About Town by Jennifer Johnson

Five Lutheran Churches came together recently to pack 10,152 meals for Rise Against Hunger. Participating churches include Our Saviour Lutheran Church of Hinckley and its cluster partners, Holy Trinity of Brunswick, Zion of Valley City, Living Word of Medina and St. Matthew of Medina. 

Rise Against Hunger works to end hunger in communities around the world.

In total, more than 100 volunteers packaged dehydrated meals of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals.

With funding from Thrivent, Our Saviour Lutheran Church also was able to provide lunch for all the participants after all the meals were packaged, boxed and loaded on the truck.

The Hinckley Historical Society is holding a raffle for one lucky person to win a new Trane furnace with installation, model S9X2 (installation must be done no later than Dec. 31, 2023.) Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased through Oct. 7 from The Hinckley Historical Society or The Brooklyn Exchange Club. For tickets and details, call Pat at 330-461-0726.

Hinckley resident Brandon Long is one of nine Baldwin Wallace University men’s volleyball student-athletes to be named to the All-Academic Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League Team for the 2022-23 season.

In order to be selected as Academic All-MCVL, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.3 grade-point average and have earned a varsity letter.

The nine student-athletes were represented by six juniors, one sophomore and two freshmen.

Tommy Maroon of Hinckley was inducted into the Baldwin Wallace University Honors Program during the spring 2023 semester.

Maroon, a graduate of Highland High School majoring in media production, shared the distinction with 93 other high-achieving students. Inductees received a pin and other Honors memorabilia during the ceremony.

The BW Honors Program helps motivated and talented students make the most of their college experience by joining a community of scholars dedicated to academic excellence, leadership development and community engagement. Interdisciplinary and experiential, the program offers unique courses and an enhanced core curriculum. The goal of the program is to engage the whole student, connect theoretical ideas to real-world applications and foster independent thinking.

The following Hinckley residents graduated from their respective colleges or universities this past spring: Avery Finding, Ohio Wesleyan University; Emily Kazimore, Hiram College; Hailey Csizmadia, University of Mount Union; Bryant Burns, Arianna Dodds, Connor Griffiths and Jamila Mohammad, Baldwin Wallace University; Carmie Alberty, Hunter Less, Kyp Ross and Samuel Verderber, Miami University; and Julia Javorsky, Rochester Institute of Technology.

The following Hinckley residents earned dean’s list honors at their respective colleges and univerisities for the spring 2023 semester: Avery Finding, Ohio Wesleyan University; Gabrielle Miller, American International College; Samuel Verderber, Taryn Kenny, Eva Hollingsworth, Grace Rusterholtz and Ella Markovitz, Miami University; Hailey Csizmadia, University of Mount Union; Bryant Burns, Brandon Long, Melanie Mavroidis, and Jace McNulty, Baldwin Wallace University; Jordan Bickerton, Jake Campagna, Evan Finding, Emily Kellogg, Gwen Minute and Alex Ruggerio, Ohio University; Samantha Oriti, University of Findlay; Patrick Dolan, John Carroll University; and Nathan Espenschied, Youngstown State University.

Britney Ciornei of Hinckley has been named to Ohio University’s 2023 spring provost’s list.

The following Hinckley residents earned president’s list honors for the spring 2023 semester from their respective colleges or universities: Emily Groh and Macy Lorz, Miami University; and Audrey Zedella, Ohio University. ∞

Photo: More than 100 volunteers packaged more than 10,000 dehydrated meals of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals as part of a benefit for Rise Against Hunger hosted by Hinckley’s Our Savior Lutheran Church. Photo submitted.