Students Making A Difference

On Friday, May 5, 2017 Jeff Hogan, WBNW 10TV News Anchor, welcomed students, parents, educators and community supporters to Syntero’s 2017 Catalyst for Positive Change Awards Banquet. Seventeen schools were represented with 72 students recognized for the commitment to community service. Through the application process students were asked to illustrate how their activities supported seven principles of the Catalyst for Positive Change:  Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship and Community Service.

Keynote speaker Sarah Nerad shared her story of addiction and her recovery from drug and alcohol addiction since 2007. Sarah was instrumental in creating the OSU Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC), a support program designed to help students in recovery.

The educator and student award recipients from each school were recognized for their efforts before Syntero CEO Julie Erwin-Rinaldi offered closing remarks. She congratulated all students and their families as well as all the people who support the good work these students do every day.

We are happy to share photos of all our student award recipients here.

Photo credit – Cilento Photography!