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Educational Scholarship Awards Benefit Three High School Seniors

Jacqueline Neckers of Delaware Valley High School. Contributed
Elizabeth Desmet from Wallenpaupack Area School District. Contributed.

MILFORD - Two scholarship funds administered by Greater Pike Community Foundation (GPCF) have granted awards to three area high school students—all National Honor Society members—as they prepare to go on to college and pursue professional careers.

Delaware Valley High School has nominated Jesse Russotto for the Sydney Fluck “Syd’s Kids” scholarship in the amount of $1500. In her letter of recommendation, Guidance Counselor Jessica M. Favorito wrote, “[Jesse’s] unpretentious leadership, insatiable determination, and genuine compassion are commendable. It is easy to see that he has been raised with a strong character, work ethic, and resolve which are apparent in everything he does.”

The annual Pike County Chamber of Commerce Memorial Gouse-Krawitz Scholarships were also announced; two students: one from Delaware Valley High School and one from Wallenpaupack High School each will receive $250.

Elizabeth Desmet is the first recipient from Wallenpaupack Area School District to receive this scholarship. She said, “It’s such an honor to know that my hard work has paid off and others are willing to help me continue my education.” She said her mother and father, an occupational therapist and a physical therapist, inspired her from an early age. She hopes to develop and improve medical technology and will be majoring in engineering with a concentration in bioengineering at Lafayette College.

Jacqueline Neckers of Delaware Valley High School will be a business finance major with a minor in legal studies at Temple University and hopes to have a career as a financial crime investigator. In her scholarship application, Jacqueline said participation in her

school’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America gave her valuable skills and added to her enthusiasm. She explained, “My FBLA advisor Mrs. Angle pushed me to new limits and because of her I was able to find my passion and move on to new heights.”

Greater Pike Community Foundation helps individuals, families and local businesses to provide a permanent and personal way to give back to the community. To establish a fund or for more information on GPCF scholarship funds, please contact Jenni Hamill at 570-

832-4686, jennihamill@greaterpike.org or visit our website at https://greaterpike.org/1-


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