Shana Manz (Valedictorian, 4.566 GPA)
Parents: Chris and Erica Manz, Paulding
Clubs and activities: National Honor Society, Apostolic Christian young group, volunteering at Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen in Lima, disaster response teams with Apostolic Christian HarvestCall, vision trips to Ethiopia with All God’s Children International, volunteer work at The New Beginnings of Southwest Florida and food packaging for the underprivileged
Post-high school plans: Shana will attend Defiance College to study social work with a DC Dean’s Scholarship.
Allison Reineck (Salutatorian, 4.289 GPA)
Parents: Mitchell and Angelle Reineck, Paulding
Clubs and activities: National Honor Society, student council, Science Olympiad, engineering team, quiz bowl, FCCLA
Post-high school plans: Allison will study biology pre-medicine at Miami University, Oxford, with financial assistance from a Redhawk Excellence Scholarship, Bridges Program for Excellence, Mars Corporate and the Paulding County Hospital Foundation.
Heather Manz (Top scholar, 4.219 GPA)
Parents: Tony and Denise Manz, Paulding
Clubs and activities: National Honor Society, College Credit Plus, AP chemistry and literature, general assembler at InSource Technologies, violin lessons, Black Swamp Community Orchestra, Apostolic Christian Young Group, Apostolic Christian Harvest call activities, playing music at nursing homes
Post-high school plans: Heather will study music education at Purdue University, Fort Wayne, with a PFW Academic Scholarship.
Kalyn Strahley (Top scholar, 4.113 GPA)
Parents: Jeff and Connie Strahley, Paulding
Clubs and activities: 4.0 all four years in high school, Paulding County 4-H, Paulding FFA, Paulding FFA president, Ohio FFA state treasurer, Paulding County Junior Fair Board, varsity girls soccer, National Honor Society, Paulding FFA community garden, Challenged Champions Equestrian Center volunteer
Post-high school plans: Kalyn will study agriscience education at Ohio State University, Columbus, with an OSU Alumni Scholarship, Helena Homegrown Scholarship and Paulding FFA Alumni Scholarship.
Sydney Price (Top scholar, 4.089 GPA)
Parents: Jeff and Wendy Price, Paulding
Clubs and activities: scholar athlete, honor roll, senior class president, volleyball, drama department, National Honor Society, student council, yearbook staff, Peony Pageant representative, Relay for Life, Mini Relay for Life, American Red Cross
Post-high school plans: Sydney will study inclusive early childhood education at Bowling Green State University with a Freshmen Academic Scholarship.
Mallory Taylor ( Top scholar, 4.063 GPA)
Parents: Brad and Emily Taylor, Paulding
Clubs and activities: All A’s All Year Award, student of the month FFA Green Hand Degree, Scholar Student Award, Public Speaking CDE Sub-District second place, National Honor Society, engineering team, volleyball, softball, drama department, yearbook committee, DARE Camp chaperone, Paulding Elementary field day chaperone, Salvation Army holiday bell ringer, Blessings in a Bag, Paulding FFA alumni pancake and sausage dinner volunteer.
Post-high school plans: Mallory will attend Bowling Green State University to study dietetics with a Freshman Academic Scholarship.
Jaret Miller (Top scholar, 4.033 GPA)
Parents: Brian and Misti Miller, Paulding
Clubs and activities: National Honor Society, NWC Gold Scholar Athlete, District 7 Scholar Athlete, basketball (first team NWC, all county first team, county player of the year, second team district 7), baseball, NWC honorable mention, all county first team), summer food program, Mini Panther coach, summer kids coach for baseball and basketball, Paulding Church of Christ worship server, scripture reader, men’s leadership class participant
Post-high school plans: Jaret will attend the University of Findlay to study early childhood education with a U of F President’s Scholarship, Founder’s Award and Zachary Arend Scholarship.
Haylee Dominique (Top scholar, 4.031 GPA)
Parents: Jason and Lori Dominique, Paulding
Clubs and activities: Scholar Athlete, volleyball, softball, yearbook coverage editor, elementary office worker, National Honor Society, Paulding United Methodist Church
Post-high school plans: Haylee will study nursing at the University of Toledo with a Regents Scholarship.
Macy Iler (Top scholar, 4.03 GPA)
Parents: Mike and Marcy Iler, Paulding
Clubs and activities: National Honor Society, engineering team, student council, drama department, volleyball, basketball, club volleyball, youth disciple church group
Post-high school plans: Macy will study business administration and finance at the University of Toledo.
Charles Clapsaddle (Top scholar, 4.008 GPA)
Parents: David and Rachel Clapsaddle, Paulding
Clubs and activities: 4-H Jr. Leaders, soccer, Science Olympiad, engineering team, National Honor Society service, PASS basketball
Post-high school plans: Charles will study computer/web design at Rhodes State College, Lima.