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Amershek awarded presidential scholarship

Published October 26. 2019 06:31AM

Emily Amershek of New Ringgold was among the 18 incoming students awarded four-year, full-tuition presidential scholarships at The University of Scranton.

Presidential scholarships are awarded to incoming first-year students with outstanding records in high school and notable community involvement. The scholarship covers four years of full tuition provided that the student maintains at least a 3.25 grade-point average.

Amershek graduated as valedictorian from Tamaqua Area High School. She was designated an AP Scholar and was awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society and English National Honor Society. She was captain of the varsity volleyball team and a student leader of Raiders Step-Up, a club which focused on improving mental health to prevent addiction.

Amershek volunteered with Big Brother Big Sister and youth group, and she tutored English, math and chemistry. A member of the University’s Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program, Amershek will major in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology on the pre-med track. She is the daughter of Tom and Melissa Amershek.

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