Joyceann Ditka, John Catoline, Peggy Amatangelo, Brennan McGovern, Jennifer Rapach, Barb CornibeThe McCandless Democratic Committee presented a $1,000.00 scholarship to Brennan McGovern at a special celebratory meeting, Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at the McCandless Town Hall.

"Brennan McGovern is an impressive young man who, in addition to achieving good grades, is very invested in his community, and was even a junior member of the Franklin Park Township Council,Ē said Peggy Amatangelo, chair of the selection committee. Brennan will attend Elon University in North Carolina to major in journalism with a minor in political science. After the presentation, there was a small reception in Brennanís honor, attended by the Committee and members of Brennanís family.

This is the sixth annual McCandless Democratic Committee Scholarship. The 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:

Citizens for Altmire
Peggy & Vince Amatangelo
Alex Bicket
John Catoline
Barbara & Joseph Cornibe
Dan DeMarco
Joyceann Ditka
Laura Ditka
Anita Gallagher
Jack & Nancy Goodrich
Reverend Donald Green
Noreen & Mark Karolski
Mike Marmo
Shirley Novak
Michael & Meredith Pasternak
Ross Township Democratic Committee
Rob Schupansky
Pat & Dave Sobien
Tim Wadlow
Joy Maxberry Woodruff

The Scholarship Committee
Peggy Amatangelo, Chairperson
John Catoline
Barb Cornibe
Joyceann Ditka
Jennifer Rapach