2017 Scholarship Winners | Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio

2017 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Junior Achievement's 2017 Scholarship Recipients


2017 Scholarship Winner Darik Garber

Darik Garber, Sandy Valley High School

Awarded the $2,000 JAECO Scholarship. He attended Junior Achievement Personal Finance, College & Career Connections Day held annually at Walsh University for over 1,000 high school Juniors. "Through just this one day, I saw the importance of making my financial plan as early as possible. The day also allowed me to learn about those skills that will make me be more successful in my education and career," said Garber, "After that day, I began to have a written budget." He will continue his education at Bowling Green State University as an Education Major.  




Zachary Kile, North Canton Hoover High School

2017 Scholarship Winner Zachary Kile

Awarded the $1,500 JAECO scholarship. He participated in the JA company program as VP of sales of their student company, Empower. As an entrepreneur of two business, KNS Landscaping and Super Shine Auto Detailing, Kile said, "The JA program has truly cemented my mission to become a successful entrepreneur." He will continue his education at Cleveland State University majoring in Company Management & Entrepreneurship.


  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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