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, October through May. Each monthly Kid Who Rocks receives a 4-pack of Cedar Point passes. Each Kid Who Rocks is then qualified to win one of two $3,000 scholarships to be given away at the end of the 2023-2024 school year!
Rileigh Mosley from Tusky Valley High School is a National Honor society student. She has been a regional qualifier for her track team for two years and is active in her Drama Club, she has been recognized for her achievements in her robotics club. A 6-year member of the Tusky Valley marching swing band, she recently experienced tragic loss in the bus accident as her cousin and friend did not survive the accident. She plans to further her education in engineering at a local college. She also has time to work at a local diner as a dishwasher! She has done all of these things while suffering from a disorder known as selective mutism. Congratulations, Rileigh!
Nicholas Szekely is a senior at Bay High School, who loves to be on stage! He's a member of the Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Marching Band and is section leader of the drumline, Orchestra, Choraleers, Acapella, Show choir and Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony. Nicholas attends Rock Academy and performs with his rock band “Skippy’s on the Run” throughout the Cleveland area. As a member of drama club, he's performed in Clue, Chicago, Newsies, Bye Bye Birdie & Godspell. He's also a proud Eagle Scout, member of National Honor Society and President of the Greek Orthodox Youth Association. Congratulations, Nicholas!
Justice is 17 years old who goes to school every day and works full time at DQ in Garrettsville. Her grandparents have had custody of her, her older brother and younger sister since they were very young. On January 4, 2023 Justice went to her grandmother’s bedroom to wake her up and found she had passed away during the night. Justice has been taking care of her grandfather, who is 70% blind, and her younger sister. She was cheering and running track until she found out she couldn't any longer because she has no cartilage in her knees and running and jumping causes a lot of pain for her. She wants to go to college for criminal justice and she wants to help kids with parents who are are addicts and alcoholics. Congratulations, Justice!
Jackson is a great musician, student, and citizen in his community. He is in Show Choir, Concert Choir, Band, Plays, Musicals, and is even the Drum Major in the Marching Band. He has starred in many leading roles, such as Shrek and Bert from Mary Poppins. He participates on the school wrestling team and recreation baseball. Jackson cuts grass for elderly neighbors, and is always the one to bring a smile to everyone’s face with his silly antics and personality. After graduating, he plans to become a pediatric nurse. Jackson is polite, respectful and a joy to be around. With a name like Jackson Johncock - he was born to rock! Congratulations, Jackson!
Cleared for take-off! Kaitlyn Troyer is leading the way for young female aviators as a student pilot. She has over 80 hours in the air and is on track to earn her private pilot license before her 18th birthday! She carries over a 4.0 GPA, is a Highland High School Peer Leader, National Honor Society Member and still finds time to work and volunteer. She plans to pursue a degree in Professional Flight and continue flying high as a role model and mentor to future female aviators! Congratulations, Kaitlyn!
Tucker is a senior both at Green high school and Portage Lakes Career Center - Medical Technician class, where he is excelling! Tucker is also in the Marching Band for Green high school playing trombone - he even played at Disney World this past summer. Outside of school, Tucker works at a local nursing home in the kitchen, serving the residents meals and conversations. He's responsible, kind, caring, and fun! He has big plans for his future, possibly in the Pharmaceutical field. I may be prejudiced because he’s my grandson, but he’s definitely a KID WHO ROCKS! Congratulations, Tucker!