BEREA, Ohio – Bryce Yockel of Byron was among 680 students who earned named scholarships at Baldwin Wallace University this fall. Yockel, a graduate of Byron-Bergen High School, earned the Lois Zolliker Scholarship.

Kelsey Fuller of Alexander was among several Canisius College students who rolled up their sleeves to participate in the college’s first Virtual Service Week. Kelsey, a graduate of Byron-Bergen High School, is pursuing a degree in marketing.

Organized by The New Buffalo Institute at Canisius, Virtual Service Week took place Oct. 19 to 23. Each day represented a different service theme: social justice, borders and migration, healthcare and health equity, environment and sustainability, and education. Students could chose to participate in one or more of the themed events, each of which offered opportunities for them to engage in service, advocate for change, or to collaborate with or make a donation to a community partner.

Film screenings and educational resources were also part of the week’s activites and since the service was primarily virtual, students were asked to share their participation efforts via social media posts.

A new Canisius College class of nearly 500 students is navigating college life for the first time while navigating a new normal marked by the coronavirus. The incoming class includes first-year and transfer students, and represents more than 200 high schools from 21 states and eight countries.

The following new area students attending Canisius include: Kelsey Fuller of Alexander, Caroline Kern of Akron, Nathan Sherman of Medina, Leslie Arneth of Le Roy, Eliot Smith of Le Roy, Jacob Cobti of Akron, Tyler Marble of Akron, Bryce Davis of Darien Center, Mario Rosales of Batavia, Joseph Wesolowski of Attica, Brennen Harris of Medina, Madisyn Tomaszewski of Batavia, and Ryan Davis of Darien Center.

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