Achievements Celebrated in Edgewood

TRENTON, Ohio – As Edgewood City School District approaches the end of the 2018-2019 school year, students and staff are celebrating their achievements.

Edgewood seniors will graduate on Saturday, May 25. As they approach the finish line, many of the graduating students are being recognized for their future plans.

Eleven Edgewood Seniors take an oath to serve in the armed forces

Eleven seniors at Edgewood have made the decision to serve their country in the U.S. armed forces. On April 29, they were honored at the annual Military Recognition Ceremony. The event was hosted by the Butler County Educational Service Center and Butler Tech at the Savannah Center in West Chester.

U.S. Air Force Major General Allan Day of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton was the keynote speaker at the event. Day presented each of the nearly 100 Butler County students with a challenge coin to remind them of their commitment to protect and defend the country.

Army enlistees from Edgewood include Olivia Bietenduvel, Evan Cunningham and Autumn Strong. Alexandria Brown, Andrew Teague and Andy Weaver will serve in the Air Force. Kayla Bowling, Cecilia Hampton and Jacob Sousa will join the Navy. Matthew Blain Fryman and Heather Hall have committed to the Marines.

While some of the graduating seniors chose to join the military, others will continue their education at a college or university.

Trenton Lions Club Awards Scholarship

Alexandria Felts, Trenton Lions Club Scholarship winner. Photo submited

One of these students, Alexandria Felts, was selected as the recipient of the 2019 Trenton Lions Club scholarship. Felts was honored with the award at the Lions Club awards program on April 25.

Felts is one of the top ten students in her class, based on weighted GPA. The other nine students are Elizabeth Coldiron, Cassidy Crouch, Zoey Howard, Jacob Oney, Olivia Page, Christian Peerzada, Grant Rawlins, Brook Theobald and Kyra Wells.

Other groups at Edgewood are also marking the year’s accomplishments. The Edgewood/Butler Tech Future Farmers of America (FFA) held their annual banquet on April 27. The group honored students with awards and scholarships. Award winners include Heidi Edens, Abby Schmit, Hunter Bontrager, Chloie Abrams, Alex Felts, Brooklyn Manning, Haley Linz, Corrie Wilder and Samantha Cornette.

Athletic Excellence

The school is also honoring students who display athletic excellence. Two Edgewood students, Wade Phillips and Evan Brown, played in the 74th annual North South Classic All-Star football game on April 27 in Massillon. The students played for the south team, and were joined by Coach Scott Clemmons. The South team won the game: South 35, North 33.

To mark their departure from the school district, Edgewood seniors decided to give back to their community. The senior class held the first annual Edgewood Senior Service Day on April 29, partnering with the City of Trenton, Seven Mile Elementary School and Babeck Early Childhood Center to complete a variety of projects.

Edgewood High School Principal Doug Geygan created the event in hopes that it will continue for years to come. Geygan wanted to create an event that all seniors would enjoy.

“I’m so proud to see how excited our seniors were to be a part of this event,” Geygan said. “The results of their hard work, energy, and effort was truly inspiring.”

Edgewood High School’s Class of 2019 will graduate on Saturday, May 25. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. in Miami University’s Millett Hall.

Follow events and new in Butler County Ohio! Join