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Hagerstown Kiwanis Club awards six scholarships

June 01, 2009

The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown awarded six scholarships worth $6,400 to graduating high school seniors at its May 14 meeting as part of the club's commitment to young people in the community.

Four $600 scholarships were awarded to Key Club members from North and South Hagerstown high schools. Key Clubs are the high school arm of the Kiwanis Club. Scholarships are based on academic accomplishments, extracurricular activity and financial circumstances.

This year's winners from North High were Christopher Bradford and Lawrence Kugler. South High recipients were Emily Forrester and Annie Kraft.

The Atlee Kepler scholarship was awarded to Matthew Johnston from North Hagerstown High School. The scholarship totaled $2,000.

Established in 1993 to recognize Kepler's 33 years of service to the community at Hagerstown Junior College, the scholarship is also for his longtime membership in the Hagerstown Kiwanis Club.

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The $2,000 John R. Dayhoff Scholarship was awarded to Nevin Harshman of Clear Spring High School. The Dayhoff scholarship was established in 1997 in memory of club member John Dayhoff and is awarded annually to a graduate who plans to pursue a career in a health-related field.

Kitty Dayhoff-Fischel, John's widow, continues to co-sponsor the scholarship.

The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown meets on Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. at the Academy Theatre Banquet and Conference Center, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown.

For more information, call 301-223-4123.

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