The Colonial School District Educational Foundation gave out four scholarships this year and also began the transition to take over the PW Scholarship Fund.
Mark Canale Scholarship
A new award for 2022, the Mark Canale Scholarship recognizes someone from the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program. This year’s winner is Alex Wilkie-Viscio. Alex is heading to Gettysburg College in the fall to study business management and play baseball.
“I want to give back to students who might not be taking the stereotypical path, like not going to a four-year college right away, or a student who may learn differently,” said Mark Canale, who graduated from PWHS in 2002. “AVID is a good match.”
Mike Brenner Scholarship and the Boys of 92 Scholarship
Jullian Williams was the winner of both the new Mike Brenner Scholarship and the Boys of 92 Scholarship. After rehabilitating an injury during football season, Jullian decided to go into Physical Therapy and will begin his schooling with two years at Montgomery County Community College and hopes to continue with a transfer to Widener University.
The Mike Brenner scholarship, given by the Brenner family, remembers a local man who loved basketball and supporting student athletes of all ages.
The Boys of 92 scholarship comes from a team of PWHS alumni looking to give back to a new generation of graduates.
Maddyn Shapiro is the recipient of the CSDEF Scholarship. As a student representative on the CSDEF Board, Maddyn had the opportunity to see how the Foundation operated behind the scenes and donated her time and talents to help with CSDEF initiatives. She will be attending the University of Michigan where she will be majoring in Psychology.
PW Scholarship Fund
The CSDEF coordinated $2,905 in donations for the PW Scholarship Fund in memory of retired Colonial principal Al Erb, who passed away in January. The Foundation will be taking over responsibility for the fund and distributing scholarships next year.