Walter Horn Awards

Walter Horn Awards 2020 - Cancelled


Congratulations to the 2018-19 Walter Horn Award Winners


The History of the Walter Horn Awards

Raymond A. Horn
Outstanding Achievement Award

Named in honor of the late Dr. Raymond A. Horn, Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction Emeritus, this prestigious award recognizes students’ remarkable performance. Acknowledged as a national leader in the field of special education, Dr. Horn devoted more than 60 years of service to improving the quality of life and learning for students with disabilities. Dr. Horn left behind a legacy and a challenge to all to ensure that every student with a disability be given the respect and the opportunities to which they are entitled.

Franklin B. Walter
Outstanding Educator Award

Named in honor of the late Dr. Franklin B. Walter, Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1977 until 1991, a post held longer than any other state superintendent in Ohio’s history. With over 50 years of service as a teacher and administrator, Dr. Walter’s leadership is evident in many of Ohio’s quality educational initiatives and programs. Among these is the development of the nation’s first statewide plan for children with disabilities.

Outstanding Student Achievement - 2018-19

Auburn Career Center - Sophia Yankie
Berkshire Local Schools - Michael Artim
Broadmoor School - Lexis Zapp
Cardinal Local Schools - Kathryn Fazi 
Chardon Local Schools - Bailey Silvia 
Fairport Harbor Schools - Nora Urban
Geauga County ESC - Julian Dennis 
Kenston Local Schools - AJ Pemberton 
Kirtland Schools - Evan Santorelli
Lake County ESC - Erin Kelsey 
Madison Local Schools - Molly Roach
Mentor Public Schools - Janessa Smith
Newbury Local Schools - Ryan Mansfield
Painesville City Local Schools - Zachary Culpepper
Perry Local Schools - Joseph Fry
Riverside Local Schools - Tommy Davidson
West Geauga Local Schools - Jacob Meister
Wickliffe Schools - Sadie Stastny
Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools - Blake Miller 

Outstanding Educators - 2018-19

Auburn Career Center - Shelby Kaminski
Berkshire Local Schools - Rebecca Weema
Broadmoor School - Brooke Svoboda
Cardinal Local Schools - Tammy Misinec
Chardon Local Schools - Stephanie Seabeck
Fairport Harbor Schools - Sue Tyler
Geauga County ESC - Sylvia Jurcak
Kenston Local Schools - Patricia Fioritto
Kirtland Schools - Shawna Roche
Lake County ESC - Donna Fisher
Madison Local Schools - Heather Reho
Mentor Public Schools - Lynn Foor
Newbury Local Schools - Jennnifer Dassatti
Painesville City Local Schools - Evelyn Erb-Bognar
Perry Local Schools - Elisha Eppich
Riverside Local Schools - Anne Lowe
West Geauga Local Schools - Lisa Dwyer
Wickliffe Schools - Kim Hace & Jillian Negin
Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools - Deanna Elsing, Kurt Eyman, Bill Kennelly, & Daria Schudel

Family and Friends Celebrate Walter Horn Winners

 Family and friends attended the awards ceremony held on 
Wednesday, May 1 at Auburn Career Center. 

Special Thanks to Auburn Career Center Students

Refreshments provided by Auburn Culinary Program Students and Staff
Amy Ryan, Culinary Arts Instructor
Photography for Event provided by Auburn Student - Patrick Toothman

Thank you to our Sponsors

 Walter Horn Awards wouldn't be possible without the support of local businesses.
We offer a heartfelt Thank You to the following Sponsors:
  • Auburn Career Center Culinary Students/Staff
  • Auburn Career Center Plant Turf & Landscape Management Students/Staff
  • MPS Financial, Inc. 
  • Moose Lodge #490
  • VFW Post 2595 
  • Jennifer Felker, GCESC/LCESC
  • Chick-Fil-A - Mentor & Willoughby
  • Bluestone Perennials
  • Target - Mentor
  • YMCA - Geauga 

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