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Central Penn College awards scholarships

to local students

SUMMERDALE — During the 2019-20 academic year, the nonprofit Education Foundation awarded more $243,000 to 288 Central Penn College students.

Katrina Montgomery of Dudley was awarded the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation Endowed Scholarship scholarship from Central Penn College’s Education Foundation.

Lori Delk of Duncansville was awarded the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation Endowed Scholarship scholarship from Central Penn College’s Education Foundation.

The Central Penn College Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to raise funds to support Central Penn College students through scholarships.

Since being founded in 2004, the Education Foundation has distributed more than $2 million in scholarships to more than 2,300 students .

Central grad chosen

as speaker for ACM virtual commencement

CUMBERLAND, Md. — As Allegany College of Maryland celebrated the accomplishments of 324 spring and summer 2020 graduates during its virtual ceremony on Aug. 7, two nontraditional speakers provided its student commencement address.

Carol Lusk of Schellsburg, a spring 2020 graduate, and Khushmani Singh of Leesburg, Va., a summer 2020 graduate, both pre-recorded speeches that were shared during the virtual ceremony was livestreamed on ACM’s Facebook page at 6 p.m. Aug. 7.

Lusk, a general studies and teacher education/secondary area of concentration major, graduated from Central High School, Martinsburg, in 1983.

After earning a certificate from Appalachian Bible College, she chose to be a stay-at-home mother and self-taught artist for nearly 30 years before enrolling at ACM at the recommendation of her daughter.

Following her husband’s unexpected death, Lusk decided to fulfill her dreams of becoming an art teacher.

One of her favorite moments at ACM was guest teaching a group of Washington Middle School students.

Working together, they painted a large group picture of an eagle that was framed and donated to a local veterans home.

Lusk will begin pursuing her degree in fine arts this fall at Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Md.

In her commencement address, she talked about life’s unexpected challenges, the importance of compassion and the need to follow your heart when your world is turned upside down.

Lusk was introduced by Ron Jenkins, a recently retired associate professor.

ACM students with a 3.5 or higher GPA were invited to audition to speak.

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