Since its inception in 1921 Hazleton Rotary has been developing the  “ways and means” to provide services for the Greater Hazleton Community. One of the ways they have done this is the awarding of Hazleton Rotary Memorial Scholarships. The first for $1,000 was given to one student in 1989. This year, as part of the club’s Centennial celebration,  three area students will be receiving scholarships for a total of $18,000 for four years, as  the Centennial Project for May, 2021.
“We are pleased to announce the following students have been selected as the Hazleton Rotary Club Memorial Scholarship winners for 2021.” says project chair Dr. John Madden. 
“Darren Zheng will receive a scholarship of $2000 per year for a total of $8,000 for four years. Ashley Sabia and Louis DeAngelo will each receive a scholarship valued at $1250 per year for a total of $5000 for four years.” Madden continues.
Darren will graduate from MMI Preparatory School and is the son of Hongzhi and De Xiao Zheng.  He plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania with an intended course of study in Pure Mathematics & Physics ultimately obtaining a PhD in Mathematics.
Darren has been employed at China Garden, his parent’s restaurant, for four years.  As a first generation American, he will be the first in his family to graduate high school, enroll and graduate from college.
The daughter of Sharon and Mike Sabia, Ashley will be graduating from Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences.  
Ashley, who resides in Drums, has been employed by Edgewood by Sand Springs for two years and Sleepy Hollow Ice Cream for one year.  Her intended course of study is Biology-Premed Track, and she ultimately hopes to obtain a Doctor of Medicine. She will continue her studies at University of Pittsburgh Honors College.
Louis DeAngelo, MMI Preparatory School, is the son of  Grete Floryshak and Louis DeAngelo and resides in Sugarloaf.  He will attend Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University and focus on Engineering as an intended course of study.
Project Chair Madden comments,  “Our scholarship recipients are to be congratulated on all their wonderful achievements and we are happy to offer them this fantastic opportunity to further their education”.