DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 17, 2023 — TriComB2B, a national agency focused on business-to-business marketing of technical products and services, has announced the winners of their second annual Marketing Pathway Scholarship for Dayton Public School students.
TriComB2B developed the experiential learning project to introduce Meadowdale and Ponitz students to careers and opportunities in marketing that would align with their specialized high school curricula in areas such as gaming technology, digital design, graphic art and design, and media arts. The mock project — inspired by a real-world business challenge presented by TriComB2B’s client, AEP — gave participating students a chance to showcase their creativity and uncover their own industry-related skills.
This year, the challenge was expanded to include students from two local technical high schools: Meadowdale Career Technology Center and the David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center.
Seven students from the two schools were awarded a total of $9,000 in scholarship prizes as follows:
- First Place: Vince Watts
- Second Place and Best Written Response: Damya Woodall
- Third Place: Haylie Chavez
- Best Creative and Agency’s Choice Submission From Graphic and Art Design: Trevon Nash
- Agency’s Choice Submission From Gaming Technology: Izabella Sapp Gonzalez
- Agency’s Choice Submission From Digital Design: Paris Parker
- Agency’s Choice Submission From Media Arts: Miracle Jacobs
“We were extremely pleased to be able to expand the Marketing Pathway Scholarship this year,” said John Buscemi, TriComB2B principal. “Adding Ponitz to the program builds upon the exciting foundation we began with Meadowdale last year. We also found new ways to introduce these talented young people to the world of marketing. By sharing our agency’s knowledge and expertise, we hope to inspire higher education and create opportunities or future careers in the fields they’re already exploring in the classroom.”
Unique to this year, TriComB2B partnered with Dayton Metro Library to formally kick off the scholarship challenge with a half-day event for participating students outlining marketing career paths. It featured panel discussions from agency team members, an in-depth talk about the mock project, and participation from Dayton Metro Library’s teen librarians, who stressed the ample community resources available to students and library card holders alike.
Businesses can help Dayton Public Schools and its students by joining their advisory committees or offering apprenticeships, career days, class visits, job fairs, shadowing, mentorship and more to support their unique, career-technical education programs. For more information, interested parties can contact Megan O’Toole, work-based learning specialist, Dayton Public Schools, at email@example.com.
TriComB2B is a full-service agency that provides strategic marketing and communications to a worldwide client base of technical and industrial businesses. TriComB2B has been named a Top 25 US Marcomms Agency by B2B Marketing; a Best Place to Work by the Dayton Business Journal; and a B2B Top 200 Agency by Chief Marketer. TriComB2B was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.
About Dayton Public Schools
Dayton Public Schools is an urban district with more than 12,000 students in preschool through high school. The district offers five-star preschools, one-to-one technology, career-tech programs, College Credit Plus, and career exploration experiences to all students. To learn more, please visit www.daytonpublic.com.
TriComB2B Media Contact
Michelle Crawley, public relations director
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Alex Kincaid, director of the public relations office