Summit freshmen Shannon Dennemann, Norwood; Liam Lakhia, Loveland; and Evan Mescher, Clermont County’s Union Township, are among the 35 recipients of this year’s scholarship from the Aubrey Rose Foundation.
The scholarship is awarded based on a child’s kindness and willingness to give back to the community.
Meet this year’s Summit recipients:
Liam, a St. Margaret of York alumnus, has turned a negative situation into one that can bring a positive impact.
He was diagnosed as a child with a severe immune system disorder, and instead of allowing the ailment to hinder him, he took a stand by raising awareness, fundraising for research and developing support groups for peers. In the past, he has spoken at and attended a national conference to educate people about the disorder.
At The Summit, Liam maintains his commitment to service through organizations such as Hope Squad and Matthew 25: Ministries.
Liam runs cross country at Summit and plans to run track in the spring. He also plays the guitar.
Shannon, an alumna of The Summit’s Harold C. Schott Middle School, was inspired to make the world a kinder place by taking control of her own behavior. She regularly acts with others in mind whether it is scraping teachers’ cars after it snows, taking food to the homeless or recycling school supplies.
As a Middle School student, she participated in numerous school activities including the Praise Team, Diversity & Inclusion Team, Destination Imagination, Service Club, Knights Ink!, History Club and Knights of the Round Table Student Leadership. She was active in school productions of Godspell, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
She is currently a member of The Summit’s volleyball program.
Prior to The Summit, Evan attended Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM). Similar to Liam, he focuses on not letting an ailment keep him from having a positive impact on others.
Passionate about service, Evan volunteers with his parish at IHM and helps his father with the Knights of Columbus. He was also nominated to attend Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.
Evan is a strong academic student with a passion for math. He enjoys engineering, 3D printing/design, robotics and technology.
To date, there have been 485 scholarship recipients of the Aubrey Rose Scholarship.