Graduating Class of 2022

Andrew Biggs
Poland Seminary High School

Andrew will attend Kent State with plans to dual major in Architectural Studies and Construction Management. He will also run for Kent’s Track and Cross Country teams. He is graduating as a member of the National Honor Society, Academic Hall of Fame, and two-time Academic All-Ohio athlete.
Andrew credits his 6th-grade coach, Bill Hegarty, for seeing something in him that no one else did; which gave him confidence and ultimately molded his high school commitment as a student and an athlete.
He asks the people of Good Hope to pray for his college journey and invites members to write letters filled with advice. He says, “I am sure their wisdom would be invaluable to me.”

Sam Polonus
Springfield Local High School

Sam plans to go into the HVAC trade after graduation. He says he has always looked up to his brother Daniel, both in what he does and in his character. He was the reason Sam wanted to play football and the reason he now wants to pursue HVAC as a career.
Sam hopes to inspire others in the same way his brother Daniel has inspired him.
He asks the people of Good Hope to pray for his journey and that he is accepted for his HVAC apprenticeship.

Haylie Stilson
Boardman High SchoolMahoning County Career & Technical Center

Haylie is graduating from both Boardman High School and MCCTC where she completed the program for allied health and pre-nursing. This summer, and perhaps for a year, she will be getting a job and saving money for school.  Eventually, she would like to go into radiology and work at a children’s hospital.
When asked who has impacted her the most, she said, “My mom and dad have inspired me because they both struggled a lot with their life circumstances and have encouraged me to push through challenges and overcome them.”
As she moves into the future, she says, “I’d be grateful for your prayers.”

Kyle Totterdale
Austintown Fitch High School

Kyle is graduating as a member of the National Honor Society and has already earned multiple college credits. This summer he will be working at Dairy Queen to save for tuition at The College of Wooster, where he will major in Education.
He has been inspired by his English teachers this year. To start his senior year, he had “little to no ideas” about what he wanted to do in the future. After his experience in their classes, he realized that he wanted to become a teacher.
Kyle says that the member of Good Hope can support him by simply rooting for him and keeping him in their prayers.

Robert Williamson
Boardman High School

Robbie will be working this summer at the Boardman Tennis & Swim Club. He will also be a coach for the Boardman Glenwood Junior High football team.
This fall he will attend Youngstown State University and major in Business.
He says his entire family has inspired him, especially his parents and his Grandpa, Dave Culp. He also credits his coaches, whose support was felt on and off the field.
Robbie asks his church family to continue to “do what they’ve been doing for the past 18 years,” which is in his words “the overwhelming support and love that this Good Hope Family gives all of us seniors.”

Congratulations to those who earned the 2022 Weller-Myers Scholarship.
Each was awarded $1000 to pursue their college and career training paths!