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WKBN Awards $1,500 Scholarship to Contest Winner - Vindicator

Caring for Our Community Campaign, hosted by WKBN-TV 27, recently awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Alec Cole, a senior at Trumbull Career & Technical Center, winner of the Tom Holden Memorial Scholarship contest. He and the runners-up were honored at a luncheon at the Maronite Center on March 24.

More than 200 students from local high schools and career and technical centers submitted public service announcements they had written for local nonprofit organizations. Cole selected Animal Welfare League of Trumbull, and his winning entry will be shown throughout the year on WKBN. The five runners-up each received $100 and also will have their announcements featured on WKBN commercials throughout April.

The first runner up is Mackenzie Opritza, junior at Lowellville High School, her entry featured Help Hotline. Second is Izabella Lileas, senior at TCTC, featuring the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County. Third is Mary Wack, junior at Hubbard, featuring the Alzheimer’s Association. Fourth is Santino Diaz-Palma, junior at Struthers, featuring Lifebanc. Fifth is Mia Salvato, senior at TCTC, featuring the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp.

Caring Campaign is sponsored by Huntington Bank, Window World, Dunkin’ Donuts, Safelite AutoGlass and Braking Point Recovery Center.

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