97.5 WONE Kids Who Rock Class of 2021

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!

97.5 WONE, saluting Kids Who Rock, in cooperation with Toth Buick GMCNECA-IBEW, and New Horizon Federal Credit Union.

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Wednesday, 31 March 2021 15:21

April 2021 Winner - Kamryn Bondoni

KWR2021 DelaneyT 2Kamryn, from Alliance High School, is in the top 10% of her class, involved in Show Choir (Jetsetters), Track, JO/Travel Volleyball/school volleyball, class officer, student senate, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, president and VP of her 4-H club, member of Junior Fair Board Columbiana County, artist/photographer. Most importantly, she cared for her father during Hospice Care this year - taking midnight shifts with him until he passed in January of cancer - while still maintaining her GPA, as her education was important to her Dad. Kamryn loves Poison and AC/DC just like her Dad! She is majoring in Business/Finance. Congratulations, Kamryn!

Friday, 26 February 2021 13:22

March 2021 Winner - Jackson Deitrick

KWR2021 DelaneyT 2Jackson from St. Vincent St. Mary High School is a leader and respected and loved by all who know him. Since he was a young child he has followed his moral compass which has developed into a life of service to others. He is a student ambassador, a Marianist leader, a House Chaplain, a basketball ref for young kids and an alter server and lector at church. He started a lawn mowing when he was 12 and bought his first car and has saved for college. He is a thoughtful, kind, spiritual young man and a good friend with relationships that run deep and wide. Congratulations, Jackson!

Tuesday, 26 January 2021 15:39

February 2021 Winner - Delaney Tennant

KWR2021 DelaneyT 2Delaney is an outgoing student in her extracurricular and academic activities. She has been in dance for 11 years, involved with Girl Scouts for 6 years, and joined the Minerva High School Dance team Sophomore year and gained the title "Team Captain" two years in a row. She has also had popular roles in Drama Club which she has dedicated herself to for four years. Delaney is in clubs like SADD, International Circle, Aultman Ambassadors, Student Council, NHS, is in the top ten percent and has had perfect attendance since Middle school. Outside of school, she volunteers at Meals on Wheels, packs lunches for remote learning students at Minerva Elementary, and has done bell ringing for the Salvation Army three years in a row. Besides dance she loves to paint and draw in her free time. Delaney has had a summer job as a lifeguard for two years in a row. She plans on attending college to begin a career in the medical field to continue her dedication toward helping others. Congratulations, Delaney!

Monday, 04 January 2021 13:21

January 2021 Winner - Daniel Resch

KWR2019 EvanWatching Daniel grow into a selfless, kind, caring young man has been wonderful. Daniel is a member of National Honor Society, participant of Nordonia High School Track, Golf, & volunteer of Knights Caring for Knights, Special Olympics Summit County, Best Buddies, Tech Crew, and Nordonia Hills News Broadcast videographer/streamer of HS sports. He recently sponsored a sock drive for Haven of Rest and created interactive placemats for the elderly at nursing homes. Daniel's been working since age 15, most recently at Target. Daniel's creative skills will provide him the tools for pursuing a degree in Architecture Design. Due to Daniel's academic achievements, he was accepted to Kent State's Architecture program and recently invited to apply for Honors College at KSU. Fun Fact: Daniel hasn't missed a day of school since his elementary days. Congratulations, Daniel!

Thursday, 03 December 2020 11:20

December 2020 Winner - Lilah Nye

KWR2019 EvanAt age 4, Lilah inquired “Dad, does Bob Seger live in the clouds with Santa and the Allman Brothers?” Fourteen years later Lilah Nye still rocks by waking early everyday to make a positive difference in the lives of people around her. Lilah continues to maximize her days and years at Wadsworth High School by serving her community and volunteering hundreds of hours with organizations such as the Red Cross, Rotary Club, Key Club, and others. She is a 3-sport athlete and leader on her cross country, swim, and track teams. A four year scholar athlete who also performs in show choir and earns a 4.2 GPA. Yep. She rocks. Always has. Congratulations, Lilah!

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 09:19

November 2020 Winner - Logan Smith

KWR2019 EvanLogan is a hard working kid who puts others ahead of himself. He has been in Marching Band for 4 years at Valley Forge High School. Throughout his high school career he has been involved in many extracurricular activities such as; Cross Country, Swimming & Diving and Track. Logan currently works two jobs while maintaining good grades at school. For 4 years, Logan was in the Greater Cleveland Young Marines, where he learned, leadership, teamwork and discipline. Unable to fulfill his dream to be in the military due to a medical issue, he hopes to pursue a job in a trade. Congratulations, Logan!

Thursday, 22 October 2020 09:00

October 2020 Winner - Angela Case

KWR2019 EvanAngela Case of Brunswick High School is our latest Kid Who Rocks. She is a Commissioner for the HUDDLE program that teaches monthly meetings at local Elementary schools to enlighten other students to the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. She enjoys painting and drawing in her free time. As the Business Editor for Yearbook, Angie is in charge of the advertisements that fund the organization. She’s also a member of the National Honor Society and French Club and maintains a 4.35 GPA. Her latest challenge is learning how to play guitar because she is inspired by the rock bands she hears on 97.5 WONE. Congratulations, Angela.

Thursday, 01 October 2020 12:32

September 2020 Winner - Matthew Desjardins

KWR2019 EvanMatthew is self motivated and compassionate. He has been the principal chair of the French Horns for the Lake Symphonic Winds for four years. The section leader of the mellophones for the Lake marching band. The principal horn for the Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra for the past three years. He plays in the pit orchestra for the high school musicals, and for the All City Musical in Akron. Matthew is a member of the National Honor Society, a school mentor, volunteers in the community, plays tennis, and enjoys time with his friends and family. Congratulations, Matthew!

Kids Who Rock Contest Rules

WONE “Kids Who Rock” shall recognize certain high school seniors, during the school year of 2020-­2021, who have excelled in music, theater, student government, and/or who possess great leadership skills. One student will be chosen each month by the "Kids Who Rock Selection Committee," which is comprised of members of Rubber City Radio Group. Interested students shall forward a written nomination/submission of 97 words or less in order to be considered. All entries shall remain under consideration until the end of the school year. All selections are final and at the discretion of the committee. 

Kids Who Rock Scholarship Winners, or their parents or guardians will be required to sign a release allowing WONE to use the student's name and likeness on the radio station and on line, and to acknowledge any potential tax liability. WONE may be required to file an IRS Form 1099 on behalf of the winner of any items having a value of more than $600.

Winners will be recognized at the end of the 2021 school year. Attendance is encouraged but not mandatory. Each student will be awarded the Kids Who Rock scholarship in the amount of $1,000. All monies will be disbursed in the summer of 2020 and sent directly to the post-secondary institution where the student has enrolled and been accepted. Post-secondary institutions can be 2-year, 4-year, or trade school. If the award is not claimed within one year of graduation, it will be forfeited.

No purchase is necessary in order to win any WONE contest. Generally, only one listener from any household is permitted to win a prize from WONE in any 30 ​day period. However, in the event a member of a household has won a “minor” prize from WONE (tickets, t­shirts, CDs, dinners, etc.), that shall not preclude someone in that household from being a winner in Kids Who Rock. Anyone may win except employees (or the immediate family members) of the Rubber City Radio Group, or any advertising agency, or advertiser connected to the promotion.

WONE reserves the right to make changes to the rules of “Kids Who Rock” at any time during the execution of the promotion. In such cases, the change(s) shall be posted to the contest rules page at www.wone.net, and will be made available at our reception desk at 1795 West Market St., Akron, OH 44313.