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GA Education Foundation awards scholarships, gifts

June 12, 2009

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - During its annual celebration banquet last week, the Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation awarded eight scholarships to local graduating seniors and recognized area businesses for their financial support of educational programming in the Greencastle community.

The 2009 Ambassador Award scholarship was given to Greencastle-Antrim High School senior Chad Yoder. The Ambassador Award is a $10,000 scholarship, $2,500 in each of the four years of college, provided to a student who has demonstrated leadership, good character and provided service in the Greencastle-Antrim community.

Other awards included:

  • Amy Crider was recognized by the education foundation board with a $300 Book Award.

  • The John L. and Cora I. Grove scholarships for business of $750 each were awarded to three students: Matthew Barnhart, Zachary Barnhart and Malorie Olivier.

  • The Grove scholarship for the arts of $750 were awarded to three students, including Amy Crider, Katy Colbert and Megan Blair.

  • Also recognized were three area businesses who participated in the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program by providing financial support to the foundation and school district.

    Recognized for their $10,000 gifts were Tower Bank and Waste Management. Orrstown Bank was recognized for its $2,500 gift. Eighty percent of EITC funds are directed back to the school district for innovative educational programs approved by the state through an application process.

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The Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation is a community-, business- and school district-supported, nonprofit organization created to provide for and enhance educational opportunities for all members of the Greencastle-Antrim community.

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