Walter Horn Awards

Congratulations to the 2017-18 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 - 2017-18

Auburn Career Center - Samantha Loze
Berkshire Local Schools - Aurora Martin
Broadmoor School - Zachery Watren
Cardinal Local Schools - Nicolas Cooper 
Chardon Local Schools - Tyler Poboda 
Fairport Harbor Schools - Betty Mollard
Geauga County ESC - John Petronzio 
Kenston Local Schools - Katherine Devonshire 
Kirtland Schools - Ian Moosey
Lake County ESC - Madeline Klimovich 
Madison Local Schools - MyKenzie O'Brien
Mentor Public Schools - Brady Harmon
Newbury Local Schools - Mark Morgan
Painesville City Local Schools - Blakemore Robinson
Perry Local Schools - Ryan Budziak
Riverside Local Schools - Lauren Jacobson
Summit Academy Community School - Alexander Nalepka
West Geauga Local Schools - Ellie Todd
Wickliffe Schools - Marcus Wright Jr.
Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools - Mateo Zerbian 

Outstanding Educators - 2017-18

Auburn Career Center - Gregg Evans
Berkshire Local Schools - Tamara Beitzel-Rowe
Broadmoor School - Elizabeth Torcovsky
Cardinal Local Schools - Lila Nappier
Chardon Local Schools - Becky Mele, Shalyn Swick & Jacklyn Zenz
Fairport Harbor Schools - Russ Messer
Geauga County ESC - Martha Barcikoski, Laura Malkerson & Sara DeMuch
Kenston Local Schools - Christine Zack
Kirtland Schools - Marie Reeves
Lake County ESC - Hunjin (Jenni) Oh
Madison Local Schools - Keri Kish
Mentor Public Schools - Lindsay Laufik, Bill Schultz & Kim Apel
Newbury Local Schools - Kathleen Ebbert
Painesville City Local Schools - Rebecca Leonti
Perry Local Schools - Diane Pietrzak
Riverside Local Schools - Bill Conway
Summit Academy Community School - Audrey Leonard
West Geauga Local Schools - Renee Schonhiutt
Wickliffe Schools - Susan Miller
Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools - Tracey Svitavsky & Kyle Bizjak

Family and Friends Ready to Celebrate Walter Horn Winners

 Family and friends attended the awards ceremony held on 
Wednesday, April 25 at Auburn Career Center. 

Special Thanks to Auburn Career Center Culinary Program

Refreshments provided by Auburn Culinary Program Students and Staff
Amy Ryan, Culinary Arts Instructor 




 Sofyea Bailey


 Kyle Dawson

 Corey Berzins


 Zane Drebus

 Claire Brent


 A.J. Haffa

 Dargan Bristow


 Rosie Hedger

 Brianna Campbell


 Rhamaud Henton

 Max Gibbons


 Hunter Hess

 Bridget Green


 Ian Krieger

 Drew Hill


 Zach Laderer

 Devin Kelly


 Tyrone Landers

 Sierra Linger


 Maggie Myers

 Nadia Marino


 Sierra Nason

 Dylan Piekarski


 Leslie Negrete

 Adolfo Rangel


 Shane Prolenski

 Christopher Rodriguez


 Erick Rivera

 Alayna Solly


 Maria Sterringer

 Emily Svihlik


 Noah Thompson

 Michael Weston


 Jesseca Urban



 Tytianna Washington


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
  • Chick-Fil-A - Mentor
  • Domino's Pizza - Madison 
  • Lake Metroparks 
  • Target - Mentor & Willoughby 
  • Walmart - Mentor & Chardon
  • YMCA - Geauga 

SST4 Staff LOVE Walter Horn Day!


Thanks to our Volunteers!

Student volunteers from Gesu Catholic School.