ANGEL RICHARD OF WEST PERRY HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES SECOND ANNUAL ALLEN D. QUIRK JR. EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD
On: April 23, 2015 Filed Under: Member News
ENOLA (April 22, 2015) – Earlier today the Capital Region Partnership for Career Development presented its second annual Allen D. Quirk Jr. Excellence In Education Award to Angel Richard, a student at West Perry High School.
Miss Richard received a $1,000 scholarship to put towards her postsecondary education. The graduating senior plans to attend Elizabethtown College this fall, studying for a career in middle school education. This past February, Miss Richard was selected by her teachers as the Student of the Term. She is also the president of her school’s National Honor Society. Miss Richard is a mentor and works both one-on-one and with groups of younger West Perry students. Outside of the classroom, Miss Richard volunteers her time serving her community through activities such as “Chuck-a-Duck,” a charity basketball game, and her church’s pancake breakfasts and Vacation Bible School programs. She is the daughter of Mark & Ronda Richard of Landisburg.
“We received many strong applications this year for this important scholarship, and it was a difficult choice for the panel. Angel’s application was exceptionally impressive and we are proud to name her for this award. We wish her the best of luck in the future as she works toward her goal of teaching in a Secondary English class,” states PCD Executive Director Lynda Morris.
The Allen D. Quirk Jr. Excellence in Education Award was created by Mr. Allen D. Quirk Jr. of Harrisburg, PA to recognize an outstanding, well-rounded high school senior who intends to pursue a postsecondary education and/or enlist in the United States Armed Forces upon graduating from high school. Mr. Quirk has been a supporter of the Capital Region Partnership for Career Development since its inception. He started this scholarship to help ensure that students succeed in their postsecondary pursuits.
The Capital Region Partnership for Career Development works to build a system of K-12 career education, increase awareness of postsecondary training and education opportunities, and strengthen workforce development in the Capital Region. For more information on the organization, please visit http://pcd.caiu.org/Home.aspx.