Scholarship Recipients Honored By Little League
Much more than merely a game of bats and balls, Mr. Stotz sought to create Little League as a vehicle toward good citizenship. That goal continues to be the driving force behind Little League today. Accordingly, in 1994, the Little League Baseball International Board of Directors established the Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball Scholarship Aid Fund to reward academic excellence with financial assistance toward higher education. The fund was bolstered this year with an additional $17,000, provided by the Williamsport Wheel Club.
Scholarships totaling $8,000 are awarded annually to five male and five female graduates of Lycoming County high schools, to perpetuate the memory of Little League’s founder, recognizing his commitment to the development of the young people of Lycoming County, Pa. All graduating seniors in the top 25 percent of their class who have demonstrated good citizenship and whose spirit exemplifies effort, determination and persistence in attaining the goal of higher education, are eligible for participation.
“It is our pleasure to honor these fine young people, who bring great credit to their schools and our community,” Stephen D. Keener, president and chief executive officer of Little League Baseball, said. “All of them are outstanding examples of many of our young people who will lead us in the future. We often do not hear enough about these types of students in our county.”
Mr. Conner and Miss Somers were chosen from a group of 10 finalists who, in turn, were chosen from among 63 who applied. Receiving $500 each are: Ryan Bower, Bryan Makos and Ryan Schreiter (Montoursville), Brian Richards (Hughesville), Sara Campbell (Montgomery), Kathryn Dincher (Loyalsock), and Lindsey Welch and Elizabeth Deljanovan (South Williamsport).
Announcement of all recipients of financial aid through the Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball Scholarship Aid Fund was made today at an annual luncheon at Little League Baseball International.