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Spartans shine during 2024 Student Symposium

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, May 2, 2024 – Recently, 66 students presented at Stark State College’s 2024 Student Symposium, an annual event that showcases students’ academic achievements and technical skills.

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Congratulations to the winners at Stark State College’s 2024 Student Symposium. Pictured (from left): Camilla Ciarlariello, Sarah Humphrey, Ngozi Emeka-Ogbanna, Olivia Latherow and Savannah Mayle. Not pictured: Christopher D’Attoma.

The event featured 22 oral presentations, 18 poster presentations, a production of short comedies by Stark Stage Theater Group and a guitar performance by student Zacharia Smith. Kathy Catazaro Perry, former mayor of Massillon, delivered the keynote address. The top five presentations received cash prizes.

Student winners and presentation titles:

  • Nevaiah Mayle – Lehman Early College High School, Grade 12: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Olivia Latherow – Stark State College: Erb’s Palsy
  • Christopher D’Attoma – Stark State College: Social Media and its Impact on Modern Guitar
  • Ngozi Emeka-Ogbonna – Stark State College: Total Ankle Replacement Surgery
  • Sarah Humphrey and Camille Ciarlariello – Green High School, Stark State College: Analyzing Specific Rotation of Chiral Fructose, Glucose, and Corn Syrup

The Stark State College Honors Program Oversight Committee hosted the event. To learn more about Student Symposium, visit

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