The Emmitsburg High School Alumni Association (EHSAA) is pleased to announce the winners of their annual EHSAA scholarship program. Four $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year. However, this year an additional $1,000 scholarship was awarded, thanks to an anonymous gift from a member of the Class of 1965. It was given in memory of all those deceased in that class (Kenny Krom, John Wagerman, David Naill, Clyde Hahn, Joseph Beale, Robert Ulrich, Gary Valentine, and Suellen Knipple Barbe).

The scholarship applicants were judged on involvement in school and community activities. Their academic work, financial need, and honors were also considered, along with their work experience.

The four scholarship recipients are graduating seniors at Catoctin High School (CHS) and were recognized at the school’s annual awards ceremony on May 31, 2016. Megan Millison, daughter of Sheri Wetzel and Phillip Millison, plans to attend Salisbury University and get a Master’s Degree in social work to help trauma patients. Maya Swiderski, daughter of Deborah Wivell and William Swiderski, plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania to start her degree to become a veterinarian. Kayla Umbel, daughter of Chad and Sandy Umbel, plans to attend Virginia Tech to study in their dairy science program. Marah Williams, daughter of Richard and Joan Williams plans to attend Towson University to become an audiologist.

The fifth recipient is Taylor E. Shank, a former graduate of CHS, currently attending Clemson University, working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. She is the daughter of Duane and Anita Shank.

All recipients will be recognized at the Emmitsburg High School Alumni Association’s 92nd Annual Banquet, to be held October 15, 2016.

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