AK Steel Announces the AK Steel Foundation's 2018 Sons and Daughters Scholarship Recipients
Globe Newswire 31-May-2018 9:35 AM
WEST CHESTER, Ohio, May 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AK Steel (NYSE:AKS) announced today that the AK Steel Foundation is continuing a longstanding tradition this year by awarding 20 college scholarships to sons and daughters of company employees. The awards recognize outstanding academic achievement, leadership and community involvement.
"Earning an AK Steel Foundation scholarship is an outstanding achievement, as the selection process is very competitive and rigorous," said Roger K. Newport, Chief Executive Officer of AK Steel. "We congratulate all of our 2018 scholars and their families and offer our best wishes for a successful academic career."
The AK Steel Sons and Daughters Scholarships are funded by the AK Steel Foundation and are worth a maximum of $20,000 each. The Middletown, Ohio Community Foundation independently reviews the applications and selects each recipient.
2018 Scholarship Recipients:
Morgan Baumann, daughter of Timothy Baumann of Cincinnati, Ohio and Jill Baumann Freudenberg of Hebron, Kentucky. Morgan attends Conner High School in Hebron, Kentucky where she is a member of the National Honor Society. Morgan is an active member of the academic team, leadership league and robotics team. Morgan plans to major in civil engineering at the University of Kentucky. Her father, Tim, works in the Cold Strip Mill at the company's Middletown Works.
Nadia Braswell, daughter of Justin Braswell of Westland, Michigan and Rebecca Haggerty of Romulus, Michigan. Nadia attends Woodhaven High School in Brownstown Charter Township, Michigan where she is a member of the National Honor Society and president of her school's diversity club. Nadia is also a member of the tennis team, marching band and Interact Charity Club. Nadia plans to major in political science at the University of Michigan. Her father, Justin, works in the Apprentice Maintenance Training Department at the company's Dearborn Works.
Nicholas Braun, son of Richard and Elizabete Braun of Mason, Ohio. Nicholas attends Kings High School in Kings Mills, Ohio where he is a member of the National Honor Society and environment club. Nicholas is also active in the school's marching band, pep band, jazz band and symphonic band. He plans to major in computer engineering at The Ohio State University. Nicholas' father, Richard, works in the Electrical Maintenance and Control Department at the company's Middletown Works.
Robert "Isaac" Campbell, son of Bruce "Doug" and Julie Campbell of Ashland, Kentucky. Isaac attends Fairview Independent High School in Ashland, Kentucky where he is a member of the National Honor Society. He is also active in football, track, basketball, Key Club and Future Business Leaders of America. Isaac plans to major in space science at Morehead State University. His father, Doug, works in the Basic Oxygen Maintenance Department at the company's Ashland Works.
Patricia "Tricia" Esarey, daughter of Nova James and step-daughter of Steve James of Tell City, Indiana. Tricia attends Perry Central High School in Leopold, Indiana where she is a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club. She also is a member of her school's cheerleading and volleyball teams. Tricia plans to attend Ball State University to study audiology and speech language pathology. Her step-father, Steve, works in the Contract Administration Department at the company's Rockport Works.
Golda Gershanok, daughter of Alexander and Deborah Gershanok of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Golda attends Mt. Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she is a member of the school's student council and principal's advisory board. She is also active in tennis and founded the Politics and Pizza Club. Golda plans to major in biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech University. Her father, Alexander, works in the Cold Mill Department at the company's Butler Works.
Macie Kercsmar, daughter of Michael and Melanie Kercsmar of Galena, Ohio. Macie attends Big Walnut High School in Sunbury, Ohio where she is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Math Honor Society. She is also a member of her school's tennis team. Macie plans to major in pre-medicine at the University of Tennessee. Her father, Michael, works in the Operations Department at the company's Headquarters.
Samuel Martin, son of Ryan and Sally Martin of Santa Claus, Indiana. Samuel attends Heritage Hills High School in Lincoln City, Indiana where he is class president and active on his school's swim team. He also is a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club. Samuel plans to major in business administration and management at Indiana University. Samuel's father, Ryan, works in the Customer Technical Services Department at the company's Rockport Works.
Bradlee McIntosh, son of David and Angela McIntosh of Madison Township, Ohio. Bradlee attends Madison High School in Madison Township, Ohio where he is a member of the school's soccer team. Bradlee is also a member of the National Honor Society, science club and steel band. Bradlee will attend Ohio Northern University and major in theoretical and mathematical physics. His father, David, works in the Electrical Maintenance and Control Department at the company's Middletown Works.
Clay Potochny, son of Eric and Diane Potochny of Butler, Pennsylvania. Clay attends Butler Area Senior High in Butler, Pennsylvania. He served as captain of the varsity ice hockey team. Clay plans to major in mechanical or material science engineering at Virginia Tech University. Clay's father, Eric, works in the Hot Mill Maintenance Department at the company's Butler Works.
Alyssa Prince, daughter of Richard and Kimberly Prince of Dresden, Ohio. Alyssa attends Tri-Valley High School in Dresden, Ohio where she is active in student council. She is also an active volunteer for Camp Invention and at her church. Alyssa will major in education at Ohio University-Zanesville. Her father, Richard, works in the Electrical Maintenance Department at the company's Coshocton Works.
Clinton Ransom, son of Keith and Kim Ransom of Germantown, Ohio. Clinton attends Valley View High School in Germantown, Ohio where he is a member of the National Honor Society and student council. He also is active with the Valley View Ping Pong Club. Clinton will major in business marketing at Miami University. His father, Keith, works in the Hot Strip Mill at the company's Middletown Works.
Carli Robinette, daughter of Richard "Mark" and Kimberly Robinette of Ashland, Kentucky. Carli attends Boyd County High School in Ashland, Kentucky where she is active in the National Honor Society and student council. She also is active in dance, Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta and pep club. Carli will major in dance at Northern Kentucky University. Her father, Mark, works in the Finishing Department at the company's Ashland Works.
Adam Short, son of Aaron and Barbara Short of Franklin, Ohio. Adam attends Bishop Fenwick High School in Franklin, Ohio where he is a member of the National Honor Society and French Club. He also is a member of the school's cross country and tennis teams, and a participant in 4-H of Warren County. Adam plans to major in accounting at Xavier University. His father, Aaron, works at the Basic Oxygen Furnace at the company's Middletown Works.
Brooke Sizemore, daughter of Christopher and Gina Sizemore of Franklin, Ohio. Brooke attends Franklin High School in Franklin, Ohio where she is a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. She also is active in cheerleading, student government and Spanish Club. Brooke will major in kinesiology at Miami University. Her father, Christopher, works in the Electrical Maintenance and Control Department at the company's Middletown Works.
Matthew Smith, son of Patrick and Pamela Smith of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. Matthew attends Chartiers Valley High School in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania where he is active in tennis, showband and Spanish Club. He is also a member of the National Honor Society. Matthew plans to major in computer engineering at Pennsylvania State University. His father, Patrick, works in the Environmental Affairs Department at the company's Mountain State Carbon facility.
Emili Stephens, daughter of Lance and Ginger Stephens of Tell City, Indiana. Emili attends Tell City Jr. – Sr. High School in Tell City, Indiana where she is a member of the school's volleyball and softball teams. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Key Club and pep club. Emili will attend the University of Evansville where she will major in biology/chemistry – pre-dental. Her father, Lance, works at the Continuous Galvanizing Line at the company's Rockport Works.
Elaine Suer, daughter of Mark and Faye Suer of Liberty Township, Ohio. Elaine attends Lakota East High School in Liberty Township, Ohio where she is active in Latin Club and Spanish Club. She is also active in the school's computer programming club. Elaine will major in liberal arts at the University of Cincinnati. Her father, Mark, works in the Primary Process Research Department at the company's Research and Innovation Center.
Makayla Waltman, daughter of Charlotte and Timothy Waltman of Fenelton, Pennsylvania. Makayla attends Karns City High School in Karns City, Pennsylvania where she is a member of the volleyball and cheerleading teams. She is also active in student council, National Honor Society, drama club and Spanish Club. Makayla will major in physician assistant studies at Gannon University. Her father, Timothy, works in the Silicon Department at the company's Butler Works.
Alec Weber, son of Dwayne and Linda Weber of Chicora, Pennsylvania. Alec attends Karns City High School in Karns City, Pennsylvania where he is a member of the soccer and cross country teams. He is a member of the National Honor Society and participates in math club and serves as a board member for the Karns City Scholastic Foundation. Alec plans to major in pharmaceutical science at Duquesne University. His father, Dwayne, works in the Mobile Maintenance Department at the company's Butler Works.
AK Steel AK Steel is a leading producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, primarily for the automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, electrical power generation and distribution markets. Through its subsidiaries, the company also provides customer solutions with carbon and stainless steel tubing products, die design and tooling, and hot- and cold-stamped components. Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati), the company has approximately 9,200 employees at manufacturing operations in the United States, as well as in Canada and Mexico. Additional information about AK Steel is available at www.aksteel.com.
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