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Weicht wins Samantha Kelly Memorial Scholarship

June 23, 2013
  • Lauren Weicht
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A Williamsport High School senior who maintained a 3.7 grade-point average while excelling on the school’s soccer and track teams has been named the first recipient of the Samantha Kelly Memorial Scholarship.

Lauren Weicht was a four-year varsity letter winner in girls soccer, leading the team as captain in her senior year to a 13-3-1 record, according to a news release. Weicht also lettered in both indoor track and outdoor track and qualified for the state championships in the 4x400 and 4x200 relays, according to the release.

Weicht is actively involved in her community by serving as a Link Crew Leader mentoring younger students. Weicht is also a student government officer and is part of the Best Buddies program that works with special education students, the release said.

Weicht will attend Shenandoah University in the fall where she will study education and play soccer.

The fund was established in June last year to honor the memory of Kelly, a senior at Williams-port High who was killed in a single-car accident as she was coming home from the senior prom in May last year.

The mission of the fund is to honor the memory of Kelly by providing college scholarships to female scholar athletes who share her love for life, kindness and positive outlook.

The scholarship, which is awarded to a female Williamsport High senior annually, provides $1,000 per year for a total of $4,000 over four years to assist the recipient with college educational costs.

Samantha’s mother, Jonna Vinci, who is vice president of the memorial fund, said she was impressed with the quality of seven applicants for this year’s scholarship.

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