Thursday, June 24, 2010

PA State Grange Awards More Than $10,000 in Scholarships




Lemoyne - The PA State Grange has announced their 2010 scholarship winners.

Brett Sattazahn, a member of Marion Grange #1853 in Berks County, is the recipient of this year's $1504 Grange Scholarship Endowment at the Pennsylvania State University and a $500 Leonard Rhone Scholarship. Brett, of Womelsdorf, is the son of Kevin and Sherri Sattazahn. He is a 2009 graduate of Conrad Weiser High School and is entering his sophomore year at Penn State where he is majoring in Environmental Resource Management with a minor in Soils Option in the College of Agriculture.

Jennifer Nauss of Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, received the Leonard Rhone Scholarship of $500, the $500 PA State Grange Foundation Scholarship as well as a $1000 Santee Student Loan. She is the daughter of Brad and Anna May Nauss and is a member of Valley Grange #1360 in York County and the Penn State Grange #2105 in Centre County. Jennifer is a 2007 graduate of Mechanicsburg Area High School and is entering her senior year at Penn State where she is majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies Special Education.

Philip Vonada from Spring Mills received a $500 PA State Grange Foundation Scholarship as well as a $500 Santee Student Loan. Philip is the son of Dale and Ruth Vonada of Spring Mills, Centre County and is a member of Penns Valley Grange #158. He is majoring in Speech Communication (Theatre) with a minor in English at Millersville University where he will be a junior in the fall.

Receiving $1000 Santee Student loans were Hannah Pratt and Andrew Nauss.

Hannah, daughter of Michael and Janet Pratt from Polk, Venango County, recently graduated from Franklin Area High School. She will be a freshman at Messiah College where she plans to major in Christian Ministries with a minor in Music. Hannah is a member of Wesley Grange #1675 in Venango County.

Andrew is from Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County and is the son of Brad and Anna May Nauss. He just graduated from Mechanicsburg Area High School and will be majoring in Pre-Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh in the fall. Andrew is a member of Valley Grange #1360 in York County.

Receiving $500 Santee Student loans were James Hawn, Tyler Peffer, Carl Rudy, Jennifer Rudy, Heather Smith, Tyler Snyder and Brandi Turner.

James Hawn is the son of William and Lisa Hawn of Petersburg, Huntingdon County. He is a member of Baileyville Grange #1991 in Centre County and is attending Penn State for a 2-year certification program in Agricultural Equipment Technician. He graduated from Juniata Valley High School in 2009.

Tyler Peffer is the son of Barry and Anita Peffer from Volant, Lawrence County. He is a member of Plain Grove Grange #1431 and graduated from Wilmington Area High School in 2009. Tyler is entering his sophomore year at California University of PA where he is majoring in Graphic Design with a minor in Marketing.

Carl Rudy is from Halifax, Dauphin County. His parents are Frederick and Linda Rudy. He graduated from Halifax Area High School in 2007 and is attending Penn State, Harrisburg where he is majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Carl is a member of Community Grange #2048 in Dauphin County.

Jennifer Rudy is also from Halifax, Dauphin County and is the daughter of Frederick and Linda Rudy. She graduated from Halifax Area High School in 2006 and is attending Harrisburg Area Community College where she is majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education. Jennifer is a member of Community Grange #2048 in Dauphin County.

Heather Smith is the daughter of Carol Smith and hails from Galeton, Potter County. She is a 2004 graduate of Galeton Area High School and is majoring in History with a minor in Women's Studies at Mansfield University. Heather is a member of Carter Camp Grange #1563 in Potter County.

Tyler Snyder just graduated from Boiling Springs High School. He is the son of James and Sue Snyder of Boiling Springs, Cumberland County. Tyler will be beginning his freshman year in the fall at Temple University where he plans to major in Sports Management with a minor in Business. Tyler is a member of Valley Grange #1360 in York County.

Brandi Turner lives in Morrisdale, Clearfield County, with her parents Darrell and Janet Turner. She recently graduated from West Branch High School and will be attending Lock Haven University, Clearfield Campus in the fall where she plans to major in Healthcare. Brandi is a member of Center Hill Grange #885 in Clearfield County.

The Grange Foundation Scholarship was established by delegate action in 1996. Candidates must be Fourth Degree Grange members who seek higher education in any field at any institution of higher learning.

The Leonard Rhone Scholarship Fund was initiated in memory of Leonard Rhone, third Master of the PA State Grange. It is available to Grange members pursuing a four-year degree in Agriculture or Human Development and Family Services at Penn State University.

The Grange Scholarship Endowment at the Pennsylvania State University provides recognition to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in at least their sophomore year at any College or campus of the Pennsylvania State University.

The Santee Student Loan fund was established by the late Ellis M. Santee, a country doctor from Shickshinny and an active Grange member. This loan is interest-free and is available to Grange members and their children.

The Grange is the oldest family fraternal, agricultural and rural advocacy organization of its kind in the country. The Grange is dedicated to the betterment of rural America through community service, education, legislation and fellowship.

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