Memorial Scholarships Past Recipients

Each year, Cleveland Touchdown Club Charities grants four scholarships to Northeast Ohio high school seniors with a love and passion for the great game of football. Below are the past winners of the Memorial Scholarships. Since 2016, we have awarded $31,000 in scholarships to Northeast Ohio seniors.

2023: Story

  • Gene Hickerson (special scholarship in 2023): Tommy Benn, III, Garfield Heights High School
  • Morrie Kono: Amanda Mladek, Ravenna High School
  • Billy Reynolds: Alan Murillo-Soto, Riverside High School
  • Dick Zunt: Jenna Leonard, Riverside High School

2022: Story

  • Morrie Kono: Dhainne Gagarin Sublett, Thomas W. Harvey High School
  • John Peyton: Jack Webster, Mentor High School
  • Dick Zunt: Meaghan Blaker-Martin, Thomas W. Harvey High School

2021: Story

  • Morrie Kono: Nathan Harmych, Marion L. Steele High School
  • John Peyton: Samantha Weber, Thomas W. Harvey High School
  • Billy Reynolds: Lucy Lubanovich, West Geauga High School
  • Dick Zunt: Daisy Yoder, Berkshire High School

2020: Story

  • Morrie Kono: Jaylen Benson, Cleveland Heights High School
  • Billy Reynolds: Shaylee Ahlborn, Harvey High School
  • John Peyton: Katie Rauch, Valley Forge High School
  • Dick Zunt: Amber See, Brush High School

2019: Story

  • Morrie Kono: Alison Keller, Willoughby South High School
  • John Peyton: Monica Kustura, Eastlake North High School
  • Billy Reynolds: Kailyn Foutty, Cardinal High School
  • Dick Zunt: Jaiden Morales, Lorain High School

2018: Story

  • Morrie Kono: Kasey Haney, Marion L. Steele High School
  • John Peyton: Daniel Bosworth, Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin High School
  • Billy Reynolds: Gabriel Liberatore, Cleveland Saint Ignatius High School 
  • Dick Zunt: Molly Ptacek, Avon High School

2017: Story

  • Morrie Kono: Nathan Schroeder, Cuyahoga Heights High School
  • John Peyton: Saidah Tarrence, Warrensville Heights High School
  • Billy Reynolds: Kevin Piczer, Newbury High School
  • Dick Zunt: Brendan DeVenney, Saint Ignatius High School

2016: Story

  • Morrie Kono: Stefani LoPresti, Marion L. Steele High School
  • John Peyton: Emily Wilson, Newbury High School
  • Billy Reynolds: Daniel Ruple, Berea-Midpark High School
  • Dick Zunt: Caitlin Rodriguez, North Olmsted High School