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Local Ad Agency Awards Scholarship

2017 Communications Factory Scholarship winner Grace Prorok, ready to take on the world.

Hiram – Once again, for the 15th consecutive year, the Communications Factory in Hiram awarded an area high school senior a scholarship. This year’s winner, Grace Prorok from Twinsburg High School, earned the $1,000 award from the Factory to help her offset some of the costs associated with her college education.

As a student at Twinsburg High School, Ms. Prorok also studied media technology and English at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center. In her free time, she worked as a lifeguard at the Solon Community Center and participated in the Boy Scouts of America co-ed Venturing program. Through the Venturing program, Grace also used her photography, multimedia, and journalism know-how to teach merit badge skills as a program instructor at the Bueamont Scout Reservation in Rock Creek. Combining her interests and experiences, Grace completed her Senior Experience project with the Boy Scouts of America Greater Cleveland Council, where she further honed her media technology skills for the betterment of the organization.

It was there, in Cleveland, that the Communications Factory caught up with Ms. Prorok to share the happy surprise and the cold, hard cash. To see the surprise for yourself, visit: https://youtu.be/Q45mA14kDaU.
According to Communications Factory “plant manager” Brad Turner, Grace’s excellent academic record, combined with her leadership experience with the BSA Venturing program, helped put her at the top of the pack of this year’s scholarship applicants. Each year since 2002, Turner’s local advertising and marketing firm bestows a scholarship on a deserving Northeast Ohio high school senior. Mr. Turner explained, “Grace demonstrated a great knack for balancing the academic rigors of high school with her extracurricular activities.”

According to Ms. Prorok, her immediate future includes attending Kent State University in the fall, where she’ll pursue her Communication & Information degree in digital media production. “Each year we’re thrilled with the caliber of intelligent and hardworking young adults that apply,” Mr. Turner acknowledged. “We’re proud to support future leaders, like Grace, with our scholarship.”

Ms. Prorok joins 14 previous winners of the Scholarship from all over Northeast Ohio, including Crestwood, Rootstown, Field, Cardinal, Revere, Chardon, Hudson, Stow, Willoughby, Warren, Akron, and Jefferson. The Factory’s scholarship will be awarded again next year to another deserving area high school senior. Interested students, parents and grandparents should visit www.communicationsfactory.net in early 2018 for an application and more information.