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Four win Kiwanis scholarships

Hagerstown club presents scholarships totaling $5,200

May 24, 2010
  • Forrest Easton, Youth Services Committee chairman of the Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown, presents the John R. Dayhoff scholarship check for $2,000 to Chelsea Stigile, a senior at Hancock Middle/Senior High School.
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The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown awarded four scholarships to graduating high school seniors at its May 13 meeting.

The scholarships are presented annually to area students as part of the club's commitment to young people in the community.

This year's scholarships totaled $5,200.

Two $600 scholarships were awarded to Key Club members from North Hagerstown High School. Key Clubs are the high school arm of the Kiwanis Club. Scholarships are based on academic accomplishments, student extracurricular activity and financial circumstances. This year's winners are Melissa Carson and Zachary Gilbert.

The Atlee C. Kepler Scholarship, established in 1993 to recognize Kepler's 33 years of service to the community as administrative leader of Hagerstown Junior College, and longtime member of the Hagerstown Kiwanis Club, was awarded to Tanner Beal of St. Maria Goretti High School. The scholarship totaled $2,000.

The John R. Dayhoff Scholarship, for $2,000, was awarded to Chelsea Stigile from Hancock Middle/Senior High School. The Dayhoff Scholarship, established in 1997 in memory of club member John Dayhoff, is awarded annually to a graduate who plans to pursue a career in a health-related field. Kitty Dayhoff-Fischel, John's widow, is a co-sponsor of the scholarship.

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The Kiwanis Club has awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors for more than 40 years.

The club has distributed scholarships totaling $25,000 over the last 10 years.

The club meets Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. at the Academy Theatre Banquet & Conference Center, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. For membership information, call 301-223-4123.

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