Ambrosio and Dziedziak are Rotary’s seniors of May

By Donna Shurr and Liz Schultz

Courtesy photo Arianna Ambrosio and Marissa Dziedziak are the Oberlin Rotary Club’s seniors of May.

The Oberlin Rotary Club honors high school seniors each month during the school year for character and positive attitudes. They have contributed time and energy by helping the school and community and are excellent role models for the students at Oberlin High School and the Lorain County JVS. The Oberlin Rotary Club will donate $25 to a charity or project in each student’s name.

The Oberlin Rotary Club seniors of May were Arianna Ambrosio of Oberlin High School and Marissa Dziedziak of Keystone High School. They were honored at a weekly luncheon at Sterks of Oberlin.

Ambrosio is a strong supporter of athletics and community service. During high school she has played varsity soccer and softball. Ambrosio has been recognized as Most Valuable Player and Most Improved in soccer and MVP in summer softball. Her summer activities include playing summer tournament softball for Wildcat Pride to keep her skills sharp for OHS.

Besides being an athlete, Ambrosio organizes many spirit events for sports teams and she has made it a priority to support Oberlin sports. As part of her community service commitment, she has assisted in sporting events throughout the years. While being active in the Foreign Language Club, Ambrosio has also been involved in planning and presenting activities and programs for other students.

Through the outstanding art program, Ambrosio has used her talent to the fullest. Her dedication was recognized at the annual Scholastic Art shows both during her junior and senior year, winning three honorable mentions, two Silver Keys, and two Gold Keys. This exhibition is highly competitive and honors excellence in the arts. While maintaining excellent grades, outside of school Ambrosio works at Panera Bread.

Ambrosio plans to attend Bloomsburg University in the fall to study general anthropology with a specialization in archeology. Her goal is to receive her doctorate and be a site evaluator or dig technician leader.

Ambrosio’s organization of choice for a $25 donation is the Foreign Language Club of Oberlin High School.

Dziedziak is graduating from Keystone High School. Her record of activities speaks to a busy schedule of service, participation, and striving for excellence. She has earned awards for her academics and is a member of the National Honor Society. She has served on student council, participated in Youth-4-Youth, tutors, and is part of a homework club that helps students in middle school.

Dziedziak is a member of the dance team and has competed in various competitions, earning the title of All-American dancer by the United Dance Association. She has also performed with a competitive dance studio.

Outside of school, Dziedziak babysits and is involved with her church’s Helping Hands organization, which assists the homeless.

After graduation, Dziedziak will attend Wright State University through its direct admit nursing program. She hopes to eventually become a nurse anesthetist. She has already received a $2500 annual scholarship.

The charity she chose for a $25 donation is Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Courtesy photo Arianna Ambrosio and Marissa Dziedziak are the Oberlin Rotary Club’s seniors of May.

Courtesy photo Arianna Ambrosio and Marissa Dziedziak are the Oberlin Rotary Club’s seniors of May.

By Donna Shurr and Liz Schultz