Students Receive Scholarships May 23, 2018
The York Chapter of Credit Unions announced the winners of its 2018 scholarship contest on May 7. Carmen Andreoli, Philip Andreoli and Daniel Hanuska each received $1,000 toward their first year of schooling.
Carmen is a son of Anthony and Tina Andreoli. Carmen is a senior at Red Land Senior High School, where he is ranked third in his graduating class. He is on the distinguished honor roll, is part of the jazz band, volunteers for the Mini-THON committee, serves as president of Student Council, and is part of the National Honor Society. He plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh Honors College in the fall to pursue a degree in bioengineering or actuarial science. Carmen is a member of Members 1st Federal Credit Union.
Philip is a son of Anthony and Tina Andreoli. Philip is a senior at Red Land Senior High School, where he is ranked second in his graduating class. He is on the distinguished honor roll, is part of the jazz band, volunteers for the Mini-THON committee, serves as vice president of Student Council, and is part of the National Honor Society. Philip plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh Honors College in the fall to pursue a degree in industrial engineering. Philip is a member of Members 1st Federal Credit Union.
Daniel is the son of John and Betsy Hanuska. Daniel is a senior at Dallastown Area High School, where he is a part of the cross-country and track team. He is on the distinguished honor roll and is part of the National Honor Society and Math Honor Society. He plans to attend Penn State University in the fall to major in physics, with the long-term goal of earning a Ph.D. Daniel is a member of First Capital Federal Credit Union.
The York Chapter of Credit Unions is an organization of financial institutions with the guiding philosophy of people helping people.
New Foundation Announces Scholarships May 23, 2018
The Lancaster Country Club (LCC) and South Korean professional golfer and 2015 U.S. Women's Open champion In Gee Chun have partnered to launch the In Gee Chun Lancaster Country Club Education Foundation. The Foundation will provide scholarships to help students who have ties to golf or LCC, including employees and caddies, achieve their educational goals.
The In Gee Chun Lancaster Country Club Education Foundation will provide scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate education in the field of their choice. Scholarships are also available for students in secondary school, those seeking vocational education, or those striving to achieve specific academic objectives.
The partnership announcement is a result of the personal relationships In Gee Chun developed with the community and members of LCC during her time playing in the 2015 U.S. Women's Open held at Lancaster Country Club.
Scholarships will be awarded annually beginning this summer. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, with varying scholarship amounts awarded. Students interested in applying for a scholarship may contact the In Gee Chun Lancaster Country Club Education Foundation at 717-393-3886 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BMP Seeks Female Mentors May 22, 2018
The Junior League of Lancaster and the Bench Mark Program (BMP) are teaming up to recruit female mentors to empower young women with physical and emotional strength. BMP is a local nonprofit helping at-risk youth overcome adversity and achieve their full potential through physical, emotional, and professional development. On April 21, BMP unveiled its newly renovated space on East Liberty Street in Lancaster for women interested in becoming volunteer mentors.
This year's onboarding project for new Junior League members was to recruit more female students and mentors to the Bench Mark Program. JLL members focused on optimizing the organization in three key areas: make the space appealing to young women, increase the female support network, and collect workout clothing, fitness equipment, and other materials to serve students.
Volunteer mentors provide guidance and support to students in three key areas: fitness training, academic counseling, and career coaching. While a professional or amateur fitness background is not required, mentors must be willing and able to make a commitment to the program at least one night per week.
Women interested becoming a mentor and joining its support network for female students ages 14 to 24 may contact Will Kiefer at email@example.com. To learn more, readers may visit www.benchmarkprogram.org.
School Fundraises For Fire Department May 16, 2018
Christian School of York recently presented proceeds from a bake sale on May 4 to the York City Fire Department. The school donated more than $1,301, and Penn Waste presented matching funds, bringing the total to more than $2,603.70.
Mackenzie Parr, eighth-grader at Christian School of York, was inspired to help after she passed some firefighters collecting money and learned about the fallen firefighters and their families. She approached her teacher, who works with the Spirit Club at Christian School of York, about coordinating a bake sale to benefit firefighters and their families. Partway through the bake sale, local company Penn Waste agreed to match the proceeds. Members of the Spirit Club also presented fresh baked goods for the firefighters.
For more information about Christian School of York, readers may visit www.csvonline.com.
Students Receive Scholarships May 16, 2018
Local students Rachel Lyter, Melanie Tracey, and Lauren Yankanich recently received Dennis Flickinger Honorable Scholarships from First Capital Federal Credit Union. Each winner received a check for $1,000 to be used toward her first year of schooling.
Rachel attends York Catholic High School. She plans to enter Mount St. Mary's University this fall and pursue a degree in entrepreneurship. Her goal is to start a company that focuses on social media and content creation. Rachel is the yearbook photographer, a co-captain of the girls' tennis team, and a member of the York Catholic Country Meadows Club.
Melanie is a student at Dallastown Area High School. She plans to enter Penn State Mont Alto in the fall and pursue a degree in forestry. Melanie aspires to work for the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources or the parks system. Currently, she plays on the girls' volleyball team, and outside school, she volunteers her time at her church and at Nixon County Park.
Lauren is a student at Central York High School. She plans to start classes at the University of Notre Dame in the fall and pursue a degree in finance. Lauren hopes to become an investment banker on Wall Street. In school, Lauren is involved with the Future Business Leaders of America and National Honor Society, and she is the student representative on the Central York school board of directors. She is also a member of the cross-country team. Outside school, Lauren is very involved with community service, raising money for the Four Diamonds Fund, doing service projects for the National Honor Society, and volunteering to time swimmers at the Out Door Country Club swim meets.
The First Capital scholarship program was renamed the Dennis Flickinger scholarship program in 2016 to honor former CEO Dennis Flickinger, who retired in 2015. Flickinger advocated for financial education in schools and worked to promote credit unions.
YMCA Will Receive Donations May 16, 2018
The Harrisburg Area Metropolitan YMCA is partnering with Macy's to give children a summer camp experience. Through Tuesday, May 22, shoppers may round up their in-store purchase to the nearest dollar and donate the difference (up to 99 cents) to support the YMCA's camp scholarship program that sends children to summer camp.
The YMCA's camp scholarship program helps children and youths, attend camp. In 2017, more than $975,000 was donated to the YMCA camps nationwide, sending more than 8,000 youths to camp. The YMCA conducts 1,850 day camps and 320 overnight camps for youths and teenagers across the U.S.
Macy's is located at Harrisburg Mall, 3501 Paxton St., Harrisburg, and Capital City Mall, 3506 Capital City Mall Drive, Camp Hill. Readers may visit www.macys.com/macysgives for more information.
County Schools Receive Donation May 16, 2018
More than 50 schools throughout Lancaster County enrolled to participate in the Stauffers of Kissel Hill School Rewards Program launched in October 2017. Cumulatively, they received more than $17,619, an increase over the 2016-17 school year total of more than $14,675.
When supporters used their Stauffers Rewards Card to shop, a percentage of their fresh foods purchases was donated to their school of choice.
Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year began on May 1. For details, interested schools may contact Kimberly Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.skh.com.
Mom's House Receives Donation May 9, 2018
Mom's House of Lancaster recently received a donation from DAS Companies Inc. Mom's House has served families across Lancaster County for more than 27 years through offering child care services and educational and life skills support to single parents who desire to continue and complete their education. The recent donation will allow the organization to help single-parent families across Lancaster County move their families out of poverty and onto a path toward long-term economic stability.
For more information about Mom's House, readers may call 717-396-9130.
Schools Receive Donated Benches May 9, 2018
In recognition of Earth Day, 24 benches made from recycled plastic bags were donated to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful's Litter Free School Zone Program as part of the ongoing Bags to Benches initiative.
Participating schools within the Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets region were eligible to receive a bench. The 24 benches were placed on school grounds across the state as part of campus restorations and playground enhancements.
The following Litter Free School Zone schools received a recycled content bench: Muhlenberg Elementary Center, Laureldale, Berks County; Avon Grove Charter School, West Grove, Chester County; Trinity High School, Camp Hill, Cumberland County; Lancaster Mennonite School - Hershey Campus, Hummelstown, Dauphin County; Conestoga Valley High School, Lancaster, Lancaster County; Dillsburg Elementary School, Dillsburg, York County; and Wellsville Elementary School, Wellsville, York County.
Customers can recycle plastic bags at any GIANT Food Stores or MARTIN'S Food Markets. It takes about 10,000 plastic bags to make one park bench. Since 1997, more than 1,500 benches have been donated to local fire departments, churches, schools, townships, parks and playgrounds.
For more information, readers may visit www.giantfoodstores.com/environment. To participate in the Litter Free School Zone, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org and click on Keep It! or contact Stephanie Larson at email@example.com or 724-836-4121, ext. 104.