Twenty young people of Mahoning County who have shown leadership through community volunteerism, academic success and extracurricular activities will be honored in April. The Tribune Chronicle, along with Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley, Town Crier Community Newspapers and Mahoning Valley Parent magazine have chosen its inaugural Twenty Under 20 to honor youth leaders from around the county.
This year's five top students will choose a local 501(c)3 charity to receive a cash award. The names of the top five students will be announced at the Twenty Under 20 recognition dinner planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 at The Georgetown in Boardman.
This year's honorees include:
Michael Angiolelli, Cardinal Mooney High School
Victoria, Armour, Austintown Fitch High School
Ernest Barkett, Canfield High School
Drew Bennett, Canfield High School
Skylar Berger, Youngstown Early College
Alan Burns, Boardman High School
Zach Cain, Springfield Local High School
Emily Erb, South Range High School
Scott Erb, South Range High School
Christina Garcia, Youngstown Early College
Kent Hilderbrand, South Range High School
Richard Jenkins, Canfield High School
Marcus Masello, Boardman High School
Tradaiza Merchant, Austintown Fitch High School
Akeera Mitchell, Youngstown Early College
Christian Moore, South Range High School
Max Morrow, Boardman High School
Murphy Sharp, Cardinal Mooney High School
Zachary While, Austintown Fitch High School
Michele Whiteleather, Canfield High School
Honorees, along with two of their family members, will receive free tickets to the banquet. Community supporters are welcome to attend and tickets are $20 each. For tickets or information about the award presentation, contact Sue Shafer, Tribune Chronicle, 240 Franklin St., SE, Warren, OH 44483 or call 330-841-1696.