"Tornadoes helping Tornadoes"




The Mount Carmel Area Athletic Alumni Association held its third annual Membership Meeting and Scholarship Awards Drawing on Wednesday, August 13th, at Lazarskiís Catering Service. Attending were members and students who applied for the scholarship awards drawing.

The Mount Carmel Area Athletic Alumni Association (MC4A) is a non-profit organization with the mission of providing scholarships for Mt. Carmel Area students who have participated in a sport or supported interscholastic athletic programs while attending Mount Carmel Area High School, and in doing so also establish a bond between graduates and current students.

Following the meeting, the Scholarship Awards Drawing was held, in which five $1,000 scholarships were given out to the lucky winners of a lottery style drawing.


The awards ceremony was hosted by Brian Bubnis, Robert Colahan and Dan Ficca.

The applicants and their parents were welcomed and it was noted that 36 students had applied for the awards. This number was up from last year.  This year we increased the number of scholarships given to five from money earned on our CDís. In 2009 we will increase our scholarships to six because of our new Business Sponsorship program. The five $1,000.00 Scholarship Winners were the following college students:

Stephanie Fisher

Daughter of Joe and Marlene Fisher of Kulpmont, Stephanie is a senior at Penn State University, majoring in Health Policy Administration and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies

Nathan Morgan

Nathan is the son of Harold and Marsha Morgan of Mount Carmel, and is a senior at Bloomsburg University, majoring in Enviromental Science.


Michael Shamansky

The son of Michael and Barbara Shamansky of Mount Carmel, Michael is a senior at Lock Haven University, majoring in Sports Administration.


Josh Spieller

Josh is the son of Donald and Rosie Spieller of Kulpmont, and is a junior at Bloomsburg University, majoring in Finance.

Howard Splitt

The son of Howard and Lorraine Splitt of Mount Carmel, Howard is a senior at Kutztown University, majoring in Psychology.

Congratulations went out to the winners and all who applied.

The applicants were encouraged to continue to do well in furthering their education and reminded that they could apply again next year if they continue to meet the qualifications.  Before the ceremony, food and refreshments were available to all.

If anyone wishes to find out more about the Association and its Scholarship Awards, they may log onto the website: www.mc4a.org or contact Dan Ficca at 373-5936 or the address below:  

MC4A, P.O. Box 272, Mount Carmel, PA 17851-0272

JK 2008