CLASS OF 2018 LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS
Brandon Aiello is a Business major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He works on campus at the Rec Desk and is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. In high school, he was a member of the National Honors Society and volunteered with the Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, and Special Olympics.
Quinn Aiken is a Psychology major on the sports science track from East Aurora, New York. He was a three sport athlete and will be continuing his soccer career at John Carroll. He also coaches a youth girls’ travel soccer team.
Mike Andelbradt is Chemistry and Adolescent and Young Adult Education double major from Lisle, Illinois. Mike is a member of the JCU wrestling team. In high school, Mike was the captain of the Football and Wrestling teams, the Student Body President, National Honors Society Vice President, and served on the Student Ministry Team.
Colleen Bailey is a Biology major from Buffalo, New York. In high school, she was in the National Honor Society, served as a peer tutor, and a captain for both the varsity volleyball and a varsity lacrosse teams. After graduation, Colleen plans to attend medical school.
Nicholas Baker is an Accountancy major with a minor in Political Science from Medina, Ohio. In high school, he was the class vice-president and a founding member of the school’s Young Democrats of America and has also acted professionally. Nicholas plans to attend Law School after graduation.
Mylane Bella-Smuts is an Accountancy major from Kent, Ohio. During high school, she was involved with multiple leadership roles, including serving as the captain for the varsity volleyball team, the class vice-president, and a planning leadership retreats for her peers. Mylane was also a member of NHS, the school choir, and the drama guild. At JCU she will be a member of the honors program and the volleyball team.
Annie Brennan is an Integrated Marketing Communications major from Strongsville, Ohio. In high school, she participated in Junior Leadership Akron as well as serving as the student body Vice President. Annienis an avid photographer who is interning with Tara Dee Photo & Design and assists with photographing weddings as well as senior pictures. This past summer Annie interned as the photographer and media coordinator for the St. Ignatius/Walsh Jesuit Peace Studies program in Northern Ireland.
Shawn Breslin is a Business Economics major from Cleveland. He is a member of the John Carroll Men’s Soccer team and plans on participating in Campus Ministry and Student Union. In high school Shawn was captain of the varsity soccer team, played basketball and baseball, and also volunteered at an inner-city Vacation Bible School and taught guitar to elementary students.
Ruthie DuBois is a Child and Family Studies major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She hopes to be involved in WJCU, the psychology club, study abroad, and to go on an immersion trip. Ruthie also hopes to be involved in community service in the Cleveland area.
Kasey Gilson is an Accountancy major with a minor in Communications from Richmond Heights, Ohio. In high school, she was the senior leader of the costumes, hair, and makeup crew for all of the school’s theatrical performances and co-founded the Clothing, Hair, and Makeup Club. Kasey also is involved with her church as a volunteer for Vacation Bible School as a teacher and at Sunday school.
Marie Honorine Keita is an international business major from Mali. She is currently a member of the club “African Dounia”. In the future, Honorine hopes to start her own enterprise in Mali, to show future generations that being a woman does not stop you from achieving great things.
Rebecca Love is an Accountancy major with a minor in leadership from Parma, Ohio. In high school, she was involved in activities including National Honors Society, Varsity Soccer and Track, Campus Ministry, Spanish Club, and Key Club.
Gabbi Lucas is an Adolescent/Young Adult Education major from Painesville, Ohio. She enjoys playing saxophone or twirling baton, with the hopes of starting a twirling line at JCU. In the past Gabbi has been involved in her high school’s drama club, constructing and managing the costumes for theatrical performances.
Laura Matteo is an undecided major from Painesville, Ohio. In high school, she served as Executive Treasurer of student government, obtained over 400 hours of service, and was very involved in campus ministry. Laura is very passionate about theater and performing arts and is looking forward the many opportunities presented at John Carroll.
Austin McClure is a International Business with Language and Culture major from Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. In high school, he played lacrosse, basketball and track and field, and is a member of the JCU lacrosse team. Austin also has experience working in his church as well as participating in multiple mission trips.
Julia Mezzoprete is a Accountancy and Finance double-major from Pittsford, New York. In high school, she completed over 700 hours of community service, a member of National Business Honor Society, Mendon Link Crew, Mendon Varsity Field Hockey, Model UN, and DECA. Julia looks forward to being an active member of Campus Ministry and many campus service projects.
Hannah Mizener is a Business Marketing major with a minor in Sports Management from Mason, Ohio. She is a member of the JCU Softball team and plans to participate in several Campus Ministry retreats and the Festival of Praise.
Grant Nadler is an Exercise Science major from North Canton, Ohio. In school he was involved in the Ecology Club, a member of the soccer team, and helped lead the school’s Ski Club. Grant is also greatly involved in the Boy Scouts, where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He plans to be involved in intramural sports and campus ministry.
Derek Naim is a Finance major with a Communication minor from Brecksville, Ohio. In high school, he was was the student body president in high school and captained the football and baseball teams. Dereke is a member of the John Carroll football team.
Kirsten Ponsart is a Biochemistry major from Painesville, Ohio. In high school, she was chosen as the Scholar Athlete of the year, a member of the National Honors Society, and was a Junior President of Daughters of Legionnaires. Kirsten plans to play softball for John Carroll
Samantha Sambois is a BioChemistry major from Lancaster, Ohio, She is a member of the John Carroll cheerleading team, JCU EMS, and the pre-health program. In high school Samantha was part of the cheerleading squad, marching band, cross country, track and field, and an officer in the steering committee for the Bulldog dance marathon.
Emma Schapp is an Undecided major from Williamsville, NY. In high school she participated in National Honor Society, Steering Committee, SADD, Stand Up Stand Out, an anti-bullying club, a Link Crew Leader and captain of the Varsity Lacrosse team. Emma will be continuing to play lacrosse at JCU.
Olivia Siembor is an Accountancy major from Victor, New York. in high school, she was involved in activities including National Honors Society, Victor Cares Club, Backpack Program, and DECA. Olivia was a three-sport varsity letterman in Soccer, Basketball, and Cheerleading. She plans to become involved in intramural sports and take advantage of community service opportunities that John Carroll has to offer.
Mollie Snyder is a Business major from Tampa, FL. In high school she was involved in Student Government, Mayor’s Youth Corps, and Mission Trips.
Katie Stevenson is an Undecided major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In high school she was involved in choir, school musicals, and played varsity tennis. In addition, Katie is going into her third year as a cake decorator and store manager at her local Baskin-Robbins. Katie enjoys playing guitar and ukulele, singing, and yoga.
Olivia Zucaro is a Biochemistry major from Webster, New York. In high school, she was the president of the Global Health club and a member of the crew team. She also participates in many service activities, including working with young children at a local refugee outreach center. After college, she intends to go to medical school.