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Middletown Area awards seniors for their achievements

 

Middletown Area High School presented more than $50,000 in awards to outstanding students in the Class of 2014 and announced thousands more in scholarships from universities during its Honors Night on Thursday, May 29 at the school.

The award winners are:

American Legion Americanism Award: Mary Collins and Andrew Rowe

Billy and Betty Fox Scholarship ($10,000): Matthew Cowan

Class of 1948 Academic Scholarship: John Carberry

Class of 1958 Pathways to Pride Scholarship – Human Services: Ashley Royer

Class of 1949 Harold Hummel Memorial Award: Ryan Popp

Denise Frisbee Scholarship: Ivan Hernandez

Donald C. Conrad Memorial Scholarship: Alyssa Stone

E.E. Jerry Brooks Award: David Brinton, Megan Martz and Jeremy Shaver

Edward E. Brunner Memorial Scholarship: Victoria White

Edward Tennis Memorial Scholarship: Allison Shipkowski

Elizabeth G. Alesick Scholarship: David Brinton

Foundation for Enhancing Communities: Johnessa Mummert

G.W. Feaser Scholarship: Arlo Antle

George Lenker Football Award: Joshua Matinchek

H.K. Alwine Award: Callie Dozier

Hall Foundation Scholarship: Elizabeth Young

Hugh O’Brian Leadership Award: Ava Mrakovich

Ida Prouser Orstein/B’nai Jacob Synagogue Scholarship: Jessica Shipkowski

John C. Kunkel Elementary PTO Scholarship: Kirsten German and Courtney O’Hara

Karen R. Kasper Performing Arts Scholarship: Joshua Nieves-Hurley

Kiwanis Club Scholarship: Megan Cobaugh

Lower Swatara Lions Club Sophomore Award: Samantha Altland and Michael Osayi

Mel Fager Senior Award: Alexis Butler, Ashley Leister, Joshua Matinchek, Elizabeth McDevitt and Brynne Schlicher

Mid-Penn Bank Best Attendance Award: Cody Lutz

Middletown Alumni Association 2- to 4-year School Scholarship: Megan Martz, Janelle Sheaffer and Victoria White

Middletown Area education Association Scholarship: Emily Wilsbach

Middletown Cheerleading Booster Club: Mackenzie Keefer

Middletown Scholar Athlete: Megan Martz and Jeremy Shaver

Middletown Three Season Athletes: Seth Babil, Dylan Danilowicz, Nicholas Drawbaugh, Melvin
Fager III, Michaela Shaver and Levi Varner

Nutrition Inc.: Kelly Templeton

One for the Kids: Tiahara Adderley, Brooke Gates, Todd Houser and Alexander Mosher

Phoenix Contact Big 33: Ivan Hernandez and Jessica Shipkowski

PIAA District 3 Sportsmanship Award – Fackler/Hower: Brynne Schlicher and Jeremy Shaver

R. James Kleinfelter Chemistry Award: Tyler Hughes

Raider Club Honorary Football Scholarship: Nicholas Drawbaugh, Aaron Gray, Christopher Holloman, Cody Lutz, Jeremy Shaver and Levi Varner

Robert Reid Elementary School PTO Scholarship: Victoria White

Run for Joe – PRIDE Scholarship: Nathan Reese

Ruth Coble Scholarship: Drice Bahajak

Ruth L. Graham Award: John Carberry

Service Above Self Rotary Award: Jeremy Shaver

Steven Kunh Pin N Win: Zachari Ulerick

Ted Essex Memorial Award: Kirsten German

U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award: Melvin Fager III

U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award: Matthew Cowan

U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award: John Carberry

U.S. Navy Inspirational Leadership Certificate: Elizabeth Young

U.S. Navy Outstanding Athlete Certificate: Jeremy Shaver

U.S. Navy Outstanding Scholar Certificate: Tyler Hughes

Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets: Jeremy Shaver

William and Wyllis Leonard Scholarship: Megan Martz

Woodman of the World Award: John Ponnett

Work Experience Scholarship: Brendan Leahy and Megha Patel

SCHOLARSHIPS FROM 

COLLEGES AND OTHER 

ORGANIZATIONS

Drexel University, AJ Drexel Scholarship, Drexel Endowed Scholarship and Drexel Dragon Scholarship: Hope Dehnert

Findlay University, Trustees’ Scholarship ($16,000): Megan Martz

 

Full Sail University, Creative Minds Scholarship ($22,000): Ivan Hernandez

Gettysburg College, 1832 Founders Scholar Annual Award ($7,000): Katelyn Carnes

Lycoming College, Lycoming Grant and Lycoming Third Century Scholar Award ($26,300): Victoria White

Messiah College, Provost’s Scholarship ($11,500/year): Aaron Gray

St. Michael’s College, Dean’s Scholarship ($23,200): Megan Cobaugh

  

 

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HAPPY CAMPERS

 

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Summer is a time for swimming, baseball and softball – but for these young athletes, it was also time to hone their basketball skills.Young basketball players attended the Middletown Summer Basketball Camp from  Monday, June 23 to Friday, June 27 at Middletown Area Middle School. The camp was directed by Chris Sattelle, coach of the Middletown Area High School boys’ varsity basketball team. Above, participants of the Middletown Summer Basketball Camp gather for a photo in the Middletown Area Middle School gym.

 

 

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HAPPY CAMPERS

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Summer is a time for swimming, baseball and softball – but for these young athletes, it was also time to hone their basketball skills.Young basketball players attended the Middletown Summer Basketball Camp from  Monday, June 23 to Friday, June 27 at Middletown Area Middle School. The camp was directed by Chris Sattelle, coach of the Middletown Area High School boys’ varsity basketball team. Above, participants of the Middletown Summer Basketball Camp gather for a photo in the Middletown Area Middle School gym.

 

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Fireworks show at Sunset Park

The free fireworks show at Londonderry Twp.’s annual Stars & Stripes Salute will be held around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 5 at Sunset Park.

Bring a blanket or chairs.

The event, honoring veterans and soldiers, begins at 7 p.m. with music by the New Holland Band and Parrotbeach, a Jimmy Buffet cover band.

Donations will be sought for the Lebanon VA Medical Center.

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For these local women, tackle football is a rush - and a lot of fun

 

threepic7 2 14Photo by John Diffenderfer - Taking the field for the opening coin toss in a game against Philadelphia are Keystone Assault linebacker Tuffy Howard (34), lineman Christine Ross (77) and quarterback Rachel Fischer (13).

Sam Vereb had a dream to play football, but the recent Steelton-Highspire High School graduate never was given a chance to suit up in Roller blue and gray. The reason? Her gender.

 

But that didn’t stop her from playing football. 

 

This year, she played her first season with the Keystone Assault, a local women’s tackle football team.

 

The team has been in the Harrisburg area since 2008, and competes in the Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL). The Keystone Assault practices at East Pennsboro High School, but for the first time has played its home games at the Lower Dauphin Middle School field in Hummelstown.

 

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