacier Ridge Elementary -- Michael Nemeth.
* Grizzell -- Kevin Simmons.
* Karrer -- Christian (Kit) Miller and Gretchen Taylor
* Riverside -- Marcia Rife.
* Scioto -- Micah Mercurio, James Schafer and Kip Witchey.
* Scottish Corners Elementary School -- Mallory Messenger.
* Sells Middle School -- Jennifer Walter.
* Wright Elementary School -- Joanna Bentz and Stephanie McQuade.
* Wyandot Elementary School -- Peggy Henderson Murphy and Megan Temple.
Other students honored during the ceremony included:
* Bailey-- Roma Chitale, Maria Frustaci, Aidey Myers, Ava Schiefferle and Hailey Scruggs.
* Chapman -- Lauren Bliss, Sammie Kopelcheck and Brooke Michaels.
* Coffman -- Zamzam Ali, Angelica Alvarado Cardoso, Tijuan Anderson, Hyndavi Anksapuram, Diana Anwer, Melike Baspinar, SeRaye Bray, Jeffrey Bryden, Jacob Collins, Sarah Connelly, Anushka Das, Lauren Delfunt, Tatiyana Demas, Kevin Doney, Allison Fan, Aaliyah Franklin, Janice Guo, Ella Haney, Nick Harris, Chardennay Henry, Isaac Hoadley, Rachel Hoadley, Alyssa Homsy, William Hunter, Leah Jablonski, Areebah Jamal, James Johnson, Avery Ketch, Ava Klann, Renee Lake, Jenna Leuzinger, Sophia Longo, Liza Matthews, Maddy Mayer, Marley McDonald, Sean McGowan, Noon Mukhtar, Munira Muse, Ameesha Narang, Lynn Peebles, Tatum Peterson, Josh Pittro, Aidan Poling, Mary Proctor, Jaela Proper, Samantha Reeves, Abigail Rudolph, Nick Sayles, Amanda Seifferth, Lilly Shepherd, Tommy Squier, Lanai Stevenson, Kanaya Strong, Elizabeth Viassy, Madeline Watson, Trinity (Trint) Williams, Jeremy Yao, Rachel Yengo and Matthew Yuan.
* Davis -- Alhyari Bushrah, Ryan DeAngelo, Dima Hamad, Don Madden, Sean Madden and Hira Sohail.
* Deer Run -- Aubrey Hall, Jordan Hicks, Jack Kelly, Ansley Kremeier, Meredeth Seif, Rian Strickland and Eva Weber.
* Pinney -- Janae Boone, Julia DeMatteis, Maggie Hensler, Keegan Kirchner, Brody Lewis and Henry Taylor.
* Glacier Ridge -- Carson Cheng, Matthew Heins, Camden Saneholtz and Gavin Wolf.
* Grizzell -- Eileen Burgos, Morgan Erdmann, Mia Gartner, Ben Lam, Brenna Li, Michaela McHenry, Bella Murphy and Elle Tuza.
* Indian Run -- Eri Draughon.
* Jerome -- Anisha Boone, Stanley Cao, Jeremy Daubner, Anam Dewani, Easton Gross, Kyra Hanes, Katie Herceg, Emily Houghtlen, Jennifer Lee, Michelle Lee, Aidan Li, Claire Li, Eileen Liang, Michelle Lin, Jacqueline McCully, Anna Menkar, Amanda Menning, Sonali Modak, Jonah Myers, Alice Nie, Matthew Oh, Zinia Rehman, Erica Shen, Ashtha Singh, Riley Tiarks, Claudia VanHuffel, Jai Walke and Amy Xuan.
* Karrer -- Grace Eickholt, Greta Grass, Megan Liepelt, Audrey Martyna, Cecilia Martyna, Curtis McCollum, Joonho Oh, Diya Raj, Joshua Razor and Bryce Zimmer
* Olde Sawmill Elementary School -- Meaghan Bailey, Quinn Bunner, Quinn Griffth and Isaiah Rush.
* Riverside -- Sophia Bostic, Abby Norrod and Isabella Topetzes.
* Scioto -- Amrina Akter, Tahlia Allen, Dufie Amoako, Karissa Barbu, Blake Berry, Benjamin Bolyard, Tanzim Chowdhury, Hamza Dahshi, Rishit Desai, Emily Dinan, Lauren Erickson, Cameron Gastaldo, Mary Grace Hamlin, Jessie Hartman, Samantha Higley, Vanditha Itikala, Kloe Kuhn, Lisa Lin, Margaret Marando, Irshad Molla, Paola Moretti, Meera Nair, Andrea Nieves-Dias; Samantha Norrod, Kyra O'Connor, Felicity Paez, Disha Patel, Avery Samms, Samantha Schaaf, Connor Shemenski, Blake Smith, Jonathan Steinke, Madyline Suba, Olivia Trent, Chloe Wheeler, Alyssa Williams and Sydney Zupnick.
* Scottish Corners -- Andrew Alliance, Elizabeth Board, Owen Dickman, Emma Donovan, Emily Eckert, Sydney Hensley, Lucie Kleman, Lucy Parrill, Victoria Powers, Luke Tocknell and Kyleigh Williams.
* Thomas -- Judi Attia, Veronica Curtis, Carter Derryberry, Peyton Rorick and Hannah Woolley.
* Wright -- McKenna Bailey, Shorooq Benkirane, Rayna Bouttamy, Emily DeAngelo, Maggie Gamble, Khaddijah Sanyang and Ellen Wright.
* Wyandot -- Sarah Hasan and Emily Musselman.