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Monday, October 21, 2019
PRESS PHOTOS BY SUSAN BRYANTAllentown-West Rotary President Jeanne Shipe joins Sydney Geist of Palmerton and Aldonair Alphonse of Allentown, both from LCCC, and Amazon General Manager Ed Buddenhagen attended the awards breakfast May 8 at LCCC. PRESS PHOTOS BY SUSAN BRYANTAllentown-West Rotary President Jeanne Shipe joins Sydney Geist of Palmerton and Aldonair Alphonse of Allentown, both from LCCC, and Amazon General Manager Ed Buddenhagen attended the awards breakfast May 8 at LCCC.
Allentown-West Rotary President Jeanne Shipe joins Olivia Faenza, Saniya Pangare, Amazon General Manager Ed Buddenhagen and Parkland High School Assistant Principal Jude Sandt at the breakfast. Allentown-West Rotary President Jeanne Shipe joins Olivia Faenza, Saniya Pangare, Amazon General Manager Ed Buddenhagen and Parkland High School Assistant Principal Jude Sandt at the breakfast.
Amazon General Manager Ed Buddenhagen, Allentown-West Rotary President Jeanne Shipe, and Cindy Rosevelt, Mike Henry’s niece, watch as Parkland High School student Mikayla McGarr meets Rotarian Chair Barbara Kistler at the awards breakfast May 8 at LCCC. Amazon General Manager Ed Buddenhagen, Allentown-West Rotary President Jeanne Shipe, and Cindy Rosevelt, Mike Henry’s niece, watch as Parkland High School student Mikayla McGarr meets Rotarian Chair Barbara Kistler at the awards breakfast May 8 at LCCC.
Jennifer Holman, superintendent with Northwestern Lehigh School District, Allentown-West Rotary President Jeanne Shipe, Meghan McDonald, Morgan Bentley and Amazon General Manager Ed Buddenhagen gather for a group photo at the awards breakfast May 8 at LCCC. Jennifer Holman, superintendent with Northwestern Lehigh School District, Allentown-West Rotary President Jeanne Shipe, Meghan McDonald, Morgan Bentley and Amazon General Manager Ed Buddenhagen gather for a group photo at the awards breakfast May 8 at LCCC.

Rotary awards scholarships to nine students

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Susan Bryant sbryant@tnonline.com in Local News

Allentown-West Rotary had its annual scholarship awards breakfast May 8 at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, where nine students were recognized for their accomplishments.

The winners and guests, as well as representatives from Northwestern Lehigh and Parkland school districts, LCCC and Lehigh Career and Technical Institute joined the Rotarians to celebrate.

Students from the four institutions submitted online applications and a committee chose the winners.

This year, the Rotarians awarded $1,000 scholarships to Morgan Bentley of Germansville and Meghan McDonald of Fogelsville, both from Northwestern Lehigh High School, Saniya Pangare and Kira Halma, both of Upper Macungie, and Olivia Faenza of South Whitehall, all from Parkland High School, Juleeanna Held of Emmaus and Lehigh Career Technical Institute, Aldonair Alphonse of Allentown and Sydney Geist of Palmerton, both from LCCC.

The students have proven records of service and leadership. Other considerations include grade-point average, Interact Club involvement, financial need, and the student’s acceptance into an institution of higher learning.

A ninth scholarship of $500 was awarded to Parkland High School student Mikayla McGarr of Coplay, in memory of Rotarian Michael Henry, who died in 2017.

Each winner was introduced and a description of their service and leadership accomplishments was read by Allentown-West Rotary Chairwoman Barbara Kistler.

In addition to the scholarships, each winner received a Kindle Fire compliments of Amazon.com in Breinigsville. They were presented by General Manager Ed Buddenhagen.

The Allentown-West Rotary Club has been awarding scholarships to students in the Northwestern Lehigh and Parkland school districts, as well as LCTI and LCCC for more than years.

To learn more about Rotary, visit Rotary.org.