Local residents graduate
Local residents among the 102 Allegany College of Maryland graduates following the summer semester include Aaron McDonald, Bedford, massage therapy certificate; Patrick Ware, Bedford, human service associate; McKenzie Zembower, Bedford, business management; Cameron Painter, Breezewood, practical nursing certificate; Courtney Shipley, Buffalo Mills, respiratory therapist; Tristan Mauk, Claysburg, dental hygiene; Melissa Barton, Everett, general studies; Brittanyn Brumbaugh, Everett, general studies; Christina Kelley, Everett, phlebotomy/lab assistant certificate; Marcella Robinette, Everett, nursing assistant/geriatric aide certificate; Alison Shinall, Everett, practical nursing certificate; Alaina Shumaker, Everett, dental hygiene; Tamera Lehman, Hyndman, practical nursing certificate; Frank Cangiarella, Manns Choice, computer technology – cybersecurity; Lori Diehl, Osterburg, massage therapy certificate; and McKenzie Lohr, Schellsburg, respiratory therapist.
Holler receives scholarship
Lea Holler has been selected to receive the Kayla Ann Nicodemus Memorial Scholarship for $5,201.97 for her service as an alter server at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Bedford. Holler is a graduate of Bedford High School and is the daughter of Jonathan and Karen Holler. She plans to attend Shippensburg University to major in biology. The scholarship is made possible by the Kayla Ann Nicodemus Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund, which was intiated by Kayla’s grandparents, Joe and Ann Kaminiski, and supported by gifts in memory of Kayla, who died in the fall 2007 due to injuries suffered in an automobile crash during the first semester of her freshman year at Saint Francis University. To date, the endowment fund has awarded 37 scholarships worth a total of $43,247.42. Kayla’s grandparents said her goal in live was to help people “in need,” and the annual scholarship makes her dream of helping people come true.
The Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma is accepting applications for an educational scholarship. The grant-in-aid award of up to $700 is given to a college junior or senior woman who is majoring in education. The student’s home residence must be in one of the following school districts: Bedford, Chestnut Ridge, Northern Bedford, Everett, Claysburg or Tussey Mountain. Applications require a brief essay, current transcript and resume. The completed applications are due by Dec. 5. Further information regarding the application can be obtained by contacting Linda McElroy, 594 Ridgewood Drive, New Paris, PA 15554.