Nine receive 11th annual Whitetail Resort Employee Scholarship

June 12, 2013

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Whitetail Resort recently chose nine candidates to receive the 11th annual Whitetail Resort Employee Scholarship promoting higher education.

Eight candidates received scholarships of $500 each, and one candidate received the third annual Whitetail Resort-Oscar Weller Memorial Employee Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, according to a news release.

Students were eligible if they were employees in good standing for the 2012-13 season at Whitetail Resort. 

Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence and Whitetail’s company values.

This year’s list of recipients includes six local high school students: Jennifer Schofield and Brianne Shaefer of James Buchanan High School; Lexie Holtzman of Clear Spring High School; Jessica Thwaite of North Hagerstown High School; and Benjamin Reinert of Shalom Christian Academy.

Each recipient was awarded the $500 scholarship at their respective high school award ceremonies.

Three local college students also were awarded the scholarship by Whitetail Resort, including Hannah Brant of Shippensburg University, Annetta Hartman of PA Virtual Charter School and Michelle Zimmerman of Elizabethtown College. 


This year’s recipient of the Whitetail Resort-Oscar Weller Memorial Employee Scholarship is Justine Staniszewski of James Buchanan High School. The scholarship is in honor of Oscar Weller, a valued employee who worked at Whitetail Resort for six years in the snowmaking department and golf operations.

The funding for the Whitetail Resort Employee Scholarship is made possible by contributions to the scholarship donation boxes and the revenue from employee soda machines around the resort.

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