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Luke Bazan


$ 1000 Winner

Luke Bazan is a 2nd year winner and a SURVIVOR. Luke is a lymphoma survivor who was diagnosed in his junior year of high school. He is currently attending OSU at Newark studying mechanical engineering. Luke plans on transferring to the main campus on Columbus this upcoming fall. He is a member of the robotics club where he participates in the VEX Robotics Competition. He been in Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts since he was in second grade. He has volunteered with the boy scouts for multiple Eagle Scout projects including building a wheelchair ramp for the Brecksville VFW, monthly campout service projects, Assumption Parish fish fry’s, annual raking of leaves for the elderly of the community and more. He was a patrol leader for four years and is currently a troop instructor. As an instructor, he helps the younger scouts rank up and demonstrate scout skills like tying knots and first aid. He was also a squad leader for marching band this past fall.

“Before I was diagnosed with cancer, my career goal was to be an engineer. What drew me to engineering the most was that I’ve always loved working with my hands. I also enjoy and have a lot of experience designing and building robots and as an engineer, I would be able to do those things. In addition, I want to have a career where I can help others. Once I was diagnosed and went through chemo, radiation, the stem cell transplant and everything, I saw how important and amazing doctors and nurses are and that’s when I realized that I want a job focused on helping others. As a dentist, I will be able to work with my hands as well as help people, so that clearly has become what I want to do for a career. I plan on first getting my undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering because I believe I can excel at it and then ultimately get into dental school.”

Luke will certainly be excelling and helping many people in the future. Luke, we are excited to see what you achieve!

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