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BCSN Announces 2012 Student and Teacher of the Year
On Monday May 14, 2012, BCSN hosted its 6th annual Scholarship Awards dinner at the Pinnacle. Two of sixteen nominees were named the BCSN Teacher and Student of the Year.
Alyse Krausz of Notre Dame Academy was named Student of the Year and Katie Peters, an English, Speech and Drama teacher at Rogers High School was named Teacher of the Year. Alyse Krausz is the class valedictorian at Notre Dame Academy and plans to pursue a career in medicine at The Ohio State University in the fall of 2012. Katie Peters has been teaching in the Toledo Public School District for 10 years. She is credited with playing an important part in moving Rogers from “Continuous Improvement” to “Effective” by the state of Ohio.
The Buckeye CableSystem, BCSN Student of the Year program is administered by Toledo Community Foundation, and recognizes select college bound seniors who will be attending an accredited school of higher education in the United States in the fall of 2012.
Each month (October 2011 – May 2012), a Student of the Month was chosen from those applications submitted by the High School counselors whose schools are located within the Buckeye CableSystem Toledo Service area. Each student of the month qualifies for a $1,500 scholarship to an accredited school of higher education in the United States.
The Student of the Year Scholarship is worth a minimum of $16,000.00 which can be applied towards tuition, room and board (on campus), books and fees. The renewable scholarship will be awarded in increments of $4,000.00 annually, provided the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. and full time status. Local sponsors of the program include The Andersons, Banner Mattress & Furniture, Directions Credit Union, Taylor Automotive and Davis College.
Eight local students were honored for their accomplishments:
• Tyler Seybold, Start High School
• Alex Getz, St. Francis de Sales High School
• Natalie Setterberg, Springfield High School
• Alyse Krausz, Notre Dame Academy
• Heather Gonring, Bedford High School
• Caroline Jardine, Cardinal Stritch High School
• Nicholas LaPoint, Whitmer High School
• John Galyas, Clay High School
This is the fourth year BCSN and Toledo Community Foundation have offered the Teacher of the Year program for exemplary educators in the area to be recognized for the difference they make in the lives of students. The Buckeye CableSystem, BCSN Teacher of the Year program is administered by Toledo Community Foundation, recognizing High School teachers within the Buckeye CableSystem Toledo Service area for inspiring students to learn, displaying innovation and excellence in the classroom.
One Teacher of the Month was announced each month (October 2011– May 2012). From this group of eight Teachers of the Month, one Teacher of the Year was selected.
The Teacher of the Year will receive a $1,000 cash award, a gift for their classroom (value of up to $1,500), and a $10,000 endowed scholarship fund in their name from which one scholarship will be awarded through the school on an annual basis in perpetuity. Local sponsors include Lock-it-Up Self Storage, Tim Hortons, Alan Miller Jewelers and YMCA/JCC of Greater Toledo.
The eight local teachers honored:
• Raymond Hafemann, Maumee High School
• Katie Peters, Rogers High School
• Alison Brumenshenkel, Start High School
• Kristin Blochowski, Whitmer High School
• Shan Tao, Waite High School
• Scott Bruns, Clay High School
• Margot Hibbitts, Whiteford High School
• Diane Sullivan, Start High School
All applications for both programs are reviewed by Toledo Community Foundation Board and Scholarship Advisory Committee members. Both programs will be offered again through the eligible schools in August.
Toledo Community Foundation