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MC4A Ninth Annual Membership Meeting and Scholarship Awards Drawing

August, 2014

The Mount Carmel Area Athletic Alumni Association held its ninth annual Membership Meeting and Scholarship Drawing Awards/Dinner 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 seven scholarships were awarded.  The awards ceremony was hosted by Dan Ficca, president and founder of MC4A.  The members and applicants were welcomed and it was noted that 47 students applied for the scholarships this year. 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  


The five $2,000 and two $2,500 Scholarship winners were the following students.

Brooke Bartol

Daughter of Joe and Elaine Bartol of Kulpmont, Brooke is a senior attending Bloomsburg University and is majoring in Education (Early childhood).

Nicole Fiamoncini

Daughter of Dave and Lisa Fiamoncini of Atlas, Nicole is a junior attending the University of Pittsburgh and is majoring in Psychology.

Amanda Kuzo

Daughter of Michael and Melissa Kuzo of Marion Heights, Amanda is a junior attending Shippensburg University and is majoring in Exercise Science.

Jullian Mazurkevich

Daughter of John and Janice Mazurkevich of Mount Carmel, Jullian is a sophomore attending Shippensburg University.

Seth Scicchitano

Son of Sam & Jolene Scicchitano of Mount Carmel, Seth is a senior attending Bloomsburg University and is majoring in Communications.

(With MC4A Founder & President, Dan Ficca) 

Cody Shustack

Son of Erika Varano of Kulpmont, Cody is a junior attending Penn State University (main campus) and is majoring in Biology.

Emily Skonecki

Daughter of Ruth Skonecki of Mount Carmel, Emily is a graduate student attending Thomas Jefferson University and is majoring in Pharmacy


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 to find out more about the Organization and its Scholarship Awards, contact Dan Ficca at 570-373-5936.




JK 2014