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Longo Scholarship Awarded
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On Oct. 4, senior Megan Thomas was awarded the $3,000 Longo Scholarship.

On Oct. 4, senior Megan Thomas was awarded the $3,000 Longo Scholarship. Mrs. Longo is a 1968 graduate of Berkshire High School and created…

Longo Scholarship Awarded
On Oct. 4, senior Megan Thomas was awarded the $3,000 Longo Scholarship.
Mrs. Longo is a 1968 graduate of Berkshire High School and created this annual scholarship in 2012 to assist students applying to a two-year, four-year or technical school. Each applicant was required to write an essay on what has been the most important lesson in life that he/she has learned so far.
Congratulations go to Megan on her achievement.
Badgers Host Hunger Game
The Berkshire Badgers volleyball team hosted the first ever Hunger Game on Oct. 8. Named after the popular book series, the night was to benefit the Geauga Hunger Task Force, which works with United Way to help fight hunger in Geauga County, with various food pantries throughout the county. The Badgers have always done some sort of benefit game in the past, but this year they wanted to personally help people right in their own backyard.
To help raise funds, T-shirts were sold beforehand for $10 or for $8 with a donation of a nonperishable food item. Canned goods were also collected at the game. All proceeds raised will go directly to the local cause.
Two lucky winners who brought in goods got the “best seats in the house” with comfortable chairs in the middle with a great view of the game. There were also various baskets raffled off to help the cause. The money was estimated to come in at around $800 total, with between 100 to 200 pounds of food collected.
Along with it being a very special night for fighting hunger, it also was the last home game of the season, meaning it was also senior night for the Badger volleyball players. Senior Gabby Spangler was honored before the game, and many of the players showed their support with posters and gift bags.
Overall, it was a beneficial night for the community and should hopefully help the Geauga Hunger Task Force’s goal of fighting hunger.

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