Winners of second annual Gleason Community Fund essay contest named

Contestants of the 2019 Gleason Community Fund Organ Donation Essay contest, from left: Emma Ford, Genesee County Clerk John Gleason, Kaylee Czyzio, Melina Smith, Dominick Carvounis, Hailey O’Malley; Ayla Piggott and Alaina Strauss. Photo by Gary Gould

Contestants of the 2019 Gleason Community Fund Organ Donation Essay contest, from left: Emma Ford, Genesee County Clerk John Gleason, Kaylee Czyzio, Melina Smith, Dominick Carvounis, Hailey O’Malley; Ayla Piggott and Alaina Strauss. Photo by Gary Gould

GENESEE COUNTY — The winners of the 2019 Gleason Community Fund Scholarship Essay contest were named May 6 during a luncheon at Hurley Medical Center in Flint.

The ceremony at Hurley Medical Center was held where three scholarship winners were announced. They included Melina Smith of Atherton High School, first place ($1,500); Kaylee Czyzio of Flushing High School, second place ($750); and Hailey O’Malley of Hill- McCloy High School of Montrose, third place ($250).

Other contestants were Dominick Carvounis of Flushing High School, Emma Ford of Linden High School, Ayla Piggott of Flushing High School and Alaina Strauss of Atherton High School.

Judges for the contest were Eileen Button and Rebecca Myszenski, of Mott Community College; and Dr. Linda Lee Tarver.

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