On the latest episode of Community Spotlight we discuss the ASPIRE Nurse Scholars Program with Daria Sheafe, the Nurse Education Program Coordinator at the Cleveland Clinic.
ASPIRE is a 12 week program that offers instruction to high school juniors to develop their understanding of a career in nursing. Upon completing the program participants will receive a $500 monetary stipend, and select participants will be invited to return for a second year to mentor new students. Returning seniors will also have an opportunity to earn a full scholarship at Cuyahoga Community College to complete their RN degree.
Student Eligibility Criteria
Enrolled in the 11th grade during the 2017/2018 academic year
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (as demonstrated by an official transcript)
Ability to attend all 12 Saturday sessions
Application Deadline: October 20, 2017
All applicants will be notified by email in a timely manner and provided next steps in the process. Cleveland Clinic will make the final selections based upon the strength of the student’s entire application including GPA, transcript, written essay, letters of reference, and interview. Cleveland Clinic reserves the right to reject any application. Apply online at clevelandclinic.org/ASPIRE
CMSD celebrated the athletic accomplishments of 14 high school seniors Wednesday but reveled even more in the fact that they are headed for college.
Fourteen student-athletes (see list below) announced their selections of colleges and universities as part of National Letter of Intent Signing Day. A dozen sat before media and beaming parents as they signed their commitments in unison and donned ballcaps bearing the logos of their chosen schools.
Two of the students attend John Hay Campus, while the others have competed for Glenville High School. Both schools made the state football playoffs this past season, with Glenville finishing as Division II runner-up.
One of the students has received a track scholarship; the rest got theirs for football. OSU football recruit Marcelys Jones is already enrolled at the university.
Glenville running back Devine Redding, who also celebrated a birthday Wednesday, is headed for the University of Inidana.
Devine, who stands 5-foot-11, weighs 210 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, hopes to see time on the football field as a freshman. In the classroom, he will study entrepreneurship and plans to eventually start a small business.
Playing for Indiana would pit him against three Glenville classmates — Marshon Lattimore, Erick Smith and Jones — who have committed to play for Big 10 power OhioState. He smiled at the thought of being on opposing teams.
“You got to do what you got to do,” he said in an interview. “We’re all going to be friends, but we’re going to compete.”
Glenville defensive back Erik Simpson will join the KentState football team as a safety but hopes to play cornerback so he can “use my athleticism.” He credited his success to support from his parents, Glenville coach Ted Ginn Sr. and “all my loved ones.”
Off the field, he said: “I’m planning to study engineering or aeronautics, but I’m going in undecided and will debate between the two.”
Ginn estimated that in 17 years of coaching, he has sent more than 300 athletes on to college. He said more than 40 have played for OhioState and other Big 10 schools, making Glenville the largest source of talent for the conference in the country.
Ginn, a father figure to his players, said the student-athletes must remember that they are only “one slip-up” away from losing all they have worked for and that they have to stay focused.
“Our children, there is so much noise out there,” he said after the ceremony. “You’ve got to fight.”
Here’s the list of Senate scholar-athletes who announced their signings.
Vincent Ellis Football Notre Dame College
Dale Rodick Football Lake Erie College
Davon Anderson Track Ohio State University
Aaron Ivory Football University of Findlay
Tyree Farrier Football Hiram College
Marshon Lattimore Football Ohio State University
Marcelys Jones Football Ohio State University
Erick Smith Football Ohio State University
Darius Lewis Football Notre Dame College
Devine Redding Football University of Indiana
Quan Robinson Football Kent State University
Erik Simpson Football Kent State University
Kris Brown Football College of Mt. St. Joseph (Cincinnati)
Lorenzo Burgess Football Northeastern A&M (Miami, Okla.)
Thursday, January 24th the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission honored the regions top athletes and TV20’s own Christian Patterson, Leah Haslage and Kenyon Johnson were there to capture the action! There were many fun moments throughout the night including the announcement of Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving making this years All-Star team! TV20 was backstage after the announcement was made to a very shocked and excited Kyrie Irving, who also took home the GCSA Professional Athlete of the Year Award.
Also attending this years event were Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and the new Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski, who presented this years Courage Award to Molly Miller. The legendary Don King, along with Gary Waters, were on hand to present the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland 2012 Best Moment in Cleveland Sports which went to Mentor High School head football coach Steve Trivisonno and St. Ignatius head football coach Chuck Kyle in honor of their teams’ OHSAA Division I triple overtime playoff game.
For full interviews and more on this event stay tuned to TV20 for the latest edition of The Inside Sports Report coming soon!