The McEldowney Academic Scholarship Fund, in memory of Richard L. McEldowney, presented more than $27,000 in scholarships to Blair County schools. Money for the scholarships is raised through the annual Mac’s Irish Bash in March at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. Since its inception in 2003, Mac’s Fund has awarded more than $280,000 in scholarships to college-bound seniors from nine Blair County high schools. Organizers had a pizza party this summer at the Catholic War Veterans Post 1691 for all the recipients and family to congratulate them and send them off to their future. Parents and seniors may obtain information for the scholarships from school guidance counselors or www.macsfund.org. This year’s recipients are (from left): front row — Mackenzie Baker, Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, Committee Scholarship Committee member; Mikayla Billotte, Altoona Area High School, Committee Scholarship; Alexiss Lyle, Altoona Area High School; Erin McKenna, Tyrone Area High School; Hunter Evans, Claysburg-Kimmel High School; and McKayla Buoymaster, Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center, Committee Scholarship; back row — Don McDonough, vice president, Scholarship Committee; Betty McDonough, committee member; Lynne McDonough, trustee; Michele Baker, secretary; Liam Lafferty, Claysburg-Kimmel High School; Jesse Hamilton, Altoona Area High School; Dalton Byrnes, Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School; Andrew James, Central High School, Martinsburg; Mike McDonough, president; Rick Lambert, trustee; Deb Lambert, committee member. Absent from photo are Hannah Hornberger and Jared Zitterbart, Bellwood-Antis High School; Christianna Bartel and Vincent Good, Bishop Guilfoyle High School; Kenedi Berkhimer, Central High School; Aleah Emlet and Robert Spaid, GACTC; Leah Tofano and Joshua Long, Great Commission Schools, Altoona; Macie Nelson Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School; Ryan Vance, Tyrone Area High School; Sierra Snyder and Nathan Ross, Williamsburg Community School; Bowen Blough, Lindsey Hallinan, Mary Kate Modico and Brayden Marra, committee scholarships.