Bay Men's Club awards scholarships

Jane Finley, Claire Blevins and Mason Hewko

The Bay Men’s Club has awarded $1,500 scholarships to three very deserving Bay High students: Claire Blevins, Mason Hewko, and Jane Finley.

Scholarships are awarded based on need, character, scholastic achievement and leadership qualities.

Blevins enjoys art, photography, being outside, and hanging out with friends. She was on the varsity volleyball team her freshman and sophomore years, which got cut short after she was diagnosed with cancer in 2017. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and after many rounds of chemo and hospitalizations she finished treatment in December 2019, only to sadly relapse in March. She is preparing for a bone marrow transplant in June, and plans to take classes at Cuyahoga Community College her first year while she finishes treatment, then transfer to another four-year college and major in nursing.

Hewko is a member of the National Honor Society (NHS), band, swim team, and choir. He was a two-year captain of the swim team, treasurer of NHS and a cappella, vice president of show choir, and has been on band leadership since sophomore year. He plans on attending Belmont University in Nashville to study music business with a hopeful double major in singing/songwriting and a potential minor in mathematics.

Finley will be attending Miami University in the fall to major in political science with a minor in physiology and law. She was a member of NHS, student council, thespians, and class officers. She was the editor for the yearbook, chairman for YPF, and a lieutenant and captain for Rockettes. Jane was also extremely involved in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and was named Student of the Year in 2018 for raising $70,000. She continues to raise money for the organization with the school.

“The accomplishments of these three recipients, both academically and in other fields, is quite impressive,” scholarship committee chairperson Peter Gierosky said. “We are happy to provide this seed money for our leaders of tomorrow.”

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