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April 14, 2014

Outstanding Young Woman program winners selected

JOHNSTOWN — The Cambria-Somerset Outstanding Young Woman Scholarship Program for the Class of 2015 was held Saturday at Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center.

Marissa Myers was named winner from Cambria County and Alexandra Mitchell was named winner from Somerset County.

Myers, a student at Penn Cambria High School, is the daughter of Matthew and Renee Myers. She performed a Broadway jazz dance.

Mitchell, a student at Rockwood Area High School, is the daughter of Darrell and Julie Mitchell. She performed a self-choreographed tap dance.

Kathleen O’Reilly, a Bishop McCort Catholic High School student, was named first runner-up, and Andrea Seitz, also from Bishop McCort, was named second runner-up for Cambria County.

Tabitha Weaver, a Windber Area High School student, was named first runner-up, and Mary Honkus, a Bishop McCort student, was named second runner-up for Somerset County.

Other winners include:

Keystone Award: Catherine Bender and Kathleen O’Reilly.

Essay Award: Madalyn Marker and Tabitha Weaver.

Interview Award: Tabitha Weaver and Kathleen O’Reilly.

Performing Arts Award: Tabitha Weaver and Marissa Myers.

Presence and Presentation Award: Mariah Wilde and Kathleen O’Reilly.

Fitness Award: Aubrey Koontz and Marissa Myers.

Scholastic Award: Alexandra Mitchell and Jessica Schulte.

Winners received scholarship money and an opportunity for scholarships at colleges and universities throughout the state.

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