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MC4A Tenth Annual Membership Meeting and Scholarship Awards Drawing

August, 2015

The Mount Carmel Area Athletic Alumni Association held its tenth 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 51 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.  To date,  MC4A has awarded $101,000 in scholarships since it’s inception in 2005. 


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

Jordan Bettleyon

Son of Raymond and Barbar Bettleyon, Mount Carmel, is a Graduate Student at Bloosburg University, majoring in Exercise Science.


Jennifer Fago

The daughter of Kay Fago, Pottsville, Jennifer is a junior at Susquehanna University, majoring in Communications.


Catherine Fletcher

The daughter of Michael and Susan Fletcher, Kulpmont, Catherine is a junior at Lehigh University, majoring in Environmental Engineering.


Lauren Hause

The daughter of Harvey and Sandy Hause, Kulpmont, Lauren is a sophomore at Misericordia University, majoring in Nursing.


Daniel Lamb, Jr.

The son of David Lamb and Tracy Berkoski, Mount Carmel, David is a senior at Stetson University, majoring in Business Administration. 


Quinn McCracken

The son of David and Vivian McCracken, Mount Carmel, Quinn is a Graduate Student at the University of Maryland, majoring in Fine Arts.


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 2015