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Johnson Memorial Award

July 11, 2012

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Ted Lutz

Samantha Mehalko (left) receives the Jeff and Shelli Johnson Memorial Scholarship at the Kane High School commencement last month. Aimee Gullifer (right) of Kane presented the $500 award.

James Salvamoser award

June 27, 2012

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Ted Lutz

The first James Salvamoser Community Service Scholarship was presented at the Kane High School commencement earlier this month. Taking part in the presentation are, left to right: Jeanne Cicero, daughter of James Salvamoser, a longtime Kane borough councilman and community leader who died in December; Margie Salvamoser, wife of James Salvamoser; award recipients Deborah Lorenzo and Peter Sirianni; and Jackie Durnell, daughter of James Salvamoser. Each recipient received a $1,000 scholarship.

'Skippy' McCloskey award

June 27, 2012

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Ted Lutz

Corey McGuire (center) is the recipient of the 2012 Ian "Skippy" McCloskey Memorial Scholarship. The award was presented at the Kane High School commencement earlier this month. The presenters are Gene and Nadine Staiger of Mt. Jewett. Nadine is the mother of "Skippy" McCloskey, a Kane High School graduate who was killed in a traffic accident.

Stanko Scholarship

June 22, 2012

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Ted Lutz

The Joe Stanko Memorial Scholarship was presented at commencement earlier this month at Kane Area High School. Taking part in the presentation are, left to right: Kara Stanko, a daughter; Dakoda Davidson, a recipient of a $1,000 scholarship; Diane Stanko, a sister; Tyler Johnson, a recipient of a $1,000 scholarship; and Krysta Stanko, a daughter.

VanGiesen Patriot Award

June 22, 2012

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Ted Lutz

The Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. VanGiesen Patriot Award has been presented to four Kane High graduating seniors who are entering military service. Taking part in the award presentation at commencement earlier this month are, left to right: Frank Sirianni, a member of the Kane Lions Club, steward of the award; Travis Hollabaugh, Gunnar Emberg, William Hulings, Emily Steele, the four recipients of a $500 award; Tom VanGiesen, father of the Kane soldier who was killed in Afghanistan last July while serving with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard; and Aimee VanGiesen Gullifer, sister of the soldier.

Phyllis Horn Memorial Scholarship

June 21, 2012

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Ted Lutz

Cassie Whittemore (center) is the recipient of the Phyllis Horn Memorial Scholarship for graduating seniors at Kane Area High School. Kim Horn Ewing (left) and her daughter, Nichole Ewing (right) presented the $1,000 scholarship at commencement earlier this month.

Kane Alumni Memorial Awards

June 14, 2012

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Ted Lutz

Kathy Gibson (right), a 1997 graduate of Kane Area High School, presents three graduating seniors with the Kane High School Alumni Memorial Awards. Receiving $5,000 scholarships at commencement are, left to right: Kayleen Mericle, Deborah Lorenzo and Tyler Laurie. Since the inception of the Alumni Memorial Awards in 1985, a total of 66 graduating seniors have received $149,000 in scholarships. In addition to these scholarships, a $1,000 award is going to a "Rising Senior" in college. The recipient is Edana Depto.

Kane Rotary Club scholarships

June 12, 2012

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Ted Lutz

Kelley Brinkley (center), representing the Kane Rotary Club, presented two Rotary scholarships at the recent Kane High School commencement. Emily Steele (left) received a $1,000 Rotary scholarship in honor of Jim Salvamoser, a Rotarian who died in December. Corey McGuire (right) received a four-year Rotary scholarship.

Sgt. Palmer Memorial Scholarship

June 12, 2012

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Ted Lutz

William Hulings (left), a 2012 graduate of Kane Area High School, is the recipient of the Sgt. Jeffrey A. Palmer Memorial Scholarship. Dr. Todd A. Palmer (right), brother of the Kane soldier who died in 1992 at the age of 21, presented the $1,000 scholarship at commencement. Samuel Palmer (front left), 8-year-old nephew of the soldier, accompanied his father to the ceremony. This is the 20th anniversary of the Palmer Scholarship, which includes a plaque. A permanent tribute to Sgt. Palmer is located in the hallway just outside the high school auditorium entrance.

Greeting speaker at commencement

June 8, 2012

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Ted Lutz

Dave Westerburg (left), president of the Kane School Board, greets State Senior Judge John Cleland (center) of Kane as the guest speaker for commencement Friday at Kane High School. Dr. Maryann Anderson (right), the superintendent of the Kane Area School District, also spoke at the program in the high school auditorium. Cleland is a 1965 graduate of Kane High and has lived in Kane most of his life.

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