Congratulations to our 2018 Straight “A” Finalists!

This year, the Straight “A” Scholarship received more than 320 nominations from 118 local high schools. From those hundreds of nominations, 18 deserving finalists were chosen by our selection committee. The finalists were chosen based on their Academic excellence, Athletic achievement, winning Attitude, and strong Ambition, all while overcoming Adversity and continuing to Actively serve the community.

We are excited to announce the 18 deserving finalists of the 2018 Straight “A’ Scholarship! Congratulations to all those selected!

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Each finalist will receive $2,000 towards their college education. In addition, Anthony will choose one male and one female overall winner to receive an additional $3,000 to further their education, for a total of $5,000. On April 24th, we will recognize these seniors at a luncheon hosted at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse. Congratulations to all the finalists again! We are excited to acknowledge your accomplishments and support your future impact!

Stay tuned for more on our finalists!

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A Look Into #WhizKidsWednesday

Here at the Anthony Muñoz Foundation we have many programs that impact the Tri-State youth but, one of my personal favorite programs is Whiz Kids. In partnership with City Gospel Mission this program is in its 8th year. Every Wednesday, our volunteers go to Roberts Paideia Academy in Price Hill to tutor students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. During their time together, the tutor focuses one-on-one with their Whiz Kid and helps them with their reading skills and comprehension.

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This semester I am a tutor for Miguel. He is in 3rd grade and one brightest kids that I know. Every week, Miguel greets me with big smile and he is always the first one to sit down and begin reading his book. Tutoring Miguel is a blast because he loves to read his books and always wants to discuss what is happening in the book or at school! Miguel keeps me on my toes at all times and always makes Whiz Kids exciting.

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If it wasn’t for City Gospel Mission, we would not be involved with the Whiz Kids Program. City Gospel Mission is a non-profit that places focus on the homeless and people involved in the cycle of poverty. One of their main focuses is the tutoring and mentoring of at-risk youth in the Tri-State area.

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Every year we are in need of new tutors and if you wish to tutor, the link to sign up can be found here. Previous tutoring experience is not required to become a Whiz Kids tutor. City Gospel Mission provides the Whiz Kids tutors with training before the first day.

Tutors must be 16 years old or older and the program runs at Roberts Paideia Academy every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

Next week we read all about the Straight ‘A’ Scholarship from Meggie!

-Ryan Quilty

 

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Lineman of the Year Winners! 

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On February 22nd AMF held their annual Offensive and Defensive Lineman of the Year Awards Banquet. It was a night filled with inspiration and excitement. We were honored to recognize all of the work these young men have accomplished on and off the football field. Out of the 80+ nominations these finalists were chosen by our Selection Committee: Anthony Muñoz, Michael Muñoz, Dave Lapham, Mike Dyer and Clint Bolin:

 

Ohio Division I
Offensive Lineman:  Zach Carpenter, Archbishop Moeller HS             
Defensive Lineman: Malik Vann, Fairfield HS

Ohio Division II
Offensive Lineman: Zeke Correll, Anderson HS
Defensive Lineman: Maurice Chapman, Winton Woods HS

Ohio Division III

Offensive Lineman: Jaison Williams, Trotwood Madison HS
Defensive Lineman: Jackson Gear, Archbishop McNicholas

 Ohio Division IV
Offensive Lineman: Mick Oakes, Indian Hill HS
Defensive Lineman: James Smith, Wyoming HS

Ohio Division V
Offensive Lineman: Ryan Wichmann, CHCA
Defensive Lineman: Michael Warden, Summit Country Day

Ohio Division VI
Offensive Lineman: Kevan Ridley, St Bernard Elmwood Place
Defensive Lineman: Patrick Magarian, Cincinnati Country Day

Southeast Indiana
Offensive Lineman: Josh Maple, Batesville HS
Defensive Lineman: Keegan Gindling, East Central HS

Northern Kentucky
Offensive Lineman: Carter Black, Covington Catholic HS
Defensive Lineman: Kameron Butler, Covington Catholic HS

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Overall and “In the Trenches” finalists with Anthony. From right to left: Zeke Correll, Dillon Stone and Malik Vann. 

 

The two athletes chosen as this season’s overall Offensive Lineman Zeke Correll from Anderson HS and Defensive Lineman Malik Vann from Fairfield HS. We were also very excited to award Dillon Stone from Hamilton High School as our 2nd annual “In The Trenches” Award finalist. This award recognizes a student athlete who most represents the Foundation’s mission on and off the field. This award takes into consideration a student -athlete’s athletic achievements, academic accomplishments and community involvement.

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Dillon Stone “In the Trenches” winner with Anthony 

Here at AMF we believed Dillon exemplified what a “In the Trenches” finalists stood for. Dillon has an inspiring story of how football and his adoptive family has made him the man he is today. Mike Dyer from our selection committee wrote an outstanding article on Dillion’s story.  

A special thank you to our host Manor House located in Mason, Ohio. We would not have been able to recognize everything these student-athletes have accomplished without your support.

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2017-2018 Offensive and Defensive Lineman of the Year Finalists

The Foundation was honored to be able to recognize these athletes for their accomplishments on the football field, in their classrooms and in their communities. Good luck to all of our winners as they continue their football and education careers!

Dayna Prinz- Lineman of the Year Coordinator Intern