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Jim Tressel addresses SMFHS students at Senior Breakfast; one student wins a car

By Ohio.com staff

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Stow High School senior Adam Carolyn stands with Ron Marhofer (right) and his children in front of his new Chevy Cruze. (Deanna Stevens Ulrich/Ohio.com)

The seniors of Stow-Munroe Falls High School had their own version of the Hunger Games on Wednesday. 

The Senior Breakfast featured an address from Jim Tressel and prizes donated from the Ron Marhofer family instead of a fight to the death, however. 

Some lucky seniors won an iPad 3, a Nook, or a flat-screen television when current and retired administrators selected a name out of the rotating lottery machine. 

One very lucky senior, Adam Carlyon, won a 2012 Chevy Cruze.
 
Before the prizes were awarded, Stow High School officials acknowledged the graduating seniors on their final day for their hard work, good character and community service at the Senior Breakfast.
 
Jim Tressel, vice president of strategic engagement for the University of Akron gave the keynote address for the event, telling students about focus, leadership and responsibility.
 
“Making a difference really is a responsibility that you have even more than you did before, Tressel said.
 
“You’re going to have your high school diploma from a great school like this one… it does make you more responsible because you have that opportunity to get your diploma [and] to take that next step.”  
 
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