WCCF Awards More Than $306,000 in Scholarships to Area Students

June 18, 2019

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The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) has completed its post-secondary scholarship cycle for 2019, awarding 85 scholarships totaling $306,450.

The funds, students, high schools, and awards are:

Alice Boone Main Memorial Fund - Sydney Pochiba, McGuffey High School, received $500.

Arthur V. Ciervo Scholarship Fund – Casey Falcon, Bethlehem Center High School, received $500.

Black Family Scholarship Fund – Awards of $1,000 each went to Alexandra Cilia, Avella High School and Savannah Pettit, West Greene High School.

Buckholt Science Scholarship Fund – Molly Helbley, McGuffey High School, received $500.

Burgettstown Jr.-Sr. High School Student Council Leadership Scholarship Fund –Madison Tournay, Burgettstown High School, received $500.

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Burgettstown Lions Club Scholarship Fund – Three Burgettstown High School seniors received scholarships. Madison Tournay received $250; Travis Cox received $250; and Ashley Cunningham received $500.

CAS/Dr. Kim Stacher Scholarship Fund - Ieshia Matusz, Carmichaels High School, received $1,000.

Chapman Family Scholarship Fund - Twelve awards were made from this fund. Recipients are: Jacob Popielarczyk, Charleroi High School, $1,000; Ashlee Slusarek, Burgettstown High School, $1,000; Abby Angus, Burgettstown High School, $2,000; Elise Benke, Waynesburg Central High School, $4,000; Dajah Gudel, California High School, $2,000; Selena Phillips, Waynesburg Central High School, $4,000; Austin Kimenski, Trinity High School, $1,000; Blaze Koteles, Canon-McMillan High School, $2,000; Alexia Myers, Avella High School, $2,000; Britney Pollock, Carmichaels High School, $4,000; Haleigh Thomas, West Greene High School, $4,000; Catherine Thompson, Waynesburg Central High School, $4,000.

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Charles Pappas, Sr. Scholarship Fund – Alexis Hart, Burgettstown High School, received $500.

Christman Family Scholarship Fund – Tiarra Carter-Green, Washington High School, received $4,000.

Clyde J. Tracanna/Washington Rotary Club Educational and Vocational Fund – Awards of $1,000 each went to Colin Walters, McGuffey High School; Rexanna Quedenfeld, Trinity High School; and Amanda Keister, Washington High School.

Cynthia McCuen Scholarship Fund – Emily Condon, McGuffey High School, received $1,000.

D. Jack & Geraldine L. Gaido Memorial Scholarship Fund Julia Faust, Trinity High School, received $4,000.

Dave Pew Memorial Scholarship Fund – John Vanderhoff, Peters Township High School, received $600

David O. and Sara F. Johnson Family Education Fund Paisley Travis, McGuffey High School, received $1,000.

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Elizabeth Plumer Memorial ScholarshipNicholas Roth, Trinity High School, received $1,000.

EQT Students of Excellence Award Tanish Rastogi, Peters Township High School, received $72,000.

Additionally, five awards of $1,000 each went to: Cole Bianchi, Ringgold High School; Hannah Bockius, Canon McMillan; John Lignelli, Ringgold Township High School; Zachary Strennen, Peters Township High School; Grant Zeszutek, Canon-McMillan High School.

Friends of MarkWest Scholarship Fund II – Anthony Venditti, Canon-McMillan High School, received $1,000. Ricky Howard, Trinity High School, received $2,000. Additionally, nine awards of $4,000 each went to Brendan Berton, Trinity High School; Joshua Colletti, Chartiers-Houston High School; Christopher Day, Trinity High School; McKenzie Faure, Fort Cherry High School; Kenna Hixenbaugh, Avella High School; Julianne Latynski, Avella High School; Erin Smith, Burgettstown High School; Carly Terensky, Avella High School; Noah Lochran, Chartiers-Houston High School.

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George & Mary Matijevich Scholarship Fund – Madison Novak, Fort Cherry High School, received $1,000.

Hunter Lafe McAdoo Scholarship Fund – Emily Condon, McGuffey High School, received $1,000.

John & Sophie Choratch Scholarship FundAwards of $9,000 each went to Tyler Kerr, Canon-McMillan High School and Taylor Powers, Avella High School.

Joseph P. Femiani Memorial Scholarship – Kyle Kroboth, Peters Township High School, received $1,000.

Kirk C. Moninger Fund – Chet Locy, Trinity High School, received $300.

Kiwanis Club of Washington Scholarship FundTyler Culp, Chartiers-Houston High School, received $1,000.

Linda LeFever Scholarship Fund for a Graduate Student – Johanna St. John, Carnegie Mellon University, received $1,000.

Margaret Pitek Ciervo Scholarship Fund – Teighan Finley, Bethlehem Center High School, received $500.

Megan J. Phillis Scholarship Fund for Academic ExcellenceEmma Gragan, Burgettstown High School, received $500.

Olivia Scott Scholarship Fund – Awards of $1,000 each went to Lauren Hoge, McGuffey High School and Carley Allen, Washington High School.

Ralph W. Young Family Scholarship Fund – Nine awards of $10,000 each went to Madelyn Koontz, Ringgold High School; Giovani Bruno, Charleroi High School; Alex Andrechak, Charleroi High School; Noah Meyers, Bethlehem Center High School; Trent Gerard, Ringgold High School; Tyler Dobrinski, Bethlehem Center High School; Katie Reed, Charleroi High School; Nickolas Laskey, Charleroi High School; Phoebe Wentzell, Charleroi High School.

Rebecca Sarah Rogers School Fund – Tiarra Carter-Green, Washington High School, received $1,000.

Ringgold Alumni Scholarship Fund – Katelyn Chrisman, Ringgold High School, received $250.

Ronald T. Miller, II Scholarship Fund – Mia Spergel, Peters Township High School, received $1,000.

Ryan Johnston & Vaughn Johnston Scholarship Fund ­­– Sydney Pochiba, McGuffey High School, received $1,500.

Sam & Bev Minor Fund – Angela Tocci, Trinity High School, received $1,000.

Scholarship Fund for the Arts - Kathryn Crouch, Chartiers-Houston High School, received $800.

Sprowls College & Post-Graduate Scholarship Fund – Kathryn Robinson, Fort Cherry High School, received $1,000.

Three Oaks Scholarship Fund – Two awards of $1,000 each went to Burgettstown High School seniors Alia Bowers and Ashlee Slusarek.

Timothy Edward Hitchon Scholarship Fund – Mya Quarture, Trinity High School, received $1,000.

Washington County Gay Straight Alliance Scholarship Fund – Two awards of $4,000 each went to Regis Curtis, Fort Cherry High School and Maylyn Torpey, Burgettstown High School.

Washington County Visiting Nurses’ Association Scholarship Fund – Two awards of $1,750 each went to Lauren McGavitt, who studies nursing at Waynesburg University and Akira Wheeler, who studies nursing at Wheeling Jesuit University.

William L. & Barbara M. Laird Fund – Tori Danna, a student at Slippery Rock University, received $1,000.

Cumulatively, the Washington County Community Foundation has awarded more than $1,300,000 in post-secondary scholarships to local students. The WCCF also awards scholarships to pre-kindergarten students and scholarships to Kindergarten through Grade 12 students attending non-public schools. Cumulatively, more than $2,200,000 has been awarded from all scholarship funds. To learn more about the WCCF’s scholarship opportunities, please visit www.wccf.net.