Kane teacher Deborah Wensel (center) poses with the two recipients of the Beta Sigma Phi Scholarships. The 2011 graduates of Kane Area High School include Shelby Austin (left) and Will Keesler (right). Beta Sigma Phi is an international non-academic sorority with 200,000 members.
Christina "Tina" Mosier (center), a 2011 Kane Area High School Graduate, was awarded the SybilÂ Kane Memorial Nursing Scholarship at graduation.Â Here she receives the scholarship moneyÂ from KaneÂ Community Hospital'sÂ Director of Inpatient Services Pam Bray, RN, DONÂ (left) and the KCH Director of Operations Mark Papalia (right).Â Tina is the daughter ofÂ Robert and Paula Mosier of Kane.Â She will be studying nursing at Edinboro University beginning this fall.Â KCH is the steward of the Sybil Kane Scholarship.Â It isÂ presented to a graduating senior who is pursuing a career in nursing.
Anthony Santiso (center), guidance counselor at Kane Area High School, poses with the two winners of the four-year Howard M., Daisy W. and Gail L Cleveland Scholarships. The recipients include Amelia Kepler (left) and Dominic Sirianni (right). The scholarships were presented at the high school commencement earlier this month.
St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane has recognized its members who graduated last week from Kane Area High School. The group includes, left to right, front row: Emily Perry, Andrea Saquin, Kristen Szymanski, Kathryn Bizzak and Christine Mosier; second row: Martin Ross, Devon Dellen, Craig Perry and Dominic Sirianni. The Rev. Philip Pinczewski, pastor of St. Callistus, is standing in the back.
Kane Middle School students presented a check to Pete Seeley, SPCA shelter employee. The KMS Student Council recently sponsored "Stall Day" at the school. Students brought in their loose change donations, and classes were stalled until all the money was counted and wrapped. $1,300 was collected and donated to the McKean County SPCA to help with the care of homeless animals sheltered there. Kane Middle School students visit the SPCA regularly with their advisor Deb Wensel to walk dogs and pet and socialize cats.
Trishia Hollingshead (left) and Kelley Chilson (right), 2011 graduates of Kane Area High School, are the recipients of the Steve Jerman Memorial Scholarship. Each graduate received a $1,000 scholarship, which is named for the Kane borough police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 1999.
Emily Bernhard, 10-year-old daughter of Laurie Carlson and Randy Bernhard of Kane, shows off a 9-inch section of her hair that she is donating the the "Locks of Love" program. Emily just completed fourth grade at the Kane Elementary School. The Headquarters Salon of Kane cut her hair for "Locks of Love," a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children who suffer from long-term hair loss due to a medical condition.
Kristen Szymanski (left) received the Kane Rotary Club Scholarship at commencement for the Class of 2011 at Kane Area High School. Amber Hancharick (right), president of the Rotary Club, presented the $4,000 scholarship that is given out over a four-year period.
Crystal Kocjancic (back right) presented the Kane High School Alumni Memorial Award Fund scholarships at commencement for the Class of 2011. The recipients include Stephanie Salerno (front) and Seth Habicht (left) and Aaron Severance (center). Each recipient is receiving $4,000 from the fund, which the Class of 1955 initiated in 1985. Since the inception of the fund, more than $130,000 has been awarded to Kane High graduates.