Hiram College President Lori Varlotta, Ph.D., presented Principal’s Scholarships to James A. Garfield High School seniors at the June 8 James A. Garfield Local Schools Board of Education meeting. There, Dr. Varlotta also was honored for Hiram College’s excellence in education. Class of 2017 graduates Tommy Bissler, Marissa Cremers, Claire Workman, Stella Stevens and Danielle Tuttle were selected to receive the Principal’s Scholarships.
“Our relationship with Hiram is one we value deeply,” said Ted Lysiak, superintendent of the James A. Garfield Local Schools, noting that Hiram would soon be welcoming very driven and well-rounded scholars from James A. Garfield High School.
Dr. Varlotta addressed the future Terriers, congratulating them individually and noting how they will be part of a college community where faculty members know students by their first names and nurture their academic success. “I have great expectations for all of you,” she said.
Michael Dobran, a 1999 Hiram College graduate and principal of James A. Garfield High School, expressed his gratitude for the scholarships on behalf of the school community. “The scholarship money will greatly benefit students while they will be getting a top-notch education from Hiram College,” he said.
The students were selected to receive awards based on their academic accomplishments. The scholarships, valued at half the cost of tuition and fees, are renewable annually.