WKBN announces scholarship winner


Staff report

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The WKBN-TV 27 Caring for Our Community campaign have announced the winners of the Tom Holden Memorial Scholarship contest. The winners were recently honored at a luncheon at The Upstairs Restaurant. More than 200 students from Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Mercer counties wrote public service announcements for local nonprofit organizations. Watch for the winning entry, featuring The Bair Foundation, throughout the year on WKBN-TV 27.

The winner and five runners-up will each be featured in commercials airing on WKBN-TV 27 throughout April. The winner, Anthony Iarussi, a senior at Struthers High School, received a $1,500 college scholarship.

In second place was Steven Mraulak, junior, Struthers High School, for his entry on Lifebanc; third-place winner was Diana Lurtz, junior at Greenville High School, for her entry on The Bair Foundation; fourth-place winner was Noah Mamula, senior at Lowellville High School, for his entry on Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley; fifth-place winner was Helaena Holloway, junior at Victory Christian High School, for her entry on Northeast Ohio Adoption Services; and sixth-place winner was Marina Bush, junior at Struthers High School, for her entry on The Rich Center for Autism.

The Caring campaign is sponsored by Huntington Bank, Window World and Dunkin’ Donuts.

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