Representatives of the Team Kass Foundation presented a $1,000.00 award to the 2nd annual recipient of the Kathleen Paternostro Morgan Memorial Scholarship on Thursday, May 29 during a visit to the East Lycoming School District. The 2014 recipient is Miss Allison Russell, a senior at Hughesville High School. As she accepted the award, Allison remarked, “I am very grateful and proud to be recognized with this scholarship award from the Team Kass Foundation.”
“This year, we decided to increase the amount of our scholarship to further recognize Kathleen’s life and legacy as a graduate of Hughesville High School, and because of our family’s long-standing commitment to the school district. We were very impressed with the quality and accomplishments of all of the nominees, but felt that Allison best represented the essence of Kathleen’s life and time as a student here at Hughesville,” remarked Krista L. Paternostro, chairman of the Team Kass Foundation Board of Directors, and Kathleen’s older sister.
A scholarship will be presented annually to a deserving high school senior(s) who demonstrates Kathleen’s esteemed qualities and work ethic, including dedication to academics, sports and the community in which they live. Founded in January 2013, the Team Kass Foundation will also provide support to mothers diagnosed with cancer who are raising young children.
About the 2014 scholarship recipient:
Allison Russell will be attending the main campus of the Pennsylvania State University in the fall to study Bioengineering. During her time at Hughesville, Allison was a four-year member of the girls varsity basketball and girls varsity soccer teams. Allison is a member of various school clubs and organizations including the Varsity Club, National Honor Society, the AP biology, calculus, and English clubs, and the Future Business Leaders of America. She also serves as the vice-president of her senior class.
Kyle Bomboy, HHS Class of 2013
Kaylora Thompson, HHS Class of 2013