Former UT and former Canadian Football League star Chuck Ealey spoke in January about his 'Undefeated Spirit' program to Youth Leadership Toledo.
Three Perrysburg High School athletes and one from Southview in Sylvania are among the 30 finalists each competing for a $1,000 college scholarship, according to the sponsors of the Chuck Ealey Undefeated Spirit Contest.
Among finalists are Perrysburg High football players Mark Delas and Steve Slocum, and Perrysburg girls basketball player Maddy Perry, as well as Southview girls basketball player Bailey Heji.
The contest, named after former University of Toledo and CFL football star Chuck Ealey, selects finalists who has “an undefeated spirit-inspired drive and leadership with their teammates, campus and community,” strong family values, and strong education and community involvement. The contestants had to write a 500-word essay. Leadership Toledo partners with Mr. Ealey in the contest.
The finalists included 10 football players, 10 girls basketball players, and 10 essay contest entrants.
Here are the other finalists:
Liam Allen—St. John’s Jesuit HS (TRAC)
Vinny Broadway—St. John’s Jesuit HS (TRAC)
Michael Cornell—Bowsher HS (City League)
Johnny Douanglee—Waite HS (City League)
Will Longthorne—Ottawa Hills HS (TAAC)
John Segura—Northwood HS (TAAC)
Michael Wagner—St. Francis de Sales HS (TRAC)
DeShawn Woodward—Start HS (City League)
Samantha Charcol—Clay HS (TRAC)
McKenzie Harder—Toledo Christian HS (TAAC)
Sydni Harmon—Central Catholic HS (TRAC)
Kre’Ana Henry—Waite HS (City League)
Abby Mass—Cardinal Stritch HS (TAAC)
Joeal Olman—Maumee HS – (NLL)
Megan Roach—Northwood HS (TRAC)
Adriana Cannon—Lake HS
Ryan Clay—Rossford HS
Cory Copeland—Springfield HS
Eileen Iannone—Central Catholic HS
Olivia Latz—Cardinal Stritch HS
Gregory Schrock—Whitmer HS
Ricca Turner—Woodward HS
Alexa Wegman—Northwood HS
Samantha Willey—Springfield HS
Emily Witte—Anthony Wayne HS
The winners of the scholarships will be announced during an April 16 ceremony at UT’s Driscoll Alumni Center.