Scholarship winner Connor Michael Phillips, scholarship chairperson Peggy Amatangelo, scholarship committee member John Catoline, scholarship committee person Jennifer Rapach, honoree Shaune Marx, honoree Jacob Nikituk, 2011 scholarship winner Brennan McGovern, 2009 scholarship winner Katherine Hatfield, 2012 scholarship winner Pavara RanatungaThe McCandless Democratic Committee presented a $1,500.00 scholarship to Connor Michael Phillips at a special celebratory meeting, Tuesday June 4th, 2013 at the McCandless Town Hall.

The McCandless Democratic Scholarship Committee unanimously agreed Connor Michael Phillips should be the recipient of the 2013 scholarship. He had a perfect SAT score; his academic achievements are exceptional; his knowledge of politics and social issues are indicative of a very astute young scholar and his essay on environmentalism was stellar.

To quote Connor, “every person can make a difference,” and by acting upon his passion, our community is benefiting from his accomplishments.

All the above reasons, coupled with his poise and articulation in the interview and commitment to service, made him the perfect candidate for us.

This is the 8th 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 students’ commitment to and participation in service and civic life

We also presented honorariums to five outstanding seniors:

Jenna Mainstein
Shaune Marx
Stephanie Metzger
Joseph Murphy
Jacob Nikituk

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

We are also honored to have the following previous winners come back to update us on their college experiences:

Katherine Hatfield (2009)
Brennan McGovern (2011)
Pavara Ranatunga (2012)

We would like to thank the following donors:

Peggy & Vince Amatangelo
Mary Frances Bauer
John Catloine
Diane & Rick Cebulski
Frank Cooper
Barb Cornibe
Joyceann Ditka
Laura Ditka
Anita Gallagher
Ann Logue
Gloria Nova
The Pasternak Family
Nora & Arnie Peace
Pat & Dave Sobien
Bill Tjader
Joy Maxberry Woodruff

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