EXETER — Anna Thomas, of Exeter, was awarded the 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Scholarship.
She is a 2016 Wyoming Area honor graduate and the daughter of Michael and Theresa Thomas of Exeter.
Thomas is a member of the National Honor Society, president of Thespian Society Troup No. 4795 and has appeared twice as a pianist at Carnegie Hall. Her future plans are to attend the University of Vermont with a goal of becoming an environmental lawyer.
The scholarship, which is approximately $1,000, is named after DePrimo who was killed in Afghanistan on May 20, 2008. The scholarship was established by his family and friends, who also fund the scholarship.
Criteria for the scholarship include:
• Being a Pittston Area or Wyoming Area student, or a residing in either school district but attending Holy Redeemer.
• Being involved in an organized musical program.
• Having at least a B average in school.
• Having at least one relative, past or present, serve in the military.
• Planning to enroll as an undergraduate in an accredited two or four year college/university as a full-time student.
• Being actively involved in the community through volunteer services.