Stark State College Teen of the Month: Bobby Ganser, Louisville
NAME – Bobby Ganser
RESIDENCE – Louisville
AGE – 18
THE SCHOOL – Louisville High School
COLLEGE CHOICE – University of Cincinnati
PARENTS – Cara and Robert Ganzer
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS – Dedicated, outgoing and positive.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES – I do cross country and athletics. I am a Student Council representative and a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Club.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES – Member of the North Canton Y basketball league (team champion) and member of St. Louis Church. I have also volunteered numerous times through the National Honor Society and the Student Council.
HONORS AND AWARDS – Teen of the month, honor roll, three-time All Ohioan in cross country, four-time state qualifier in cross country, varsity athlete, four-time all-county first team in cross country.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL? – Go out with friends and play basketball.
FAVORITE HIGH SCHOOL MEMORY – Run and place fourth as a team at the state cross country meet last year.
MOST PEOPLE WILL BE SURPRISED TO KNOW – The first sport I liked to play and took seriously was basketball, not cross-country.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE FOR A CAREER? – I would like to work for a professional sports team thanks to analytics.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE ADOLESCENTS FACE TODAY? – I believe the biggest problem teenagers face today is not believing in themselves. With the increased use of social media, teens seem to have a hard time being confident and not following through on any big ideas they might have.
Nominated by Jeff Graffice, Intervention Specialist, Head Coach of Varsity Baseball, Head Coach of Varsity Boys’ Golf; and Phil Yarian, math teacher, assistant varsity baseball coach, varsity women’s golf head coach
CENTRAL CATHOLIC CANTON
James Brown IV
Nominated by Kevin Powell, teacher; and Jim Sicker, head of the science department
Nominated by Lucas Conley, English teacher and basketball coach; and Jeff Moore, director
Nominated by Lisa Gothard, STEM and science teacher
Caden Van Natta
Nominated by Travis Ackerman and Missy Stertzbach, teachers
Nominated by Julie Prato and Baylee Ralls, school counselors
Nominated by Zackery McCoy and Dave Wood, teachers
CHRISTIAN CENTER LAKE
Nominated by Holly Amacher, English, History and Health Teacher, Model UN Coach; and Julie Watson, cross-country coach
Robert Ganser III
Nominated by Lisa Vaccaro and Denise Mast, English teachers
Nominated by Brian Schwall, math teacher; and Lori Ann Trachsel, teacher/media specialist
Nominated by Susan Pike, physical education teacher; and Katie Rowbotham, professor of biology
Nominated by Elizabeth Davis, Spanish teacher; and Chris Schillig, English teacher
Nominated by Jeff Moore, director; and Nicky Boyd, school counselor
Nominated by Lindsay Johnson and Tiffany Walker, teachers
Nominated by Julie Prato, school counselor; and Stella Munoz-Rodriguez, Spanish teacher
Nominated by Grace Franjesevic, professor of physics; and Frank Pilato, coordinator of the GenYes computer program
CHRISTIAN CENTER LAKE
Nominated by Heath Lambright, professor of chemistry and physics; and Sharon Martin, English teacher and academic challenge coordinator
Nominated by Susan Moser, math teacher; and Deb Slutz, English teacher
Nominated by Léa Daut, AP literature and comp teacher; and David Olszewski, Mathematics Department
Nominated by Lori Ann Trachsel, media specialist/teacher; and Craig Carnes, teacher/group director
Nominated by Brian Robinson, art teacher; and Corine Valentine, librarian