Seven MHS seniors receive MACC scholarship awards

April 15, 2014 -- Congratulations to seven Mentor High School seniors who received scholarship awards from the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce’s Education Foundation today! 

Don Mar Krueger Scholarship Recipients:

Savannah Austin
Jami Tatulinski
Payton Lewis
Nina Ruhe
Jamie Eiben

Marie S. Pucak Career Education Technology Scholarship Recipients:

Sarah McFarland (Early Childhood Education)
Sara Patterson (Early Childhood Education

Our thanks the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce for today's wonderful program and for continued support of our students and schools. You can read more about each recipient below:

Savannah Austin – Savannah has played four years of varsity volleyball. She is on the advisory board for National Honor Society and has had internships at the Cleveland Clinic. Savannah volunteers at TriPointe. She does all this while working approximately 25 hours a week. Savannah hopes to attend the University of Miami and major in Biology with a Pre-Med focus.

Jami Tatulinski – Jami has been involved in marching band as a squad and section leader. She is a four year Science Olympiad participant and also an NHS member who volunteers for numerous causes. She plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with the hopes of a career designing and inventing medical equipment at the University of Akron.

Jaime Eiben Jamie is working on earning her fourth Varsity letter in Track & Field. She was a four year starter on the Varsity soccer team and she has also been involved in HNS, Girl Scouts, student government and the Principal’s Advisory Board. Jaime hopes to study actuarial mathematics at The Ohio State University, Kent State University or The University of Dayton.

Payton Lewis – Payton has been involved in varsity soccer, student government, HNS and Future Leaders. She has also had several part time jobs while going to school and excelling. She is planning to attend Cleveland State University to study chemical engineering.

Nina Ruhe – While working fifteen to twenty hours a week during the school year, she still finds time to participate in Speech and Debate Club, the Newspaper, the Entrepreneur Club, Mannheim Orchestra as well as play lacrosse. Nina plans to pursue a career in Journalism at the University of Missouri.

Sarah McFarland Sarah is in the Early Childhood Education program at Mentor High School. She hopes to become a preschool special education teacher. In her free time, she works at the Broadmoor school summer camp and as a junior counselor at the Willoughby YMCA. She plans to attend Kent State University.

Sara Patterson – Sara is in the Early Childhood Education program at Mentor High School. She volunteers at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and as an intern at a school for children with autism. She has participated in Big Brothers and Big Sisters, The Junior Leadership Program of Leadership Lake County and various other volunteering venues. Sara plans to attend Walsh University.

The Foundation is a 501c3 organization that raises money for educational programs and scholarships through voluntary member contributions and fundraisers. Over the last several years the Foundation members have contributed personal time and financial backing to support programs such as the Alliance for Working Together Program, the Lake Kidz Biz Awards, the Officer Phil Program, the Learning about Business program, Dare to Dream, the Mentor Schools Career Expo, and the Employment Skills Workshop. The Foundation takes great pride in supporting the educational strengths of the students in our community. To this point, the committee has the pleasure of awarding scholarships to deserving academic and technical students.

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