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97.5 WONE is looking for KIDS WHO ROCK!!

If you know of a high school senior who excels in the arts, in music theatre, student government or is just an all around leader -- we want to know about them!

Submit your nominee in 97 words or less below. We will honor one student per month on the air and award them a $1,000 scholarship toward the school of their choice!

97.5 WONE, saluting Kids Who Rock, in cooperation with local NECA-IBEW and Toth Buick GMC


Review Contest Rules Below >

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 11:48

November 2018 Winner - Paige Phillips

KWR2019 paigePaige Phillips of Cuyahoga Falls High School is our newest Kid Who Rocks! She is a National Honors Society Member, a 2-year Rotary Scholar Award recipient, A 4-year Scholar Athlete Award winner, and a 4-year Letter Woman for Black Tiger Marching Band. She is the Clarinet Squad Leader and member of the Cuyahoga Falls High School Symphonic Band. Paige currently holds a 4.5 GPA and has placed on the High Honor Roll every semester since 6th grade. She's lettered in Varsity Soccer all 4 years, received an Honorable Mention in the Suburban League last year, and plays for NEO Soccer Club. She plans to attend Baldwin Wallace College and major in Sports and Business Management.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 10:50

October 2018 Winner - Rachel Randolph

KWR2019 rachelMeet Rachel Randolph of Tuslaw High School. She is a Kid Who Rocks. She's an accomplished singer/songwriter who has performed in musical theater. She's a multi-instrumentalist who seemingly can play whatever she picks up. When Rachel is not sharing her talents in school, she's working at outside gigs for pay. Her future plan will take her to the University of Akron to pursue further musical education and would like to be a band director some day.    

Friday, 21 September 2018 15:12

September 2018 Winner - Brady Rowan

KWR2019 bradyBrady Rowan of Hoban High School is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council Fundraising Committee, Student Ambassador, Hoban Dance Team Captain, Peer Mentor, and a recipient of  the Monsignor Dowed Award, which is the highest honor given at Hoban. He's been on the Highest Honor Roll every grading period.  A photo that he took was selected for the 5th annual Hoban Purchase Prize.  He is a Senior Advanced Competitive dancer for the I'd Rather Be Dancing Studio.  He was a Nexstar National Talent Champion and took 1st place in the highest scoring solo.  His teachers take note his quiet but persistent enthusiasm for everything he takes on and he exhibits genuine joy when other classmates succeed.  Brady plans on becoming a Nurse Practitioner and would like to minor in Photography while continuing to dance.     

Kids Who Rock Contest Rules

WONE “Kids Who Rock” shall recognize certain high school seniors, during the school year of 2018-­2019, who have excelled in music, theater, student government, and/or who possess great leadership skills. One student will be chosen each month by the "Kids Who Rock Selection Committee," which is comprised of members of Rubber City Radio Group. Interested students shall forward a written nomination/submission of 97 words or less in order to be considered. All entries shall remain under consideration until the end of the school year. All selections are final and at the discretion of the committee. 

Kids Who Rock Scholarship Winners, or their parents or guardians will be required to sign a release allowing WONE to use the student's name and likeness on the radio station and on line, and to acknowledge any potential tax liability. WONE may be required to file an IRS Form 1099 on behalf of the winner of any items having a value of more than $600.

Winners will be recognized at the end of the 2019 school year. Attendance is encouraged but not mandatory. Each student will be awarded the Kids Who Rock scholarship in the amount of $1,000. All monies will be disbursed in the summer of 2019 and sent directly to the post-secondary institution where the student has enrolled and been accepted. Post-secondary institutions can be 2-year, 4-year, or trade school. If the award is not claimed within one year of graduation, it will be forfeited.

No purchase is necessary in order to win any WONE contest. Generally, only one listener from any household is permitted to win a prize from WONE in any 30 ​day period. However, in the event a member of a household has won a “minor” prize from WONE (tickets, t­shirts, CDs, dinners, etc.), that shall not preclude someone in that household from being a winner in Kids Who Rock. Anyone may win except employees (or the immediate family members) of the Rubber City Radio Group, or any advertising agency, or advertiser connected to the promotion.

WONE reserves the right to make changes to the rules of “Kids Who Rock” at any time during the execution of the promotion. In such cases, the change(s) shall be posted to the contest rules page at www.wone.net, and will be made available at our reception desk at 1795 West Market St., Akron, OH 44313.