Edison students awarded scholarships

PIQUA — Sixteen local students were among 110 students recognized recently by Edison State Community College and the Edison Foundation during the school’s annual scholarship dinner.

Audrey Fields, of Sidney, was awarded the Greg and Alissa Blankenship Scholarship and the Charles E. Ridenour Memorial Scholarship.

Aaron Zekas, of Sidney, was awarded the Myers-Vaccaro Engineering Scholarship and the Pitsenbarger Memorial Scholarship.

Jayon Golden, of Sidney, was awarded a Tri-County Trust Scholarship.

Stephanie Lewis and Christina Cook, both of Sidney, were awarded Thomas & Patricia Robinson Scholarships.

John Young, of Sidney, was awarded the Douglas Murray Nursing Scholarship.

Linda Perkins, of Sidney, was awarded the Illuminate the Future Employee Scholarlship.

Erin Metz, of Quincy, and Rebecca Deloye, of Fort Loramie, were awarded Illuminate the Future Community Scholarships.

Maurizia Harvey, of New Knoxville, was awarded an Edison Foundation Scholarship.

Cameron Via, of Houston, was recognized for College Credit Plus.

Andrew Brodman, of Anna, was awarded a Trustee’s Scholarship.

Kennadi Reese, of Jackson Center, Abigail Goins, of Sidney, and Kearstin Courter, of Quincy, were awarded Thomas Alva Edison Scholarships.

Kyle Rees, of Sidney, was awarded the Summer Advantage Scholarship.

The guest speaker was Edison State alumnus Dwayne Thompson, superintendent of Piqua City Schools. He talked about the obstacles he had to overcome as a fist-generation college student.

Other students who got scholarships were from Piqua, Covington, Troy, Rossburg, Greenville, Ludlow Falls, Tipp City, Bradford, Lewistown, Pleasant Hill, Riverside, Lakeview, Coldwater, Ansonia, Troy, Urbana, Bellefontaine, New Madison, Springfield, Arcanum and Fairborn.