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MC4A Twelfth Annual Membership Meeting and Scholarship Awards Drawing
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.
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 27 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. To date, MC4A has awarded
$130,000 in scholarships since it’s inception in 2005.
2017 AWARD RECIPIENTS
The four $2,500 and two $2,000 Scholarship winners were the following students.
Glenn Barwicki, Jr.
son of Ann and Glenn Barwicki, Kulpmont, Glenn is a junior at Penn State
University, majoring in Civil Engineering.
son of Pamela and Joe Begis, Mount Carmel, Christopher is a senior at
Bloomsburg University, majoring
daughter of Mary Hinkle, Mount Carmel, Amalia is a junior at Bloomsburg
University, majoring in social work.
daughter of Pete and Valerie Pachuski, Kulpmont, Jessica is a Senior, at
Misericordia University, majoring in Speech Pathology.
daughter of Ruth Skonecki, Mount Carmel, Emily is a Graduate Student at
Thomas Jefferson University, majoring in Pharmacy.
daughter of Ed and Shelly Stellar, Kulpmont,
Isabella is a junior at Temple University, majoring
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.