Lions Club awards $5,500 in scholarships to 2022 grads

by Dan Holland

The Broadview Heights Lions Club hosted its 46th Anniversary Charter Night Installation & Awards program and dinner June 22 at Burntwood Tavern in Brecksville.

The program included a swearing in of new members, installation of club officers, presentation of club awards and a financial grant/scholarship presentation for recent area high school graduates.

A total of $5,500 in college scholarships was awarded to five recipients: Grace Dachtler of Broadview Heights (Brecksvillel-Broadview Heights High School); Maddie Kocher of Broadview Heights (BBHHS), Anna Mehendale of Brecksville (BBHHS), Andrew Wisniewski of Broadview Heights (Padua Franciscan High School) and Nate Dell of Richmond Heights (Cornerstone Christian Academy).

New to this year’s event was the presentation of a $1,500 Ken Marshall grant – named for the late founder of the Bloodview Haunted House – which went to Grace Dachtler, along with four $1,000 grants.

“We’ve been doing the scholarship program since 1980,” said Lions Club President Mike Sheppard. “The biggest thing we look for among the applicants is someone who displays the ‘we serve’ model and mentality that the Lions Club follows. Awarding $5,500 [in total] isn’t bad to reward five local kids with some decent college scholarship money as they take the next big step in their lives.”