CLASS OF 2021 LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS

Brianna Boyko is from Brecksville, Ohio, majoring in Biology, with a minor in psychology. At Walsh Jesuit High School, Brianna participated in the performing arts. These activities include show choir and theater. Brianna also participated in volunteer opportunities, which include visiting and assisting elderly patients at Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio, teaching Bible school to preschoolers at St. Michael’s parish in Independence, Ohio. She also participated in making sandwiches for the poor in an event called, “sandwich Saturdays” at her own parish, St. Basil the Great, in Brecksville, Ohio. When Brianna is not volunteering, or performing she spends her time working as a lifeguard. Brianna hopes to join intramural sports, theater, campus ministry, and service opportunities at John Carroll. Brianna hopes to continue her passion for helping others as a nurse practitioner.

Delaney Burns is an early child education major from Pickerington, Ohio. In high school she loved being involved in Sunny Side Up Peer Leadership, Student Council, and NHS. She was a swimmer for 10 years and even though she is now retired in the sport; she continues to coach her summer team. Delaney is an active member of her church youth group and plans to be involved with campus ministry at John Carroll. The glass is always ½ full to Delaney.

Michael Butler is from Valley City, OH. He is majoring in criminology. While in high school, he was part of the service district and was a leader for a service project that involved helping people clean their yards when they could not do it themselves. He was a 2 year varsity letterman and a senior captain in football.

Kaley Capron is a Psychology Major from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Mental health is just as important as working out to Kaley. She was a competitive cheerleader throughout high school,and will be continuing her career at JCU. She loves to be outdoors, usually hiking or four-wheeling. Campus ministry is one of her main interest; she was a leader on a retreat called Kairos, as well as other service events. She is seeking similar opportunities as she discovers herpath at JCU. You can always find her in the library looking for a new book to read. Kaley is also pursuing a Biology and Leadership minor, and hopes to become a clinical psychologist after graduating.

Isabella Carlozzi is a Biology major with desired minors in leadership development and Spanish from Chardon, OH. While in high school, she was involved in varsity tennis, campus ministry, and National Honors Society. On Sunday nights, you could find her with her youth group, in which she became very involved in service. During the week, she would put on an apron at work as a professional cookie decorator! Bella hopes to follow in the footsteps of her father in pursuing her passion for oral surgery, and is excited to engage in the John Carroll community!

Joe Clark is a graduate of Saint Ignatius High School, a Jesuit school in Cleveland, OH. Clark lived in Strongsville, OH for eighteen years before moving to Rocky River, OH just two weeks before moving into John Carroll. While his major is finance, he expects his major to change before he graduates, for he does not quite know what he would like to do. Clark’s main goal in life is to help others in whatever he is doing, and with that in mind, he will dictate and discern upon his career path. On campus, Clark intends to be involved in many various activities and to take advantage of the numerous opportunities that will be presented to him. Clark is excited to be a Blue Streak and feels fortunate to be involved in the Leadership Program.

Charlie Cook is an incoming freshman from East Aurora, NY and attended the East Aurora High School. He intends to major in Finance at the Boler School of Business. In high school, Charlie participated in the Class of 2017 Executive Board for four years and was a member of the DECA Club. During his senior year, he was an advisor to the freshman class and other new students entering the district. He also played Varsity baseball and Varsity golf for four years and was elected team captain of the golf team. Charlie intends to pursue his MBA after he graduates.

Kara Daggett is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is planning on majoring in Middle Education. During high school Kara was a member of the North Allegheny cross country team, Key Club, and the Grandview Elementary mentoring program. She was also a part of a youth grantee board called Teens 4 Change where she distributed grants to other youth-led organizations in the Pittsburgh area and volunteered at her local hospital. Kara looks forward to getting involved both on and off campus and wants to take advantage of all the volunteering options offered at John Carroll University. After graduating from John Carroll, Kara would like to pursue either a master or doctorate in education in hopes of becoming a teacher or a school administrator.

Reade DeRosa is an incoming freshman from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He plans to major in finance and minor in leadership development. He graduated from Central Catholic High School where he was a member of the tennis team and awarded at the Honors Convocation. Reade worked several jobs throughout high school including serving as a summer camp counselor, hosting in a restaurant and working as a barista in a coffee shop. At John Carroll, Reade hopes to be an active participant in the school community and experience all that the university has to offer.

Sara Domino is a Biology major with a minor in Psychology from Mentor, Ohio. She attended Mentor High School where she played volleyball and cheered for the boys basketball team. Sara served with various mission teams traveling around the U.S. helping children in need. She plans to continue playing volleyball, join Greek Life, study abroad and explore the various social groups that John Carroll has to offer.

Megan Dugan is a graduate of Villa Maria Academy in Erie, PA. In high school, she was involved in campus ministry, Student Council, Cross Country, and Track & Field among other things. At JCU, she plans on pursuing a degree in finance while continuing her involvement in leadership and service.

Madison Eagle is from Columbus, Ohio and plans to major in Exercise Science. Throughout high school she played softball and was captain of her high school’s sports medicine group. Madison was also a member of the St. Vincent DePaul club, participated in many different service opportunities, and was a member of the National Honor Society. At John Carroll University, Madison is a member of the softball team and works as a student athletic trainer for the football team.

Connor Fenton is a Business major from Pittsburgh, PA. In high school, he was an active member of the Future Business Leaders of America and participated on the golf team. Outside of school he has participated in four week-long mission trips to underserved areas of western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and he is active within his church. He has volunteered with the CANDLE, Inc. Reality Tour drug prevention program for several years and plans to continue service efforts while pursuing his undergraduate studies. He intends to join the workforce in supply chain and return to school as a working professional to obtain his MBA.

Adam Haas is a Business Management major from Chagrin Falls, Ohio.  He attended St.Ignatius High School in Cleveland where he was involved in the St. Benedict Joseph Labre Ministry for the Homeless and the St. Joseph of Arimathea Pallbearer Ministry.  He played soccer there for four years and is continuing to play for JCU. He was a Project Manager for Sensical Inc. in Solon Ohio. Adam plans on getting involved in JCU’s service opportunities and clubs.

Ayoub Harb is from Parma, Ohio and is planning to major in Cell and Molecular Biology. In high school, he was a member of the National Honors Society, participated in the Link Crew, and involved in the Discovery Center. Outside of school, Ayoub has volunteered for many organizations including the Cleveland Marathon, the Walgreen’s Pharmacy, and ran the Jump Rope for Heart program at a local elementary school. He hopes to participate in many service organizations at JCU, and attend medical school after graduation. 

Stephanie Head is from Jackson High School in Canton, Ohio. She plans on double majoring in Biology and Spanish and Hispanic Studies with the hopes of becoming an OB-GYN. Before JCU, she was a four year member of the Jackson High school marching and symphonic bands as a clarinetist. She was a member of the Jackson Academy for Global Studies, and a two year member of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. She was the Treasurer of the Jackson Band and Tri-M Music Honor Society, and will continue her instrumental involvement at John Carroll. While in school, she plans to study abroad in Spain, and attend an immersion trip in Honduras. Upon graduating, she plans to attend Case Western University and hopes to secure a job at the Cleveland Clinic or University Hospitals and one day open her own practice. 

Elizabeth Hughes is a Business major from Buffalo, New York. In high school, Elizabeth was a student ambassador helping to recruit students and volunteering for school and communities activities. She also played volleyball, basketball, and softball all four years and hopes to continue to play club basketball at JCU. Elizabeth was also a member of the National Honor Society, Science Academy, and participated in various service opportunities. She hopes to continue to be involved in her school community.

Jared Ianiro is a business major from Kirtland, Ohio. He participated in Varsity soccer and football at Kirtland High School and was the captain of the soccer team. He will continue to play soccer for John Carroll University. Jared was a sixth-grade camp counselor and a volunteer for the Keira Kilbane Foundation. Jared plans on majoring in Business Management and Human Resources. He hopes to participate in a mission trip while at JCU.

Morgan Jochum is an Integrated Marketing Communications major from Mayfield Village, Ohio. Prior to John Carroll, she was a member of the cross-country team, Student Council, Entrepreneur Club, National Honors Society, and a camp counselor. The entrepreneur program provided her with the opportunity to take her love for sewing to the next level, so she began her own small business and has been selling her hand-sewn products at local farmers markets for the past three years. Morgan hopes to continue to grow this business while at John Carroll and beyond.

Alexa Lowe is a Biology major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was a dancer for 14 years and plans to continue dancing through the team at JCU. She was also a member of National Honors Society in high school and volunteered with various organizations. She also had the privilege to be a “big sister” to four different girls at her dance studio through their big and little program. Alexa wishes to stay involved at John Carroll and plans to volunteer to help better the community. After John Carroll, Alexa plans to go to medical school to become a pediatric oncologist.

Morgan Lupica is from Cleveland, Ohio and is planning to major in business and minor in leadership. She has been figure skating since she was little. Morgan helped found a highly successful skating team for her high school, Walsh Jesuit, and competed with the team for three years. During this time, the team brought home many gold medals and plaques. These victories allowed her and her team to earn the first varsity letter for figure skating in the school’s history. Morgan shares her love of the sport with others by teaching them how to skate. She also traveled to Immokalee, Florida the summer before senior year on a week-long mission trip. In high school, she was in national honors society and was awarded first honors all four years. She hopes to continue with her love of mission trips and academic and athletic success during her time at JCU.

 Haylee Mathews is a Management and Human Resources major with a leadership minor from Cortland, Ohio who hopes to one day become a Healthcare Administrator. In high school she was a member of the varsity soccer team, ski club, and executive committee all four years. Along with these clubs, she participated in National Honors Society, Youth Leadership, and Youth Ministry activities. Outside of school she participated in hours of volunteer work and even raised thousands of dollars for the world renowned organization, National MS Society. At John Carroll, she plans to continue to be involved with as many clubs as possible and find leadership roles not only within John Carroll, but in the city of Cleveland too.

Chase Mieras is from Lorain, Ohio. He is planning on majoring in Computer Science. Throughout his high school career, he earned the rank of Eagle in 2015, and was inducted the Order of the Arrow (the Scouting Honor Society.) Chase participated in many clubs, such as Board Game Club, Theater, and Marching Band. In 2016, he was inducted into National Honor Society in his junior year of high school. Chase plans to continue with theater while at John Carroll, and will also be involved with campus ministry. Once he graduates, Chase plans to seek a career in Software Development.

Maggie Miller is an incoming freshman originally from the west coast and now Cincinnati. She is majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications with minors in Art History and Leadership Development. Maggie attended Cincinnati Country Day School where she was a leading lady in school musicals and plays, theater student leader and mentor, preformed with a select city theater group, president of A Capella Club, choir, crew team and active member of the Ovations Club. She campaigned for Rob Portman during his re-election. Singing at the Vatican was a highlight of her trip to Italy and France while traveling with her professional adult choir. She was a leader to many young girls as an assistant cheerleading coach and an assistant for middle school theater. Maggie takes great pride in the benefit tournaments, Baby Got Bass, she founded to help support a local pregnancy center. She plans to involve herself in the JCU community by joining clubs that surround her interest such as ministry activities, musical theater, service, and choir. 

Andrew Miner is a Finance major from Eldersburg, Maryland. In high school he ran cross country and track, and was captain his junior and senior years. His cross country team won the state title in 2015 and 2016. At John Carroll, Andrew will continue competing in both cross country and track. His future plans are to attend graduate school for either an MBA or Law degree. From there, he would like to become an investment banker or a lawyer.

Gabrielle Morton is a political science major from Pittsburgh, PA. In high school, she was a member of NHS, and was elected as the president of the Key Club during her senior year. Outside of school, she volunteered and showed horses at a small nonprofit barn. Gabriella has also been a Girl Scout for over fourteen years, and recently just earned her Gold Award through a project that promoted trail safety at her barn. She plans on joining clubs and intramurals at JCU, as well as continuing with community service.

John Moynihan is a Biology, Sociology, and Criminology major from Cleveland, Ohio. In high school, he was a member of the 2017 OHSBVA Division one volleyball championship team, and hopes to continue to play at JCU. John was also involved with Student Senate as the secretary and in the Boy Scouts of America earning his Eagle Scout in 2012 and 133 merit badges. John plans on attending medical school after graduation with the intentions of becoming a doctor.

Mary Nofsinger is from Pittsburgh, PA, planning to double major in Criminology and Spanish with a minor in Leadership. In high school, she was an active member of the National Honors Society, the Cum Laude Society, as well as several varsity and recreational sports. Mary is also passionate about social justice and service, and plans to involve herself in campus activities that will allow her to incorporate all of these interests.

Evan Norris is a Business Management major from Canton, Ohio. Evan will continue his golf career at John Carroll after his four years on his high school team. While in high school, he was apart of National Honor Society and participated in other programs such as teen court and student council. During his senior year, Evan was promoted to CEO of his JA Company in his business management class. At John Carroll, he plans to continue being involved in many different campus activities as well as exploring new leadership roles.

Joe Parker is a Marketing major from Mayville, New York. He plans to major in Business Marketing & Entrepreneurship. Joey was a member of his High School soccer and golf teams while also being the President of IMPACT, his school’s Christian fellowship group. He was very involved in Boy Scouts, and has attained the rank of Eagle Scout as part of troop 126. Joey was Vice President of his school’s National Honor Society chapter as well. In Joey’s free time he loves anything with sports, spending time with his dog, RJ and making fun memories with friends.

Rushil Rana is a double major in Finance and Accounting, from Tiffin, OH. In high school, he was a member in Spanish club, yearbook club, helped teach kindergarteners, and was awarded a position in National Honors Society. He also participated in tennis for two years in high school, while heavily focusing on service groups that would purify the community and aid to the less fortunate. In his time at John Carroll University, he intends to expand his horizons to other clubs and start up his own club targeted toward business majors. He has big dreams that hope to come true one day. 

Alexander Reyes is from Maumee, Ohio. He is planning to major in finance and has plans to attend dental school. In high school, he was a part of the rowing team, which he was captain of during his senior year. Alex was involved with helping new members of the Toledo Rowing Club learn to row. He was also a member of his school’s Spanish Club and volunteered at his area’s Humane Society and various relief organizations. Alex will be a part of the Honors Program at JCU and plans to join the school’s rowing club.

Landon Rhoads is a creative and outgoing Communications major from Yellow Springs, Ohio with the hopes of eventually become a sports broadcaster. Landon played soccer all four years of high school and plans on joining an intramural soccer team at John Carroll. He is also very interested in documentaries and music, and enjoys making his own in his free time.

Isabelle Rizzo is from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and is enrolled in the Boler School of Business. She was a member of show choir, liturgical choir, and theatre in high school. She also enjoyed her time in campus ministry and National Honors Society. She was a leader on a retreat at her high school as well as her parish youth group. Her involvement in youth group and volunteering made her time in high school special, and she wishes to continue her history of singing and volunteering in college.

AJ Rowe is from Detroit, Michigan and is planning to major in Media Communications with a minor in Creative Writing. In high school, he led both the Pastoral and Retreat teams in both his junior and senior year. He also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America in 2016. During his last two summers, he worked as a summer day camp counsellor for the Salvation Army. AJ plans on using his degree in Media Communications for a career in journalism while continuing to pursue his other passions in writing.

Maria Sagi is an Accountancy major from Independence, Ohio. In high school, she was a member of the Varsity Cross Country and Track teams, and also participated in Book Club, Key Club, National Honor Society, and S.T.A.N.D. (Students Together Against Negative Decisions). She was an active volunteer with her church and with ICAN! (Independence Community Adapted Network), a Northeast, Ohio organization for developmentally challenged students and young adults. She plans on continuing her leadership involvement at JCU by participating in service and ministry opportunities offered both off and on campus.

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Hope Scherger is a biochemistry major from Round Rock, Texas. In high school, Hope served as captain for both the swim and water polo teams and was also an active member of the Future Health Professionals club, the Math Honors Society, and the National Honors Society. At JCU, Hope will be continuing her athletic career on the swim team and will be participating in the honors program.

Brynn Schmidt is an incoming freshman from Pickerington, Ohio. She is an Exercise Science major with hopes of going to Physician Assistant school after graduation. In high school, she was a captain of her school and club volleyball teams. She was also involved in cross country, key club, NHS, a leadership program called Sunny Side Up, Fellowship of Student Athletes, and was she was class secretary. She volunteered weekly at her church in the childrens ministry as well as leading at multiple church camps. Brynn has a passion for service and hopes to become more involved in ministry and services projects at JCU.

Gabrielle Sergi is from Erie, Pennsylvania and is currently undecided about her major. During high school, she was a member of two swim teams and worked in the aquatics department of her local YMCA. She was also highly involved with the year book as a photographer and editor. Gabrielle also passionately worked with her schools Green Team and promoted access to fresh foods with in Erie. At JCU she hopes to become involved in multiple clubs and surround herself with people with similar passions.

Victoria (Tori) Vale is from Denver, Colorado. She is planning on majoring in Exercise Science. In high school, she was a four year varsity award winner for her swim team. She was highly involved in the service of her community, volunteering as a swim coach for the local special olympics swim team, and leading a number of retreats. Tori has been employed by the Denver YMCA for the past 4 years. While at JCU, she will be swimming and continues to stay involved with the community.

Alliha Valentine is a Psychology major from the Greater Pittsburgh area. During her four years in high school, she was involved in many activities ranging from Girl’s Chorus to Key Club. Her time was well divided between her restaurant job, academics, and other things such as volunteering at the Humane Society. She has a strong drive for helping others. She intends to use this inner passion through ways of the Leadership program and in her future career as a personal counselor. Her sociable ways are bound to land her in many of the clubs offered at John Carroll.