Recipient Name: Kelly Shelpman
Our 2019 BPHS Waldie winner is Kelly Shelpman. Kelly was a Varsity Competitive cheerleader for four years, serving as Co-captian her senior year. She has volunteerd for Horses with Hope, been a leader at children's cheer camps and for Special Olympics.
Kelly was a member of the National Honor Society and completed course one in American Sign Language.She will be attending West Virginia University and is thrilled to join the "Waldie Family of Recipients." We are thrilled to add her name to our plaque.
Kelly was presented with a check for $ 11,000 to aid in furthering her education.
Recipient Name: Connor Wholey
The 2018 Ken Waldie Memorial Scholarship winner is Connor Wholey. He was a 2-year letter winner on the football team, earning All confrence honors his senior year. Connor was a long time member of the Boy Scouts of America, earning the Order of the Arrow and the highest scout rank...that of Eagle Scout !
Connor was a member of the National Honor Society and Teen Leadership Corps. He graduated with a 4.24 gpa and will continue his education and football career at Carnegie Mellon University. He was awarded a check for $9,000.00 at this year's award ceremony.
Ken Wadie Memoral Fund & Associates, I would like to sincerely thank everyone involved with this scholarship for selecting me as the recipient. It is an honor be recognized in such a way and with such a generous award. I hope to see the two gentlemen who gave me my award at one of my football games at Carnegie Mellon University.
Recipient Name: Elizabeth Farnan
The Waldie/ Shaeffer Award winner for 2017 is Elizabeth Farnan from Seton-LaSalle. She was choosen from the four outstanding finalist and will be attending the United States Naval Academy.
Elizabeth graduated with a 5.09 GPA while participating in lacrosse, swimming and cross country, where she qualified for the PIAA championship. Her extracurricular activities included class senator, assistant drum major in the marching band, English National Honor Society and National Merit Commended Scholar.
Recipient Name: Ryan Pfab
Ryan Pfab has been awarded the 2017 Ken Waldie Memorial Scholarship. He will be attending Ohio University. He received a check for $ 9,000.00 at the annual school's award ceremony.
I would like to thank the men and women behind the Ken Waldie Memorial Fund for the wonderful contribution that you have made in my life. With the scholarship award I have received, I will be able to pursue my dream of accomplishing a bachelor's degree more affordably. As I begin my first semester at Ohio Univrsity, I will prepare to embark upon a challenging road to improve myself intellectualy and as a person. I will do my best to carry on the memory of Mr. Waldie through my actions and academic performance in the coming years. Once again, thank you for your generous donation.
Recipient Name: Joe Campion
Photo provided by The Almanac
Joe Campion, of Bethel Park High School, was selected amonst eight finalest as the 2016 Almanac Waldie/Schaeffer Award Winner. Joe was a four year member of the soccer team, President of NHS, a member of the chess team and competed in Ultimate Frisbee. He carried a 4.17 GPA, while earning the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. He will attend Virginia Military Institute.
Recipient Name: Zachary Sedor-Schiffauer
Zachary Sedor-Schiffhauer was awarded the 2016 Ken Waldie Memorial Scholarship at the schools Senior Award Ceremony. Zachary was a member of the Golf team and the NHS. He also belonged to the French NHS, was class Marshall and a 2015-16 Carson Scholar. He will be attending Case Western Reserve in the fall. Zachary received a check for $ 8,500.00
Recipient Name: Dontae Penn-Jones
On May 31st, Dontae Penn-Jones was awarded the Waldie/Shaeffer Scholarship at The Almanac's annual Sports Banquet. Dontae wrestled, played football and ran track at Chartiers Valley High School. He has overcome many challenges through out his life. Raised by his grandmother, who passed away during his senior year, he continues to honor her memory. Having completed basic training in the National Guard, he will be reporting soon to Oklahoma.
Recipient Name: Steven Davis
Steven Davis was awarded the 2015 Ken Waldie Memorial Scholarship by Frank DelPercio on May 27th. Steven was a 4-year letter winner on the swim team, a member of NHS, and a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. He worked as a lifeguard, volunteered at a local hospital, and while involved with the Boy Scouts, earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Steven received an $ 8,000.00 check to aid with the cost of attending Penn State University.
Recipient Name: Ben Haus
The 2014 Waldie/Schaeffer Award winner is Ben Haus of Upper St. Clair High School. Ben participated in both football and baseball. He was nominated for Student of the Year, maintaining a 4.08 GPA. His coaches mention his integrity, character and values. Those qualities will serve him well as he will be attending Virginia Military Institute and plans to become a Navy Seal.
Recipient Name: Daniel Vater
The 2014 Ken Waldie Memorial Scholarship winner is Daniel Vater. Daniel was a member of the soccer team where he served as team captain. He was a Student Government Association Representative, nominated for Outstanding Young Citizen and is a member of the NHS. He was a Youth volunteer at St. Gabriel's where he helped with the Fish Fry, recycling and Junior St. Vincent de Paul Society. Daniel will attend the University of Pittsburgh. He was awarded a check $7,500.00 by Frank DelPercio at the June 11th awards program at Bethel Park High School.
Recipient Name: Nick Salicce
Recipient Name: Regan Smith
Our 2013 Waldie/Shaeffer Award winner is Regan Smith from Chartiers Valley High School. Regan was selected from four scholarship finalists.
Regan has always desired to be in the military, and will do that as he has enlisted in the Army. He will train to be a Calvary Scout and hopes to eventually work in special forces.
In high school he was a letter winner in track, cross country and wrestling with his coaches speaking of his leadership and passion.
The Waldie/Shaeffer is proud to add his name to previous winners and finalist.
Recipient Name: Austin Wilding
The 2012 Waldie/Shaeffer award winner is Austin Wilding of Upper St. Clair High School. He will be attending the United States Military Academy and was awarded $1,500 at the May 20th Almanac's Premierer Performance All-Sports Banquet.
Recipient Name: Evan Schweitzer
The 2012 Ken Waldie Memorial Scholarship winner is Evan Schweitzer. Evan was a member of the football and basketball teams, where he lettered 3 years in each sport. A member of the National Honor Society, he carried a 4.5 GPA
Evan was presented with a $ 6,000 check and will attend Allegheny College where he will continue his basketball career.
Recipient Name: Maria Touloumes
Marie was a 4-year letter winner in soccer and a 3-year track letterman. A member of the NHS, she was also active in her Church Youth Group as a Coordinator and President. Maria attended the Blackfoot Indian Mission trip (Montana), the Hosannah Industries Mission (Pittsburgh) and the St. Gregory Palamas Monastrey Mission.She volunteered at the Bethel Park Recreation Soccer Tournament and was a member of the Century United CUP Soccer Team.
Recipient Name: Caitlin Brust
Caitlin Brust was our 2010 recipient of a $5,000 scholarship to attend Franklin & Marshall College. Caitlin participated in softball, lettering 4-years and serving as Captain her Senior year. She will continue to play the sport in college. In addition she carried a 4.67 grade point average, was a member of the NHS, and involved in Relay for Life.
Recipient Name: Keelen Collins
Recipient Name: Alexandra Shiff
The 2009 BPHS winner is Alexandra Shiff she will be attending Cedarville University and majoring in Sports Medicine. She was a letter winner in Diving and Track. In addition had 2 lead roles in the school musicals,involved in gymnastics and youth group. also a member of NHS. This years essay was "integrity" awarded $4,500
Recipient Name: Brad Strimmel
The almanac winner is Brad Strimmel of Canon-McMillan High school. Will be attending West Point. Received $1,000..Pictured with Frank DelPercio and Tom Etzel
Recipient Name: David Neville
David received a $1000.00 Scholarship and will attend The United States Air Force Academy..
Recipient Name: Matthew Kaminski
Matt received a $4000.00 Scholarship to The University of Pittsburgh...Matt is an Indoor Track and Field Letterman...A member of the National Honor Society and Ways and Means....He volunteers with the Jubilee Kitchen and The Relay for Life...His essay on Friendship touched all our hearts..
Recipient Name: Sarah Spicuzza
Sarah Spicuzza received a $4000.00 Scholarship to Waynesburg College..Sarah excells in both soccer and track.She is a member of the NHS and Girl Scouts..As part of the application her essay was on Integrity...Congratulations Sarah.
Recipient Name: Mark Meshanko
Mark Meshanko received a $4000.00 Scholarship for The University of Pittsburgh/Honors..See an update on Mark under the Special Remarks section..
Recipient Name: Meeting the Pope
The 2006 Waldie/Shaeffer Award winner Adam Potter meets the Pope......priceless
Recipient Name: Brian Fink
University of Pittsburgh-Honors
Recipient Name: Karen Vaughn
Karen Vaugh recieved a $4000.00 Schlorship.
Special note from Karen:
I will always remember to follow in the footsteps of Mr. Waldie by recognizing the importance of friends,athletics and academics..Thank you..
Recipient Name: Jeff Mathews
Our first recipient was Jeff Mathews,who received a $3000.00 Scholarship..
Recipient Name: Adam Potter
Recipient Name: Aubra Thomas
US Naval Academy
Recipient Name: Justin Pratt
Recipient Name: Mark Deluzio
US Naval Academy
Recipient Name: Tyler Haught
US Naval Academy