2024 RAA Scholarship Award: Jayda White

Jayda White is the daughter of Jamel and Jennifer Dunlap White and will attend the University of Kentucky in their highly selective Human Health Sciences program. She currently plans to continue her education in Dental School. Jayda, the 2024 Riverside Homecoming Queen, excels academically with a 4.1 GPA and membership in the National Honor Society. Her athletic abilities are notable. A four-year varsity soccer player, she was captain three years and won numerous local and area awards including First Team All Greater Cleveland Conference Award and voted best girls soccer…

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2024 RAA Scholarship Award: Jason Mackey

Two things struck the committee that evaluated Jason for the scholarship. First is we had to go back to 9th grade to see the only “B” on his transcript, and the rest of his grades earned an Honors Diploma at graduation. Second is the extensive involvement in the Riverside community not only by Jason but his entire family. The son of Billy and Janesse Mackey, both of whom graduated from Riverside, (his mother is an elementary teacher in the district), Jason has committed himself to excelling in the classroom, excelling…

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2024 RAA Scholarship Award: Benjamin Weiss

Benjamin Weiss is an unusual Alumni Scholarship winner. While most winners are off to their chosen university in the fall, Ben will be in Infantry Basic/AIT training in Georgia with the Army National Guard. In January he will then attend Ohio State University and continue his military commitment by being in Army ROTC. He is planning on majoring in engineering. Ben is the son of Christian Weiss and Kelly Brooks Smith who share custody of their three sons. Graduating in the top 10% of this class with a 4.2 GPA,…

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