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The 2018 YMCA Storer Camp Scholarship Awarded

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The 2018 Lesley Harper Sr. Memorial YMCA Storer Camp Scholarships were awarded to four third graders at Ella P. Steward Academy for Girls. Serenity Henry, Omara Howard, Siemya Turnbow and La’Ryah Lee each received a scholarship for one week of summer camp with horseback riding lessons at YMCA Storer Camps in Jackson, Michigan.

Front Row - Serenity Henry, Omara Howard, Seimya Turbow, La'Ryah Lee...Back Row Shannon Tisdale School Counselor and Paul D. Thomas

Paul D. Thomas founded the annual scholarship in 2004 in memory of Lesley Harper Sr. the late Harper was a local general contractor who employed, trained and mentored many young men and women from the central city area of Toledo, many of them went on to become very successful in business and construction.

Thomas was one of those lucky individuals that Harper trained and mentored. Thomas has been a member of the Carpenters Union for 32 years and is currently a retired Senior Representative/Business manager from the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters. Thomas sits on the Board of Directors for YMCA Storer Camps and is also a member of the YMCA Storer Camps Scholarship Committee.

Thomas chose Ella P. Stewart Academy for girls because he attended Ella P. Stewart before it became an all-girls school. He chose third graders because it is a great entry age for summer camp at Storer and his first experience at Storer summer camp was as a third grader.

The selection was made based on academics, citizenship, attendance and an essay contest.

This year’s full sponsors are Laborers’ Local 500 and John Tharp, Lucas County Sheriff

The contributors include the Ella P. Stewart Alumni Association, the Burroughs Democratic Women’s Club, Howards-N-Company, Wesley Harper, Glenn Perryman, Kelly Westmoreland, Robin Lambright, Patricia Hicks and Lucas County Treasurer Lindsay Webb


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Revised: 08/16/18 14:12:12 -0700.

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