Cleveland Touchdown Club Charities Announces 2021 Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Nathan Harmych

Lucy Lubanovich

Samantha Weber

Daisy Yoder


Nathan Harmych, Lucy Lubanovich, Samantha Weber and Daisy Yoder will each receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2021-22 academic year

CLEVELAND – Nathan Harmych, Lucy Lubanovich, Samantha Weber and Daisy Yoder have been named recipients of the 2021 Cleveland Touchdown Club Charities (CTCC) Memorial Scholarship, the organization announced on July 9 at its annual Gene Hickerson Memorial Golf Outing.

The CTCC Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to four graduating high school seniors who excel in the classroom, in the community and possess a strong ambition to succeed in college. Each individual will receive a $1,000 scholarship to use at an accredited college or university of their choice during the 2020-21 academic year.

Harmych, a recent graduate of Marion L. Steele High School (Amherst, Ohio) with a 3.63 GPA, was named the recipient of the Morrie Kono Memorial Scholarship. In addition to being a four-year varsity student-athlete in hockey and golf, he was involved in Student Council, Leo Club and National Honors Society. When he wasn’t competing, he was part of the Medical Health Technology program, volunteering over 200 hours with the school athletic trainer. He will attend Cleveland State University in the fall, majoring in health sciences with hopes to obtain a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

Lubanovich was named this year’s Billy Reynolds Memorial Scholarship winner. She graduated summa cum laude from West Geauga High School in Chesterland, Ohio, with a 4.11 GPA. An active member of the school and local community, she competed in volleyball, track, cheer and is into kick boxing. She volunteers as a gymnastics instructor at DTJ Gymnastics – a Czech non-profit organization – and has covered high school and local sports as a writer and photographer for several community papers. She will attend The Ohio State University to study human nutrition and pursue an education in holistic medicine.

Weber, this year’s John Peyton Memorial Scholarship, is a graduate of Thomas W. Harvey High School in Painesville, Ohio. While excelling in the classroom with a 4.63 GPA, she also competed track and field, and competitive dance, as well as a cheerleader for both football and basketball. When not competing, she serves as a mentor as part of the Link Crew Mentorship program and is a member of the Club Red program to promote drug-free living. She will be a freshman this year at The University of Akron and will major in psychology and plans to attend a physician assistant program upon graduation.

Yoder is a graduate of Berkshire High School in Burton, Ohio, with a 3.86 GPA. Recipient of the Dick Zunt Memorial Scholarship, she led an active high school career having played soccer and softball, as well as leading The Badgerettes, BHS’s marching band flag line. She is a competitive writer and was Vice President of the Berkshire Thespians theater club. She also volunteered as a rec league soccer coach and delivered meals to those in need. She will attend John Carroll University in the fall and will major in the Classics.

This year’s scholarships are presented in honor of four gentlemen who have a rich history in Northeast Ohio football – Morrie Kono, John Peyton, Billy Reynolds and Dick Zunt.