WILKES-BARRE — Elizabeth Scialpi, a first-year student at King’s College, was recently named the recipient of the Colleen Shea Scholarship in memory of Colleen Shea, a Pittston native and 1995 graduate of King’s College who died in a 2001 automobile accident.
The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate of Pittston Area High School to be used toward the student’s first-year King’s tuition. Each year, the Shea Foundation donates $2,500 to King’s and the college matches the amount.
Scialpi, of Hughestown, is the scholarship’s second recipient. The daughter of Ken and Tracey Scialip, she graduated from Pittston Area in May and is currently a first-year medical studies major.
She was a member of the National Honor Society, secretary of her class and president of the Key Club her junior and senior years, co-leader of the Pep Squad, sergeant-at-arms of Student Council and vice president of the Zero Conflict Club. She was also a member of the track and field and swimming teams and was a cheerleader.