2013 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations 2013 Scholarship Winners!

Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio congratulates the 2013 scholarship winners Clay Poynter, Justin Lepley and Spencer Latona. These seniors are among 14,000 students who participated in Junior Achievement programs during the 2012-13 school year in the tri-county area of Stark, Tuscarawas and Carroll counties.

Senior students with a 3.0 grade point average who demonstrate enthusiasm for work readiness, entrepreneurshipor have chosen a career path as a result of participation in a Junior Achievement program are encouraged to apply for this annual award.

Clay Poynter: Marlington High School

Clay Poynter, of Marlington High School was awarded a $2,000 Junior Achievement scholarship. He participated in JA Titan, JA Company, JA Business Ethics and JA Be Entreprenual programs. He will continue his education at Kent State University of Stark. 

"I could not be more grateful for all Junior Achievement has gven to me," said Poynter. "I am very proud to say that I have completed the JAprogram, and I know the skills I have learned through the program will be crucial to my success in college and in the workforce."






Justin Lepley: Marlington High School

Justin Lepley of Marlington High School a $2,000 Junior Achievement scholarship winner participated in JA Titan, JA Company Program, and JA Business Ethics during high school.  He will continue his education at The University of Mount Union.








Spencer Latona: Marlington High School

Spencer Latona of Jackson High School received a $1,000 Junior Achievement scholarship and participated in JA Titan and JA Company programs. He will continue his education at The University of Akron.


JA programs are taught by trained business volunteers who deliver a hands-on curriculum that help students like Latona, Lepley and Poynter connect what they are learning in the classroom to the real world of work. JA business volunteers in Marlington High School this school year included Tom Miller of Ballher Athletic Apparel, Katie Pusateri and Denise Sibole of Coastal Pet Products, and Scott Robertson of Robertson Heatiing Supply Company. JA business volunteers in Jackson High School this school year included Todd Hawke of GDK & Company and Mike Warren of Productive Professional Air Duct Cleaning Service.

By participateing in Junior Achievement throughout their academic careers these young men developed economic education and learned how businesses work , while developing key leadership and communication skills that will help with their personal advancement in college.

Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio is part of the world's largest organization dedicated to empowering young people to own their economic success. It provides JA programs to students in Stark, Tuscarawas and Carroll counties to help students increase their chances to gain employment and improve their ability to effectively manage their personal finance. To learn more about JA programs, volunteer opportunities and financial giving levels, please visit JA ECO or contact Dawn Campanelli at 330-433-0063.