Recipients of the 2019 McEldowney Academic Scholarships are (from left): front row — Johanna Whiteford, Bellwood-Antis High School, Committee Scholarship; Justinna Brown, Claysburg-Kimmel High School; Alyson Cover, Great Commission Schools; Marissa Harclerode, Williamsburg Community High School; Samantha Crider, Altoona Area High School; Katelyn Musselman, Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center; Sarah Horton, Central High School; Elizabeth Yahner, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School; back row — Mike McDonough, president; Rick McEldowney, trustee; Michele Baker, secretary; Jordan Bowman, Central High School; Chandler Edwards, Williamsburg Community High School; Eileen McEldowney, chairwoman; Gage Reid, Altoona Area High School; Don McDonough, vice president; Betty McDonough, committee member; MacKenzie Baker, committee member; Lily Dean, Laurie McDonough Dean, committee members. Absent from photo are Nathan Wright, GACTC; Brandie Ray, Bellwood-Antis High School; Cooper Burn, Bellwood-Antis High School; Zackary Yingling, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School; Richelle Brown, Claysburg-Kimmel High School; Jasmine Smith, Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School; Robert Burns, Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School; Ava Focht, Tyrone Area High School; Corbin Moon, Tyrone Area High School; Joshua Stuart, Great Commission Schools; Danielle Burket, McEldowney Committee Scholarship. The McEldowney Academic Scholarship Fund, in memory of Richard L. McEldowney (Mac), presented $22,000 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 $300,000 in scholarships to college-bound seniors from Blair County high schools. The scholarship pizza party was held this summer at the Catholic War Veterans Home Post 1691 for all the recipients and family members to congratulate them and send them off to their future. Parents and seniors may obtain information for the scholarships from school guidance counselors or at www.macsfund.org.