A look at MLCF scholarship winners


A look at the winners of the Marvin Lewis Community Fund's $20,000 college scholarships to be awarded at Sunday's Marvin Lewis Golf Classic at Shaker Run Golf Club in Lebanon, Ohio:

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Katelyn (Kate) Deatherage: Scott High School, Taylor Mill, KY

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Headed to University of Louisville majoring in English and Women's Studies

after obtaining 3.6 GPA . . .mentor in the Hanner's Heroes program, which pairs high school students with elementary students to engage in relationship building activities . . .. during her senior year she also volunteered at the Northern Kentucky University LGBT Center, and got a head start on her college career carrying a full load of dual credit classes at NKU and Scott . . .hopes to be a civil rights lawyer . . . inspired by her grandmother, who rose from humble beginnings to run the Kettering Medical Center.

Marvin Lewis Community Fund host the Annual Marvin Lewis Golf Classic at Shaker Run golf course 5/22/2016

Michael Higgins: Fairfield High School, Fairfield, OH

Plans to attend Butler University's Pharmacy School after obtaining 4.18 GPA . . .already has 14 college credit hours . . . tireless in* *community service with his highlight being a "Buddy" in the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League for kids with special needs. . . .received "Rachel's Challenge", a national anti-bullying training program to combat cyber bullying . .. wants to be an emergency pharmacist . . . credits his mother for inspiring him with her hard work and determination . .. wants to be the first member of his family to earn a doctorate.

Kennedy James: Clark Montessori High School, Cincinnati, OH

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Enrolled at Drexel University after compiling 3.76 GPA to major in Business Analytics . .. . arrives with four credit hours after attending the Xavier University Summer Juniors Program on the Sociology of Sport and the University of Alabama's (Huntsville) "Introduction to Space Science"  . .. spent four years as a youth Sunday school leader working with four- and five- year olds . .. volunteered for Matthew 25 Ministries and CRC . ..  wants to join the FBI in forensic accounting specializing in money laundering . . . credits her grandfather, who helped raise her, as a huge influence in her life . ..

Daniel Jett: Mt. Healthy High School, Cincinnati, OH

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After compiling a 4.32 GPA, plans to attend the University of Cincinnati's 

School of Mechanical Engineering and receive his undergrad degree and master's in four years while working in co-ops . .. winner of the Sharon Thomas Memorial Scholarship honoring first executive director of MLCF . .. played football and ran track in high school . . . volunteered as a Junior Docent at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. . .. volunteer work at church included large Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for  needy neighbors . . .wants to be a NASA aerospace engineer . .. * *

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Celina King: Mount Notre Dame High School, Cincinnati, OH

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After compiling a 3.89 GPA, turned down Yale, Columbia, and New Mexico State, to go to Hope College in Holland, Mich.,  largely to join college community working with local people with special needs . .. plans to play basketball while majoring in athletic training . .. as freshman at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy  became youngest player in Ohio history to score 1,000 varsity points in a season . .. already has a career in fundraising and volunteerism . .. licensed head basketball coach for Special Olympics . .. only woman on wheelchair basketball team . .. since she was 12 has worn pink basketball shoes to raise awareness for breast cancer . .. wants to be a coach . ..

Christopher Mester: DePaul Cristo Rey High School, Cincinnati, OH

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With a 3.1 GPA, plans to attend University of Cincinnati pre-med program . . . member of second graduating class from DPCR, a school with mission of Catholic, college prep curriculum and innovative work study program where students attend class four days a week and work for a business learning job and life skills and earning academic credit while helping to pay for their education . . .while playing basketball also worked at Good Samaritan Hospital and at Mercy Health. .. wants to be a cardio-thoracic surgeon . . . most influential person is mentor Ron Witt, who is providing room and board so that he can attend main campus.

Tianna Woodford: Purcell Marian High School, Cincinnati, OH

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Dean's List for all four years with 4.2 GPA . . . headed to Miami University to major in Sports Administration with minor in Business, . . . Vice President of Purcell Marian Student Athletic Association . . . member of cheerleading and volleyball teams . . . prolific volunteer recognized by Jewish Family Services with Betty R. Goldberg Award . . . has volunteered at Tender Mercies, St. Joseph Children's Home, St. Francis DeSales Elementary School, EPIC home for the elderly . . .wants to work for a major-league sports team in either finance or marketing . . .raised by grandparents . ..  grandmother always told her that she was born for greatness.

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Mason Faucett: North West High School, Cincinnati, OH

After compiling 5.2 GPA plans to study finance at University of Cincinnati. . . earning college credits at UC since junior year taking Microeconomics, English Composition and Applied Calculus . . . played soccer in high school . . . when aunt diagnosed with breast cancer, organized fund-raising effort to help raise awareness and soccer team now makes it annual event to wear pink socks and pink jerseys . . . volleyball team and girls' soccer team followed suit. . .. has volunteered at Parky's Farm, St. Rita's School, the Driving Angels and the Knights Credit Union . . . wants his own business 

with non-profit component so he can continue to pay it forward .  . .inspired to join twin brothers as family's first generation to graduate from college.

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