These awards are made available from the Charles Fox Memorial Scholarship Fund. Born in Lisbon in 1903, Mr. Fox attended Lisbon public schools and East Liverpool Business School. He was employed by the Salem China Company from 1925 to 1950. He then began working at the Salem Label Company where he retired as secretary-treasurer in 1969. A love for music resulted in his becoming a founder and charter member of the Community Concert Association. Mr. Fox was openly enthusiastic about talented young people. Upon his death in 1972, Mr. Fox designated the income from his estate be used to support the Community Concert Association and the scholarship fund of the Salem High School Alumni Association.
$ 4,000 Laura Brown (Selway) '11; Blake Veglia '13
Doris Tetlow, Class of 1922, was a long-time junior high teacher for Salem City Schools. A talented singer, she was director of the junior high chorus. Miss Tetlow began teaching in 1925 at a time when teacher salaries were usually less than $1000 a year and women teachers were to be unmarried. Doris lived with her mother Olive, who also left the alumni association a sizeable amount of money. When Doris died in 1982, she left the association $222,000.
$ 2,500 Abigail Cochran '19; Holly Heestand '19
Nathan Levans '20; Isaac Turnbull '20
EMMA BAUMAN HOLMES VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP 2020
Emma Bauman Holmes '43, was a professor of education and child development, emeritus, at California State University, Fullerton. Although a strong advocate of higher education, Prof. Bauman Holmes pointed out that satisfying careers which contribute to society do not necessarily require university study and a bachelor's degree. The Emma Bauman Holmes Vocational Scholarship assists graduating Salem High School students who want to enroll in an accredited certification or vocational program designed to teach skills in a recognized field of employment. A unique aspect of the Holmes Vocational Scholarship is that recipients may be eligible for another scholarship the following year if their studies continue in the same field in which they started, and if they have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA or its equivalent (see college scholarships).
$ 2,500 Nathan Levans '20; Isaac Turnbull '20
Haley Stewart '20
FLORENCE C. SCHAFER AWARD 2020
Florence C. Schafer, SHS Class of 1923, was a lifelong Salem resident. Even though a frequent traveler, she loved her hometown dearly and enjoyed reading about its history. She worked for 30 years in the offices of Gem Clay Company in Sebring, Ohio, retiring in 1960. Her father Jesse Schafer owned and operated Schafer's Tavern and Restaurant at 330 East State Street, the location of the current Alumni Association office. For many years Miss Schafer had lived above the tavern on its second floor, which in 1993 became the location of the association's first office. After her father's death, Florence and her brother Tom operated the tavern until its closing in 1974. Florence died in 1996 and left the SHSAA $231,000 for scholarships.
$ 2,500 Emma Minamyer '17; Haley Stewart '20
Katherine Harlan '20; Theodore Pittman '20
FLOYD AND CORA MAY REICH STONE VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP 2020
The Floyd and Cora May Reich Stone Vocational Scholarship was first awarded in 1987. Over the course of many years Floyd W. Stone, D.D.S., and his wife Cora May Reich Stone '35 made substantial gifts to the Salem High School Alumni Association through a combination of cash, stocks, and bequests. Floyd Stone was a native of Logan, OH and a graduate of Ohio University. He coached both track and football at Salem High School for six seasons. His 1929 football team is the last undefeated, untied football team at SHS. During his tenure, the first night football game in the state of Ohio was played at Reilly Stadium. In 1934, a time of dire economic circumstances in the U.S., he quit teaching and enrolled in dental school at Ohio State. After graduation, he set up an office in Cincinnati, where he practiced for 37 years. He married Cora May Reich '35 in 1983. Together they retained their fondness for Salem High School and recognized they could help future students through their donations to the SHSAA Scholarship Fund.
Awarded for the first time in 2008, the Greenisen College Leadership Scholarship recognizes the skills and character traits of a leader. Recognizing the importance of leadership, brothers Joel '54 and Philip '61 Greenisen and Philip's wife Marjory provided for this scholarship to honor the memory of Greenisen family members and to encourage leadership development in qualified candidates. Philip Greenisen worked at the Electric Furnace Company for 38 years, retiring in 2003 as president. During a 17-year stretch, he was either a member of Salem City Council or its clerk. Phil acted as the Columbiana County Farm Bureau president for seven years, and for many years he has served as either president or trustee of the Ohio Haflinger Association. His wife Marjory was a supervisor with the Salem Area Visiting Nurses until 2008 after which she worked for Progresa Health Care Systems, retiring in 2012. Both Greenisens keep active with consulting work and volunteering. Joel E. Greenisen held numerous leadership positions during his 35 years with the Kroger Company. While president of the Kroger Co. of Michigan, he served as Vice Chairman of the Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce and was active in community organizations such as the United Way. Joel was also founding director and inaugural president of the American Haflinger Registry. He passed away in 2011. A Salem High School graduate attending college will be selected annually for his or her leadership character traits based on the demonstrated ability to facilitate a group of individuals working together to accomplish a goal. Leadership skills may be exhibited during college or university experiences or in special activities inside or outside the traditional educational environment.
$ 5,000 Brook Ackerman '14
Jackson Kemats '20
GREENISEN LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP 2020
Joel E. Greenisen, the SHS Class of 1954 valedictorian, graduated from the Ohio State University in 1958 with a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics. He then began a 35-year business career with the Kroger Company and rose in the management ranks until becoming president of the Michigan Marketing Area. During his time in Michigan, Greenisen served as a Vice Chairman of the Board of the Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce and held leadership roles with the United Way. In 2003 Mr. Greenisen generously established this scholarship in loving memory of his father, mother, and paternal aunt, whose leadership characteristics inspired him. The Greenisen Leadership Scholarship recognizes the skills and character traits of a leader: self-confidence, a strong dedication to helping others, and the willingness to step up and do the unusual or difficult thing. A graduating senior will be selected annually for his or her leadership character traits based on the demonstrated ability to facilitate a group of individuals working together to accomplish a goal. Applicants need to have demonstrated leadership during their high school experiences or in special activities either inside or outside the traditional high school environment.
$ 5,000 Jackson Kemats '20
Katherine Harlan '20; Nathan Levans '20
HICKEY METAL FABRICATION VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP 2020
The Hickey Metal Fabrication Vocational Scholarship was created in 2006 through the generosity of Bob Hickey '50, his wife Nancy Howell Hickey '53, their son Leo Hickey '74, their daughter Lois Hickey Peters '77, and Lois's husband Nick Peters '73. A love for their hometown and its schools and the recognition of the need for vocational training spurred the Hickey family to fund this scholarship, which was first awarded in 2007. Hickey Metal Fabrication, which was established in 1942, is a four generation family-owned business. Although it started out as a furnace and heating business, through the years it constantly expanded and adapted to meet the needs of the marketplace, adding roofing and eventually metal fabricating. Outgrowing the plant on Georgetown Rd., the business added a second plant in the Salem Industrial Park in 1995. It now employs 210 people at six locations.
$ 2,500 Katherine Harlan '20; Nathan Levans '20
HOWARD (DOC) PARDEE COLLEGE MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP 2020
Howard 'Doc' Pardee was a longtime Salem High School band director. As a beloved instrumental music teacher, he was an inspiration and mentor to many SHS students. Pardee was also director of the American Legion Quaker City Band for 30 years and a driving force behind the construction of the band shell in Waterworth Memorial Park. Under the leadership of Mary Mercer Krogness '56, Pardee's former students, friends and family established the Pardee scholarships for future generations of instrumental musicians from the Salem City Schools.
$ 2,000 Dana Tonkinson '18
Kaitlynn Haas '20
HOWARD (DOC) PARDEE MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP 2020
Howard 'Doc' Pardee was a longtime Salem High School band director. As a beloved instrumental music teacher, he was an inspiration and mentor to many SHS students. Pardee was also director of the American Legion Quaker City Band for 30 years and a driving force behind the construction of the band shell in Waterworth Memorial Park. Under the leadership of Mary Mercer Krogness '56, Pardee's former students, friends, and family established the Pardee scholarships for future generations of instrumental musicians from the Salem City Schools.
$ 2,000 Kaitlynn Haas '20
Elizabeth Llewellyn '20
J. ROBERT SEBO ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP 2020
J. Robert Sebo, class of 1954, has generously provided for the funding of this scholarship. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Mr. Sebo is a noted businessman and philanthropist. He was instrumental in the startup and growth of the nationally known Paychex Corporation, retiring as senior vice-president in 1994 and returning to live in Salem. At Salem High School, he was an outstanding athlete who lettered three years in both football and track. He also participated in the SHS Concert Band for four years and was active in Student Council. The criteria for this award reflect his belief that a student's extracurricular activities help lay the foundation for a successful life.
$ 4,000 Elizabeth Llewellyn '20
Jaden McFarland '20
J. ROBERT SEBO BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP 2020
A graduate of Bowling Green State University, J. Robert Sebo, SHS class of 1954, is a noted businessman and philanthropist. He was instrumental in the startup and growth of the nationally known Paychex Corporation, retiring as senior vice-president in 1994 and returning to live in Salem. He maintains close ties to his college alma mater, having served on the BGSU Board of Trustees and providing funds for an athletic center, a football scholarship, a scholarship in jazz studies, and more. Mr. Sebo has generously provided the funding for this scholarship, which is designated for a student who will be attending Bowling Green State University.
$ 4,000 Jaden Mcfarland '20
J. ROBERT SEBO COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP 2020
A graduate of Bowling Green State University, J. Robert Sebo, SHS class of 1954, is a noted businessman and philanthropist. He was instrumental in the startup and growth of the nationally known Paychex Corporation, retiring as senior vice-president in 1994 and returning to live in Salem. He has maintained close ties to both his college and high school alma maters and has generously funded scholarships and educational programs at both.
John Frederick Cone '44, Ph.D., was an educator and an author. He began his teaching career at Montclair Academy in New Jersey in 1949. He taught at Scarsdale High School from 1952 to 1969 and worked briefly as academic dean at North Carolina School of the Arts before joining the faculty at the public high school in Red Bank, NJ. He taught at Red Bank Regional High School from 1970 to 1988 and supervised the English, Art, Music and Foreign Language Departments during his tenure there. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. in English from New York University. When he was not teaching, Cone conducted research into aspects of opera history. He turned what he learned into books and articles for scholarly journals and reference works such as The New Grove Dictionary of American Music. Along with bequeathing SHSAA the residual of his estate to fund a scholarship in memory of his parents, Cone also designated the Salem High School Alumni Association the beneficiary of his retirement annuity. The John F. Cone Humanities Scholarship, funded from the annuity, was given for the first time in 2011. The criteria for the scholarship reflect Cone's interests in literature, music, art, and foreign languages.
$ 3,000 Gustav Schuster '18
$ 2,000 Dana Tonkinson '18
Robert Brownlee '20; Elijah Shelhart '20
JOHN MICHAEL POZNIKO ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP 2020
The John Michael Pozniko Engineering Scholarship Fund was established by Dorothy Pozniko Beam '52 and her husband, C. Richard Beam, in memory of her brother, John Michael Pozniko. John Michael Pozniko was a 1945 graduate of Salem High School and a lifelong Salem resident. After serving in the Navy, Pozniko attended drafting classes offered by the school district's adult education program. He found employment with several area firms such as Hunt Engineering, Electric Furnace, and the Salem Tool Company, where he worked for nearly 30 years. While working, he also attended Youngstown State University and earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. A quiet, unassuming man with a strong work ethic, Pozniko embodied the qualities of dedication, perseverance, and trustworthiness.
$ 2,500 Robert Brownlee '20; Elijah Shelhart '20
JOHN P. SHARP JR. ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP 2020
As a member of SHS's Class of 1946, John Preston Sharp Jr. was a versatile student, active in student council, band, chorus, and the Quaker newspaper staff. After graduation he earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and also served in the Air Force. In 1970 Sharp and his wife Linda Anne Frazer moved from California to North Carolina and began Sharp Controls Company, a business that would become one of the largest industrial distributorships in the Southeast United States. Sharp enjoyed many hobbies particularly flying and in his retirement years crafting beautiful silver jewelry. The four John P. Sharp Jr. scholarships were endowed by the Sharp Family Trust after Sharp's passing in 2017 and reflect his interests, character traits, and values. This award may be presented to an SHS graduate who is currently enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university entering his or her third year or beyond and pursuing an engineering program or major.
$ 5,000 Alexis Cresanto '17
JOHN P. SHARP JR. OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP 2020
This award may be presented to an SHS graduate who is currently enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university, is entering at least his or her second year, and demonstrates a versatile college experience. The applicant must show a diversity of interests within multiple areas such as his or her academic program, co-curricular activities, and/or work experience.
$ 5,000 Tiera Moore '17
Destiny Farmer '20
JOHN P. SHARP JR. SCHOLARSHIP OF PROMISE 2020
This award may be presented to an SHS graduating senior who will be enrolled either in a bachelor's or an associate degree program at an accredited college or university or in a technical program of study at an accredited school. Applicant must demonstrate commitment to his or her future plans and provide examples that show strength of perseverance when faced with a difficult situation.
$ 5,000 Destiny Farmer '20
JOHN R. STRATTON AND CAROLYN WEBSTER-STRATTON MEDICAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP 2020
In December 2018 John Stratton '64, M.D., and his wife Carolyn Webster-Stratton, Ph.D., provided the funding for a new scholarship designed to lessen the debt load of SHS graduates who are enrolled in medical doctor (M.D.) programs. Stratton is a professor of Medicine/Cardiology at the University of Washington (U.W.) in Seattle. He earned his bachelor's degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1968 and his M.D. from Yale University's School of Medicine in 1973. In addition to research and patient care, Stratton spent several years in administrative roles at the university. He was also chief of cardiology at the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System from 2003 to 2011. Webster-Stratton is a licensed child psychologist, an emeritus U.W. professor, a pediatric nurse practitioner, and creator of the Incredible Years Series of books. She earned two master's degrees (in public health and in nursing) from Yale University and a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Washington, where she served as the director of the pediatric nurse practitioner master's degree program for 10 years. Stratton and Webster-Stratton have combined patient care with research and teaching and have advocated practicing medicine in under-served areas. Because they recognize that large student debts sometimes force young doctors to choose the more lucrative private practice to erase their debts, they hope that their scholarships may allow the recipients more choice in their career paths.
$ 10,000 Kerry Dombroski '16
LEON H. COLLEY AWARD 2020
Leon H. Colley was born in Tennessee in 1897 and came to Salem in 1926. Employed by the First National Bank in Salem in 1928, he rose through the ranks from cashier to vice president and by 1938 was named bank president, a position he held until 1967. He actively supported the community serving on various boards such as the two hospital association boards and the Salem Worlds War Memorial Building Association. He was also a two term president of the Chamber of Commerce. His wife of 47 years, Enid, died in 1973; Mr. Colley passed away four years later in 1977. Mr. Colley bequeathed $601,000 to the Salem High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.
$ 2,500 Cade Cushman '19; Zachary Tungate '19
LOIS A. PETERS MEMORIAL BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP 2020
The Lois A. Peters Memorial Business Scholarship is designed for students who will be seeking a bachelor's degree in business or accounting. It is open to both graduating Salem High School students and alumni who have completed one year of college. Lois A. (Hickey) Peters was a devoted supporter of the Salem High School Alumni Association and its mission to help Salem graduates further their education. A 1977 SHS graduate, Lois was a successful businesswoman and the Chief Financial Officer for Hickey Metal Fabrication Inc. Along with an outpouring of community memorial donations to the alumni association, Robert Hickey '50, Leo '74 and Suzanne Hickey, Nick Peters '73, Nicholas Peters '98, Benjamin Peters, and Hickey Metal Fabrication Inc. generously established this scholarship in memory of their beloved daughter, sister, wife, and mother.
Max M. Fisher was an internationally known businessman, philanthropist, and political advisor. A member of the SHS class of 1926, he attended The Ohio State University on a football scholarship. He graduated with a degree in business administration and soon became successful in the oil reclamation business. OSU's Fisher College of Business and Detroit's Max M. Fisher Music Center are two of the many, many recipients of his philanthropic largesse. The 1972 Honored Alumnus, Mr. Fisher established in 1973 the first named SHSAA scholarship, which has been given now for over 40 years. Mr. Fisher passed away in 2005.
$ 4,000 Hayden Carner '20
$ 2,000 Kaylee Freeman '20; Logan Stecker '20
MEMORIAL BOOK AWARD 2020
The Memorial Book Award is presented in memory of those deceased donors who 1) have given $10,000 or more, or had at least $10,000 donated in their name and 2) do not have a named scholarship or award. They are Mary Anderson Dunn, Class of 1897; John Mulford, Sr., Class of 1917; Edith Lynn White, Class of 1917; Dorothy Failer Sullivan, Class of 1921; Fred E. '25 and Doris S. Cope; Eugene '27 and Virginia Young; Wade '29 and Stella Loop; J. Floyd Stamp '32; Mildred Barber Schuster '33; William Guappone '35; John George Birk '36; Henry '37 and Aliliva Juhn; Eleanor Szkola '37; Dr. and Mrs. Harold F. Hoprich '38; Donald and Betty Roessler '42 Greenamyer; Mary and Burt (Carl) '42 Capel Jr.; Dr. David W. Jones '43; Dr. Joseph Kelley '45; Harvey Walken '46; Jack B. Lozier '48; Ruth Ann Altenhof '53; Betsy Young Johnson '59; and Olive Tetlow.
$ 1,500 Joshua Andrews '17; Christopher Byers '20; Sara Castles '20; Katelin Chilton '18; Jackson Corbisello '19; Ellie Davidson '19; James Doerle '19; Ashley Foster '16; Kasey Goodchild '18; Catherine Howell '16; Mackenzie Jeric '19; Shelby Jewell '11; Turner Johnson '19; Rachel Kuttler '18; Alexis Lawton '18; Joshua Lehwald '19; Zachary Martin '17; Nathan Mcfarland '18; Joselyn Miller '19; Allison Murphy '18; Delaney Willoughby '19; Samantha Wilson '17
Cody McElfresh '20
NANCY HICKEY MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIP 2020
In addition to the already established Hickey Metal Fabrication Vocational Scholarship for graduating students, the Robert Hickey family created the Nancy Hickey Memorial Healthcare Scholarship in 2011. It was first awarded in 2012. A hard-working, intelligent woman, Nancy Howell Hickey '53 was an integral part of the family-owned Hickey Metal Fabrication and served as its corporate treasurer. She became ill in 2007 and passed away in 2011. In those years while she was ill, the Hickeys discovered the immense value of caregivers. Family members decided that the creation of a scholarship for students entering healthcare fields, whether they are seeking a degree, a certificate, or a license, would be a way of 'paying forward' the kindnesses they had encountered from healthcare employees.
$ 2,500 Cody Mcelfresh '20; Erin Murphy '18
PARDEE BAND CAMP SCHOLARSHIP 2020
Howard 'Doc' Pardee was a longtime Salem High School band director. As a beloved instrumental music teacher, he was an inspiration and mentor to many SHS students. Pardee was also director of the American Legion Quaker City Band for 30 years and a driving force behind the construction of the band shell in Waterworth Memorial Park. Under the leadership of Mary Mercer Krogness '56, former students, friends, and family established the Pardee scholarships to aid students majoring in instrumental music with their college expenses. A designated amount of money was also set aside to help Salem band students, grades 6-11, attend band camps.
$ 500 Josiah Haas; Lainey Haas
Elizabeth Gillis '20
SALEM HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1966 SCHOLARSHIP 2020
Committed to helping talented students who show exceptional academic excellence and outstanding promise, the Class of 1966 created this scholarship in 2006 on the occasion of its 40-year reunion. The scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2007. A graduating senior is selected annually based on demonstrated financial need and on academic ability and potential, as evidenced by his or her high school achievement, class rank, and success on the ACT and/or the SAT. This scholarship is distributed during the second year of college.
$ 5,000 Elizabeth Gillis '20
SALEM HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1968 SCHOLARSHIP 2020
The Class of 1968 Scholarship was first awarded in May 2018 on the occasion of the class's 50-year reunion. In funding this scholarship, members of the Class of 1968 have recognized the difference that teachers make in the lives of young people. This scholarship may be presented to a Salem High School graduating student or a former graduate enrolling or enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university with a major in education leading to a bachelor's degree and licensure. Examples of programs include, but are not limited to, early childhood, middle childhood, adolescent/young adult, physical and special education. Applicants will have a minimum of 3.00 GPA. Financial need is not a requirement but will be considered.
$ 5,000 Brock Powell '19
VIRGINIA E. SNYDER SCHOLARSHIP 2020
Virginia E. "Jinny" Snyder taught physical education at the Salem Junior High School for 21 years, from autumn 1953 to spring 1975. A member of the Salem High School Class of 1943, Snyder was an excellent tennis player, but she also loved music and was proud to have been the first female drummer in the Salem High School marching band. She performed in plays and musicals during high school and at the end of her senior year was presented with the Thespian pin for best actress. She continued performing while attending Grove City College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in 1947. Licensed to teach several subjects, Snyder quickly found a job teaching English at Leetonia High School. She then moved to California to teach English and coach tennis at a private school before returning to Ohio. Snyder passed away in 2016 at the age of 91. In her will she expressed the hope that her financial contribution would be used to establish a scholarship for SHS graduates who major in English.