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Tucker Ellis Stokes Scholars Graduate from Program

August 2016
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Tucker Ellis is proud to announce that Zachary Weisenseel and Amira Fruits, Tucker Ellis's two 2016 Louis Stokes Scholars college interns, graduated from the program on July 27 in a ceremony held at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Amira will begin her senior year at The Ohio State University this fall. A graduate of Whitney Young High School, she is a Young Scholars Award recipient studying Philosophy and Legal Foundations of Society. Amira plans to pursue a law degree upon earning her bachelor's degree.

Zachary graduated last spring as valedictorian from Cleveland Early College High School at John Hay. He was a member of the school's 2016 Cleveland Mock Trial Championship Team and won an Outstanding Attorney Award during the Ohio State Mock Trial competition.  Also a Young Scholars Award recipient, Zachary will be attending The Ohio State University as an honors student this fall. 

"My time here at Tucker Ellis has been full of great new experiences, great new people, and great new ideas," said Zachary. "I am so glad that I had the opportunity to learn and grow here. It has truly made my summer different and better."

Drew Odum and Paul Janowicz  mentored both Amira and Zachary this summer.

The Louis Stokes Scholars Program is an award-winning Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association pipeline diversity program started in 2012 by Carter Strang during his term as CMBA president. Fifty-eight Stokes Scholars have graduated from the program, and many of them are enrolled in or have applied to law school.

Pictured above, left to right: Carter Strang, Paul Janowicz, Amira Fruits, Zachary Weisenseel, and Drew Odum

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