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Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund - 2017 Recipients
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Jerrad Bartczak–$5,000–Air Force

Jerrad Bartczak 2017 Military Commanders Scholarship Fund Recipient

Whitesboro High School, Marcy, NY
Marywood University, Scranton, PA – Information Security
Activities, Interests, Honors:
Varsity Track and Field, Soccer, NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete, National Honor Society, Church Eucharistic Minister, Technology Club, Rotary Club

 

Brittney Beck–$5,000–Army

Brittney Beck 2017 Military Commanders Scholarship Fund Recipient

Greenbrier High School, Greenbrier, AR
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR – Agriculture Education
Activities, interests, honors:
Honor Roll, FFA, 4-H, FBLA, Beta Club

 

Kevin Dunning–$5,000–Army

Kevin Dunning 2017 Military Commanders Scholarship Fund Recipient

Cape Fear High School, Fayetteville, NC
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC – Crop Biotechnology
Activities, interests, honors:
Regional Environmental Competition, Key Club, Lacrosse Team

 

Irene Halferty–$5,000–Marine Corps

Irene Halferty 2017 Military Commanders Scholarship Fund Recipient

Daegu High School, APO, AP
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC – Biology
Activities, interests, honors:
Student Council, National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Varsity Tennis, Varsity Winter Cheer, Varsity Girls Soccer, Red Cross Volunteer, Yearbook

 

Kelsy Henley–$5,000–Navy

Kelsey Henley 2017 Military Commanders Scholarship Fund Recipient

Smithfield High School, Smithfield, VA
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA – Biology
Activities, interests, honors:
Marching Band, National BETA Club, National Honor Society, MU Alpha Theta, New Horizons Govenor School for Science & Technology, Govenor’s Early College Scholor, Chorus 1st Soprano, Society of Torch & Laurel, After School Tutor, Relay for Life Volunteer, Guitar Club, Hospital Jr. Volunteer, Ignition Mentor

Jessica Kingsley–$5,000–Coast Guard

Jessica Kingley 2017 Military Commanders Scholarship Fund Recipient

Merritt Island Christian School, Merritt Island, FL
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL – Mathematics
Activities, interests, honors:
USAV Beach Volleyball Player, DAR Good Citizen Award Recipient, Math Tutor, Student Youth Leader, Superintendent’s Leadership Team Member, School Mascot, National Honor Society

 

Joseph Koffel–$5,000–Marine Corps

Joseph Koffel 2017 Military Commanders Scholarship Fund Recipient

Republic Senior High School, Republic, WA
Western Washingtion University, Bellingham, WA – Communications
Activities, interests, honors:
Champion: Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Dramatic Interpretation Forensics Competition, Eagle Scout, RHS Football, Andy Lawson 4-H Memorial Award for Mentoring, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Youth Leadership Initiative Trainer

Alexandra McDonough–$5,000–Army

Alexandra McDonough 2017 Military Commanders Scholarship Fund Recipient

Alabama School of Math and Science, Mobile, AL
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL – Psychology
Activities, interests, honors:
Varsity Tennis Team, School Jazz and Garage Bands, Lino & Woodblock Prints at School Art Studio

 

Charles Monk–$5,000–Air Force

Charles Monk 2017 Military Commanders Scholarship Fund

John Jay Science and Engineering Academy, San Antonio, TX
Norwich University, Northfield, VT – Mechanical Engineering
Activities, interests, honors:
JROTC, Armed Varsity Drill Team, Kitty Hawk Air Society, National High School Drill Team Competition

 

Griffin O’Brien–$5,000–Coast Guard

Griffin O'Brien 2017 Military Commander Scholarship Fund Recipient

Orchard Park High School, Orchard Park, NY
Canisius College, Buffalo, NY – Accounting
Activities, interests, honors:
Varsity Soccer, Varsity Hockey, Varsity Lacross, National Honor Society, Orchard Park Pride (Chamber Recognition), Academy of Finance, Scholar Athlete Honorable Mention

 

Samantha Pappas–$5,000–Marine Corps

Samantha Pappas 2017 Military Commanders Scholarship Fund Recipient

Sherwood Christian Academy, Albany, GA
Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA – Exercise Science
Activities, interests, honors:
National Honor Society, Track Cross Country, Honor Roll, Student Council, ACSI Distinguished Student Award

 

Emily Pugh–$5,000–Navy

Emily Pugh 2019 Military Commanders Scholarship Fund Recipient

Bob Jones High School, Madison, AL
Auburn University, Auburn, AL – Nursing
Activities, interests, honors:

National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Tri-M Music Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, AL Music Association for Piano

 

Laura Pugh–$5,000–Navy

Laura Pugh Military Commanders Scholarship Fund Recipient

Bob Jones High School, Madison, AL
Auburn University, Auburn, AL – Systems Engineering
Activities, interests, honors:
National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Huntsville Youth Orchestra, AL All-State Band, AL All-State Orchestra, Student Ambassador

 

Emma Shepherd–$5,000–Air Force

Emma Shepherd 2017 Military Commanders Scholarship Fund Recipient

Legacy High School, North Las Vegas, NV
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT – Special Education
Activities, interests, honors:
Student Council, Nevada Student Council Conference, Valedictorian, Varsity Tennis

 

Leeanne Wilson–$5,000–Coast Guard

Leeanne Wilson 2017 Military Commanders Scholarship Fund Recipient

Carnegie High School, Carnegie, OK
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK – Journalism
Activities, interests, honors:
State Conference – HOSA, State Conference – TSA, Superintendent’s Honor Roll, Animal Shelter Volunteer, Elder Care Home Volunteer

 

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