SAHS Alumni Association Educational Fund

 


ALUMNI SUBJECT AWARDS

The Shamokin Area High School Alumni Association gives and awards to the students with the highest averages with the most courses taken within the subject area. The exception is for that of the vocational student who is identified as the vocational student (3 years enrollment) who is ranked the highest in the class.

The candidate for the art award usually comes from the Art Major course, the most advanced offered by the school.
This award is for $50 for each subject:
Business, English, Foreign Language, Science, Social Studies, Art
Vocational-highest ranked vocational student
This money is in the form of a check from the General Fund.

These awards are presented at the high school awards program. This program is usually held about two or three nights before graduation. The treasurer of the association would give seven checks to the individual from the association that would present the awards at the program. The names of the winners would be written on the checks after the guidance office forwards the names of the winners to the treasurer. This would be done prior to the awards program.

Albert Fecko Award
This award was established by a generous donation of Exxon Mobile stock from Mr. Albert Fecko. The original amount of the stock had a value of $20,740.
The amount of the award each year is to be $500 plus the dividend earned for that year.
The awards is to be presented to a student accepted to and enrolled in an accredited registered nursing major program. Where possible, this student should not also receive the (Leona Adams fund for Isaac and Louse Rothermel which is also a nursing award).
This disbursement is through the M & T bank. The guidance department must notify the bank who is to receive the award.

Leona Adams Rothermel Award
This award was established by Leona Adams in memory of Issac and Louise Rothermel with an initial investment of $20,000. This money is invested in a Certificate of Deposit with M & T Bank. The interest is automatically deposited in the association's general fund late April or early May the amount of this award is the interest earned on the investment for that year, less any taxes paid to the Internal Revenue and Pennsylvania Revenue the previous year.

This award is presented to a student entering the field of nursing, who has a 90% cumulative average, and who has evidence of financial need.
The student must be enrolled in a nursing program. At the end of six weeks the student should have the school inform the Treasurer of the Alumni Association that this criteria is met. The Treasurer will then forward a check to the school.
Where possible this recipient should not also receive the Albert Fecko award.
The guidance department will notify the treasurer of the association who the winner is and the student's parents name, address and telephone number so that the treasurer can contact the parents to make sure the above procedure is followed.

Leona Adams Charles and Lulu Venn Award
This award was established by Leona Adams in memory of Charles and Lulu Venn with an initial investment of $5,000.
This money is invested in a Certificate of Deposit with M & T Bank. The money is automatically deposited in the association's general fund late April or early May.
The amount of these awards is the interest earned on the investment for that year less any taxes paid to the Internal Revenue and Pennsylvania Revenue Department the previous year.
Two awards are presented. Each student receives 50% (1/2) of the total award.
1) Culinary Arts Award:
The student is selected from the Culinary Arts Program at the Vo-Tech School with the recommendation of the instructor. If two students are close in criteria, preference is given to the student continuing training in this field.
2) Family and Consumer Service:
The recipient should have taken a minimum of four courses within that department's offering at the high school. This student should have attained the highest average. If no student took four (4) courses, the instructor identifies the student who earned the best grades with the most courses taken.
The guidance department will provide the names of these winners to the association treasurer. Checks to these students are distributed at the senior awards program by a representative of the alumni association.

Richard Hilbush Award
This award was established through contributions upon the death of Mr. Richard Hilbush, English teacher at Shamokin Area High School, and dedicated Alumni member.
In order to get the best interest rates this money is invested in a combined investment program with M & T Bank. The other accounts in this fund are, Peter J. Malafi, Malvin Paul Wrestling, Gillespie Family, Scott Bramhall, Stella Olcese, and Class of 1913. The interest on this account is reported quarterly. The treasurer distributes this interest in proportion to the amount of money invested by each account.
During the course of the year any money received for these accounts is added to their balance. For the awards program a lump sum is withdrawn from the account and deposited to the general fund. Individual checks are then written for the specific awards.
The Richard Hilbush award is given to the male and female student who earned the highest combined average in Applied English 10, 11, and 12. The amount of the award at the present time is $150 each (changed to $200 at the 04/18/2007 alumni association meeting).
The guidance department will provide the names of these winners to the association treasurer. Checks to these students are distributed at the senior awards program by a representative of the alumni association.

Peter J. Malafi Award
This award was established through contributions upon the death of Peter J. Malafi who was still on the teaching staff at the time of his death. Mr. Malafi was a very popular and dedicated Business Education teacher.
This money is invested along with other accounts with M & T Bank.
This award is made to four (4) students (2 male, 2 female) whose postsecondary plans must be within a business-related major. Preference is given to the students who completed an accounting course in high school and/or are declaring an accounting major in college. Students receiving this award should not necessarily be the highest rank or those who will receive many other awards. This is for the students who would not otherwise be recognized.
The amount of these awards at the present time is $400 each.
The guidance department will provide the names of these winners to the association treasurer. Checks to these students are distributed at the senior awards program by a representative of the alumni association.

Malvin Paul Wrestling Award
This award was established upon the death of Mr. Malvin Paul. Mr. Paul was a social studies teacher and then Principal of Shamokin Area High School. He was also one of the most successful wrestling coaches in the state of Pennsylvania. His family, former wrestlers, former students and friends honored him by establishing this award.
This money is invested along with other accounts with M & T Bank.
This award is given to the senior wrestler who embodies many of the personal qualities that was expected by Mr. Paul and who is continuing his education after high school. The wrestling staff makes this selection.
The amount of this award at the present time is $500.
The guidance department will provide the names of these winners to the association treasurer. Checks to these students are distributed at the senior awards program by a representative of the alumni association.

Gillespie Family Publication Awards
These awards were established by the Gillespie Family
This money is invested along with other accounts with M & T Bank.
These awards are given to the editors of the school's publications. The Totem Pole (Yearbook) and Indian Times (School newspaper.)
Names of these recipients are provided by the advisors of these publications.
The amount of these awards at the present time are $100 each.
The guidance department will provide the names of these winners to the association treasurer. Checks to these students are distributed at the senior awards program by a representative of the alumni association.

Class of 1913 Salutatorian Award
This award was established years ago by the class of 1913.
This money is invested along with other accounts with M & T Bank.
This award is given to the Salutatorian of the graduating class.
Even though the amount of money awarded is rather small, it is amazing that after so many years, there is still money remaining to give to the salutatorian.
The amount of interest is rounded off for an award of $15 each year.
The guidance department will provide the names of these winners to the association treasurer. Checks to these students are distributed at the senior awards program by a representative of the alumni association.

Scott Bramhall Salutatorian Award
This award was established in Scott's memory by his mother and brother's.
This money is invested along with other accounts with M & T Bank.
The award is given the Salutatorian. The amount of the award is $100.
The guidance department will provide the names of these winners to the association treasurer. Checks to these students are distributed at the senior awards program by a representative of the alumni association.

Rachel Van Gasken Schrider Award
This award was established to provide financial help to a student who must pursue a postsecondary major in a business-related field, have completed at least four (4) business courses during grades 9-12, with a preference given to students who have also volunteered 30-45 hours in health related setting.
The amount of this award is the interest earned on the investement with M & T bank.
The guidance department must provide M & T bank with the name of the winner so that a check may be drawn.

Robert Metzner Awards
This award was established by the estate of Robert Metzner with an initial amount of $16,000.
This money is invested along with other accounts with M & T Bank.
The awards are given to two students (one male, one female) who earned the highest math average with the most math courses taken in grades 9-12.
The amount of the award is $300 each.
The guidance department will provide the names of these winners to the association treasurer. Checks to these students are distributed at the senior awards program by a representative of the alumni association.

Stella Olcese Award
This award was established in 2004 with a contribution of $500 from Stella Olcese.
This money is invested along with other accounts with M & T Bank.
The amount of the award will be the annual interest earned on the investment.
The criteria for this award is undetermined at this time.
The guidance department will provide the names of these winners to the association treasurer. Checks to these students are distributed at the senior awards program by a representative of the alumni association.

Sara Weist Hall Award
Established by her son Garth.
Graduating senior selected by the director of the musical/vocal teacher.
The award is $100.


Harry Strausser Award

$500 bond face value.
Parameters of the award are TBD.
 
(April 2009)
THE VINCENT P. DEPIANTE JR. and ELVIRA MIRARCHI-DEPIANTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Alvie Mirack: Sweet and quiet are the words that describe Alvie. Goes in for new look in a big way. Enjoys dancing and hiking, basketball, fun. Girls review 2-3-4. Excels in typing.  Ambition: Secretary As listed in the 1949 yearbook.  Mrs. Elvira (Mirarchi) DePiante, Class of 1949 died July 15, 2007.  In her will she designated that after all expenses paid by the estate, one half (1/2) of the remainder of the estate be given to SHAMOKIN AREA HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION EDUCATION FUND to be placed in an endowment fund for scholarship purposes. The fund shall be designated as the VINCENT P. DEPIANTE, JR. AND ELVIRA MIRARCHIDEPIANTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND.  The amount received by the EDUCATION FUND is $422,425.27.  This money will be invested by the Education Fund and as instructed in the will, the income each year will provide college scholarships for graduating seniors of Shamokin Area High School.  Mrs. DePiante graduated from Shamokin High School in 1949.  Upon graduation she immediately began working as a secretary for the Shamokin School District. In Nov. 1982, she was appointed acting Business Manager. On Jan. 12, 1983 she was appointed Business Manager. She continued to work for the School District until her retirement on Aug. 8, 1984.  It seems that Elvira used her typing skills to great advantage and evidently was a very successful secretary. The Shamokin Area High School Alumni Association greatly appreciates the generosity of Mrs. DePiante. The students of Shamokin Area High School will benefit for years to come.
 
CQ McWilliams II Memorial Award 
Award is presented to a senior majoring in environmental science, forestry, wildlife conservation or related field. Established in memory of C.Q. McWilliams II (VP of Roaring Creek Water Company) by his children - Dawn McWilliams Kotanchik and C. Q. McWilliams III.  Scholarship is the interest earned on the $25,000 principal, which (in 2016) is approximately $750.  
 


 

ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

These scholarships are awarded based on the results of an annual exam. This is exam is administered by the high school Guidance Office. The exam is open to all senior students. The exam is usually administered in late April or early May. The test is corrected by the administering guidance personnel. The students put their names in a pre-numbered envelope. The envelope is sealed and for identification purposes the student places only their number on the test. The results of the test are given the to Education Fund representative to be opened at the annual meeting. The representative opens the envelopes and announces the winners. Usually starting with the lowest amount first. This exam also includes the scholarships awarded by the Coal Township Alumni Association.

The names of the winners of the Coal Township awards are given to the Coal Township awards committee prior to the banquet so that they can be announced at their annual meeting.

The amount of the awards for the Shamokin Area High School Alumni Association is determined by the interest earned on the investment with M & T Trust Department in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The trustees of the Education Fund meet in February and determine the number of awards and the amounts. The awards are for four years but the amount of the awards vary from year to year due to the amount of interest earned.

The recipients of the Shamokin Area High School Alumni Awards are sent a letter by the Trust Department of M & T bank. This letter is to be presented to the Registrar of the college they attend. The college then must send a letter to the M & T Bank Trust Department indicating that the student is enrolled as a full time student. The Trust Department will then send a check to the college. The amount would be one-half the amount of the award each semester.

The scholarship fund was founded on the idea to furnish financial aid to our graduates, helping them pursue future education in institutions of high learning. The fund was formed in 1922.

The alumni association gives a comprehensive test to seniors in the spring.  The score obtained on the test will determine scholarship ranking.  Registration must occur prior to the test date.  The exact date and location of the test are established and advertised through the guidance department.  For more information, see a guidance instructor at the high school prior to April of your senior year.

The test is comprised of 7 sections of general information, reflecting course material taken at the high school. There are sections on the sciences, social sciences, math from basic through basic geometry, and verbal tests measuring various elements of English class topics. These are standardized measures, field tested and available from established and secure publishers.

No candidate's name appears on any testing documents - all is done by a number of an envelope they select at their sign-in time.  No one knows the identity of the winners until the envelopes are opened at the alumni banquet, which is the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

Today we award four year scholarships to a dozen or so young adults. Additionally, other awards are made to honor past teachers and graduates of Shamokin Area High School. Scholarships are determined through competitive examinations. If you have relatives or friends who would qualify for this exam during their senior year at SAHS, please have them discuss this topic with the guidance office, an alumni officer or anyone from the education fund committee. We appreciate your contributions to any of the funds the association administers.

These are all four year scholarships, but the amount is determined each year by the Educational Fund Trustees.

2016 Awards -

Eugene Boughner ’60 and Susan Kropinski Haas ’75 presented the Alumni Scholarship awards. These are awards are for four years. 50 students took the test.   Seven awards are from the Coal Township Alumni Association (CT), while eight are from Shamokin Area High School Alumni Association (SA). Congratulations were extended to all. Recipient’s yearly awards amount, college choice, and their major emphasis are as follows:

15th - Kelsey Rogers (SA) - $1,000 - Susquehanna University - Journalism

14th - Emily McDevitt (SA) - $1,200 - Susquehanna University - Business Administration

13th - Cameron Wayne (SA) - $1,500 - Penn State University - Infectious Disease

12th - Dakota Sutsko (SA) - $1,800 - Penn Tech University - Web Design

11th - Brett Rebuck (SA) - $2,000 - Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Economics and Pre-Law

10th - Amanda Stanchick (CT) - $2,000 - Central Penn - Criminal Justice/Homeland

9th - Andrew Jones (CT) - $2,000 - Susquehanna University - “undecided”

8th - Paige Sherman (CT) - $2,000 Susquehanna University - Computer Science

7th - Chris Petroskie (CT) - $2,000 - Bucknell University - Computer Science

6th - Kyle Kauffman (CT) - $2,000 – in process of applying to schools

5th - Lillie Fidelman (SA) - $2,200 - Cedar Crest College - Psych and Criminal Justice

4th - Quintin Herb (SA) - $2,500 - Lock Haven University - Computer Science

3rd - Brayson Pawelczyk (CT) -$2,500 - Bucknell University - Biology

2nd - Ivy Savidge (SA) - $3,000 - California University of Pennsylvania - Forensics

1st - Sofia Pearson (CT) - $3,000 - Bloomsburg University 

 
2015 Awards
Euene Boughner '60 presented the Alumni Scholarship Awards.  These are awards for four years.  Forty-six students took the test.  Seven awards are from the Coal Township Alumni Association (CT), while eight are from the Shamokin Area High School Alumni Association (SA).  Congratulations were extended to all.  Recipients, yearly award amount, college choice and their major emphasis are:
 
15th - Jasmine Coleman - (SA) - $1,000 - Delaware Valley University - Livestock Science Management
14th - Rhiannon McKinney - (SA) - $1,200 - Penn State University - Pre-Med
13th - Jarret Willis - (SA) - $1,500 - Bloomsburg University - Biology
12th - Megan Kerstetter - (SA) - $1,800 - York College - Nursing
11th - Stephen Latsha - (SA) - $2,000 - Penn State University - undeclared
10th - Megan Dimmick - (CT) - $2,000 - Penn State University - Bio Med Engineering
9th - Zachary Moyer - (CT) - $2,000 - Penn State University - Civil Engineering
8th - Richard Brown - (CT) - $2,000 - Lebanon Valley College - Music Business
7th - Casey Wilson - (CT) - $2,000 - Bucknell University - Engineering
6th - Graeme Shappell - (CT) - $2,000 - Messiah College - Music Education
5th - Zachary Koharski - (SA) - $2,200 - Misericordia University - Physician Assistant
4th - Joseph Deptula - (SA) - $2,500 - Penn State University - Civil Engineering
3rd - Elizabeth Kapushinski - (CT) - $2,500 - Seton Hill University - Biology/Psychology
2nd - Jacob Snyder - (SA) - $3,000 - Bucknell University - Engineering
1st - Brett Long - (CT) - $3,000 - Drexel University - Engineering
 
2014 Awards
Irvin Liachowitz '42 presented the Alumni Scholarship Awards.  These are awards for four years.  Forty-four students took the test.  Five awards are from the Coal Township Alumni Association (CT), while seven are from the Shamokin Area High School Alumni Association (SA).  Congratulations were extended to all.  Recipients, yearly award amount, college choice and their major emphasis are:
 
12th - Brendan C. Drachler – SA – $1,100 – Lycoming College – Astrophysics 
11th - Corinne C. Weikel – SA – $1,400 – Susquehanna University - Veterinary Medicine 
10th - Victoria E. Snyder – SA – $1,700 – Luzerne County Community College – General Education 
9th - Justin J. Forbes – SA – $1,900 – Misericordia University - Physical Therapy 
8th - Daniel Delbaugh – CT – $2,000 –Lock Haven University - Sports Administration 
7th - Kaitlyn M. Shultz – CT – $2,000 – Shippensburg University - Mathematics 
6th - Helena A. Supsic – CT – $2,000 – King’s College – Physician Assistant 
5th - Adam O. Richardson – SA – $2,100 – Mansfield University – Psychology 
4th - Skylar Hughes – SA – $2,400 – University of Maine – Marine Science 
3rd - Melissa D. Smallets – CT – $2,500 – West Chester University – Nursing 
2nd - Nathaniel T. Haggerty – SA – $2,900 – Bucknell University – Mechanical Engineering 
1st - Joseph S. Colangelo – CT – $3,000 – Bucknell University – Mechanical Engineering
  
2013 Awards
Irvin Liachowitz '42 presented the Alumni Scholarship Awards.  These are awards for four years.  Forty-four students took the test.  Five awards are from the Coal Township Alumni Association (CT), while seven are from the Shamokin Area High School Alumni Association (SA).  Congratulations were extended to all.  Recipients, yearly award amount, college choice and their major emphasis are:
 
12th Kayla Hart – SA – $900 – Wilkes University – Pharmacy 
11th Samantha Schiccatano – SA – $1200 – Pitt/Johnstown– Pharmacy
10th Michael Yucha – SA – $1500 – Wilkes University – Premed/Biology
9th Ashley Keiser – SA – $1700 – York College – Psychology
8th Paul Gurba – SA – $1900 – Penn College – Physician Assistant
7th Christie Munson – CT – $2000 – Wilson College – Psychology
6th Marlena Ford – CT – $2000 – Penn State University – Undeclared
5th Andrew Hasuga – CT – $2000 – Wilkes University – Biology
4th Autumn Peck – SA – $2200 – Wilkes University – Pharmacy
3rd Theodore Deptula – CT – $2500 – Penn State University – Engineering
2nd Stephanie Dressler – SA – $2700 – Bloomsburg University – Music
1st Darien Craft – CT – $3000 – Bucknell University – Biomedical Engineering
 
2012 Awards
Irvin Liachowitz '42 presented the Alumni Scholarship Awards. 64 students signed up to take the exam. The scholarships are for each of four years of college. Twelve awards were given ranging from $900 to $3000 from Coal Township (1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, & 7th awards) and Shamokin (2nd, 4th, 8th, 9th 10th, 11th and 12th awards) Alumni Associations. The winners, their awards, and their future plans are as follows:
 
12th award -- $900 -- Blair Faust -- Penn State University - Harrisburg -- Biology
11th award -- $1,200 -- Robert Taylor -- Penn State University -- Business
10th award -- $1,500 -- Brittany Miller -- West Chester University -- Communicative Disorders
9th award -- $1,700 -- Peyton Cooper -- West Chester University -- Music Performance
8th award -- $1,900 -- Jessica Brown -- Lycoming College -- Accounting and Economics
7th award -- $2,000 -- Danielle Boyd -- Susquehanna University -- Creative Writing
6th award -- $2,000 -- Devin Madara -- University of Pittsburgh -- Premed and Neuroscience
5th award -- $2,000 -- Scott Bradley -- Lafayette College -- Physics and Premed
4th award -- $2,200 -- Josiah Stahl -- Shippensburg University -- Undeclared
3rd award -- $2,500 -- Caleb Latovich -- Penn State University -- Criminal Justice
2nd award -- $2,700 -- Jessica Britton -- Bucknell University -- Biology and Premed
1st award -- $3,000 -- Megan Ciborowski -- Wilkes University -- Pharmacy

2011 Awards

Irvin Liachowitz '42 presented the Alumni Scholarship Awards. 39 students signed up to take the tests and 34 took the exam. The scholarships are for each of four years of college. Twelve awards were given ranging from $900 to $3000 from Coal Township (1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, & 7th awards) and Shamokin (2nd, 4th, 8th, 9th 10th, 11th and 12th awards) Alumni Associations. The winners, their awards, and their future plans are as follows: 
 
12th award -- $900 -- Casey Bradigan -- Millersville University -- Psychology
11th award -- $1,200 -- Kristin Kozar -- Lock Haven University -- Athletic Training
10th award -- $1,500 -- Hannah Martin -- Kutztown University -- Human Kinetics
9th award -- $1,700 -- Cassidy Coveleski -- Lycoming College -- Chemistry
8th award --$1,900 -- Kasi Ristine -- West Chester University -- Music Education
7th award -- $2,000 -- Madeline Shappell -- Messiah College -- Broadcasting
6th award -- $2,000 -- Timothy Huxta -- Misericordia University -- Psychology
5th award -- $2,000 -- Dylan Dombroski -- Kutztown University -- Psychology
4th award -- $2,200 -- Blake Sandri -- Bloomsburg University -- Accounting
3rd award -- $2,500 -- Christina Coller -- Shippensburg University -- Forensic Psychology
2nd award -- $2,700 -- Patrick Erickson -- University of Pittsburgh. -- Pharmacy
1st award -- $3,000 -- Eric Shultz -- Penn State University -- Broadcast Journalism

2010 Awards

Irvin Liachowitz '42 presented the Alumni Scholarship Awards. 56 students signed up to take the tests and 52 took the exam.  The scholarships are for each of four years of college. Twelve awards were given ranging from $800 to $3000 from Coal Township (1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th & 7th awards) and Shamokin (2nd, 4th, 8th, 9th 10th, 11th & 12th awards) Alumni Associations.  The winners, their awards, and their future plans are as follows:

12th award - Courtney Cooper - $800 - Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Fashion Merchandising
11th award - Keesha Kline - $1100 - Bloomsburg University - Nursing
10th award - Brent Forbes - $1400 - Bucknell University - Biology
9th award - Joseph Wightman - $1600 - Bloomsburg University - Undecided
8th award - Samantha Ramp - $1800 - Penn State University - Sports Journalism
7th award - Ethan Farrow - $2000 - Kutztown University - Undecided
6th award - Michael Zielinskie - $2000 - LCCC/Bloomsburg - Commercial Art/Advertising
5th award - Renee Garrity - $2000 - Art Institute of Philadelphia - Photo/Media Arts
4th award - Gregory Valania - $2100 - Susquehanna University - Undecided
3rd award - Cody Shadle - $2500 - Keystone College - Information Technology
2nd award - Joshua Duckenmiller - $2600 - Susquehanna University - Music Ed/Voice
1st award - Mark Shultz $3000 - PSU - Undecided

2009 Awards

Irvin Liachowitz '42 stated that 52 students had signed up for the scholarship test but only 30 students actually took the exam. The scholarships are for each of four years of college. Fourteen awards were given ranging from $800 to $3000 from Coal Township (1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th awards) and Shamokin (2nd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th awards) Alumni Associations.  The winners, their awards, and their future plans are as follows:

14th award - Anthony Munson - $800.00 - Susquehanna University for Business
13th award - Scott Marcinek - $1100.00 - Susquehanna University for Business
12th award - Casey Henninger - $1400.00 - Susquehanna University for Music
11th award - Bryon Chowka - $1600.00 - Susquehanna University for Psychology
10th award - Courtney Conrad - $1800.00 - Susquehanna University for Pre-Dentistry with a focus in Biology
9th award - Erin Williams - $2000.00 - Penn State University for Pre-Med and Forensics
8th award - Paige McWilliams - $2000.00 - King's College to be a Physician's Assistant
7th award - David Bowers Jr. - $2000.00 - University of Pittsburgh for Physical Therapy
6th award - Sean Ciborowski - $2000.00 - Misericordia University for Physical Therapy and Psychology
5th award - Sarah Reed - $2000.00 - Bloomsburg University for Mathematics
4th award - William Bielski - $2100.00 - Luzerne Community College then transferring to Penn State University for Engineering
3rd award - Sarah Spock - $2500.00 - Carnegie Mellon and majoring in Electrical Engineering
2nd award - Nick Domanski - $2600.00 - West Chester University and majoring in Nursing
1st award - Julia Zakrzewski - $3000.00 - West Chester University and majoring in English

2008 Awards
Irvin Liachowitz '42 of the education trust committee announced the winners of the alumni scholarship testing. The scholarships are for each of four years of college. Fourteen awards were given ranging from $800 to $3000 from Coal Township (1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th awards) and Shamokin (2nd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th awards) Alumni Associations.  The winners, their awards, and their future plans are as follows:

14th award - Christine Sarah Fleming - $800 - Pharmacy, Wilkes University
13th award - Patrick John McDevitt - $1100 - Computer Forensics, Bloomsburg University
12th award - Kristalyn Amber Vetovich - $1400 - Education, Susquehanna University
11th award - Jordan Lee Haddock - $1600 - Physicians' Assistant, Kings College
10th award - Ardella Anne Dobson - $1800 - Music, Mansfield University
9th award - Caitlin Anne Teagle Coller - $2000 - Communications, LaSalle University
8th award - Zachary Alan Mayer - $2000 - Sports Administration, Lock Haven University
7th award - Daniel Joseph Latovich - $2000 - Landscape Architecture, Penn State Main
6th award - James Joseph Garrity - $2000 - Physics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
5th award - Eliza Susan Reed - $2000 - Pre-Physical Therapy, Bloomsburg University
4th award - Anna Maria Bogetti - $2100 - undecided, Penn State Schuylkill Haven campus
3rd award - Jesse Lee Swift - $2500 - undecided, LCCC and Bloomsburg University
2nd award - Matthew Alan Weikel - $2600 - Accounting, Susquehanna University
1st award - Nathan Dale Ford - $3000 - Visual Arts-Film, Penn State University

2007 Awards
Irvin Liachowitz '42 of the education trust committee announced the winners of the alumni scholarship testing. The scholarships are for each of four years of college. Fourteen awards were given ranging from $800 to $3000 from Coal Township (1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th awards) and Shamokin (2nd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th awards) Alumni Associations.  The winners, their awards, and their future plans are as follows:

14th award - Dale Haupt - $800 - pre-med, Shippensburg University
13th award - Adam Krushinskie - $1100 - political science/pre-law, Susquehanna University
12th award - Lauren Snyder - $1400 - nursing, Wilkes University
11th award - Kyrstin Shadle - $1600 - undeclared, Susquehanna University
10th award - Janessa Malett - $1800 - elementary education, Shippensburg University
9th award - Kelsey McAndrew - $2000
8th award - Melissa Brandau - $2000 - business, Susquehanna University
7th award - Frank Marcinek - $2000 - undecided, Susquehanna University
6th award - Briana Miller - $2000 - biology, Shippensburg University
5th award - Andrew Choffel - $2000 - environmental studies/marine biology, University of Maine at Machias
4th award - Sarah Schu - $2000 - journalism, Temple University
3rd award - Keziah Block - $2500 - special education, Kings College
2nd award - Jamie Shinskie - $2500 - science, Case Western University
1st award - Daniel Richardson - $3000 - mechanical engineer, Penn State University

2006 Awards

Irvin Liachowitz '42 of the education trust committee announced the winners of the alumni scholarship testing. The scholarships are for each of four years of college. Fourteen awards were given ranging from $600 to $2500 from Coal Township and Shamokin Alumni Associations.  Winners, their awards, and future plans are as follows: 
 
14th award - Trina Eby, $600, genetic engineering, Cedar Crest College
13th award - Katherine Hopta, $900, nuclear medicine technology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
12th award - Charles Long, $1200, psychology, Susquehanna University
11th award - Sarah Lucas, $1400, biology, Pennsylvania State University
10th award - Luther Haupt, $1600, forensic science, Pennsylvania State University
9th award - Kevin Forbes, $1800, zoology, Luzerne County Community College and Bloomsburg University
8th award - Corol Moore, $2000, nursing, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
7th award - Emily Hollick, $2000, marketing and advertising, Bloomsburg University
6th award - Sarah Hartman, $2000, English, Wilkes University
5th award - Paul Varano, $2000, pre-medical, Pennsylvania State University
4th award - Nicole Lawrence, $2300, broadcast journalism, Ithaca College
3rd award - Edward Albert III, $2500, administration, McCann School of Business
2nd award - Essie Reed, $2500, biology, Bloomsburg University
1st award - Nathan Schwalm, $2500, microbiology, Pennsylvania State University

2005 Awards

Irvin Liachowitz '42 of the education trust committee announced the winners of the alumni scholarship testing. The scholarships are for each of four years of college. Fourteen awards were given ranging from $600 to $2500 from Coal Township and Shamokin Alumni Associations. Coal Township gave the 8th, 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th, 2nd and 1st awards, Shamokin gave the 14th, 13th, 12th. 11th, 10th, 9th, and 3rd awards. Awards for these participants total $24,800 or $99,200 over a 4 year period. Winners, their awards, and future plans are as follows:

14th award - $600 Jeremy McIntrye, Shippensburg University
13th award - $900 Cassandra Elliot, n/p
12th award - $1200 Ryan Sassani, Penn State University
11th award - $1400 Jenelle Petrovich, Shippensburg University
10th award - $1600 Frank Varano, n/p
9th award - $1800 Kristin Schu, Syracuse University
8th award - $2000 Regina Yurkiewicz, Temple University
7th award - $2000 Kyle Gricoskie, Penn State University
6th award - $2000 Casey McNeil, Penn State University
5th award - $2000 Fritz Farrow, University of Richmond
4th award - $2000 Ryan Letcavage, Penn State University
3rd award - $2300 David Straub, Penn State University
2nd award - $2500 Rosanna Choffel, Allied Health Pittsburgh
1st award - $2500 Isaak Rutkowskie, Drexel University

2004 Awards
Irvin Liachowitz '42, member of the Educational Trust Fund Committee, introduced the scholarship winners. Coal Township Alumni Association gave 6 scholarship awards. These were the 9th,7th, 5th, 4th, 3rd and 1st awards. A total of 12 awards were presented ranging from $500 to $2500. The awards totaled $19100. These awards are given to students up to and including 4 years at an accredited school. Fifty-one students participated in the testing process. Awards were as follows:

12th award - $500 Amber Backes, Penn State Univ Communications
11th award - $800 Amber Poplaski, Eastern Univ Bus. Man. & Youth Min.
10th award - $1100 Amber Tomcavage, Bloomsburg Univ Nursing
9th award - $1300 Amber Gustaitus, West Chester Univ International Business
8th award - $1500 Steve Willis, Univ. of Pittsburg Pharmacy
7th award - $1500 Stephanie Shuey, Univ. of Pittsburg Pharmacy
6th award - $1700 Patrick Brennan, Bloomsburg Univ Chemistry
5th award - $2000 Joshua Latovich, Penn State Univ Aerospace Eng.
4th award - $2000 Darren Dusick, Lebanon Valley Col Mathematics
3rd award - $2000 Laura Backes, Susquehanna Univ Music Education
2nd award - $2200 Larry Wade, Susquehanna Univ undecided
1st award - $2500 Melinda Harris, Bucknell Univ Political Science

2003 Awards
Irvin Liachowitz '42, member of the Educational Trust Fund Committee, introduced the scholarship winners. Coal Township Alumni Association gave 5 scholarship awards. These were the 9th, 5th, 4th, 3rd and 1st awards. A total of 11 awards were presented ranging from $700 to $2,500. The awards totaled $17,700. These awards are given to students up to and including 4 years at an accredited school. Awards were as follows:

11th award - $700 - Mallory Fisher - Temple University -  Undecided/possibly Art
10th award - $1,000 - Heather Seik - Kutztown University - Undecided
9th award - $1,200 - Jenna Collier - Central Penn - Optometric Technology
8th award - $1,200 - Joseph Seroski  - Mansfield University - Communications
7th award - $1,400 - Matthew Bieda - Penn State University - Political Science
6th award - $1,600 - Dustin Martin - Muhlenburg University - Political Science
5th award - $2,000 - Anna Slavinsky - University of PA - Nursing
4th award - $2,000 - Ashley Miller - Bloomsburg University - Mathematics Education
3rd award - $2,000 - Derrick Haas - Drexel University - Chemical Engineering
2nd award - $2,100 - Matt Hesser - Bucknell University - Undecided
1st award - $2,500 - Eric Smith - West Chester - Mathematics Education 

2002 Awards
Irvin Liachowitz ‘42, member of the Educational Trust Fund Committee, introduced the scholarship winners. Coal Township Alumni Association gave 4 scholarship awards. These were the 9th, 4th, 3rd and 1st awards. A total of 12 awards were presented ranging from $500 to $2,500. The awards totaled $17,100. These awards are given to students up to and including 4 years at an accredited school. Awards were as follows:

12th award - $500 Christine Ziemba; Bloomsburg Univ.; Science Field
11th award - $500 Dolores Olszewskie; Millersville Univ.; Meteorology
10th award - $800 D.J. Venn; Penn State Univ.; undecided
9th award - $1,100 Adrian Hoffman; Penn College; Nursing
8th award - $1,200 Mike Stadnicki; Indiana Univ. of PA; Music Education
7th award - $1,300 Aubrey Derk; Bloomsburg Univ.; undecided
6th award - $1,500 Nathan Weidenhammer; Penn State Univ.; Bio-Engineering
5th award - $1,700 Chris Walters; Penn State Univ.; Music
4th award - $1,900 Josh Yoder; Penn State Univ.; undecided
3rd award - $2,000 Samantha Rarick; Penn State Univ.; Sports Medicine
2nd award - $2,100 Kelly Deklinski; Indiana Univ. of PA; Music Education
1st award - $2,500 Robert Yucha; Drexel Univ.; Bio-Medical Engineering

2001 Awards
Irvin Liachowitz '42, member of the Educational Trust Fund Committee, introduced this year's scholarship winners. Coal Township (CT) Alumni Association gave 4 scholarship awards. A total of 16 awards were presented ranging from $500 to $2500. The awards annual total was $19,500. Over a period of four years, the scholarships total $78,000. These awards are given to students up to and including 4 years at an accredited school. Awards were as follows:

16th award - $500 - Chris W Slanina will attend Penn Tech to study Graphic Design
15th award - $500 - Aaron M Walter will attend Schuylkill Business Institute of Technology to study Business and Internet
14th award - $500 - Chris Merok will attend Lycoming College to study Computer Science
13th award - $500 - Jeff Schu (not present) will attend Penn State
12th award - $500 - Kristen Mickel will attend Lebanon Valley College to study Psyco-Biology
11th award - $500 - Patrick Ryan will attend Penn State to study Bio-Engineering
10th award - $800 - William Wagner will American Music Academy in New York City
9th award - $1,100 (CT) - Joe Knapick will attend Lock Haven Univ to study Engineering
8th award - $1,300 - Justin Yancheski will attend ITT to study Computer Science
7th award - $1,400 - Tona Faust will attend Lebanon Valley College to study Music Business
6th award - $1,600 - Jon Hopta will attend Penn State to study Accounting and International Business
5th award - $1,800 - Ben Herman will attend Drexel Univ to study Biomedical Engineering
4th award - $1,900 (CT) - Vince Poplaski will attend Cornell Univ to study Economics
3rd award - $2,000 (CT) - Ron Manney will attend Lafayette to study Civil Engineering
2nd award - $,2200 - Chris Karnes will attend Juniata to study Zoology
1st award - $2,500 (CT) - Karen Cook will attend CedarCrest to study Political Science and Communications

2000 Awards

Irvin Liachowitz '42, member of the Educational Trust Fund Committe, introduced the scholarship winners. Coal Township Alumni Association gave 4 scholarship awards. A total of 15 awards were presented ranging from $500 to $2500. The awards totaled $19,000. These awards are given to students up to and including 4 years at an accredited school. Awards were as follows:

(tie for 14th award)
14th award - $500 Tiffany Ponatoski; Millersville University; Technology Education
14th award - $500 Benjamin Hoover; Bradly Academy; Graphic Design
13th award- $500 Cory Worgen; Reading Hospital; X-ray Technician
12th award - $500 Layla O'Showy; Xavier College; communications
11th award - $500 Eric Weaver; Gettysburg College; Computer Science
10th award - $800 Amanda Moraski; Penn State Univ.; biology
9th award - $1,100 Amy Smith; Lebanon Valley College; Biology
8th award - $1,300 Tiffany Zalinski - Haverford College- English
7th award - $1,400 Matt Hoffman - Lycoming College
6th award - $1,600 Jeremy Brosius - Susquehanna Univ. - Mathematics
5th award - $1,800 Samantha Rutkowski - Allentown College St. Francis deSalles - Nursing
4th award - $1,900 Dan Davies - Penn State University - Architecture
3rd award - $2,000 Mary Anne Brennan - Lebanon Valley College - Music
2nd award - $2,200 Robert Manning - Purdue - Aerospace Aeronautical Engineering
1st award - $2,500 Robert Hesser - Penn State University - Chemical Engineering

1999 Awards
Irvin Liachowitz ’42, member of the Educational Trust Fund Committee, introduced the scholarship winners at our May 1999 Alumni Banquet. A total of 77 students signed up for the exam and 61 took the exam. This was an exceptionally large turnout for the test. Coal Township Alumni Association gave 4 of the scholarship awards. A total of 13 awards were presented ranging from $500 to $2500. The awards totaled $18,400. These awards are given to students up to and including 4 years at an accredited school. Awards were as follows:

13th award - $500 Julie Rowe - Millersville University
12th award - $500 Jason Jeremiah - Penn State, Hazleton
11th award - $500 Josette Savidge - University of Science, Philadelphia
10th award - $800 Dennis Bonshock - Penn State, Hazleton
9th award - $1,100 Jill Bordell - Penn State (Coal Twp award bequest by Alvina Konopka Baker)
8th award - $1,200 Frank Varano III - Susquehanna University
7th award - $1,300 Jason Blusius - Steven’s Institute of Technology
6th award - $1,400 Melissa Merok - Wilkes University
5th award - $1,700 Alicia Bartol - Millersville University
4th award - $1,900 Kimberly Weikel - Shippensburg University (Coal Twp award bequest by Alvina Konopka Baker)
3rd award - $2,000 Randi Meridith - Antonelli Institute School of Commercial Arts (Coal Twp award)
2nd award - $2,100 Eric Yucha - Drexel University
1st award - $2,500 Carolyn Carey - Penn State (Coal Twp award Andrew Long Memorial) 

Award Winners prior to 1999
Below is listed past alumni association scholarship winners based upon the best information available on March 18th, 2006.  If any information needs corrected, please contact BOTH John Clutcher - web page (jclutcher@hotmail) and Jeff Clutcher - alumni registrar (jeff.clutcher@juno.com) to update this web page and registrar information.

1998 LAURA L. BAMFORD

1998 AMBER L. BUMBAUGH

1998 ADAM J. CAMPBELL

1998 REGINA M. CHESNEY

1998 SCOTT A. FOURA

1998 MICHAEL S. PALKO, JR.

1998 ROBERT J. PASCO

1998 RYAN M. PENSYL

1998 PAMELA J. PHEASANT

1998 KATHRYN L. SCHU

1998 RYAN D. SHEBELSKY

1998 BENJAMIN P. SODRICK

1997 JOLENE E. BRESSI

1997 FREDERICK C. BROSIUS, JR.

1997 JARED M. BURNS

1997 EDWARD W. DOBECK, III

1997 JASON C. GOLUMBFSKIE

1997 AMBER D. GUDIKUNST

1997 PAULA D. HENDERSON

1997 MICHAEL R. LADD

1997 RACHEL L. MEREDITH

1997 CHRISTOPHER L. SHAFFER

1997 STEPHEN V. STADNICKI

1996 AMBER L. AMATO

1996 LAURA M. COOPER

1996 ERIN M. DUSICK

1996 WILLIAM J. GOLUMBFSKIE

1996 KELLY A. HILE

1996 JEFFREY R. VALANIA

1996 DEANNA L. WEIDENHAMER

1996 ARTURO R. ZILLERUELO

1995 JUSTINE J. BORDELL

1995 TRICIA I. BRITTINGHAM

1995 SCOTT D. GONSAR

1995 GREGORY V. KLEBON

1995 JASON KRAMER

1995 JOSHUA R. MEROK

1994 COREY W. CULTON

1994 TALITHA I. HOLMAN

1994 STEPHEN A. MERTZ

1994 ERIC W. NOLL

1994 KIMBERLY A. SHERIFF

1994 BRADLEY C. STRUNK

1994 KIMBERLY A. WILK

1993 JEFFREY T. HODRICK

1993 MARA L. KOPITSKY

1993 RICHARD E. LONG, JR.

1993 JEREMY D. SECAUR

1993 BRIAN E. SHAFFER

1993 KRISTOPHER M. SMITH

1992 DAVID M. CRESS

1992 JON D. DESENBERG

1992 CHARLES W. FOULDS, III

1992 AARON J. GOLUMBFSKIE

1992 MATTHEW M. HAYES

1992 SCOTT O. MARTIN

1991 BRIAN A. CHOPLICK

1991 ERIC S. DAVIS

1991 CHRISTOPHER M. HODRICK

1991 HARRY F. JAMES, JR.

1991 SHANE A. NEARY

1991 GREGORY S. SECAUR

1990 MONICA M. FARROW

1990 KRISTIN A. GONSAR

1990 ALLISON A. LEWIS

1990 SHARLEEN G. PERALTA

1990 JENNIFER A. REED

1990 KAREN E. TOTER

1989 JENNIFER P. KASE

1989 TODD P. KERSTETTER

1989 DAVID M. KOPITSKY, JR.

1989 DAVID K. SHAFFER

1989 JOHN R. STEHR

1989 ANDREW J. TWIGGAR

1988 RONALD M. DIORIO

1988 REBECCA S. EVELAND

1988 TIMOTHY P. LYNCH

1988 RICHARD J. McCRACKEN

1988 J. CHRISTOPHER PERALTA

1988 CATHY A. TOBIAS

1987 CHARLES L. DIORIO

1987 LISA A. GROW

1987 TRACY L. KASEMAN

1987 COLLEEN KRAMER

1987 DENISE L. KULBACKI

1987 EDWARD V. TWIGGAR, III

1986 EILEEN M. BACKES CHILDS

1986 MARK T. EVELAND

1986 JEFFREY S. GROW

1986 NATHANIEL P. MARK

1986 TODD M. ORAVITZ

1986 AMANDA M. WILLIS

1985 BELINDA L. BECKER

1985 SHARIE L. MILLER

1985 DONALD W. MYERS, III

1985 REBECCA S. REBUCK

1985 DAVID LEE SNYDER

1985 JUDITH A. WILLIAMS

1984 SCOTT G. BRAMHALL

1984 DWAYNE A. BREINING

1984 ROBERT M. BURBA

1984 JOEL T. EVELAND

1984 JAMES F. GARRITY, JR.

1984 MICHAEL P. KOZAR

1984 MARK K. TREGO

1983 KEITH T. BRAMHALL

1983 JONATHAN C. DIORIO

1983 LORI A. NOLTER

1983 STEPHEN E. PANCOSKI

1983 LORRAINE R. STASSEL

1983 CRAIG J. ZACK

1982 HENRY R. CARL

1982 JAN R. DIORIO, JR.

1982 WILBERT R. ELLIOTT, JR.

1982 THOMAS KOTKOSKIE

1982 SUSAN E. McDONALD

1982 HOLLY J. MILLER

1982 CLEMENT J. PURCELL

1981 ROBERT L. BOGETTI

1981 MARGARET A. HACK

1981 DEBORAH L. MAUE

1981 BRENDA L. REICH

1981 DOUGLAS W. WEAVER

1981 LIN D. YOUNG

1980 JEAN M. CHAMBERLAIN

1980 FREDRICK A. HAAS

1980 LOIS A. KOTKOSKIE

1980 ANTHONY R. LESHINSKIE

1980 PATRICK R. MADDEN

1980 MARY B. METROCAVAGE

1980 BRENDA L. PIECHOWSKI

1979 SUSAN E. AURAND

1979 JULIE A. BARTHOLOMEW

1979 FRANK E. BROCK

1979 E. JEFFREY OSHINSKIE

1979 ALICE L. ROBATIN

1979 SCOTT C. VALONE

1979 LEE E. YOUNG

1978 PAMELA M. DICK

1978 TIMOTHY D. MARK

1978 BARBARA J. SHALOKA

1978 KATHLEEN A. SIMPSON

1978 DAVID L. STASSEL

1978 DANIEL Q. YEAGER

1977 DENISE B. CARL

1977 JOSEPH R. HERB

1977 JAMIE A. ROSSNOCK

1977 CHARLES J. WAYNE

1976 MADELENE G. BRADIGAN

1976 WILLIAM H. BROCK

1976 FREDRICK C. GEBERT

1976 WADE B. WALBURN

1975 DIANE B. CARL

1975 SARAH C. DONNELLY

1975 DOUGLAS C. PARKER

1975 MARIAN D. POPLASKI

1974 LORA M. DICK

1974 DANIEL J. O'DAY

1974 GEORGE L. SHALOKA

1974 JOSEPH M. WEIKEL

1973 DANIEL T. CURRAN

1973 DAVID A. FEINBERG

1973 JUDY SEIDEL

1973 ALAN K. STETLER

1972 CYNTHIA M. SWANK

1972 DANIEL C. TARR

1972 JERE L. WAGNER

1972 KAREN J. WEIKEL

1971 JEFFREY C. ALLWINE

1971 DEBORAH J. LONG

1971 KAREN A. MURPHY

1971 CHARLES T. RAVIS

1970 MICHAEL T. DANIELS

1970 CYNTHIA L. KLINGER

1970 KAY D. SHROYER

1970 EDWIN A. WAGNER, JR.

1969 SUSAN LIACHOWITZ

1969 LINDA M. REBUCK

1969 DARLENE A. TROXELL

1969 KAREN L. WIXSON

1968 LAWRENCE G. FEINBERG

1968 J. DOUGLAS LESHER

1968 H. ROBERT MATTIS

1968 KAREN L. PAUL

1967 BARRY W. DUCEMAN

1967 GEORGE A. GARANCOSKY

1967 RUSSELL C. GRIFFITHS

1967 JOSEPH A. ROCUSKIE

1966 THOMAS L. CLARK

1966 THOMAS A. SCHOCH

1966 GRETHEL J. VanDEVENDER

1966 BARBARA WEST

1965 JAMES R. ENGLISH, III

1965 WILLIAM R. MILLER

1965 NED W. POLAN

1964 KAREN A. DETWILER

1964 ROBERT S. FEINBERG

1964 JEAN E. SMITH

1963 JUDITH G. TWIGGAR

1963 YVONNE L. UNGER

1963 NANCY J. WHITLEY

1962 BARRY W. EVELAND

1962 STEPHANIE B. HEIM

1962 KATHLEEN M. KWARTEK

1961 HERBERT E. LENKER, JR.

1961 GEORGE R. THOMAS

1960 RICHARD L. BERNSTEIN

1960 MICHAEL E. STRICK

1959 ABE PRICE, JR.

1959 EDWARD V. TWIGGAR, II

1958 ROBERT H. HARRISON

1958 DOROTHY J. SHOMPER

1957 JAMES D. BONEY

1957 JOHN J. STRICK

1956 CAROL A. CULTON

1956 CAROL J. UNGER

1955 CYNTHIA E. POLINIAK

1955 BARBARA A. RHOADES

1955 KENNETH A. SWATT

1954 EDWARD C. SHAFFER

1954 SARAH L. TWIGGAR

1953 DOROTHY A. HUGHES

1952 FRANCIS P. PETROVICH

1951 CAROL ANN PRICE

1950 CLARENCE KERSTETTER REED

1949 J. ROBERT ZIMMERMAN

1948 ALEX J. PETROVICH

1947 MARIE B. MATTIS

1946 DOUGLAS H. SHAFFER

1945 JUNE L. LYTLE

1944 DOROTHEA R. DAVISON

1943 JEANNE F. SEVISON

1942 ROGER B. KNOWLES

1941 LOUISE E. ADAMS

1940 JOHN L. BALEGA

1939 FRED E. STOUT, JR.

1938 IDA J. WALCH

1937 G. EDWARD AUMAN

1936 HELEN L. SANDERS

1935 JOSEPH A. OLESS

1934 JOHN J. ALBERT

1933 ERMA E. SIGLIN

1932 WILLIAM J. FIDLER

1931 REBECCA HIRSH

1929 ROY R. KUEBLER, JR.

1928 RUTH E. SHROYER

1927 ALBERT D. WILLOW

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