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MC4A Fourth Annual Membership Meeting and Scholarship Awards Drawing

Wednesday, August 12, 2009   

Mount Carmel Area Athletic Alumni Association held its fourth annual Membership Meeting and Scholarship Awards Drawing on Wednesday, August 12th, at Mattucci’s Willow Café.  Attending were members and students who applied for the scholarship awards.

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 six scholarships were awarded.  The awards ceremony was hosted by Dan Ficca along with Robert Colahan.  They also presented the awards.  The members,  applicants and their parents were welcomed and it was noted that 28 students applied for the awards.

We made a change to the dollar amount of our awards.  If a winning student is a current dues paying member or if any family member is a current member the award is increased from $1,000 to $1,500.

The five $1,000 and one $1,5000 Scholarship winners were the following college students:  

Amanda Bartosic - daughter of Raymond and Maryanne Bartosic, Mount Carmel, is a junior at Bloomsburg University majoring in Health Science.  

Shauna Hughes-daughter of Donald & Deidre Hughes Kulpmont, is a senior at Bloomsburg University majoring in Education

Matthew Miller – son of Richard and Cathy Miller, Kulpmont, is a junior at California University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Business Administration with concentration in marketing.

Jonus Pachuski – son of Peter and Valerie Pachutski, Kulpmont, is a junior at Rochester Institute of Technology, majoring in Film Production.

Benjamin Toland – son of Heidi Toland, Mount Carmel , is a Junior at Elizabethtown College, majoring in Elementary Education.

Jeffrey Woytowich - son of Michael and Maryanne Woytowich, Marion Heights is a junior at Millersville University, majoring in Technical Education.

 The applicants were encouraged to continue to do well in furthering their education and reminded them that they can apply again next year if they continue to meet the qualifications.

Before the ceremony, food and refreshments were available to all.

If you wish to find out more about MC4A and it's Scholarship Awards,

please contact Dan Ficca at 570-373-5936 or write to MC4A, P.O. Box 272, Mount Carmel, PA 17851-0272

JK 2009