97.5 WONE Kids Who Rock Class of 2021

97.5 WONE is looking for KIDS WHO ROCK for the Class of 2023!!

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, October through May. Each monthly Kid Who Rocks receives a 4-pack of Cedar Point passes. Each Kid Who Rocks is then qualified to win one of two $3,000 scholarships to be given away at the end of the 2022-2023 school year!

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

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Wednesday, 29 March 2023 13:09

March 2023 Winner - Aiden Dine

KWR2021 DelaneyT 2From band to ballfield, Aiden Dine rocks. STVM senior (4.4 GPA). Crafty southpaw: finesses his breaking ball the same as his alto sax. In his first-ever play: landed the lead as George Bailey. Deep beautiful voice crooned Buffalo Gals effortlessly. Natural-born leader (Kyros, Ash House, Student Ambassador, morning announcements) with the Gift of Gab. Uses his voice to advocate: global and personal fight against diabetes. Newest passion: fight against cancer > Aiden just lost his beloved Dad 4 weeks ago. Hardest-working kid ever. 100+ volunteer hours. Tenacious. Scrappy. Passionate. LOVES Rock & Roll. College major: pre-med, minor: broadcasting. Congratulations, Aiden!


Monday, 20 February 2023 15:31

February 2023 Winner - Erica Keller

KWR2021 DelaneyT 2Erica is an amazing person and student from Ellet CLC. She has maintained over 3.65 GPA, she’s a member of student council and National Honor Society. She has a big heart! She loves volunteering, she has loved serving the community and she plans on continuing this when she attends Malone University, where she plans on studying to become a occupational therapist. Erica is a hard worker, and she’s always putting others needs ahead of her own. Erica's family knows there will be greatness in her future! Congratulations, Erica!


Wednesday, 18 January 2023 09:25

January 2023 Winner - Brandon Jordan

KWR2021 DelaneyT 2Brandon's Aunt has been waiting years to nominate Brandon Jordan! A 4-year drummer in marching and concert band, he’s now band captain, percussion section leader. He’s also a 4 year Varsity Hockey player, a member of Choristers, Italian Heritage Club, Academic Challenge team, school newspaper, Junior States of America, Lacrosse team manager, and does morning announcements. He’s done all this while maintaining 3.71 cumulative GPA, Cum Laude distinction. He was just named Bengal Of The Week, for his leadership in the band. He plans to attend college to become a teacher, and is definitely a Kid Who Rocks! Congratulations, Brandon!

Wednesday, 21 December 2022 09:38

December 2022 Winner - Kaitlyn Bondoni

KWR2021 DelaneyT 2Kaitlyn is truly a Kid Who Rocks. From Alliance High School, she is currently her 4H president, Jr Fair Board VP, Tutor, Guidance aid, National Honor Society, Student Senate/Council, Alliance Varsity Soccer player, Buckeye Girls State, Summa Cum Laud, Speech/Debate, Class Officer/Council. She works at TJ Maxx and her family farm. She has personally donated $32,000 to The James Cancer Research Center in honor and memory of her father, Michael, through her sales at the Fair! She will be attending the University of Akron for Chemical Engineering/Polymer Science. In addition to all of her accomplishments, she was instrumental in her father's hospice care, before he passed away from cancer her sophomore year. She promised him she would continue to excel, to thrive, and keep her grades up. She has kept her promises to him! Her family is proud of her kind heart and her willingness to give all she has to help others. Favorite band? Metallica! Congratulations, Kaitlyn!

Wednesday, 16 November 2022 13:35

November 2022 Winner - Will Lang

KWR2021 DelaneyT 2Will is a senior at Nordonia High School where he is a section leader for saxophone in the marching band and where he also plays bassoon in the wind ensemble. Will is on the high honor roll and active in activities such as Science Olympiad, Mock Trial and the American Red Cross Club. This past summer Will attended the American Legion Buckeye Boys State program at Miami University in Oxford and currently gives sax lessons at a local music store. Will plans on attending Denison University majoring in economics. Congratulations, Will!

Tuesday, 25 October 2022 13:57

October 2022 Winner - Marley Queen

KWR2021 DelaneyT 2Marley has taught herself firsthand what it takes to be a leader on and off the field/court! She is a Varsity player for Tallmadge High School Softball and Tennis teams. She is also active in multiple clubs and school organizations that giver her the chance to support her friends and community. She will go on in the fall to play softball for Cleveland State with the major of Speech Pathology. A few organized groups and roles she belong to are NHS officer, Senior class officer, member of student senate, member of Leaders in Action, Distinguished scholar and Senior Mentor. Her favorite part of being involved in these groups and sports is knowing she is making a difference while bettering herself as a person! Congratulations, Marley!

Kids Who Rock Contest Rules

WONE “Kids Who Rock” shall recognize certain high school seniors, during the school year of 2022-­2023, 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 2022-2023 school year. Attendance is encouraged but not mandatory. Two students will be awarded the Kids Who Rock scholarship in the amount of $3,000. All monies will be disbursed in the summer of 2023 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.