Education roundup: Central Catholic High School appoints assistant principal

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PERRY TWP. – Central Catholic High School has appointed Nicole Singer as assistant principal. She will succeed Noelle Waltenbaugh, who will become a guidance counselor at the school.

Singer, a 2004 graduate of Central Catholic, has been a teacher with the Massillon City School District since 2011. She was the head of the Social Studies Department and 2021 Massillon Washington High School Teacher of the Year.

She received her Master of Arts Education Administration Degree and Ohio principal's license from the University of Akron and her Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Social Studies Education and History from Walsh University.

GlenOak, McKinley grads win scholarships

GlenOak High School graduate Gabriella Harris has been awarded a scholarship from the Richard T. Naples Sr. Education Foundation, according to a news release. The foundation offers its annual scholarships to current high school seniors and college students who reside in Trumbull, Mahoning and Stark counties.

Naples, who owns fireworks stores in Niles, Hubbard and Canton, established the fund 24 years ago to help young adults with the cost of higher education.

Case Farms has awarded McKinley High School graduate Kevonne Wright the J. Leroy Cook Memorial Scholarship, according to a news release. Kevonne is attending Ohio State University with a double major in psychology and human nutrition. The North Carolina-based poultry farming and processing group has awarded more than $34,000 in scholarships this year to 12 children of Case Farms’ employees. Wright's father, Norman Gardner, works at the Canton facility.

Established in 2006 by Case Farms founder Thomas Shelton, the scholarship honors longtime Case Farms employee J. Leroy Cook, a former senior vice president of operations at the company.

Jackson grad recognized for State Science Day competition

Snehal Choudhury of Jackson High School recently was recognized for having competed five years at State Science Day, a program of The Ohio Academy of Science, according to a news release. State Science Day showcases academic achievement for students pursuing inquiry-based scientific research and engineering design whose long-term goal is to develop a workforce to apply STEM knowledge to solve problems in manufacturing, engineering, health sciences, and technology-based industries, according to a news release.

Chiappini inducted into Stark State alumni Hall of Fame

JACKSON TWP. – Thomas Chiappini of Canton has been inducted into Stark State College’s 2022 Alumni Hall of Fame in recognition of his professional and community achievements.

Chiappini, who earned an associate of applied science degree in electrical engineering in 1985, holds a master of business administration degree from Ashland University, a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from Kent State University and served an electrical apprenticeship at LTV Steel. He holds a certificate in historic preservation technology from Belmont Technical College.

He joined the college in 2004 and serves as vice president of business, finance and information technology. He also served as the college’s interim president in 2011.

Law enforcement academy deadline is July 15

JACKSON TWP. – Stark State College is accepting applications until 4 p.m. July 15 for its next law enforcement academy, which runs Aug. 29 to May 14.

Classes in this part-time academy are scheduled Monday through Thursday from 6-10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students must enroll in each semester’s courses concurrently.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

For more information or to apply, email or visit

Mount Union program earns Ohio Board of Nursing approval

ALLIANCE – The Ohio Board of Nursing has granted The University of Mount Union Department of Nursing full approval for the next five years. To earn this approval, Mount Union’s nursing program underwent a survey with members of the OBN who met with students, faculty and program administrators. The OBN also toured the University’s facilities, including labs and simulation rooms. They focused on ensuring the requirements of Chapter 4723-5, of the Ohio Administrative Code were met and maintained. The board found that all requirements were fulfilled.

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