Meridian HealthCare Awards 9th Annual Meridian Scholarship

Meridian HealthCare is pleased to award Mr. Dylan Wilkerson from Howland High School, Miss Ci’Asha Cross from Campbell High School, Miss Haley Ketchum from Niles High School, and Miss Karalyn Stickle of Sebring High School the 2018 Meridian Scholarship.

Meridian created the Meridian Scholarship as a way to honor and support students in the Mahoning Valley who have participated in Meridian’s PANDA Leaders Club. PANDA Leaders Club, a prevention program of Meridian HealthCare, empowers kids and teens by giving them the knowledge to make responsible decisions about the issues that affect them most today. Through peer support, they are encouraged to lead a healthy lifestyle, make positive choices and be comfortable with themselves. These students have adhered to their promise to positively influence their peers and continually be a leader in their community.


Larry Moliterno, Meridian HealthCare’s CEO, said:  “We are very proud of these four students and the leadership roles they have taken on, not only in our PANDA Leaders Club, but also in their schools and communities. We are pleased to contribute to furthering their education and wish them the best.”

Since its beginning in 2010, the Meridian Scholarship has awarded more than $45,000.00 in scholarships to 23 students.  Mr. Wilkerson, Miss Cross, Miss Ketchum, and Miss Stickle will receive $1,000 a year for four years to the University of their choice.