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Three James Buchanan High students receive $1,000 scholarships

July 26, 2010

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The Tuscarora Education Foundation recently awarded three James Buchanan High School graduates - Kara Barrett, Lillian Berney and Daniel McClung - with the 2010 Margaret Stickell scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each. The students were selected from the JBHS graduating class of 160 students based on their outstanding academic achievement, and involvement in extracurricular and civic activities.

"It is my honor and privilege to present each of these students a $1,000 scholarship to use toward their college tuition," said Michael J. Skubon, foundation chairman. "It is so important to support today's students in their educational aspirations. These are three of our district's (Tuscarora) best and brightest graduates."

Stickell, in conjunction with the foundation, established a charitable trust to assist selected Tuscarora School District students further their education by providing funding toward their post-secondary education.

As a longtime teacher in the district, Stickell dedicated her life to the development of her students and all of the people around her. Her legacy and passion for educational advancement continues annually through her charitable trust donation.

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In addition to scholarships, the foundation supports programs and projects that provide learning opportunities for area students by securing funding and grant money, and ensuring the implementation and completion of the programs. Since its inception in 1995, the foundation has awarded more than 250 grants totaling more than $200,000.

To donate or learn more about the foundation, go to http://www.tefhome.org or contact Skubon at 717-328-4534.

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