Ashford Honors Young Toledo Leader At Statehouse
Northwest Ohio native Keyaunte Jones named Ohio Youth of the Year
Pictured below (from left to right) is Rep. Mike Ashford, honoree Keyaunte Jones and Toledo Boys & Girls Club Exec. Director Dave Wehrmeister

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) this week honored recent St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy graduate Keyaunte Jones, who was named Ohio youth of the Year by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Ohio. The lawmaker yesterday presented Keyaunte with House Resolution (HR) 149, which commends the Toledo native for his high achievements in leadership, academics and service to both the city of Toledo and the state of Ohio. 

“I’m always proud to have the opportunity to recognize Toledo’s youth for their outstanding achievements,” said Ashford. “Mr. Jones is a proven leader and is well-deserving of this high and prestigious honor. I cannot wait to see what he accomplishes in the future.” 

As the Ohio Youth of the Year, Jones will receive a $5,000 college scholarship from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and serve as an ambassador for all teens in the state of Ohio. 

Mr. Jones has chosen to attend Grambling State University, where he will pursue a degree in biology and play baseball. His long-term goal is to start his own sports medicine company. 

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