Night at the Races is set

June 27th, 2015 1:20 am

First Posted: 1/13/2013

Night at the Races set

The Wyoming Area Drama Club Parent's association is holding their annual Nite at the Races on Jan. 26, at the West Wyoming Hose Company #1 on Shoemaker Avenue in West Wyoming. Doors open at 6 p.m. and post time is 7 p.m. Horses are $10 and include one free admission. They are available from any Drama Parent or by contacting Jen at 903-9450. Funds raised will benefit the Wyoming Area Drama Club and their spring production of Seussical.

New scholarships available

Wyoming Area High School is proud to announce the addition of seven new scholarships to its web site this year.

In the past four years 23 new scholarships have been added to the already generous list.

Through the generosity of families memorializing their loved ones, businesses, civic groups and individuals these new scholarships are available. Seniors and their parents are urged to visit the scholarship web site by going on and clicking on Guidance Department Scholarships to view all the scholarships available which include the seven new ones added this year.

Other important information regarding how to apply, to view the application which may be used for all the scholarships found on this web site, requirements for each scholarship and other important information is contained on this web site.

The seven new scholarships offered for the first time this year are:

• The Maureen McHugh Aritz Woman's Business Memorial Scholarship

• The Attorney Charles J. Giacometti Memorial Scholarship,

• The Stephanie Godri-Johnston Memorial Scholarship

• The Ryan Jones Memorial Scholarship

• The Joseph A. Miller Award

• The Lola & John Rindgen Memorial Scholarship

• The Russo Family Award.

Each of these new scholarships has been added to the website descriptions and they are ready for seniors to access and apply for.

There are awards for students joining the military (simply hand in your commitment papers to Mrs. Rabel for these awards) and for students and/or their parents involved in fire & rescue teams, ambulance, etc.; scholarships for students planning on attending trade, technical, 2 and 4 year colleges and universities. There are scholarships for students interested in majoring in environmental science, nursing, music, art, drama, science, technology, math, engineering, business, education: secondary and elementary, etc. There are scholarships for those involved in music and/or the arts. Many of the selection committees are focusing on community involvement; others are looking for students who have participated in athletics (to include cheerleading in some cases). There are separate scholarships for boys' basketball team senior members and wrestling team senior members. Some committees are looking for seniors who have overcome obstacles in their lives. There are also scholarships for those of Irish decent and for Key Club and Student Council members. The deadline for handing in completed applications to Mrs. Rabel in the guidance office is Wednesday, Feb. 13. The Scholarship Celebration will be held on Thursday May 23, in the high school cafeteria beginning at 5:30 p.m. Invitations will be issued in late April/early May.