At the June meeting of the Vietnam Veterans of America Bucktail Chapter 720, scholarships were awarded to five area students. The $500 scholarship recipients were Benjamin Wortman of St. Marys, Sean Bennett of St. Marys, Jessica Franco of St. Marys, Elizabeth McAndrew of Brockway and Sarah Aravich of DuBois.
Each applicant was required to submit an essay from suggested topics concerning the Vietnam War. They also had to have a relative who had served during the Vietnam War.
Applications for a 2013 scholarship will be available at each schoolâ€™s Guidance Office during the next school term.
Pictured from left to right are: Ed Greenawalt, accepting for his grandson Sean Bennett; Benjamin Wortman; Sarah Aravich; Duey Geitner, scholarship committee member; Elizabeth McAndrew; and Linda Franco, accepting for her daughter, Jessica Franco.