Our Programs

Awards & Honors

Scholarships for Graduating Seniors 

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This year over $25,000 in scholarships were awarded to 25 graduating seniors. These scholarships come from endowed funds started by alumni and friends of the Lakewood City Schools. Many of the funds represent memorial gifts which honor specific individuals, including Lakewood High School teachers or graduates. Other funds were established by graduating classes in connection with their class reunions. The list of students, scholarships, colleges and planned majors is listed below. Congratulations to all of them!  

Donia Amra; Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation Student Opportunity Fund Scholarship; Cuyahoga Community College; Pre-Law

Alicia Boatman; Barbara Smithrick Scholarship; Cleveland State University; Middle Childhood Education

 Jacob Brown; Cunningham Memorial Scholarship & Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation Student Opportunity Fund Scholarship; University of Maryland, Baldwin County; Physics

 Joseph Burtzlaff; Gary Lee Holmes Memorial Track Scholarship; Miami University; Political Science

 Joshua Chamot; Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation Student Opportunity Fund Scholarship; Baldwin Wallace University; Computer Network Security

Casey Chanter;  Carl & Margaret Dryer Scholarship & a Cunningham Memorial Scholarship; Baldwin Wallace University: Film Production

 Caitlin Cimino: Carl & Margaret Dryer Scholarship & Watters Science Seminar Scholarship: The Ohio State University; Exercise Science

Hannah Cogar; George P. Read Scholarship; Capital University; Vocal Music Education

Maya Costanzo; Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Scholarship & a Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation Student Opportunity Fund Scholarship: University of Cincinnati; Health Sciences

Brian Donahoe: Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Scholarship & a Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation Student Opportunity Fund Scholarship; University of Notre Dame: Engineering

Matthew Elaban;  Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Scholarship & a Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation Student Opportunity Fund Scholarship; University of Cincinnati;  Electrical Engineering

Brennan Foran; Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation Student Opportunity Fund Scholarship; The Ohio State University; Aviation

Joseph Giffels; Class of 1954 Scholarship; University of Cincinnati; Criminal Justice

Stephanie Guist; Dr. William & Jane Huffman Scholarship & the Carolyn Brown Memorial Nursing Scholarship; Cleveland State University; Psychology and Nursing

Chelsea Inak; Nancy Furst Figgie Scholarship; Cleveland State University; Business and Accounting

Micah Inak;  Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation Student Opportunity Fund Scholarship; Cleveland Institute of Art; Illustration

Veronica Lee; Saundra K. Stemen Scholarship; New College of Florida; Art History

Madyson Lewellyn; Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation Student Opportunity Fund Scholarship; Ohio University; Journalism

Meara Mahoney;  Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation Student Opportunity Fund Scholarship; St. Mary’s College; Business

Faiza Manaa; Norm & Ruth Cherington Brown Scholarship, Huxtable Palomaki Scholarship & Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation Student Opportunity Fund Scholarship; Northwestern University; Theater

Jason Morgenstern;  Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation Student Opportunity Fund Scholarship; The Ohio State University; Business Administration

Attila Nagy, Jr.:  Harry E. Figgie Jr. Scholarship & Class of 1955 Scholarship; Baldwin Wallace University; Accounting and German

Natalie Pape: Barbara Ann Moore Scholarship; Cuyahoga Community College; Medical Assisting 

Noah Stadler;  Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation Student Opportunity Fund Scholarship; Cleveland State University; Finance

Melinda Warren; Carl & Margaret Dryer Scholarship; Baldwin Wallace University; Arts Management

 

Middle School Awards

Each year, LREF presents awards to outstanding 8th grade students based on the recommendations from principals, faculty and staff at Harding and Garfield Middle Schools.  Three boys and three girls are selected from each middle school to receive the awards. The awards ceremonies are held at each school at the end of the school year.  Criteria for selection are defined by each school’s committee but include the following:   1. Academic Success; 2. Grade Improvement; 3. Attendance Record or Improvement;      4. Participation in school co-curricular activities; 5. Participation in athletics, music, art or volunteer services. The honorees MUST be students planning to enroll at Lakewood High School.

 

Music & Fine Arts

Musical Instruments, Scholarships and PErFORMANcE

Instruments

Under the auspices of the George P. Read General Music Operations Endowment Fund and special arrangements with instrument suppliers, LREF administers a musical instrument lease-to-own program as well as purchases select instruments for the band and orchestra programs. LREF purchases high quality instruments and then leases them to families at an affordable rate so that students who wish to participate in the District's music programs can do so regardless of means. At the end of their lease, students own an instrument that can go with them to college and beyond!

LESSON SCHOLARSHIPS

LREF also administers a yearly music lesson scholarship program, also supported by the George P. Read General Music Operations Endowment Fund. Student in middle and high school apply each year for a scholarship to cover a portion of their weekly music lesson fees. 

 

PERFORMANCE

George P. Read believed students in our district should have the opportunity to hear one of the world's musical treasures, the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra. To that end, he established a fund to provide the money necessary to transport EVERY student during their 4th grade year on a trip to a performance of the Cleveland Orchestra. LREF is honored to administer this program that allows students in our district to attend a performance that may light the fire for a life-long love of music!