Foundation awards scholarships

Foundation awards scholarships

The Cafaro Foundation recently awarded $61,000 in scholarships to 26 students from Trumbull, Mahoning and Mercer Counties. Students were selected primarily on academic merit, while considering financial need and recommendations of teachers and guidance counselors.

The William M. and Alyce Cafaro Scholarship was awarded to Malina Mitchell. Winners of the John A. Cafaro Scholarships are: Danna Atway, Jowad Atway, Leigha Carlson, Ashlyn Cleevely, Morgan Cleevely, Corey DiRenzo, Marleah Flajnik, Ondraya Frankino, Kamryn Kenneally, Amanda Leone, Lea Marsh, Elizabeth Mintus, Aubrey Mosora, Isabella Nagy, Tess Rubinic, Calvin Shurell, Gregory Valent and Aidan Wanner.

The Donald P. Pipino Memorial Scholarships were awarded to: Nicholas Lascola, Olivia Swarthout, Kimberly McCann, Alyssa Romito, Jordan Record, Tyler Calpin and Kincaid Mrakovich. The Cafaro Foundation was established by the Cafaro family in memory of William M. Cafaro, the founder of the real estate development and management company that bears his name. Since its inception in 1996, the Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in grants to organizations and individuals.

Church will host food fair Sunday


Temple Emmanuel SDA Church will host its International Food Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Youngstown Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to two nonprofits, The Carter House (a recovery house) and Haitian Missions (based from the Haitian Sensation restaurant). Contact Amanda Smith at 574-261-2995 with questions.

Dance academy to host fundraiser


Starstruck Dance Academy, owned and operated by Kirby D. Lee, is seeking 50 local businesses, vendors, crafters and health care providers to participate in its fundraiser, It Takes a Village 2, for two local girls to attend a once-in-a-lifetime event in Los Angeles, Calif. Katilyn is a ninth-grader at Champion High School and RaeLynn is in fifth grade at Lakeview Middle School. The fundraiser will take place from noon to 4 p.m. June 10 at Lakeview High School. At a recent dance competition in Columbus, two competition team soloists won a partial paid scholarship to the Hollywood Summer Tour. It will provide each dancer with the tools needed to get started and be successful in the industry. A select group of elite dancers from all over the world are invited to participate. They will be mentored by top-industry professionals. Tables are $30. The event also will include a donation basket raffle. For information or to donate, call 330-469-7329 or email

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