By Kaylee Lindenmuth
ELYSBURG, Northumberland County - Three students from North Schuylkill and Mount Carmel Area were among ten awarded $500 scholarships from Knoebel's Amusement Resort, Elysburg.
"As area students prepare for the start of another school year, there are ten of our team members who have an extra $500 in their pockets! The $500 is in recognition of their scholastic achievements and aspirations, as well as their contributions as our team members," said Knoebels in a media release.
"We're happy to announce our 2018 Knoebels Scholarship recipients. This year’s recipients include 10 team members from eight different departments who are on the path to becoming future electrical engineers, educators, pharmacists, physician assistants, and more."
From our area, three received scholarships. They are:
Another benefit for school-aged team members is their scholarship program, which has awarded approximately $103,000 to 206 team members since the program's start in 1997.
Four Knoebels team members, two of which are scholarship recipients, have been nominated for the 2018 Pennsylvania Amusement Parks Association scholarship. They include Roshannon, Emily Henderson, Julia Mudrock, and Francesca Schu.
According to the media release, the 2018 scholarship judging committee consisted of two local community leaders who are not employed by Knoebels. Scholarships were judged based on the students’ written applications and a work performance evaluation completed by the applicants’ department manager.
Other recipients were: