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MC4A Twelfth Annual Membership Meeting and Scholarship Awards Drawing

August, 2017

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 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.



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


Glenn Barwicki, Jr.

The son of Ann and Glenn Barwicki, Kulpmont, Glenn is a junior at Penn State University, majoring in Civil Engineering.


Christopher Delbo 

The son of Pamela and Joe Begis, Mount Carmel, Christopher is a senior at Bloomsburg University, majoring in Biology.


Amalia Hinkle

The daughter of Mary Hinkle, Mount Carmel, Amalia is a junior at Bloomsburg University, majoring in social work.


Jessica Pachuski0

The daughter of Pete and Valerie Pachuski, Kulpmont, Jessica is a Senior, at Misericordia University, majoring in Speech Pathology.


                         Emily Skonecki

The daughter of Ruth Skonecki, Mount Carmel, Emily is a Graduate Student at Thomas Jefferson University, majoring in Pharmacy.


                                    Isabella Stellar

The daughter of Ed and Shelly Stellar, Kulpmont, Isabella is a junior at Temple University, majoring in Communications.


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 2017