Trent Weigel Awarded Swanton Lions Club Scholarship
Trent Weigel, Swanton High School Class of 2021, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Swanton Chapter of Lions Club International. It was the second of two scholarships given by the Swanton Lions to this year’s graduating seniors of Swanton High School. The primary criteria for consideration are community service and high school grade point average (GPA) along with other smaller factors.
Trent performed his community service as a member of the National Honor Society (NHS), an organization devoted to academic excellence as well as having its participants actively involved with their community. “I believe community service is important in showing support and leadership. I think it is a way of showing your thanks for everything the community has provided for you,” wrote Trent in his essay provided with his scholarship application. “I also believe it shows responsibility and that you take pride in and care for the well being of your community and everyone that resides within it.”
In the classroom, Trent compiled an exceptional Grade Point Average of 4.47, receiving top honors in every quarter during his high school career. He was also a Scholar Athlete in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League (NWOAL) and received a Student of the Month Award from the Swanton Rotary.
Outside the classroom, Trent was a three-sport athlete earning a starting position in football as a quarterback, basketball as a guard and baseball at several positions. He also was involved in the high school’s Show Choir and the spring play.
Mr. Weigel will be attending The Ohio State University this Fall and majoring in business.
Pictured: Swanton Lion Past President Richard Notestine presents a $1,000 scholarship check to Trent Weigel