Ms. Samantha Medonia
Awarded $2,500 on 8/17/2010
Scholarship Courtesy of Johnson Controls, Inc. Samantha is a freshman at the University of Northwestern Ohio pursuing degrees in Performance Motorsports and Automotive Management. As a young lady she was inspired by women drag racers like Shirley Muldowney, Melanie Troxel, Hillary Will and rebuilt dragsters with her dad. Samantha’s goals include designing and building high quality engines, be a proprietor of her own business and to inspire other women to develop an interest for an automotive industry career. In high school, Samantha was a student member of the Career Technical Advisory Committee which gave her the opportunity to learn from the automotive leaders in her community. She was a member of National Honor Society, student council, the cross country and track teams, and competed in various junior drag racing events. Her community involvement includes volunteering at the local hospital and various charity organizations. Samantha’s home is in Hinckley, Ohio.