Youngstown Press Club Awards Its First Scholarships

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two college juniors will receive the Youngstown Press Club’s first scholarships.

Hannah Werle of Girard and Gianna Effinite of West Middlesex were awarded the $2,000 scholarships, the club announced Tuesday.

Werle, who is enrolled in Youngstown State University’s Sokolov Honors College, is a double major in journalism and communication, with a minor in English. She is a student assistant in the university’s Office of Marketing and Communications and the assistant copy editor at The Jambar, the university’s student newspaper.

Effinite is a corporate communication major at Penn State Shenango, where she has been on the dean’s list since fall 2020. Her goal is to work in the golf industry. She has been a golf shop assistant at the Tam O’Shanter Golf Course in Hermitage, where she organizes new product displays, trains new co-workers and participates in promotional videos.

Werle and Effinite will be recognized at the club’s Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Stambaugh Auditorium.

The scholarships are funded by club membership dues, proceeds from club events and donations from individuals and the club’s corporate sponsors.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.