Thirteen Youngstown City School students received recognition

By Amanda Tonoli


Thirteen Youngstown City School students received recognition during the Monday evening CEO update meeting.

“Anything is possible when you invest in a child ... and when we believe in our children,” said city schools CEO Krish Mohip.

Each student was part of the Ohio State University Young Scholars Program. The program provides an “opportunity for academically talented first-generation students with demonstrated financial need to advance their goal to pursue higher education,” according to the Young Scholars Program website.

Mohip said he hoped to be able to extend the high-quality education each of the 13 students received to all Youngstown students.

“We want our kids leaving the district to be college-ready whether or not they’re going to college,” he said. “That is our job – to set them up for success.”

Also at the meeting, Anthony DeNiro, maintenance and operations deputy chief, announced that the bids are out to have a heating and cooling problem fixed in seven classrooms at East High School.

In addition, he said the district is “very close” to finding a solution to a roof problem at William Holmes McGuffey Elementary.

“I see that being taken care of this summer,” DeNiro said.

During a previous meeting, board of education member Jackie Adair said the roof on the elementary school needs replaced.

Although Adair was absent, four board of education members joined the update meeting – Ronald Shadd and Jerome Williams, board president Brenda Kimble and vice president Michael Murphy.

The next CEO update meeting will take place at 4:30 p.m. May 22 at Williamson Elementary.

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