One Mountain Foundation awards scholarships

July 16, 2012

CASCADE — The One Mountain Foundation awarded five $1,000 scholarships over the past two months. 

The recipients were Kortney D. Davis, Living Word Academy in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; Susannah A. Marshall, Waynesboro (Pa.) Area Senior High School; Reuben E. Scalese, Catoctin High School, Thurmont, Md.; Sarah C. Stayer, Smithsburg High School; and Alexandra P. Yeager, Fairfield (Pa.) Area High School. 

Four of the five awardees plan to study to become doctors or nurses.  

This is the first year for the One Mountain Foundation to have a scholarship program to recognize students from the schools serving the mountaintop communities of Cascade, Pen Mar and Sabillasville in Maryland, and Blue Ridge Summit, Fairfield and Fountaindale in Pennsylvania, and the corresponding areas surrounding those communities.  Scholarship eligibility criteria included acceptance at an accredited school or accredited certification program, academic achievement, community involvement and residence in one of the elementary school districts that serves the mountaintop communities.

The foundation thanks all its members, friends, sponsors and the public who supported and donated during the various fundraising activities this past year. 

A special thank you goes out to Heather Carter for crocheting the many scarves and lap afghans that were given as thank-you gifts for selective levels of donations. 

The 2013 scholarship program kicked off during the seventh annual Mountaintop Heritage Days on June 30 and July 1. 

Attendees stopped by the foundation’s information tables to donate and select a thank-you gift of a hand-crocheted scarf with a $5 or more donation or lap afghan with a $30 or more donation.

For more information, go to www.onemountain

The foundation is a tax-exempt, nonstock corporation with a focus to promote and support educational programs, historical preservation, community improvement projects, cultural activities, and special projects that benefit the mountaintop area.

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