Kiwanis Honors Community and Students
June 16, 2022 by Staff Report

Members of the East Geauga Kiwanis (EGK) invited eight exemplary local students with their families to a celebratory banquet on May 31 at Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen in Middlefield...

Members of the East Geauga Kiwanis (EGK) invited eight exemplary local students with their families to a celebratory banquet on May 31 at Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen in Middlefield.

More than 60 enjoyed a family-style meal followed by the annual presentations for the Adams-Hunter Community Service awards and scholarships.

The evening began with Kimberly Brown, current president of the EGK, presenting a plaque of recognition to past president Jenn Fekete. Brown then presented the Adams Hunter Community Service Award to attorney Craig Swenson.

“Craig is well deserving of this award,” said Brown. “He is truly a giver to this community.”

Katherine Giza also received the Adams-Hunter Community Service award presented by Dianne Kellogg.

“Katherine raised more than $10,000,” said Kellogg. “For her Girl Scout project, she selected the Monarch Meadow home located in Claridon, which is the women’s recovery home for the Red Tulip Project.”

With the help of her mom, Giza organized a team, and they finished the 1,300-square-foot basement from floor to ceiling including audio and furnishings.

Claire Zurbuch and Dianne Kellogg presented Outstanding Freshman awards to Berkshire students Kylie Gleason and Calvin Dion, and Cardinal students Aubreigh Kitzmiller and Benjamin LoGerfo.

EGK scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded to Berkshire senior Angelina Romano and Cardinal seniors Matthew Miller and Colby Turon. Berkshire senior Hope Zagar received the Richard A. Moss Service Award.

In the fall, Angelina Romano will attend Ohio State University; Matthew Miller, Cornell University; Colby Turon, Ohio University; and Hope Zagar, will attend The Ohio State University.

The EGK Scholarship Committee for 2022 is Claire Zurbuch, Dr. Gilbert Farrell and Dr. Jack Youshak.