The Coronavirus/COVID-19 couldn’t hinder Hudson Kiwanis from awarding 13 scholarships to Hudson High School students.

Kiwanis received over 40 applications and after review, voted on 13 finalists. The virus prevented the usual face to face interviews with these finalists. If the face-to-face interviews could have been held, four students would have been selected for the three Memorial and one Six District Compact scholarships. Based on this unusual situation, Kiwanis decided to award all 13 finalist $1,000 scholarships.

Memorial Scholarships

Alexis Baloi, Jack Burdett, Amy Fulton, Ty Fulton, Jason Goodman, Sarah Hinkle, Robert Ketler, Sadie Mrakuzic, Alex Oppelt, and Sean Scarnecchia.

Six District Compact Scholarships

Grace Teson, Cameron Jacob, and Benjamin Wagner

In addition, Hudson Kiwanis awarded three $1000 Athletic Scholarships:

Girls’ Basketball – Anastasia Lawler; Boys’ Basketball – Brad McCormick; and Baseball -- Sylvan Wiley

Hudson Kiwanis has served the Hudson Schools and Community since 1951. Since 2000 over $1 million has been given to the schools and community. Some of the visible things are the splash pad, basketball courts, high school tennis courts and safety town just to name a few. In addition, Kiwanis provides several scholarships for graduating seniors, school grants, funding for Power of the Pen and many more.

Funding for all this comes from the Hoops Classic Basketball Tournament for boys and girls, recreational baseball program and the sale of Christmas Poinsettias. For more information about Hudson Kiwanis, see www.hudsonkiwanis.com.