MLCC 2017 Student of the Month

February 2017 Student of the Month

January 2017 Student of the MonthThe Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce wishes to congratulate Kace Shearer from Clifford N. Pritts Elementary School for being the recipient of the February 2017 Student of the Month Award, presented by: Ridgeline Heating & Cooling, Inc..

Photo from left to right: Mrs. Kris Enberg – MLCC Executive Director, Mr. John Kimmell of Ridgeline Heating & Cooling, Inc. – Sponsor, Kase Shearer – Student, Mrs. Crystal Firestone – Teacher, and Mrs. Nicole Shearer – Mother.


January 2017 Student of the Month

January 2017 Student of the MonthThe Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce wishes to congratulate Brooke Anderson, 6th grade student from Donegal Elementary School for being the recipient of the January 2017 Student of the Month Award, presented by: Hazelbaker’s Boat & Bike Rentals.

Photo from left to right: Mr. Don Hasch of Hazelbaker’s Boat & Bike Rentals – Sponsor, Brooke Anderson- Student, Mr. & Mrs. Josh & Deanna Whipkey – Parents, Mrs. Katie Miller – Teacher and Mrs. Kris Enberg – MLCC Executive Director.


 Scholarships

Eleanor G. Morris Community Service Scholarship

The Eleanor G. Morris Community Service Scholarship was conceived in 2006 by the Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce (MLCC). The program honors the legacy of community service left by Dr. Morris in the more than 50 years she was a part of the community. Funding for the Scholarship program is provided through contributions from friends of Dr. Morris, community residents and local businesses. From its inception through 2014 awards, the MLCC sponsored this program; however, effective January 2015 Eleanor G. Morris Community Service Scholarships will be offered under the sponsorship of a new nonprofit entity, the Mountain Laurel Community Support Organization (MLCSO). Those who managed the program previously as members of the Scholarship Committee will continue its guidance as the Board of Directors of the MLCSO. Information requests about the program should be directed to Marty Hinebaugh, MLSCO President at 724-593-2703 or mnathh@lhtot. com. Scholarship recipients are selected from graduating seniors who will be attending some form of higher education. Students who live in the Springfield, Saltlick, Donegal and Cook Twp. areas are eligible to apply. In March applications are made available in the guidance offices of all high schools serving the eligible areas. Applications must be returned to the appropriate location by April 1. Applications are carefully evaluated using a student’s community service record as the primary criteria and awards are made on a competitive basis in May. Thus far, 34 scholarships, each with a value of at least $1,000, have been awarded. The first went to Rachel Poole in 2007. In 2008 scholarships went to Dana Edmunds and Elizabeth Sparks. These students were selected in 2009: Joel McKlveen, Lauren Boczar, and Danielle Thomas. Students who received 2010 award were: Jerry Cramer Jr, Jacob Hauger, Emily Pompelia. The 2011 scholarship winners were: Julie Kiser, Ethan Knopsnider, Andrew Sparks and Jennifer Weyandt. In 2012 these students were selected: Janelle Craig and Lauren Nath. These students received awards in 2013: Ellen Brady, Brittany and Megan Crowley, Alyssa Fratto. 2014 awards were issued to these students: Marian Chearney, Jenna Collins, Brittany Craig, Rachel Shepler, William Culver, Gina McKlveen, Rachel Miller, Amanda Ross, Mandy Sinsley, and Rachel Wallace. These five students received $1,500 awards in 2015: Kelsi Burkholder, Alysia Cramer, Alex Knopsnider, Adam Patula, and Ally Ramsey.