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MC4A Sixth Annual Membership Meeting and Scholarship Awards Drawing

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Mount Carmel Area Athletic Alumni Association held its sixth annual Membership Meeting and Scholarship Drawing Awards/Dinner  on Wednesday, August 3rd, 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.  The members,  applicants and their parents were welcomed and it was noted that 44 students applied for the awards. 



 Dan Ficca- President MC4A                       Robert Colahan –Treasurer MC4A  

We made a change to the dollar amount of our awards. The award was increased from $1,500 to $2,000.  If a winning student is a current dues paying member or if any family member is a current member the award is increased to $2,500.


   Michael  Fletcher - son of Susan and Michael Fletcher,Kulpmont, is a Graduate Student at Drexel Univrsity, majoring in Biology/Biochemistry.  At Mt. Carmel Area High School, Michael participated in soccer, baseball, track & field, cross country, intramural basketball and indoor track.

    Meghan Hynoski – daughter of Tom and Maryanna Hynoski, Aristes. She is a senior at Bloomsburg University Majoring in Speech Pathology.  While attending Mt. Carmel Area High School, Megan participated in  powder puff football, intramural volleyball and was a 4 year track and field athlete.

    Hannah Kolody - daughter of Harry & Lori Kolody, Mt. Carmel.  She is a senior at Bloomsuburg University majoring in nursing. While attending Mt. Carmel Area High School, Hannah participated in soccer, swim and track teams.

    James Lesko, II - son of James and Corrine Lesko, Kulpmont, is as senior at Bloomsburg University  majoring in Philosophy and Economics. While attending MCA high school, James participated in freshman football, basketball, baseball and intramural basketball.

    Quinn McCracken - son of  David and Vivian McCracken,  Mount Carmel, is a Sophomore at College of the Holy Cross, majoring in History.  While attending MCA high school, Quinn participated in wrestling, football, track & field and intramural basketball and intramural dodgeball.

  Bernard Nestico, Jr. – son of Bernie & Jan Nestico, Kulpmont, is a senor at Bloomsburg University, majoring in History.  At Mt. Carmel Area High School, Bernie participated in band for 5 years.

The applicants were encouraged to continue to do well in furthering their education and reminded 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 anyone wishes more information about the Organization and its Scholarship Awards, contact Dan Ficca at 570- 373-5936.




JK 2011