Iryna Snahoshchenko, an exchange student from Ukraine who is a member of the Perrysburg High School Class of 2022, has been embraced by our community and supported in her wish to stay and continue her education in our community.

The Perrysburg Schools Foundation, thanks to the generous donation of an anonymous Perrysburg alumnus and their spouse, have created the Perrysburg Educational Aid Fund to aid Perrysburg High School graduates like Iryna in the continuation of their educational endeavors in the face of significant disruptions in their pursuit of a degree or certification.

Iryna plans to enroll at The University of Toledo, and local donors are being sought to cover the cost of her education and expenses for the coming academic year. Commitments have already come in from donors, totaling more than $25,000 and additional donors are being actively sought.

Iryna was recognized by the Perrysburg Board of Education in April as a Speech and Debate State Qualifier and in May as a member of the PHS Dance Team, which achieved 8th in Small Contemporary/Lyrical and 13th in Small Pom at the OASSA State Competition.

Those who are interested in supporting students like Iryna through this fund may do so at this link, by texting PSFAID to 91999 or by contacting Jeff Abke, Director of Development for the Perrysburg Schools/Perrysburg Schools Foundation at 419-874-9131 ext. 2274 or jabke@perrsburgschools.net.