The Rotary Club of Hazleton is proud to announce that Kyra Schell, middle, Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences and Brendan Drusda, pictured at top, and Sarah Moyer, bottom, MMI Preparatory School have been selected as the recipients of the club’s Annual Scholarship Award. The scholarship awarded to each student will have a total value of four thousand ($4,000.00) to be disbursed $1,000.00 per year for a maximum of four years.
Sarah is the daughter of Susan and Robert Moyer and hopes to obtain a Bachelor of ...Science degree in Chemistry at Elizabethtown College.
“I am very grateful to the Hazleton Rotary Club for this generous scholarship and I am honored to receive it. This scholarship will aid me greatly in my college and career life which I hope will allow me to give back to my community in the future. Thank you so much!” Sarah explains.
The daughter of Mary and Duane Schell, Kyra resides in Drums and has been attending schools in the Hazleton Area School District since kindergarten. She has been employed at Olympia Sports Hazleton since August 2014.
She will major in Chemical Engineering at Villanova University.
Kyra says, “I am very honored to receive the Rotary Scholarship. Next year I will be attending Villanova University, where the motto is “Ignite Change”. Through the generosity of the Rotary Club, an organization that has brought positive change to the Hazleton area, I hope to ignite change in all of my future endeavors. This scholarship brings me one step close to achieving all of my goals and I could not be more grateful.”
Brendan, son of Linda and Jeffrey Drusda intends to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been an employee of 7th Level Technologies for 1 ½ years.
“It is an honor to be one of the lucky few to receive the Rotary Scholarship. I can’t stress enough how meaningful this award is to me.” explains Brendan. “My brother is in his sophomore year of college and although my parents are helping us pay for our secondary education, it is difficult to completely cover the costs. However, with the money granted by the Hazleton Rotary, I should be able to attend the University of Pittsburgh for the next four years and find myself in a manageable financial position upon graduating.”