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The West Alumni Association is extremely proud and honored to announce our 2018 scholarship recipients. The Senior Class members that received a scholarship at the May 23rd Award Day Ceremony are listed below. Annually, since 1993, the Alumni Association has awarded scholarships thanks to the generosity of our wonderful Alumni. These eight graduates were each awarded a $1500 scholarship. This brings the total $162,000 awarded  to 190 graduates since 1993.

MR. COLTON BARRY plans to attend the University of Toledo. Colton remained on the Honor Roll throughout his senior year at West. He became involved in theatre production in 11th grade, and his projected college major is film and video. His high school curriculum has included college courses that will allow him to be considered a sophomore when he enters the University of Toledo next fall. Colton has worked diligently to improve his academic performance since his sophomore year. As a two-year employee of Steak and Shake, Colton has advanced to become a manager at the age of 17. West High is a family tradition. Colton’s mother, Erica Barry, was in the class of 1996.

MR. ELIJAH BUNDERS plans to attend Bowling Green State University. Academically, he has taken all the College Credit Courses offered at West according to Ms. Carrie Ebright, his Mathematics teacher. Elijah has been an active participant in student activities at West High. He involvement includes the Drama Club where he serves as President of the Theatre Dept. As a member of the Marching Band he has competed in several band invitationals, winning a “Lip-Sync” battle in 2016! Elijah has been on the Bowling Team throughout his high school career. His passion for playing tennis helped lead the West High Tennis Team to the City Championship in May 2017. His tenacity and work ethic will serve him well in his future endeavors.

MS. KARA McQUAID is the recipient of the Sid and Pat Cozad Smart Memorial Scholarship. She plans to pursue a career in nursing. Kara has taken many College Credit Plus courses. Her academic strength is particularly apparent in mathematics! A four-year member of the Cheerleading Squad and Varsity Softball team, she also played on the Varsity Basketball team during her senior year. Kara has received Perfect Attendance awards since 2014. Since 2008, she has played first violin for the Columbus Youth Symphony Orchestra. Family members Merrillyn Del Thompson ‘54, Alfred Lowell Datz ‘54), and Merrillee McQuaid ‘81 all graduated from West. School nurse Kathleen Budd, R.N. notes, “the sky is the limit for Kara academically.”

MR MALCOLM NEALE plans to attend Case Western Reserve University. He intends to study biology and Pre-Med. Malcolm has achieved honor roll status throughout his high school career, excelling while taking college level courses. His academic awards include being a member of the National Honor Society, Student Ambassador Certificate of Achievement, Columbus State Award of Excellence & Certificate of Completion - all in his junior year. Malcolm is a member of the Drama Club and is known for his creativity. He is currently employed by Tim Horton’s. His mother, Kimberly Jeffers Neale, is a 1991 West alum.

MR. MOHAMED OSMAN plans to attend the University of Akron where he intends to major in Business. Mohamed has enjoyed being a member of the West High Varsity Soccer team throughout his high school career. He was member of the Track Team his junior year. He was selected as Student of the Month in April 2016 and has been listed on the Honor Roll. Mohamed has studied diligently to maintain high academic standards at West. Mrs. Hardy, HPED teacher, states, “the possibilities are endless” for Mohamed.

MS. ELYNA SERRANO is the 2018 recipient of the Beverly Kimball Daugherty Memorial Scholarship. This Scholarship was made possible by the generous donation of Mrs. Daugherty’s husband, Mr. Bill Daugherty. Beverly was a 1963 Alum and a retired teacher. Elyna plans to major in criminology/law. Honor Roll has been consistently achieved throughout her high school years. Dean of Students, Mr. John Siemer reports, “Elyna is an honor roll student while maintaining a rigorous class load.” She has been a member of the softball, tennis, and wrestling teams, and she served as a guidance helper. She is employed by Bob Evans Restaurants.

MR. THOMAS SIEBERT plans to attend The Ohio State University, his “dream school!” Thomas plans to study criminology/criminal justice. He has been listed on the Super Honor Roll every quarter since sophomore year. Thomas was a Varsity baseball player for three years and played Varsity golf both junior and senior year. He was selected to the All City first team in golf. Coach Hardy notes that Thomas could “pursue any degree he chooses and become extremely successful.” Thomas is employed by Raising Canes.

2018 Scholarship Co-Chairs - Ginger Thrush '79 and Steve Scarpitti '74

front rows - Mohamed Osman, Kara McQuaid, Elyna Serrano, Elijah Bunders

back row - Colton Barry, Thomas Siebert, Khalif Hassan, Malcolm Neale, Jr.




Kendra Burt, Maya Bygrave, Jordan Claffey, Tori Green, Osman Hussein




Rebecca Kudjo, Conrtney Mullins, Raven Robinson, and Kevin Wolford. Missing from the photo are Korka Ba and Asmo Hussein. Or the far right is 2017 Scholarship Committee Co-Chair Ginger Thrush '79

Ms. Milagros Brito, Mr. Mohamed Isse, Mr. Aliou Djigo, Ms. Shimmar Whitney, Ms. Quasia Poole (was awarded the
Beverly Kimball Daugherty ’63 Memorial Scholarship), Mr. Kevin Landis

missing from photo - Ms. Kaylah Bradley (was awarded the Sid and Pat Cozad Smart ’47 Memorial Scholarship) and Ms. Luz Labra Herncindez


Front row - Ms. Alexia Robinson, Ms. Delayjia Kendall, Ms. Fatima Abukar, Ms. Hayley Weiner

middle row – Ms. Jourdin Steele, Ms. Amina Mohamed was awarded the Beverly Kimball Daugherty '63 Memorial Scholarship, Mr. Bradley Graessle, Ms. Allyson Tigner

back row – Mr. Tymaric West, Mr. Shane Wright, Mr. Phillip Cole, Mr. Marcell West

missing from photo - Ms. Monica Wolford who received the Sid and Pat Cozad Smart Memorial Science Scholarship (named after former West teacher Sid Smart and his wife, former West nurse Pat Cozad Smart ’47. Both are deceased.).

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Ms. Leisha Stainer received the Sid and Pat Cozad Smart Memorial Science Scholarship (named after former West teacher Sid Smart and his wife, former West nurse Pat Cozad Smart ’47. Both are deceased.).

Christina Dickerson, Leisha Stainer, Brandon Maynard, Peggy Pyles

missing from the photo - Mohamed Hassan (who was awarded the Beverly Kimball Daugherty '63 Memorial Scholarship), and Jeffery Menshouse

Sid & Pat Smart Memorial Science Scholarship - Ms. Basmery Martinez

Basmery Martinez, Marqeice Turner-Dean, Emily Thornton, Mariama Barry, Katherine Bustos-Chaves, Scholarship Committee co-chair - Fred Lancia '56 Jan.

Thomas Johnson, Chelsea Arthur, Marcus Payne, Maranda Harris, Chris Rhodes, Tranell Parker

Sid & Pat Smart Memorial Science Scholarship (named after former West teacher Sid Smart and former West nurse Pat Cozad Smart ’47) - Henal Patel.
Kassandra Taylor received the William 'Bill' Thrush '50 Athletic Scholarship.

Alumni Scholarship Recipients:
front row - Analiz Garibay-Solis, Caryl Sue-Ann Volk, Kaitlyn Kerns
back row - Henal Patel, Anthony Jordan, Kassandra Taylor, Joshua Thacker, Dariel Bustos Chaves

not pictured - Rosella Franklin, Jeremiah Link, Joshua Thacker

Row 1 - Susan Kelley, James Marshall, Kirsten Edwards, Jaclyn Dozer
Row 2 - Hailey Cramblitt, Riley Butcher, Samantha Little, Quinton Graham
Missing from the picture - Crystal Sangsanoy and Eric Stewart

Alesha Howze, Shana Ballard, Chelsie W. Fuller, Sarah Harper, Khirssy Pena, Thermion Rose, Katie Snell,
Caddice South, Dustin Thomas
(all of the recipients were not avaliable for the picture and they are not standing in the order of the names listed)

front - Brittney Crabtree, Jennifer Graham, Maria Gonzalez, Josh Dearing, Aisha Collins
back - La'Keesha Porter, Jessica Little, Tina Grafton, Joshua Edwards, Trachele Parker


front - Ashley Dearing, Michelle McDaniels, April Allen, Laura Chilcote, Matt Berndsen
back - Elizabeth Watts, Jeremy Gill, Anthony McDaniel missing from picture: Danny Kazee, Jr

Michael Blevins, Nona Blankenship, Justin Fields, Charity Buckley, Erik Gott - Sid Smart Scholarship, Chase Newcome,
Rachel Livengood (single picture)
Missing is Chlawna Conway

Tracy Brigner II,
Luftie Osmenaj, Rhonda Gilbert, Courtney Seagraves, Ashley Canter,
Missing from the picture is Abdimajid Abdirahman, winner of the Sid Smart Scholarship.

Dani Jo Stanton, Juli Grafton, Allen Oney, Jeannette Ozoria, Danaysa Caceres
Back: Drew Carter, Lane Newcome, Caleb Martin,
Devon Holliday
Natalie Berndsen, Leann Chilcote, Stephanie Gott, Fanta Kamara, Jamie Roberts, Markisha Pogue
Back: West Counselors Doug Ramsey and Nancy Bearor with West Principal Steve Kalliantas

Valerie Bachus, Kevin Hardy
Nicole Grafton, Amanda Seagraves, Rebecca Highbargin, Roger Naus, Jr., Sarah Jackson, Courtney Watters, Mrs. Marie Stafford (Sr. Counselor)
David Davis (not pictured)


Meredith Coakley, Christina Basham, Jennifer Teeters, Ben Breneman, Rebecca Reed, Sabrinia Coleman (not pictured)

Danielle Abshire, Nicole Jean Clay, Janet Cunningham, Megan Driscoll, Heather Gray, Amanda Lynch
Timothy Miller, Ian Powell, Keith Rawls, Sarah Stumpp
Denise Frabott, Sarah Fritchen, Megan Jackson, Roger Miller, Crystal Oliver, Amy Pendell, Jennifer Rembert, Kristy Searless, Melissa Taylor, Boonlat Thanasack, Jonathan Verity

Stephanie Bennett, Latisha Bright, Katrina Busick, Jason McCormack, Valerie Spears

Nate Bible, Jennifer Breniser,
Preston Holloway, Holly Pendell, Jennifer Thornton
Joe Fox, Melanie McLoughlin,
Jennifer Reynolds, James Saunders


Ryan Dobbins, Mickey Gourley, Kelly Rivers, Scot Swisher


Brian Beavers, Missy Breniser, DeAnna Tucker, Jennifer Wilson