Sportsmanship is paying off handsomely for five members of the South Western High School boys' basketball program.
Sunday, representatives of the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Fund presented scholarships totaling $57,000 to five senior Mustangs during the school’s athletic awards program at the high school.
Joshua Cuddy received a $15,000 scholarship, Logan Kemp was awarded a $12,000 scholarship, and Trevor Bean, Ryan Luke and Brady Twyman each received a scholarship worth $10,000.
The awards are presented annually to a York-Adams League boys' and girls' basketball program in recognition of outstanding sportsmanship.
Winning programs are determined by a vote of York area basketball officials after observing the season-long conduct of players, fans, faculty, students, managers, coaches and cheerleaders from junior high to varsity. Each winning school receives a traveling trophy in recognition of its accomplishment.
The seniors from each winning program are then eligible to win Swartz Scholarship Awards. Winners are determined by the fund’s board of directors after reviewing applications and transcripts and conducting candidate interviews.
The number of scholarship awards and dollar amounts to be presented are determined each year by the board members.
Cuddy plans to attend Flagler College, Kemp is attending Kutztown University, Bean is headed toward Penn State University, Luke is going to Goucher College and Twyman plans to attend York College.
York Suburban High School was this year’s winner on the girls’ side. Their individual scholarship winners will be announced later.