New Castle News

April 21, 2012

Five Mohawk seniors get scholarships

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — The Mohawk Community Education Foundation has awarded five Mohawk High School seniors with scholarships for their continued education.

A total of $4,500 was presented at the senior class awards assembly in June by foundation Board President David Spears.

The recipients are:

•Peter Barber, who plans to attend Ohio State University majoring in electrical/computer engineering;

•Michael Henry who plans to attend Penn State University’s Behrend Campus in Erie Penn as an electrical engineering technology major;

•Samantha Miller, who plans to pursue a degree in Spanish education from Geneva College in Beaver County;

•Michele VanTassel who intends to major in actuarial science at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh.

•Melanie Kosior, who received the Stephanie Marie Pezzone Scholarship in memory of the Class of 1987 graduate. Kosior plans to attend Butler County Community College as a business management major. The scholarship is given to a student majoring in the business field.

 Funds for the scholarships were raised through  donations from community residents.

The tax-exempt foundation was formed in April, 2006, and seeks contributions from the Mohawk community and school alumni to benefit the district through scholarships, innovative educational programs and community-based projects.

The three-year-old foundation was formed when friends of the Mohawk community organized.

More information on the Foundation is available by contacting the high school business office at (724) 667-7723.

Tax deductible contributions to the foundation may be mailed to: The Mohawk Community Education Foundation, Mohawk School Road, Box 25, Bessemer, Pa., 16112-0025.