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MC4A Eleventh Annual Membership Meeting and Scholarship Awards Drawing

August, 2016

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 47 students applied for the scholarships this year. 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.  This year, due to unforeseen circumstances, the students were awarded $1,500 and $2,000 scholarships.  Hopefully next year it will go back to the $2,000-$2,500 award.  To date, MC4A has awarded $118,000 in scholarships since it’s inception in 2005.



                The four $1,500 and two $2,000 Scholarship winners were the following students.

Dylan Combs

The son of Sandra Combs, Marion Heights, Dylan is a junior at Penn State main campus, majoring in Engineering.


Kirsten Duceman

The daughter of Kim Duceman, Kulpmont, Kirsten is a senior at Bloomsburg University, majoring in Nursing.


    Lauren Hause

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


 Amalia Hinkle

The daughter of Mary Hinkle, Amalia is a sophomore at Bloomsburg University.  Her major in undecided.


Justin Skavery

The son of Gerald and Theresa Skavery, Justin is a senior at Susquehanna University, majoring in Anthropology and History.


Erin Scicchitano

The daughter of Michael and Laurel Scicchitano, Erin is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Psychology.


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 2016