WHITETAIL RESORT AWARDS $7,500 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
MERCERSBURG, PA – Whitetail Resort has recently chosen fourteen outstanding candidates to receive the 13th Annual Whitetail Resort Employee Scholarships, promoting higher education. Thirteen candidates received scholarships of $500 each, and one candidate received the Fifth Annual Whitetail Resort - Oscar Weller Memorial Employee Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.
Recipients are students who were employees in good standing for the 2014-2015 season at Whitetail Resort. Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence, and Whitetail’s own STEEP values which stand for Safety, Teamwork, Efficiency, Enthusiasm, and Professionalism. Each applicant must also maintain an appropriate grade level, participate in extracurricular activities, and provide adequate references.
This year’s list of recipients includes 11 local high school students. These seniors are: Joseph Heintzelman, Ashley Hess, Aaron Nagy, Kayla Parson, and Abbagayle Peterson of James Buchanan High School; Megan Bishop, Nicole Kees, and Zachary Kline of Clear Spring High School; Luke Kayga of Greencastle Antrim High School; and Austin Bremerman of Spring Mills High School. Each recipient was awarded the $500 scholarship at their respective high school award ceremonies.
Three local college students; Danielle Clark and Garrett Wiles of Frostburg State University and Caitlyn Hetrick of Penn State were also awarded the $500 scholarship.
This year’s recipient of the $1,000 Whitetail Resort-Oscar Weller Memorial Employee Scholarship is Madyson Rohrer of Greencastle Antrim High School. This scholarship is in honor of Oscar Weller, a valued employee who worked at Whitetail Resort for six years in the snowmaking department and Golf Operations. It recognizes his commitment to our organization, his dedication to our community, and thirst for knowledge in all that he pursued.
“Whitetail Resort is extremely proud to have such dedicated and motivated employees.” said Katrina Gayman, Director of Marketing and Sales. “It is our great pleasure to offer each of them this opportunity to further their education and training on behalf of our organization.”