Amy Lawson Awarded Swanton Lions Club Scholarship
Amy Lawson, Swanton High School Class of 2021, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Swanton Chapter of Lions Club International. The primary criteria for consideration are community service and high school grade point average (GPA) along with other smaller factors.
Amy was a member of the Swanton Leos Club, a Lions Club youth organization, through all of middle school and high school. She was able to complete over 400 hours of community service in the Swanton area and other parts of Northwest Ohio. “Community service brings a sense of togetherness and a bond to the people around us. It brings people of all backgrounds in a community together for one common goal; to make the community better for everyone,” she explained in her essay that was submitted with the scholarship application.
In the classroom, Amy was an outstanding student, achieving a 3.9 overall GPA and garnering top-level honors for 11 quarters, scored high on all state tests and received the Teacher’s Award for Physics and Government.
Her performance in extra-curricular activities was equally impressive. Playing the trombone, Amy was a member of the Marching, Concert and Pep band all four years of high school, serving as a section leader for three years. She also played softball for the Lady Bulldogs and was on the bowling team every season.
Amy’s career as a bowling Lady Bulldog was legendary. She was First Team All Northwest Ohio Athletic League (NWOAL) three consecutive years after being named to the Second Team as a freshman. As a sophomore, Amy won the NWOAL Tournament Individual Championship and, as a senior, helped lead her team to the NWOAL Tournament Team Championship.
Ms. Lawson will be attending Bowling Green State University (BGSU) this Fall and will major in Adolescent Earth Science Education. She plans on becoming a teacher upon graduation.
Pictured: Swanton Lion Past President Richard Notestine presents a $1,000 scholarship check to Amy Lawson