Follow Up on Scholarship 2012 Winners

Contributed by Elizabeth Bauer

It’s four years later.  Where are they now and what did they do with our money?

They went to college, paid tuition, bought books and now work as interns!  The 2012 recipients of  scholarships funded by the Lake Heritage Fishing Club and Women’s Club have done well.  Kimberly Kasper and Samantha Markey both left Gettysburg High School and pursued their dream of attending college.

Kimberly went to The University of South Florida at Tampa but later transferred to Penn State, main campus.  She will graduate in Spring 2017.  This summer she is interning on Hilton Head at the Marriott Grande Ocean Resort in the activities department.

Kimberly’s major is Parks Tourism Management and Public Relations.  Upon graduation she hopes to secure employment in special events planning, resort recreation, or perhaps with the Wounded Warriors Project working to get soldiers back into the community through recreation.

Meeting people from around the country is the best part of college life according to Kimberly.

Samantha attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania.  She was part of graduation this past May.  She noted that although she walked in the ceremony, she needs to complete her current internship to be fully credited.  She is working at a physical therapy clinic in West Chester this summer.

Samantha’s major was Exercise Science with a concentration in pre-physical therapy.  Her goal is to become a certified physical therapist through further education.  Her plan is to take a year off from school, find employment in West Chester as a physical therapist aid, earn money and return to school.

Making friends was the best part of college for Samantha.  She noted that she roomed with the same girl all four years at West Chester.  They met on the first day of college and became fast friends.  Samantha was on the tennis team and also a member of the national honor fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi.

Although it is expected that scholarship winners will succeed, it is nice to know that it happens.  This follow-up confirms the worthiness of the Fishing Club and Women’s Club effort in raising funds and offering the annual scholarship as it has been doing for the past 12 years.