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Three ACPS Students Earn Scholarships to Frostburg State University

May 15th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

            Three Allegany County Public School students were recently selected as 2013 recipients of the annual Student Salute Program scholarships.  Kaitlyn Wharton of Allegany High School will receive a $5,000 one-year scholarship, to be used for tuition, to Frostburg State University for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Emily Llewellyn and Kennedy Logsdon, both of Mountain Ridge High School, are the second and third place recipients of $500 scholarships to FSU for the upcoming year.  

            The Allegany County Student Salute Program is a collaborative effort to recognize high school seniors who excel in the classroom.  Through the program, those students identified as exceptional academic achievers, based on GPA, school and community leaders, and who intend to enroll at Frostburg State University, earn the opportunity to qualify for scholarships.

            Kaitlyn was enrolled in a number of AP and Honors courses at Allegany, and was a member of various school groups and clubs including the marching band and colorgaurd, the indoor colorguard and percussion, the National Honor Society, Upward Bound, Net Aide, RYLA, Model UN, the French club, the debate team, the anime club and the chess club.  Kaitlyn also designed the logo for the school’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and for the City of Cumberland’s Human Relations Commission.  She volunteers her time with Friends Aware, the Special Olympics, the Allegany Arts Council and local art events, and the Cumberland Theater.

            Emily and Kennedy were also enrolled in a number of AP and Honors courses at Mountain Ridge, participated in a variety of extracurricular activities, and held various leadership positions.  Emily was the senior class president, the student body president, an executive member of ACASC, and a member of the debate team, mock trial, student council, the drama club, chorus, the Spanish club, the Diamonds Dance Team, the National Honor Society, Peer Helpers, and the Community Theatre in Apple Alley.  She volunteers her time at cancer walks, Toys for Happiness, and bowling outings for the disabled.  Emily hopes to pursue a career in social services.

            Kennedy was a team leader in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the captain of the Diamonds dance team, and a member of the unified and spring tennis, softball, church league basketball, and indoor soccer teams and the National Honor Society.  She is also a dance instructor at the LaVale School of Dance, a Sunday school teacher, and a black belt in karate.  Kennedy volunteers her time with the Special Olympics, Toys for Happiness, the Children’s Miracle Network, the League for Crippled Children, the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross, and Salem Children’s Trust.  She is a Eucharistic minister and alter server at her church and is a spokesperson for Tourette syndrome.  Kennedy hopes to pursue a career as a physical therapist.

            The Allegany County Board of Education distributes and collects applications for the scholarships, which are converted into “on-air” salutes that run weekly on WCBC radio station.  The Allegany County Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee reviews all applications and selects the FSU scholarship recipients.  All three students were recognized at the May business meeting of the Board of Education.


Pictured:  (front) Kennedy Logsdon, Emily Llewellyn, Kaitlyn Wharton; (back) Wray Blair, FSU; James “Snake” Robertson, Chamber of Commerce












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