As part of the celebration of the Hazleton Rotary’s centennial year, an area student has been awarded the 2021 Hazleton Rotary Technical Scholarship for $1,000.  According to President Donna Barna, “Hazleton Rotary’s intent is to complete at least one centennial project per month, April-December, 2021 to continue the club’s goal of “Service Above Self”.  In April, we completed a Veteran’s Luncheon project and May is the awarding of one technical and three Rotary Memorial Scholarships.’
“We are pleased to announce that, Austin Fagan, 2021 Hazleton Area Career  Center graduate, has been selected as the Hazleton Rotary Technical Scholarship winner” reports project chair Dr. John Madden. 
He is a part time employee of Floral Array and he will be returning to his fifth year of employment at Burgers Farm Market this summer and fall.  While working  at the farm, he also plans to take several English and Math courses in the summer and fall semesters at LCCC and then plans to transfer to Pen-Tech to begin classes for Heavy Equipment Operator & Repair in January, 2022.
Austin wrote, “I am honored to have received the Hazleton Rotary Technical Scholarship 2021.  It will help me financially achieve my goal to become a heavy equipment operator.  I am hoping that it will enable me to find  the job that will keep me in the area where I want to stay and live my life.”