Meet the 2020 Scholarship Winners
Dear friends, we hope you are well, safe and doing all you can to blunt the force of the pandemic surrounding us. We are truly in unchartered water. Our prayers are with you. As you probably guessed we were unable to do personal on site interviews with our 2020 Seth Mitchell scholarship applicants. However we summoned the help from some younger folks and proceeded with the interviews through Google Hangout!! Yep, Steve and Connie on Google Hangout. Who'd of thought that? Loveland High School also did not have their annual Senior Night on May 13, so the scholarships were awarded virtually. We had 18 applicants this year and personally interviewed six before awarding the two scholarships detailed below. Your scholarship committee consisting of Greg Carpinello, Damien Cook, Mollie Schrichten, Marisa Sobb, (all friends of Seth and '97 LHS graduates) Connie and I, take seriously the process to recruit, interview and select candidates. All the kids were deserving and we are especially proud of the recipients.
So here goes: The Let Us Never Forget Seth Mitchell scholarship ($3500.00) is a partnership between the Mitchell Family and the Let Us Never Forget Scholarship Foundation (yellowribbonsupportcenter.com). Jordan Collins (above left) is the 2020 recipient and she has a spirit similar to Seth. She was/is involved in many theatrical and musical productions, is a National Honor Society member, volunteers through Mom's Hope and works part time. Jordan will be paying a large part of her college costs. She has a "do something" attitude, a strong work ethic and knows no stranger, being kind to all. She is not afraid to fail in the pursuit of her dreams and is strong in the face of adversity. She hopes to pursue her theatrical dreams at Syracuse University.
The Seth Mitchell Memorial Scholarship ($3,500.00) is funded by the Seth Mitchell Hero 5k (sethmitchell5k.org). This annual event is in its 11th year in downtown Loveland, OH and is ran by Seth's friends named above. The goal of the scholarship is to keep Seth's spirit and story alive. Caroline Ginder (above right) is the 2020 recipient of the Memorial Scholarship. Caroline was described by one of her references a "being self motivated and goal oriented...and a fine example of caring more about their teammate than herself". She participated in many school events such as Tiger's Inc., soccer, NEST and is a National Honor Society member. Caroline will attend Ohio State University where she will pursue medicine. She hopes to someday be a part of Doctors Without Borders. Like Jordan, Caroline is paying a share of her college costs.
Thank you for your support, prayers and investment in our scholarships through the last eleven years.
Steve and Connie Mitchell Parents, Capt. D. Seth Mitchell, USMC KIA 10/26/2009, Helmand Province, Afghanistan Let Us Never Forget
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
Since we are unable to gather in person this year for our annual 5K, we are racing virtually! Just sign-up, find a place to run or walk 3.1 miles, and pick a day in October 2020 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 - The Schrichten Family - 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