Buchtel Academic Achievement

Profiles in Excellence
Posted on 06/17/2019
Image of Buchtel Class of 2019 Scholarship Recipients(Courtesy Akron.com/West Side Leader)

The graduation ceremony for Buchtel Community Learning Center’s (CLC) 125 seniors in the Class of 2019 was held May 29 at The Word Church.

Ronald Raine was named valedictorian. He plans on attending The Ohio State University (OSU) and received a $77,000 scholarship. Salutatorian Ladhavion Duncan will attend Hiram College and received a $30,000 scholarship.

Other top 10 students, along with the colleges they are attending or plans after high school and scholarships received, include Imani Jackson, West Virginia Wesleyan College, $33,500; Daechanea Williams, OSU, $61,000; Diamond Hunter, the U.S. Army; Marquette Vickers, OSU, $61,000; London Green, Kent State University (KSU), full tuition; Michelli Phinnessee, OSU, $61,000; Zethran Jackson, KSU, $108,000; and Ky’asia Williams, Clark Atlanta University, $1,000.

Receiving full-ride scholarships to OSU were Raine, Williams, Vickers and Phinnessee. Johnell Parnell and Zethran Jackson received full-ride Steve Harvey Scholarships to KSU.

Eighteen Buchtel students were offered academic scholarships. At the end of May, school officials reported students received a total of $434,592 in scholarship money.

Image of Buchtel Class of 2019 Scholarship Recipients
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