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BCSN names 2009 Student and Teacher of the Year

On May 18, 2009, BCSN hosted their 3rd annual Scholarship Awards dinner at the Pinnacle from 6-8pm, hosted by Tom Cole, BCSN’s Community Development Coordinator. Two of sixteen nominees were named the BCSN Teacher and Student of the Year. 


The Buckeye CableSystem, BCSN Student of the Year program is administered by the Toledo Community Foundation, recognizing select college bound seniors who will be attending an accredited school of higher education in the United States in the fall of 2009.


Each month (October 2008– May 2009) a Student of the Month is chosen from those applications submitted by the High School Counselors whose schools are located within the Buckeye CableSystem Service area. Each student of the month will qualify for a minimum $1500 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 $4000.00 annually, provided the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. and full time status. Local sponsors include: The Andersons, KeyBank, St. Luke’s Hospital, Banner Mattress & Furniture, and Stautzenberger College. 


The eight local students recommended for the award were: Anne McCarthy, Central Catholic High School; Alyssa Hetrick, Perrysburg High School; Garret Price, Whitmer High School; Yalona Blair, Woodward High School; Joe Jablonski, St. Francis High School; Najee Abou-Arraj, St. John’s High School; Brian Haugh, Bowsher High School; and Courtney Kenney, Waite High School.


This is the first year BCSN and the Toledo Community Foundation is offering 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 the Toledo Community Foundation, recognizing High School Teachers within the Buckeye CableSystem Service area for inspiring students to learn, displaying innovation and excellence in the classroom, and considers peer, student and parent recommendation.


One Teacher of the Month has been selected each month (October 2008– May 2009). From this group of eight Teachers of the Month, one Teacher of the Year was selected and announced May 18, 2009.


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 Horton’s and YMCA/JCC of Greater Toledo.


The eight local teachers recommend for the award: Adele Dahlin, Central Catholic High School; Dennis Slotnick, Clay High School; Charles Schneider, Clay High School; Valerie Sido, Anthony Wayne High School; Mary Anne Preston, Ottawa Hills High School; Steve Swaggerty, Sylvania Southview High School; Scott Earl, Bedford High School; Jolyn Heavener, Waite High School.


All applications for both programs will be reviewed by the Toledo Community Foundation. A complete set of rules is available at www.toledocf.org.





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