Help Anastasia go to college

Hello, my name is Heather. My boyfriend, Bobby, and I are hosting a Ukrainian exchange student, Anastasia, this school year. As you all know, Ukraine has been under siege from Russia for the last few months. This puts these students in a terrible situation. It is now unsafe for Anastasia to return home with the ongoing war.
Anastasia is an exceptional student! She has a 4.0 GPA at Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School, all the while she is excelling in her senior year of school in Ukraine online, taking Mandarin lessons multiple times a week and was a cheerleader throughout the school year. She has volunteered in Historic Zoar Village during several events and met many members of the community. She has spent a lot of time and effort aiding her country in many ways. She has interviewed for many news stations and papers to help spread awareness. She has also raised funds for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, as well as, put together first aid kits for her father’s military unit.
After everything happened in Ukraine, Anastasia’s plans for University have been in limbo. She is now faced with the decision to stay in the U.S. and attend college or return to Europe and attend University there. In either situation, funding is an issue. Her original University plans have been foiled by issues caused by the ongoing war. Her mother, Yliya, chose to escape the violence for the safety of herself, Anastasia’s younger sister, Veronika, and their family dog Jenny. Her father, Dmytro, has stayed to fight for their country’s freedom. As you can imagine the family’s finances have taken a significant hit as a result of these horrible circumstances.
Anastasia will graduate from Central Catholic this year and naturally her next step is college. We want to help her in any way that we can but college/university is very expensive. We’re asking for our community’s help in sending her to further education no matter where she chooses to go. She has been accepted to OSU and is looking into other options to decide what is the best fit for herself, her major, and her life going forward.
Any help is greatly appreciated and we thank you very much in advance.


Heather Jones 
Bolivar, OH

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