Meet the 2022 Scholarship Winners
Happy summer to you all. The Captain Seth Mitchell Hero 5k has selected its scholarship recipients for 2022. Your support of the 5K and the scholarship funding has provided scholarships for worthy Loveland High School seniors since 2010. Over 20 students have received scholarship funding and book stipends or gifts since our initial 5k in 2010. Our 5k team, Loveland High School and of course the recipients and their families thank you. Now it's time to introduce you to the recipients from the LHS class of 2022.
The Let Us Never Forget Seth Mitchell Scholarship ($3500.00) was awarded to Lindsey Barry (pictured above on left). Lindsey has a lot in common with Seth. While Lindsey has great academic results, like Seth she had her struggles along the way. Overcoming obstacles is a great character trait and one the scholarship team values. One letter of recommendation stated that Lindsey is very "dependable, reliable and responsible". While these may not be "flashy" character traits, they form a sound base for success in any life function. Another recommendation letter stated that Lindsey "works hard to achieve her goals". That was very much like Seth also. In our interview with Lindsey she said: "I want to live life like Seth, a life of service, kindness and humility". Lindsey will be attending The Ohio State University in the fall.
The Seth Mitchell Memorial Scholarship ($3500.00) was presented to Baylee Bronner (pictured above on right). Baylee is a lifelong Loveland resident and her uncle Don and Seth were friends in high school. Baylee and her family know a lot about Seth. Again, Baylee has shown great perseverance in her life and has overcome many obstacles to achieve her dream of attending Xavier University. But as Baylee said in her interview, "my biggest mentality in life is to focus on the positive and not focus on regrets". In spite of hurdles in life, she has moved forward in a positive manner. In letters of recommendation, Baylee was described as "most reliable, hardworking" and having "kindness and loyalty". These qualities served Seth well and they will for Baylee also. Baylee served on the Hope Squad during her years at LHS and the mentors there described her as having a "gift for leadership". No doubt Baylee will use this gift in her future pursuits.
Lastly, because of your generosity, the scholarship team provided 3 additional applicants with $500.00 each as gifts toward their next step in life.
Thank you again for your support and we look forward to seeing you on October 15 in Loveland for the Hero 5K or virtually or on October 22 in Carolina Beach for the "southern version" of the Captain Seth Mitchell Hero 5K
Know Seth Mitchell
Seth Mitchell, a captain and pilot in the United States Marine Corps and a 1997 Loveland High School graduate, was killed in action in Afghanistan in October 2009. Seth contributed greatly to the Loveland community in his youth… he served as a leader and role model on the varsity football team, was voted to be Class President his senior year, and was named “Mr. Personality” by his peers. He was well loved here. After graduating, he took that same sense of service and loyalty into all that he did: as a son, a brother, a friend, a leader in the Marines.
In other words, Seth was a hero for all.
We are a group of Seth Mitchell's high school classmates, who miss our friend and want to keep his memory alive. We represent the many people who Seth made an impression on with his sense of humor, kind heart, and loyal friendship. As we organize this 5k Race and the scholarship memorial fund, we are motivated by one enduring inspiration: to live each day a little more honorably, kindly, and humbly... just like Seth.
Please join us by donating, running, or volunteering - and keep Seth's memory alive.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Run or Walk for Seth
This year for our annual 5K, we are racing in-person and virtually! The live race will be October 15 in Loveland and on October 22 in Carolina Beach. For the virtual run/walk, just sign-up, find a place to run or walk 3.1 miles, and pick a day in October 2022 to complete your race. Take a photo and tag us on social! #SethMitchell5K
We accept donations of any size. Your gift goes to sponsoring annual scholarships to deserving Loveland High School graduates as they pursue next steps in life. It is our way of encouraging youth to serve like Seth.
Serve like Seth
Every day presents opportunities for each of us to serve the people around us in our lives. Seth answered that call in big and small ways in his life. We encourage all to live each day a little more honorably, kindly, and humbly... just like Seth.
The Mitchell Family - Pete & Marina Patterson - Emerick Crown & Bridge Lab, Inc. - Schottmiller's Auto Body - Randolph Cloud - Mollie Emerick - The Cook Family - The Carpinello Family - The Sobb Family - Keith & Allie Summey - Mark Stewart - Loveland Cross Country Teams - Frank & Maggie Wyatt - The Millers-Rapid City, SD - Bill & Barbara Morrow - Mark O'Rourke - Joe Horst - American Cold Storage Systems - Tim Daughton - Keith & Alli Summey - The Bivens Family - James Turner - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP - John Spinello - Ronnie and JoAnn Johnson - Rachael & John Hickox - Brian Jogerst - Jerry and Leslie Gough - Karen Lencoski - Wes C. Addle - Sue Peterson - Adam Miller - IronGate Partners - The Lessner Family - Dwight & Julie Hunter - Carol and Jum Horst - Julie Powers Caños - Jeff Wick - Scott Brock - The Cranfords - The Prenger Family - Andrea Distasi - Philip Reale - Kathleen Berwanger - Jane Weirich - Laura & Bob Stennett - Maeve Gardner - John and Emily McConnell - Tom & Melissa Primm - Betsy & Don Licata - Tim and Kelly Byler - Dan Wahby - Michael & Lauren Currin - Paul Albrecht - Brad Southerland - Bill Matthews - Marie Cull - Francesca Plendl - Bill and Sherri Pitchford - Marcia Morgan - David Abbott - Christine Weason - Lois and Jerry Zito - Casual Pint-Loveland Station - Landen Square McDonald’s - John Walraven-In Memory of James Esker, US Army
The Loveland Schools Foundation