Lilly Harris, daughter of Daniel and Ashley Harris of Cecil Township, won first place in the Elementary Division at the Arts & Chocolate Spectacular Show. The show featured top student artwork chosen from K-12 students by their teachers from Canon-McMillan, Chartiers Valley, Peters Township and Upper St. Clair school districts.
Greydon Tomkowitz, 18, of Bethel Park has earned Boy Scouts of America’s highest recognition, the Eagle Scout Award. Troop 4 recently honored him at a Court of Honor ceremony in LeGras Parish Center at St. Louise de Marillac Church. The son of Ed and Kerry Tomkowitz accumulated 39 Merit badges, thereby also earning Bronze, Gold and Silver Palm Awards that are presented only to young men who earn five, 10, 15 or more merit badges beyond those required to become an Eagle Scout. For his Eagle Scout project, Greydon led 36 volunteers in more than 212 service hours to upgrade facilities at Miracle League of South Hills. His efforts included planting shade trees around the baseball field’s perimeter, crafting shelving for the organization’s storage facility and building a rolling scoreboard. Greydon has been a long-time volunteer and junior board member at the Miracle League, which hosts a baseball league for children with special needs. A recent graduate of Bethel Park High School, Greydon served as editor in chief of the school’s newspaper; community service chair of National Honor Society; captain of the Mock Trial team; and lead in the fall play. He was also recognized as an Advanced Placement Scholar and was a top finalist in this year’s international DECA competition. In the fall, he will attend Penn State-University Park with a full scholarship.
The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) has completed its post-secondary scholarship cycle for 2018, awarding 78 scholarships totaling $218,250. These students, all from Peters Township High School, received the following scholarships: Benjamin Zeisloft received the $1,500 CHROME FCU/Ed Orisko Scholarship. He will major in finance at the University of Pennsylvania. Mila Shadel received $500 from the Dave Pew Memorial Scholarship Fund. She will study music performance at Duquesne University. Abigail Kita received a $1,000 Joseph P. Femiani Memorial Scholarship. She will study pre-pharmacy on the PharmD track at the University of Pittsburgh. Raymundo Arvizu-Guzman received $1,000 from the Ronald T. Miller II Scholarship Fund. He will study engineering at Pennsylvania State University. Matthias Campion, who studies nursing at Cedarville University, received $1,250 from the Washington County Visiting Nurses’ Association Scholarship Fund. Cumulatively, the Washington County Community Foundation has awarded more than $1,125,000 in post-secondary scholarships. To learn more about the WCCF’s scholarship opportunities, visit www.wccf.net.