Hartzell scholarships go to 12 YSU students

Hartzell scholarship

YSU President Cynthia E. Anderson, left, and Mary Kay and Harold Hartzell, right, congratulate four of the 12 recipients of the Michael T. Hartzell Memorial Scholarship at a luncheon earlier this month. From the left they are Christopher Kenney of Girard, Tina Meloro of Hubbard, Jordan Fisher of Warren and Delaney Lyons of Youngstown.

Youngstown State University recognized 12 student recipients of the Michael T. Hartzell Memorial Scholarship at a luncheon last week on the YSU campus.

The scholarship was created by Howard and Mary Kay Hartzell, in memory of their son, Michael T. Hartzell, a Youngstown City police officer who was killed in the line of duty on April 29, 2003. He was 26. The scholarship is funded through proceeds from an annual charity golf outing.

Eligible students must be children of a Youngtown City police officer or an officer in the tri-county police or sheriff’s department, or be enrolled in the YSU Police Academy.  Graduates of Austintown Fitch High School are also eligible. Since its inception in 2004, the Hartzell Scholarship has supported 66 YSU students. Recipients for the 2012-13 academic year are:

Jordan Fisher of Warren, Ohio (State Highway Patrol)

Simone Grant of Boardman (Trumbull Correctional Institute)

Joshua Grimes of Boardman (Boardman Township Police Department)

Christopher Kenney of Girard (Youngstown Police Department)

Parker Lopez of Youngstown (Youngstown Police Department)

Delaney Lyons of Youngstown (North Jackson Police Department)

William Magnuson of Canfield (Canfield Police Department)

Samantha Marucci of Salem (Ohio State Highway Patrol)

Tina Meloro of Hubbard (Liberty Township Police Department)

Christopher Platton of Youngstown (Austintown Fitch High School)

Travis Williams of Youngstown (Ohio State Penitentiary, Corrections)

Jenna Yacovone of Austintown (Austintown Police Department)