2014 Scholarship Recipients

Ashley & Amanda Truesdale

Amanda Truesdale

Amanda Truesdale

Ashley Truesdale

Ashley Truesdale

Ashley & Amanda are identical twins from Delphos, OH. They were born August 18, 1995 to Mike and Sue. They have two brothers Michael, age 23 and Christopher, age 20. Ashley and Amanda have both cheered football and basketball for Jefferson Wildcats since seventh grade. They both played softball, were members of FCCLA, FCA, and Varsity D Club. Both girls had FCCLA projects quality for state. They were both members of choir and show choir. Ashley and Amanda were members of the Jefferson High School Marching band for five years and both held an office. The girls also were members of the commencement band for four years. Ashley and Amanda were also on the Prom Committee for their Junior year. They both received the Christy award for both football and basketball cheerleading. They also received Scholar Athlete awards.

Ashley was in Musical for three years and Amanda four years. They even played twins their freshman year. Both girls participated in Competition Color Guard receiving several first and second places for Flags and Rifles. They also received second place for baton Twirling. They took dance, tumbling and twirling for five years. They were competition cheerleaders since 8th grade. Ashley and Amanda participated in Canal Days Queen pageant. They are also members of the Senior High Youth Group for Trinity United Methodist Church. Ashley was a captain of the color guard her senior year and she received her four year color guard award. She was also chosen to represent her school at Buckeye Girls State at the end of her junior year. Amanda received the Director’s Award and the “Semper Fidalis” award from the United States Marines. Both awards were for band. Ashley and Amanda will be roommates at Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan, in the fall. They both received a scholarship by audition to be in the Adrian Marching and Concert Band. Both will be in color guard for Marching band. Ashley will play the saxophone/trumpet for concert band and Amanda will play clarinet. The girls were both recruited to cheer football and basketball for the Bulldogs! Ashely will be majoring in Social work. Amanda will be majoring in Athletic Training.

Ashley and Amanda were also a part of the Twins Days Royal Court in 2012 as the Princesses. The girls are celebrated their 15th Festival. They attended their first festival at 11 months old and won the “Cutest Twins” contest. They enjoy coming to the festival and seeing old and making new friends every year.

Twinsburg High School Scholarship

Mary Claire Chester

Mary Claire Chester

Mary Claire Chester

Mary Claire is so proud to be named one of the 2014 Twins Days Scholarship Award winners. She was born and raised here in Twinsburg and is a 2014 graduate of Twinsburg High School, where she was a four year letter winner in swimming, and was also the Student Athletic Trainer. Mary Claire is also a four year member of the award winning “Great Expectation Show Choir”. Currently, she is enrolled at the University of Mount Union and plans to major in Athletic Training, and hoped to become a college or high school athletic trainer after graduation. Mary Claire is employed as a lifeguard here in the city and enjoys travelling with her family and hanging out with her friends.

 

Mary Claire would like to welcome all of you to the 2014 Twins Days Festival and hopes you have a wonderful time! She has volunteered at the Festival for four years at the parade staging, and now plans on participating in the event in the future. She really enjoys being a part of this showcase for the city. “Thank you again for this Scholarship Award and have a great time this weekend!” – Mary Claire 

Twinsburg High School Scholarship

Meghan Ulisse

Meghan Ulisse

Meghan Ulisse

Meghan is the youngest of seven children in her family and has lived in Twinsburg her whole life. During her time at Twinsburg High School Meghan was in the orchestra, volunteered as a water girl for the football team, and was a four year member of the girls swim team. Meghan is a lifeguard for the City of Twinsburg as well. As a senior she took Post-Secondary classes at Kent State University, and this fall I will be attending Ohio University majoring in Actuarial Sciences.

As a life-long resident of Twinsburg Meghan is very honored to receive this scholarship from the Twins Days Festival Committee. Twins Days have always been a part of her summer. Meghan participated in the parade when I was younger with her dance troop, church, and her Girl Scout troupe. When she was in the middle school Meghan started volunteering to help with the Friday night family games with her church group. For the past four years she has volunteered in various other capacities through Twinsburg Athletic Boosters. Whether attending or volunteering at Twins Days, Meghan has always been proud to represent Twinsburg!