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MC4A Seventh Annual Membership Meeting and Scholarship Awards Drawing

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Mount Carmel Area Athletic Alumni Association held its sixth annual Membership Meeting and Scholarship Drawing Awards/Dinner on Wednesday, July 25, 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 Brian Bubnis (Board Member).  The members, and applicants were welcomed and it was noted that 41 students applied for the awards. The award was $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  


Brittany Bartol

 Daughter of Joe and Elaine Bartol, Den Mar Gardens, Kulpmont.  She is a sophomore at Bloomsburg University in the Science Technology program majoring in Medical Imagining. While attending Mt. Carmel Area High School, Brittany was a cheerleader and a member of the Pep Club.  

Kelsey Kraynak

Daughter of Roseanne and Mark Kraynak, Marian Heights.  Kelsey is a Sophomore at Drexel University in the Nursing and Health program, majoring in Health Science. While at Mt. Carmel Area High School she participated in cross county, track and field, swimming and intramural volleyball.  

Sara Novack

Daughter of Richard and Mary Novack, Mount Carmel.  She is a senior at Wilkes University in the Pharmacy and Nursing program, majoring in Nursing.  While at Mt. Carmel Area High School, Sara participated in soccer, basketball, volley ball, track and powder puff football.  

Alyssa Palewicz

Daughter of Dawn and Martin Palewicz, Den Mar Gardens, Kulpmont.  Alyssa is a Sophomore at Syracuse University in the Arts and Science program, majoring in Political Science.  While at Mt. Carmel Area High School she participated in soccer, basketball, track, intramural volleyball and powder puff football.

Anthony Rossi

Son of Anthony and Pamela Rossi, Atlas, is a Senior at Penn State in the Engineering program, majoring in Civil Engineering. While at Mt. Carmel Area High School he participated in football.  

Lisa Slaby

Daughter of Linda and the late Frank Rodak, Kulpmont.  Married to Michael Slaby, who will be deployed next month for his 2nd tour in Afghanistan, Lisa is a sophomore at Sandhills Community College in the Engineering program, majoring in Architectural Engineering.  While at Mt. Carmel Area High School she participated in swimming, softball and intramural volleyball.



                       Dan Ficca- President MC4A                        

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 2012