Heinrich, Hovermale receive scholarships from Smithsburg Lions

August 02, 2010
  • From left, Smithsburg Lions Club President Jack Wenthe, Morgan Faith Heinrich, Monica Ann Hovermale and 22-W District Gov. Robert Disinger.
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The Smithsburg Lions Club honored two recent graduates with scholarships at the club's annual Charter Night May 26 at the Mountain Gate Restaurant in Waynesboro, Pa.

Smithsburg Lions Club President Jack Wenthe introduced the recipients and their families to the audience, and presented the scholarships.

The first recipient is Morgan Faith Heinrich of Smithsburg High School. She received the following honors and awards: Success Through Academic Recognition 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, and Faculty Honor Award in 2007 and 2008.

She has been vice president of the Student Government Association, secretary of Future Business Leaders Association, a member of the honor society, varsity and junior varsity soccer teams, Prom Committee and Student Service Learning Club. She has been involved with the Spanish Club, Romans of Modern Age and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Morgan is CPR-certified and is a lead instructor for The Little Gym. She is a member of Young Life and Community Service Club. She has helped at the Steam and Craft Show, school blood drives, school concession stand, Community Service Club and Special Friends Dance.


Morgan plans to attend Hagerstown Community College and then transfer to Towson University. She is the daughter of Dan and Amy Heinrich.

The second recipient is Monica Ann Hovermale of Smithsburg High School. She received many awards during her four years in high school.

She received Success Through Academic Recognition in 2007 and 2010, and has been an honor roll student several times.

She is team captain for the girls soccer team and the girls lacrosse teams. She received many awards as a member of the soccer, wrestling and lacrosse teams. She is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Dairy 4-H Club, and has earned many awards in competition with her goat, rabbit and longhorn steer classes.

Hovermale has volunteered at the Steam and Craft Show for four years, Teachers and Students Charity Basketball Game, Smithsburg Youth Athletics coaching participants, Western Maryland Youth Lacrosse League and Lift-A-Thon benefit.

She plans to attend Lock Haven University to pursue a degree in elementary education and return to teach in Washington County.

She is the daughter of Richard and Trisha Hovermale, and the granddaughter of Lions Club member George and Pat Souders.

The Smithsburg Lions Club serves Smithsburg and surrounding communities.

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