Ken Waldie Memorial Fund, Inc. - providing scholarships for higher education.
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Elizabeth Farnan - 2017 Waldi/Shaeffer Award. Recipient Name: Elizabeth Farnan
Award: 2017 Waldi/Shaeffer Award

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.

Ryan Pfab - 2017 Bethel Park High School. Recipient Name: Ryan Pfab
Award: 2017 Bethel Park High School

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.

Sincerely,

Ryan Pfab

Joe Campion - 2016 Almanac Waldie/Shaeffer Award. Recipient Name: Joe Campion
Award: 2016 Almanac Waldie/Shaeffer Award

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.

 

Zachary Sedor-Schiffauer - 2016 BPHS Waldie Memorial Scholarship. Recipient Name: Zachary Sedor-Schiffauer
Award: 2016 BPHS Waldie Memorial Scholarship

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

Dontae Penn-Jones - 2015 Waldie/Shaeffer Award Winner. Recipient Name: Dontae Penn-Jones
Award: 2015 Waldie/Shaeffer Award Winner

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.

Steven Davis - 2015 BPHS Scholarship Winner. Recipient Name: Steven Davis
Award: 2015 BPHS Scholarship Winner

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.

Ben Haus - 2014 Waldie/Shaeffer Award. Recipient Name: Ben Haus
Award: 2014 Waldie/Shaeffer Award

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.

Daniel Vater - 2014 Ken Waldie Memorial Scholarship. Recipient Name: Daniel Vater
Award: 2014 Ken Waldie Memorial Scholarship

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.

Nick Salicce - 2013 Ken Waldie Memorial Scholarship. Recipient Name: Nick Salicce
Award: 2013 Ken Waldie Memorial Scholarship

 

The 2013 recipient of the Ken Waldie Scholarship was awarded to Nick Salicce by Frank Del Percio(class of 73) at the annual BPHS Senior Awards Ceremony. Nick received a check for $ 6,000 to help with the cost of his college education at the University of Toronto. He was a member of both the soccer and track and field squads-serving as captain for both. He was involved in the symphonic band, a member of the NHS and part of the Homecoming Court...

Regan Smith - 2013 Waldie/Shaeffer Award. Recipient Name: Regan Smith
Award: 2013 Waldie/Shaeffer Award

 

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.

Austin Wilding - 2012 Waldie/Shaeffer Award. Recipient Name: Austin Wilding
Award: 2012 Waldie/Shaeffer Award

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.
Photo by Eleanor Baily from The Almanac.

Evan Schweitzer - 2012 Ken Waldie Memorial Scholarship. Recipient Name: Evan Schweitzer
Award: 2012 Ken Waldie Memorial Scholarship


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.

Maria Touloumes - 2011 BPHS Ken Waldie Scholarship Winner. Recipient Name: Maria Touloumes
Award: 2011 BPHS Ken Waldie Scholarship Winner

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.

Maria was awarded $5,000.00 and will attend Johns Hopkins University where she will continue her soccer career.
 
 

Caitlin Brust - 2010 Bethel Park Award. Recipient Name: Caitlin Brust
Award: 2010 Bethel Park Award

 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.

Keelen Collins - 2010 Almanac. Recipient Name: Keelen Collins
Award: 2010 Almanac



Keelen Collins is the 2010 Almanac Award Winner...He received a $1000 scholarship..He is from South Fayette High School and will be attending the University of Penn on a  NROTC Scholarship....

Alexandra Shiff - 2009 Bethel Park Award. Recipient Name: Alexandra Shiff
Award: 2009 Bethel Park Award

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

Brad Strimmel - 2009 Almanac Award. Recipient Name: Brad Strimmel
Award: 2009 Almanac Award

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

Dear friends of Ken Waldie,
It is hard to explain how honored I was by the award the other evening. Ken truly sounded like a great man and model American. I hope I can emulate his character and dedication. I am proud to carry his memory with me to West Point this summer. Again, thank you very much.

Brad Strimel

David Neville - 2008 Almanac Award. Recipient Name: David Neville
Award: 2008 Almanac Award

David received a $1000.00 Scholarship and will attend The United States Air Force Academy..

Matthew Kaminski - 2008 Bethel Park Award. Recipient Name: Matthew Kaminski
Award: 2008 Bethel Park Award

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..
"It was an honor to have recieved this award at the Bethel Park High School Awards Ceremony and to have it presented to me by Mr. Frank DelPercio, a former baseball coach of mine. The excitement with which he presented the award to me was truely a memorable one. His tribute to Mr. Waldie at the awards ceremony was heartfelt and inspirational.

Sarah Spicuzza - 2007 Bethel Park Award. Recipient Name: Sarah Spicuzza
Award: 2007 Bethel Park Award

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.

Mark Meshanko - 2006 Bethel Park Award. Recipient Name: Mark Meshanko
Award: 2006 Bethel Park Award

Mark Meshanko received a $4000.00 Scholarship for The University of Pittsburgh/Honors..See an update on Mark under the Special Remarks section..

Meeting the Pope - 2006 Waldie/Shaeffer Award Winner. Recipient Name: Meeting the Pope
Award: 2006 Waldie/Shaeffer Award Winner

The 2006 Waldie/Shaeffer Award winner Adam Potter meets the Pope......priceless

Brian Fink - 2005 Bethel Park Award. Recipient Name: Brian Fink
Award: 2005 Bethel Park Award

University of Pittsburgh-Honors
$4000

Karen Vaughn - 2004 Bethel Park Award. Recipient Name: Karen Vaughn
Award: 2004 Bethel Park Award

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..

Jeff Mathews - 2003 1st Bethel Park Award Recipient. Recipient Name: Jeff Mathews
Award: 2003 1st Bethel Park Award Recipient

Our first recipient was Jeff Mathews,who received a $3000.00 Scholarship..

Special note from Jeff:

To be associated with a man like Kenny is a real honor..I will continue to keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers..Thank you once again and God Bless..

Recipient Name: Adam Potter
Award: Almanac Award

Penn-State-Behrend
$1000

Recipient Name: Aubra Thomas
Award: Almanac Award

US Naval Academy
$500

Recipient Name: Justin Pratt
Award: Almanac Award

Carnegie Mellon
$1000

Recipient Name: Mark Deluzio
Award: Almanac Award

US Naval Academy
$1000

Recipient Name: Tyler Haught
Award: Almanac Award

US Naval Academy
$1000

Upcoming Events.

Ken Waldie Memorial Golf Outing
October 6

Check-in time is 10:30 am $65 per person includes 18 holes, cart, hot dog & soda/beer after 9th hole, cash skill prizes (longest drive, closest to the pin, longest putt), donation to the Ken Waldie Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please make checks payable to "Ken Waldie Memorial Golf Outing" and mail to PO Box 162, Bethel Park PA 15102 by September 13, 2017. NO REFUNDS AFTER 9/22/17 Foursomes: Please attach a list of golfer's names with your check. Questions ? Contact : Mark Quinlan at 412 402-8557 Nick Johannes at 404 808-5858

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