Kennedy Catholic student wins Tom Holden scholarship

CFOC tom holden scholarship winner

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Friday was the annual WKBN 27 First News Caring for Community luncheon at Antone’s Banquet Centre in Boardman.

Each year, we award one local student a $1,500 scholarship in memory of WKBN news anchor Tom Holden. Students from across the Valley compete for that scholarship by writing a Public Service Announcement for a local non-profit group.

This year’s winner was Emilee Taylor from Kennedy Catholic High School in Hermitage. Her PSA was for the American Cancer Society and she said working on it had a big impact on her life.

“I am hoping for more people to join Relay for Life and to be a part of that and be part of a team. It’s a great thing to do and for cancer patients to know also that there is a lot of people and support behind them,” Taylor said.

Our panel of judges also picked five runners-up in the competition, who were honored on Friday. They came from Ursuline, Kennedy Catholic, Lowellville High and Trumbull Career and Technical Center.


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