Day Ketterer Awards Scholarship to Louisville High School Senior, Abbey Anderson


The 2018 Day Ketterer Business Scholarship has been awarded to Abbey Anderson in recognition of her academic achievement and essay on The Proper Role of Government in the Regulation of business in the United States. The scholarship is a one-time award in the amount of $2,000, paid directly to the college of the recipient’s choice. Day Ketterer presented its seventh annual scholarship to Anderson during the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards ceremony and dinner on May 1 at The Conference Center, Kent State University Stark.

Anderson, a senior at Louisville High School, is the son of Skip and Sherri Anderson of Louisville, Ohio. The scholarship award is open to all Stark County high school seniors, as well as students enrolled at a Stark County university or college. Anderson’s essay was selected out of nearly 30 submissions.

In her essay, Anderson details historical examples of beneficial regulations, and further explains how certain regulations may hinder businesses. Anderson states, “Regulations that would protect our safety, the environment, civil rights, investors and other important matters can and should be enacted and enforced.  Unfortunately, some regulations are not well thought out and can have a detrimental impact on the growth of business, subdue innovation, and slow job growth.”

Anderson plans to attend Hiram College as a Biomedical Humanities Major (pre-med) in fall 2018. During her high school career, Anderson has compiled a long list of academic achievements while volunteering in school and community activities, and working part-time. Just a few of her achievements include: Louisville Lions and Louisville Board of Education Student of the Month; 4.4 weighted cumulative grade point average; National Honor Society Member; American Legion Auxiliary Buckeye Girls State Delegate at Mount Union College. She is a varsity letter recipient in Track and Field, Cheerleading, and Lacrosse. A small sampling of Anderson’s volunteer activities in her community include acting as the cheerleading coach to the Little Leopards, completing Christmas shopping for foster families, creating no-sew blankets for the Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter, and making Build-A-Bears for the Aultman Hospital Pediatric Unit with student council.

“Each year we select an essay recipient who best demonstrates high scholastic achievement and insight into the important impact that businesses, large and small, have within the community and the nation,” said Rob Roland, Managing Partner at Day Ketterer. “Our goal is to generate thoughtful discourse that leads young adults to expand their business acumen and leadership skills. Abbey’s essay best displayed knowledge of how government regulations function within the business community. We wish her much success. ”