AK Steel Announces the AK Steel Foundation's 2019 Sons and Daughters Scholarship Recipients
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2019 Scholarship Recipients:
Brooke Caplinger, daughter of Kevin and Linda Caplingerof Eaton, Ohioand Robin Raperof Eaton, Ohio. Brooke attended Eaton High Schoolin Eaton, Ohio. She plans to major in Exercise Science at The Ohio State University. Brooke was a member of the National Honor Society, Tri-HI-Y, and 4-H. She was also active in cross country, track, basketball and swim team. Brooke’s stepmother, Linda, works as a Shift Manager at the company’s Middletown Works.
Clay Cavanaugh, son of Dwayne and Lara Cavanaughof Bellbrook, Ohio. Clay attended Bellbrook High Schoolin Bellbrook, Ohio. He will major in Special Education at Muskingum University. Clay was a member of the National Honor Society. He was also active in cross country, basketball, track, show choir and was a peer tutor for three years. Clay’s father, Dwayne, works as a Senior Credit Representative at the company’s Headquarters.
Caitlyn Cypher, daughter of Todd Cypherof Fenelton, Pennsylvaniaand Beverly Cypherof Butler, Pennsylvania. Caitlyn attended Knoch High Schoolin Saxonburg, Pennsylvania. She plans to major in Civil Engineering at Geneva College. Caitlyn was involved in orchestra and was secretary of her school’s reading club. She was also a member of the National Honor Societyand active in Girl Scouts. Caitlyn’s mother, Beverly, works as a Utility Technician at the company’s Butler Works.
Sabrina Ellison, daughter of Tod and Sri Ellisonof Franklin, Ohio. Sabrina attended Franklin High Schoolin Franklin, Ohio. She plans to major in Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University. Sabrina was field commander of her school’s marching band. She was also active in concert band, piano and a member of the National Honor Society. She also volunteered with her church’s vacation bible school. Sabrina’s father, Tod, works as a Senior Research Chemist at the company’s Research and Innovation Center. Nadir Emlemdi, son of Hasan and Fatima Emlemdiof Liberty Township, Ohio. Nadir attended Lakota West High Schoolin West Chester, Ohio. He will attend Miami Universitystudying Business and Managerial Economics. Nadir was a member of his school’s soccer team and served on the Student Athletic Advisory Board. He was also active in National Honor Society, Youth in Philanthropy, and is an Eagle Scout. Nadir’s father, Hasan, is a Senior Research Engineer at the company’s Research and Innovation Center. Olivia Fosson, daughter of Erby and Debby Fossonof Kitts Hill, Ohio. Olivia attended Huntington High Schoolin Huntington, West Virginia. She plans to major in Musical Theatreat Oklahoma City University. Olivia was captain of her school’s Speech and Debate club, a member of National Honor Society, and the Thespian Society. She also started a literacy program where she visits elementary schools and holds book drives to help preschool aged kids in need. Olivia’s father, Erby, works as a Mechanical Maintenance Technician at the company’s Dearborn Works.
Julia Gibson, daughter of Michael and Candace Gibsonof Butler, Pennsylvania. Julia attended Butler Area High Schoolin Butler, Pennsylvania. She will attend Duquesne Universitymajoring in Biology and Pre-medicine. Julia was a member of her school’s volleyball, basketball and softball teams. She was also involved in Best Buddies, Environmental Club, and was a candy striper at her local hospital. Julia’s father, Michael, works as a Maintenance Technician at the company’s Butler Works.
Grace Harding, daughter of Derek Hardingand Susan Antieauof Canton, Michigan. Grace attended Salem High school in Canton, Michigan. She plans to study Packaging Engineering and Architecture at Michigan State University. Grace was a member of her school’s swim team, band and track team. She also volunteered at the Humane Societyand the local soup kitchen. Grace’s father, Derek, works as a Senior Process Control Engineer at the company’s Dearborn Works.
Lyla Henry, daughter of William and Cynthia Henryof Butler, Pennsylvania. Lyla attended Slippery Rock High Schoolin Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. She is interested in studying Psychology at Slippery Rock University. Lyla was a member of her school’s track and volleyball teams. She was also active in National Honor Society, Chemistry Cluband Interact Club. Lyla’s father, William, works as a Maintenance Technician at the company’s Butler Works.
Morgan Mayer, daughter of Daniel and Holly Mayerof Hamilton, Ohio. Morgan attended Hamilton High Schoolin Hamilton, Ohio. She will major in Audiology/Speech Language Pathology at The Ohio State University. Morgan was a member of her school’s soccer team and a member of National Honor Society. She was also president of the Youth Philanthropy Committee and active in the Hamilton Youth Commission. Morgan’s father, Daniel, works as a Utility Technician at the company’s Middletown Works.
Brock McNeil, son of Brian and Ginger Sturgill McNeilof Ashland, Kentucky. Brock attended Boyd County High Schoolin Ashland, Kentucky. He will attend Shawnee State Universityand plans to major in Biology and Pre-medicine. Brock will also play baseball at Shawnee State University. He was a member of his high school’s golf and baseball teams, National Honor Society, Pep Club, Key Club, Beta Club, 4-Hand was also a peer tutor. Brock’s father, Brian, works as a Utility Technician at the company’s Ashland Works.
Emily Niswander, daughter of Chadand Megan Niswanderof Monroe Township, Ohio. Emily attended Lucas High Schoolin Lucas, Ohio. She will attend Capitol Universitywith plans to study Nursing. Emily was active in National Honor Society, student council, volleyball and track. She also volunteered at the local food pantry, community center, and The New Store. Emily’s father, Chad, works in the Caster Service Departmentat the company’s Mansfield Works. Kyle Pfabe, son of Mykael and Angela Pfabeof Chicora, Pennsylvania. Kyle attended Butler Area Senior High Schoolin Butler, Pennsylvania. He will attend Seton Hill University, majoring in Pre-medicine. Kyle was active in student council, National Honor Societyand Best Buddies. He was secretary of the school’s German Cluband a member of the Fellowship for Christian Athletes. Kyle also volunteered as a candy striper at his local hospital. Kyle’s father, Mykael, works as a Maintenance Technician Apprentice at the company’s Butler Works.
Nathan Roberts, son of James and Margaret Robertsof Owensboro, Kentucky. Nathan attended Apollo High Schoolin Owensboro, Kentucky. He will attend Murray State Universitywhere he plans to major in Mechanical Engineering. Nathan was a member of National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Strategic Gaming Cluband Beta Club. He also played on his school’s football team and participated in weight lifting. Nathan’s father, James, works as a Production Technician at the company’s Rockport Works.
Anna Ross, daughter of Chris and Kelly Rossof Loveland, Ohio. Anna attended Loveland High Schoolin Loveland, Ohio. She will attend the University of Coloradowhere she plans to major in English. She was a member of the International Club, Lunch Buddies, Link Crew and National Honor Society. Anna is also active in horseback riding. Anna’s father, Christopher, works in the Treasury Departmentat the company’s Headquarters.
David Sanabria, son of David Sanabriaand Mayra Valderramaof West Chester, Ohio. David attended Lakota East High Schoolin Liberty Township, Ohio. He plans to attend the University of Kentucky, majoring in Electrical Engineering. David was Director of the Jr. State of America Debate Team. He was also active in volleyball, National Honor Society, Academic Quiz Team, Engineering Cluband the Xtreme Bots team. David also worked at the YMCA Summer Campand coached a little league baseball team. David’s mother, Mayra, is a Claims Representative at the company’s Headquarters.
Genesis Sanchez-Ramirez, daughter of Brandon and Ingrid McCormickof Prichard, West Virginia. Genesis attended Tolsia High Schoolin Fort Gay, West Virginia. She will attend Marshall Universitywhere she plans to major in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Genesis was a member of her school’s track team. She was also active in National Honor Society, Student Council, Science Club, Spanish Club, Drama Cluband Beta Club. Genesis’ stepfather, Brandon, works as an Operating Technician at the company’s Ashland Works.
Ryland Scott, son of Timothy Scottof Carlisle, Ohioand Sonya Scottof Carlisle, Ohio. Ryland graduated from Carlisle High Schoolin Carlisle, Ohio. He plans to major in Biology and Pre-medicine at the University of Alabama. Ryland was class president his junior year. He was active in soccer, quiz team, science olympiad, and National Honor Society. Ryland’s father, Timothy, works as a Utility Technician at the company’s Middletown Works.
Justin Wang, son of Yu-Wei Wangof Farmington Hills, Michiganand Riya Caoof Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Justin graduated from Cranbrook High Schoolin Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He will attend the University of Michigan, majoring in Computer Science. Justin played clarinet and saxophone in his school’s orchestra and participated in tennis, golf and taekwondo. He was also president of the Michigan Youth in Government Club, and a debate team member. Justin’s father, Yu-Wei, works as part of the company’s Research and Innovation Center’s Advanced Engineering Departmentat the company’s Dearborn Works. Allison Zwelling, daughter of Aaron and Michelle Zwellingof Lebanon, Ohio. Allison graduated from Ursuline Academyin Cincinnati, Ohio. She plans to major in Environmental Engineering at The Ohio State University. Allison was a member of the swim team. She was also active in dance and National Honor Society. Allison was the Ronald McDonald House project leader for her school and volunteered monthly to serve dinner to its residents. Allison’s mother, Michelle, works in Human Resources at the company’s Headquarters.
Source: AK Steel