Wyoming Area student Tristan Sokach-Minnick receives scholarship


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From left, John Kearns, West Pittston Tomorrow chairperson; Marilyn Jacobs, West Pittston Tomorrow board member and scholarship selection commitee member; Tristan Sokach-Minnick, scholarship recipient; Valerie Schultz, Ballyhoo co-owner and scholarship sponsor.


Jimmy Fisher | Sunday Dispatch


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    EXETER — West Pittston Tomorrow, along with local business Ballyhoo Ice Cream, announces that Wyoming Area Secondary Center senior Tristan Sokach-Minnick has been selected as the very first recipient of the newly established West Pittston Tomorrow Scholarship.

    Sokach-Minnick was selected from several candidates. His community activities as well as involvement in the community are what separated him from his peers.

    The project Sokach-Minnick is most proud of is a fundraiser he undertook on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout. He decided to head a project to support single women in need on behalf of his parish and the project far exceeded his expectations, creating a lasting connection between the women’s organization and the church today.

    Along with other classmates, Sokach-Minnick was also involved in the creation of a new club at Wyoming Area, the Environmental Awareness and Protection Club (LEAP) that focuses on community improvement and environment projects.

    He plans to pursue a degree in the environmental sciences and biology.

    This is the fist year for the West Pittston Tomorrow scholarship and it is awarded to a West Pittston resident based on academic achievement and community involvement.

    From left, John Kearns, West Pittston Tomorrow chairperson; Marilyn Jacobs, West Pittston Tomorrow board member and scholarship selection commitee member; Tristan Sokach-Minnick, scholarship recipient; Valerie Schultz, Ballyhoo co-owner and scholarship sponsor.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_WA-Scholarship.jpgFrom left, John Kearns, West Pittston Tomorrow chairperson; Marilyn Jacobs, West Pittston Tomorrow board member and scholarship selection commitee member; Tristan Sokach-Minnick, scholarship recipient; Valerie Schultz, Ballyhoo co-owner and scholarship sponsor. Jimmy Fisher | Sunday Dispatch

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