Open Door scholarship winners announced

Staff report

The winners of the $1,000 scholarships from The Open Door of Delta, Inc. are Emily Hill, Cory Johnson, and Noah Kreuz.

The scholarships are available to any student attending a Fulton County school or home-schooled students with a Fulton County mailing address. They were awarded at The Open Door Volunteer Appreciation dinner May 8.

Emily Hill is a senior at Swanton High School and the daughter of Alan and Dawn Hill of Swanton. She has been involved with Leo’s Club, Interact, Habitat for Humanity, the set crew for the school’s musicals, writing for the school newspaper, Destination Imagination, 4H, choir, Backpack Buddies, and freshmen mentoring.

Emily will continue her education at Bowling Green State University with plans to major in English and creative writing, with a goal to be an author or journalist.

Cory Johnson is a senior at Wauseon High School. His parents are Daniel and Lori Johnson of Wauseon. He has been active with the high school Speech Team, Quiz Team, Eagle Scouts, the American Society of News Editors, the Youth Advisory Board, Wauseon FFA as chapter secretary, INTV as student director, the school newspaper as editor, the Order of the Arrow as Lodge Chief, the U.S. Soccer Federation as a certified referee, and American Legion Buckeye Boys State as a delegate. He’s been a tw0-time Americanism top scorer and a member of the North Clinton Senior High Youth Group. He is currently employed at the Village Reporter.

The Open Door committee was particularly impressed with Cory’s mission trip to Puerto Rico, as well as participation in community meals, Buckeye Boys State, and The Salvation Army.

He will attend the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., where he will be directly admitted to the Missouri School of journalism in the Fall of 2018.

Noah Kreuz is a senior at Evergreen High School. His parents are Michael and Lisa Barnes of Metamora.

Noah’s goal is to become a CEO and eventually have a business of his own. He has been admitted to the College of Business and Innovation in the Pre-Management program at The University of Toledo.

He is active in varsity golf, CYO basketball at Holy Trinity, as president of the National Honor Society, vice president of Student Council, the leader of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Foreign Language Club, the marching band, 4H, as a Fulton County Junior Fair Board member, as a counselor for sixth graders at Sixth Grade Camp, and with the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership alumni.

The committee noted the blood drive Noah organized, and his participation in the fair board, NHS project, and camp counseling. Additionally, Noah earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Staff report