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Ohio Vax-2-School lottery: First 30 $10,000 scholarship winners announced

The first 30 scholarship winners in Ohio's Vax-2-School contest have been announced.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — More than a month after first announcing a new program aimed at increasing COVID-19 vaccinations amongst children and young people, Ohio has announced the first 30 $10,000 scholarship recipients in its Vax-2-School lottery.

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The first 30 winners of the contest, which is open to ages 5-25, are:

  • Midori Ayres, Fremont
  • Frank Brown, Toledo
  • Drake Bryan, Novelty
  • Madison Cooke, Maineville
  • Paige Delmore, Seven Hills
  • Lola DeWitte, Perrysburg
  • Lucinda Freund, Wadsworth
  • Grant Fry, Doylestown
  • Alice Jonas, Worthington
  • Livia Kish, Akron
  • Renee Kizlik, Eastlake
  • Lydia Krausz, New Albany
  • Lessah Lemaster, Enon
  • Benjamin Lichman, Rocky River
  • Andrea Ligon, Shaker Heights
  • Mitchell Link, Jamestown
  • Alena McCain, West Chester
  • Spencer Meier, Cincinnati
  • Claire Miller, Cincinnati
  • Rachel Mohr, Dublin
  • Martin Philip, West Chester
  • Victoria Rahija, Mentor
  • Donovan Simpson, Columbus
  • Madeline Sines, Milford Center
  • Sydney Stacho, Medina
  • Emily Studer, Aurora
  • Spencer Sullivan, Ostrander
  • Alex Vargo, Rossford
  • Katrina Whitmore, West Chester
  • Makenna Wolf, Fremont

Monday's drawing marks the first of five daily contests that will take place this week, with five grand prize winners, who will each receive $100,000 scholarships, being drawn Friday. While the drawings are underway, registration remains open with Wednesday, Dec. 1 being the deadline to enter the contest.

Any Ohio resident between the ages of 5 and 25 who has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is able to enter online at OhioVax2School.com or 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). Altogether, the program will be awarding $2 million in prizes, including 150, $10,000 scholarships, and five, $100,000 grand prize scholarships, which can be used at any of Ohio's colleges, universities, trade schools, or career programs of the winner's choice.