The Class of 1974 recently awarded their 2nd annual scholarship to a graduating senior at SAHS. The idea came about at the 30th reunion. Through a chinese auction held at that reunion in 2004 and due to the generosity of members of the Class of 1974 they have awarded $1,814.00 in the last two years. Dave Vandermark, Class of 2005 was the first recipient. Dave is the son of Lu and Don Vandermark. Don is a member of the Class of 1974 and Lu graduated in 1975. Dave attends Penn State University and is majoring in computer science.
This year a $1,074 scholarship was awarded to Cory Dean, Class of 2006. Cory is the son of Rosemary and Ed Dean. Rosemary is a member of the Class of 1974 and Ed graduated in 1972. Cory will attend Penn State-Behrend and will major in engineering.
The Class of 1974 is dedicated to giving back to our roots by awarding a scholarship to a deserving senior who has a connection to the Class of 1974. They challenge other alumni and classes to develop scholarship funds for our deserving graduates. If any individual or group is interested in this worthy cause, contact:
Robert Miller, Principal
Smethport Area High School
412 S. Mechanic Street
Smethport, PA 16749
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