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Kassandra Pawuk
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Congratulations to Kassandra Pawuk for being inducted by “Drag Illustrated magazine to the recent class of “30 under 30” of drag racing’s brightest and most promising young people in the industry. Kassandra is a social media content coordinator and account manager for Innovative Creation Experts, a small freelance marketing company. 

She attends every race on the National Hot Rod Association tour and captures and posts content for some of NHRA’s biggest teams and drivers. Pawuk received this honor at the Performance Racing Industry’s annual event in Indianapolis, Indiana last month.

Racing is a family affair for Pawuk. Her father, Mark Pawuk, a professional stock car driver, introduced her to the sport when she was just 6 weeks old. Last summer, Kassandra attended Frank Hawley’s drag racing school with her brother, Kyle Pawuk. They both have the goal to eventually join Mark in racing behind the wheel.

Kassandra grew up in Bath and is a graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School (2013) and the University of Central Florida. She is the daughter of Bonnie and Mark Pawuk, of Bath. 

Judge Jennifer Towell (middle) stands with her husband and children outside her new courtroom. Photo submitted.

Bath resident, Jennifer Towell recently took her oath as a Summit County Court of Common Pleas judge in a ceremony surrounded by friends, family and fellow judges. 

Her oath of office was administered by the Judge Joy Malek Oldfield, with Jen’s husband, Tom Towell, and their children Tommy, Joey, and Lucy holding their family bible. Her parents, Dave and Evie Freimuth, performed the donning of the robe.  

The ceremony included an all-female color guard and remarks by Tom Towell and Traci Buckner, executive director for the Akron Children’s Museum. The Honorable Jennifer Towell is also a Grapevine column alumna. 

Shealyn Anderson has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s Summer 2022 President’s List.

The following students were named to Ohio University’s Spring 2022 Dean’s list: Sophia Thomas, Lucy Lutman, Ryan Wiedt, and Emma Grass.

Ohio University’s 2022 spring graduates are: Kate Boylan with a DO Osteopathic Medicine, Celissa Christian with a BSN Baccalaureate Nursing, Christina Jeter with a BSIHS Integrated Healthcare Studies and a BSH majoring in Community and Public Health, David Knight with a BSAM Applied Management, and Maleyk Sturdivant with a BA in Sociology, Criminology.

Virginia Hunt has been named to John Carroll University’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester.

Miami University awarded degrees to the following students during spring commencement: Veronika Domke with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Biology, Premedical Studies; Kate Eickhoff with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Strategic Communication, Public Administration; Becca Fisher graduated Magna Cum Laude, University Honors, with a B.S. in Family Science, B.S. in Social Work, majoring in Family Science, Social Work; Amy Lane graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Kinesiology and Health, majoring in Kinesiology, Premedical Studies; Bryanna Renuart graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business, majoring in Business Economics.

Kaitlyn Froelich was named to the spring 2022 dean’s list at the University of Findlay.  She was also elected president of UF Student Nurse’s Association at the University of Findlay for the 2022-2023 academic year.

As we start the new year, I look forward to sharing our community’s wonderful and impactful accomplishments, events, and happenings. Please share these stories and tidbits with me at ∞