People You Know, March 31

York Dispatch


York County Area Agency on Aging: Recent Volunteers of the Month are William Schreiber, of Springettsbury Township; Carol Deland, of York Township; Ephraim Sheffer, of York City; and Catherine Dietz, of North Codorus Township.


Kennesaw State (Georgia) University: Shannon Moore, of York.


Delaware Valley University:

Merit-based admission scholarships were awarded to Kaylee Hitchcock, Lauren Johnson, Iain Olsen and Mary Olsen, all of Delta; Alvadee Boyer and Magdalyn Hughes, both of Etters; Gavin Kenny and Spring Olivares, both of Hanover; Emily Kennedy, of Manchester; Christine Dellinger, of Red Lion; Rachel Dudek, of Spring Grove; Alena Maldonado, of Stewartstown; and Adam Bittner, Andrew Boyers, Donovan Catchings, Alexis De Santi, Elizabeth Lineberry and Dejah Martin, all of York.


Pennsylvania Department of Health: Local winners of the Get Smart Program’s fifth annual kids’ art competition, Get Smart about Antibiotics, are Romello Torres, of York, ages 7-8, second place; Alexa Rank, of Dillsburg, ages 5-6, third place; and Kendal Rank, of Dillsburg, ages 4 and younger, third place.


Alvernia University: Nicole Harman, of West York, chose to serve as a volunteer for the Beans and Rice organization in Pulaski, Va., during spring break. The organization works to improve the economic well-being of low-to-moderate income families through hunger relief, after-school programs, job creation and savings programs.

Ithaca College: Katherine Siple, of Spring Grove, chose to serve as a volunteer for the North Carolina Coastal Federation in the Outer Banks during spring break. The preservation projects include coastal cleanups, reef and shellfish restoration, and community outreach.

Lebanon Valley College: Local students who served the community during spring break in St. Augustine, Fla., are Abigail Hudson, Morgan Webb and Allonne Wilson-Brennan, all of York. The projects included building accessible ramps, painting and landscaping homes and a senior center, and art sessions for special-care facilities.


Cultural Alliance of York County: Recipients of the 2017 Creative Impact awards, which offer at total of more than $100,000 in grants for art projects and programs, are:

DreamWrights for Journey Through StAGEs.

Dillsburg Arts and Revitalization Council for Arts in the Alley and Summer Art Camp expansion with Summer Dance Camp.

Orange Mite Shakespeare Co. for Dover Youth Shakespeare Academy 2017.

Unforgettable Big Band for The Big Swing Thing.

York County History Center for York Artists as our Storytellers exhibit and programming.

Oliver Bliss Design for York Community of Color Wall Mural: Community Roots, Families and Friends.

Downtown Inc for Downtown Live! Live Music at Downtown Community Events.

York Youth Symphony Orchestra for “The Wiz.”

Logos Academy and Creative York for AB2C, Arts Brings Community Conservation, artist residencies and neighborhood art shows.

Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center for Step Afrika community outreach performances.

York City Special Events for 2017 Light Up York expansion.

Steam into History for Civil War Weekend events.

WeCo Neighborhood Association for Summer Series events at Foundry Park boat basin.

York Symphony Orchestra for Tempo series of pop-up performances.

The Parliament Arts Organization for Summer Art Market 2017.


Elizabethtown College: Local students who were named Emergent Scholars are Haley Young, of Hallam; Amber Burd, of Lewisberry; and Joshua Baker, Elizabeth DiBiase, Allison Eveler, Hannah Keeports and Zachary Klinedinst, all of York.

Kutztown University: Abigail Hess and Alyssa Krepps, both of York, were inducted into Gamma Sigma Alpha national honor society for members of a social Greek organization.

Susquehanna University: Heather Zinn, of York, was one of 15 SU students to present research at the 2017 Eastern Psychological Association meeting, March 16-18 in Boston, Mass.

University of Alabama: Jordan Nittinger, of York, participated in the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference on March 30.

Widener University: Marcus Banks, of York, a student at William Penn Senior High School, has been named a recipient of the university’s High School Leadership Award. The program recognizes students from the region for standing up for what is right, addressing a wrong, and making a difference in the community. Banks was honored for monitoring local crimes, working with the York County Community Opportunity Scholarship Program to develop a plan for peer mentoring troubled youth, and volunteering his free time to tutor students on his football team.

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