Wyoming Area holds seventh annual scholarship celebration May 26

For Sunday Dispatch | May 28th, 2016 5:05 am

EXETER — Wyoming Area School District held its seventh annual scholarship celebration Thursday May 26 in the high school cafeteria.

More than 825 applications have been processed for this year’s awards, and more than $100,000 will be awarded to graduating seniors chosen by various scholarship selection committees. Criteria for these scholarships are set by the donors who also select their individual recipients.

There were 12 new scholarship/awards this year. To date, 49 new scholarships have been added to those that existed when this program was developed in 2009. The first celebration was held in May 2010.

Nicole Hollister, 18, and her dad Ken, of West Wyoming, look at a program before the start of the annual Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration on Thursday, May 26.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_psd052916scholarship-7.jpgNicole Hollister, 18, and her dad Ken, of West Wyoming, look at a program before the start of the annual Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration on Thursday, May 26. Amanda Hrycyna | For Sunday Dispatch
Ashley Crispell, 18, of Falls, has a laugh before receiving a scholarship at the Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration on Thursday, May 26 in Exeter.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_psd052916scholarship-8.jpgAshley Crispell, 18, of Falls, has a laugh before receiving a scholarship at the Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration on Thursday, May 26 in Exeter. Amanda Hrycyna | For Sunday Dispatch
Awards sit on a table prior to the start of the annual Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration on Thursday, May 26 in Exeter.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_psd052916scholarship-6.jpgAwards sit on a table prior to the start of the annual Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration on Thursday, May 26 in Exeter. Amanda Hrycyna | For Sunday Dispatch
Ben Klaproth, 16, of West Pittston, gets ready for the flag-raising ceremony at the Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration on Thursday, May 26 in Exeter.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_psd052916scholarship-10.jpgBen Klaproth, 16, of West Pittston, gets ready for the flag-raising ceremony at the Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration on Thursday, May 26 in Exeter. Amanda Hrycyna | For Sunday Dispatch
Ken Hollister, a Wyoming Area music sponsor, poses with Kelly Clarke, 18, of West Wyoming, holding her national choral award while Saundra Colwell, of West Pittston, takes a photo at the Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration on Thursday, May 26 in Exeter.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_psd052916scholarship-5.jpgKen Hollister, a Wyoming Area music sponsor, poses with Kelly Clarke, 18, of West Wyoming, holding her national choral award while Saundra Colwell, of West Pittston, takes a photo at the Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration on Thursday, May 26 in Exeter. Amanda Hrycyna | For Sunday Dispatch
Mitchell DeAngelo, 17, of Exeter looks at some photos with Natasha Tullo, 18, of Pittston before the start of the ceremony at the Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration on Thursday, May 26 in Exeter.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_psd052916scholarship-9.jpgMitchell DeAngelo, 17, of Exeter looks at some photos with Natasha Tullo, 18, of Pittston before the start of the ceremony at the Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration on Thursday, May 26 in Exeter. Amanda Hrycyna | For Sunday Dispatch
Matthew, 17, and Patrick Nelson, 15, of West Pittston, look at programs before the start of the awards at the Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration on Thursday, May 26 in Exeter.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_psd052916scholarship-2.jpgMatthew, 17, and Patrick Nelson, 15, of West Pittston, look at programs before the start of the awards at the Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration on Thursday, May 26 in Exeter. Amanda Hrycyna | For Sunday Dispatch
People enjoy the the buffet before the start of the program at the Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration on Thursday, May 26 in Exeter.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_psd052916scholarship-3.jpgPeople enjoy the the buffet before the start of the program at the Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration on Thursday, May 26 in Exeter. Amanda Hrycyna | For Sunday Dispatch

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