Meet Our Titleholders

Meet Miss Akron Canton 2016 Michelle Denny


Michelle is an engineer at TimkenSteel in Canton.  She has degrees in Materials Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Michelle plays the violin and also enjoys lacrosse, track and field, and playing Bingo.  Her platform is Empowering GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science) to Shine.  Michelle states, "Empowering girls to be proud and excited about their scientific pursuits will provide a spark that will lead to a transformation in how the United States views women entering STEM fields."  If you'd like Michelle to appear your event or share her message with your group please e-mail


Meet Miss Akron Canton's Outstanding Teen 2016 Nicole Lawson

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Nicole is a student at Jackson High School and is part of the Jackson School for the Arts and Jackson Academy of Global Studies.  She is a vocalist who also performs in musicals.  Nicole serves as a youth cheerleading coach and is a youth ministry student leader.  Nicole's platform is Be the Good: Being the Good You Want to See in Your Community.  She states, "From simple acts of kindness to long term service projects, being the good you want to see in your community will bring a whole new perspective to life."  If you'd like Nicole to appear at your event or share her message with your group please e-mail

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