Mother's Day 2018 Contest

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Vindicator’s 2018 Mother's Day Contest entries

Beverly J. Mike-Nard is a Youngstown native and nurse practitioner who has worked in the tri-valley area for more than four decades, currently with high-risk infants at Akron Children’s Hospital. This photo of Beverly with her granddaughter, Savannah Dennig, was submitted by her children, Stacy Dennig of California and KJ Nard of Florida.

Beverly J. Mike-Nard is a Youngstown native and nurse practitioner who has worked in the tri-valley area for more than four decades, currently with high-risk infants at Akron Children’s Hospital. This photo of Beverly with her granddaughter, Savannah Dennig, was submitted by her children, Stacy Dennig of California and KJ ...


Ashley Evans is the mother of Autumn Grace, 3, who loves to go fishing, walking and for rides in her scooter. Ashley is an in-home health-care worker.

Ashley Evans is the mother of Autumn Grace, 3, who loves to go fishing, walking and for rides in her scooter. Ashley is an in-home health-care worker.


Paige Christman and her mother, both go to school in Boardman where  Paige is in eighth grade and her mother teaches fourth grade.

Paige Christman and her mother, both go to school in Boardman where Paige is in eighth grade and her mother teaches fourth grade.


Ashley Kallok sent in this photo of her mom, Emily Kallok, who is retired from North Side Medical Center. Ashley says her mom loves to cook and bake and watch “Family Feud” and “General Hospital” and do crosswords.

Ashley Kallok sent in this photo of her mom, Emily Kallok, who is retired from North Side Medical Center. Ashley says her mom loves to cook and bake and watch “Family Feud” and “General Hospital” and do crosswords.


Landon Robinette, 10, entered this photo of his mother, Samantha Robinette. Landon says his mom is an active volunteer for school events and drives him to all his sports events as well as working the midnight shift a St. Elizabeth Hospital Youngstown.

Landon Robinette, 10, entered this photo of his mother, Samantha Robinette. Landon says his mom is an active volunteer for school events and drives him to all his sports events as well as working the midnight shift a St. Elizabeth Hospital Youngstown.


Jenny Sanders, right, is excited as she prepares to become the daughter-in-law of Christine Miler. Sanders says she thinks Italian-American moms are full of “warmth, affection, passion and generosity,” but she mostly loves her because of her meatballs.

Jenny Sanders, right, is excited as she prepares to become the daughter-in-law of Christine Miler. Sanders says she thinks Italian-American moms are full of “warmth, affection, passion and generosity,” but she mostly loves her because of her meatballs.


Gina Lucente submitted this photo of five generations of her family. Seated is Ange Fuline, and standing, from left are Linda Rotunno, Krista Patterson, Mia Petterson and Gina. Fuline used to work at Aluminum Colors; Rotunno owned a cleaning business; Patterson is a respiratory therapist at Trumbull Memorial; and Lucente is a hairstylist and owner of Pure Beauty in Poland.

Gina Lucente submitted this photo of five generations of her family. Seated is Ange Fuline, and standing, from left are Linda Rotunno, Krista Patterson, Mia Petterson and Gina. Fuline used to work at Aluminum Colors; Rotunno owned a cleaning business; Patterson is a respiratory therapist at Trumbull Memorial; and Lucente ...


Elizabeth Morar has reared three “crazy” kids at home, according to her daughter, Alexandra Morar, who submitted this photo of Elizabeth and some of the youngsters at the day care center she has operated for the past 13 years.

Elizabeth Morar has reared three “crazy” kids at home, according to her daughter, Alexandra Morar, who submitted this photo of Elizabeth and some of the youngsters at the day care center she has operated for the past 13 years.


Jo Ross was nominated by her daughter, Cassidy Ross. Jo has been a foster mother to 173 children over the past 42 years.

Jo Ross was nominated by her daughter, Cassidy Ross. Jo has been a foster mother to 173 children over the past 42 years.


Cassidy Ross holds her niece. Cassidy is a hair stylist at JC Penney Salon, and her photo was entered by her mother, Jo Ross.

Cassidy Ross holds her niece. Cassidy is a hair stylist at JC Penney Salon, and her photo was entered by her mother, Jo Ross.


Winning entry: Ashlie Case Sletvold, a civil-rights attorney sometimes works from home, as seen here with her daughter Fiona, 3. Sletvold and her husband, Steve, are also the parents of sons Thomas, 5, and Nicholas, with whom she was pregnant in this photo, who is now 5 weeks old.

Winning entry: Ashlie Case Sletvold, a civil-rights attorney sometimes works from home, as seen here with her daughter Fiona, 3. Sletvold and her husband, Steve, are also the parents of sons Thomas, 5, and Nicholas, with whom she was pregnant in this photo, who is now 5 weeks old.