Moshannon Valley Announces Scholarship Recipients

HOUTZDALE – The Moshannon Valley Community Education Foundation, in partnership with the Moshannon Valley School District, held its fourth annual Awards and Scholarship Ceremony on Wednesday, May 29 and recognized many students for their academic achievements this school year.

Kris Albright, MVHS principal/MVCEF president and organizer of the ceremony, recognized the students, saying “your hard work and effort has paid off, and I hope tonight serves as a reward for the time you have put into your school work this year … your increased focus on academics has made a big impact on the overall performance of our school.”

Albright also thanked the parents, stating, “the focus on academics is a direct reflection of the values that you’ve instilled in your student.”

Alumni Scholarship, presented by Caryn Southern

  • Paige Tiesi

Carolyn (Green) Ball Memorial Scholarship, presented by Lee and Betty Green

  • Alexis Knepp

Children’s Orthopedic Services Inc. Scholarship, presented by Linda Pollock and Cindi Jarrett

  • Jordyn Wible

Christopher A. Souder Scholarship, presented by Doris Souder

  • Alexis Knepp

Clearfield County Counselors Association Scholarship, presented by Jayne Kitko

  • Emma Kitko and Jacob Matchock

Dylan Ludwig Memorial Award, presented by Hannah Kitko

  • Emma Kitko and Chloe Blake

Eugene “Doc” Brubaker Memorial Award, presented by Larry Johnson

  • Harley Hummel

Fullington High School Service Award, presented by Christine Wesesky

  • Emma Kitko and Micah DeLattre

Gerald A. Solensky Educational Memorial Scholarship, presented by Jayne Kitko

  • Jacob Matchock

Greg Deao Memorial Scholarship, presented by Pastor Christine Roe

  • Jessica Yarger

Hiller Family Memorial Scholarship, presented by Jayne Kitko

  • Kaitlyn Crandall, Tess Randolph, Emma Kitko, Micah DeLattre, Rhiannon Higgins and McKenzie McCoy

Houtzdale American Legion, Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 591 Scholarship, presented by Carolyn DeLattre

  • Jacob Matchock

Houtzdale Moose L.O.O.M. No. 327 Scholarship, presented by Brett Kephart

  • Jessica Yarger and Maddison Caldwell

Jeffrey Gallaher Memorial Scholarship, presented by Ginger Gallaher

  • Harley Hummel

Keno Beezer Scholarship – presented by Keno Beezer

  • Micah DeLattre

Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of the Valley Council 10376 Scholarship, presented by Jack Archer

  • Jacob Matchock

Kruise-Spewock Funeral Homes Inc. Memorial Scholarship, presented by Joe Spewock

  • Olivia Kitko

Les Edmondson Memorial Scholarship, presented by Dr. John Zesiger

  • Micah DeLattre

Major Christopher E. Reed Scholarship, presented by Ethan Reed and Gina Mital

  • Micah DeLattre

Mary M. Wise Scholarship, presented by Jayne Kitko

  • Paige Tiesi and Hunter Bubb

Mary M. Wise Memorial Scholarship, presented by Jayne Kitko

  • Paige Tiesi

Morann Citizens Club Scholarship, presented by Justin Fye

  • Brent Butler and Dylan Clarkson

Moshannon Valley Correction Center/Geo Group Scholarship, presented by Robert Chase

  • Jessica Yarger, Chloe Blake, Jacob Matchock and Olivia Kitko

Moshannon Valley Rotary Club of Houtzdale, sponsors of the Harold E. Zulick Scholarship, presented by Dr. John Zesiger

  • Alexis Knepp

Moshannon Valley YMCA Youth Committee Scholarship, presented by Keno Beezer

  • Jacob Matchock

PFC Bradley Kritzer Memorial Scholarship, presented by Jayne Kitko

  • Chloe Blake

Red Cross Bloodmobile Scholarship, presented by Jayne Kitko

  • McKenzie McCoy

Scott William Reed Beers Scholarship, presented by Gordon and Valerie Beers

  • Todd Reed

Superintendent’s Award – presented by Dr. John Zesiger

  • Chaya Hamm

Wasilko Penn State Trustee Scholarship, presented by Elsie Harchak

  • Owen Campbell – Peter Wasilko Trustee Scholarship
  • Jordyn Wible, Olivia Dipko (2018) and Israel Tucker (2017) – John and Anna Wasilko Memorial Trustee Scholarship

William J. “Joey” Ellis Scholarship, presented by Bill & Donna Ellis

  • Jessica Yarger

W.O. Gulbranson Lutheran Scholarship, presented by Doris Souder

  • Maddison Caldwell, Courtney Powell, Chloe Blake, Brent Butler, Kaitlyn Crandall, Micah DeLattre, Rhiannon Higgins, Alex Kitko, Emma Kitko, Jacob Matchock, McKenzie McCoy and Paige Tiesi

Zazworsky Penn State Trustee Scholarship, presented by Nicole Wonderling

  • Zachary Bloom (2015) – Frank and Anna Zazworsky Memorial Trustee Scholarship
  • Kelsey Kitko (2014) – Nellie Ann Zazworsky Trustee Scholarship
  • Carly Kitko (2014) – David E. & Jane A. Zazworsky Trustee Scholarship

Albright thanked the scholarship donors for their support of education.  He said: “Through your continued financial contributions, many former and future Moshannon Valley students have found the pursuit of higher education easier to obtain.

“On behalf of the Moshannon Valley School District and Education Foundation, I express the utmost gratitude to those individuals and organizations who continue to give back to the deserving students at Moshannon Valley through scholarships and charitable donations.”

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