United Way Awards - June 7, 2011

Sandusky County Students Receive United Way Awards for Volunteerism

Fremont - Each year, the United Way of Sandusky County awards one graduating senior from each high school in Sandusky County with a Senior Volunteer Award and a monetary gift.   Students are nominated by their school leadership and are recognized for their volunteer activities in both their school and the community.  The 2011 Senior Volunteer Award recipients are:

Bellevue High School - Jenna Radloff
Jenna's involvement in both school and community activities have earned her membership in Bellevue High School's National Honor Society.  Jenna's volunteer time has been spent working with youth at basketball summer camps, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Halloween Happenings and the Youth Carnival.  Her school involvement includes President of the Kiwanis Key Club and an active member of the high school "Teen Leadership" class.  "Jenna is a pleasant and hard working young lady who is always willing to ‘lend a hand'," says school councilor Julie Sanchez.

Jenna is the daughter of Amy and Mark Radloff of Bellevue.


Clyde High School - Katelyn Kindred
As co-salutatorian of her class Katelyn was able to maintain a 3.99 GPA.  She is an active participant in her school and community and is a leader to others.  Katelyn has been involved in Key Club, National Honor Society, Future Farmers of America, choir, golf, track and Spanish club.  She has also shown her commitment to the community by participating in Rainbow Girls, Clyde Exchange Club and Grace Community Church.  "I am confident in Katelyn's future success and the positive impact she will have on others," stated Dana St. Marie, Clyde High School councilor.

Katelyn is the daughter of Renee and Jeff Kindred of Clyde.

Gibsonburg High School - Jennifer Helle
Jennifer has been very active in the community, not only through clubs and organizations, but also on her own.  For three years Jennifer volunteered at the Gibsonburg Branch of the Birchard Public Library.  She has also volunteered with Youth Leadership Sandusky County, 4-H, Relay for Life, Mission Trips and building a shed for the Liberty Center.  "Jennifer has graciously given of herself to help others throughout her teen years and will continue to do so throughout her life," said Gibsonburg High School Guidance Secretary Shelli Burgoon.

Jennifer is the daughter of LeAnn and Scott Helle of Gibsonburg.

Ross High School - Christopher Yanes
Chris has shown his compassion for the community and school through many volunteer activities.  Notable among his volunteer activities are more than 200 hours at local hospitals as well as volunteering time at Memorial Hospital's Family Fun Fest, various church activities and the National Honor Society Community Christmas.  In addition Chris spent many hours setting up and timing swim meets as well as selling programs at football games.  Chris says that, "Volunteering makes me appreciate the blessings I have in my life."

Chris is the son of Cherly and Joh Yanes of Fremont.

St. Joseph Central Catholic High School - Sonya Kwiatkowski
Sonya has been active not only within the school but also the community.  Sonya volunteered at various at Memorial Hospital and Bellevue Hospital.  She has also performed as booth chairperson for the Sacred Heart Parish Festival, taken on responsibility as group leaded at St. Joseph's 8th grade confirmation retreat and LINK  "Sonya is highly involved and active in activities, groups and organizations which benefit the school and community," says St. Joseph Central Catholic High School guidance councilor Cori Foos.

Sonya is the daughter of Sonltui and Tom Kwiatkowski of Clyde.

Vanguard-Sentinel Career Center - Carly Dupont
Carly is an extremely motivated and conscientious young lady who takes great pride in helping others.  She has given of her time with Skills USA Youth Club and at various care centers including the Ohio Veterans Home, Bethesda Care Center, Elmwood at the Springs and the Ohio Veterans Home.  "Carly is an upstanding member of our school and community who is more than deserving of this award," said Vanguard English teacher Timberly Kidwell.

Carly is the daughter of Carla and Jseph Dupont of Vickery.

Woodmore High School - Mallory Siebenaler
Mallory has proven herself as a model citizen in the community as well as an excellent student.  She participated in Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program at Terra Community College and has volunteered as an aid to developmentally handicapped students in the Family and Consumer Science program at Woodmore.  Additionally she volunteered time as an office aid and counselor at Camp Michindoh.  "Mallory is a wonderful young woman who is trustworthy and competent and we value her many, many hours of volunteer service," said Wodmore High School counselor Nancy Slotterbeck.