Beese Fulmer Announces Winner of $2,500 Scholarship

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Beese Fulmer Private Wealth Management has announced the winner’s of its $2,500 “Stay Rational” Business Scholarship. The scholarship contest is offered in conjunction with the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Excellence Awards.

To enter, students composed a 500- to 1,000-word essay creating a rational and compelling business case for T-Mobile, imagining their essay as a letter to CEO Mike Sievert, a Glenoak High School graduate and Canton native. The essays addressed business issues such as maximizing shareholder returns, making strategic capital investments, grow market share, motivate and retain employees, and grow T-Mobile’s customer base.

Beese Fulmer selected winners through a collaborative ranking system. “All of the professionals at Beese Fulmer contributed to the voting process, carefully considering the merits of each submission,” said Marketing Assistant, Megan Mayle. “The final vote was a reflection of an in-depth professional-peer review.”

Raylee Smith of Jackson High School took first place, winning the $2,500 scholarship, having written the essay with the most first-place votes. Reese Heater of Perry High School and Weston Turkalj of Central Catholic were runners-up.

The scholarship was to be presented May 5, during the Business Excellence Awards dinner at the Kent State University Stark Conference Center. This event has been postponed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and has not yet been rescheduled.

“Two of Beese Fulmer’s core values are wisdom and rationality,” said Beese Fulmer President Ryan Fulmer, “and the top-three essay submissions reflected those values, and represented the talent and intelligence of our Stark County youth. We’re proud to help Stark County students move forward in their academic careers.”


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