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EHS seniors collect more than $1.2M
Ephrata High School Principal Joane Eby announced at last Wednesday’s senior awards assembly that students were awarded a staggering $1,255,152 in scholarships.
She said on Tuesday that the total is actually still growing, as at least one other academic scholarship to an institution of higher learning has come in since then.
As has been the case since 1965, the J. Harry Hibshman Scholarship Fund provided a huge chunk of the total money earned. This year, 96 students earned $940,000 in scholarship money from the trust of the former Ephrata National Bank president. Since the scholarship was established here 47 years ago, more than $20 million has been awarded.
Here are the awards presented last Wednesday:
?Dr. Edward Gambler presented the Henry M. Kenn Education Scholarship of $1,500 per year for four years, sponsored by Ephrata Area Education Association , to Caitlin J. Zimmerman.
?Gambler presented the Allen H. Hammon Technology Grant of $500, sponsored by the Ephrata Area Education Association, to Jesse W. Rohrer.
?Tommy Long, athletic director, presented two Fackler-Hower Sportsmanship Award Medals, sponsored by District III PIAA, to Melynda E. Beam and Jeremy M. Franck.
?Long presented the LL League Football Official’s Sportsmanship Scholarship of $1,000, sponsored by the LL League Football Officials, to Jeremy M. Franck.
?Mr. and Mrs. Roy Noreyazdan presented four Omeed Nooreyazdan Memorial Scholarships of $500 to Jeremick Agudelo, Amanda M. Bowers, Jeremy M. Franck and Binh C. Huynh.
?Adrian and Kira Shelley presented the Kirsten Beth Shelley Memorial Athletic Scholarship of $400 to Jeremy M. Franck.
?Kent Grimes presented the Lloyd S. Gerhart Memorial Community Service Award of $500 to Kaitlyn M. Tothero.
?Jill Shober Hilt presented the Friends of Eberbach-Eberbach Committee Award of $400 to Karly M. Soldner.
?Suzanne Leed presented the Susquehanna Bank Business Achievement Award of $200 to Jeremy M. Franck.
?Susan Ribbeck presented the Theodore R. Sprecher Music Scholarship of $1,000 to Mitchell C. Sensenig.
?Barry and Lorna Ravegum presented the Jill D. Ravegum Art Memorial Scholarship of $650 to Deborah D. Martin.
?William Barnett presented the Thomas S. Stauffer Memorial Scholarship of $400 to Jeremy M. Franck.
?David Peck presented two Ephrata Rotary Club scholarships of $1,000 to Jeremy M. Franck and Carlie F. Waller.
?Brad Lauderman presented the Ephrata Lions Club Community Service Award of $500 to Karissa L. Martin.
?Ken Grove, assistant principal, presented the Jason "Jules" Hiester Memorial Scholarship of $2002 to Jeremy M. Franck.
?Al Ramer, Jess Chinchock and Jeremy Bischoff presented two Jostens Publishing and Printing Awards–Photography Editor-In-Chief of $100 and a plaque to Andrew D. Putt and Kevin Trinh.
?Cindy Gensemer and Carolyn Houck presented two Amvets Post 136 Auxiliary scholarships of $250 to April L. Barnum and Stephanie Vargas.
?Molly and Larry Sollenberger presented the Kate Sollenberger Memorial FFA Award of $500 to Amanda M. Bowers.
?Susan Summers-Steffy presented two Ladies Auxiliary Cloister Post 429 awards of $500, sponsored by Ephrata Area Student Services, to Conner P. Land and Carlie F. Waller.
?Marge Hornberger and Glen Beiler presented the Ephrata Area Republican Committee Scholarship of $1,000 to Conner P. Land and Olivia L. Pfautz.
?An Army representative presented two U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Awards certificates to Kylee P. Parsons and Tyler S. Sensenig.
?Staff Sergeant King, U.S. Marine Corps, presented two U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Awards certificates to Timothy M. Murrary and Rachel H. Stauffer.
?Staff Sgt. King presented two U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Awards, music certificates, to Emily L. Epler and Mitchell C. Sensenig.
?Staff Sgt. King presented two U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence awards certificates to Sophia H. Fast and Kevin Trinh.
?Melissa Kitch presented the Smoker & Co. CPA’s Outstanding Accounting Student Award of $200 to Jeffery L. Halligan.
?William Barnett presented the Noah F. Glatfelter Scholarship of $300 to Kyle R. DeHaven.
?Dr. Albert K. Rogers presented The Eicher Arts Center Award of $500 to Abigail Miles.
?Andrew H. Fasnacht presented two Ephrata Review Awards for Excellence in Journalism of $150 Savings Bonds to Sophia H. Fast and Abigail Miles.
?Dorothy Love and Carol Stark presented the Ephrata Area Sertoma Club scholarship of $600 to Amanda M. Bowers.
?Jan Smith presented the EHS Theatre Booster Club Scholarship of $500 to Abigail Miles.
?Bonnie Ranck presented the Lancaster County Farm and Home Foundation Scholarship of $1,000 to Amanda M. Bowers.
?Kristin Holst presented the Angie Reich Memorial Band Award of $250 to Conner P. Land.
?Jody Ream and Nick Ream presented five Coach Mike Ream Memorial Scholarships of $500 to Tucker A. Keefer, Natan A. Muckle, Brian D. Neff, Alexander J. Pstrak and Corey L. Shirk.
?Kristin Holst , assistant principal, presented two Pennsylvania Senate Good Citizenship Award Certificates, sponsored by the 2 36th Senatorial District, to Karissa L. Martin and David L. Marchino.
?Thomas Himmelsbach presented the Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Product Science & Technology Scholarship of $1,000 to Kevin Trinh.
?Thomas Gosling presented five Amanda Baum Scholarship s of $3,500, sponsored by the Gockley Scholarship Foundation, to Amanda M. Bowers, Mariah N. Hatt, Rahul Singh, Pritipal S. Sohal and Trevor D. Zimmerman.
?Joane Eby, principal, presented the Principal’s Leadership Award Certificate, sponsored by the Principal’s Association, to Kevin Trinh.
?Rick Huck presented the Art Award for Sculpture Excellence to Christine Doratt.
?Rick Huck, art teacher, presented the Art Award for Design Excellence to Deborah Martin.
?Huck presented the Art Honors Award of $100 to Julie Siegrist.
?Huck presented the Art Award for Painting Excellence to Keren Luecke.
?Huck presented the Art Award for Drawing Excellence to Rochelle Groff.
?Elaine Gaston presented the Business Education Award of $200, sponsored by J. Carl Weidman Accounting, to Connor P. Land.
?Gaston presented the Business Education Award of $200, sponsored by Windstream Communications, to Derek Horst.
?Gaston presented the Business Education Scholarship of $500, sponsored by The Shopping News , to Jeffrey L. Halligan.
?Gaston presented five Business Education Awards of $75, sponsored by Marion Stewart Business Recognition, to Ryan J. Brubaker, Tucker A. Keefer, Paying Moua, Brian D. Neff and Kurt M. Roth.
?Cheryl Fritz presented the Language Art Journal & Pen LA Writing Awardto Arielle Roth.
?Fritz presented the Language Art Journal & Pen Department Award to David Marchino.
?Fritz presented the Language Art Certificate Public Speaking Award to Ethan Hartranft.
?Deb McKonly presented the Mathematics Cross Pen Mathematics Achievement Award to Arielle Roth.
?Deb Sharp presented the Health and Physical Education Award of $50 and Certificate for Excellence in Physical Education to Alex Genesmer.
?Josh Haupt, Dale Fillmore, Jessica Chinchock and Marion Lesagonicz presented the Science Engraved Travel Mug for Outstanding Science Achievement to Amanda M. Bowers.
?They also presented the Science Engraved Travel Mug for Excellence in Physics to Arielle Roth.
?The Science Certificate for Chemistry Achievement was presented to Juan S. Alvarez.
?The Science Certificate & Engraved Travel Mug American Chemical Society Award went to Juan S. Alvarez.
?Josh Haupt presented the Science Engraved Travel Mug for Biology Achievement to Taylor Ream.
?Larry Hagen presented The Phillipp P. Muth Excellence in Social Studies award of $1,000 to Emily L. Epler.
?Hagen presented two social studies awards of $1,000 for economics to Ethan Hartranft and Trevor Zimmerman.
?Hagen presented the social studies award of one-year family membership, publications and certificate, sponsored by Lancaster County Historical Society, to Macy Smith.
?Sue Steffy presented seven Student Services Awards of $50 to Christina Bowman, Nick Bowman, Nicole Boyer, Brock Haller, Mitch Heffner, Amanda Miller and John Supulski.
?Jeremy Bischoff presented the Technology Education $50 gift certificate and plaque, sponsored by the Technology Education Department, to Karly Soldner.
?Bonnie Strohl presented the World Languages, German Books and Medal for German Outstanding Student to Irena Riley.
?Strohl presented the World Languages Gift Card, sponsored by Dr. Mara Anderson, to Irena Riley.
?Strohl presented the World Languages, Spanish Books and Medal for Spanish Outstanding Student to Sophia Fast.
?The Ephrata Masonic Lodge Scholarship of $1,000 was presented to Jeremick Agudelo.
?The Pennsylvania Masonic Lodge W. Frank Bolster Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 was presented to Conner P. Land.
?Garth Sprecher presented the William F. Brossman Family Charitable Trust Scholarship, of $3,000 per year for up to four years, to the following students: Sophia H. Fast, Jeremy M. Franck, Ethan G. Hartranft, Noah Hippensteel, Jonathan P. Husson, Anna L. Martin, Olivia L. Pfautz, Taylor M. Ream, Arielle C. Roth, Danielle L. Sauder, Kyle P. Smith, Macy M. Smith, Karley M. Soldner, Kevin Trinh and Amy L. Weaver.
?William Barnett presented The Gertrude and Clarence Mellinger Scholarship of $1,250 per year for up to four years, sponsored by Ephrata National Bank, to the following students: Sophia H. Fast, David L. Marchino, Anna L. Martin, Taylor M. Ream, Macy M. Smith, Karly M. Soldner, Kevin Trinh and Amy L. Weaver.
?Barnett presented the Alfred Wolf Foundation For Education Scholarship of $500 per year for up to four years, sponsored by Ephrata National Bank, to the following students: Ethan Hartranft, Olivia L. Pfautz, Taylor M. Ream, Karly M. Soldner, Natasha M. Trout and Amy L. Weaver.
?Aaron L. Groff Jr. presented the J. Harry Hibshman Scholarship to 93 Ephrata High School students. This year’s Hibshman awards totaled $940,000, and to this date $20,257,000 has been awarded to students at EHS. Recipients of the $2,500 per year award for four years, sponsored by the Ephrata National Bank, included: Jeremick Agudelo, Kathryn R. Albright, Melynda E. Beam, Stephanie M. Bebko, Amber R. Bodine, Amanda M. Bowers, Ryan J. Brubaker, Andrew L. Burkholder, Shane M. Cochran, Kyle R. DeHaven, Christine M. Doratt, Katelyn J. Dundore, Leah N. Engle, Emily L. Epler, Jennifer N. Evans, Sophia H. Fast, Quinten T. Felak, Erica J. Fox, Jeremy M. Franck, Joshua M. Frey, Emily L. Funk, Jeff L. Halligan, Susannah M. Hartlove, Ethan G. Hartranft, Mariah N. Hatt,Harry P. Heinbaugh, Laura K. Hepp, Noah Hippensteel, Todd B. Hirst, Taylor K. Hoefner, Derek T. Horst, Jessica L. Hostetter, Jonathan P. Husson, Binh C. Huynh, Tucker A. Keefer, Logan G. Kopp, Chad E. Lammer, Michael R. Lammer, Conner P. Land, Keren J. Luecke, David L. Marchino, Taylor L. Marshall, Anna L. Martin, Deborah D. Martin, Karissa L. Martin, Kelsey L. Martin, Parke M. Martin, Kayla I. Mellinger, Micah N. Mercer, Abigail E. Miles, Nathan A. Muckle, Brian D. Neff, Lauren E. Overly, Kylee P. Parsons, Yelena Patrushev, Benjamin M. Pauley, Olivia L. Pfautz, Alex J. Pstrak, Andrew D. Putt, Taylor M. Ream, Irena Riley, Alcides K. Rios, Arielle C. Roth, Micki E. Roth, Alyson L. Ryan, Danielle L. Sauder, Ryan W. Schwark, Joseph E. Sellers IV, Mitchell C. Sensenig, Tyler S. Sensenig, Alexandria M. Shewell, Michael J. Sinyagin, Rahul Singh, Kyle P. Smith, Macy M. Smith, Pritpal S. Sohal, Karly Soldner, Rachel H. Stauffer, Alex C. Thompson, Kaitlyn M. Tothero, Kevin Trinh, Natasha M. Trout, Lue Vang, Amy L. Weaver, Courtney A. Weaver, Evan K. Weaver, Michaela P. Werner, Brittany L. Wiker, Diana V. Yermolov, Andrew S. Zimmerman, Caitlin J. Zimmerman, Trevor D. Zimmerman and Lindsay C. Zwally.
Carlie F. Waller received the J. Harry Hibshman Scholarship award for two years, and Jesse W. Rohrer and Gabrielle A. Steffy received the scholarship for one year.