We want to celebrate the awesome things people are doing in our community!
There are awesome people, doing awesome things among us, who often go unrecognized for their action. We want to help celebrate those people's awesomeness, and need your help!
In the form below, we invite you to submit the name and story of anyone doing something awesome in Northeast Ohio. Big or small, these acts of awesomeness should be recognized.
Here are a few recent examples of awesome things being done by awesome people in Northeast, Ohio.
University of Akron students roast Haitian coffee to create $90,000 scholarship
Akronites can now buy locally roasted Haitian coffee through a unique partnership between a University of Akron student group and a local coffee roaster.
With the goal to raise $90,000 to give a Haitian student a four-year scholarship to UA, Zips for Haiti Coffee and Akron Coffee Roasters began last week to roast and sell bags of whole bean Blue Mountain coffee.
Pilot Club gifted 100 Canton students with dictionaries
This group of Gibbs School students won’t have to look up the word appreciation.
They were plenty grateful Monday to get new dictionaries from the Pilot Club of Greater Stark County.
Club members were on hand to present the books to about 100 third-grade students at the school at 1320 Gibbs Ave NE. Their teachers will hold onto them for the summer and they will be awaiting the students when they return for fourth grade in the fall.
Katy Falkenberg wins Cleveland Half Marathon leading 1-2 Stark finish
Katy Falkenberg led a 1-2 finish of former Stark County high school stars in the women’s half marathon in the 40th Cleveland Marathon on Sunday.
Falkenberg, a 2013 Hoover High School graduate, won the race in 1:23:44, a little over a minute ahead of Louisville graduate Samantha Norman.
Falkenberg recently graduated from Asbury University where she was a two-time River States Conference Runner of the Year in women’s cross country. She also set the school record in cross country (an 18:01 5K). Last fall, she won the league meet and qualified for the NAIA National Championships where she finished 64th.