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Our Lady of the Elms Senior Earns Communications Factory’s 9th Annual College Scholarship


Hiram – The Communications Factory, Hiram’s only advertising agency, is proud to announce its selection of Meghan Caprez as the firm’s ninth college scholarship recipient. Ms. Caprez, a senior at Our Lady of the Elms High School in Akron, earned the $1,000 award from the Factory to help her offset some of the costs associated with her college education.Chosen from a large field of highly qualified applicants from across Northeast Ohio, Caprez demonstrated a great knack for balancing the academic rigors and extracurriculars of high school with her passion for journalism. Meghan was an integral member of the Elm Leaf, the student-run school newspaper, earning the role as Managing Editor, along with accolades for both her writing and her layout skills. She also served as President of the Speech and Debate Team, placing in area oratorical competitions — even qualifying to the Ohio High School Speech League State Finals. All of which she was able to accomplish while maintaining Honor Roll status throughout her high school tenure.“Meghan’s undying enthusiasm, perceptiveness and wit, diverse skills and talents, compassionate leadership and team orientation, obvious passion for journalism and communications, and transformative spirit all make her an exceptional choice for the Factory’s scholarship,” beams Carrie Tangenberg, English Teacher and Newspaper Adviser at Our Lady of the Elms High School.Brad Turner, “plant manager” of the Communications Factory, continues to be impressed by the turnout for his firm’s scholarship offering. “Each year I’m thrilled by the caliber of intelligent and hardworking young adults that apply. And this year is no different. We’re proud to support future leaders, like Meghan, with our scholarship.”Meghan joins eight other previous winners of the Scholarship that include: Kristie McLeod from Firestone High; Katherin Polenick from Warren G. Harding High; Megan Fraley from Willoughby South High; Mason King from Hudson High; Ben Everly from Rootstown High; Daniel Hurd and Lauren Ilenin from Crestwood; and Keely Davidson from Stow-Falls. The Factory’s scholarship will be awarded again next year to another deserving area senior. Interested students should keep an eye on the firm’s Web site (www.communicationsfactory.net) and local papers for the early 2012 announcement.