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The Whitehall Area Chamber is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Whitehall Area Chamber Scholarship! This scholarship fund was established by the Chamber to provide funding to future business and community leaders in the Whitehall Area and is awarded annually to a graduating senior from Whitehall and Catasauqua School Districts.
The 2020 recipients of this $500 scholarship are Jacqueline Szlagiewicz, of Whitehall Area High School, and Sarah Yandrasitz, of Catasauqua High School.
“The Whitehall Area Chamber was extremely impressed by both applications,” said Kylie Adams, Manager of Affiliated Chambers for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. “The Chamber’s scholarship fund has been an important initiative to support our future business and community leaders – we see this as an important investment in the future of our community.”
Applicants must be planning to further his or her education within six months of graduating from high school and submit a resume including their high school area of study, extracurricular activities or offices held (both in school and/or outside of school), community involvement and any additional awards or honors received. Additionally, applicants must submit two essays.
Both awardees have plans to attend Lafayette College and submitted essays focusing on themes of bettering their societies. Sarah Yandrasitz, of Catasauqua High School, spoke of the importance of biochemical research. “I believe that an education in biochemical research is extremely beneficial to society,” stated Yandrasitz in her essay. “Society is always changing and evolving due to the advancement of science. The field of research is a prestigious area of skill that expands and learns in a way that benefits the whole of mankind.”
Jacqueline Szlagiewicz, of Whitehall Area High School, spoke in her essay about the effects of social media within society. Both women will graduate as members of the Lafayette Class of 2024 in their respective majors.
“On behalf of the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce, I am delighted to present these two very talented and driven women with scholarships to assist with their pursuit of higher education,” stated Dan Quay, Board Chair of the Whitehall Area Chamber. “The chamber board is genuinely grateful to all who supported our events throughout the year that enabled us to distribute these scholarships to our future business and community leaders.”
The Whitehall Area Chamber, which serves Whitehall Township and Catasauqua, North Catasauqua and Coplay Boroughs, hosts several events per year to engage local businesses and community partners, as well as to raise money for their scholarship fund. For more information on the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce, or to get involved, please reach out to Kylie Adams, Manager of Affiliated Chambers for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Chamber: The mission of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is to improve the economy and quality of life in the Lehigh Valley Metropolitan Area. We accomplish this through business-to-business networking events and marketing products, affinity programs and exclusive, money saving member benefits, training programs, government affairs initiatives and public policy advocacy, and community development enterprises. With nearly 5,000 members who employ more than 200,000, the Chamber is the largest in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in the top ten nationwide.
Information provided to TVL by:
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
Manager of Affiliated Chambers (WACC, GNLCC, HLSC)