97.5 WONE is looking for KIDS WHO ROCK!!
If you know of a high school senior who excels in the arts, in music theatre, student government or is just an all around leader -- we want to know about them!
Submit your nominee in 97 words or less below. We will honor one student per month on the air and award them a $1,000 scholarship toward the school of their choice!
Jazmin Beard of Sandy Valley High School is a true leader. Last spring, she started as an aid at a nursing home and found it so rewarding, she spent the following summer taking classes. Since then, she has taken and passed the State Tested Nurses' Aid test. Jazmin's last year of high school has been spent attending classes, working, and taking care of her Grandfather who required home hospice care. She also earned an Academic letter. Jazmin has compassion and love for her patients and plans on pursuing a nursing degree at Kent State University.
Nul is an outstanding leader, scholar, and community volunteer. He's been selected as just 1 of 5 U.S. Presidential Scholar semi-finalists (CTE) from Ohio for academic achievement and dedication to his community. He's vying for valedictorian with a 3.96 GPA, is president of the International Club, VP of the Rotary Interact club, a Student Ambassador for the district, a member of Student Council, Biomed Club, HPAC, and SkillsUSA, a talented musician (sings & plays guitar), and plays varsity soccer and tennis. He’s completed 14 different community service projects this year alone in the school and community.
Meet our newest Kid Who Rocks. Jessica Phillabaum will graduate Suma Cum Laude from Jackson High School. She excels academically with a 4.1 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society. She also is a member of the Jackson Academy of Global Studies program which has led her to be a member of the JAGS Leadership Board and to have a better understanding of the struggles that we face globally. Her involvement in Student Council, Key Club, Green Club, History Club, and Outdoors Club has led her to be a very involved and community conscious student. Jess volunteers at Mercy Medical Center. She is a four-year varsity letterman on the Jackson Girls Soccer team and a member of the Elite Club National League with the Internationals Soccer Club in the off-season. Jess plans to continue to play soccer at the college level and to pursue a career in physical therapy.
Andy Hayworth is a kid who rocks! His musical interests encompass all genres from classic rock to rap, and sometimes passes time by playing the drums. In the classroom Andy maintains a 4.5 GPA and scored in the top 3% nationally on the PSAT’s. He is a 3x state qualifier as a member of the Hoover speech and debate team. Andy has been accepted into the Kent State University computer science honors college for the fall of 2019 and plans on a career in video game design. He also works as a server in a retirement community. Rock on, Andy!
Madison Boley of Norton High School has maintained a 4+ GPA, keeping her consistenly at the top of her class. She has also served as class secretary since her freshman year and has been active in her community as a member of Key Club. A big fan of cheerleading since the third grade, Madison is in her third year as a varsity cheerleader and also coaches youth cheer and the Norton Sparkles. In addition to all her school activities, Madison has also worked since she was 14, working previously at Springtime Flowers in Norton, Kohl’s, and currently at Acme. Madison plans on attending Kent State next fall to major in Child Psychology.
Anthony Parker of Canton McKinley High School is extremely active in his school and community and participates in AP and college level courses. After high school, he plans to pursue a career in Political Science. He has worked on local and federal campaigns and participated in community service projects. To date, his accomplishments include: member of McKinley Speech and Debate Team where he served as a Congressional Debate; Director of Tournament Organization and Debate Captain; served as Vice President Key Club; Treasurer of Model United Nations chapter; At-large representative for Canton City Youth Council; Vice President of McKinley's Student Council and a member of National Honor Society. Anthony's awards include: three time State Qualifier, Ohio Speech and Debate Association; two time Member of Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Teen Ambassador Board; 2018 Buckeye Boys’ State Delegate and four time Academic Letter Recipient.
Paige Phillips of Cuyahoga Falls High School is our newest Kid Who Rocks! She is a National Honors Society Member, a 2-year Rotary Scholar Award recipient, A 4-year Scholar Athlete Award winner, and a 4-year Letter Woman for Black Tiger Marching Band. She is the Clarinet Squad Leader and member of the Cuyahoga Falls High School Symphonic Band. Paige currently holds a 4.5 GPA and has placed on the High Honor Roll every semester since 6th grade. She's lettered in Varsity Soccer all 4 years, received an Honorable Mention in the Suburban League last year, and plays for NEO Soccer Club. She plans to attend Baldwin Wallace College and major in Sports and Business Management.
Meet Rachel Randolph of Tuslaw High School. She is a Kid Who Rocks. She's an accomplished singer/songwriter who has performed in musical theater. She's a multi-instrumentalist who seemingly can play whatever she picks up. When Rachel is not sharing her talents in school, she's working at outside gigs for pay. Her future plan will take her to the University of Akron to pursue further musical education and would like to be a band director some day.
Brady Rowan of Hoban High School is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council Fundraising Committee, Student Ambassador, Hoban Dance Team Captain, Peer Mentor, and a recipient of the Monsignor Dowed Award, which is the highest honor given at Hoban. He's been on the Highest Honor Roll every grading period. A photo that he took was selected for the 5th annual Hoban Purchase Prize. He is a Senior Advanced Competitive dancer for the I'd Rather Be Dancing Studio. He was a Nexstar National Talent Champion and took 1st place in the highest scoring solo. His teachers take note his quiet but persistent enthusiasm for everything he takes on and he exhibits genuine joy when other classmates succeed. Brady plans on becoming a Nurse Practitioner and would like to minor in Photography while continuing to dance.