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Aidan Ellis, Perry High School

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NAME – Aidan Ellis

RESIDENCE – Massillon

AGE – 17

SCHOOL – Perry High School

GPA – 4.0

CHOICE OF COLLEGE – Ohio State University, Capital University or Case Western Reserve.

PARENTS – Lisa and Matt Ellis

BROTHERS AND SISTERS – Gavin Ellis, Keagan Ellis, Delaney Ellis

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS – Compassionate, determined, responsible.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES – College Football (Two Year Letter), College Baseball (Three Year Letter), College Speech & Debate (Four Year Letter), Student Council President (11 & 12), National Honor Society (Treasurer), Link Crew, Interact Club, Business Professionals of America, Spanish Club, Lettuce Club (president), Ohio Model United Nations, Jungle Member and head of The Choir (student section that supports women’s sport).

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES – Volunteer at Perry Helping Perry, Volunteer at Western Reserve National Cemetery through the Ohio Lawncare Association, Volunteer at Refuge for Hope, Election Officer.

HONORS AND AWARDS – AP Fellow with Honor, Twice National Speech and Debate Association Academic All American, Superior Seal of Distinction, Winner of the Award of Excellence in Competition, Twice State Qualified, First Alternate National Speech and Debate Tournament, three times recipient of Academic Honors, Mensa Recognition, Outstanding United Nations Model Resolution, National Honor Society, Boy’s State Citizenship Award recipient.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE OUT-OF-SCHOOL ACTIVITY? – My favorite thing to do outside of school, as cliché as it sounds, is hang out with my friends and family. My family is my best support system, and hanging out with my friends on the weekends helps me stay relaxed and in a good headspace. Saturday nights are always fun for me. I also enjoy playing barefoot golf with my brother, Keagan, and talking about Browns with my older brother, Gavin.

PREFERRED MEMORY AT HIGH SCHOOL – My favorite high school memory, hands down, has to be leading the choir cheering on the women’s softball team throughout the playoffs. I drove our “bus” to every game, painted a jersey and made signs for the team. There were about 20 of us guys traveling behind the team wherever they went, providing them with energy. It was especially special because my sister, Delaney, was the starting shortstop. Hugging her after winning the Championship game was a moment that I will never forget.

MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW … – … that I played the bagpipe when I was younger.

WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO DO FOR A CAREER? – My dream would be to work in the Ohio Statehouse one day. Whether it’s representing my district, a business, or a strong belief of mine and others, the state house is where I feel the best that my interpersonal skills can be used.

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM FOR TEENAGERS TODAY – The biggest problem facing teens today is the inability to communicate effectively. We are extremely passionate about our opinions and beliefs, however, we lack the ability to listen with intention when it comes to hearing opinions that contrast with our own. Our generation is polarized in that finding a compromise seems like the last option we want. It’s always “I’m right, you’re wrong”. I believe that if we would sit down and listen to what our peers had to say, we would be able to find solutions more effectively.

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GIRLS

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Nominated by Chris Schillig, AP / DC English teacher; Elizabeth Davis, DC Teacher of Spanish

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Appointed by Nicky Boyd, school counselor; Meghan Fricke, science teacher

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Eastern Township

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Nominated by Allison Larson

Unfair

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Nominated by Janice Messenheimer-Courtney, teacher and advisor; Denise Meredith, advisor

GlenOak

Alexandra Sedmock

Nominated by Kristin Wellman, teacher; Matthew Brown, professor

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Siena Pilati

Nominated by Glenn Cummings, teacher; Allison Medley, teacher

Jackson

Isha vasil

Appointed by Julie Prato, school counselor; Stella Munoz-Rodriguez, Spanish teacher

Lake

Mackenzie Quarter

Nominated by Grace Franjesevic, professor of physics; Frank Pilato, Gen Yes IT Program Coordinator

Christian Lake Center

Nicole miller

Appointed by Hannah Miller, college volleyball coach; Crystal Maarschalk, High School Principal and College Volleyball Coach

Louisville

Bridget DeJacimo

Appointed by Susan Moser, professor of mathematics; Pete Carpico, chemistry teacher

Massillon Washington

Grace Erichsen

Nominated by Sherry Sunkle, professor of specialized chemistry; Jennifer Hoffman, French teacher

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Jamison Rine

Appointed by Jan Clark, professor of fine arts and yearbook advisor; Matthew Leatherberry, math and STEM teacher

North West

Kate cunningham

Pear

Elena stearns

Nominated by Kathy Patron, coach in competitive speeches and debates; John Weaver, theater director

Sand Valley

Savannah Ritter

Nominated by Lori Ann Trachsel, Media Specialist and Teacher; Craig Carnes, teacher and group director

Tuslaw

Alyssa Galicia

Nominated by Troy Criswell, professor of mathematics; David Kuhlins, STEM teacher

BOYS

Alliance

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Appointed by Jeff Graffice, Intervention Specialist, College Baseball Head Coach, Boys’ Golf Head Coach; Phil Yarian, Math Teacher, Assistant Baseball Coach, Head Coach of Girls’ Golf

Central Catholic Canton

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Nominated by Kevin Powell, teacher; Jim Sicker, Head of the Science Department

South Canton

Gavin Giovannelli

Appointed by Nicky Boyd, school counselor; Eric Brickwood, professor of humanities

Eastern Township

Bryce Pearl

Appointed by Allison Larson, School Trustee

GlenOak

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Nominated by Chad Palmer, science professor; Angela Beshore, English teacher

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Nominated by Steve Wood, teacher; Lauren Wood, teacher

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Appointed by Julie Prato, school counselor; Baylee Ralls, school counselor

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Nominated by Brandt Laverick, professor of mathematics, coach of the Academic Challenge; Debra Bordo, choir teacher / director, head of the music department

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Nominated by Sharon Martin, English teacher; Jairus Taylor, college football coach

Louisville

Joshua Bole

Nominated by Kris Bleininger, Group Director; Pete Carpico, chemistry teacher

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Dominique salvino

Nominated by Dan Studer, physical education teacher; Craig McConnell, Deputy Director

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Nominated by Carly Cundiff, teacher and counselor; Joshua Nettleton, teacher and coach

Sand Valley

Zacharie Smith

Nominated by Brian Schwall, professor of mathematics; Lori Ann Trachsel, teacher and media specialist

Tuslaw

Brandon mccune

Appointed by Katie Rowbotham, professor of biology; Sharon Fannin, English teacher


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