On April 22, the Austintown Board of Education approved a new scholarship to be established in the district. The Austintown Fitch Class of 1962 began a scholarship in memory of two Austintown graduates that gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
The Sgt. James Pommersberger-Lt. Charles Brown Veteran's Scholarship is for students with parents who are military veterans or if the applicant indicates an interest in joining the military. The Austintown class of 1962 donated $5,000 to start the scholarship and will continue to fund it through fundraising.
Also recognized at the meeting was Andrea Folsom, the AFHS speech and debate team coach who received the Diamond Award this year.
''We are ranked in the top ten percent in the nation this year as well as have six members that are in the top ten percent in their categories. We are also placed first with our accumulative score in the state this year,'' said Folsom.
In other business the board:
* Heard a presentation from members of Future Business Leaders of America, to promote their rally on May 16.
* Heard a presentation from members of the Cenergistic team on their strategies to do a quick start program with the new buildings. This will ensure that energy is being saved from the beginning.
* Approved a donation of an iPad by Complete Custom Itinerary Service to be used by the Music Department at the middle school.
Members of the board and community spoke out about the bond issue that will be in affect if the levy passes. If the issue passes, thirty one million dollars would come from the state to build a new high school building. The next regular board meeting will be 6 p.m. May 28.