Scholarship award winners are (from left) Quinn Costanzo. Luke Kishna, Amani Salti, Acacia Uechi, and Cecilia Wischmeier.

Five area graduating seniors have been awarded scholarships by the Rotary Club of Lakewood-Rocky River.

Recipients include Luke Kishna, Amani Salti and Cecilia Wischmeier from Rocky River High School, Quinn Constanzo from Lakewood High School, and Acacia Uechi from Lutheran West High School. Each will receive a $3,000 award from the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary Foundation. This $15,000 scholarship program is part of over $60,000 that the Rotary club donates to the community each year.

In addition to demonstrating academic achievement and potential, the five scholarship winners were chosen for their character, as well as extracurricular and community involvement.

Quinn Costanzo serves as student body secretary for Lakewood High School’s Student Council and captained the varsity soccer team. She worked as a poll worker in November’s election and has led groups providing respite care for parents of special needs children. Quinn has been accepted into the Ohio State University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Scholars Program. She plans to study marketing to advance the visibility of women-led businesses in an historically male-dominated field.

Luke Kishna captained both the track and field and cross-country teams at Rocky River High School. He also found success in the school’s Mock Trial Club for all four years. Luke plans to study biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University as he hopes to contribute to the development of new medicines.

Amani Salti has been on Rocky River High School’s track and field team and earned her varsity letter in cross country. A participant in the National History Day program, she has been a volunteer at Our Lady of the Wayside and Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. Amani will enroll at Cuyahoga Community College this fall to lay the foundation for a bachelor’s degree in science.

Acacia Uechi has been involved in Lutheran West High School’s choir and musical theatre program. She ran track and field and earned a varsity letter in diving. She will study interior architecture and design at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Cecilia Wischmeier is a captain on Rocky River High School’s track and field team and earned a varsity letter in soccer. She serves as president of Westshore Young Leaders, an organization for middle-school and high-school students from six west shore communities, that develops student potential through training, education and drug and alcohol prevention programs. Ceci will study biology at the University of Cincinnati.