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Four South Allegheny High School students won scholarships at the 71st annual Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair at the Carnegie Science Center last month. Five others won other awards, and one received an honorable mention.
Cheyanne Novich received Carlow University's Whalen Scholarship valued at $20,000. She also received two other awards from the event's sponsors.
Kelsey Joseph received a $10,000 scholarship to Penn State Greater Allegheny.
Carly Donnelly received a scholarship up to $5,000 to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and she also received a $4,000 Science Fair Scholarship to Saint Francis University. Carly also won three other awards.
Brooke Shearer received a $4,000 Science Fair Scholarship to Saint Francis University.
Nicole Campbell, Matt Attwood and Bob Pastore each received a sponsor award.
Ashley Whoolery won honorable mention in the Behavioral Science category.
• Eight students were honored for the "Highlander Pride Award" at Baldwin High School for achievement in school and in the community. They are seniors: Conor Corcoran, Garrett Lambert and Larry Wallace; juniors, Alexis Schaming and Erica Weimer; sophomores, Emma Bronder and Dorian Terry; freshman, Fitz Doyle.
• Jordan Thompson, a Waynesburg University senior, was on the air from 6 p.m. March 31 to 6 p.m. April 1 on WCYJ-FM to raise money for cancer research. The 24-hour broadcast was a fundraiser for the station's Mini-Relay for Life team.
Mr. Thompson, a communication major from Monessen, sacrificed sleep and relied on friends to bring him food to raise more than $1,000. His goal was $500.
• David Stiffey, a student at University of Pittsburgh Johnstown, received the Louis M. Ulery Award, which is presented for demonstrating outstanding ability in mathematical and computing sciences. Mr. Stiffey is the son of Kevin and Susan Stiffey, of Baldwin Borough,and a graduate of Baldwin High School. He is a mathematics major with a 3.91 overall GPA.
• Five Bethel Park High School students who are members of the school's FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) were medalists at the organization's state conference. Junior Bridget Lydon and sophomore Melissa Barnes earned the Gold Medal for their "Focus on Children--Latchkey Kids" project.
Juniors Rebecca Gales and Sara Tolmer won a Silver Medal for their "Driving and Cell phone Dangers" presentation.
Senior Teasa Smith-Perry brought home the Bronze Medal in the Culinary Cooking competition.
• Baldwin High School's team of Tyler Green, Bianca DiNardo, Jackie Sirc and Callie Corcoran are runner-up in the Euro Challenge Competition held at the University of Pittsburgh.
Baldwin will be one of two teams representing Pennsylvania in New York City at the end of this month for the semifinal and final rounds of the competition. The team will be competing against 19 schools from the eastern half of the country. The students have been working since December on their presentation about the European Union and Greece.
First Published April 22, 2010 5:51 am