Walter Horn Awards

Congratulations to the 2016-17 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 Achievement - 2016-17

Sara Allen - Wickliffe Schools
Mason Babic - Auburn Career Center
Brittany Brickman - Perry Local Schools
Shawn Deck - Kirtland Schools
Terrance Delahanty - Summit Academy Community School
Angel Garcia Rodriguez - Painesville City Local Schools
Erik Halstead - Fairport Harbor Schools
Evelin Hernandez - Chardon Local Schools
Erik Knotts - Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools
Samuel Majoros - Riverside Local Schools
Sean McIntosh - Mentor Public Schools
Baylee Morgan - Lake County ESC
Casey Orloski - West Geauga Local Schools
Vincent Polito - Newbury Local Schools
Cyndle Reese - Cardinal Local Schools
Jenna Revak - Berkshire Local Schools
Jamie Rondo - Kenston Local Schools 
Miranda Schauer - Broadmoor School
Jamie Stanley - Geauga County ESC
Athena Stute - Berkshire Local Schools 
Brandon White - Madison Local Schools 

Outstanding Educators - 2016-17

Emily Abbott and Elizabeth Sebbio - Riverside Local Schools
Allison Bennet and Courtney Eppich - Mentor Public Schools
Ann Colaneri - Madison Local Schools 
Nicole Fisher - Broadmoor School
Matthew Griesmer - Summit Academy Community School
Suzanne Holmen - Auburn Career Center
Heather Horton - Perry Local Schools
Michelle Howell - Lake County ESC
Beth Hrusovsky - Kirtland School District
Margie Kreft - Chardon Local Schools
Nick Leskiewicz and Roy Infalvi - Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools
Johnathan Luster - Fairport Harbor Schools
Sharon Miller - Painesville City Local Schools 
Stacie Packard - West Geauga Local Schools 
Candi Peters - Cardinal Local Schools
Patricia Porcello - Wickliffe City Schools
Abra Schweickert - Kenston Local Schools
Michelle Sivillo and Rebakah Martin - Berkshire Local Schools
Mandi Tovar - Geauga County ESC 
Anna Tribuzzo - Newbury Local Schools

A Packed House Awaits the Walter Horn Awards

 Family and friends attended the awards ceremony held on
Wednesday, April 26 at Auburn Career Center. 

Special Thanks to Auburn Career Center Culinary

Refreshments provided by Auburn Culinary Students and Staff
Amy Ryan, Culinary Arts Instructor 
                                         Junior                                       Seniors
                                   Sofyea Bailey                              Nicole Bond
                               Brianna Campbell                          Kelsey Collier
                                   Max Gibbons                             Braydon Noble 
                                      Drew Hill                             Danielle O'Donnell 
                                     Devin Kelly                          Casey Shuttleworth
                                  Adolfo Rangel
                           Christopher Rodriguez                     
                                   Alayna Solly
                                  Emily Svihlik 

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 
  • MPS Financial, Inc. 
  • The McCaskey Team- RE/MAX
  • The Wagon Wheel
  • Moose Lodge #490
  • Starr's Cars
  • J's Pizza
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Target- Mentor & Willoughby 
  • Walmart- Eastlake & Chardon