Twin Scholarship Winners
Jamie and Jocelyn DiMedio
Jamie and Jocelyn are from Glenmore, Pennsylvania and have been attending the Twins Days Festival for five years.
Jamie believes that being a twin is truly special, having someone that looks exactly alike, and thinks and acts like her. It has taught her patience, communication skills and the benefit of teamwork. She is happy to always have another half to go through life and enjoy similar experiences.
She is outgoing and enjoys meeting and learning from new people. During high school she assumed leadership positions as Class President all four years and Captain of Cross Country her senior year. She has been a volunteer in her community, and enjoys cooking, baking, running, culture and government.
Jamie will attend Liberty University in the fall and join the Air Force ROTC program.
As a twin Jocelyn practices teamwork, communication and delegation in her everyday life. Being an identical twin is unique and has helped her to acquire skills that will help her in her career.
Throughout high school Jocelyn held leader ship positions as President of the National Spanish Honors Society, member of the Student Council Executive Board, member of the National Honors Society, and active participant in clubs such as Spanish Club, Healthy Youth Positive Energy, Ecology club, Math club, Chess club, and many more. She also volunteered at the Chester County Domestic Violence Center, Coatesville Women and Children’s Shelter, and the Chester County Food Bank.
Jocelyn also outgoing and enjoys cooking and baking, along with the languages, culture, business and the humanities. She plans to attend Messiah University to study International Business and Spanish.
Andrew R. Miller Memorial Winner
Alexandra Middleton is from Twinsburg and has been attending the Twins Days Festival since she was in middle school. She has volunteered at the South East Mothers of Twins Club button booth working with her mother. As she got older she also began with assisting the onsite registration process last year managed the second registration tent.
She is very proud of the ways that the Twins Days Festival impacts the community, “The festival puts Twinsburg on the map of the world, and provides a sense of pride in our community”. In addition, the festival also provides students with the opportunity to earn volunteer service hours and be directly involved in the growth of the community.
Alexandra is entering her second year at Miami University.
Twinsburg High School Winners
Nathan Anderson was inspired by the teaching style of his freshman Modern History teacher who would present a topic and then involve his class in the learning process with “perfection.” When Nathan merged those lessons with his own life history, he realized that learning was not only fun and enlightening, but also deeply personal. The college prep classes he had taken had also spurred his interest in learning. Nathan served his community through volunteering at Twinsburg’s Ss. Cosmas and Damian’s Lenten fish fries by serving guests and managing customer complaints. He also volunteered at the Emergency Assistance Center in Northfield Center working on assigned projects—with food and health & beauty supplies—to help those requiring support. By working at Twinsburg Giant Eagle through his last two years of high school, he learned the valuable skill of time management. Nathan plans to continue his employment there where he is steadily advancing. With his love of learning coupled with his passion for community service and a solid work ethic, Nathan was inspired to continue his education to a higher level. This inspiration will continue to shape his future as he attends Kent State University blending his interests of math, science, history, and humanities with his passion for genealogy. Congratulations and good luck in all your future endeavors, Nathan!
Travis became captivated by the benefits of entrepreneurship during a junior year finance class. He learned about the benefits of being his own boss and having the freedom to run his own company. Those factors were all the things he wished for in his career and immediately knew which direction he wanted his higher education to take. A member of the THS National Honor Society and a “Scholar Athlete,” Travis played Twinsburg Soccer his entire high school career and was JV captain during his junior year. He also ran track all four years and indoor track his sophomore and senior years. Passionate about helping others, Travis served his community through volunteering at the Twinsburg AC Youth Soccer Camp as well as at the Twinsburg AC tryouts. Travis is a certified lifeguard for Hastings Water Works as well as a referee for AYSO soccer. Travis plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in business at the University of Cincinnati and aspires to someday become the proprietor of his own business! Today, as a self-employed landscaper, he is already exploring the world of enterprise with hands-on experience. Hard working and committed to his education, we know that Travis will be successful in all his future endeavors. Congratulations and good luck, Travis!