Peggy Amatangelo, Laura Malecky, Suzanne Malecky, Jennifer RapachThe McCandless Democratic Committee presented a $1,000.00 scholarship to Laura Malecky at a special celebratory meeting, Tuesday June 3rd, 2008 at the McCandless Town Hall.

Miss Malecky is a graduating senior at North Allegheny High School. She is the daughter of Suzanne and Lawrence Malecky of McCandless. Besides being an outstanding student, Ms. Malecky participated in a wide variety of activities in her high school career, including Junior ROTC, Key Club, Student Council, Z-Club International Service Club, the National Junior Honor Society and the National Honor Society. As a community volunteer, she participated in the Girl Scouts and was a Girl Scout Assistant Leader. Malecky also volunteered at JROTC Summer Leadership School, PASC (Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils) conferences, and Girl Scout resident camp.

Miss Malecky will be attending New York University in New York City this fall. She plans to design her own major specializing in Community Development and Youth Empowerment.

The McCandless Democratic Committee awards a scholarship each year to a North Allegheny senior who exemplifies the values of hard work and civic duty. Applicants are judged on their grades and test scores, and an essay on one issue from the platform of the Democratic Party. The Committee emphasizes the studentsí commitment to and participation in service and civic life

Thank you for your interest in our scholarship. We wish all of North Allegheny's Seniors success in their future endeavors.

We would like to thank the following donors:
Vince & Peggy Amatangelo
Felecia Bute
Francis & Nancy Cooper
Joseph & Barbara Cornibe
Joyceann & Laura Ditka
Anita Gallagher
Goodrich & Goodrich
Rev. Donald Green
Jim Harpur
Susan Norris
Michael Pasternak
Jennifer Rapach
Mary & John Sliwa
Patricia Sobien
Joy Maxberry Woodruff

The Scholarship Committee
Peggy Amatangelo, Chairperson
Barb Cornibe
Jennifer Rapach